AI 4 Business Summit

The near future of B2B

Technology and more particularly AI is raising the bar for efficiency and personalizing the way of doing business. On all levels within your company or organization.
What does Artificial Intelligence mean for your business, your employees and your prospects or clients?
Discover the use cases of this technology and learn to take advantage of them.

Enhance your customer care via chatbots, gather powerful retail insights, disrupt your HR flow, create top notch IT infrastructure, forecast your sales, boost your commerce via virtual assistants, detect fraud, gather big data, and many more…

WHAT

The first AI dedicated summit in Belgium gathering experts on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things, with a focus on business insights and top use cases.

AUDIENCE

C-level & Business owners
Marketing professionals
Technical teams
Logistics and supply chain managers
HR departments
IT & security managers

INDUSTRIES

Retail, E-Commerce, Finance & Insurance,
Healthcare, Travel, Government, Agriculture, Sports,
Legal, Automotive, HR, FMCG, Manufacturing, …


Meet the confirmed speakers







Conference Schedule

#AI4B Summit will open at 8:30. In the morning, keynote sessions will let you discover all insights on AI. In the afternoon, you can choose one of the four side tracks, followed by a closing keynote.
Lunch and breaks will be at the Showcase Area.

Click on the morning or one of the different afternoon tracks to check the details:

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  • AM Keynotes


  • PM track: Applied AI


  • PM Track: Hands-on labs


  • PM Track: Shaping the future


  • PM Track: Start-ups


  • 09:00 - 09:10
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 09:10 - 09:30
    If we would leave things to Elon Musk, everything would already be fully automated, fully robotized, powered by artificial intelligence and preferably be running from the planet Mars. It’s necessary for companies to stay on top of their game and to be vigilant regarding the new(est) evolutions and revolutions. In our hyperdynamic world the expectations to keep moving forward are enormous. Having a status quo, more than ever, will create an irreversible decay. How sure are we that our jobs will still exist tomorrow? Where are the opportunities and where are the pitfalls? Become inspired by having a peek into the future according to Elon Musk...
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 09:30 - 10:00
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 10:00 - 10:30
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 10:30 - 11:00
    Digital Transformation: The Internet of Things, AI and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest hotness. Organisations are scrambling to get up to speed on them before their competitors, or some young start-up completely disrupts them. Right now, these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1996. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? What is coming down the line, and how will these changes affect my organisation, my wallet, and the planet? In this talk, SAP Futurist and Global IoT Evangelist Tom Raftery unpacks what the Future of Digital is going to bring us.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Imagine you have the same AI capabilities as Rolls-Royce, Macys, Uber, and Spotify. What would you be able to achieve? And where would you start? By looking at these inspiring AI customers, and 3 areas where AI is democratizing today, we will zoom in on how you could start benefiting today. Perhaps by resolving the asphalt quality of our highways?
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 12:00 - 12:40
    Machine Intelligence requires lots of data for training upon, often of a personal nature. Without access to this, the most potentially helpful functions of machine intelligence cannot function. Meanwhile, consumers are increasingly asking why an algorithm made a certain prediction or recommendation, and are empowered by the legislature to demand answers. All of these forces are clashing head-to-head, and the outcome is uncertain. This talk will help you prepare for this strange moment in history that is ripe with opportunity.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 14:00 - 14:00

  • 14:30 - 15:00

  • 15:30 - 16:00
    A curated list of amazingly awesome data science ideas and use cases. You can use this to get new ideas and share existing ones. What makes them so awesome? All these ideas should be proven to actually generate value, not just 'cool facts' or 'promising techniques'. They should be applicable now, with data and techniques that are available today.

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    In this presentation, we will give insights on the advantages of turning data into intelligent action and we will tell you if and how machine learning can help you improve your customer’s efficiency. We live in a world where your efficiency and revenue depend on your customers’ efficiency. We’ll see how the concepts of Data Mining & Machine Learning can be applied and we’ll illustrate this with a specific case in the European train freight industry.

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    The talk will highlight all aspects related to the industrialisation of deep learning, it tries to answer the question: Is deep learning ready for prime time? How can a small flemish company create significant added value in this field where the big corporations invest a massive amount of money in this emerging field.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 18:00 - 18:15
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Are you sitting on a pile of unvalued data? Do you understand that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are at the cutting edge of today’s technological revolution? Are you frustrated by your inability to get started using ML to extract more value from your data? With these issues in mind, delaware has developed a step-by-step approach to help you implement this new technology within your organization. The first phases of our program consist of Discovery and Ideation Workshops. We invite you to experience for yourself what these workshops have to offer.

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    How much of your workday is spent reading or writing e-mails, reports and articles, or simply immersed in conversations and calls? In today’s business world, 80% of relevant information exists in unstructured form, which is primarily … text. In this session, we will explain how Natural Language Processing concepts such as Corpus, Semantics and Vectors are able to distill syntax, semantics and relationships between words in order to deduce context and meaning. If you want to find out if automatic document tagging and classification are feasible for your organization, and discover how sentiment and sensitive information can be extracted from your in-house text, then we urge you to check out this session.

  • 15:30 - 16:00
    Have you ever want to know how a computer is able to accomplish visual inspection, and are you interested to learn which applications are available within your operations domain? In this session, you will learn all about Convolutional Neural Networks, and get hands-on experience in how it can be implemented within your organization. We will train a deep neural network live on the CIFAR dataset and teach you how to interpret your results. During this session, you are invited to take part in our discussion of the potential behind modern technology’s most recent applications of computer vision, and learn how easily it can be integrated within your company’s internal operations.

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Production planning and efficiency are essential if you want to streamline your cash flow. Take your sales & operations processes one step further by making AI your digital assistant. In today’s quick-paced market, you need to predict the demand for products or services if you want to stay ahead of the curve. This session shows you how time series forecasting fits in an end-to-end demand forecasting story. You will realize how advances in AI technology have made AI a proven added resource to help you plan production and inventory without losing transparency or control. Visit our workshop and discover how easy it is to make AI work for you.

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    The talk will highlight all aspects related to the industrialisation of deep learning, it tries to answer the question: Is deep learning ready for prime time? How can a small flemish company create significant added value in this field where the big corporations invest a massive amount of money in this emerging field.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 18:00 - 18:15
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Nik Subramanian will unveil how artificial intelligence can be used to accurately predict the evolution of prices of raw materials so that companies can considerably increase their margins. This presentation can be of interest to companies active in any sector with high purchasing costs.

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    A.I. is no longer something reserved for extensively qualified data scientists. The world of marketing and growth has already begun to be influenced by machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the companies who want to stay ahead taking advantage of this new competitive advantage. Growth Tribe has spent the last year teaching non-coders to use machine learning for marketing and growth. In this talk, we’ll test your skills, show you real-life and already in place applications of A.I. in the world of marketing and growth, as well as show you that even you can learn how to leverage this new competitive advantage.

  • 15:30 - 16:00
    Discuss & learn about the unique opportunities available for machine learning and ways to recap the benefits from artificial intelligence in your enterprise. Discover a full range of applications for machine learning in areas such as HR, Finance and Marketing. Find out how Machine Learning can shape new business processes and opportunities.

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Digital Hero Companies like Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, etc. succesfully boost their converison with AI. From this talk you will learn how also your company can boost its conversion up to 20 times with AI. Based on case studies (e.g. Telenet, JBC) you will learn in which parts of your marketing you can use machine learning, how it can be integrated, what data you need and how you can measure results. You will also get an intuition about how it works. The audience will have a good idea on where in their own business they can boost their conversion by applying artificial intelligence, how large a boost they can expect, which ROI they will be able to realise and whether or not their organisation is ready to apply AI technology (do they have the data, do they have the people, do they have the legal framework for processing the data, do they have the IT-systems, etc.)

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    The talk will highlight all aspects related to the industrialisation of deep learning, it tries to answer the question: Is deep learning ready for prime time? How can a small flemish company create significant added value in this field where the big corporations invest a massive amount of money in this emerging field.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 18:00 - 18:15
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 14:00 - 14:30
    A brief overview of the most exciting AI startups and scaleups in Europe.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    In the midst of the current war for talent, the HR paradigm ‘Hire for attitude, train for skill’ is more relevant than ever. Looking for the applicant that has the closest ‘natural’ match with the job requirements and the company's DNA is the goal for every recruitment professional. But profiling candidates is a costly and labor intensive affair. Why not leave it to AI? In this presentation Guy De Pauw and Jochen Roef, show you LIZI, their profiling algorithm that predicts professional attitude of candidates based on writing style and how it helps recruiters at corporate companies do the heavy lifting when it comes to better job matching.

  • 15:30 - 16:00
    One of the scariest and often overlooked consequences of the recent deep learning breakthrough is that computers are getting better and better at generating fake media. From Donald Trump declaring thermonuclear war on Russia, to that explicit video your coworker found featuring your boss. Soon nothing we see, hear or read will be believable, as it might have been completely computer generated. In this presentation, Deevid will give a harrowing preview of the not-so-distant future, and what it might mean for our society.

  • 16:00 - 16:30

  • 17:00 - 18:00
    The talk will highlight all aspects related to the industrialisation of deep learning, it tries to answer the question: Is deep learning ready for prime time? How can a small flemish company create significant added value in this field where the big corporations invest a massive amount of money in this emerging field.
    Where
    Studio 16

  • 18:00 - 18:15
    Where
    Studio 16

 

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  • Customer-facing activities including marketing automation, support, and service in addition to IT and supply chain management are predicted to be the most affected areas by AI in the next five years.
    Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence - Boston Consulting Group and MIT Sloan Management Review study
  • 54% of marketers say they use AI extensively or on a limited basis with another 31% piloting or planning to use within two years.
    Marketing Embraces the AI Revolution - Salesforce Fourth Annual State of Marketing
  • The most important general-purpose technology of our era is artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning (ML).
    The Business of Artificial Intelligence - Harvard Business Review cover story 07/2017

Conference venue

The AI 4 Business Summit will take place at the AED Studios in Lint, nearby Antwerp.

Address:
AED Studios, Fabriekstraat 38, 2547 Lint

To avoid residential areas, follow the AED signs as soon as you see them.
Free parking is available at AED Studios via Gate A.

AED Studios is also easy to access with public transport, as the train station of Kontich/Lint is right across the street.

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