Launch Event Amsterdam School of Data Science

The School is an initiative of Amsterdam Data Science and a partnership between CWI, HvA, UvA and VU. 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. The launch will be opened by Kajsa Ollongren and followed by a mini-conference on “The Future Of Data Science Education”.

Giving insights on the Data Science possiblities in education as part of the Data Science ecosystem for society and business to stimulate and show the need of stuyding data science.

Data Science is unavoidable! The Amsterdam School of Data Science brings together all data science related education in Amsterdam to provide you with the most extensive offering in Europe. From computing and technology to analysis and applications, we offer students the unique opportunity to both specialise in one data science discipline and work together in interdisciplinary teams on data challenges. Using our course finder you will be able to see all the data science programmes offered by the Amsterdam Universities.

Programme

  • 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 Natasha Sachs, Regional Manager Europe Coursera and Doug Kelly, Data Science Vertical Expert Coursera
  • 15:40: Panel – “The Future of Data Science Learning & People Development”
    • Karin Dekker, Team Manager Analytics Belastingdienst
    • 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

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