About the Career Symposium

The opening of the Career Month: a symposium focused on Career Orientation! There will be parallel sessions focused on Information/Computing Science (Turing Track), Physics (Newton Track) and Mathematics (Euler Track). Everybody is welcome at every session. The program, for now, can be seen below. You can subscribe for the symposium here.

Turing Track

BBG 0.61

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
Deloitte Deloitte is leading consultancy firm, active in Risk Advisory, Consultancy, Financial Advisory and Accountancy. One of the most well-known names in the business!
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
Belastingdienst The branch of our government which facilitates and administers all taxes for the country. The campaign manager of this year's tax return will give a presentation about the technical side of this campaign. He will talk about the (technical) background of this campaign, functional managment, production, risk detection, outages, the mobile application and more.
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
Nedap Nedap is a large Dutch technology firm based in Groenlo. They will give the following talk:
Problems, pills and software
Developing an application for medication administration, or: why working as a software engineer is about magic, mind reading, feelings and above all, people.

18:00- 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Euler Track

BBG 0.83

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
ORTEC ORTEC is one of the largest providers of optimalisation and analytical solutions on the planet.
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
Solid Professionals Artificial intelligence, neurale netwerken en deep learning: Het zijn slechts een paar van de buzzwords die verbonden zijn aan de technologische veranderingen van de afgelopen tien jaar. De onderliggende gemeenschappelijke noemer van deze nieuwe technologieën is machine learning. Bedrijven verzamelen steeds meer data over hun processen en met behulp van machine learning kan deze informatie worden vertaald naar nuttige conlusies.

Solid Professionals is werkzaam in de financiële sector. Onze expertise ligt op het gebied van Finance en Risk Management, en sinds een jaar ontwikkelen we ons op het gebied van data science. Onze klanten zijn banken, verzekeraars en andere financiele instellingen. Deze partijen zijn vaak grote ondernemingen, die beschikken over gigantische bakken data. Ook zijn het vaak oudere bedrijven, waardoor ze de expertise missen om hier goed gebruik van te maken. Hier liggen kansen voor Solid Professionals, want wij kunnen die expertise bieden.

In deze presentatie zullen we in meer detail inzoomen op neurale netwerken, de state-of-the-art technieken van nu. Op een fundamenteel niveau behandelen we de werking van deze algoritmes en geven we voorbeelden van onze projecten waar data science en AI een grote rol in spelen.
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
CWI Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands.
18:00 - 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Newton Track

KBG Pangea

Time Subject
15:15 - 16:00
ASML ASML is one of the fastest growing companies of the Netherlands and the world. They build chip-making machines and are on the very fringes of what is physically possible. Their talk is the following:
How an astrophysicist ended up at ASML

I’ve studied astrophysics during my master’s (Utrecht) and PhD (Leiden), after which I found a job at ASML. There I’ve worked at Research, Corporate Marketing, and Development and Engineering. During my talk I will explain the career choices I made, why I enjoy working at ASML, and illustrate the range of job options a STEM background provides. My goal is to allow you to make a better decision for your own career.
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:00
TNO The Dutch Organisation for applied scientific research is an independent research institute. TNO's mission statement is to connect people and knowledge in order to create innovations which strengthen the competitiveness of companies who sustainably enhance our society.
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 18:00
Nikhef Nikhef is the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics that performs research in particle physics and astroparticle physics. Amongst others, it is a research partner of the CERN institute in Switzerland, and is a collaboration between Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Radboud University, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University.
18:00 - 19:30 Drinks and pizza

Pictures of last year's Career Symposium