Trustworthy & Ethical AI Conference

Trustworthy & Ethical AI Conference

Trust will be the key success factor for AI applications in 2020. Hear business cases, technical explanations, and lots of advice, tips and tricks

13 February 2020 (9h30-17h30)
Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
Presented in English by Patrick Van Eecke, Nazanin Gifani, Vincent Buekenhout, Deevid De Meyer, Martijn Cuypers, Jelle Hoedemaekers, Matthias Feys, Yves Peirsman, Karel Kremer, Hugo Pires, Paul Valckenaers, ...
Price: 350 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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Patrick Van Eecke (DLA Piper)
DLA Piper

Patrick Van Eecke, Lic.Iur., LL.M., is a lawyer and leads the e-business department of the international law firm DLA Piper, which has 4200 lawyers in 30 countries and more than 60 offices.

Patrick Van Eecke is recommended by the Legal 500 and the European Legal Experts as one of the top lawyers in ICT law in Belgium. He is ranked as 1st Belgian lawyer in the "Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers" and is also in the world's Top 20.

Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as Solvay Business Institute, Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. Information Technology Law).

Patrick is member of the Brussels bar (since 1994) and is an associate member of the American Bar Association.

Participants of previous sessions with Patrick were very excited, making remarks like "Heel veel interactie, zeer positief!", "Very interesting discussions", "Great examples and use cases", "duidelijke, concrete voorbeelden, pertinent", ...

Vincent Buekenhout (VDAB)

Vincent Buekenhout is Ethical AI Lead at VDAB, the public employment service of Flanders.

Nazanin Gifani (Eura Nova)
Eura Nova

Nazanin Gifani is a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and privacy expert at the technology consulting company Euro Nova. In her capacity, she regularly provides GDPR training and consultancy in data protection issues in sectors such as transportation, health, and technology. The focus of her work has been on artificial intelligence, privacy by design, data security, and data ethics.

She is a certified data protection professional (CIPP-E) and has an LLM in international law from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Previously, She has given talks in events such as 'IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) KnowledgeNet' and the 'DI Summit'.

Hans Arents (Flemish Government)
Flemish Government

Hans C. Arents is senior advisor digital government in the Flanders Information Agency, the agency tasked with the transformation of the Flemish regional government and local governments into a fully digital government. He is responsible for formulating forward-looking e-government policy and encouraging radical innovation in digital government service delivery.

Yves Peirsman (NLP Town)
NLP Town

Yves Peirsman is the founder and natural language processing expert at NLP Town. Yves started his career as a PhD student at the University of Leuven and a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.

Since he founded NLP Town to help organizations get more out of their texts, he has gained extensive experience in consultancy and software development for NLP projects in a variety of domains (health, legal, HR, education, finance, etc.).

Yves is also the organizer of the Belgium NLP Meetup, a regular event that brings together NLP enthusiasts in Belgium.

Matthias Feys (ML6)

Matthias Feys is CTO at ML6 and Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Machine Learning & Cloud.

ML6 focuses on state-of-the-art ML projects & has experience with bias in ML for some of its projects, specifically in the context of recruiting. ML6 has set up an ethical AI workgroup internally that have come up with internal guidelines & are also partner for national & European initiatives to regulate this field.

As GDE & (co-)organiser of Belgian data science/TensorFlow/cloud meetups, Matthias has also some speaking experience for a technical audience.

Deevid De Meyer (Craftworkz/Brainjar)

Deevid De Meyer is one of the mad engineers at Craftworkz. Deevid has been highly involved in building robotic applications. At Craftworkz, we take the whole "humanoid robot"-story one step further by adding some AI sauce on top of the robot application which adds an extra dimension. Deevid is the go-to person when it comes to AI & robotics.

Jelle Hoedemaekers (Agoria)

Jelle Hoedemaekers is an engineer working on ICT Standardisation at Agoria, with a specific focus on AI. He is guiding Belgian companies in applying ethical AI, and is participating in the development of AI standards internationally within ISO and on a European level in CEN/CENELEC.

Agoria is also actively participating in AI related initiatives in Belgium to promote and develop the sector, and Jelle is providing his expertise on the ethical issues.

Karel Kremer (Oswald )

Karel Kremer is CTO at Oswald chatbots.

Karel is a strong advocate of the human-in-the-loop approach that Oswald takes to chatbots. Indeed, Oswald wants its customers in full control of their chatbots. An Oswald license comes with a full-fledged platform that has everything you need to build, host and maintain your chatbot: a scenario editor, usage statistics, NLP tweaking tools, ... The platform even offers you a view into the bot's brain. To ensure their customers get the most out of their bot, Oswald offers extensive workshops on chatbot best practices as well.

Martijn Cuypers (PwC Belgium)
PwC Belgium

Martijn Cuypers is an insurance director at PwC with more than 15 years of experience as an auditor and consultant within the insurance industry.

Martijn is an expert in governance, risk and regulations and he's responsible for the center of expertise related to the Insurance Data Management services in PwC Belgium.

Hugo Pires (PwC Belgium)
PwC Belgium

Hugo Pires is a senior manager at PwC focusing on data management and on the risk management of artificial intelligence. Hugo has a strong background in the insurance sector as he worked for +10 years for large insurance players where he held various functions notably as internal auditor and strategist.

UCLL - University College Leuven Limburg

Paul Valckenaers is a Senior Researcher at UCLL, with over 30 years of experience as a researcher with KU Leuven and UCLL. Paul participated in 10+ EU projects as the main participant for KU Leuven and UCLL.

Paul currently develops digital twins for smart energy in the Horizon 2020 project STORY addressing in-depth interoperability. In addition, Paul is elaborating digital twins for manufacturing and inland shipping for UCLL in cooperation with KU Leuven.

He is the author of "Design for the unexpected". Paul is an experienced presenter and lecturer.


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