About the Event
Friday 19th March
Thanks to technology, we are reinventing the way we live, work and behave. And the next wave of digitization has already started: Artificial Intelligence. Thanks to AI, you will not even need to take your phone out of your pocket any more, you will ask your fridge for a recipe and ask your car to drive you to Brussels.
Everything will work and interact with you so naturally, everyone will have access to a digital personal assistant like the Google Assistant. The changes that we are experiencing with digitization are particularly significant, on a technical, human and social level. This digitization does not make us less but more human, as a result of which people themselves have evolved into what you could call a new human species: the homo digitalis.
Thierry Geerts is father of 4 children and graduated as Solvay Business Engineer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1989. After his studies, he started working as auditor for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), but quite soon his passion for media, online marketing and innovation led him to management and board positions at, among others, Corelio Publishing, Radio Nostalgie, Clickx and Passe-Partout.
In 2008, he became CEO of Corelio Business Development and Arkafund. Since 2011, he is Country Director of Google Belgium-Luxembourg and as such he is positioned in the heart of the digital revolution, marketing and innovative entrepreneurship.
He’s member of the “Digital Minds for Belgium” and “AI4Belgium” Expert group of Deputy Prime Minister De Croo, “Le Conseil du Digital” of Walloon Minister of Economy and of the board of IAB Europe.
He’s the author of “Digitalis, how to reinvent our world” (NL/FR/ENG/CHIN) and Homo Digitalis (NL/FR).
Ségolène Martin is the CEO and cofounder of Kantify, a start-up specialized in developing Artificial Intelligence solutions for life science, transport and service companies. Kantify has a track record in developing highly performing AI solutions including a world first in predictive health together with the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Ségolène has recently been appointed as expert to the Global Partnership on AI. She is also the Belgian Ambassador of Women in AI, an international consortium federating experts of AI.
Last but not least, she is a Board Member of BeCode, the Belgian coding school, and is one of Belgium’s InspiringFifty 2020. Segolène is also AI4Belgium expert, active within the AI community in Belgium.