AI FOSTERS INNOVATION BY GOVERNMENTS

1. How can Artificial Intelligence benefit public services, citizens, and more generally, society?

2. Governments leading through change 

3. Lean GovTech – Dragging & Dropping Ideas into Production

Speakers & Moderator

Moderator & Speakers

Rosanna Fanni 

Researcher EU Technology Policymaking at CEPS

Rosanna currently researches EU technology policymaking at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She is a recent Erasmus Mundus MA graduate in Digital Communication Leadership, specializing in policy and innovation in the EU. For her MA thesis on the concept of (un)ethical AI, Rosanna was Visiting Graduate Researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Besides her studies, Rosanna worked as a graduate researcher at the Data & Society Knowledge Centre (VUB-SMIT), advised the Chair of the multi-stakeholder Media & Technology Committee (AI4People), and volunteered as Head of Marketing (TEDxULB). 

Florian Myter

Business Developer Software Languages Lab at VUB

Florian obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences on the topic of distributed data processing in modern web application from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Universiteit Ghent. His interests lie at the intersection of academic research and industrial innovation. He conducted his pre-doctoral research in collaboration with industry and is currently a business developer for the Software Languages Lab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Michel Philippens

Analytics Advisor & Head of Customer Solutions at SAS

Michel has a great passion for everything to do with data analytics and how organizations use it to make business decisions smarter. With a Master in Sociology and Statistics, he first worked as a research assistant at KU Leuven in applied statistics, but soon ended up at SAS as a data and analytics advisor. Throughout the past 15 years, he has been a key contributor to several data analytics projects across industry sectors (insurance, banking, and government) and across domains (regulatory compliance, fraud detection, public security). In his current function, he leads a team of experienced data analytics advisors and acts as an AI/Analytics strategist and evangelist for SAS’s public sector customers.
Nathanaël Ackerman

Nathanaël Ackerman

AI4Belgium Lead
at SPF BOSA

Nathanaël leads AI4Belgium, a community-led approach to enable Belgian citizens and organizations to capture AI opportunities while facilitating the ongoing transition responsibly. AI4Belgium has the ambition to position Belgium in the European AI landscape. Nathanaël is the founder of Hub France Intelligence Artificielle and worked alongside François Hollande’s government as an official advisor in innovation and AI at the French Ministry of Economics.

Description

AI Fosters Innovation by Governments

Governments can use AI to foster innovation in service and drive further demand for AI by making the GovTech market more attractive to organizations. 

AI brings many new, currently undiscovered opportunities.

The government can leverage AI to automate and improve service delivery, find efficiencies, regulate AI in the industry, create policies to guide AI ethics, and manage any emerging threats and risks.  

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