Let’s meet at the SAI Data Summit Brussels

December 15, 2014 in Events, Featured

SAI, “Studiecentrum voor automatische informatieverwerking” or ‘studycenter for automatic information processing’ is organising SAI Data Summit Brussels on the 5th of March 2015. This is an event where Open data, Big data, Smart data, Linked data tools are presented on the same day. Because Data is the new oil for our economies and you better have the right toolkit at hand. During this event, SAI will present leading and cool tools to crawl, clean, convert, visualise and analyse data. And, we found this important, the tools are affordable for everyone. So this event is for all people interested in data: from data analysts, data scientists, data journalists, open data evangelists, innovators to hackers and more.

The Master of ceremonies is Louis Dorard of ‘bootstrapping machine learning’ fame. He will guide you through this event packed with interesting tools.

Location: Van der Valk Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels
Website: http://sai.be/content/sai-data-summit-brussels
Tickets: Register here
Date: 05-03-2015 (13:15 – 17:45)
Language: English
125 EURO for SAI-Members.
175 EURO for non-SAI-Members

13.15 – 13.30 Registration

13.30 – 14.00 Tackling data: what can we do with data and which tools come in handy ?
Speaker: Louis Dorard. He is author of Bootstrapping Machine Learning and co-founder of PAPIs.io, the International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps. He is data consultant and partner at Codole. He studied machine learning at University College London.

14.00 – 14.30 Import.io
Speaker: Alex Gimson, European Evangelist at import.io. Import.io is a service that turns any website into a table of data or an api. Web scraping on steroids.

14.30 – 14.50 OpenRefine
Speaker: Ruben Verborgh. OpenRefine is an open source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it, transforming it from one format to another. Ruben is researcher in Semantic Hypermedia. He works at the Multimedia Lab of iMinds, University of Gent. He is co-author of ‘Using OpenRefine’ published by Packt.

14.50 – 15.00 The DataTank
Speaker: Jan Vansteenlandt. The Datatank transforms any type of raw or binary data into machine or human readable (semantic) data and automatically provides a RESTful API on top of it. Jan is one of the co-creators and developers of the datatank software.

15.00 – 15.30 Datawrapper
Speaker: Mirko Lorenz. Datawrapper is an open source tool to create simple, correct and embeddable charts in minutes. Amongst others in use at ‘de Standaard’. Mirko is a journalist/information architect who conceived the idea for the project in 2011. He is co-author of the Data Journalism Handbook and a trainer for data-driven journalism.

15.30 – 15.50 Coffee Break

15.50 – 16.00 DaPaas
Speaker: Marin Dimitrov. DaPaas is a Data and Platform as a Service tool in order to optimise and simplify both publication and use of Open Data across different platforms. Marin is the CTO of Ontotext, a leading supplier in the semantic web space.

16.00 – 16.20 Tableau Public
Speaker: Bjorn Cornelis. Tableau Public is a free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web. Bjorn is a senior business intelligence consultant at Biztory.

16.20 – 16.40 Microsoft Power BI Tools
Speaker: Frederik Vandeputte. Power BI is Microsoft’s offering in the self-service BI-space. Frederik is a senior consultant and partner at Kohera and the president of the Belgian SQL Server User Group.

16.40 – 17.10 BigML
Speaker: David Gerster. BigML offers machine learning and predictive analytics as a cloud service. David is BigML’s vice-president of Data Science.

17.10 – 17.40 Dataiku Data Science Studio
Speaker: Kenji Lefèvre. Dataiku is an end-to-end solution to turn, step by step, raw data into a predictive API. Keni is Dataiku’s head of product.

17.40 – 17.45 Conclusions by Louis Dorard

17.45 – Books giveaway … Drinks and networking

Additional benefits
Attendees will receive promocodes for following books:

Need more information of have a question?
Jacques Vandenbulcke
Professor at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the KU Leuven

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