VIRTUAL DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT 

SEPT 2021 – JUNE 2022 PROGRAM 

About

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Virtual DI Summit! Our objective is to Grow Your Data Innovation Knowledge & Experience: public organizations, private companies, academics, and citizens in general. Therefore, we organize live webcasts that deliver immediately actionable insights. Registration is free, as well as the 12-month available on-demand webcast recordings. Additionally, we create valuable content about Data Innovation such as blogs and also plan podcasts.

Webcasts

We focus on showing you meaningful, practical Innovative Applications from a societal, business, and technical perspective during the webcasts. Each webcast includes an inspiring keynote by an expert, followed up by knowledgeable speakers who explain in-depth, purposeful, real-life Data Innovation 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

Registration

AI & Data Governance

Designing Data Governance that delivers value is high on the agenda of organizations. 

What are the Do’s and Don’ts of Data Governance? 

What is the role of AI in Data Governance?

How to switch from a Data-Governance Model based upon loosely followed guidelines to one that makes the most of innovative digital capabilities?

Moderator & Speakers

FREDERIC PIVETTA 

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Dalberg Data Insights
Data Governance & AI4Good Lead AI4Belgium
 

Frederic Pivetta is the Managing Partner and Co-founder at Dalberg Data Insights. Prior to DDI, he was the co-founder of Real Impact Analytics, a big data firm developing solutions for telecom operators. He has been invited as a keynote speaker or panelist at multiple events on Big Data or AI (e.g. Davos/World Economic Forum, OECD, MIT) and is a columnist in various newspapers.

Frederic is leading the Data Governance and the AI4Good agenda for Belgium and has been co-leading the Data-Against-COVID taskforce for the Belgian Government. He is on the technical board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and on the board of Accountable (Fintech). Frederic was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company for 7 years.

Frederic holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and has graduated in Business Economics and in Econometrics from Brussels University (ULB and Solvay Business School).

VALERIE ZAPICO

Managing Partner 
Valkuren
Brussels Leader Women in Big Data

Valerie has been working in ICT since 2006 with a Master in Statistics & Business Intelligence. She began her career as BI/SAP Consultant & Project Manager for a small consulting company specialized on SAP services between Brussels & Paris. She has been working for one of the Big Five & for several Corporates during this time. 

At the end of 2014, she decided to create Valkuren, a new Data-Tech Company, specialized in leverage the business of all companies (from Start-up to Corporate) through the new technologies available to unlock the power of data – Cloud, Analytics & AI – with a specific aspect to maintaining the human link, and gender equality.

Valerie leads as well the Women In Big Data Chapter in Brussels. As a role model for Women in Tech, she is always interested to share her knowledge & coach new motivated people on her domain.

WOLFGANG EPTING

Solution Advisor Chief Expert / CoE Database & Database Management
SAP

Wolfgang is a Solution Advisor Chief Expert for Platform and Technologies Central and Eastern Europe at SAP. 

As a Data Enthusiast, he helps organizations implement business outcome-driven data strategies based on modern data management architectures. It has always been the data that fascinated him from the very beginning of his career until today. 

Wolfgang is a professional keynote speaker, presenter, high-impact innovation leader, and customer-focused solution advisor with conspicuous business value centricity.

MONTHLY LIVE WEBCASTS 

Registration link available 2 weeks before live broadcasting

2021

Tuesday, October 19 – AI & Data Governance →

Tuesday, November 23 – AI & Ethics 

Tuesday, December 14 – AI in China & Europe 

2022

Tuesday, January 25 – AI & CyberSecurity

Tuesday, February 22 – AI in Media & Entertainment 

Tuesday, March 22 – AI & Analytics 

Tuesday, April 19 – AI & Building Brands

Tuesday, May 24 – Data4Good & AI4Good 

June2022 * Hybrid Event at Université Libre De Bruxelles 

ON-DEMAND WEBCASTS

√ Personal Data Processing & Privacy →

√ Healthcare Innovations Fuelled By AI →

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? →

Partners

Organization

Claudio Truzzi
Senior Executive
icity.brussels

"i.city.brussels 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
Director
Virtual DI Summit

"My goal is helping to grow everyone's Data Innovation knowledge and experience virtually."

Philippe Van Impe
CEO
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 the Virtual DI Summit."

Nathanaël Ackerman
AI4Belgium Lead
BoSa

"As the largest community of AI players in Belgium, AI4Belgium is proud to actively help design an inspiring Virtual DI Summit program full of outstanding speakers and actionable insights!"

Contact Us

Call

+32 (0)2 893 27 66

E-Mail

connect@vdisummit.org

Twitter

@vdi_summit

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