Big Data, what the CIO needs to know

Join us at our upcoming Seminar on Thursday 28th March in Brussels, where top speakers will focus on Real-time Data Intelligence; B.I. in the Cloud – Big Data meets the Cloud; Competitive Intelligence; Social Data Analysis; Semantic Analysis; Predictive Analytics; Link with Digital Marketing and Huge Data on Consumers; Discover Implicit Patterns in Data; What is the Business Value; What does the Business Need?

Prof. Dr. Bart Baesens is Associate Professor at KU Leuven and Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He has done extensive research on analytics, customer relationship management, fraud detection and credit risk management. His findings have been published in well-known international journals and presented at international top conferences. He will discuss the Challenges & Opportunities for the CIO in terms of Big Data Analytics.

Paul Danneels is CIO at VDAB. He will evoke his own experience with Big Data & advanced analytics. Via and an in-memory database, over 210,000 jobseekers are matched online with 40,000 jobs. Within milliseconds, lists of profiles must come out on a number of criteria.VDAB also pilots around open data and unstructured data and runs, with the University of Leuven, a research on the combination of online and offline data.

Klaas Bosteels is Lead Data Scientist at Massive Media, the social media company behind and After working with the information retrieval team at, Klaas joined Massive Media to conceive, build and lead a brand new team around big data & data science. In doing so, he developed a pretty clear perspective on how to introduce big data within a company and create added value from it.

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