Addressing Societal Challenges with Big Data

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:00
DIKU, Universitetsparken 5, Auditorium 1, 2100 København Ø

DIKU will be hosting this year's DABAI conference, where you will meet the people of DABAI – the largest big data centre in Denmark – and you will gain insight into how big data analytics can create value for industry and society and become a key to better education, improving health care, reducing fraud, new strategies for addressing flood risk challenges etc.

After the official programme there will be networking, drinks and snacks.




09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
Head of Department Mads Nielsen, DIKU
10.05 Presentation of DABAI
CEO Professor Ole Lehrmann Madsen, DABAI, The Alexandra Institute
10.20 The Danish Government's TechPlomacy Initiative
Mette Schiøtz Sørensen, Senior Tech Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Teacher support through performance predictions, at primary school level
Johannes Kristjansson, Head of Innovation, Clio Online and PhD Student Stephan Sloth Lorenzen, DIKU

11.10 Coffee break
11.25 Machine Learning and advanced analytics in The Danish Business Authority
Carsten Ingerslev, Head of Office, Danish Business Authority

Big Data in the public sector - challenges and perspectives
Søren Ilsøe, Director Insight Strategy Analytics & Information Management, Deloitte

12.05 Lunch

Optimising Patient Flow - Learning from big data
Mikkel Harbo, Director, Business Development & Operation, Systematic
Kaj Grønbæk, Professor, Aarhus University

13.25 Optimising personalised learning in primary schools
Founder & CEO Kasper Holst Hansen, EduLab and PhD Student Christian Hansen, DIKU
13.45 Climate change, big data and algorithms
Morten Revsbæk, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, SCALGO

Coffee break


Visma Advanced Analytics - where research meets business
Torben Ryttersgaard, CEO, Visma Consulting A/S


Big data driven business development in Danish industry
Christian Hannibal, DI Digital

15.10 Coffee break
15.30 Reducing risk and increasing customer experience using machine learning
Tue Lehn-Schiøler, Chief Data Scientist, Danske Bank
15.50 Panel debate: Big data - big opportunities - big challenges
Carsten Ingerslev, Danish Business Authority
Mette Sørensen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Torben Ryttersgaard, CEO Visma Consulting A/S
Søren Ilsøe, Director Insight Strategy Analytics & Information Management, Deloitte

16.20 Close of conference
Head of Department Mads Nielsen, DIKU
16.30 Networking, drinks and snacks


Read more about the talks here


Registration fee: DKK 200. Members of DABAI may sign up for free.

Deadline for registration: 6 April 2018

Conference fee includes full day programme and catering. Your registration is binding and your conference fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation.



If you have any questions or changes concerning your participation in the conference, please contact Tina Virenfeldt Kristensen, Communications Officer at the Department of Computer Science,


The annual DABAI conference 2018