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.
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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.
21:00 New Years Drink at the Opinio