Virtual Data Innovation Summit * Full-Year 2021 Program  


Welcome, we are organizing a Virtual DI Summit program instead of an in-person DI Summit. The theme of the full-year 2021 online edition is AI For Everyone. Our objective is to make AI knowledge and experience accessible for everyone: public organizations, private companies, academics, and citizens in general. Therefore, we organize live-webcasts. Registration is free, as well as the 12-month available on-demand webcast recordings. Additionally, we create valuable AI content such as blogs and also plan videos and podcasts.


We focus on showing you meaningful, practical AI applications from a societal, business, and technical perspective during the webcasts. Each webcast includes an inspiring keynote by an AI expert, followed up by knowledgeable AI speakers who explain in-depth, purposeful, real-life AI cases. At the end of every webcast, we have a 15-minute question-and-answer session based on the audience’s questions.  

Data Collection

Data Access

Data Analysis

Data Reporting


Healthcare Innovations Fuelled by AI

The advance of AI- technology has a revolutionizing effect on every industry, including healthcare. It has the potential to improve humanity’s health and wellbeing. For example, AI-based decision support improves healthcare professionals’ work and enables doctors to support patients in a personalized way. And from a biomedical perspective, AI can help with, e.g., disease prediction and drug discovery.


Speakers & Moderator

Tom Braekeleirs

Director at BlueHealth Innovation Center

Tom holds a master’s in Trade Sciences as well as Industrial Corporate Management. He has worked for 17 years in companies like EDS, Navision, and Microsoft, and switched careers in 2015 to run the Microsoft Innovation Center in Flanders, focusing on Healthcare innovation. Under his leadership, it transformed into the BlueHealth Innovation Center, a not-for-profit public-private partnership aiming to support the healthcare ecosystem with its digital transformation. Tom coaches startups. Additionally, together with his team, he activates students to consider an entrepreneurial career and helps healthcare players take the digital leap forward.


Martin Preusse

Founder Kaiser & Preusse, and Co-Founder HealthEcco

Martin’s background is in computational biology with a focus on medical research, biotech, and pharma. Beyond that, he is interested in learning about new topics, domains, and industries. Martin co-initiated CovidGraph – a non-profit collaboration of researchers, data scientists, and medical professionals – to build a knowledge graph on Covid19. Besides, with his company Kaiser & Preusse, he builds knowledge graph applications and implements health data standards.

Giovanni Briganti

Doctor of Medicine, Psychiatry Department, Brussels Teaching Hospital

Giovanni, M.D., is a physician at the Department of Psychiatry of Brussels Teaching Hospital (CHU Bruxelles), and a Lecturer of Physiology at ES Santé School of Health. Furthermore, he works as a researcher in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and lectures in Medical Technologies (AI & Health) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Since September 2020, Giovanni leads the AI4Health working group at AI4Belgium, the Belgian government’s Artificial Intelligence initiative.



Registration link available 2 weeks before live broadcasting


Tuesday, June 22 – Healthcare Innovations Fuelled By AI

Tuesday, September 7 – AI & Data4Good

Tuesday, September 28 – AI & Mobility

Tuesday, October 19 – AI & Data Governance 

Tuesday, November 23 – AI & Ethics 

Tuesday, December 14 – AI, Media & Entertainment

June2022 * diSummit2022 at Université Libre De Bruxelles 


AI in Brussels

√ FinTech AI Adoption & Benefits

√ AI & Manufacturing

√ Deep-Diving into AI & Industry 4.0 

√ AI Fosters Innovation by Governments

√ AI, Ethics & Law: What is Fair and Unfair?




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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