Artificial Intelligence - How AI will shape our future!

Beyond the hype (including a future where humans will be replaced by AI and robots), AI already delivers real value in business. AI is indeed already being implemented across many industries and business functions allowing huge efficiencies in human productivity and the essence of the AI paradigm shift is that many (all?) business processes in an organization will be transformed by it: not only breakthrough innovation but even every day customer service.

The symposium will bring together industry professionals to discuss and debate the positive potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution. What is Deep/Machine Learning, Image/Voice recognition and NLP? Find out why it is really time to get involved with AI.

There will be presentations outlining the building blocks of the AI technology, current status updates as well as more technical case studies from leading enterprises, inspiring start-ups and thought-leaders. The symposium will be interactive and will be conclude with a round table discussion and Q&A with the audience.


15h00 – 15h30
Registration and Welcome Coffee in Telenet Atrium

15h30 – 15h45
Welcome and introduction by by Piet Spiessens, VP Innovation and Business Development - Telenet and Wim De Meyer, Managing Director ETIS and Board Member

15h45 – 16h15
Technological status of AI Tony Belpaeme – Ugent- IMEC

16h15 – 16h45 
Machine LearningMaarten Callaert –  ML6 

16h45 – 17h15
Deep Learning and RoboticsJonathan Berte - Robovision

17h15 – 17h45
Conversational interfaces in TelecommunicationsJos Polfliet -  Faction XYZ 

17h45 – 18h Coffee Break

18h00 – 18h30
Use cases AI – Status Watson - Michel Van Der Poorten - IBM 

18h30 - 19h00
Audience MeasurementJoris Renkens, Data Scientist - Telenet 

19h00 – 19h30
How Nokia is leveraging AI in its portfolio of solutions (customer care,
   network operations, analytics)
 – Olivier Bruyndonckx, VP Applications and Analytics - Europe Market - Nokia

19h30 – 20h00
Round table discussion and Q&A with audience 

20h00 -21h30
Networking Reception and Walking Dinner

Who are the speakers?

Johan Berte - CEO and founder of Robovision.
Robovision is a company specialized in the combination vision and robotics.

Jos Polfliet - Head of Machine Learning Faktion

Faktion is an applied artificial intelligence engineering service provider, with headquarters in Antwerp (Belgium).

Maarten Callaert - Machine Learning Manager and Engineer at ML6

ML6 is accompany of machine learning experts on a mission to empower businesses with artificial intelligence

Michel Van Der Poorten - Cognitive Business Development Executive at IBM

Tony Belpaeme - Professor at the University of Ghent and Plymouth University

Tony focusses on research into and teaching of topics in artificial intelligence, cognitive science/systems and robotics.

Joris Renkens, data Scientist @ Telenet

Piet Spiessens, VP Innovation and Business Development

Olivier Bruyndonckx, VP Applications and Analytics - Europe Market @Nokia

Responsible to build and grow the business pipeline of Nokia Software globally by the definition and implementation of go to market strategies, the market development/field marketing activities in the different regions and the enablement (training, collaterals) of the sales and presales workforce of the Nokia Software business unit. = seminars that lead to insights on state-of-the-art topics

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Coming next

And planned for the autumn...

- Sep: FITCE Europe Congress Consumption of digital media (Manchester)
- Oct: 5G revolution Webinar
- Nov: "Young ICT Personality" Award 2018
- Dec: ComTech for Autonomous Driving Seminar