Brussels loves AI

Why Brussels is the best place to open a European HQ for tech companies.

A recent report from EY shows that 2018 was an absolute record year for attracting foreign direct investments (FDI). A total of 278 foreign investment projects were initiated, representing a 29% increase on the previous year and creating an all-time high number of jobs (7,363). With this increase, Belgium is going against the European trend. More than 1500 international companies’ HQ are now already established in Brussels. The capital of Europe has everything a company needs: an open economy, business incentives and services, a strong infrastructure, and a talent pool of multilingual, highly skilled professionals in all sectors. Being the world’s 2nd most cosmopolitan city and located at the crossroads of Western European cultures, this is actually not very surprising.

Belgium has also essential assets regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). 
It has a tradition of world-class AI researchers, some of whom were at the cradle of artificial intelligence. Additionally, Belgium ranks 9th in the “Digital Economy and Society Index” within the EU with a society that largely embraces AI as a novel and promising technology rather than a threat.

The Brussels Region had a pioneering role in AI since long before it became a buzzword, hosting, for instance, the first academic laboratory dedicated to AI in Europe at the University of Brussels. The most active research groups are The IRIDIA laboratoryThe AI Experience Centre  and The Machine learning Group

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Prof Dr Hugues Bersini, founder of the AI lab of the ULB

 

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Prof Dr Ingrid Daubechies, The most cited Belgian mathematician, recognized for her study of the mathematical methods that enhance image-compression technology

 

Belgian employees are among the leaders in the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace. 54% of employees are already confronted with artificial intelligence at work or expect this to happen in the next two years. The Belgians are also predominantly positive about the use of AI at work. More than six in ten say that AI has a positive effect on their productivity. 

The Brussels Region also supports companies in their AI endeavours, both from innovation, technical, finance and a business point of view.

  1. Innoviris, the Brussels Region funding body, has been providing significant support to AI-related research and innovation, steadily ramping up its support programs in this field, with a dedicated budget of € 20M over the past 2 years. In particular, an AI call (“Team Up”) aimed at fostering collaboration between academia and industry was launched in 2017. This program reflects the Brussels Region approach to AI development, which emphasises collaborative research and open innovation.
  2. For the technical aspects, one can mention the leading role of Sirris Brussels, through its Elucidata laboratory, and of the Icity.Brussels technology hub, both co-funded by the Brussels Region and ERDF
  3. The finance.brussels group SRIB/GIMB aims at providing financial support for the creation, reorganisation or expansion of private companies located in the region. In addition to investment, they support entrepreneurs in all phases of their company’s development. BRUSTART provides financial solutions to young innovative companies that are in the launching or starting-up phase. It supports technological innovation through the seed-capital fund, which is directed towards spin-offs.
  4. As for the business aspects, the Region Brussels Capital launched in 2017 the Nexttech.brussels plan coordinated by hub.brussels and gathers main entities involved in AI in the Region. Moreover, hub.brussels and its cluster software.brussels provide tailor-made support and advice.

 

One other important aspect of the Brussels is their support for the Tech communities. The Region expects to continue building on the success of the Data Science Community, made of AI experts and practitioners. This community counts several thousand members and organizes more than a hundred events per year and one European Data Innovation Summit.
The region has co-financed a dedicated tech and starter Hub called DigitYser where communities can gather to boost their digital skills and raise awareness on AI and data literacy. 

DigitYser also is the regional driver of AI4Belgium the community-led approach to enable Belgian people and organisations to capture the opportunities of AI while facilitating the ongoing transition responsibly. AI 4 Belgium has the ambition to position Belgium in the European AI landscape. We are currently assisting the newly elected government to define their AI strategy based on the European recommendations.

The Brussels’ AI strategy is based on 6 pillars

  • Data literacy and AI training for all
  • Support R&D and promote innovation
  • Setting up a responsible data strategy and promote open data
  • Promote the use of AI in the private industries & SME’s
  • Promote the use of AI in the public sector
  • Position Brussels as the driving AI city of Europe 

More skills development is made possible with the development of new training programs, namely with the Microsoft AI School, the Big Data Bxl and AI Black Belt initiative.

3 tech hubs are promoting AI actively:

  • Becentral – The digital campus of Brussels
  • Betacowork – Coworking and Community for freelancers & entrepreneurs.
  • DigitYser – The home of the AI & datascience community in Brussels

Brussels and Antwerp are in the top 15 hubs of artificial intelligence talent in Europe, according to a new report from the international venture capital firm Atomico. That is one of the conclusions in ‘The State of European Tech‘, a new report from venture firm Atomico and the Finnish tech conference Slush published in 2016. Atomico and Slush use LinkedIn data as a source for their conclusions. To be more precise: cities with the highest amount of LinkedIn members with AI skills.

Our main argument is that Brussels is also a very pleasant place to live and a family-friendly environment blessed with a welcoming heart. A business city teeming with opportunities, but also a relaxing home, ideal for enjoying life’s sweeter side. Lying at the crossroads of Western Europe’s cultures while being home to so many citizens from all over the world definitely makes Brussels a human-sized global city where local culture and cosmopolitanism get along perfectly.

So in summary here are the top 7 reasons to put Brussels in your shortlist:

  1. Located in the centre of Europe, 
  2. Low cost of living and high quality of life,
  3. Available AI talent at an acceptable price 
  4. Top universities and innovation programs, 
  5. Practical Regional & Federal support, 
  6. Very active AI communities and expert groups
  7. Tech & starters’ hubs to host and support your new venture  

Looking at this it is not surprising that Brussels has become the best place to open a European HQ for a tech company.

 

About the author: 

Philippe Van Impe is the driver of the AI & data science community of Belgium, the founder of DigitYser – the tech & starters’ hub of Brussels and a business coach for companies who wants to start their European HQ in Brussels.

 

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Jobs – VUB – RESEARCH POSITION IN DATA ANALYTICS

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RESEARCH

The Data Analytics Laboratory within the Business Technology & Operations (BUTO) department at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School is looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong abilities and interest to perform research in the field of data analytics for carrying out a research project in close collaboration with a company, with the aim to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics.

The topic of the research project concerns the development of a framework for integrating data analytics applications and the development of profit-driven data analytics to support customer relationship management, with the aim to optimize customer lifetime value, by analysing large amounts of structured customer interaction data, marketing campaign data and financial information. By integrating various types of analyses and predictions, the aim is to provide detailed and actionable insight and feedback for optimized managerial decision-making.

The candidate is expected to conceptually develop and implement these applications by analysing available real-life data in close collaboration with and at location of the involved company. The project will require a thorough study of analytical approaches as well as the specific field of application. Upon successful realization of the project, the candidate will dispose of a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in applying and implementing analytics projects within a company setting.

The Data Analytics Laboratory is a vibrant research team of data scientists which actively engage in research projects with the industry for developing innovative business applications of Big Data Analytics. For more information, visit data-lab.be.

TEACHING

Teaching exercises related to the course Statistics II for economic sciences to bachelor students.
Supervising bachelor paper and master thesis projects.
The teaching assignment relates to the research project, and will allow the candidate to reinforce his/her background knowledge on basic statistical principles, underlying the more advanced data analytical approaches.

OTHER

The candidate will have to assist in surveying the computer rooms (one evening per week, 16h-20h).

FURTHER DETAILS

Place of employment: Brussels (VUB, campus Etterbeek). For more information, please contact Wouter Verbeke: +32 629 20 53 or wouter.verbeke@vub.be

PROFILE

The candidate has an academic Master degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Engineering, Applied Economics, Applied Sciences or Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Informatics, etc.), and combines strong quantitative and problem solving skills with a profound interest in business and management.

Excellent written and spoken knowledge of Dutch and English.

Preferably, the candidate possesses the following skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of data analysis (statistics, analytics, machine learning)
Programming skills (e.g., R, Matlab, SAS, Python, Java)
Strong communication skills verbal and written (essential!)

OFFER

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
More information is available at vub.ac.be under the heading “future employees”.

Additional information

  • Planned starting date: 01/12/2017
  • Length of contract: 1 year, initially, extendable upon positive evaluation
  • Deadline for application: 31/11/2017
  • Contact person Wouter Verbeke
  • Contact telephone +32 2 629 20 53
  • Contact e-mail wouter.verbeke@vub.be
  • Applications can be submitted directly by contacting wouter.verbeke@vub.be or online via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A CV
  • A concise motivation of the reason for applying including relevant experience (research activities, study stays etc.)
  • A copy of the master degree

Jobs – ULB – Postdoc in Data Science/Deep Learning/Big Data Mining for fraud detection

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/211909


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science › Cybernetics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2017 00:00 – Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2018

Position Description

Applications are invited for full-time post-doctoral (3 years) research position at the Machine Learning Group, Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

The vacancy is available to be filled in February (earliest) till April (at the latest). The researcher is expected to carry out fundamental research in Data Science/Machine Learning/Big Data Mining and to take an active role in an applied research project on deep learning for credit card fraud detection which is funding the position.

The Machine Learning Group, ULB is a research group that carries out theoretical research on statistical machine learning, predictive modeling and computational statistics, and takes part in several applied research projects in domains as diverse as big data mining, bioinformatics to biomedical engineering and fraud detection.

Located in heart of Brussels, the Université Libre de Bruxelles is renowned for quality research through its prestigious affiliate research centers and world renowned faculty. Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union, is a cosmopolitan city renowned for its picturesque squares and buildings, serene parks and gardens and a very vibrant cultural life spiced up by many international languages.

Deadline

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as positions will remain open until filled by suitable candidates.

Contact

Candidates are invited to send their CV with the detailed list of publications, their PhD thesis and the name of at least 2 reference persons  in .pdf format by email to gbonte@ulb.ac.be.

The subject field of your email must include MLG-JOB: research position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ULB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. ULB wishes to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science › Cybernetics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 – 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should have a recent PhD on a subject related to data mining, statistical machine learning or computational statistics. In particular, any research experience on data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, or fraud detection will be an asset.

Applicants are expected to have strong programming skills, the ability to work independently, strong interpersonal skills, good writing and oral communication.

Upon offer of a position in MLG-ULB, the candidates who are non-EU citizens are required to obtain an appropriate long-term Schengen visa; further information is available from their nearest Belgian embassy.

Job – DATA-SCIENTIST – Koning Boudewijnstichting

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Samen werken aan een betere samenleving

De Koning Boudewijnstichting heeft als opdracht bij te dragen tot een betere samenleving.

De Stichting is in België en Europa een actor van verandering en innovatie in dienst van het algemeen belang en van de maatschappelijke cohesie. Ze zet zich in om een maximale impact te realiseren door de competenties van organisaties en personen te versterken. Ze stimuleert doeltreffende filantropie bij personen en ondernemingen.

Integriteit, transparantie, pluralisme, onafhankelijkheid, respect voor diversiteit en bevorderen van solidariteit zijn haar belangrijkste waarden.

Haar actiedomeinen momenteel zijn armoede en sociale rechtvaardigheid, filantropie, gezondheid, maatschappelijk engagement, ontwikkeling van talenten, democratie, Europese integratie, erfgoed en ontwikkelingssamenwerking.

De Koning Boudewijnstichting beschikt over heel wat kwantitatieve en kwalitatieve data over haar projecten. Dit is een enorme bron aan informatie, die op haar beurt weer input kan geven voor nieuwe initiatieven.

De Koning Boudewijnstichting is op zoek naar een

DATA-SCIENTIST (m/v)
Contract van twee jaar

Profiel
– je hebt ervaring met big data en structureren van data bv. Python (pandas, numpy), R, Spark, ….
– je kan een strategie definiëren om inzichten uit gegevens te extraheren
– je kan data consolideren en harmoniseren
– je kan datamodellen en data-analyses ontwikkelen
– je hebt interesse in de maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen van de actiedomeinen van de Stichting
– je wil graag de bron aan informatie van de Koning Boudewijnstichting beter en meer exploreren maar ook naar extra data op zoek gaan en de cases op een out-of-the-box manier aanpakken
– je hebt een ondernemende en enthousiasmerende attitude, identificeert opportuniteiten en neemt initiatief
– je werkt autonoom en hebt duidelijke verantwoordelijkheden, maar bent tezelfdertijd een teamplayer

Je hebt
– een master diploma in informatica, informatiemanagement, computerwetenschappen, statistiek of gelijkaardig
– bijzondere affiniteit met de thema’s van de Stichting
– uitstekende intermenselijke vaardigheden
– mondelinge en redactionele vaardigheden
– een gezonde dosis emotionele en sociale intelligentie
– talenkennis : Nederlands als moedertaal en een zeer goede kennis van het Frans en het Engels
– kennis van de courante softwarepakketten Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint en sociale media

Wij bieden

– een voltijds contract van bepaalde duur (twee jaar)
– een inhoudelijk boeiende en gevarieerde job met veel autonomie en contacten
– een open, dynamische en menselijke sfeer
– een aantrekkelijk salaris met voordelen
– een flexibele werkregeling (glijdende uren, telewerk)

De Koning Boudewijnstichting wil de samenleving waarvoor zij zich inzetten zo goed mogelijk weerspiegelen. Kandidaten worden dan ook geselecteerd op basis van hun kwaliteiten en vaardigheden, ongeacht geslacht, afkomst of beperking. Als je een beperking hebt, laat ons dat vooraf weten. We zorgen ervoor dat je in de best mogelijke omstandigheden kunt deelnemen aan de selecties.

Meer jobs? kom dan naar de JobFair op 28 September.

Schrijf je in voor de JobFair van de data science Community dat doorgaat op DigitYser op 28 September.

#datascience JobFair will take place at Digityser on September 28th – come and meet 20 recruiting companies and over 70 candidates.
Companies can book their place by sending an e-mail to training@di-academy.com
Jobseekers can book their place though EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2x4YO79

Interesse om rechtstreeks te soliciteren?

Stuur uw brief + c.v. tegen uiterlijk 30 september 2017 naar mevrouw Pascale Criekemans, Brederodestraat 21 in 1000 Brussel of per e-mail : criekemans.p@kbs-frb.be
Voor meer info kan u bellen naar 02/549 02 14 of op kbs-frb.be

Job @ Medialaan: Data Quality expert

Are you passionate about Data Crunching and keen on having business impact?

We are looking for a talented Data Quality Expert!

You will be part of our dynamic Research & Marketing team and report to the CRM manager of our central unit.

The Central CRM unit is a department in the organization that gives strategic and operational advice in how to build a trustworthy 2-way relationship with our customers. Our unit is charged with supporting a wide range of internal users and we help them to take important business decisions and to steer the strategy of the company.

Your Challenge:

Set up a Data Governance program together with all stakeholders (IT, Marketing, Sales…) that describes the establishment and deployment of roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures concerning the acquisition, maintenance, dissemination and disposition of our data.

You main tasks are:

  • Identify, assess, fix, document, and communicate potential quality issues in the way data are collected, stored, processed, or used.
  • Understanding the data, looking for discrepancies, inconsistencies, data redundancy and taking steps to solve data deficiencies.
  • Be responsible for the enrichment of our data to create added value.
  • Continuous Monitoring output data quality through KPI dashboards and reports and make recommendations based on the outcome.
  • You are the person that leads all data quality related projects, which includes writing business requirements, managing the scope, budget and risks etc.
  • You have a crucial role in helping the organization to understand the value and impact of good data quality.

 

Additionally you will:

  • Setup business and validation rules together with stakeholders that govern our data.
  • Be responsible for business processes that create or change data.
  • Automation of solutions for data quality issues associated with all sorts of data (customer data, mobile data, online data, financial data etc.).
  • Design, implementation and testing of (automated) DQ processes; for example data cleansing operations or deduplication.
  • You contribute to the continuous improvement of our Data Governance methodology to keep it tuned with technology evolution (unstructured data, cloud, data privacy, …)
  • You act in a cross-functional team and work closely with our IT department.

 

Your profile: 

  • You have a passion for information management and you are challenged by the data struggle many companies are facing at the moment. You have good analytical skills and you are able to communicate both in business as well as in technical language.
  • You have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience as an analyst in a Data Quality and/or Business Intelligence environment.
  • You possess a basic understanding of data models and architecture, data governance/data management concepts, approaches, methodologies and tools.
  • You are good in translating analytical results into business concepts.
  • You have strong programming skills, preferably in SQL.
  • Knowledge of Tableau is also a plus.
  • You have strong communication skills and like to take initiative.
  • You like to work independently, to take ownership and you are accountable.
  • You have a solid understanding of the business and the importance of Data Quality.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are an objective and diplomatic person that likes to work in a team.
  • You are solution-minded.

 

Intrigued? Please send your motivation letter and resume to Sharon.degens@medialaan.be Maybe you can join our new CRM unit and build a great data story at MEDIALAAN.

Coached Mooc opportunity – Learn Apache Spark this Summer with edX

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This would fit perfectly in our coached Moocs sessions.

Data Science 101

edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses:

  1. Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark
  2. Scalable Machine Learning

The first course starts June 1, 2015, and lasts four weeks. The second course starts in late June and lasts five weeks.

The courses are free but verifiable certificates can be purchased for $50 per course.

If you have been hoping to learn Spark, this might be just the opportunity your were waiting for.

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Job – Isabel – Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

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Have you secured your seat for the Data Innovation Summit yet ? #DIS2015

 

 

Goal of the Function

The function of Business Intelligence Developer is to develop new and to enhance/maintain existing reporting solutions within the context of Isabel.

The BI developer will also define and maintain a set of guidelines and best practices on developing reporting solutions in an Agile environment. Furthermore, continuous improvement is required to ensure that the reporting solutions are and remain maintainable at the lowest possible cost.

All this is done to ensure that the BICC can provide information that meets the needs of Isabel, to use within the company or to provide it to external stakeholders (like the banks).

All this is done with the highest quality so the users of the BI information can be sure that it is conform the reality. Continuous learning and improvement are as such an integral part of the function.

All this is applicable to all the current and future BI information.

 

Areas of Result

As a BI developer, you are using SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and Sharepoint to develop ETL-packages, DWH-tables, OLAP-cubes, reports and dashboards.

You are responsible for translating functional requirements into technical details and establishing these on the BI platform.

You implement reports, dashboards and analytic solutions using SQL Reporting Services, Excel, PowerView and Sharepoint, for providing predefined reporting solutions.

You also use these tools to implement end-user self-service reporting solutions, this way allowing power users to use the BI data in SQL Server Analysis Services cubes for analysis purposes.You support colleagues in all departments of the company in using both reporting solutions (predefined & self-service) and, if needed, develop ad hoc queries to meet business requirements.

You follow up the execution of already implemented BI solutions and intervene in case of technical issues or incidents.

 

Personal skills:

Able to work effectively in a team environment.Work accurate, with eye for quality and details.

 

Technical skills:

SQL Server database + all products of the Microsoft BI suite (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, MDS, Sharepoint)

Preferably 3 – 5 years of experience in a similar position

 

Language skills:

Preferably 3-ligual – English/Dutch/French

 

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

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Job – Keyrus – Data Science consultant – Brussels

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Vanessa Closset from Keyrus just used our easy job update form  to advertise for free the following data driven job opportunity.

 

Duties and responsibilities

As a Data Scientist, you will need a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as programming experience to be able to analyse large data sets of information with the appropriate tools and techniques in order to deliver insightful and actionable information in an impactful manner.

Your main mission will consist of working with our customers and understanding their business context. This unique role will engage you with the business by addressing strategic and tactical questions through the use of data mining and data visualization techniques, including pattern detection, graph analysis or statistical analysis. You’ll be challenged to propose innovative ways of addressing problems with alternative options and creative and workable solutions. You will also use the new visualisation tools to present your validated findings in a clear and precise manner to non-technical people.

You will be exposed to different sectors and company functions. You will work most of the time at client sites in Belgium.

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • Master or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or any related field
  • Passionate about data and/or statistical analysis, with mathematics and causal modeling skills
  • Strong programming skills such as Java and/or Python
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling and tools (SAS, R, Matlab…), SQL and data mining is required. Knowledge of machine learning, Hadoop or other Big Data frameworks is a plus
  • At ease in manipulating and analysing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from various sources
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: you have the ability to communicate results clearly to non-technical colleagues
  • Strong analytical competencies and excellent creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience in Data Visualisation (knowledge of Business Intelligence Reporting & Analysis tools)
  • Overall knowledge of Business Intelligence is an asset; in particular data modeling, ETL, and reporting tools
  • Fluent in Dutch and/or French and English

What we offer

Keyrus offers a working environment and projects that attract the best people working in business intelligence, data analytics and performance management. Working on diverse and challenging projects, you will have the opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary IT/business skills to help you build a strong career path.

You will receive a training budget to support and sustain your skills and an attractive salary package including a company car and other benefits.

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

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Job- CSC – Business / Functional Analysts Banking (Credits)

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Besides industry knowledge, we look for people who are willing to listen to our clients, have an analytical mindset and are able to participate in large and complex projects.

You will join the existing CSC-team and perform consulting missions with clients in the banking industry.

 

Your Role:

  • You analyze and document clients’ processes and business requirements for software applications;
  • You construct conceptual data, business rules and process models;
  • You provide business process and re-engineering support to banking companies;
  • You facilitate meetings with clients to gather and document requirements and explore potential solutions;
  • You participate in workgroups and work sessions with business and technical consultants to explore business process improvements and re-engineering opportunities.

 

Your Profile:

  • You have a higher education background and 3 to 12 years experience within a banking company or as a specialized banking consultant with focus on Credits;
  • You have business process knowledge in the banking industry (with focus on credits), as well as a good understanding of the market and products;
  • You are eager to support banking customers in their transition to customer-centric, multi-channel marketing organizations, in their transition from “bricks” to “clicks”.
  • You are familiar with different kind of credit products and have solid experience and in depth knowledge of the end-to-end credit processes in the banking industry;
  • You are able to construct credit process models;
  • As well as possessing strong communication, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, you are capable of working with our clients in English, Dutch and French.

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

Here is the original  jobpost .

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Job – AlphaCredit – Business Intelligence Expert

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Voor onze afdeling Finance Business Reporting en Management Control zijn wij op zoek naar (m/v), Business Intelligence Expert (2-talig N/F)

Functieomschrijving:

De Business Intelligence Expert is verantwoordelijk voor de algemene werking van de ‘Business Intelligence’-processen en tools en het beheer van de onderliggende data. Daarnaast zal de Business Intelligence Expert ook een actieve rol spelen in de implementatie van nieuwe ‘Business Intelligence’-projecten. 

Je staat in voor algemene werking van Business Intelligence (BI):

  • Je bent de interface met het management van AlphaCredit voor BI-definities, BI-eisen en BI-behoeften;
  • Je begrijpt de behoeften van de afdelingen die werken met BI en vertaalt deze naar eisen voor de BI-software;
  • Je vertegenwoordigt de BI-belangen in boards en toezichtsorganen;
  • Je bevordert het gebruik van op feiten gebaseerde informatie en implementeert hierop gebaseerde processen in de organisatie;
  • Je definieert en implementeert een BI-strategie voor AlphaCredit, rekening houdend met BNP Paribas groepsinitiatieven;
  • Je begeleidt het bouwen van nieuwe rapporten, je valideert de inhoud van de nieuwe rapporten, en je werkt aan continue verbetering van de rapportering en data definities;
  • Je houdt toezicht op de interactie met IT-teams die werken aan BI-oplossingen;
  • Je fungeert als de primaire expertgebruiker van de BI-installatie(s) en blijft sterk betrokken bij veranderingen in de BI-systemen op basis van behoeften van de diensten;
  • Je waakt over de metadatalaag van de BI-tool en onderhoudt deze.

Je speelt een actieve rol in de realisatie van BI-projecten:

  • Je bent mee verantwoordelijk voor een vlotte realisatie van de BI-projecten. Je kan daarbij rekenen op de bijstand van een business project manager;
  • Je fungeert als expert in de BI-projecten en zorgt daarbij dat de kwaliteit van de BI-projecten gegarandeerd wordt;
  • Je zorgt ervoor dat de ontwikkelingen van nieuwe BI-projecten in lijn liggen met de datadefinities en processen binnen AlphaCredit;
  • Je bent betrokken bij data-gerelateerde projecten om te waken over data-consistentie.

Jouw profiel:

  • Je beschikt over een Masterdiploma in beleidsinformatica of handelsingenieur, of bent gelijkgesteld door ervaring;
  • Je beschikt over een rijke ervaring met ‘Business Intelligence’-systemen en -processen; ervaring in IBM Cognos 10 en/of SPSS is een bijkomende troef;
  • Je bent gepassioneerd door data en je hebt een goede technische bagage;
  • Je bent vlot in het Nederlands en in het Frans (zowel mondeling als schriftelijk) en je beschikt over een goede kennis van het Engels;
  • Je hebt ervaring in Project Management en hebt meegewerkt aan verscheidene BI-projecten;
  • Je hebt een logische en analytische geest;
  • Je hebt uitstekende mondelinge en schriftelijke communicatievaardigheden;
  • Een goede kennis van de financiële sector is een troef.

Ons aanbod:

We bieden je een boeiende en afwisselende job met de nodige opleidingsmogelijkheden en doorgroeikansen binnen een sterke groep. Het niveau van de functie zal afhankelijk zijn van jouw ervaring en competenties.
Je krijgt een contract van onbepaalde duur en een competitief salaris, aangevuld met een uitgebreid pakket extralegale voordelen (verzekeringen, maaltijdcheques, extralegale verlofdagen, …).

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

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