Mark in your agenda our next major event: May 8th - 9th, 2017
at the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, Belgium.
An amazing venue, with awesome speakers!
We have room for a few Sponsors! Attendees can Register now.

Ana01. Data made easier with Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience

Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Stanley

This session will give you an overview on the Watson Data Platform: Watson Data Platform enables data-driven professionals to work together in a simpler way to quickly find new and unexpected insights that deliver business-changing results.
The integrated Watson Data Platform features embedded, cognitive-assisted machine learning. It provides user-specific tools and data and analytic services on the IBM Cloud.
We will have 2 parts, the first will be a Business Value overview, followed by a architectural overview and small business case - based demo.
Laurent Boes (IBM) @laurentboes
Niko Tambuyser (IBM) @NikoTambuyser

16 years at IBM. Laurent Boes spent the majority of his career in Social Business in a variety of local and international roles. Since 2016 he joined the IBM Analytics team where he is responsible for Financial sector accounts. Laurent is a regular speaker on internal and external events.

Niko Tambuyser is a Senior Software Architect at IBM. He has a strong knowledge of Big data & Analytics. Niko has more than 15 years of experience in the domain of data integration and data management. He has been advising many clients in Europe on data architectures and data warehousing. Niko is very knowledgeable about Big & Open Data. He is a much appreciated  speaker at seminars and events."


Ana02. Making Sense of Data Analytics: Work Smarter, not Necessarily Harder 

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | E. Stanley

Whether you are in HR, Sales, IT, Security, Marketing and Communications or Business Transformation, you know that one of today’s major business problems is that one of Employee Engagement, or, to be more precise, of employee disengagement. When only 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work (Cf. Gallup 2013 - https://hbr.org/2013/10/map-the-sad-state-of-global-workplace-engagement), one has got to question whether we have got a rather catastrophic business problem, or an unprecedented business opportunity to transform the way we collaborate and get work done.
What if we could use data analytics to make sense of what’s happening around us? To seek out the different business opportunities that may be laying around out there dormant in order to influence a shift of behaviours on how employees get work done more effectively by enabling a more open, public and transparent work environment where open knowledge sharing, cooperation, coopetition and collaboration would help transform our work culture(s).
What if each life of business embarks on a journey to identify new business opportunities, new markets, by making sense of data analytics to help us work smarter, not necessarily harder? Whether it’s data coming out of traditional tools like email and applications, or whether it’s data coming out of your own Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e. IBM Connections), there is always an opportunity to seek > sense > share what we know, and use, to eventually transform the way we work.
What if you could make use of smart data analytics to influence the increase and further growth of the overall levels of employee engagement, talent retention, sales (by becoming a customer centric organisation), existing or new marketing goals as well as fine tuning more effectively your entire IT infrastructure. Would you also want to work smarter, not necessarily harder?
Come and join us then to find out how we could help you AND your business transform the way you work and interact with your customers using data analytics to inspire and influence smarter work!
Luis Suarez (panagenda) @elsua

Luis Suarez works at panagenda as a Digital Transformation and Data Analytics Adviser. A well seasoned Social / Open Business strategist and 2.0 practitioner with over 20 years of working experience on Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Online Communities and Social Networking for Business, he is currently focusing on helping organisations make the most out of their own change initiatives and digital transformation programmes through making sense of their own data analytics visualisations.


Ana03. How to enrich your self-service analytics with Watson Analytics for Social Media

Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Stanley

IBM Watson Analytics for Social Media guides you through the traffic of social networks and automatically creates data visualizations for exceptionally insightful discoveries, all on the cloud. Identify a topic and quickly get relevant content that shows you interesting relationships and patterns. You can easily take the pulse of your audience, gain greater visibility into a topic or market and compare results with other data sources for new insights derived from different views of information
In this session, we do not only talk about it, but show it live!
Peter D'Haeyer (IBM) @pdhaeyer

Peter D’Haeyer joined IBM in 2008 through the Cognos acquisition. Combining business and technical skills for more than 20 years in the area of Business Analytics, he provides insights to customers how to leverage business intelligence, performance management and predictive solutions in their existing processes and technical environment. As Watson Analytics Evangelist, he introduces business users into breakthrough innovative cognitive ways to recognize patterns in data, get and share insights that lead to accelerated and better decisions.
Prior to joining IBM, he build up a broad experience in consulting and service assignments


Ana04. The Power To Believe

Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | E. Stanley

The main differentiator for really successful companies today is data and the intelligence they draw from their data to make better and faster decisions.
Data is the new bacon!
We will provide a quick (and not very technical) overview of the hottest trends in Analytics and Big Data like Hadoop, Spark, Data Streaming and Real Time Analytics. We will discuss a number of examples from a variety of industries, with emphasis on real outcomes for business users from big data and dark data. We will discuss how combining different data sources for instance from your Domino applications, Smarter Workforce systems, business data like point of sales data with new and innovative data from weather, Twitter and government data can help you uncover hidden relationships in your data that will help you better understand your business and help you make better decisions.
Tim Malone (Intec Systems Limited) @timwmalone
Hans Petter Dalen (IBM)

Tim is Co-Founder and Director at Intec, a leading IBM Business Partner and has been an IBM Champion since 2013 for his work in and around the IBM Community. He is a big advocate of Social Business Technologies and has spoken on this subject at user groups and conferences around the world. His other interests include the wider use of evidential data within the organisation, and the technology that can be used to harness the power of this data and apply it to business use cases.

HP works for IBM. For over 15 years, his mission was with the Lotus products in various capacities, and he was responsible for the Notes and Domino sales targets between 2012 - 2015 before moving on to Analytics. For the past 12 months, he has worked with business outcomes from Big Data and IBMs acquisition of The Weather Company. He is now responsible for BA Tools in the Cloud and overall cloud client success for IBM in Europe.


Ana05. The GDPR Challenge-Less Painful Compliancy!

Tuesday, May 9 | 09:00 - 10:00 | E. Stanley

We know how stressed everyone is over being compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in a few short months, so we designed a way to take some of the pain out of the process! We will demonstrate the tooling that goes into the iKnow GDPR solution.
- iKnow GDPR Console
- IBM Gardium
- IBM StoredIQ
- IBM InfoSphere Information Server
The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of European Union (EU) citizens. This means that ANY company that works with information relating to EU citizens will have to comply with the requirements of the GDPR, making it the first global data protection law.
- The GDPR widens the definition of personal data
- Obtaining valid consent to using personal information
- Data breach notification requirement
- The right to be forgotten
- Privacy by design
Tore Pehrsson (iKnow Solutions)
Laura Eisenhardt (iKnow Solutions)

For the past 30 years, Tore has been focused on helping organizations maximize the impact of their data integration, business intelligence and data warehouse investments. He has been working on a large number of projects, serving as project manager, solution architect, data integration architect and developer, report and application developer.
Currently, Tore holds the position as Chief Architect and head up the iKnow software development team. The iKnow application offers functionality for integrating and operating IBM products like IBM InfoSphere Information Server, RDM, Gardium and StoredIQ.
iKnow received the 2013 IBM Beacon Award in the Analytics and Big Data category - Information Management Innovation

Laura is the EVP for iKnow Solutions- Europe and a heritage Ascential/IBMer. She has over 17 years experience with the Information Server Suite and is a Data Quality Evangelist that is now championing GDPR across Europe.


Ana11. People Analytics with IBM Watson Talent Insights (20 min.)

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | D. Gorilla 4

IBM Watson Talent Insights (TI) enables HR organizations to explore virtually any workforce data by simply typing in questions to help understand and predict the impact of talent decisions. TI delivers results through visualizations that are easy to interpret and can be shared throughout the organization to align resources. This enables human resource professionals to easily make strategic, fact-based decisions based on talent analytics to improve business outcomes.
Join this session to find out more about IBM Watson Talent Insights and see a live demo.
Koen Lenaerts (IBM) @koen_lenaerts

Koen Lenaerts has been working for IBM since 1999. He joined the ‘IBM Collaboration and Talent Solutions’ team 6 years ago, where he is working today as a Client Technical Specialist.  In this role he demonstrates the IBM Collaboration & HR Talent solutions to potential customers, assists with the deployment and drives adoption. He especially focusses on the new Watson /cognitive integrations in these solutions.


Ana12. Using Watson Work Services to to Power Collaborative Business Intelligence (20 min.)

Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | E. Stanley

The basis of innovation is being able to build upon the work of others: collaborating. Yet Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is too often one-to-many—e.g. emailing a spreadsheet or PDF—it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute. The key to collaborative BI is speed. Speed to a decision. Having better, more informed, fact-based conversations with the right people. Learn how to put business into your social business, by infusing the networks with meaningful analytics, personalized to your problem. Learn how to leverage the entire IBM Collaboration stack to enrich self-service BI with context, to build consensus. Collaborative BI helps teams take action in real time, to work on the right things, at the right time.
Patrick Spedding (Rocket Software) @spedding

Patrick Spedding is a thought leader and evangelist in the area of BI and Analytics, and Senior Director R&D for Rocket Software. Prior roles include Director of Product Management for IBM Cognos, Director of Field Marketing for Cognos, Founder of Tableau partner See-Change Solutions, and SAS Solution Manager for BI and Strategy Management. Patrick's qualifications include an MBA degree in Marketing (AIU), Diploma in Management (University of Michigan), BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (Loughborough University), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM), and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


Ana13. The Watson Explorer API for Domino explained (20 min.)

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | E. Stanley

Watson Explorer is a cognitive search and content analysis platform that gives you access to insights from all the data you care about, so you can drive business performance and growth. Watson Explorer allows you to search both structured and unstructured data. IBM provides a Watson Explorer API for Domino and this is a show and tell session which will give you more insight into powerful business outcomes when combining Domino and Watson Explorer.
Hans Petter Dalen (IBM )

HP works for IBM. For over 15 years, his mission was with the Lotus products in various capacities, and he was responsible for the Notes and Domino sales targets between 2012 - 2015 before moving on to Analytics. For the past 12 months, he has worked with business outcomes from Big Data and IBMs acquisition of The Weather Company.
He is passionate about data and the intelligence we can draw from data. If you have data, he has tools that can help you.