Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ADS Drinks & Data: ADS meets SIGMOD

Amsterdam Data Science would like to invite you to a special Drinks & Data event at the premier data management conference ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2019 that will then be ongoing at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

The preceding catered reception will also give you the chance to see some of the posters and demos at the conference before hearing from experts in the field on topics in knowledge acquisition from data and machine learning infrastructure.


17:30 Welcome drinks
17:55 Introduction – Peter Boncz, Professor at VU Amsterdam and Senior Researcher at CWI



Invited Talk #1 – Infrastructure for Machine Learning: Ideas from Industry and Research

Matei Zaharia, original creator of Apache Spark, professor at Stanford University and Chief Technologist and Co-Founder of Databricks



Invited Talk #2: Ceres: Harvesting knowledge from the semi-structured web

Xin Luna Dong, Principal Scientist at Amazon, leading the Amazon Product Knowledge Graph, and previously involved in Google’s Knowledge Vault



Invited Talk #3: Topic Pages: From Articles to Answers

Deep Kayal, Senior Data Scientist at Elsevier, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

19:30 Closing Remarks – Alexander van Boetzelaer, EVP Strategy at Elsevier
19:35 Drinks & Networking
20:00 End

Date: Thursday 4th July
Time: 17:30-20:00
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam


Registration is free but you must do so in advance through Meet-up.
The event will be in English and is open to all.


Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) accelerates data science research by connecting, sharing and showcasing world-class technology, expertise and talent from Amsterdam on a regional, national and international level. Our research enables business and society to better gather, store, analyse and present data in order to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions.

ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.


We will be taking photos of the event and posting them on the ADS website and social media channels. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to