Infonomics – the discipline of tying economic significance to information – is maturing. Innovative companies in all kinds of industries are realizing data’s value in generating revenue. It’s these companies that will have a competitive advantage as we continue our transformation into this data-driven, decision-centric future. Businesses are depending on data and information due to the need of handling an exponential amount of data. The importance of data science increases significantly. 

Target group

The conference is aimed at a high-quality target group of end-users (managers, senior specialist and other DMU positions) who are keen to stay at the forefront of current trends and developments and who may be willing to invest in solutions in the field of (Big) Data and Analytics. The intended target group for this conference comprises participants in the following positions:

  • Manager Business Analytics
  • Customer Insights / Marketing Insights Manager
  • Manager Business Intelligence
  • Information Manager
  • Manager Data Analytics
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst / Data Scientist 
  • (Chief) Data Officer

On the 7th of December 2017 Heliview organised the first edition of the Big Data & Analytics Belgium conference in the Montil in Affligem.

This first edition was about Self-service Analytics, GDPR, Game-changing analytics and Data-driven Innovation.

The 46 participants learned how important the utility of consulting and using big data is.
They enjoyed the interaction with the partners and the other participants and we hope to welcome everybody back for the next edition and hopefully more.

The participants followed the folllowing programme:

  •          “Hyper personalization in offers and targeting”
    by Bart Vandenreijt – Customer Marketing & Insights Director at Carrefour
  •               “How Qlik Sense is helping Deloitte Belgium in becoming an Insight Driven Organisation”
    by Filip De Loecker - Director Consulting at Deloitte
  •               “Award winning Self-service Analytics”
     by David Sigerson – Sales Consultant at Tableau
  •         “Data Science for Everyone”
    by Frank Vanden Berghen – CEO at Business-Insight / TIMi
  •         “Game Changing & Analytics”
    by Kris Van Dyck - Pre-Sales Engineer at Information Builders
  •         “No need to be a rock star data scientist…”
    by Thomas Michem – Data & Analytics Expert at LoQutus
  •         “GDPR: guidance for compliance”
    by Prof. Dr. Jos Dumortier - an internationally renowned top expert in data protection and ICT law and Founding partner of time.lex.
  •         “Data-driven innovation: no data, no smart cities”
    by Prof. Dr. Pieter Ballon - Director of the research group SMIT (Studies on Media

After the programme the day ended with an informal network drink.

We like to see you all again on the second edition of the Big Data & Analytics conference on the 17th of Otober 2018!!  

Deelnemers over de vorige editie
Karim Ben Salah
It was great. I have enjoyed the conference and learned a lot.
Ingrid Piron
An overview of the different aspects of big data was interesting for those who are new to BI or big data
Peter Vandenabeele
— De Persgroep Belgie
Was very useful
Dirk Potvin
— FOD Financiën
It was very versatile: I am now aware that data really ads value in all sectors.