WOOT WOOT: #womenintech @ #disummit

#womenintech @di-Summit

During this year’s summit you will hear stories on how data is used to build a better world.

On March 30th we have invited an impressive lineup of top speakers and prepared in depth training classes for managers and data scientists.

Her is an overview of our #womenintech speakers:

  1. Nele Coghe – Data Science Expert – I’ll introduce you to over 30 stories told by the best experts in data science
  2. Tine Vandenbreeden – CTO @ SAP – How s mart is digital twin?
  3. Juli Ursi – BI expert @ SAP –  I’ll give you a tour of our digital boardroom
  4. Elena Bonfiglioli – Senior Director Health @ Microsoft – “Solving” Cancer with Artificial Intelligence
  5. Nadia Aime – Womanmentorassociation – I’ll tell you a story about #womenintech and data
  6. Céline Bouton – Co-Captain @ Armada.digital – We are empowering good causes to spread the word
  7. Bianca Debaets – Secretary of State – Data Science makes our city s marter
  8. Hannah Pinson – Winner #denguehack – We predicted the next dengue outbreak using twitter feeds
  9. Ann-Elise Delbecq – Analytics @ IBM – a new cognitive way of working with data and analytics
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

TOP 6 – 2h Technical workshops during #DISUMMIT

Technical Workshops di-Summit

In addition to the series of management workshops and over 40 presentations, we’d like to bring to your attention that in addition to our excellent line-up of speakers, you may be interested in one of our technical workshops that provide hands-on training:

  1. Pieter Buteneers – Data Strategist and Machine Learning Consultant  – Hands-on Machine Learning with Python
  2. Geert Verstraeten – Managing Partner at Python Managing – Projects in Predictive Analytics
  3. Thierry Turpin and Stephane Tridetti: Optimize DHS with AWS
  4. Faisal Orakzai & Morad Masnaoui: BigData Architecture
  5. Nicolas Deruytter – Managing Director at DataTonic – Hands-on  Workshop  Using  Tensorflow
  6. IBM: Watson Data Platform –  Ann-Elise Delbecq Niko Tambuyser Willem Hendriks Luc Goossens
  • Please check disummit.com form more exciting presentations.

These are only some of the technical workshops we have available.

Thank you to our trainers for sharing their knowledge with us: Pieter Buteneers, Geert Verstraeten, Thierry Turpin, Stéphane Tridetti, Faisal Orakzai, Morad Masnaoui, Nicolas Deruytter, Ann-Elise Delbecq, Niko Tambuyser, Willem Hendriks & Luc Goosens


IBM – Gold Partner of DIS 2017

IBM is a global cloud platform and cognitive solutions company, which has continually evolved over IBM_logo.svgthe past century to remain at the forefront of technological innovation.

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that combines machine learning, statistics, advanced analysis, and programming. It is a new form of art that draws out hidden insights and puts data to work in the cognitive era. Today we are excited to announce the IBM Data Science Experience, an environment that has everything a data scientist needs to be successful. IBM Data Science Experience is an interactive, collaborative, cloud-based environment where data scientists can use multiple tools to activate their insights. Data scientists can use the best of open source, tap into IBM’s unique features, grow their capabilities, and share their successes.

To get yourself going, create projects to collaborate with other data scientists and data engineers, create and share notebooks, data sets, and data connections, or use RStudio.

Have questions?
Email IBM
Or call us at: +32 (0) 2 339 98 35
Priority code: Analytics Platform

IBM is one of the leading global technology and innovation companies in the world, headquartered in Armonk, NY.

As a globally integrated enterprise, IBM operates in more than 175 countries and is continuing to shift its business to the higher value segments of enterprise IT.

IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world’s most advanced servers and enterprise computers like IBM Watson. Utilising its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM is making the world work better by transforming industries and professions through technology and data. This includes working with organisations and governments to build systems that improve traffic congestion, managing water, and the health and safety of populations.

IBM annually invests approximately 6 percent of total revenue for R&D, focusing on high-growth, high-value opportunities. In 2016, IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 24th consecutive year. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organisation and is home to 6 Nobel Laureates, 10 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 20 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame. Our company was behind the inventions of the PC; SABRE travel reservation system; UPC codes, Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing computing system, and much more.

Join diSummit 2017 and take part in IBM‘s innovative workshop, a unique experience you cannot miss!!!


Tonight – IBM – LIVESTREAM – Machine Learning Launch

Calling all IT executives, data scientists, Chief Data Officers, data architects and other data geeks
Be the first to learn about our breakthrough developments on machine learning, Spark, data and analytics


The demand for machine learning is booming!

Calling all IT executives, data scientists, Chief Data Officers, data architects and other data geeks.  Join us on February 15th from 2:00-5:30 pm ET via livestream  (replay available starting February 16th) , and discover how machine learning is fundamentally changing the way we work and live.  Hear about cognitive applications that anticipate behavior and learn from data without being explicitly programmed.

You’ll learn about the latest breakthrough developments on machine learning as well as Spark, data and analytics. Mike Gualtieri, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester, will present his view on how to best leverage technologies such as big data, predictive analytics, Hadoop/Spark, machine learning, data science, and AI.  Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics will host an agenda which will include guest speakers and cover the following topics:

•  Machine Learning Overview
•  Top Trends in Machine Learning & Cognitive Applications
•  Cognitive Analytics and Machine Learning for the Enterprise
•  Live Product Demonstration & Client Roundtable on Machine Learning
•  Data Innovation with Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing
•  Spark & Machine Learning for Enterprise Systems

For additional details and to REGISTER, please visit MACHINE LEARNING.

Register NOW and we’ll send you a reminder!

Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon – P&G

Bigdata Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon


Partner with us and Pioneer the new benefits of bigdata and datascience to help us Preserve our environment.

Interested ?

  • We provide 1 year of process data
  • Using your data science skills, help us make our plants greener
  • Compete to win one of these 3 challenges :
    1. Green dashboard,
    2. Sustainability Predictive model, 
    3. Out-of-the-box Sustainability concept

What you need to do

5E34C4DBF74C0CC27FBF30D0ED58729BApply and RSVP on our meetup page for the kick off event in the afternoon of February 26th.

About P&GDC0EDB259D99B454FCE1BEE3A509DC17

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Dash®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olaz®, Oral-B®, Pampers® and Pantene®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

The P&G Brussels Innovation Center hosts the biggest Fabric & Home Care R&D facility for P&G in Europe.

A Company of Leading Brands


Across our ten categories, P&G has 21 brands with annual sales of $1 billion to about $10 billion, and 11 brands with sales of $500 million to $1 billion – many of those with billion-dollar potential.

Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Sustainability at P&G

P&G is committed to touching and improving lives in a way that preserves and protects the planet. We have established a long-term vision which can only be achieved by setting short-term goals to ensure we stay on track.

We want people who choose P&G brands to know that our products are created with a commitment to sustainability. From formulation to manufacturing to package design and shipment, our products are made responsibly and without trade-offs in performance or value.

Our approach to bring our strategies to life and accelerate progress is to Preserve, Partner and Pioneer.

We Preserve

preserveWe are working to use less while doing more by reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive impact on the communities we serve.

Our Pampers teams in Western Europe cut packaging by 80% by moving from “box-to-bag” packaging, saving 6,000+ tons of material, 430+ truckloads and 160+ tons of CO2 emissions per year.

In the last 20 years, Pampers has reduced 50% of the weight of each diaper and 70% of the external packaging.

We Partner

partnerWe can accomplish more with partners than we can alone.

P&G plans to meet its North America electricity demands by using 100 percent wind power to make iconic Fabric & Home Care brands, such as Tide and Dawn. This is possible thanks to a new partnership with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) which will see a new Texas based wind farm generate 370,000 MWh of electricity each year. The wind farm will be fully operational in December 2016.

With support of more than 150 global partners, our key corporate cause, The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program, marked its tenth year supporting families and children in some of the most remote parts of the world with clean drinking water.

We Pioneer

pioneerWe aim to improve tomorrow through industry-leading innovation.

We are turning agricultural corn waste into a key cleaning ingredient for Tide Coldwater. Working with DuPont, we developed a breakthrough process that will turn 7,000 tons of agricultural waste annually into cellulosic ethanol. Tide Coldwater is the first brand in the world on a path to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way.

For more details on our sustainability goals and progress, please go to www.pg.com/en_US/sustainability/report.shtml.

Seminarie – Agoria – Feb 24 – ‘Data Analytics & HR Challenges’


In het verlengde van onze Meetup van september, organiseert Agoria voor haar leden een  interessant sessie over HR Analytics op 24 februari.




Exclusief voor leden van Agoria

Agoria nodigt u uit op een uniek seminarie voor HR-managers die “Data Analytics” beter willen hanteren. Het thema “Big Data for HR” kreeg leven in een fragment van de film “Moneyball”. Brad Pitt speelt in die film de rol van een baseballcoach die een data scientist inhuurt om zijn team naar het hoogste niveau te brengen. Data wordt gebruikt om nieuwe spelers aan te trekken, anderen te ontslaan of om de spelstrategie te bepalen.

De film illustreert de “sports analytics” trend en is eveneens in lijn met de uitdagingen van de HR-afdelingen: data kan de performantie drastisch verbeteren en onze manier van werken grondig veranderen.


  • Luk Smeyers, CEO en medestichter van iNostix zal enkele korte casestudies van klanten presenteren, waarbij aan de deelnemers inzichten en uitvoerbare antwoorden worden aangereikt op een veel voorkomende vraag in een organisatie: “Wat zijn de drijvende people-krachten achter het succes van ons bedrijf?”
  • Laurent Thiebauld, Business Development Analytics Solutions, IBM Belgium, zal twee concrete voorbeelden toelichten van data analyse voor HR:
    Dow Benelux manages a total of 23 production units across the Benelux region and employs 2,100 people in the Netherlands and Belgium. Insights into how workplace stress affects employee behaviour have enabled Dow Benelux to reduce both the rate and frequency of absenteeism to well below the industry averages.
    – Even for large companies like CISCO, success or failure can depend on a small number of very highly skilled employees. How can HR teams keep their top talent happy and avoid losing them to the competition? Cisco’s HR team is using advanced analytics to assess employee satisfaction and develop retention models that identify the key causes of attrition for highly skilled engineers and other employees.
  • Jan Heiremans (Managing Director StepStone BE-Lux) en Jean-Philippe Schepens (CCO en Co-Founder van Swan Insights) lichten toe hoe u, als u over een goed uitgewerkte datastrategie beschikt, alle informatie in handen hebt om gefundeerde bedrijfsbeslissingen te nemen en uw HR-strategie af te stemmen op de missie en zakelijke doelstellingen van uw onderneming.
  • Gwellyn Daandels (Cognizant) bespreekt best practices en te vermijden valkuilen aan de hand van het voorbeeld van een internationaal transportbedrijf dat een systeem uitwerkte om zijn topmanagement op geregelde tijdstippen te voorzien van key metrics over personeelsbezetting, personeelsvoordelen, enz.

Deelnemers aan dit seminarie zullen de gelegenheid krijgen om tijdens een CEO lunch op 19 maart de opportuniteiten voor hun HR-afdeling verder te analyseren. Indien u naar aanleiding hiervan een voorbereidend traject wil opstarten, kan een eventuele deelname aan het door Agoria en Sirris geïnitieerde EluciDATA-project overwogen worden.

Het seminarie wordt met een kleine receptie beëindigd.

Werktaal: Engels


dinsdag 24 februari 2015, 15:00 – 19:00 Voeg toe aan mijn kalender


Next Steps- 26 Maart !

Deelnemers worden vriendelijk uitgenodigd op onze Data Innovation Summit van 26 maart.