Job – CSC – Brussels – Next-Gen Big Data & Analytics Consultant



As a Big Data & Analytics Consultant, you will deliver world-class solutions for our clients in order to enable them better decision making.
  • You participate in workshops for business requirements and are able to translate these requirements into solution components
  • You focus on collecting and analyzing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value for the organization
  • You are eager to turn raw data in strategic information and propose creative solutions for presenting dashboards, KPI’s and operational reports.
  • You will be part of CSC’s Big Data competence center and take up a challenging role in our Big Data projects at our key clients in different sectors like insurance, banking, public sector, utilities, manufacturing, …
  • You support in determining Big data strategy, select tools and techniques to devise the solution
  • You provide business process decision support at strategic, tactical and operational level


  • You have a Master degree or Bachelor degree in Informatics
  • You have a hands-on attitude, proven problem solving and team work skills
  • You have good communication skills and you are capable of liaising with colleagues as well as clients
  • You are fluent in Dutch, French and English
  • You are flexible and apt to work in a continuously challenging and changing environment
  • You are eager to work on cross-border projects that will require some travelling
  • You are eager to learn different BI/DWH/Nextgen big data technologies and will get an in-depth training in our BI Academy

Technical knowledge

You have experience and/or interest in:

  • Hadoop and MapReduce internals
  • Cloudera, Hortonworks or MapR distributions
  • HBase or Cassandra
  • RDBMS, SQL and NOSQL databases
  • HD Insight, InfoSphere BigInsights or Lily
  • ElasticSearch
  • MongoDB


Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Join the CSC team by following this link.


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




Job – Amplidata – Big Data System Engineer IWT/CAP


Job Description:

Amplidata is the sole European company that builds the Big Data cloud storage of tomorrow. Our customers are the largest Telcos, datacenter providers and governments in the world.

Our recruitmentvideo:

Work together with the top-class engineers in ICT and Storage and live in a world of congenial minds and report directly to the CTO. As a team, we eat complex challenges for lunch, like building a high-performance Big Data Systems.

You will be part of an IWT/CAP research project led by Amplidata in cooperation with an important industry partner and with Sirris, the collective centre of the Belgian technological industry.

You will be responsible for helping engineer and integrate Hadoop-based systems within our AmpliStor Cloud Storage-technology whilst further researching, testing and implementing new technologies.

You will work with technologies such as Hadoop, Python, the Amazon S3 API and REST/HTTP.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about up and coming technologies and love experimenting with new technology.


Software development is not just a job like any other job; it must be a passion for you. Besides the daily job, you have one or more ‘ICT pet projects’; you have at least 2 to 3 years relevant experience in a Linux, C++ and Object-Oriented design and development environment.

· You like to regularly explore new technologies.

· You have a Master degree in ICT and/or Electronics.

· You have proven proficiency in operating systems, file systems, networks, databases and multi-threaded programming in Unix/Linux environments.


We offer you a high-tech playground to explore all facets of ICT: from software analysis, design and ‘from scratch’ development to extensive quality testing and engineering of new software components.

You are the key of success for Amplidata. That’s why you will get a very attractive remuneration: fixed salary (75 th percentile) , a decent company car, a complete insurance package, stock options, meal vouchers, a GSM and an Internet subscription.

Amplidata saves no energy and time to take you and your knowledge to the next level. We complete the package with peer-programming, on-the-job coaching and enough time for research.

In return we expect 100% commitment to your job, in which you proactively dive in the secrets of our technology.

Oh by the way, our office hours are flexible. One day a week you can work from home, you have the freedom to plan your own workday.

How to apply?


Seminar – Keyrus – Sales and Marketing Analytics – 10th March 2015


Catherine Homel   Catherine Homel from Keyrus has asked us to communicate this interesting seminar.

Come and join us to find out how Keyrus, thanks to Big Data, helps its clients improve sales and marketing.

The digital era has thrown the marketing role into turmoil: the speed at which an offer becomes obsolete, depreciation of “client capital”, users taking control of the relationship via multiple channels. To offer clients a very personalized experience and get back in the driving seat of the relationship, marketing departments need to tame the data dragon, turning data profusion into actionable insights.
Big data, however, is not only about data. It involves changing company cultures and building a common understanding between the business and IT . This new paradigm creates complex challenges for companies that need to move away from the traditional hierarchical approach towards a more agile methodology and mindset.

Come and join us to find out how Keyrus, thanks to Big Data, helps its clients improve sales and marketing. For example, how can you make insights personalized and prescriptive? How can you combine traditional and behavioural insights to understand triggers better? How to visualize these insights in your story towards the marketing team? How can you optimise the usage of your different channels?


16.00    Welcome – doors open

16.30    Data: the super power of the marketer!
Marc Rouselle – Partner, Keyrus Managment

17.00    Practical cases: from data to prescriptive insights and personalized
omni-channel marketing

17.45    Round table
Philip Allegaert – Director Big Data & Analytics

18.25    Warm up

18.30    Walking dinner

Who should attend?

Marketing managers, CMO’s, CDO’s, customer intelligence managers, CRM- managers, sales managers, innovation managers and CEO’s who are seeking inspiration to embed analytics in improving sales and marketing operations.

Presentations will be held in English. Participation to the session, dinner and parking space are free. Limited space is available so


register now!

For further details, please contact Catherine Homel
+32 2 706 03 06

Join this free 2-hours session followed by a walking dinner, and get inspiring, forward-looking ideas on how advanced technologies can do the routine jobs for you, while saving time and resources. Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and/or peers.
This seminar is aimed at customers and prospects, subject to advanced confirmation from Keyrus. Keyrus reserves the right to refuse attendance based on a registrant’s status. 

» Registration

Date & time

Tuesday 10 March 2015. We welcome all participants as of 15.30. Seminar starts at 16.00 and ends at 18.00. It will be followed by a walking dinner.


Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
Holidaystraat 2
B-1831 Diegem


Compilation – NG Data -50 Business Intelligence Blogs You Should Be Reading



We are included in the list of 50 of the most valuable BI blogs on the web 

Hi Philippe, 

I work with NGDATA, a customer experience management solutions company that enables organizations to maximize the value of their customer relationships through its breakthrough solution, Lily EnterpriseTM. I wanted to reach out and let you know that we’ve just released our list of “50 Business Intelligence Blogs You Should Be Reading,” and you’ve made the list.

Congratulations! You can see the full list here:

(Note: The list is in random order; the blogs are not necessarily ranked or rated in order of quality or importance. The aim is to recognize some of the best, most useful blogs for staying in the loop on all things Business Intelligence among the many BI and Analytics blogs on the web.)
It would be great if you’d share this news internally and/or with your audience on social media. You can find us on Twitter @ngdata_com.

Thanks so much for your time, and congratulations again!


Angela Stringfellow



49. The Brussels Data Science Community



The fastest-growing community of data scientists in Europe, The Brussels Data Science Community is a European knowledge hub for all things Big Data and data science. The community organizes events, shares knowledge, and conducts training to bridge the gap between academics and business through the value of analytics.

Three posts we like from The Brussels Data Science Community: 


Job – Salesflare – Developer Big data – NoSQL (MongoDB, Elastic Search) – Predictive analytics



Oproep van Jeroen Corthout     Jeroen Corthout

Dear members of the Brussels Data Science Community please find here bellow a key opportunity to join our startup.

Jeroen Corthout
+32 499 21 77 82


Check out this job! & join the next meetup on Dec 18th at VUB tackling bigdata topics and data science.


Salesflare, the sales communication platform, is looking for a full time all-round developer. He/she will lead the way in making sales more intelligent, being Salesflare’s expert in this area.

What will we work on together? We aim to augment sales people’s mojo starting from the data we collect in our platform. We will help to detect hot leads from millions of sales interactions, identify what people are exactly interested in, know the probability of a close, map decision makers, … and much more.

What background?Preferably you have experience in the following three areas:

  • Big data
  • NoSQL (MongoDB, Elastic Search)
  • Predictive analytics

What’s most important however is that you learn fast and love to be in the coding zone.

What does Salesflare do? Salesflare is a sales communication platform that brings everything together in one place, makes teamwork more productive, and is accessible from anywhere. Slack meets Pipedrive for sales. Salesflare is part of both the Telenet Idealabs and Startit@KBC accelerators.


If you are interested by this job, please send your application to Jeroen Corthout with  in cc


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Next Meetup – December 18th @ VUB – Big Data & Data Science


I’m please to invite you to our next meetup focused on Big Data and  Data Science.

Here is the agenda:

Dedicated session on Big Data. Our friends from wil explain what issues that terabites of data bring and what architectures are required to be able to manage it. We will have Agoria talking about key projects they support where data analytics plays  a major role, followed by talks from companies involved in BigData projects.


•18:30 Update on resent activities and evolutions by Philippe Van Impe

• 19:00 Wim Van Leuven about Big Data and the influence of data science

• 19:30 Daan Gerits about the technological challenges around BigData and how the ideal IT architecture should look like

• 20:00 Ferdinand Casier about 2 running projects at Agoria (EluciDATA and Made Different) where companies of different sectors are supported in their data innovation and data analytics challenge..

• 20:45 Karim Douïeb The pro & cons of the open-source data analytics cluster computing framework called Spark. How it is helping us to perform analytics on large amount of telco/banking data. How to convey the insights provided by this analysis through data visualisation using D3.js

• 21:30 Networking in Kultuurkaffee – X-mas party !

Big Data & Data Sciences

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014, 6:30 PM

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

95 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Dedicated session on Big Data. Our friends from wil explain what issues that terabites of data bring and what architectures are required to be able to manage it. We will have Agoria talking about key projects they support where data analytics plays  a major role, followed by talks from companies involved in BigData projects.Agenda:•18:…

Check out this Meetup →

Job – NGData Europe – Big Data Scientist


In the era of Big Data, data is not useful until we identify patterns, apply context and intelligence. The data scientist, as an emerging career path, is at the core of organizational success with Big Data and for humanizing the data to help businesses better understands their consumer.


  • As a data scientist, you sift through the explosion of data to discover what the data is telling you.
  • You figure out “what questions to ask” so that relevant information hidden in the large volumes and varieties of data can be extracted.
  • The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing and implementing processes and layouts for complex, large-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes.

 Personal Skills

  • You have a logical approach to the solution of problems and good conceptual ability and skills in analysis;
  • You have the ability to integrate research and best practices into problem avoidance and continuous improvement
  • You possess good interpersonal skills;
  • You are self reliant and capable of both independent work and as member of a team;
  • You are persistent, accurate, imaginative;
  • You are able and have the discipline to document and record results;
  • Be customer service oriented
  • Be open minded and solution oriented
  • You enjoy constantly expanding your knowledge base;
  • You are willing to travel up to five days per month.
  • The successful candidate has a strong cross-functional technical background, excellent written/oral communication skills, and a willingness and capacity to expand their leadership and technical skills.
  • BS / MS in computer Science;
  • Good understanding of data mining and machine learning algorithms, data structures and related core software engineering concepts;
  • Have a sound knowledge of SPSS, SAS or R and SQL
  • Understanding of marketing processes in the financial and or retail market;
  • Understanding the concepts of Hadoop, HBase and other big data technologies.


  • Be a true partner in developing the solution, have and develop business acumen and bring technical perspective in furthering the product and business;
  • Aggregate data from various sources;
  • Help define, design, and build projects that leverage our data
  • Develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data, using SPSS, SAS or R;
  • Determine and implement mechanisms to improve our data quality
  • Deliver clear, well-communicated and complete design documents.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently and deliver on aggressive goals
  • Exhibit Creativity and resourcefulness at problem solving while collaborating and working effectively with best in class designers, engineers of different technical backgrounds, architects and product managers

What We Offer

NGDATA sits at the forefront of a whole new data-driven software eco-system. We are continuously seeking new, practical ways in exploiting data to its maximum potential, using analytical and machine learning algorithms, backed by a strong and mature engineering practice. We translate state-of-the-art research into a practical software product.

In addition to a positive and exciting work environment with interesting learning opportunities, we offer an attractive salary and fringe benefits.

Apply Today!

Upload your resume or send it to We look forward to your application!


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

Big Data
(Message bilingue: clicquez ici pour la version en français ci-dessous)

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 –



Article – Ten Internet of Things facts and predictions


Our next meetup will be focused on Internet of Things. .
It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over #BigData As The Most Hyped Technology .

Ten Internet of Things facts and predictions

You might be surprised to learn how many things are connected to the Internet, and how much economic benefit we can derive from analyzing the resulting data streams. Consider these interesting tidbits:

  • The total economic value-add from IoT across industries will reach $1.9 trillion worldwide in 2020, anticipates Gartner.
  • Fifty billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, predicts Cisco.
  • The remote patient monitoring market doubled from 2007 to 2011 and is projected to double again by 2016.
  • The utility smart grid transformation is expected to almost double the customer information system market, from $2.5 billion in 2013 to $5.5 billion in 2020, based on a study from Navigant Research.
  • Wide deployment of IoT technologies in the auto industry could save $100 billion annually in accident reductions, according to McKinsey.
  • The industrial Internet could add $10-15 trillion to global GDP, essentially doubling the US economy, says GE.
  • Seventy-five percent of global business leaders are exploring the economic opportunities of IoT, according to a report from The Economist.
  • The UK government recently approved 45 million pounds (US$76.26 million) in research funding for Internet of Things technologies.
  • Cities will spend $41 trillion in the next 20 years on infrastructure upgrades for IoT, according to Intel.
  • The number of developers involved in IoT activities will reach 1.7 million globally by the end of 2014, according to ABI Research estimates.