Programme

Keynote

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. 

This session is supervised by the chairman of the day, with the assistance of various experts.

Keynote

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.

Keynote

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

Data Governance challenges in Belgian companies – setting the scene

These days data are driving company decisions. Beltug is in daily contact with companies. 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.

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.