#DISUMMIT – higher expectations

Dear Friends,

On June 27th the Data Science Community will hold its 4th annual conference at the ULB. You can expect a day packed with innovative ideas, lots of networking opportunities and FUN. We will have 40 speakers, 6 master classes and 6 hands-on workshops, all in the efforts of demystifying Artificial Intelligence.

Call for speakers: We have received 25 answers to our call for speakers up to now. There still are a few slots available! Hurry up in applying to speak, we are finalising the agenda. I’m sure you have one valuable lesson or another to share with our audience of 800 data experts.

The Keynote speaker: There is a budget for getting the best A.I. expert able at bringing the true face of A.I. to light to us to speak at this year’s Summit. So if you have someone in mind that impressed you recently, please send me his/her details.

The location: In the previous 3 editions of the Summit, we constantly had trouble fitting all our eager participants into the available space. No more. This year, we reserved a much much bigger location for you all – 2,5 time larger to be exact – with one plenary seating room of 800 seats and 6 big training rooms on 2 floors at the ULB Solbosch Campus Auditorium K.

Partner Village and Job Fair: There will be 2 vast areas for networking. One for the partners to show off their innovative ideas; the other for all to hire their best candidates.

Invite your team: Make from #disummit your annual team event and have a productive day with your team at the University of Brussels.

Recruit the best: You can promote your outstanding jobs, participate to the Job Fair and sponsor the tickets for students.

Network and Nerd-Out: Opportunities to network and have fun will be plenty. We will use the conversation starter app again to facilitate your connexion with the most pertinent people. After the Summit, we have a beer garden set up for you to nerd-out after work with craft beer and a barbecue. Yes.

Spread the word: As we have more capacity this year, we are implementing a special incentive program to reward your help in promoting the Summit. You are invited to bring your community at discounted rates and to earn free tickets.

More information on disummit.com

I’m looking forward to meeting you again! Don’t hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions.

Philippe Van Impe

O477 23 78 42

philippe@digityser.org

March 23 – Brussels – event – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

2015-robert-atkinson-180x180Rob Atkinson, the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will present his research work on the impact of artificial intelligence on our lives.

MARCH 23, 2017, 12:00 PM BRUEGEL, RUE DE LA CHARITÉ 33, 1210 BRUSSELS PUBLIC | ON THE RECORD LIVESTREAMEDTAGS & TOPICS

The important technological advancements in computer science and information systems move us towards the artificial intelligence era with the creation of computing machines and systems that perform operations analogous to human learning and decision making. In this event we will discuss challenges and opportunities of this new era. Rob Atkinson, the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will present his research work on the impact of artificial intelligence on our lives covering among the others issues how the new machine era will affect employment and consumer privacy.

His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion during which, Anna Byhovskaya, will discuss the future of work and associated challenges imposed by artificial intelligence and Sebartian Gerlach, director of corporate affairs at Microsoft will discuss the opportunities of artificial intelligence for businesses as well as the impact it will have on markets and corporate practices. In addition, Merja Kyllönen, member of the European Parliament will share her opinion on the subject.

This event will be livestreamed starting at 12.30. There is no need to register for the livestream.

Register for this event

SCHEDULE

Mar 23, 2017, 12:00-12:30 Check in and lunch 12:30-12:50

Presentation

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

12:50-13:30

Panel discussion

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Anna Byhovskaya, Policy & Communications Advisor,TUAC/ OECD

Sebastian Gerlach, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament

LOCATION & CONTACT

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Ruben Hemelings – Ignite Speaker at DIS 2017

Ruben Hemelings is a graduate student in Artificial Intelligence / Big Data at the Catholic University of Leuven.dis17_speaker_rubin-h In collaboration with the Flemish research organisation VITO, he is currently researching the application of deep learning on retinal images in order to improve early diagnosis of ocular and cardiovascular diseases. Ruben also holds a business engineering degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, and went on an exchange program in Canada. Prior to his interest in data, he considered a career in finance, illustrated by summer internships at ING, Deloitte and PwC. In his spare time, you can often find him playing the piano or having a go at tackling Kaggle challenges.

Join his Ignite speech on “Deep learning on biomedical images” at diSummit 2017 !