Launch Amsterdam School of Data Science

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Zuiderkerk Amsterdam

Zuiderkerkhof 72

1011 WB Amsterdam

Netherlands

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The School is an initiative of Amsterdam Data Science, a partnership between CWI, HvA, UvA and VU. Currently, these institutes offer over 200 courses and programmes in Data Science related study - and the idea is to further intensify the cooperation to be able to cope with the huge demand for Data Science talent worldwide.


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15:00 Opening by Kajsa Ollongren, Alderman City of Amsterdam and Marc Salomon on behalf of Amsterdam School of Data Science

15:10 School and Objectives by Maarten de Rijke, Director Amsterdam Data Science

15:20 “The Future of Data Science Learning” by Stéphanie Durand, Head Enterprise EMEA Coursera

15:40 Panel: “The Future of Data Science Learning & People Development”

  • Sanjai Bhulai, professor of Business Analytics VU Amsterdam

  • Karin Dekker, Team Manager Analytics Belastingdienst

  • Nanda Piersma, Researcher and Lecturer in Data Science Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

  • Sacco van de Velde, Partner Ebbinge

  • Kim Verhaaf, Global Head Advanced Analytics ING Bank

  • Bart Voorn, Lead HR Analytics Ahold Delhaize

  • Moderator: Marc Salomon

16:00 Official Launch by Ger Baron, CTO City of Amsterdam

16:10 Drinks

17:00 Close


With the School we would like to achieve the following:

- Explain to a broad and diverse population what Data Science is and the opportunities in the labour market, for potential students and people who would like to re-train;

- Stimulate people on different levels and within a broad range of applications to attend programmes in Data Science;

- Show, in one place, all the available courses and programmes on Data Science in the Amsterdam region;

- Position the Amsterdam region within Europe as a region with strong Data Science expertise and Data Science related Start-ups;

- Increase the collaboration between companies, government and knowledge institutes to develop talent;

- Expand the international network of top institutes for knowledge and talent exchange.

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Zuiderkerk Amsterdam

Zuiderkerkhof 72

1011 WB Amsterdam

Netherlands

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