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

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


Legal pitfalls in 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.


VDAB Data platform supporting 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.

Break-out session

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


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

Keynote and wrap up moderator

Data Driven Business: what is happening on the outside

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.