Launching #AI4Brussels with DigitYser & the DS Community as coalition partners.

Yesterday the AI4Belgium coalition was announced in the presence of VP EC Andrus Ansip and the federal ministers Alexander De Croo & Philippe De Backer.

This coalition is being driven by Agoria and the federal government (BoSa)

Regional #AI hubs: 

  • DigitYser for Brussels,
  • The Beacon for Flanders and
  • the Walloon Réseau AI.

Other supporters:

imec, BNKVI , BeCentral and the AI & Data Science Community of Belgium.

What I find interesting in the Strategy is the call to create “ecosystem that facilitate more responsible data-sharing with reinforced open data policies, more collaborations & a platform with well-structured tools and approaches.”

Read more: http://www.ai4belgium.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/AI_4_Belgium_EN_WEB_01.pdf

First concrete actions :

Thank You:

A perfect moment for us to thank our training partners and technology partners for making this datascience community such a success.

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Seizing Europe’s Data Innovation Opportunity

 center for data innovation

You are invited to

attend:

Seizing Europe’s Data Innovation Opportunity

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 14:00 – 18:00 (CET)

 

International Press Center, Polak Room, Résidence Palace, 155 Rue de la Loi, Blok C 1040 Brussels

The rapidly growing data economy presents an enormous opportunity for Europe to increase productivity and competitiveness. Public sector institutions alone could save more than €100 billion annually from increased use of data. Moreover, data-driven innovation will likely play a key role in addressing a wide array of the most important challenges facing Europe, from supporting an ageing population to improving domestic security to combating human trafficking.

While the data revolution is poised to unlock enormous economic value, create new opportunities for scientific discovery, and improve quality of life for hundreds of millions of Europeans, these advancements will only be possible if Europe embraces policies to support innovation in the data economy. In some areas, such as public commitments to building smart cities and adoption of open data policies, European nations are in the vanguard. However, other areas need more work.

Join the Center for Data Innovation at the inaugural event for its Brussels office where it will host a thoughtful discussion about the future of data policy in Europe, including opportunities to build and expand on successes to increase the use of data throughout the public and private sector. The event will be followed by a reception.

Speakers:

  • Liam Benham, Vice President of Government Affairs, IBM
  • Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament
  • Beatrice Covassi, Deputy Head for the Data Value Chain Unit, European Commission
  • Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom, and Postal Services
  • John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Kaja Kallas, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lenard Koschwitz, Director of European Affairs, Allied for Startups
  • Paul MacDonnell, Head of European Policy, Center for Data Innovation
  • Catriona Meehan, Director of EU Policy and Government Relations, Application Developers Alliance
  • Victor Negrescu, Member of the European Parliament
  • Damir Tomicic, Chief Executive Officer, Axinom Group
  • Philippe Van Impe, Founder, European Data Innovation Hub
Location:
Résidence Palace International Press Center, Polak Room
155, rue de la Loi – Blok C
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Attend Event

Join us at our Data Innovation Symmit – #DIS2016 – http://www.disummit.com 

Event – Official Opening of the European Data Innovation Hub in Brussels – October 20th 10AM

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We are so pleased to announce that our Hub will officially be inaugurated by Alexander De Croo, Bianca Debaets, Frank Koster, Marietje Schaak and Jörgen Gren. Over 100 directors and managers have already confirmed their presence to this ribbon cutting ceremony that will be held in our new offices in the Axa building.

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Join us on October 20th at 10AM to meet young data startups, talk to representatives of the academic world, share your ideas with the politics representatives that support us and discover our datascience training offering.

There are only a few more spaces left so please hurry and reserve your seat via our eventbrite page.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in our new offices soon,

Philippe Van Impe
asbl European Data Innovation Hub vzw 
Inspire – Innovate – Connect