Official inauguration of the Data and AI Competence Lab of Sirris

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For years now Sirris’s Data Innovation team has supported the industry in implementing innovations in products and services, thanks to data science and artificial intelligence. This acquired knowledge and experience has been brought together in the Data and Artificial Intelligence Competence Lab. 

The Sirris Data Innovation Team has acquired an extensive knowledge and experience through many events, initiatives and projects, including  EluciDATA, together with the industry and other knowledge centres. The team will continue to expand and deploy this knowledge and experience under the name of ‘Sirris Data and Artificial Intelligence Competence Lab’. 

Expect it to be an interactive, inspiring afternoon (in English).


12h30: Registration and welcome coffee

13h00: Introduction by Dr. Elena Tsiporkova, Sirris, Program Manager Data Innovation

13h10: Strategic importance of AI for the Belgian Industry, Herman Derache 

13h25: International Keynote: Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam

13h55: Supporting local industry with the adoption of AI and data innovation:             

  • The EluciDATA approach, Dr. Tom Tourwe, Technical Lead Data Innovation 
  • Testimonial from Ferdinand Casier, Agoria, Business Group Leader Industries
  • Testimonial from Wannes Meert, Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven, Researcher

14h25: Industrial testimonials

  • Smart environments:  
    • Introduction by Dr. Nicolás González-Deleito, Sirris, Project Leader Data Innovation
    • Company testimonial by François Macq, Macq, Managing Director 
    • Company testimonial by Dr. Pieter Crombez, Televic, Research Lead

15h00: Coffee break

15h30: Industrial testimonials 

  • Fleet-based analytics:  
    • Introduction by Dr. Mathias Verbeke, Sirris, Data Scientist
    • Company testimonial by Werner Coppye, 3E, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer  
  • Product usage monitoring:  
    •  Introduction by Dr. Tom Tourwé, Sirris, Technical Lead Data Innovation
    • Company testimonial by Heikki Deschacht, Esterline, Expert Electronics and Innovation Programs

16h10: Belgian Keynote: Prof.dr. Luc De Raedt, KU Leuven

16h40: Sirris’ Data and AI Competence Lab: a facilitator of AI adoption in industry, 
Dr. Elena Tsiporkova, Sirris, Program Manager Data Innovation 

17h00: Networking reception

19h00: End


3Square, Rijvisschestraat 124, 9052 Zwijnaarde

Participation is for free but mandatory.

To register please go to the Sirris website