AI Academy is a series of 8 evening seminars for entrepreneurs and C-level professionals, organised by Howest and Voka West-Vlaanderen. The AI Academy empowers AI-minded companies in Flanders and triggers SMEs and larger companies to engage in an AI-inspired leadership and management journey.
These seminars offer a qualitative introduction to AI techniques, tools, models and concrete applications.
Attending the seminars does not require prior knowledge on AI. All seminars are introductory and are open for entrepreneurs and C-levels with a genuine interest in AI.
|6.30pm||Start seminar: Talk & Discuss|
|8.30pm||Experience & Network|
Each seminar consists of 4 key ingredients
A one-hour talk of a renowned speaker in the domain of AI focusing on the topics listed below. Think about big data, machine learning, chatbots and the human factor behind AI. Think big.
A 30-minute conversation based on the experiences from early adopters. Diverse AI-driven company cases will be introduced on how this technology has successfully led to process and product optimization, but also the lessons learned throughout the implementation process will be highlighted.
Get to know and learn from your AI-minded business colleagues in the field.
If you are not able to attend all seminars, replacement by a colleague is possible. Two weeks before each seminar you will receive the practical details by e-mail and you can indicate whether a colleague will replace you.
Nell Watson, Singularity University, Founder of Poikos (now QuantaCorp).
Kortrijk , Hangar K
Peter Depypere, Element61; Tom Sercu, IBM.
Kortrijk , The Level
Michel Van Der Poorten (IBM); Sammy Deprez & Wouter Baetens (Arinti).
Bruges , DuoTecno
Thierry Geerts, CEO Google Belux and author of ‘Digitalis’; Christophe De Jaeger, Gluon.
Izegem , Televic
Tony Belpaeme, UGent imec and Plymouth Robotics.
Bruges , D'M&S
Rik Vera, Nexxworks.
Waregem , Renson
Oostkamp , TE Connectivity
Frederik De Bosschere, Lead strategist In The Pocket; Nicolas Deruytter, CEO ML6
Kortrijk , Barco