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.

20% #StrataHadoop discount is back – San Jose Mar 28-31


Strata + Hadoop World is the leading event on how big data and ubiquitous, real-time computing is shaping the course of business and society. It brings together the world’s best data scientists and business leaders to share hard-won knowledge and innovations in technology and strategy.

Check out the impressive program and make plans to join Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose March 28-31, 2016.



Save 20% on most passes with discount code UGBDSC.


“The best opportunity to learn about the technologies that are transforming big data and data science.”

Join Us on our visit to the Silicon Valley ecosystem:

We plan to arrive on Saturday, we will rent a house for our community members in San Francisco from Saturday 26/3 to Tuesday 29 then we will move to a house in San Jose.

We will have a van to drive to the different startups and meetups.

Thank You:

We get one free for each 3 tickets booked using our 20% discount code UGBDSC. 


Agenda of our Visit:

We have lined up a few companies that we want to meet. If you can help us and facilitate the access to an interesting company please let us know.

We have already received some nice invitations from:

We plan to attend a few meetups too, like to one from SF DataScience on Monday about  ‘Kafka and Data Science’ , …

On arrival the ‘Sons of Analytics’ will rent a bike to attend the LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN .

And of course we will travel to San-Jose to attend the Strata Hadoop event. Please always use our discount code at any O’Reilly activity: our 20% discount code UGBDSC


Our main objective is to learn and have fun, we have no plans to make any profit out of this organisation, the plan is to share the costs amongst the participants and to take 2 volunteers from the community with us that will travel free.

Our first estimation is that you should be able to do this for less than 3000.

Flight 800
Accomodation 6 300
Food and drinks 600
Car rental 120
Peto cash 200
Ticket Strata 1000

Event – IABE – Big Data – December 3rd


Dear Mr. Van Impe,

On behalf of the IABE (institute of actuaries from Belgium), we are pleased to inform you that an exciting and relevant seminar on “Big Data” is to be held on December 3rd , 2015. Eminent speakers coming from both the academic world and the business side are gathered. The seminar is set to bring insight on Big Data and how it could impact the insurance sector. The seminar will cover theoretical and practical aspects. We are sure it will provide an enriching experience for all our participants.

Would you mind sharing the invitation with whom it would be of interest?

Kind regards,
Yasmine Nouri
(member of IABE and co-organizer of the event),

Here is the agenda:

  • 13h30 : Welcome by Jean-François Hannosset, President of the IA|BE
  • 13h35 : Introduction to Big Data by Mateusz Maj.
  • 14h00 : Data science : “State of the art” Professor dr. Bart Baesens an associate professor at KU Leuven, and a guest lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). 
  • 14h40 : Overview of (a) practical application by Jo Coutuer 
  • ——————– 15h20 : Coffee break———–
  • 15h40 : Overview of (a) practical application by Jean-Philippe Schepens  
  • 16h20 : Legal framework around Big Data by Laurens Naudts is a legal researcher at the KU Leuven 
  • 17h00 : Panel discussion : experts insurance companies
    Jean-Claude Debussche –  Pierre Ars –  Dries De Dauw –  Marieke Geeraert – Yasmine Nouri
  • 17h55 : Conclusion
  • ——————– 18h00 : cocktail ————

Event – BECI – Sept 23rd – Big Data, Big Challenges !


Big Data, Big Challenges !

Posséder, gérer, exploiter les informations : un défi d’avenir

En prélude de Brussels Meets Brussels consacré à la thématique Smart Human, Smart City, BECI organise une série d’événements très … smart !

Le mercredi 23 septembre 2015
de 9h à 11h30

Contexte et objectif

Qu’est-ce que le Big Data ?  Quel rôle joue-t-il dans le quotidien des entreprises ?  Comment l’exploitation de données peut-elle améliorer vos performances ?  Quels risques sont liés à leur utilisation ?

Considérées comme le “carburant” de la révolution numérique, la possession, la gestion ou l’exploitation des données constituent un véritable enjeu stratégique pour l’avenir.  De la petite start’up à la grosse entreprise, découvrez avec nos experts comment le big data peut améliorer votre quotidien et vous offrir de nouvelles perspectives.

Pour qui ?

Toutes les entreprises sont concernées par la gestion des données !  Que vous soyez amené à produire des données (vous le faites probablement sans le savoir), à traiter des données ou à les utiliser pour mieux répondre aux attentes de vos clients par exemple, cet événement est pour vous.


8:30     Accueil
9h Introduction
9:10 Qu’est-ce que le Big Data et pourquoi est-ce important pour vous ?
Morad Masnaoui, Consultant Data Science @ Keyrus
9:40 Q / R
9:50 datasiencebe.comSe rencontrer pour innover : l’European Data Innovation Hub
Philippe Van Impe, Founder @ European Data Innovation Hub.  Driver @ Brussels Data Science Community, Social entrepreneur & Startup coach
10:20 Q / R
10:30 Utiliser des données : ce qu’il faut savoir d’un point de vue juridique
Ann-Sophie De Graeve, LL.M, Counsel @ Osborne Clarke
11h Q / R
11h10 Conclusion

Langue ?

Les orateurs s’expriment en français ou néerlandais

Où ?

BECI – Avenue Louise 500 – 1050 Bruxelles


Membre BECI, IZEO : 25€ HTVA (30.25€ TVAC)
Non membre : 35€ HTVA (42.35€ TVAC)

Plus d’infos

Lise Nakhlé – (contenu)
Caroline Coutelier – (organisation)

Join us on our next free meetup @VUB:

How Data Science is Transforming Sales and Marketing

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015, 6:30 PM

VUB – Aula QB
Pleinlaan 2B – 1050 Brussels, BE

143 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Agenda:18:30 monthly update by Philippe Van Impe• Official opening of the HUB with Alexander De Croo on 20/10• How to benefit from the training facilities from ‘European Data Innovation Hub’ – here is the overview of the trainings organized.• how to benefit from the DataScience co-working space• nice list of outstanding job opportunities19:00…

Check out this Meetup →

#datascience training programmes

Why don’t you join one of our  #datascience trainings in order to sharpen your skills.

Special rates apply if you are a job seeker.

Here are some training highlights for the coming months:

Check out the full agenda here.

Event – SAPForum – Sept9 @Tour & Taxis, Brussels


We will be present with a booth at the SAP event on September 9th in Tour & Taxis.

We are also managing a topic lunch where will will discuss the following topic:

Recruiting a Data Scientist today in Belgium (Brussels Data Science Community)
In this session you will discover what a Data Scientist is and does, on top you will also receive tips & tricks on how to find an Analytics expert.
– What’s the definition of a Data Scientist?
– How to find an Analytics expert?
Philippe Van Impe, Brussels Data Science Community

You can register here.

Invitation to Event – BA4ALL – Big Data & Analytics Insight 2015-05-19 – Brussels


Join us next week at Big Data & Analytics Insight 2015 in the Event Lounge on 19 May.

You will be in good company amongst other leaders in the field of Big Data Analytics and with prominent keynote speakers like Carsten Bange, Timo Elliott and Laurent Fayet.

Click here for the program.

This is an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas, discover new technologies, architectures and analytical approaches appealing to both technical and business people.

So here’s the deal: Brussels Data Science Community has a limited number of discounted tickets at 250 euro instead of 395 euro, and we will give these away on a first come, first served basis. So register quickly to secure your seat. Don’t forget to use the promotional code BDA2015BRUD to get your discounted ticket. Please note that this promotion is only valid for end users.

See you next week.

Philippe Van Impe

More events ?

Check out our event page:

Have you been to our Meetups yet ?

Each month we organize a Meetup in Brussels focused on a specific DataScience topic.

Brussels Data Science Meetup

Brussels, BE
1,181 Business & Data Science pro’s

The Brussels Data Science Community:Mission:  Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand cha…

Next Meetup

Launch MOOC Coaching activities, First course is the Machine…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
23 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Seminar – Infofarm – March 18th – Harvesting Business Value with Data Science


Wannes Rosiers  Wannes Rosiers from Infofarm in Kontich asked us to communicate this interesting event. 

Data Science is a science combining Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, in order to extract meaning (and business value) from various data sources.
Using those skills, we can do all sorts of stuff: stock or order prediction, recommendations for your clients, anomaly and fraud detection, automatic text classification, you name it!
In this down-to-earth seminar InfoFarm will present you many possible use cases. It will be a collection of fictive as well as real-life examples. In particular Els Descheemaeker will present how she implemented (big) data science at Essent.
Intended Audience: We will not go into mathematical detail or computer code. This seminar is intended for business people eager to learn what data science can do for them.


09:00 Welcome & Coffee
09:30 Introduction: What is Data Science?
10:00 Data Science examples:
  • Fictive examples
  • InfoFarm use-cases
  • Els Descheemaeker: Big Data at Essent
  • Fraud detection: Gotch’all (KULeuven)
11:30 Possibility to discuss your Data Science ideas
12:00 Wrap-up & Lunch


 We have a  20% discount to Strata this year using this link, please ask Philippe Van Impe for your special discount code (

19–21 NOVEMBER 2014

About the O’Reilly Strata Conference

Why You Should Attend | Experience Strata | About O’Reilly | Kudos | Who Attends Strata | Program Committee

The best minds in data will gather in Barcelona this November for the O’Reilly Strata Conference to learn, connect, and explore the complex issues and exciting opportunities brought to business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing.

The future belongs to those who understand how to collect and use their data successfully. And that future happens at Strata.

Why You Should Attend

Strata Conference is where big data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. If you want to tap into the opportunity that big data presents, you want to be at Strata.

At Strata, you’ll:

  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the promise of this huge change, and survive the resulting disruption
  • Find new ways to leverage your data assets across industries and disciplines
  • Learn how to take big data from science project to real business application
  • Discover training, hiring, and career opportunities for data professionals
  • Meet-face-to face with other innovators and thought leaders

Experience Strata

Strata Conference delivers the nuts-and-bolts foundation for building a data-driven business—the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work—alongside the forward-looking insights and ahead-of-the-curve thinking O’Reilly is known for.

At Strata, you’ll find:

  • Three days of inspiring keynotes and intensely practical, information-rich sessions exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices
  • A sponsor pavilion with key players and latest technologies
  • A vibrant “hallway track” for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss important issues
  • Plenty of events and opportunities to meet other business leaders, data professionals, designers, and developers

About O’Reilly

O’Reilly is followed by venture capitalists, business analysts, news pundits, tech journalists, and thought leaders because we have a knack for knowing what’s important now and what will be important next—and the ability to articulate the seminal narratives about emerging and game-changing technologies.

We don’t say this to brag. We say it to make a point: we’re not easily hypnotized by hype. We’ve seen the bubbles build and burst. For over three decades, we’ve been tapping into a deep network of alpha geeks and thought leaders to recognize the truly disruptive technologies amidst the fluff. So when we invest in a conference, we’re not just following the hype, we’re committed to creating a community around an issue we believe is transformative.

At O’Reilly, we think big data is not just important. We think it’s a game changer.
That’s why we created Strata.

O’Reilly’s conferences forge new ties between industry leaders, raise awareness of technology issues we think are interesting and important, and crystallize the critical issues around emerging technologies. Understanding these emerging technologies—and how they will transform the way we do business—has never been more crucial. If you want to understand the challenges and opportunities wrought by big data, you’ll want to attend Strata.

Kudos for Strata

What previous Strata Conference attendees have said:

“In a crowded market place of “Big Data” conferences, Strata has firmly established itself as the place where you go to meet people who think and do data science.”

“One of the most valuable events to advance my career.”

“Everyone in big data is there”

“A must for anyone who wants a peek into the future of Big Data.”

“There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air. Obviously most of the attendees were already ‘data’ aficionados, but it’s clear that ‘data’ in various forms is on the radar for governments, large corporations, and the developer communities.”

See more Kudos

Who Attends Strata

The O’Reilly Strata Conference is for developers, data scientists, data analysts, and other data professionals, including:

  • VPs or directors of marketing, analytics, or data warehousing
  • CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects
  • Data scientists and analysts
  • Developers and database professionals
  • Product managers
  • Designers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Data-driven designers, journalists, and anthropologists
  • VCs and investors

Event – Antwerp – Data Mining for Auditing and Fraud Detection

Antwerp Tax Academy

Data Mining for Auditing and Fraud Detection

Date: 06/11/2014 until 06/11/2014
At: 14:00


  • 14.00-14.05 pm: Welcome by representative UAntwerp
  • 14.05-14.25 pm: Introduction by State Secretary for Social and Fiscal Fraud John Crombez
  • 14.30-15.15 pm: Introduction to Data Mining and a Case in Residence Fraud Detection by prof. dr. ir. David Martens (UAntwerp)
  • 15.15-16.00 pm: Data Analysis for Better Auditing and Policy Making by Rudy Genbrugge (DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission)
  • 16.00-16.15 pm: Break
  • 16.15-17.00 pm: Process Mining for Auditing and Fraud Detection by prof. dr. ir. Wil van der Aelst (TU Eindhoven)
  • 17.00-17.45 pm: Panel discussion on the application and use of data mining with questions from the audience

    Panel led by representatives of ATA and

    • Willem Debeuckelaere (president Belgian Privacy Committee)
    • John Crombez (Belgian State Secretary for Fraud)
    • Harold Van Koeckhoven (CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Belgium)
    • Dierk op ‘t Eynde (Coordinator data mining at FOD Financiën)
    • Luc Toelen (Instituut der Bedrijfsrevisoren)
  • 17.45-17.50 pm: Closing remarks by representative AMS, followed by reception.

Practical info

In collaboration with

  • Antwerp Tax Academy
  • Antwerp Management School
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Event – What Every Supply Chain Professional Needs to Know About Analytics


Session 1: What Every Supply Chain Professional Needs to Know About Analytics,

Session 2: A More Agile Approach to Supply Chain Intelligence,

Session 3: Optimize Your Supply Chain Visibility Through Analytics,

Session 4: Panel discussion: Big Data in the Supply Chain,

Session 5: Delivering Value Using Operational Business


Where ?

Dolce La Hulpe
Chaussée de Bruxelles 135
1310 La Hulpe

When ?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CET)

Organizer ?

Business Analytics for All

Business Analytics for All manages a community where business and technical professionals come together to share ideas, connect with peers and get must-have insights in order to maximize the business impact of information management and business analytics initiatives.

Tickets ?