On Tuesday the 13th of November, the recently founded Groningen Digital Business Centre will host a series of sessions and talks at DOT during its second knowledge event.
Translation by Traci White
One session during the event will be conducted in English: a presentation by professor P.K. Kannan from the University of Maryland about attribution modelling, and a speech on digital transformation by University of Groningen associate professors Thijs Broekhuizen and John Dong. In the Dutch portion of the programme, presentations will be given by business leaders including Wijnand Jongen from Thuiswinkel.nl and Marcel Gerritsen from Rabobank about retail and innovation.
The Groningen Digital Business Centre opened in April of this year with the goal of bringing digital science and big data experts together to strengthen the digital sector in the northern Netherlands. The centre gets students directly involved in its activities: in a recent blog post, Nicolai Fabian, a research assistant at the GDBC originally from Germany, talked about his interest in digital readiness for companies in the region and the hands on experience that he has gotten through the centre.
One of the centre’s main objectives are to serve as a knowledge platform through seminars and workshops. The platform function is a collaboration between the University of Groningen and the Noordelijke Online Ondernemers (Northern Business Online), which is a consortium of 50 online-based companies in the Northern Netherlands.
The GDBC also aims to provide matchmaking services between students and digital companies in the region, and providing a multidisciplinary programme for students from the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. In December of 2017, the province granted the GDBC a subsidy of 150,000 euros to support the centre in bringing students and companies in the region together.
The second GDBC meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November at DOT in Groningen. Companies, organisations, academic institutions and university staff and students are invited to attend the event.