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

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#DIS2015 will host over 30 Ignite presentations

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The Data Innovation Summit is to host over 30 ignite presentations held by Universities, Startups and innovatieve companies.


If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? Would you talk about your latest passion? Describe the trip of a lifetime? Teach a hack? We’ll find out at in this high-energy, fast-paced, technology show-and-tell.

Any topic is fair game as long as it’s interesting, from technology to culture to business to science fiction. Speakers are limited to 20 slides, which automatically advance after 15 seconds—that’s the fun of Ignite!

The Data Innovation Summit in Brussels is a one day conference gathering all the Belgian actors facilitating data innovation. It is an action packed conference where more than 50 speakers will demonstrate what they do to help us compete in this digital marketplace.

Ignite is the name for a particular type of event that is held throughout the world—organized by volunteers—at which participants speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions according to a specific format. The event holds the motto, “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” The presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, whereby awareness, thought, and action are generated on the subjects presented.

At an Ignite event, each speaker has a time limit of five minutes, and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds

The day is divided in 6 main sections:

  1. Keynotes sketching the Data Innovation Ecosystem
  2. Enterprise Business Cases
  3. Ignite sessions by innovation facilitators
  4. Business Cases brought by Universities
  5. Startup sessions
  6. Ignite sessions by the members of the community


  • Please find the latest update of the agenda here.

Over 50 Speakers

  • One minister
  • One Rector
  • At least 10 Professors
  • Over 15 CEO’s & founders
  • Over 30 ignite sessions
  • Over 15 innovative startups
  • Please find the latest update of the speakers  here

Why you should attend:

  • Learn how to become a Data Driven manager.
  • Interact with Belgian’s most innovative speakers about Data Innovation and Data Science.
  • Listen to business cases explaining the different ways to extract value from Data.
  • Meet every important instance implicated with Data Innovation in Belgium.


Please register using this meetup page:

Summit: Data Innovation Summit – Made in Belgium

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 8:00 AM

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

380 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Toon Vanagt- Laurent Fayet – Filip Maertens – Kris Peeters – Vincent Blondel –David Martens – Hans ConstandtThe Data Innovation Summit in Brussels is a one day conference gathering all the Belgian actors facilitating data innovation. It is an action packed conference where more than 50 speakers will demonstrate what they do that helps us compete i…

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We are the fastest Growing Data Science Community in Europe


Dear Friends,

I’m so pleased to see that our community has found so many supporters over the past few months.

At our monthly  meetup   we are very close to 100 participants each time, and our weekly hands-on sessions doing Data4Good  are supported by enthusiastic professionals.

Our group counts more than 360 members.

Check out the curated data about #datascience on RebelMouse_logo.

Our next event will be about Datascience and Marketing and will be followed by a few drinks in the Kultuurkaffee.

Data Science and Marketing

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

VUB – lokaal D.0.02 – max 170 plaatsen !
Pleinlaan 2 B-1050 Brussel Brussels, BE

54 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

How can we use data science skills to serve our customers better and to convert more prospects.Speakers:Dr Wouter Verbeke:Developments in customer churn prediction modeling: social network analysis & optimizing returns of retention campaigns.Dhr Patrick GlenissonReal live examples of the use of datascience tools en techniques.Dhr Rik Van Br…

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I’m looking forward to meeting you there,


Philippe Van Impe
Founder of this lovely community


What skills are these data science start-ups looking for?


Interesting article  posted in yCombinator, a community for angel investors. They looked at job ads posted by various analytic-intensive start-ups in 2014.


Here are the skills these start-ups are looking for, according to yCombinator:

  • Data visualization
  • Machine learning
  • Distributed systems
  • Familiarity with compliance & security standards including PCI DSS, FFIEC, GLBA, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and NIST
  • Well versed in JSP, JavaScript, JSON, XML (VXML & CCXML)
  • Experience with source code control tools
  • 2+ years of Java experience
  • Fluency in Python, Java, C++, or similar (Python strongly preferred)
  • Production experience with relational databases
  • Experience with distributed caching techniques
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis
  • Strong programming background in Linux
  • Passion for security, and a practical and balanced approach to security issues
  • Familiarity with AWS and MySQL
  • A knack for solving complex UI & UX problems
  • Experience building your own MEAN apps
  • Expertise in building clean, api driven code
  • Optimizing marketing strategies based on performance metrics.
  • from backend Python services to slick dashboard features in JavaScript.
  • Advise clients on strategies to meet their marketing objectives.
  • You’ve built and launched your own projects.
  • You have a Github account and you read Hacker News
  • You know what it means to build lean and iterate.
  • Node/Express
  • AWS
  • MySQL
  • AngularJS
  • Objective-C
  • Java Android SDK
  • 5 years of relevant work experience, including large systems software design and development experience, with knowledge of UNIX/Linux.
  • A Polyglot with experience applying multiple web development languages to live applications.
  • well-versed in a Python web stack
  • strong UI development experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript/AJAX.
  • a solid foundation in computer science, you have strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.

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