Inspirational network event

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, it’s no longer enough to simply acknowledge the hype surrounding AI with ChatGPT and LLMs. To gain a competitive edge, you have to understand how AI can genuinely revolutionize your products and services and find growth avenues beyond productivity. How do you leverage AI beyond automating routine tasks and exploring added value creation? How can you build future-proof products and services that focus on creating new added value for your customers in the digital era with AI?

Ready to drive the digital revolution? Mark your calendars for September 12th to discover how you can push the boundaries of innovation with AI. Join us at Kamp C in Westerlo where visionary thinkers and innovators from imec, BNP Paribas Fortis, and Verhaert Digital will guide you through 4 captivating talks that will redefine your understanding of the technology. Afterward, you can engage in stimulating discussions and exchange ideas with industry leaders during a walking lunch network opportunity.

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Discover the program

9:00 – Event introduction

9:30 – Navigating the AI playground

Jeroen Baert / Computer scientist, keynote speaker, comedian

Join us for a thought-provoking keynote that examines the profound power of AI. You’ll dive into the current state of AI technologies, and gain a critical understanding of the ethical and societal considerations. This keynote aims to help you understand what’s happening and what the impact will be. You’ll gain insights into the vast array of AI opportunities and how you can leverage it to secure your spot in the digital era.

10:00 – Cracking the AI code

Guy Clarysse / Managing Director / Verhaert Digital Innovation

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, AI has emerged as a transformative force with immense potential. Beyond the presented efficiency gains, AI can and will drive innovation and societal advancements. Discover how AI is fostering breakthroughs in fields like autonomous systems and energy optimization of existing devices. Join us for an engaging discussion that explores why embracing AI-based added value creation isn’t just an option but a necessity in today’s digitally driven era.

10:30 – Advancing AI horizons: a business case perspective

Dennis Daems / Tech & Analyst / Verhaert Digital Innovation
Siegfried Mercelis / Assistant Professor & Program Manager AI Applications / imec

Both research and prototyping play a pivotal role in pushing the boundaries of AI. In this presentation, you’ll learn how these activities together fuel breakthrough advancements in AI technologies and allow you to create new AI solutions for practical applications. Through a compelling business case, we’ll showcase the impact on various fields such as natural language processing, computer vision, reinforcement learning, and more.

11:00 – Maximizing the AI potential: a banking world view

Rudy De Groodt / Senior Investment Specialist / BNP Paribas Fortis

AI holds tremendous potential beyond known efficiency gains. In this presentation, you’ll get a holistic view of how the stock market responds to the AI hype, the longer-term trend and how mister market looks at the dual world that is created: ‘AI first movers’ led by ‘big tech versus the late majority’. You’ll gain insights about how they can drive innovation and create value and how organizations can unlock new opportunities and achieve transformative outcomes.

11:30 – Walking lunch networking

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