The BI & Data Analytics Summit

The BI & Data Analytics Summit

13 June 2019 (9-17h30)
Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
Presented in English by Keith McCormick (opening keynote), Rick van der Lans (closing keynote), and 12 half-hour presentations between these keynotes
Price: 450 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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The BI & Data Analytics Summit is a combination of 2 unique in-depth tutorials on June 12th (one on Data Virtualization with Rick van der Lans and one on Machine Learning with Keith McCormick), and an information-packed conference with 14 inspiring speakers on June 13th, 2019:

13th of June - Registration with Coffee/Tea and Croissants, Networking and Exhibition
Rooms A+B
A Word of Welcome by Conference Chairman Rick van der Lans, followed by Session Pitches
Rooms A+B
Opening Keynote: AI and Machine Learning: What's New, What's Not, and Why Care?
(Keith McCormick - data mining consultant, trainer, speaker, and author)
Coffee/Tea, Networking and Exhibitions
Room A
Cluster 1A: Making Data Actionable with Data Visualisation
The Rise of Data Stories in the Enterprise (Erik Laurijssen, Datylon)
One of the answers to facilitate action from insights is using explanatory dataviz techniques such as data stories. Erik shows you how.
Find and Seek: How to Leverage Visual and Functional Best Practices for Efficient, Actionable Data Visualizations (Kurt Buhler, Ordina)
When a user looks at a dashboard or report, they should be able to quickly find the information they need from the data being used. This means you should focus on an efficient and logical user experience, and Kurt shows you how.
How STIB-MIVB Uses Data to Improve the Brussels Public Transport Experience (Rob Roemers, STIB-MIVB)
Rob is responsible for data & analytics at the Brussels Public Transport Company, and he explains how STIB-MIVB uses data to improve the customer experience.
Room B
Cluster1B: Modern Data Architectures, including Data Virtualisation
Breaking Limits - A data virtualisation case in asset management (Vincent Boucheron, CIO Advisor, BNP Paribas Asset Management)
Vincent explains how BNP Paribas Asset Management uses Denodo's data virtualisation tool, the use cases, the lessons learned and the future of data virtualisation.
A Modern Data Architecture in Azure (Armand van Oijen, Kadenza)
Based on customer cases, Armand shows how data can be stored and connected in Azure to achieve a flexible and scalable data platform.
Data Virtualization at UMC Utrecht: Don't Collect, Connect! (Erik Fransen, connecteddatagroup)
Erik mentions 7 reasons why Data Virtualisation is the answer for professionals who are concerned with improving and renewing the organisation. He also shows how University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht merges (Big) Data that is spread inside and outside the organization, and uses it in real-time through Data Virtualisation.
Lunch, Networking and Exhibitions
13h50 Sponsor Presentations (in 2 parallel tracks)
Room A

InfoRoad sponsor presentation: Data virtualization deployment: low risk, maximum value (Bart De Groeve, Manager at InfoRoad)

Room B

WhereScape sponsor presentation: Data-Infrastructure Automation Software for Cloud, Hybrid and On-premise (Vincent Calcagnile, Account Director at WhereScape)

Rooms A+B
Afternoon Presentations
Room A
Cluster 2A: Analytics for the Data-Driven Organisation
How to become data-driven & get started with AI: local success stories and use-cases (Peter Depypere, element61)
Peter will take you through a number of real-life examples of how Machine Learning and AI were embedded within local Belgian organizations discussing the business case, challenges and how they were tackled.
Improve passenger experience at Brussels Airport through (real-time) analytics on a 24/7 cloud architecture (Stefan Kennis, Head of Data & Analytics, Brussels Airport)
Brussels Airport has a leading role as European Project Lead of the Airport Operations Program (AOP). The goal of the AOP is to bring real-time and predictive insights to the people running operational processes, in order to improve the end-to-end journey of the passengers from home to take-off.
Latexco: How to get the data that drives your business! (Pieter Beyne, i.deeds)
This real-life story sets the spotlight on the real added value that BI and data analytics has brought to Latexco, a Flemish rooted SME and a world-wide player in the bedding industry.
Room B
Cluster 2B: New BI Solution Approaches, including Data Vault
Data Warehouse Automation with Vaultspeed: a Web-based SaaS Solution Built for Data Vault 2.0 (Jonas De Keuster, CEO, Vaultspeed)
This presentation talks about data warehouse automation based on Data Vault 2.0. Jonas will elaborate on the advantages, the concept, the Vaultspeed automation tool, and their experience in multiple customer cases.
Cloud Datawarehousing: Why and How? (Rogier Werschkull, Cloud Analytics Now)
Based on experience migrating the Data Warehousing and BI stack of a Dutch gaming company to the Google Cloud, Rogier will explain the WHY of cloud datawarehousing, the pro's, the issues and how one should develop such a modern cloud DWH. Using this backstory, the main offerings from the 4 main cloud DWH vendors will be compared on functionality, and easy of use.
The Ensemble Logical model and the path to get there (Remco Broekmans, VP International Programs at Genesee Academy, LLC)
Ensemble modeling is quickly becoming the standard approach for modeling the data warehouse. Remco explains why, but also how to make sure we get the right information to start our data model.
Coffee/Tea, Networking and Room Switch
Rooms A+B
Closing Keynote: Modern BI and Data Architectures
(Rick van der Lans, independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer)
Rooms A+B
End of the Summit + Networking Drink

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