Agenda

08.45 - 09.30 Welcome & coffee

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Keynote: De technologieën van morgen, vandaag

09.30 – 10.00

De toekomst is nu. We staan niet meer aan de vooravond van belangrijke innovaties. Wie de nodige durf en ambitie heeft, kan vandaag al opnieuw uitvinden hoe een bedrijf functioneert dankzij de toegankelijkheid van technologieën als blockchain, kunstmatige intelligentie en de algemene beschikbaarheid van ongeziene hoeveelheden computerkracht.

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Keynote: Antwerp, city of things – the role of IT & security in today’s smart city developments

10.00 – 10.30

The explosive growth of IoT solutions within Smart Cities creates many challenges that call for creative research efforts and disruptive innovations from both academia and industry, especially for the development of efficient, scalable and relevant Smart City deployments. John will explain imec’s Smart City strategy, give examples and will explain the role of IT and Security as part of the Antwerp City of Things project.

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Keynote: How to surf on digital transformation

10.30 – 11.00

Our world is changing at an exponential rate! A big tidal wave of digital disruption is coming at us fast. Many organizations experience this wave as a threat and fear them, but there are also organizations that just see this wave as an opportunity. Disruptive organizations like Uber and Airbnb think like surfers and know exactly where and when they need to jump on the wave to harness the power of the wave to make exponential speed.

Christian challenges organizations to think and act like a surfer and thus helps to transform disruptive threats into disruptive opportunities. In 2011, Christian did a unique finding. During the search for his daughter’s health Christian discovered a unique wave pattern in the development of cells and biological organisms. These seven wave patterns also form a blueprint for the disruptive technology trends that we see around us today; the patterns are even able to predict future technology trends. This gives organizations and companies more certainty in the future and thus a solid foundation in the formation of long-term visions and strategies.

How quickly is our world changing? What is exponential technology? What parallels are there between biology and technology? What are the technology trends that are coming our way? How to make your organization more creative and agile? How to anticipate on the next technological trend? How to think big, but start small. How do I become the next Uber or AirBnB in my industry or sector? These and many other issues are answered by Christian during his session.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break & networking

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Welcome to the age of Holographic Computing

11.30 – 11.55

We believe the future of computing goes beyond the screen and heavily invest in new technology that revolutionizes the way we work. We build Mixed Reality applications that allow users to interact with a virtually and visually enhanced reality. Think about how a neuro-surgeon can rely on holographic medical imaging to assist him during surgery, or how a building engineer can interactively visualize BIM models before any brick is laid. In our talk you will hear more about how you can apply Mixed Reality in your day to day business.

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Public Cloud? Uiteraard, maar wat is de impact op uw organisatie?

11.30 – 11.55

We weten allemaal wat public cloud is. We kennen de voordelen die dat oplevert, met speed en agility als belangrijkste. Dankzij public cloud gaan bedrijven steeds vaker hun diensten uitbesteden. Het vertrouwen in de public cloud is groot, van start-ups tot grote mediabedrijven, banken en zorgorganisaties. Maar intern heeft het gebruik van publiek cloud een grote impact. Bent u als organisatie in staat om dit op de juiste manier in te zetten? In deze sessie met voorbeelden uit diverse sectoren geeft Peter Snauwaert u de tools in handen om public cloud op een succesvolle manier te integreren.

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Conversational agents van de toekomst

12.00 – 12.25

Chatbots en conversational agents zijn enorme buzzwords in 2017. Ze vormen een hele nieuwe generatie van human-computer interaction. Wij gaan in op de mogelijkheden, de business cases, de technologieën erachter en illustreren dit met uitgebreide demonstraties.

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De positieve impact van betaaltechnologie op uw business

12.00 – 12.25

Drie op vier Belgen doen vandaag betalingen met hun smartphone. Mobiel betalen is stilaan de norm geworden. Tegelijkertijd lopen we nog steeds rond met cash geld en plastieken bankkaarten en worden nog heel wat facturen op papier verstuurd. In deze sessie gaan we dieper in op de wereld van betaaltechnologieën: wat is er vandaag reeds mogelijk, wat brengt de toekomst en vooral hoe kan u als bedrijf financieel voordeel halen uit de juiste technologie?

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How to get ultimate security between your VDI solution and mobile computing.

12.30 – 12.55

Your business is setup with a VDI solution, a lot of security measures have already taken place. Then how do you keep maximum grip in security and prevent data breach on mobile devices in a VDI environment?
How do you save cost and prevent IT managers losing time on updating OS’s on thin clients to keep it as secure as possible? We present a solution that makes zero clients mobile, supporting all major VDI solutions including Citrix and VMware.
Enabling workforce tied to zero clients, to be mobile by providing the perfect blend of security with functionality.

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Opportunities and Challenges of digital transformation for organisations with mobile workers

12.30 – 12.55

To be announced

13.00 - 15.00 Lunch break & tech show case

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