DDS Seminar: Data Science for Finance

Thursday 19 June 2014 - 14.30 to 18.00

Delft Data Science (DDS) organizes a series of seminars. These seminars address the challenges and opportunities emerging from large quantities of heterogeneous, complex, networked and dynamic data influencing virtually all socio-economic domains.

 We aim to bring the main economic, industrial, societal and academic stakeholders together to jointly discuss how to address the challenges and optimally exploit the opportunities related to big data in the years to come.

Theme: Data Science in the Financial World

Computer networks have increased the speed and improved the simplicity of financial transactions, for people and companies alike. The volume of these transactions has adapted  accordingly. The total value of trades on the New York Stock Exchange alone increased by a factor of one thousand compared to 1970. Stockbrokers who tried to outperform one another by shouting on the trading floor have been replaced by electronic trading machines.  

In the future, the amount of data on financial transactions and other information flows will continue to grow. Moreover, information we do not take notice of today may be obtained rather easily in the future. What opportunities and threats are connected to these upcoming changes with big data in banking and insurance? Can new services be offered? Can the competitive position be improved? How can regulations be imposed and enforced? How is our privacy affected? How can the data be processed and analysed? Which mathematical techniques will be needed?

In this seminar, experts from companies, government institutions and TU Delft will shed light on the opportunities and challenges in financial data in the coming decade.


14:30  Welcome and opening by Robbert Fokkink

14:35  Robert Witteveen - Reaal Verzekeringen

14:55  Ton van Welie - Ortec Finance

15.15  Coffee and tea

15:30  Janine Hogendoorn – Autoriteit Financiële Markten

15:50  Piet Daas – Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek

16:10  Coffee and tea

16:20  Pitches about DDS research at TU Delft:

  • Jasper Anderluh – financial mathematics
  • Felienne Hermans – software engineering
  • Kees Vuik – numerical mathematics
  • Jan van den Berg – cyber security

16:40  Discussion and questions

17:10  Closing words by Geurt Jongbloed

17:15  Drinks until 18:30


Please, let us know of your presence via the registration link on and share this invitation with interested colleagues or business relations.


Lecture Hall Chip

Faculty EEMCS – TU  Delft

Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft

We are looking forward to welcoming you the 19th of Junel!