Last 24 and 25 March 2015, the ICT.Open.2015 event took place at 'de Flint', Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The 2 day event ICT.OPEN.2015 is the hotspot where science, industry and policy makers from the Dutch ICT field come together. EIT ICT Labs contributed to the event by awarding the ‘Meet the Demo’ and by participating in the Business Track. EIT ICT Labs Business Accelerator, Alain le Loux gave a workshop on EIT ICT Labs to about 45 participants of the ICT.OPEN2015.
With more than 400 participants, 2 fantastic keynote presentations, 40 Meet the Demos, 100 poster presentations, 6 parallel tracks, a special business track, a morning stand-up comedian performance, several different award ceremonies, a tailor-made masterclass poster design and an ICT.OPEN Music Challenge we look back on a successful event.
Meet the demo Award 2015
Also a 'Meet the demo Award' was chosen. The Meet the Demo Award is the award for the demo with the best market potential, as demonstrated by the combination of the innovativeness of the concept and entrepreneurial attitude recognized in the project. There were two tracks within the 'Meet the Demo Award': Cybersecurity on day 1 and Big Data on day 2. With these demo's participants showed the outcome of their research. In total there were 40 demos presented.
The Meet the demo award was supported by EIT ICT Labs with as a first prize, coaching from EIT ICT Labs and an offer for a workspace at EIT ICT Labs' Co-location Centre in Eindhoven. The ICT.Open organisation awarded the EIT ICT Labs Meet the Demo Award with a prize of €400,-. The jury of the meet the demo award existed of Prof. Paul de Bra, Prof. Gerard Smit, Prof. Peter Baldus, Prof. Arnold Smeulders and Alain le Loux.
Winner of Meet the Demo Award 2015
The winner of the 'Meet the Demo Award' appeared to be Dr. Hannes Mühleisen. Dr. Hannes Mühleisen is a computer scientist based in Amsterdam and researcher at CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica). His interest is in distributed and large-scale data analysis, in particular distributed queries. The demo he showed during the ICT.OPEN2015 was on 'rapidly visualizing Wikipedia page views'.
The winning demo is about the increasing amount of data and the effectiveness of visualization for interpreting the meaning of these data. With the developed technique they can greatly speed up the statistical processing of large amounts of data and rapidly visualize the statistical results. The demo showed how the interest in a Wikipedia page changes over time. A user can select any set of pages to compare, and also find pages with similar interest over time. This can for example be used to judge interest in certain topics from society in general.
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With this we would like to congratulate Dr. Hannes Mühleisen with his winning demo!