03/03/2015 12:00
03/03/2015 18:00

Dear Architect, Dear Analytics Professional, Dear Data Scientist,


Business Analytics is “The systematic leverage of cross functional business information and the resulting optimization of business decisions and processes”. It is one of the five big ICT paradigms (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security, and Social Media) that many organizations are exploring and adopting as part of their business strategy, in order to stay competitive or even in order to survive!


While several companies and public instances already have realized tremendous benefits by applying Analytics in the right way and for the right stakeholders, we feel the need to bring together Architects and Analytics Professionals around some key topics:

  • What would be a holistic data management approach to support all required Analytics initiatives and projects in an organization, and what is the associated Data Architecture – including a “Data Reservoir” component?
  • Is the next step to Cognitive Computing easy to take? Are there already Use Cases available, and even more, is the technology accessible from the Cloud?
  • What about the analysis of Big Data: what are organizations doing today with which types of Big Data and what are the lessons learned?
  • How can I integrate Hadoop into my overall Enterprise Architecture?


You like to have an answer to these questions? Join our GSE Architecture Working Group Meeting on March 3rd2015, open for professionals from all ICT consumers and ICT suppliers that have an affinity with Analytics.


Please take a look to the attached agenda and do not hesitate to enroll via the URL you find included.


We hope to meet you on March 3rd!


Erik Ombelets

Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux


Eric Michiels

IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux








12:00 – 13:00

Welcome Coffee


13:00 – 13:15

Introduction to the Theme of the Day

Eric Michiels, Executive Architect, IBM Belgium

13:15 – 14:15

The Data Reservoir as an enabler of differentiating Analytics initiatives

Mandy Chessell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM UK

14:15 – 15:00

From the hype of Cognitive Computing to the real application thru Watson Analytics

Peter D’hayer, Business Analytics Architect, IBM Belgium

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 – 16:15

Big Data Use Cases and associated Information Architectures

Patrick Derde, Senior Consultant, BiZZdesign Belgium

16:15 – 17:00

How to use Hadoop within an Enterprise Architecture?

Ben Vermeersch, Big Data Consultant, InfoFarm

17:00 – 18:00

Networking Cocktail




IBM Client Center, Avenue Bourget 42, 1130 Brussels




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Enrollment Fee

Free of charge


Enrollment Link

You can enroll for this event via the following link: http://www.gsebelux.com/node/226



This event will take place thanks to the IBM BeNeLux Technical Expert Council and the IBM Academy of Technology.

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