where are we going? 


Join us to deep-dive into the why, what, how, and when of data-driven innovations. Discover, together with our expert guests, the innovations made possible by data. 

We provide you with insights on putting data into practice to create better products and services for customers, employees, or citizens. Besides, our guests reveal to you the obstacles they tackled during their journey. Last but not least, we talk about the future of data innovation: where are we going?

Host & Co-Host


Desiree Timmermans 

Founder & Director – DITalk 

Desiree has 20+ years of experience in the ICT sector. She worked at Global Technology and IT-Consulting Corporations and founded Help To Grow Business in 2017, focussing on helping ICT organizations grow faster. Additionally, she is Co-Director of the Women in Big Data Brussels Chapter.

In 2020, Desiree started with the Data Innovation Talk (DITalk) to Grow the Data Innovation knowledge and experience of private- and public organizations, academics, and citizens

For the DITalk community, Desiree organizes the Data Innovation Talk Podcast and DITalk Live Webcasts to discuss innovative data applications from a societal, business, and technical perspective. Besides, she hosts the Women in Big Data Brussels Podcast and is in charge of communications and community-building.

She is passionate about new technologies and how these impact organizations and societies. Desiree organizes talks and builds communities around this by bringing together experts who share their know-how to help community members grow faster.

Desiree holds a master’s in Organizational and Administrative Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

Co-Host – Datavillage Series

Frederic Lebeau

Co-Founder – Datavillage

Frederic, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Datavillage, has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, e.g., BNP Paribas, Degroof Pertercam, as a cybersecurity expert, business architect, and IT Innovation Director. 

He has a master’s in Computer Science and is passionate about unlocking the value of personal data, user control, privacy, and transparency in his work.

At Datavillage, Frederic is responsible for the technical conceptualization (architecture, security), the product’s design, and helping customers use Datavillage’s entire product and services potential.

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+32 (0)2 893 27 66




Data Innovation Talk