Launch Amsterdam School of Data Science

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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.

The launch event will be opened by Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam. Part of the launch event will be a mini-conference on “The Future Of Data Science Education”.

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