Handle your data with care! (N-sight)



In this era of digitisation, data is often called the 'new gold' or 'oil'.  In our aim to gain more insights that will lead us to higher revenue, new market opportunities or new regions, we are analysing data at full throttle. But it needs to be handled with care, using a data architecture that follows your general strategy while ensuring solid security, quality, etc.


During this session, we will hear from companies about their real-life experiences and best practices: Borealis will set the scene with challenges; Brussels Airport Company, AXA Bank and publiq will share their vision on data governance; and Stibbe will get into the legal perspective for non-personal, i.e. 'industrial', data.








Registrations will be opened in due time, 4 weeks before the event



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12:30 Welcome coffee


13:00 Introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:15 Case: Borealis' data lake journey


The data & analytics team at chemical company Borealis decided to invest in a data lake, in order to overcome data challenges by


  • reducing data preparation time for data science work
  • dealing with the evolving data scope, growing volume and increasing complexity
  • building something that power users in business can operate and leverage themselves.

Nathalie Rigouts, Head of IT Innovation for Borealis, will share the project status and lessons learned so far, along with details of past endeavours to develop solutions for data challenges, driven by business needs. Nathalie will also explain why a data lake will not solve every data governance issue. 


Nathalie Rigouts, Head of IT Innovation, Borealis (English)


13:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:00 It's not personal: the legal perspective on industrial data


‘Data' is not an existing category in our legal system, making it difficult to qualify from a legal perspective, or to identify rights and obligations. The GDPR only provides direction, and only for 'personal data'. But what about non-personal, or 'industrial data'? Who owns the data in your systems? What are the rights and obligations of the data creator? What boundaries should you respect when engaging in data mining and data analytics? How do contracts come into play and what should a proper data governance cater for? Erik will set the stage for an audience discussion on these questions.


Erik Valgaeren, Head of the TMT & Data Governance practice, Stibbe (English)


14:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:45 Case: How data governance took off using business needs as main driver


In this presentation, we’ll find out about the Brussels Airport Company’s Strategy 2040 to become a digital host to build and activate the wider the airport ecosystem. We’ll hear about the business use case of the Airport Operations Plan, and learn how data governance acts as an enabler


Joke Op den Acker, Operational Data Manager and Karlien Mollemans, Data Governance Manager, Brussels Airport Company (English)


15:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Coffee break


16:00 Case: The Happy Data Triangle


Getting the most out of your data is so much more than just tackling the technology challenge. It requires evolving into a data-centric organisation. Thanks to its use case-based approach, AXA Bank has successfully increased its maturity across all data capabilities, while simultaneously delivering tangible business value.


Jeroen Ghysel, Chief Retail, IT & Transformation, AXA Bank (English)


16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:45 Case: Market share to shared market: the museumpassmusées opens new doors


From its small roots to its royal presentation, from its A to Z of museums across the country, from its exciting special events to the reduced rates that make it accessible to everyone… the creation of the museumpassmusées is an amazing feat, highlighted Trends when it announced Bart as the winner of its Sales and Marketing Award 2019. In his presentation, we will learn about the ambitious data governance model, the underlying architecture, and the current and future application opportunities of this initiative that convinced our country’s museums the value of changing focus from market share to a shared market.


Bart Temmerman, Director, publiq (English)


17:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:30 Wrap up & closing drink


18:30 End