Meetup – August 1st – Q&A on GDPR implementation

 

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Data Science Community and Legal Hackers join forces to untangle the GDPR mystery and to propose a workable and easy to use framework to allow each datascientist to stay inside the legal boundaries.

At first sight, it may not look so, but lawyers and data scientist have things in common. One of those things is the struggle with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDRP”). Each looks at it from a different perspective. Often they have the same goal: support the business in handling and using (personal) data “responsably”, like a “good head of the family”, in line with the state-of-the-art and the law.

This is one of the conclusion we made from the “data science and ethics” event in June.

So let’s try something. Let’s join forces and exchange best practices in a “questions and answers” session on GDPR implementation.

The idea

The idea is the enter the meeting with questions… and to come out of it with (some) answers.

As for the questions, please, do one on of the following:

  • raise them in the comment section
  • if you want, prepare a short presentation to give some context or an overview
  • keep a little notebook for them and bring it to the meetup

The questions can be legal, technical, organisational, practical,… We hope to gather all types of skills in the room to find the answers. Note that this also means that you don’t per se have to (already) be involved in the implementation at your company at present. The questions of people a bit further from a practical implementation may shed a fresh light on things.

As for the answers. They could be:

  • a clear view on the theory,
  • potential tooling,
  • templates or (anonymised) examples,

The approach

ASSEMBLY – Depending on the size of the group of attendees and the interests, we could go over all the questions in a single group or break up in sub-groups. In the latter case, we would assemble at the beginning (for an introduction) and at the end of the session (for a short report on each sub-group).

CONFIDENTIALITY – For people to open up in the meeting, we emphasize the commitment to confidentiality of all the attendees. Everything shared in the context of the event (prior to it, during and afterwards) should be kept confidential. So be careful when tweeting, taking photographs, making (video) recordings,… The practical information received can at best only be used anonymously (without reference to the source) and obfuscated (commingled amongst other sources). If you are not sure, explicitly ask the source if and how to use the info or material.

INFORMALITY – The approach is rather informal. This also means that any answers etc. are not advice and just a best effort nudge in a (good) direction. We don’t want anybody to worry about being called on for being open or offering an opinion during the meeting.

The joint forces

This organisation is a joint effort of (at least) two communities in Brussels:

 

What if it works?

If this seems to work out fine, we are considering organising this once every month or every two weeks.

Let’s “Team Up” to develop and use AI

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Dear friends of the community, Let’s “Team Up” to develop and use AI, join the matchmaking event on January 17th.

Please register on the the website from InnovIris:  http://3cf7a07cb448.fikket.com/event/team-up-matchmaking-event

The first edition of the brand new Innoviris program Team Up will be dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

This year Innoviris has decided to free up more than 4M€ for Artificial Intelligence. The objective? Develop the excellence of research, encourage technology transfer, push the use of artificial intelligence in enterprises and ultimately develop new or improved products, processes and services.

By participating in this event you will (re)discover the wealth of opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence, get inspiration, let ideas emerge, meet the actors of AI in Brussels and thus identify partners to set up projects. You’ll also receive all useful information on the currently open call for proposals (deadline: 31/03/2017).

Collaboration is the key to success of this project call, so do not miss this opportunity to meet your future project partners !

Programme of the afternoon

 

  • 3.30 – 4.00 pm – Welcome
  • 4.00 – 5.00 pm – Inspiration

Cognitive computing from Jeopardy win to fighting cancer: 
Philippe Dubernard – IBM Watson, Cognitive Solutions Team

AI in Brussels: the academic perspective
Tom Lenaerts – ULB- Machine Learning Group, Belgian AI Researchers portal

Turning artificial intelligence into business value, perspective from an SME
Christophe Chatillon – CEO TAPPTIC

  • 5.00 – 5.15 pm – InformationPresentation of the Call for projects by Innoviris
  • 5.15 – 6.30 pmTeam Up!
    Matchmaking session
  • 6.30 – 7.30 pm – Walking dinner & networking

You already want more information ? 

You are an entrepreneur or a researcher and you want to be part of the AI transformation? Click on those links, get all the useful information on the call for projects and submit your expression of interest and project idea.

Your Innoviris contact person: Jonathan Duplicy
jduplicy@innoviris.brussels | 02.600.50.52
Chaussée de Charleroi 110  1060 Bruxelles
Tél (FR) : 32 2 600 50 36  – Tel (NL) : 32 2 600 50 37
Fax : 32 2 600 50 47  – E-mail : info@innoviris.brussels


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Thank you for supporting the European Data Innovation Hub
Vorstlaan 23, bus 411 – 1170 Brussels
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Join us on March 30th for the diSummit in Brussels.

Tickets are currently available for sale on Eventbrite

Reply to the call for speakers before January 15th.

 

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Data Science Community reached 2500 meetup members !

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Dear Friends,

I’m please to announce that our meetup group has just reached 2.500 members.

Thank you for supporting the European Data Innovation Hub

 

Join our different communication channels & groups to be the first informed:

Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

Philippe Van Impe
pvanimpe@dihub.eu

 

OCT20 – FREE Meetup about Process Mining @VUBrussel

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18:30 Update on the activities of the Data Science Community

Confirmed speakers:

19:00 Jochen De Weerdt (KU Leuven) : Process mining – Making data science actionable

19:30 Mieke Jans (UHasselt): The art of building valuable event logs out of relational databases

20:00 Pieter Dyserinck (ING) & Pieter Van Bouwel (Python Predictions): Process mining, the road to a superior customer experience

20:30 Open discussion and flash presentations. Startups welcome.

20:40 Networking and drinks @ ‘t Complex situated above the swimming pool

Reserve your seat here

Sept 8th 18:00 – Start of Data Science Antwerp

  • Prof David Martens, Vincent Van Look & Michaël Peeters are initiating this new meetup location for the data science community at the University of Antwerp.
    Bart De Wever will do the opening speech.Agenda :18.00 – 18.15  Introductie van Antwerp DSC18.15 – 18.45  Bart De Wever (mayor Antwerpen)

    18.45 – 19.15  TextGain: Real-time text mining applications: finding customers, cyberbullies and jihadist  by Guy De Pauw, Tom De Smedt and Walter Daelemans

    19.15 – 19.45  City of Things: Data Science with Internet of Things Data by Philip Leroux

    19.45 – 20.15  Telenet: Deriving insights for improved viewing experience through audience analytics by Kurt Vanmechelen

    20.15- 23.00   Networking

    Register her for this meetup:

    Each month we organize a Meetup in Brussels focused on a specific DataScience topic.

     

Data Science Meetup about the Panama Papers with Mar Cabra

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There was a big crowd attending inspiring talk by Mar Cabra from ICIJ last Thursday at the Data Science Meetup at the VUBrussels.

mar cabraMar gave a whole new meaning to Messi data. This data was originally obtained from an anonymous source by reporters at the German newspaper Süeddeustche Zeitung, who asked ICIJ to organize a global reporting collaboration to analyze the files.

More than 370 reporters in nearly 80 countries probed the files for a year. Their investigations uncovered the secret offshore holdings of 12 world leaders, more than 128 other politicians and scores of fraudsters, drug traffickers and other criminals whose companies had been blacklisted in the US and elsewhere.

Here is the link to her presentation.

The data is available and can be downloaded ! users are now able to search through the data and visualize the networks around thousands of offshore entities, including, when available, Mossack Fonseca’s internal records of the company’s true owners. The interactive database  also includes information about more than 100,000 additional companies that were part of the 2013 ICIJ Offshore Leaks investigation.

Try it yourself and download the database:

Some interesting links:

We were very happy that she could come to do this for our community. Although we did not record the presentation, here are two videos for info:

How the ICIJ Used Neo4j to Unravel the Panama Papers – Mar Cabra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S20XMQyvANY
(very similar to last night, from GraphConnect Europe in London on 26th April);

The Making of a Scoop – The Panama Papers (W.Krach,
Süddeutsche Zeitung & K.Auletta) | DLDnyc 16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yfq1gwAQZE

 

 

 

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.
Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.
Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry.

New Years Drink @VUB – Januari 21 18:30

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Dear Friends,

You are kindly invited to our New Year’s drink in the Opinio @VUB after our first meetup of the year focusing on Climate change and what the data science community could do.

Join us next Thursday 21/1 at the VUB for a #Data4Good meetup organised by the Brussels Data Science Community about Climate and #datascience with Kris Peeters, Philippe Van Impe, Jeff R Noel, Matthew Porcelli, Christophe Vercarre, Maarten Lambrechts.

Register Here

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Agenda:

18:30 Update on the activities of the HUB and the latest news on our community

19:00 The weather Company shows their dataset and how it can be used.

• Part 1: Why Businesses Can Create Better Outcomes as the Climate Changes

 Description: Climate change is causing more extreme weather.  Businesses and governments must prepare for extreme weather.  There is no reason weather is an excuse for poor outcomes (business and public), better decisions can be made.

 Speaker and biography:  Jeff Noel, The Weather Company, Business Development Director – IBM Strategic Partnership
— Topics covered by the first topic:    == Big Data and IoT:  Why weather is a Big Deal to IBM and you    == Leveraging data to make decisions that make a difference: Examples    == Preparing for the Future

• Part 2: Weather Data, a true IOT Story

 Description: The Weather Company collects data from many sources and uses this data to improve understanding of current conditions and forecasts globally.  The data is extensive and easily leveraged to deliver new solutions.

 Speaker and biography:  Matthew Porcelli, The Weather Company, Senior Sales Engineer – IBM Partnership     —

— Topics covered by the second topic:    == Explore why weather data is a key part of IOT:  Types and structure    == Enterprise Global data from APIs:  API structure and using the data    == There is so much more!

19:45 Christophe Vercarre is active in different sustainability projects from Futureproofed.

Futureproofed is the leading sustainability consultancy in Belgium since 14 years, addressing climate change with business models, objectively measuring and mapping organisations’ impact, developing best possible business solutions to minimise environmental impact and market testing them with customers for maximum revenue impact. Serge de Gheldere and his international team of engineers and economists develop tools and strategies for decision-makers in a climate-challenged and competitive world.

20:05 The stories of  Maarten Lambrechts can be found in De TIJD, he is a Data  visualizer and storyteller and has prepared a story on “How Belgium is heating up, the making of”

20:30 Kris Peeters is the founder of Dataminded, a company specialized in Datascience and BigData technology. His talk will focus on “how can we help climate scientists with modern data technology?” – Kris build a ‘open source’ demo using 4 years NASA satellite pictures of the world showing how CO2 is spread over the countries.

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21:00 New Years Drink at the Opinio

 

 

 

January Meetup – Climate Change – Call for papers

How can #datascience help fight earth warming?

Let’s do a data4good meetup in January and tackle the climate change issues and see how the biggest economic and social opportunity of all time could be facilitated by modern datasciences.

The subject of the January meetup will be in line with today’s news. In a series of presentations we will see what #datascience experts can bring to the table to work on these devastating issues.

Time for action ! Time for you to take actions ! This meetup will be all about your actions, your presentation, your ideas, the floor will be all yours. -> reserve your speaking slot now.

 

Call for paper:

 

Register for free:

How can #datascience help fight earth warming?

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016, 6:30 PM

VUB – Aula QB
Pleinlaan 2B – 1050 Brussels, BE

1 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Time for action ! Time for you to take actions ! This meetup will be all about your actions, your presentation, your ideas, the floor will be all yours.Respond to the call for presentations, and reserve your speaking slot,  please send an email to [masked].The Biggest Economic And Social Opportunity Of All Time could be facilitated by m…

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List of Open Data Portals from Around the World by DataPortals.org

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We will have a special meetup about Using Open data to promote Data Innovation on Thursday, November 26, 2015 @VUB. Here is a Comprehensive List of Open Data Portals from Around the World.

DataPortals.org is the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world. It is curated by a group of leading open data experts from around the world – including representatives from local, regional and national governments, international organisations such as the World Bank, and numerous NGOs.

The alpha version of DataPortals.org was launched at OKCon 2011 in Berlin. We have plenty of useful improvements and features in the pipeline, which will be launched over the coming months.

If you have an idea for a feature you think we should add, please let us know via the discussion forum.

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The Open Definition sets out principles that define “openness” in relation to data and content.

It makes precise the meaning of “open” in the terms “open data” and “open content” and thereby ensures quality and encourages compatibility between different pools of open material.

It can be summed up in the statement that:

“Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose(subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness).”

Put most succinctly:

“Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone forany purpose

Meetup – OCT22 – Brussels – A journey through advanced analytics in insurance

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Data science is going to drastically change the insurance industry. Through the analysis and exploitation of massive data, the possibilities opened up by Big Data will have a long-term impact on the market. Data science will allow insurance companies to offer better services individually adjusted to the uses and needs of its beneficiaries.

Agenda:

18:30 monthly update by Philippe Van Impe

19:00  « Geographical pricing in Motor Insurance »
by Xavier Maréchal from Reacfin.

19:25 « A journey through advanced analytics in insurance »
by Colin Molter from AXA

19:50 « Data-drive valuation as an alternative for a grid @ fire insurance  »
by Michaël Peeters from Mimec

20:15 « Overview of the activities of the Fintech community »
by Eric Rodriguez &  Toon Vanagt

20:40 « series of open 5 minutes presentation from anyone with an opinion or interesting project »

  • Noisy Channels by Filip Deryckere
  • Brainvolve by Steven De Blieck
  • transformy.io by Tomas Broodcoorens

21:10 Netorking at the Opinio

Register for free:

The Value of Advanced Analytics in the Insurance business

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015, 6:30 PM

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VUB Pleinlaan 2B – 1050 Brussels, BE

123 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Data science is going to drastically change the insurance industry. Through the analysis and exploitation of massive data, the possibilities opened up by Big Data will have a long-term impact on the market. Data science will allow insurance companies to offer better services individually adjusted to the uses and needs of its beneficiaries.Agenda:…

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