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LCDS meeting: Big Data & Finance

Huygens Laboratory
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Zaal 204

Data Science plays an increasingly important role in the world of finance. During this meeting, several interesting topics in this area will be discussed: from Financial Shared Services to data mining techniques for taxpayers’ supervision.

Speakers include Rex Arendsen  (Extraordinary Professor of Societal and Historical Context of Tax Law), Mark Pijnenburg (Data Scientist at Belastingdienst) and Rob van den Wijngaard (Manager Financial Shared Service Centre at Leiden University).


14:00 – 14:10   Welcome - Jaap van den Herik (Chair of the Board of Directors, Leiden Centre of Data Science)

14:10 – 14:30   The Tax System as a Complex Adaptive System - Rex Arendsen (Extraordinary Professor of Societal and Historical Context of Tax Law, Leiden University)

14:30 – 14:50   Data Science in Practice: Current Challenges, Future Opportunities - Building and implementing models in a tax authority - Emma Gottesman (Lead Data Scientist, Belastingdienst)

14:50 – 15:10   Continuous Improvement with help of Data Analytics - Rob van den Wijngaard (Manager Financial Shared Service Centre, Leiden University)

15:10 – 15:20   Discussion

15:20 – 15:50   Coffee break

15:50 – 16:10   Applying Analytics for Improved Taxpayer Supervision - Mark Pijnenburg (Data Scientist, Belastingdienst)

16:10 – 16:30   Government finance statistics 2.0: challenges for data scientists? - Floris Jansen (Economist, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek)

16:30 – 16:40   Discussion

16:40 – 16:45   Closing remarks


If you would like to attend this meeting, please register here.