Programme 2018

Pre-registration - Invite only 08:00 hours

Pre-registration - Invite only

Exclusive reception session - Invite only 08:30 hours

Smart City as a Data Broker

Smart Cities that thrive on data are becoming a reality. In last years’ ending keynote, prof. dr. Pieter Ballon (Imec) told the story of Data-driven innovation: no data, no smart cities. This years’ exclusive reception sessions brings us the sequel, the story of the creation of a Smart City platform in relation to IOT, Data Privacy and security!

Registration 08:15 hours

Registration

Opening 09:00 hours

Opening of the day

Day opening by your host of the day: Bart Vandenreijt (former Marketing & Insights Director of Carrefour)

Opinion poll & Small-group discussion 09:15 hours

How to (actually) become a data-driven business?

Speed Networking! The interactive session gives you the opportunity to discuss a several Data and Analytics topics with anonymous voting and small-group discussions with two to four peers sitting near you. 

Topic of the interactive session: How to (actually) become a data-driven business? Led by your host of the day: Bart Vandenreijt (former Marketing & Insights Director of Carrefour).

Expert session 09:40 hours

From siloed data to cross-global insights!

Gemini Corporation is a sourcing, inspecting and logistics company for recyclable, renewable and second choice or stock-lot materials. Headquartered in Antwerp, Gemini is active in more than 40 countries, with divisions in Plastic, Steel, Paper, Rubber and Wood. Data from all those divisions, in over 40 different countries, were sitting in silo’s, resulting in lack of visibility on business performance. Agilos and Qlik helped Gemini Corporation to gain more insights from their data with a dashboard solution built in Qlik Sense. Gemini now has a geographical overview of traffic in ports of Loading and ports of Departure, allowing them to analyse the business performance of all divisions.

The story of Gemini Corporation will be told by their Technology and Supply Chain Director, who will walk us through their journey in becoming a more data-driven company. By starting to tell us about their challenges and how they were able to turn this around in a great opportunity, Mr. Lembrechts will finish by sharing the business value they’re getting out of their BI solution.

Keynote 10:05 hours

Semi-Supervised anomaly detection

Nowadays, all aspects of a production process are continuously monitored and visualized in a dashboard. Equipment is monitored using a variety of sensors, natural resource usage is tracked, and interventions are recorded. In this context, a common task is to identify anomalous behaviour from the time series data generated by sensors. As manually analysing such data is laborious and expensive, automated approaches have the potential to be much more efficient as well as cost effective.

In this talk, Jesse will describe a novel automated approach for detecting anomalies in resource usage. He will present a real-world case study that shows that our approach outperforms the current detection system as well as several other baselines. Our system is currently deployed and used by a large retailer on a daily basis.

Morning break on the network plaza 10:30 hours

Morning break with one-to-one meetings

To promote interaction and heighten experience on the Network Plaza, conversation emerges between participants and experts. All prior scheduled one-to-one meetings with experts take place at meeting points on the network area. 

To increase the value of the conference for the attendees we offer the possibility to arrange and plan on forehand specific one-to-one meetings with other participants using the online EventManager. This provides a unique opportunity to increase their network and share knowledge with their peers. 

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Break-out session A1 11:10 hours

Data and AI driven Apps

"Birds are singing about data and trees need AI to grow. The "rise of the AI" is not only about how companies use their data and the value this data brings but how to operationalize and put data and AI concepts in a broader, operational context. So let's talk about concrete cases."

Break-out session A2 11:10 hours

Embracing data science to increase your marketing campaign conversion rates by up to 50 percent

To succeed, marketing campaigns must deliver the right message at the right time, via the right channel. But when is the right time and what is the right channel?

GroupM, the world's largest media investment group, aims to help clients find out.

Expert session 11:40 hours

AI: Turning data into Oil?

It’s no doubt that AI is the new hot topic: AI is in everybody’s mind. Indeed, the latest generation of AI algorithms is impressive and allow to solve very valuable uses cases. 

The presentation will be introduced by giving a brief background on AI techniques. We’ll go more into depth on selecting the right AI algorithms, adapted to the right use case, to generate additional value. But value is not everything… What about the ethical consequences of some specific AI algorithms?

 

Break-out session B1 12:10 hours

Importance of data Lineage for data analytics and regulatory compliance

Data Lineage is "hot" today in data driven projects like business analytics and regulatory reporting (Basel-BCBS239, Solvency, GDPR,...).

Compliance and business analytics leaders will get a better comprehension on (1.) how automation of data lineage can make their organizations more efficient, and, (2.) why data lineage is an important pre-requisite for obtaining and managing data quality in order to confidently drive their organization's business initiatives.

This session we'll share our experiences with you!

Break-out session B2 12:10 hours

Top 5 Lessons Learned Deploying AI in The Real World

At Pure Storage, we have helped deploy a number of AI systems including one of the world’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to AI and many of the world’s most recognized brands in autonomous cars.

During our session, Lee Razo, a data technology specialist at Pure Storage will be sharing what we’ve learned in working with these customers.

Lunchbreak 12:35 hours

Lunch break with one-to-one meetings

To promote interaction and heighten experience on the Network Plaza, conversation emerges between participants and experts. All prior scheduled one-to-one meetings with experts take place at meeting points on the network area. 

To increase the value of the conference for the attendees we offer the possibility to arrange and plan on forehand specific one-to-one meetings with other participants using the online EventManager. This provides a unique opportunity to increase their network and share knowledge with their peers. 

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Break-out session C1 13:50 hours

Boost your business performance with Process Mining

Do you ever think of a data scientist as a doctor – someone who will put your organization through an MRI scanner to identify how well your processes work? Using Celonis process mining - a powerful big data technology - organizations can make X-ray pictures of their process data, to detect bottlenecks and find root causes of inefficiencies that result in delays, unnecessary costs, lost productivity and customer dissatisfaction.  

Get introduced to this exciting solution for supporting business transformation initiatives and how it can help to increase your business performance. Find out how ING Belgium applied process mining within the organization to better understand and improve a crucial customer-facing process.  

 

Break-out session C2 13:50 hours

Real-time Predictive Maintenance Service

Sabcobel is a Belgian company specialized in cooling, serving clients such as Carrefour & AD Delhaize. In order to effectively and efficiently manage these coolings, Sabcobel works with element61 to support them with optimizing their supply chain incl. real-time insights in cooling alarms & predictive maintenance on recurring failures. 

In this session Peter Depypere will present the approach & impact of this innovative IOT / Big Data project & go in-depth on the challenges & choices made to achieve a solid predictive maintenance set-up. 

The goal of the project was to change the service organization from a break-fix model to a predict-optimize model. Rather than fixing their defective cooling installations, Sabcobel wanted to prevent the defect of happening by proactive maintenance -based on machine learning models to predict failure - and thus minimize the downtime costs for their customers.

Expert session 14:15 hours

GDPR aftermath: it feels calm after May 25th, doesn’t it?

Consent emails flooded our inboxes just a few weeks ago and it feels like all is calm under the horizon. Don’t be fooled! The now global data privacy debate releases news from all corners of the world faster than legal experts can read decisions by the European Court of Justice.

This presentation will walk you through where the GDPR came from, highlighting the global debate (and its outliers) before focusing onto what this means for your data ventures, including standard and codes of conduct, anonymization challenges and the consequences on analytics and business KPIs

Break-out session D1 14:45 hours

Building global connectivity for the internet of things!

The ENGIE Group wanted to speed up its business transformation to become the leader of the energy transition. In this context, ENGIE desired to play an important role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digitization of energy applications. That is why ENGIE decided in June 2015 to launch in the Internet of Things in Belgium. Now, two years later, the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) of ENGIE covers the entire Belgian territory. 

Maarten tells about this transformation of the ENGIE group into ENGIE m2m. Why ENGIE wanted to become more data-driven, and how they were able to transform into the exclusive operator in Belgium for the worldwide IoT network based on Sigfox technology, through its subsidiary ENGIE M2M.

Afternoon break with one-to-one meetings 15:10 hours

Afternoon break with one-to-one meetings

To promote interaction and heighten experience on the Network Plaza, conversation emerges between participants and experts. All prior scheduled one-to-one meetings with experts take place at meeting points on the network area. 

To increase the value of the conference for the attendees we offer the possibility to arrange and plan on forehand specific one-to-one meetings with other participants using the online EventManager. This provides a unique opportunity to increase their network and share knowledge with their peers. 

Read more on ‘the network event’

Keynote 15:50 hours

Innovating on a tight ship

Innovating in a 24/7 operations environment with high volumes and critical processes is not easy. Yet the digital world allows to do so. The value created by this data driven approach should however be rewarded in a proper way and cannot be done by a single party. Therefore, DP World Antwerp is a big contributor to the open data and API platform of NxtPort.

 

Ending Keynote 16:15 hours

How the use of athlete tracking data has supported the best counterattack in football history!

In professional football, clubs invest in various athlete tracking technologies to support the players and, ultimately, to achieve optimal team performances. These technologies used during training and matches provide an enormous amount of data concerning physical and tactical performances. 

In this keynote, an overview is provided about how various athlete tracking data was transformed prescriptive information to support the Red Devils throughout their preparation and during the WC in Russia.

Closing of the day 16:40 hours

Closing of the day

Host of the day, Bart Vandenreijt, will close the day and invite you to the network drinks.