Introducing ‘Keynote Speaker ‘- Rishi Nalin Kumar –

dis17_speaker_rishi-kRishi is a Volunteer Chapter Lead at DataKind UK. In his day job, he is the chief scientist at, a data-led digital marketing advisory and software as a service start-up. Prior to this he had long run in large-corporate consumer goods, with a light touch of news and media, where he developed data science capabilities ranging from pricing soap in Thailand to human rights compliance across the globe. He left Unilever Plc in 2013 as a global cross-functional analytics director and has since worked with various companies, including Spotify and The Guardian, to help build their data science capabilities and introduce data into their everyday decision making.

datakind-ukFollow Rishi on Twitter at @DataKindUK.

At diSummit he will talk about “Data for Good, Lesson from the Frontline” and he will share the experiences and critical success factors from 3 years of learning-by-doing in using data in the service of humanity.

Buy your tickets here and join his talk at diSummit, the Data Networking Event of the year!




Summer Data Science activities in Belgium.

summer edition

We wish you happy holidays, in case you get bored check out our educational channel on youtube.

The European Data Innovation Hub is active during the summer.
Here is a short update from what to expect in the coming weeks:

Thank you for supporting the European Data Innovation Hub, we had a great academic year.

Philippe Van Impe

Please forward the information about the data science bootcamp to your peers and friends.

Training – Introduction to IBM Bluemix – FEB 9 18:30


Do more with rich, integrated cloud databases & analytic services


The participants to the Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon – P&G  will benefit from a free introduction to the IBM Bluemix environment.

Register Here for the workshop on February 9th in the HUB.


About the P&G Hackathon – Manufacturing Sustainability

We are kicking this Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon on February 26th.

The plan is to use one year of manufacturing data and work towards a more sustainable process. After the introduction on February 26th , we will meet 4 evenings to work on the data. Finalists will present their results on #DIS2016 on March 23rd.

About IBM Bluemix:

IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing applications. With Bluemix, developers can focus on building excellent user experiences with flexible compute options, choice of DevOps tooling, and a powerful set of IBM and third-party APIs and services.






Training – UGent – Big Data – 26/2 to 4/6

Ugent Big Data

download the brochure here

Big Data

Wetenschappelijke coördinatie:
Prof. dr. Guy De Tré
Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking, UGent

  • Module 1: Gegevensbeheer
    26 februari, 5, 12, 19, 26 maart 2015

  • Module 2: Gegevensanalyse
    2, 23 en 30 april, 7 en 21 mei 2015

  • Module 3: Visualisatie
    28 mei en 4 juni 2015

Wetenschappelijk Coördinator

  • Prof. dr. Guy De Tré, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking, Universiteit Gent


  • Vivek Bajaj, IBM
  • Antoon Bronselaer, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking, Universiteit Gent
  • Hans Constandt, Ontoforce
  • Thomas Demeester, Vakgroep Informatietechnologie, Universiteit Gent
  • Wesley De Neve, Vakgroep Elektronica en Informatiesystemen, Universiteit Gent
  • Guy De Tré, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking, Universiteit Gent
  • Filip De Turck, Vakgroep Informatietechnologie, Universiteit Gent
  • Wim De Wispelaere, Amplidata
  • Erik Duval, Departement Computerwetenschappen, KU Leuven
  • Jan Fostier, Vakgroep Informatietechnologie, Universiteit Gent
  • Alain Houf, Intersystems
  • Joris Klerkx, Departement Computerwetenschappen, KU Leuven
  • Peter Lambert, Vakgroep Elektronica en Informatiesystemen, Universiteit Gent
  • Femke Ongenae, Vakgroep Informatietechnologie, Universiteit Gent
  • Dirk Van den Poel, Vakgroep Marketing, Universiteit Gent
  • Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, Directie Onderzoeksaangelegenheden, Afdeling Universiteitsbiblioitheek, Universiteit Gent
  • Nico Verplancke, Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering




Module 1
Module 2
Module 3