ABN AMRO and Dell EMC open new data lab for universities

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ABN AMRO and Dell EMC today opened a laboratory in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, where scientists and students can perform data research. The new ‘Dataistic Center’ makes knowledge and hardware available to a broad group of scientists, allowing experiments to be conducted that could benefit universities, ABN AMRO and Dell EMC.

Access to modern hardware, expertise and support

In the Dataistic Center, users have access to modern hardware and support for conducting experiments. They can also re-use other users’ data and benefit from networking with like-minded data professionals. The Dataistic Center also offers expertise in banking, doing business and technological developments. The first experiments with a data cluster  have begun. A group of students are using the cluster to perform advanced analyses for cancer research in collaboration with Erasmus University Medical Center and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

More data, more value

Micha Rentier, Head of the Technology Lab at ABN AMRO: “In the past two years, we have worked together with scientists on data analyses and have achieved some great results. For instance, during one of the hackathons, we performed analyses on medical data sets to generate information that is vital to cancer treatment. The results were astonishing. Based on these experiences, we are now taking the next step together with Dell EMC by opening the Dataistic Center.”

“We live in a world in which data is becoming ever more important and plays a key role in many sectors, like healthcare and education,” says Patrick van de Coolwijk, Commercial Managing Director at Dell EMC Netherlands. “More and more data is becoming available every day, and can be used by scientists to create value. We see it as our mission to support initiatives like the Dataistic Center and are pleased to work with ABN AMRO to help students and scientists in their groundbreaking research,” Van de Coolwijk adds.

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