FinTech AI Adoption & benefits

1. Lightning up FinTech with AI

2. Blockchain-based tokens: a new asset class?

3. Intelligent Document Processing: the low hanging-AI fruits for the Financial Industry


Moderator & Speakers

Toon Vanagt 


Toon has been a startup entrepreneur since 1999. His latest ventures are, structuring Belgian business information from official sources, and, a full-text search in millions of legal publications. Both these freemium businesses are built on unstructured data and heavily relying on open data. Toon is a firm believer of all things open, which he supports via the non-profit Open Knowledge Belgium. He enjoys being the ‘master of ceremony’ during FinTech events, which has grown into a grass-root non-profit federating the Belgian FinTech community.

Toon holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Solvay Business School at the VUB, and was awarded “ICT manager SME of the year 2002” by Datanews. He splits his professional time between entrepreneurial and innovation coaching roles while focusing on his ventures’ development.

Jean-Luc Verhelst 

Bitcoin & Blockchain Author Speaker Trainer & Advisor

Jean-Luc is the author of the book Bitcoin, the Blockchain and Beyond (2017) and works as a freelance public speaker, trainer, and advisor in Europe and the Middle East. He is the co-founder of the blockchain community, was selected by the European Commission as a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, a member of the Beltug Blockchain Taskforce, and a visiting professor at universities (18-hour courses).

Prior to his current position, Jean-Luc worked several years as a strategy consultant, and became the blockchain leader for Deloitte Belgium after spending several months at the EMEA Blockchain Lab. He worked for numerous clients in Europe, managed the development of blockchain solutions, and delivered internal training in EMEA and the USA. He also won the world’s largest blockchain hackathon of 2016, and his master thesis on Bitcoin received the award for the best financial thesis of 2014 in Belgium. Jean-Luc holds academic degrees in IT and business.

Niels Van Weereld 

Chief Commercial Officer Metamaze

Niels has a background in Economics and Business Management and has elaborate experience in consulting clients in incorporating technological and innovative solutions. He is currently leading the teams at Metamaze, a recently founded A.I. startup that is active in the domain of Intelligent Document Processing (IDP).

It is Niels’ mission is to educate and help clients in identifying A.I. and IDP opportunities that ensure true business value, as well as guiding them through the process of successfully implementing and adopting these new technologies.


Christoph Evers

Senior Data Scientist

Christoph is an experienced Data Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the services industry.

He is specialized in NLP but with a background in analytical reporting, data oriented back-ends & ETL.

Currently, Christoph is working on projects including entity extraction (NER), detailed classification & anonymization via machine learning and lean towards more advanced AI.



FinTech AI Adoption & Benefits

Effectively capitalizing on AI’s advantages requires the finance sector to reconsider the interaction between humans and machines. It means understanding the interactions internally and externally with, e.g, business partners and customers.

Besides, it is vital to break through the siloed approach and stop reinventing the wheel when undertaking new initiatives.

To deploy AI tools across your financial organization, it is essential to involve all business processes and functions.

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