Mons OCT 24 – Big Data et Vie privée -Vincent Blondel

 

vincent-blondelEn prélude à la Big Data Week 2016 :

Grande conférence de Vincent Blondel, recteur de l’UCL

Big data et Vie privée

Lundi 24 octobre à 19 heures, Au Mundaneum à Mons

Introduction par Monsieur Philippe Busquin, Ministre d’Etat et Commissaire européen chargé de la Recherche scientifique de 1999 à 2004

« L’Internet promeut nos libertés et est source de possibilités extraordinaires. En même temps, les technologies de l’information et de la communication créent des risques majeurs vis à vis de nos libertés et de la protection de notre vie privée. La surveillance sous toutes ses formes est devenue commune et les grands acteurs de l’internet et les États ne s’en privent pas. Les révélations de Snowden ont ouvert bien des yeux. Les technologies qui permettent de nous espionner peuvent pourtant aussi servir à nous protéger. Mais où trouver l’équilibre ? »

(Académie Royale de Belgique)

Vincent Blondel est recteur de l’Université catholique de Louvain depuis le 1er septembre 2014. Ses recherches sont à l’interface des mathématiques et des technologies de l’information. Il a obtenu un Master of Science à l’Imperial College à Londres et a réalisé des postdoctorats à Oxford, Stockholm et Paris. Il a été professeur invité au MIT, ainsi que Fulbright Scholar et a été invité à intervenir dans de nombreuses institutions, dont Stanford, Harvard, Princeton et Cambridge. Il a en outre collaboré à de nombreux projets transversaux à l’UCL.

Le débat à l’issue de la conférence sera modéré par André Blavier (Agence du Numérique).

Une conférence organisée par le Mundaneum en collaboration avec l’UCL et digital wallonia

Le Mundaneum est partenaire de l’année académique 2016-2017 de l’UCL placée sous le signe de l’ « Aventure scientifique ».

Adresse du jour : Mundaneum, rue de Nimy 76 à 7000 Mons (Belgique)

Inscription souhaitée : info@mundaneum.be ou 065/31.53.43

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Call for papers – #BDW – Using Open data to promote Data Innovation

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Our November 26 meetup will be an event part of the international Big Data Week  #BDW15 , a global festival of data.

We will focus on Open Data:

 ‘Open data as enabler for improved decision making and new product and service offerings.’

Please contact pvanimpe@gmail.com if you would like to share your experience and submit your subject.

The call for papers is now open.

Potential Agenda:

  • How government can promote open data. 
    Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash billions in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play.
  • The Belgian open data initiative.
  • EC Open Data Policy
  • Open data as enabler for improved decision making and new product and service offerings.

Using Open data to promote Data Innovation

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015, 6:30 PM

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

23 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

This event is part of the #BDW15 , a global festival of data.Our topic will be Datasciences and Open Data: ‘Open data as enabler for improved decision making and new product and service offerings.’The call for papers is now open, please contact [masked] to submit your subject.Agenda:• How government can promote open data.  Open data h…

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Special rates apply if you are a job seeker.

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Event – Otlet Salons – “What kind of data do we want to share or make publicly available?”

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The main event starts at 19h30 at the Mundaneum. Pieter Colpaert (iMinds) will present a keynote on efficient data use in the 21st century: “What kind of data do we want to share or make publicly available?” The keynote will be followed by a discussion by panel members with a variety of experience in data usage and a nice balance between “open” and “proprietary” views.

Before the main event, we additionally offer participants the opportunity to explore Mons. VisitMons has offered us a free visit of the city, while the Mundaneum has offered a free visit of the Mundaneum Museum. After that, a sandwich dinner is available at the Mundaneum at very democratic prices. When you register, please let us know whether you would like to participate in the afternoon activities and/or the sandwich dinner, so we can inform our partners. The complete schedule is as follows:

  • 16h:               Guided visit Mons – gathering at the Mundaneum Museum
  • 17h30:           Guided visit Mundaneum Museum
  • 18h30:           Sandwich dinner
  • 19h30:           Otlet Salons, Mundaneum Edition
  • 21h15:           Network drink

About the Keynote

Pieter Colpaert (http://pieter.pm) is a researcher at Ghent University (iMinds) on publishing data on web scale. He believes “open” will make a tremendous difference in our lives in different domains. For that purpose he co-founded Open Knowledge Belgium: a not-for profit organization supporting different “open” communities such as open access, open street map, open transport, creative commons, etc.​

We are looking forward to welcome you there!

The organizing committee,

  • Dr. Bert Vercnocke (University of Amsterdam, Fulbright alumnus)
  • Charlotte Saelemakers (POLITEIA)
  • Prof. Dr. Didier Caluwaerts (VUB, Harvard Kennedy School, Fulbright alumnus)
  • Glenn Magerman (University of Leuven, Fulbright alumnus)
  • Pieter-Jan Valgaeren (iMinds, Stadstriennale 2016 Hasselt-Genk)

Workshop – Mundaneum – Alex Wright – User Experience (or UX) – Friday 5th December, 10-12 am

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Friday 5th December, 10-12 am

User Experience (or UX) aims to provide an optimal and agreeable use of digital products. More than just ergonomics, the goal is to develop interfaces that really fit the users’ needs by combining graphic design, emotional impact and practical benefit.

As part of the brand new hub Creative Valley, the Mundaneum and its partners invite you for an exclusive workshop by New York-based author and designer Alex Wright.

alexwrighAlex Wright is professor of Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), a contributor toThe New York Times and an expert in website optimization.

His talent was put to good use on projects for IBM,Yahoo and Harvard University, as well as at The New York Times as “User Experience Director.” He now works as “Chief Marketing Officer” for the successful online shop Etsy.

On 5 December from 10 to 12 in Mons, he will lead an exclusive workshop about this branch of interactive design titled Humanizing Data: Bridging UX research methods with big data analytics to create better customer experiences
Bring your onw laptop!

 

Where:

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Fondation Mons 2015 – Le 106

Rue de Nimy 106 in 7000 Mons

Free admission

! Limited capacity

Booking requested via Eventbrite or info@mundaneum.be

or 0032 (0)65 31 53 43.

 

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An event organized by the Mundaneum

in partnership with Creative Valley by Creative Wallonia,

Foundation Mons 2015 and Agence Wallonne des Télécommunications.

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