Announcing the diSummit 2020 + Gala Night + #startAI + JobFair + AIweek in March

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce the opening of the early registration for the Data Innovation Summit 2020. Our event will take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on June 24th, 25th 2020.

This year’s edition is dedicated to the topic AI beyond the hype and is focused on practical applications of AI in business and everyday life.

Currently, we are evolving from AI product and solution development to real-life implementations in all areas of life, e.g., industry, telecommunications, energy, finance, health and government.
Come and see for yourself how the concrete AI solutions will help you to reduce the cost, save time and money, optimize your customer journey and create better customer satisfaction. (Whether you are a beginner or a confirmed AI player, there will be a lot of opportunities to discover new examples of how to deploy AI on every level of your company and across all the departments, whether it is HR, Marketing, Sales, Client Service etc).

6th edition already:

For our sixth edition, we have the honour to welcome companies and participants from Benelux and, for the first time, from Canada.
Thanks to its previous success our event is growing and will last not one but two days, fully packed with Tech talks, Business talks, Masterclasses and Hands-on Workshops.

2 days of diSummit:

  1. The first day of the diSummit, June 24th will be dedicated to Tech and will allow you to deep-dive into the technical aspects of AI.
  2. The second day will be a Business Day and will mainly focus on the real-life use cases and implementations of AI.

Our main objective is to take you beyond the hype of AI, to show its practical applications and to bring you in contact with a variety of market players, globally and locally, as well as with the #ai4belgium and #datascience communities in Belgium.
Besides, there will also be the traditional Partner Village, Job Corner and AI-awards. At the end of the first day, we will host the Gala night and, on the request of many of our partners and participants, we will finish on a high note with our famous diSummit barbecue!

Of course, diSummit would not be such a success without your participation. That is why we are launching the first call for participants. Come and share your story and inspire others with your example!

You can now submit your candidature through the links below:

Special discounts for students and jobseakers and Free tickets for these students who provide their CV and perform an online assessment

Key event in March:

As a foretaste of the diSummit we prepared for you other exciting events.
We are currently launching our new initiative #Start AI that will essentially focus on providing first-hand information and expertise to companies desiring to integrate AI.
To support this initiative we heartily invite you to participate in our AI Week that will take place on March 16-20th at Digityser:
A week full of, e.g., demo’s, master classes, hands-on workshops, meetups and event the celebration of the 1st anniversary of AI4Belgium on March 18th ( https://ai4belgium.eventbrite.co.uk ).

If you want to share and inspire others with your AI solutions during the AI Week, we are looking for exciting demonstrations of AI implementations to present to the public in a pop-up demo format.
Feel free to reach out to us if you want to benefit from this demo-opportunity by clicking this link .

You can find more information about the Start AI initiative on our website: https://startai.be

JobFair for the bootcampers:

We would also like to inform you that our datascience bootcampers are finishing the first part of their AI-Fundamentals training and will present themselves to the market during the Job Fair (https://digityser.org/job-fair/) taking place on February 27th in order to find a 6 – months Traineeship .

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon at one of our events!

Philippe

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#AI4Belgium – Honouring the AI-initiatives in Belgium

DIS19 semi Finals

AI Awards in Belgium.

The AI4Belgium & Datascience community is honouring the most interesting projects and the most promising startups.

Over the past weeks over 80 nominations have been submitted. The entire community is fully engaged in the nomination and selection of these Awards. check the list here: https://disummit.org/ai-awards/

The companies that have accepted their nomination have been invited at DigitYser to record a short video and  interview.

All nominees will also be present on May 16th – #AI startup for a networking evening where they will do a short 5 minute presentation to the public.

The selection of the AI-Award winner  will be done on the whova app by all the participants to the diSummit.

The 7 startups with the most votes will present at the disummit on June 26th.

AI-Awards : Calling all nominated companies/projects/personalities to accept their nomination.

Over the past few months we invited the #AI4Belgium and Datascience community to nominate their favourite project, their most promising startup and their personality of the year.

We had over 100  suggestions and have grouped them on our website:

Amethix Technologies  – AMIA Systems  – Boobook  – BrainJar  – Chatlayer  – Citizenlab  – Complidata  – Crunch Analytics  – Cumul.io  – Dalberg Data Insights  – Daltix  – Data.be  – Dataminded – Dataroots  – DataSense  – DataShift  – DataStories  – Datylon  – Depthen  – Digazu  – Epcon.AI  – Faktion  Find Me  – Fourcast  – Geckomatics  – Hozint  – Icometrix  – Image Forgery Detector – In The Pocket – Infofarm  – JetPack  – Juyo Analytics  – Kantify – Keyrock  – Klarrio  – Lantana  – Lawbox  – Lex.be  – LynxCare  – Macty  – MeetMatch  – MultiMinds  – Noisy Channels  – One Datapartner  – Omina Technologies  – – Overture  – Parcify  – Pick It  – Pixelvision  – Predicube  – Qualifio – Radix.ai  – ReImagine  – RetViews  – RoboVision  – Scriptbook  – Sket  – Shape  – Tengu  – Trade Pharma Network  – Trigghr  – WeGroup  -Xplodata  – Yazzoom  – Yields  – Zora Robotics

If you are nominated for the AI awards you need to accept your nomination !

Here is how:

Step one : record your story
To accept your nomination, just fill in the short form  with the basic details about your project and reserve your recording slot with Nico our video man to record your story.  There will also be a short interview with our editor and a written version of your story will be published on disummit.org.

Step two: present your story during the semi finals
On May 16th you are invited to do a 5 minutes presentation – this public presentation will recorded so that the voting can start.

Step three: join us at the speaker’s dinner
It is at this speaker’s dinner that we will announce who are the 7 startups and 7 projects that will be presented at the diSummit.

I’m looking forward to seeing you soon in our recording studio. The faster you reserve a slot the more votes you will get.

Philippe Van Impe

#diSummit D-72: Already 75 Belgian startups nominated for the #AI awards

The #AI4Belgium and Datascience community have facilitated the nomination of some of the best #AI companies in Belgium. We are starting the recording of the video interviews this week in order to allow the community members to learn more about the projects that were delivered in the past few years. All members will be asked to vote.

For you it is high time to get your favourite company on this list. You can nominate them on https://disummit.org/ai-awards/ .

Nominate the AI Startup of the Year:

  1. Amethix Technologies – they design and build data analytics engines to augment human capital and empower organizations like never before
  2. AMIA Systems – @ULBruxelles spin-off providing innovative #tech allowing to Visualize, Quantify & Optimize factory layouts
  3. Boobook – With their deep expertise in advanced analytics and data visualisation, we give businesses the required insights to underpin their decisions
  4. BrainJar – They solve business challenges with AI and build brains for your business needs
  5. Chatlayer – builds conversational agents your customers like on a AI driven platform
  6. Citizenlab – A citizen engagement platform for local governments. Reach more citizens, manage their ideas efficiently, and make decisions based on real-time data.
  7. Complidata – develops A.I.-driven Process Automation Solutions to streamline and optimise Compliance processes
  8. Crunch Analytics – Impact through data
  9. Cumul.io – Powerful dashboards
  10. Daltix – provides real-time retail insights to support your commercial decision making
  11. Data.be – business info
  12. Dataminded – Better data engineering
  13. Dataroots – Experts in Datascience
  14. DataSense – Because your data makes sense!
  15. DataShift – Always on the hunt to make sense out of data
  16. DataStories – an augmented analytics software partner for industrial businesses with complex R&D or manufacturing processes
  17. Datylon – They design, engineer and host digital solutions that turn data into compelling visualizations, driving better decision making
  18. Depthen – They organize and enrich your media content and meta-data
  19. Digazu –  created by EURA NOVA to leverage the maximum value of each data-driven business case while turning the whole company data-centric
  20. Faktion – Faktion is an applied AI engineering service provider
  21. Find Me – They find the best deal for you in no time
  22. Fourcast – Google cloud solution provider
  23. Geckomatics – lean mobile mapping
  24. Hozint – a Threat Intelligence Platform HORIZON that provides near-realtime alerts, including #BreakingNews and #TravelWarnings
  25. Icometrix –  Transforming patient care through imaging AI
  26. Image Forgery Detector – provides an anti-fraud platform that identifies misuse of identity via tampering of digital image or document to the organizations
  27. In The Pocket – creates digital products that make people happy and businesses grow
  28. Infofarm – The Data Science Company
  29. JetPack – Operational Analytics
  30. Juyo Analytics – Hotel Analytics
  31. Kantify – They create cutting edge artificial intelligence solutions that you can implement today
  32. Keyrock – combines in-house algorithmic trading bots, high frequency trading infrastructure and industry expertise to supply market making and liquidity services to the cryptocurrency ecosystem
  33. Klarrio – one-stop shop for IoT & Analytics
  34. Lantana – They bring valued solutions with a focus on Artificial intelligence & Blockchain
  35. Lawbox – Smart law for smart people
  36. Lex.be – disrupting the legal information world and bringing innovation to legal professionals
  37. LynxCare – The AI powered outcome data platform. Supported by @AlchemistAccelerator (San Francisco ) @imecVentures (Brussels)
  38. Macty – Artificial intelligence for the fashion industry
  39. MeetMatch – Revolutionary networking at your event
  40. MultiMinds – Discover and activate your underlying business potential
  41. Noisy Channels – they use cognitive technologies to make knowledge-intensive processes smarter, faster and better
  42. One Datapartner – Inspires companies and helps them exploit the full potential of their data
  43. Omina Technologies – it is all about 360° Artificial Intelligence solutions to fit your needs…
  44. Parcify – Get things moving
  45. Pick It – Robot vision made easy
  46. Predicube – Big Data Analytics spinoff from Univ. of Antwerp and iMinds, focusing on efficient marketing and risk management practices
  47. Qualifio – Interactive Marketing & Data Collection Platform
  48. Radix.ai – They accelerate the pace at which Machine Learning innovations are turned into reality.
  49. ReImagine – Reimagine your organization by leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Robotic solutions
  50. RetViews – Fashion analytics on competitive brands
  51. RoboVision – Deep Learning Applied
  52. Scriptbook – Artificially intelligent screenplay analysis & Automated story generation
  53. Sket – Legaltech as a service
  54. Shape – data monitoring for data science and data management
  55. Tengu – Your DataOps Interface! From Your First Data Training Wheels To Data Professional At Full Speed
  56. Trade Pharma Network – platform for buyers & sellers performing routine transactions of medicines
  57. Trigghr – Our bidirectional match enables companies to discover unexpected and really motivated talents!
  58. WeGroup – InsurTech startup that enables insurance providers to connect with their customers in a digital world
  59. Xplodata – from data to insights
  60. Yields – the first FinTech platform that uses AI for automated model validation and real-time monitoring on an enterprise-wide scale
  61. Zora Robotics – ZoraBots is an interactive and caring platform solution which runs on the world’s most popular humanoid robots
  62. and many more to come that can be nominated by you

Some Scale Ups worth mentioning:

  1. Collibra – Find, understand, and trust your data
  2. DataCamp – The smartest way to learn datascience online
  3. Ontoforce – Their semantic linked data and visualization platform DISQOVER powers citizen data science
  4. Riaktr – Formerly Real Impact Analytics. They transform telecom data into action.
  5. Rombit – Improve efficiency, worker safety and security. Rombit connects people, assets and devices in user-friendly software
  6. Sentiance –  is a data science company turning IOT sensor data into rich insights about people’s behavior and real-time context
  7. SoftKinetic – Sony Depthsensing solutions is a Leading 3D Vision and Gesture Recognition technology provider
  8. Sortlist – Find and contact #agencies through the people you already trust
  9. Timi – Belgian’s most powerful framework to push the barriers of analytics and predictive analytics, while offering a helpful, fast and friendly environment
  10. Ugentec – Automated analysis of raw PCR data, automated interpretation of multiplex assays, automated QC workflow, automated LIMS transfer, automated audit trail
  11. and many more to come that can be nominated by you

Nominated  AI Project of the Year​:

  1. AI4Belgium
  2. #data4betterhealth 
  3. VDAB AI project
  4. HIVHACK.org
  5. Hack Belgium
  6. Riaktr Model Factory
  7. Waizu Software by ML6

Nominated  AI Personalities of the Year​:

 

If you have any comments about this first list, please send your message to info@disummit.org .