Virtual Data Innovation Summit September 2020 – June 2021


Welcome, we are organizing a Virtual DI Summit program instead of an in-person DI Summit. The theme of this 1st online edition is AI For Everyone. Our objective is to make AI accessible for everyone by showing practical AI-applications from a business- and a technical point of view. The program starts with a monthly webcast including real-life AI cases. Later, we will extend this with, e.g., blogs and podcasts. 


Each monthly webcast starts with an inspiring keynote by an expert in, for example, Ethics, HealthTech, Industry 4.0, GovTech, Telco- & EnergyTech, and more. Additionally, partners present a deep-dive into purposeful, real-life AI cases that give you insights into business problems, solutions, and technologies.

Data Collection

Data Access

Data Analysis

Data Reporting


What is fair & unfair?

Ethical AI aims to detect and mitigate bias to prevent unfair decisions. But what is fair and unfair? Learn about different notions of fairness and how these link with AI decisions. 

How to implement fair credit scoring?

Banks evaluate their credit scoring applications using group-fairness measures. Learn via a use-case about credit scoring, which group-fairness metrics are appropriate for detecting unfairness. 

What is the link between ethics and law? 

While it is easy to agree that AI applications should be ethical and their decisions should be fair, it is less straightforward to agree on what this means in practice and how, or to which extent, the law should impose fairness. 

Discover the link between ethics and law, and learn about the role that law plays – and can play – to ensure ethical AI.

Speakers – Webcast: AI, Ethics & Law

Lode Lauwaert  

Professor Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven

Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven. Lode has been a visiting scholar at Boston College, Stellenbosch University and the University of Vienna. His research focuses on ethics in technology / responsible AI, the use of (semi)-autonomous AI on a civilian level and military level. He teaches, among other things, ethics in technology.

Martin Canter 

Head of Ethical AI Omina Technologies Machine Learning 

Machine learning engineer with a demonstrated history of working in artificial intelligence and numerical modeling. Maarten is highly skilled in Python and Matlab/GNU Octave. Additionally, he has a strong scientific background with a PhD in Oceanography and a Master’s Degree focused in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Université de Liège.

Nathalie Smuha 

Lawyer & Researcher Law, Ethics of AI / Technology, KU Leuven

Master of Laws, specialized in International and European law, and a Bachelor of Philosophy from KU Leuven. Besides, Nathalie pursued an LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School, focusing on law and ethics, after which she qualified at the New York Bar. She researches the impact of AI, and other technologies, on fundamental rights and democracy, including broader legal and ethical issues. Additionally, she is the Co-Lead of the AI4Belgium Working Group Law & Ethics of AI.


Registration link available 4 weeks before live broadcasting


Tuesday, November 24 – Industry 4.0 

Tuesday, December 15 – GovTech 


Tuesday, January 26 – Telco & EnergyTech 

Tuesday, February 23 – CyberSecurity 

Tuesday, March 23 – Data4Good

Tuesday, April 20 – FinTech

Tuesday, May 25 – AI in Brussels





Claudio Truzzi - Senior Executive at

" is a technology hub focussing on helping Brussels emerge as the ICT Heart of Europe. Actively participating in the Virtual DI Summit as a strategical partner is a powerful way to achieve this."

Desiree Timmermans - Business Owner at HelpToGrowBusiness

"My goal is to make AI accessible for everyone by virtually providing you AI knowledge and experience."

Philippe Van Impe - CEO at European Data Innovation Hub

"As the founder of the Data Science Community in Belgium and one of the driving forces of AI4Belgium, I fully support Desiree in extending the annual, famous diSummit with a full-year Virtual DI Summit program."​​​

Nathanaël Ackerman

Nathanaël Ackerman - AI4Belgium Lead

"As the largest community of AI players in Belgium, AI4Belgium strongly supports the diSummit initiative. Thanks to Desiree, the event is going virtual this year. We are proud that AI4Belgium actively contributes to the Virtual DI Summit by providing outstanding speakers to design an inspiring program, full of actionable insights!"

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