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Amsterdam Data Science Reveals New Strategy for 2020-2024

13 December 2019

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), the academic and industry network for Data Science and AI in the Amsterdam region, has released its new Strategy for 2020-2024, unveiling new initiatives including the ADS Blog and a White Paper report.

ADS’s mission is to connect academia, industry and society in a diverse Data Science and AI ecosystem in the Amsterdam region where collaboration, innovation and participation are key to the network. 

In its Strategy, ADS sets out four key, strategic goals:

  1. Strengthening the Synergy: Academia, Industry and Society 
  2. Growing the Data Science and AI Ecosystem
  3. Showcasing Amsterdam as a Leading Data Science and AI Hub
  4. Increasing ADS’s Brand Awareness

Towards realising these goals, ADS will launch a blog to highlight research carried out within the ecosystem and encourage more engagement between academia, industry and society. The White Paper will focus on benchmarking Amsterdam in the fields of Data Science and AI compared to other European hubs such as London, Berlin, Paris and Vienna. 

ADS revealed its Strategy for the next five years at its Highlight event, celebrating its first five years, at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Thursday 12th December 2019. Lynda Hardman, Director of ADS, on the new strategy: “As we approach the end of our fifth year, Amsterdam Data Science has grown from a few dedicated academic and industrial partners to a thriving network that is attracting attention both nationally and internationally. Now is the time to take the network to the next level to stimulate the ecosystem as an excellent academic hub as well as attracting and retaining world-class talent in start-ups and established companies.

Read the full ADS Strategy 2020-2024.

About Amsterdam Data Science

ADS, established in 2014, is originally an initiative of the four knowledge institutes in Amsterdam: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Since 2018, it has expanded to include industrial partners, including Gold Partnerships with Elsevier, Qualogy, VodafoneZiggo and ING.