Workshop #2 : Telecom Data & HIV Drug Resistance

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Dear Friends,

Come and join us for the second workshop in preparation to the HIV Hack!

Let’s Tackle together the emergence of HIV drug resistance

In the first part, Dalberg Data Insights ( will share with us how telecom data can be of use to help in public health issues.

In the second part, Marie-Pierre de Béthune will give us an overview of what HIV is, beyond the biology.

Be sure to come!


Register here 


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Sundar Singaravel- Ignite Speaker at DIS 2017

Sundar Singaravel obtained a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology from the Eindhoven University of Technology, dis17_speaker_sundar-swhere he specialised in the area of Building Performance Simulation (BPS). He continued working in the building sector for about four years, developing design strategies for energy performance, natural ventilation, indoor comfort and fire safety. Strategies developed were for both building systems/installations and building design located in Netherlands, Ireland, Dubai, Qatar and India. He is currently working as a PhD researcher in the Department of Architectural Engineering, researching on a Machine Learning Method suitable for design stage application to predict building energy.

Follow him on Twitter here and join his Ignite speech “Application of machine learning models for sustainable building design” at DIS 2017.

Call for Speakers – diSummit – March 30, 2017


Hello from everyone at the European Data Innovation Hub. We’re excited to announce our Call for Speakers for the diHub’s 2017 diSummit. This year’s event will be based on the theme of how we can use data for good, and will take place on March 30th at the ING building in the Brussels city center.

We will begin announcing our forty-five selected speakers in mid-January.

You can visit the website for the event here, and if you’re interested in speaking at the event, please fill out our call for speakers form here. Tickets are currently available for sale on Eventbrite.

Article – Fortune Ranks Top Companies Changing the World


Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Join us:

Our community is driven by the doing-for-good initiative. This is why we have in the past supported and implemented  different data-4-good initiativessuch as the one we did for Médecins sans frontières. Not only are we planning to do another major data-4-good hackathon this year, we also want to continue our efforts in data-education and focus on helping young professionals to do an interesting traineeship in an innovative data environment. To manage all these activities we have founded the European Data Innovation Hub vzw/asbl, a non-for-profit organization based in Brussels.

Here is a nice article published this summer in Fortune showing how companies are forging ahead to tackle the world’s most intransigent problems. If your company wants to be part of this movement, you can become one of our Innovation Partners.


Business-as-usual is changing. The conventional wisdom that capitalism comes at great cost to society is being challenged. Instead, we’ve observed that the most innovative companies are using those same market drivers – the ones that have until now been a cause of such criticism and skepticism –as drivers for positive change in the world.

Fortune’s new “Change the World” list contributes to this trend. As Fortune Editor Alan Murray explains, “It is meant to shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress addressing major social problems as a core part of their business strategy.” FSG and the Shared Value Initiative lent our expertise to help collect and vet nominations for the list.

check out the original movie here:

This is the first list of its kind in which companies are recognized – and competitively ranked – on business innovations that positively impact pressing social and environmental issues. The presence of such a list in the pages of Fortune is news itself as when we first wrote about shared value in 2011, companies creating shared value were more the exception than the rule. TheFortune “Change the World” List shows us that the concept of aligning business opportunity and social impact is moving into the mainstream.

On the “Change the World” list, you’ll find familiar companies that we’ve highlighted in the past as well as a few surprises – but to be clear, this is not a “good company” ranking. Murray puts it best: “We recognize these are large global companies with complex operations that may be ameliorating one great global problem even as they contribute to another.”

But one thing the “Change the World” companies all have in common is that they recognize the business value in addressing societal needs. In their quest for profits, they are driving innovations that improve health outcomes, make progress on climate change, provide better access to education, and create new economic opportunities for those in poverty. They realize that business can – and must – compete to change the world.

Which companies are changing the world? Find out who made the list and browse best practices on the Shared Value Initiative community.

Registrations for Data Science and Big Data training programmes are now open.

The European Data Innovation Hub organizes with its partners a full serie of Data Science and Big Data training programmes.

You can expect

  • a series of executive training to support your management in understanding the benefits of analytics
  • a series of coached MOOCs on machine learning and big data technology
  • a series of hands-on training on the different datascience technologies

All members of the European Data Science and Big Data communities are welcome to use our Brussels based professional facilities to give their training. The members of the hub will promote your training and include it on our e-learning platform for further use.

Here is an overview of the trainings that we have already scheduled for the coming months:

Data Innovation Training Hub

Brussels, BE
486 Fast learners

This group is an initiative from the nonprofit European Data Innovation Hub, the premier networking space where business, startup, academic and political decision makers share…

Next Meetup

Hacking opendata with Neo4j

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016, 6:00 PM
1 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Call for Paper – Data Innovation Summit – March 26th – Brussels

MADE-IN-BELGIUM datascience Innovation

Dear datascientist, dear bigdata expert,

You are kindly invited to share your big data science project experience with over 500 peers.

If you want to present your project please fill in this form here and join over 30 presenters for an action packed Data Innovation Summit on March 26th in Brussels.

The best cases will be bundled in our book ‘ Data Innovation in Belgium ‘, your presentation will be streamed live during the event and made available on our website.

We are looking forward to hearing your story,

Philippe Van Impe

Summit: Data Innovation Summit – Made in Belgium

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 9:00 AM

AXA building
boulevard du Souverain, 25 Watermael-Boitsfort, BE

99 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

We are organizing a full day event to celebrate our first birthday.This event will be held in Brussels and hosted by AXA .The focus of the presentations will be on Belgian bigdata and datascience projects.Government, Universities and Companies will present the value they managed to get out of their analytic projects.In the evening we will have…

Check out this Meetup →

Data4Good competition hosted by Kaggle – National Data Science Bowl – Assessing Ocean Health – Starting December 15th


Enter the first-ever National Data Science Bowl – Assessing Ocean Health

12.15.2014 – 3.16.2015


The National Data Science Bowl is a first-of-its-kind competition asking data scientists to use their skills and big data for social good.

Kaggle and Booz | Allen | Hamilton have just launched the National Data Science Bowl. It is a data science competition hosted at Kaggle.

Learn more:

If you are interested in getting started, a tutorial is available in iPython format. Best of Luck!


Datakind – Data4Good in Action – Results from the Nashville DataDive‏

Data-for-Good In Action

Don’t let the picture fool you – this was us just taking a breather from all the data-for-good action going on this month! We’ve been rolling up our sleeves, busting out our laptops and doing our favorite thing of all – pro bono data projects. New long-term DataCorps projects are underway and we just finished projects with four great organizations at our recent weekend DataDive in Nashville with Teradata Cares. We then celebrated Pro Bono Week by featuring perspectives from our volunteers and nonprofit partners.Arise from your bean bag chair and read on to see just how powerful data-for-good can be.

Nashville Teradata Cares DataDive

As we often say, what goes better with honky tonk and hush puppies than machine learning and text analysis? We just got back from a boot scootin’ DataDive ahead of the Teradata PARTNERS conference in Nashville where we had the chance to bring together teams of talented volunteers from around the world with four inspiring organizations – GlobalGiving, iCouldBe, the Cultural Data Project and HURIDOCS. From tracking human rights case law in Europe to improving an online mentoring program for at-risk youth, see what these amazing DataDivers accomplished in just two days!  read more >

Celebrating Pro Bono Week

Last week DataKind joined Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. It was perfect timing for our DC and San Francisco Chapters to host their launch events as well as do pro bono consulting at local nonprofit resource fairs. We also took the opportunity to demystify what pro bono data science and the Data-for-Good movement is all about – people! Check out the first of our four-part blog series where Hannah Underwood, CEO of The Key and DataKind UK Chapter Leader, explains why she thinks pro bono data science can change the world. Share yourexperiences in the comments! read more >

See you soon! The DataKind Team

Seminar – TMAB / Agoria – Big Data Where is the privacy – 04.11.2014 Meise

Big Data
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De ontwikkeling van Big Data en haar toepassingen zet privacy op scherp. Big Data is een realiteit waar bijzonder veel economische waarde in zit, maar Big Data voedt ook het onbehagen inzake privacy; tussen organisaties en individuen moeten we hier een goede balans in zien te creëren.
Privacy in een Big Data-tijdperk biedt nieuwe uitdagingen maar ook kansen…

Dit congres wordt georganiseerd voor iedereen die te maken heeft met het verwerken van grote en ongestructureerde datasets, voor zowel IT-professionals als management.

Waarom mag u deze afspraak niet missen?

  • Een uiterst interessant conferentieprogramma met actuele onderwerpen en klantengetuigenissen
  • Big Data 2014 geeft u inzicht op deze snel veranderende markt.
  • Tijdens de pauzes en na de presentaties heeft u de mogelijkheid om te netwerken en de standen te bezoeken. Op deze standen maakt u kennis met de recentste producten & diensten.
  • Bovendien vlot bereikbaar en ruime parkeergelegenheid.


Agoria & TMAB kunnen u trots een uitgebreid & gevarieerd programma aanbieden op het
Big Data Congress op 4 november, met scherpe analyses en verrassende visies van volgende experts:

  • Ferdinand Casier, Business Development Manager, Agoria ICT
  • Keynote Mr Erik Valgaeren, Lawyer-Partner, Stibbe
  • Marcel Van Galen, Founder, Qiy Foundation
  • Peter Rakers, Strategist, Cropland
  • Gwellyn Daandels, Practice Director Benelux, Enterprise Information Management Cognizant
  • André De Locht, Benelux Information Integration & Master Data Management Segment, IBM
  • Tijmen Weddepohl, ‎Business Development, PEPITe
  • Paul Poelmans, Transformation Officer, Sogeti
  • Keynote closing Jo Coutuer, Public Sector Technology and Analytics – Partner, Deloitte

Case iTesla, gefinancierd door de EU, met datamining technieken op cijfergegevens van de voorbije jaren, voor opvolging van het electriciteitsnet
Wettelijke beperkingen bij data mining, BI en Big Data
Onafhankelijk Europees afsprakenstelsel voor meer privacy en meer online vertrouwen van de consument
Security – Unified Communication – e-Invoicing
Case WINTELL voor windturbines, combineert alle productie-, reliability- en weerdata voorpredictive maintenance.

Het zijn maar enkele van de onderwerpen die u er ongetwijfeld zullen interesseren.

Datum: dinsdag 4 november 2014
: Domein Terrassel Meise
: 195 EUR + BTW  (vergeet je speciale korting niet aan te vragen als lid van Brussels Data Science Community)
Bevestig uw registratie: klik HIER
: Katleen De Coster, T 052 65 00 37 –



Le développement de Big Data et de ses applications focalise la vie privée.
Big Data est une réalité où réside énormément de valeur économique, mais Big Data nourrit également le mécontentement en termes de vie privée; il faut trouver un bon équilibre entre les organisations et les individus. La confidentialité et l’ère du Big Data offrent des nouveaux défis mais aussi des opportunités.

Groupe cible
Ce congrès est organisé pour tout un chacun confronté avec le traitement d’ensembles de données conséquents et déstructurés, tant les professionnels de la gestion que de l’IT.

Plusieurs raisons pour ne pas rater ce congrès:

  • Un programme très intéressant avec des thèmes actuels et des témoignages de clients
  • Big Data 2014 vous donne une vue réaliste sur ce marché qui ne fait qu’évoluer.
  • Pendant les pauses et après les présentations, vous avez la possibilité de visiter les différents stands afin d’apprendre à connaître les nouveaux produits et services et de discuter avec les autres participants.
  • Non négligeable, accès aisé et facilités de parking.
  • Kroes va injecter 2,5 milliards d’euros dans les Big Data.
    Avec cet argent, Kroes entend investir dans des initiatives liées aux big data, en se focalisant spécifiquement sur la recherche et l’innovation dans les domaines de l’énergie, de la fabrication et de la santé.
    Telles étaient les informations dans les médias il y a une semaine.

Agoria et TMAB sont fiers de vous présenter un programme riche et varié au congrès Big Data le 4 novembre prochain, avec des analyses pointues et des visions surprenantes des experts suivants :

  • Ferdinand Casier, Business Development Manager, Agoria ICT
  • Keynote Mr Erik Valgaeren, Lawyer-Partner, Stibbe
  • Marcel Van Galen, Founder, Qiy Foundation
  • Peter Rakers, Strategist, Cropland
  • Gwellyn Daandels, Practice Director Benelux, Enterprise Information Management Cognizant
  • André De Locht, Benelux Information Integration & Master Data Management Segment, IBM
  • Tijmen Weddepohl, ‎Business Development, PEPITe
  • Paul Poelmans, Transformation Officer, Sogeti
  • Keynote closing Jo Coutuer, Public Sector Technology and Analytics – Partner, Deloitte

Le case iTesla, financé par l’UE, avec des techniques de datamining sur l’historique des mesures de réseau des dernières années pour le suivi du réseau européen d’électricité
Les limites juridiques dans le data mining, BI et Big Data
Un système européen indépendant de coordination pour davantage de privacy et une meilleure confiance du consommateur à l’égard du “en ligne”
Security – Unified Communication – e-Invoicing
Le case WINTELL pour les éoliennes, qui combine toutes les informations de production, de fiabilité et de données météorologiques pour une maintenance prédictive.

Ce ne sont que quelques exemples de sujets qui sans aucun doute vous intéresseront.
Cliquez ICI pour consulter le PROGRAMME COMPLET.

Date: Mardi 4 nov. 2014
Lieu: Terrassel Meise
Participation: 195 EUR + TVA (demandez votre réduction spéciale de membre Brussels Data Science Community )
Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ICI
Info: Katleen De Coster, T 052 65 00 37 –



Job – Brussels – Data Management Expert – Freelance


Just spoke to one of our members who is eager to get help for their project in Brussels. Freelancers are welcome to apply.

Pan-European Company is looking for a Data Management Expert.

The job is project based and the contract duration will not exceed more than 3 months. The Expert will work with the Project Leader.

The key deliverable is a Data Governance Framework that will include:

  • Data Lifecycle Management Procedure(s)
  • Data Collection and Consumption Processes
  • Data Dashboard (collection, consumption, volume evolution)
  • Data Quality Controls
  • Data Management Risk Strategy (back-up, archiving, recovery)
  • Data Compliancy with ISO 27002 standard
  • Bottom-up integration with Business Intelligence (reporting tools, data mining)

 Key skills:

  • Sound expertise in data management
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

 If interested, please send your CV / motivation letter to with in copy.