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!!!


Free Hands-on Training – Workshop – Elastic Search on Open Data – Dec 2nd at 18:30

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Here is the training on Elastic that Fabien promissed us. In order to make it real we decided to do a hands-on workshop using Open datasets made in Belgium. The number of participants will be limited to 25.


Hands-on Workshop

Using open Belgian data-sets, elastic search and kibana to create dashboards and analytic views.

Target audience:

Everyone with a computer 🙂 .

No real coding during the exercise.

No downloads, just using web interfaces.


  • When: Wednesday December 2nd 2015 at 18:30
  • Where: European Data Innovation Hub, Vorstlaan 23 in Brussels
  • Registration: please use eventbrite to register and to collect your ticket.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours starting at 18:30 sharp.


Learn how to exploit open data set with Elastic search and Kibana.


We will download several json datasets from open data (

Feed elastic with logstash.

Create amazing dashboard with kibana.

Execute complex query (Full text / geo aggregation)


  • Found Usage.
  • LogstashLoad data in Elastic
  • Elastic search: Search and analyze data in real time. Learn about filters and queries in an inverted index, relevance score calculations, and more.
  • KibanaSee the Value in Your Data
    • Flexible analytics and visualization platform
    • Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
    • Intuitive interface for a variety of users
    • Instant sharing and embedding of dashboards


Each participants must be a member of the Brussels Data Science Community. join here

The participant must have his PC/Mac/Linux machine.

You need to register upfront to “Found” , the Elastic cloud environment.    Free trial 14 days

About the trainer:


Workshop – SAS – May 19 – Your data playground for visual Analytics & Statistics – Free

SAS Data Playground

Join the SAS experts on May 19.

They will demonstrate how you can do just that with Visual Analytics & Statistics.
The nice thing is that Mr. François Wuyts, Head of IT of Belgisch Antigifcentrum\Centre Antipoisons Belge,  will show you how they use visualization in their organization, explain what they use it for and clarify what the benefits are.

Try it yourself! And Win!

Bring your own laptop and take the opportunity to play with SAS Visual Analytics during the hands-on session.

Participate in the competition at the end of this session; you might be one of the 3 lucky ones to win one month free access to Saas Now .

A great opportunity to try out SAS Visual Analytics with your own data!

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Brussels Data Science Meetup

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


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!



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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

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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