Programme

Programme 2021

Data Driven Business

The sessions below are part of the online event Data Driven Business 2021. The videotalks, interviews and talkshows are available on demand, so you can watch them when and where it suits you from the comfort of your home. If you would like to attend a LIVE session, register for the event and you will receive an invitation from us to compile your personal programme and register for one or more LIVE sessions. Please note that the number of places in the LIVE sessions is limited!

The programme is divided into thee tracks: the human factor, the data strategy and technological trends. Find our more about the three tracks here.

David Martens

David Martens

Professor Applied Data Mining at The University of Antwerp

Building Digital Trust: The Role of Data Science Ethics

David Martens | Professor Applied Data Mining | University of Antwerp

Universiteit Antwerpen
Nathalie Rigouts

Nathalie Rigouts

Head of IT Innovation at Borealis

Use Cases & Lessons Learned in Using a Data Lake MVP

Nathalie Rigouts | Head of Innovation IT | Borealis

Borealis
Esther van der Voort

Esther van der Voort

Event moderator

Round table: Transformation to Cloud Native and Future Proof Platforms

Wannes Rosiers

Wannes Rosiers

Data Area Manager at DPG

How to build a Data Mesh? Use a Decentralized Version of a Data Lake – Learn from DPG

Wannes Rosiers | Data Area Manager | DPG

Emilie Nenquin

Emilie Nenquin

Head of Data & Intelligence at VRT

Data and AI to Avoid the VRT Media User Ending up in a ‘Filter Bubble’

Emilie Nenquin | Head of Data & Intelligence | VRT

Workshop: Co-Creating your Future Proof Data Strategy and Culture

Olivier van Duüren | Founder | The Dualarity & present or Data Driven Business

the-dualarity

Round table: FAQ's about data driven business

Olivier van Duüren | Founder | The Dualarity & present or Data Driven Business

the-dualarity
Maarten Roseleth

Maarten Roseleth

Senior Architect at Solita

Agile Data Engine - DataOps Platform for Data Warehousing

Maarten Roseleth | Senior Architect | Solita

Marko Suojasto

Marko Suojasto

Client Director at Solita

Machine Data for Customer Value and New Services

Marko Suojasto | Client Director | Solita Finland

Maarten Roseleth

Maarten Roseleth

Senior Architect at Solita

Agile Data Engine - DataOps Platform for Data Warehousing

Maarten Roseleth | SENIOR ARCHITECT | SOLITA

In the world of DevOps it is already common to deploy your code very fast without compromising on the quality. Agile Data Engine wants to enable this also for your data, it is an integrated DataOps development and operations platform for building, deploying and running cloud-based data warehouses. Data modelling, ELT & orchestration capabilities combined in the same software. In this videotalk you will be introduced to this Agile Data Engine.

David Martens

David Martens

Professor Applied Data Mining at The University of Antwerp

Building Digital Trust: The Role of Data Science Ethics

David Martens | Professor Applied Data Mining | University of Antwerp

Data science ethics is about deciding what is right and wrong in data science. Based on several cautionary tales and concepts, Professor David Martens will demonstrate the importance of considering data science ethics for businesses, both in terms of potential risks, as well as the value it can deliver. Watching the videotalk of Professor David Martens in which he shares several use cases, will give you insigts in where can things go wrong and what should you pay attention to, working with data.

Universiteit Antwerpen
Wannes Rosiers

Wannes Rosiers

Data Area Manager at DPG

How to build a Data Mesh? Use a Decentralized Version of a Data Lake – Learn from DPG

Wannes Rosiers | Data Area Manager | DPG

DPG Media is one of the front-runners in the Benelux on their road towards a data mesh: a decentralized version of a data lake. This concerns mainly a paradigm shift in placing the responsibility and ownership of data with the people actually responsible for the business domain producing or consuming the data. In this talk, DPG Media will share details on how DPG builds an ML-first consumer product reaching millions of people a day, while offering product insights to the journalists and self-service advertising to the advertisers on top of the same data products in a data mesh set-up.

This session is brought to you by Qlik

Emilie Nenquin

Emilie Nenquin

Head of Data & Intelligence at VRT

Data and AI to Avoid the VRT Media User Ending up in a ‘Filter Bubble’

Emilie Nenquin | Head of Data & Intelligence | VRT

VRT, a public broadcast company, builds a user-centric strategy where the media user is at the center of the activities and VRT is answering its increasing expectations. VRT also wants to remain agile and efficient as a company and be a reliable partner for other companies, government, etc.
This requires a transformation towards a data-driven company, whereby we can adequately process the growing amount of data, but also use it to generate insights and initiate targeted actions. This means that we focus on data and AI. Data in the broadest sense of the word with a focus on user data and high-quality metadata because this is the basis for some major strategic projects such as the development of the public broadcasting algorithm for VRTNU. With the latter, we want to inspire the media user and avoid ending up in a filter bubble. This videotalk will illustrate the steps taken, the use case-based way of working, and our future plans.

Marko Suojasto

Marko Suojasto

Client Director at Solita

Machine Data for Customer Value and New Services

Marko Suojasto | Client Director | Solita Finland

Ponsse is a Finland-based company that manufactures and markets a range of forestry vehicles and machines, such as freight forwarders and harvesters. Ponsse wanted to optimise its operations and boost service sales. The owner of a Ponsse harvester or forwarder expects the best possible return on their investment. Ponsse knew that data-driven services like predictive maintenance could minimise machine downtime in advance. However, the company’s data was spread out in multiple systems that didn’t fully communicate, making data-driven operations borderline difficult.
Data from manufacturing, after-sales, services, fleet management, and other sources were brought onto a cloud-based platform. And today, Ponsse creates value through data that cuts through all functions and business areas, empowering the company to develop new and innovative services. How they got there is explained in this talk by Marko Suojasto.

This session is brought to you by Solita

Nathalie Rigouts

Nathalie Rigouts

Head of IT Innovation at Borealis

Use Cases & Lessons Learned in Using a Data Lake MVP

Nathalie Rigouts | Head of Innovation IT | Borealis

In order to overcome various data challenges, the Borealis data & analytics team decided to invest in a Data Lake. With this lake Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, wants to:

  • Reduce data preparation time for data science work;
  • Be able to deal with the evolving data scope, growing volume and increasing complexity
  • Build something that power users can develop, operate and leverage themselves

In this live videotalk Nathalie Rigouts, Head of IT Innovation of Borealis will share the current status and lessons learned on this agile way of working to incrementally develop a solution for data challenges in an interactive way, driven by business needs. Nathalie will also explain why having a data lake will not solve all issues and will highlight how to handle data governance. At the end of the session, there is sufficient time for your questions.

Borealis

Workshop: Co-Creating your Future Proof Data Strategy and Culture

Olivier van Duüren | Founder | The Dualarity & presentor Data Driven Business

In this workshop Olivier van Duüren will give you hands on tactics to start and work on your data strategy. Learn how to accelerate and co-create a future proof data strategy and culture with all your stakeholders. Learn how to validate your current state, develop your future desired state (the North Star), and how-to co-create the bridge (strategic initiatives and priorities) towards that future. After the workshop you can, based on the guidance and insights during the workshop, get to work with the insights obtained.

the-dualarity

Round table: FAQ's about data driven business

Just like you, other data professionals struggle with various issues about how to transform into a data driven business, the importance of data quality and governance and how to drive a data strategy that is alligned with your business strategy, what do you need to know about data before you start AI and what are the legal and ethical aspects? During your registration for this event, we asked which questions you would like an answer to. During this session, the most frequently asked questions are dealt with under the direction of our moderator.

the-dualarity
Esther van der Voort

Esther van der Voort

Event moderator

Round table: Transformation to Cloud Native and Future Proof Platforms

More and more companies move there IT infrastructure to the cloud including their data management applications. What is the business driver to move you data to the cloud, how is the migration process being handled, should you go for a hybrid or multi-cloud solution and is my data well protected on a public cloud. We will discuss these topics and clarify some of the most asked questions.

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