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Risk & Resilience Festival presents new collaboration between VU and UT 4 November live on campus

During the Risk & Resilience Festival on 4 November, a new collaboration between the VU Amsterdam and the University of Twente will be explained, titled: Creating secure societies: resilience in action'.

This collaboration will be presented in a keynote at the risk event and will open with a virtual introduction of the Creating Secure Societies collaboration by initiators Karen van Oudenhoven-van der Zee (Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, VU) and Theo Toonen (Dean Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Sciences, UT). After the opening, there will be a roundtable discussion on various security crises with, among others, Bas Boïng (National Police, UT), Jacquelien van Stekelenburg (Professor of Social Change & Conflict) and scientist Peter de Vries (UT).

Other keynotes of the festival 

The Risk & Resilience Festival is a knowledge event at which speakers from science and practice share their knowledge, vision and experiences. This year's theme is 'One step ahead with big data'. Keynote speaker Mariëlle Stoelinga, Professor of IT Risk Management (UT), will explain: data analysis, artificial intelligence and algorithms offer a wealth of opportunities and these techniques are enormously helpful in identifying and dealing with risks. But how do we use these techniques effectively? How do we ensure that we can optimally manage risks and increase our resilience?

The 3rd keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vossen of the University of Münster. His session is about 'the past, present and future of big data'. The term 'big data' is about 10 years old. But what is 'big' when it comes to data? The perceptions within IT and computer science have been different over the years. Whereas in the past the term was directly linked to storage capacity, today it refers more to the fact that everything we do online leaves a digital data trail. And this data trace can be collected, stored, analysed and ultimately used (or abused).

This event is free for UT students and employees.

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