Programme 2019

Registration 08:30 hrs

Registration possibility participants + Coffee & Tea

Opening 09:00 hrs

Opening programme by Olivier van Duuren, chairman of the day

Keynote 09:15 hrs

Are you aware of the pitfalls in AI?

If you want to start with AI, please remember: Your AI is as good as your data is! Ofcourse you knew, but this presentation will open your eyes, even when you thought they were already open.
AI systems are expected to increasingly take autonomous decisions, often well-hidden from view. This development is not necessarily without danger. In this presentation Jaochim Ganseman will give you a high-level overview of some common pitfalls in AI-powered applications: snares and snags that require more thought than many AI gurus would admit. On the menu: bias and fairness, confounding variables, adversarial attacks, ethics, explainability and interpretability, and more! 

Interactive session 09:45 hrs

Strategy Café

In this interactive session, we facilitate Data, BI & Analytics Professionals to discuss integrating data into business strategy to unlock its true value. We see data management, data quality, data governance,…  became important challenges. This session is meant to provide the audience a view on the challenges companies face to come to good data governance. We will show the priorities of the companies on the level of data governance and explain where we see the major challenges, based on the discussions within Beltug. By using an opinion poll, the attendees can react on this information and share their insights

Morning break 10:25 hrs

Morning break with 1-to-1 meetings

Break-out session 1A Solution Provider 11:05 hrs

No Vacancy: the use of data and algorithms in Out-of- Home Media

Out-of-Home media houses have a large number of assets for use for advertisers’ campaigns. Advanced algorithms, business rules and data are combined to optimally combine advertisers’ needs with efficient use of available advertising locations. Clear Channel, is a leading player on the Out-of-Home communication market in Belgium with 190 employees, €60m revenue, more than 15.500 billboards and digital screens. At Clear Channel Belgium, technology has helped drive efficiency, while enabling product portfolio flexibility and value creation. In this session Guy Francx (Clear Channel) and Thomas Dekelver (Businesss & Decision) will go over the results and benefits of the approach, as well as deep dive in the methodology and algorithm they used to get to this value creation.

This session is sponsored by Business & Decision

Workshop 11:05 hrs

Can business leaders trust data driven business intelligence?

Data sources can offer new business value. Learning how to find, understand, share and analyse data that your Data Scientists and Business Analysts can trust, is essential in moving your business forward.

During this workshop, you will learn how ASG’s Customers use ASG’s Data Governance solution to:

  • Make data easier to find and understand;
  • Execute automated, reliable data discovery/understanding of the origins of data and how data flows across the data estate, spanning legacy and modern technologies;
  • Establish curated datasets allowing Data Specialists and Business Leaders to collaborate and increase data value and data stakeholder productivity;
  • Help CDOs and CPOs mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance through policy-driven data governance.


The speaker of this session will soon be announced

Break-out session 2A Solution Provider 11:30 hrs

Gaining Insight from Information & Enhancing Compliance

The proliferation of new technologies in today’s data driven economy promotes data growth at an astronomical rate. Your organization may be susceptible to risks if it isn’t managing its data effectively. This increase in data has given organizations the opportunity to analyze their data to get more and more insights in order to solve a problem, identify patterns or most to increase their revenue. There are a number of drivers adding to the complexity of managing information through its lifecycle. In this break-out session you will learn, through use cases, how to leverage your data in a smart way, secured but also meeting all compliancy requirements.

Keynote 12:00 hrs

What are the legal aspects within data governance?

Data has become a core asset in our digital economy. Yet, the legal status of data is still unclear. The GDPR sheds some light on the specific category of “personal data”, but what about non-personal data? If law does not regulate ‘data’ as such, then how do participants in the data economy need to behave? Which claims to the data does the creator of data have? And what are the rights and obligations of a data recipient or of an operator who is interested in getting access to data? And how can contracts help to bring clarity in all this. In this keynote, Erik will address some of these questions and pitfalls in data governance.

Lunchbreak 12:25 hrs

Lunchbreak with 1-to-1 meetings

Keynote 13:40 hrs

What is the power of future Analytics?

Find out about the power of future Analytics in this Next Gen Analytics session. Jeroen van Langenhove, Digital Transformation Expert at Informatica, will talk about the usage of data and how to turn value out of it, for your organisation.Jeroen will inspire you on how data democratization helps to enable new integration and transformations and how Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can help to act faster and enable new business models.

Keynote 14:05 hrs

How does the VDAB Data platform support future AI & Analytics?

VDAB has been using artificial intelligence to support the counsellor in various ways to help jobseekers finding the right job. One of the realisations being "jobnet" was already successful. Additionally VDAB wants to improve their activities by launching new and improved serivices from within their rich and voluminous data resources. 
To offer a fast service and to approach its various customer groups (job seekers, employees and employers) as efficiently as possible VDAB is setting up a VDAB data platfom. Diverse consumers and producers of data output & insights will benefit from this initiative to leverage on data.
A modern data platform based on hybrid technology is key in this regard. In this session Paul van Brabant talks about the challenges in setting up a Data platform supporting future AI & Analytics.

Afternoon break 14:30 hrs

Afternoon break with 1-to-1 meetings

Keynote 15:10 hrs

Torfs journey from siloed to actionable data

Belgian shoe chain Torfs, Europe's Best place to work 2019, is working towards a single customer view. In this keynote, Karl Bosmans, E-Commerce Manager of Torfs, explains how they are enabling siloed data towards actionable data to get the best 360 degree customer view. Benefits for the customer are right messaging, right timing, right pressure and relevance. Through the collaboration with an AI Startup insights are reinserted into the system to achieve even higher value. Karl will share a few striking learnings of this journey.

Keynote 15:45 hrs

What are the concerns related to open data?

Many industries are going through a digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI) is a key driver of it. It is changing the way businesses and developers think about and do innovation and it will deeply transform our lives. The availability of open data is critical to achieve AI breakthroughs but regulatory and non-regulatory challenges exist that are obstructing the sharing of data and therefore stifling innovation. This keynote will focus on the ways to make progress in data sharing by addressing concerns related to open data and privacy as well as on the need to bring the digital policy agenda forward to unleash the potential of AI.

Keynote and wrap up moderator 16:15 hrs

What is the impact of conversing macro- and data- trends on our society, industry and future of work?

In 2016 Olivier launched The Dualarity, a business and a book on how to take the pain out of your personal and business transformation, leaving you with a regained sense of spark. He has an unique perspective on innovation, transformation and human performance. Strategic thinking, transformation and execution are Olivier Van Duüren’s base, which he builds on with a focus on people, change management and inspirational leadership. To succeed in ‘Digital’ Transformation, you need to put the Customer at the Heart, People as the Soul and Digital as the Oxygen aligned to your company’s Purpose and Aspiration. In this interactive session he will focus on what is happening on the outside an discuss the impact of data on society, industry and the future of work.

Networking reception 16:45 hrs

Networking reception at the network area