When Data meets Nature

viernes 23 septiembre 2022, 17:30 - 20:30

CALLE Cortina del Muelle 1, Malaga, España

We are super excited to be back again to invite the tech community to our first JOTB meetup on Friday September 23rd at AC Málaga Palacio Hotel in Málaga City Centre.

We will celebrate the end of this torrid summer with a completely FREE event. Here we will enjoy 2 talks about amazing examples of the application of Data Science to nature.


17:30 - 18:00 Registration and welcome with soft drinks (FREEEEEEEEE)

18:00 - 18:30 Connecting and discovering the world with the Knowledge Graph. Hugo Koopmans - Chief Data Scientist at DIKW Intelligence

18:30 - 19:00 Talk to be confirmed. Miguel Gabarrón - Data Scientist at Proagrica

19:00 - 19:30 Q&A

19:30 - 20:00 Networking, raffles and drinks with an open bar (FREEEEE)


Hugo Koopmans

Chief Data Science @ DIKW Intelligence | CTO @ Sensing Clues | Lecturer @ DIKW Academy and Open Universiteit

Hugo started his career when Data Science wasn't called Data Science yet. His passion for data is the drive that led him to the point he is right now. Leading the Data Science discipline at DIKW Intelligence, protecting wildlife with Sensing Clues and educating the future Data Scientists.
Hugo combines his passion for data with curiosity and involvement with the latest developments and applications, in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms, (Baysisan) statistics and the processing of Natural Language in a semantic Knowledge Graph. Making him a trusted advisor for his clients. But above all, Hugo creates data driven applications for end users. And he doesn't stop until he is sure it will deliver value for his customers.

Connecting and discovering the world with the Knowledge Graph

How to protect wildlife? Was one of the questions Jan Kees Schakel had more than 7 years ago. After meeting Hugo the answer was there. A partnership was born and wildlife would be protected with the use of Artificial Intelligence.
Classification and categorization of animal sounds and everything else you can hear in wildlife areas, add some image classification and images from the Copernicus satellite. Combining this data - and a lot more - on a data platform and building a knowledge graph on top of that provides wildlife rangers with information they need. Information they need to protect the wildlife that is so important to our world's ecosystem.

Miguel Gabarrón

Data Scientist at Proagrica

After graduating on Environmental Sciences on 2005, Miguel spent the first part of his career in Academia, getting first a PhD on Physical Geography and then completing two postdocs in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and Cranfield (UK) Universities. During his time in Academia, Miguel focused on soil science, covering topics such soil organic carbon dynamics, soil compaction and soil water retention. At the same time, he started to grow an interest on machine learning, what finally drove him to move to the private sector and start a career on Data Science on 2018. Currently Miguel manages the Data Science team at Proagrica, that focuses on processing and modelling agronomic data in order to provide insights and help growers to make informed decisions.

Intersecting big geospatial data for agronomic insights

In recent years, data collection in agriculture has exploded, driven by the development of machinery with the capacity to generate and store operational data, that is usually in a very raw state. The result is that agriculture data companies have access to enormous amounts of data but, at the same time, have the challenge of cleaning, processing, and combining those data in a fast enough way so the generated insights can become a viable product. This talk will cover how we tackled such a challenge at Proagrica in order to generate yield statistics. It will include different approaches to index geospatial layers, how we moved to Spark to achieve the desired performance and how we ended using the open source library Mosaic, recently released by Databricks Labs.

Join us on Friday September 23rd at AC Málaga Palacio Hotel to learn a couple useful lessons on how to protect wildlife!

PS. The event is completely free to attend but registration is mandatory, and there are only 70 tickets available so get yours while they’re still up for grabs!

AC Hotel by Marriott Malaga Palacio, 29015

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Publicado por: Luis Sánchez