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Get answers to some of the common questions on digital transformation and tech trends. Three experts present their vision, best practices and entrepreneurial use cases to 15 participants, followed by a networking dinner. All for 275€ + VAT

Oct. 23 — Circular Economy
Co.Station Brussels
A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible. But often, to do this, a traceability is needed and digital techniques can ensure that re-use of materials. In addition, smart buildings are a key theme on the better use of resources to make a better living for the individuals in a energy effective and responsible way. Is this the ultimate dream where smarter and better living will meet our need to live in a resource-conscious way?
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: Sustainable, smart buildings  (Toon Wassenberg – Futurehead)18:30 – 19:00: From waste to design: a life goal as engineer and artist (Marten Van Leeuwen – More Circular)19:00 – 19:30: Decentralised – green energy (Michel Verschuere – Yuso)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

Nov. 20 — New Way of Working
Co.Station Ghent
Or should we say: better way of working?  Recent years have brought a rush of changes driven by the technology revolution and by the expectations of a changing multigenerational workforce.  In this fast-changing time, speed of action and results are key to ensure continuity of business and staying at the forefront of you growth and innovation. And NWoW should be an enabler to make this possible… Maybe, but let’s understand what are the drivers and dimensions (People, Technology, Process, Space) to focus on in order to implement change.
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: The road to change  (Margaret Denis – Proximus)18:30 – 19:00: Unlock flexible rewarding (Johan Defevere – Unbox)19:00 – 19:30: Flexible work: results of European research (Ans De Vos – Antwerp Management School)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

POSTPONED TO 2019 — Cyber Security and cloud computing
Co.Station Brussels
According to Gartner, by 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as unusual as a ‘no-internet’ policy would be today. Cloud computing is everywhere, and is today not only the work environment for startups. But this “way-of-working” is also often linked to cyber-security questions, and makes it often a reason why corporates are questioning these cloud practices due to fear of cyber attacks. During this session, we will receive an opening on both opportunities and learnings in both domains.
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: How to approach cloud computing in relation to cyber security (Öykü Isik – Vlerick)18:30 – 19:00: Mobile Applications Security (Roel Caers – Guardsquare)19:00 – 19:30: How to hack the talent supply chain on cyber security in your organisation (Rosanna Kurrer – CyberWayFinder)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

PRACTICAL INFO

FORMAT

In small groups of max 15 participants, enabling better sharing of experiences, an expert vision on the subject will be documented by real entrepreneurial use cases and best practices. The sessions will conclude with a networking dinner.

PRICE

275€ + VAT per session. Price includes dinner and speakers slides.

OBJECTIVE

A clear understanding of what new market innovation can mean for your industry is crucial: it can be a threat but also an opportunity. Digital transformation and innovation are imperative for all businesses, from the small to the enterprise. They play a critical role in a business’ ability to evolve with the market and continually increase value to costumers – it’s a survival issue for many. What’s not clear to many business executives is what digital transformation and innovation mean. A recent study* reports that 20,8% of executives from EMEA region consider that competition from market disruptors presents a risk to the growth of their company in the next 12 months. 

LOCATION

Co.Station Brussels, Gent or Charleroi. An invitation will be sent to registered participants for each session.
The registration to these Insight Talks can be done via Eventbrite, an invoice will be sent after registration to subscribed participants. If you have any questions, please contact Beatrice de Mahieu beatrice@co-station.com

Previous sessions

April 24 — Smart Cities
Co.Station Brussels 
The mix of technology, data capture, communication flows, transparency and security make the concept of Smart Cities a complex subject to understand. By demystifying a few key topics, we propose with this first Insight Talk an open and interactive session to answer fundamental questions: what’s the impact of IOT on GDPR? Can blockchain be the adequate technology for secure, decentralized data transfer?
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: Smart Cities: what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? (Joachim Van den Bergh – Vlerick)18:30 – 19:00: IOT and GDPR (Lionel Anciaux – IOT Factory)19:00 – 19:30: Blockchain and decentralised cities (Sébastien Arbogast – ChainSkills)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

May 29 — Industry 4.0
Co.Station Charleroi
Get a clear introduction on the Industry 4.0 principles and the main technology drivers shaping this 4th revolution. How to get prepared for the impact of this industrial change on the main operational functions? How digital will impact efficiency of traditional production relationships between suppliers, producers and customers? Industry 4.0 is not a vague concept anymore, it’s a reality for many companies.
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: Concepts informatiques mis en jeux dans l’industrie 4.0  (Stéphane Mouton – CETIC)18:30 – 19:00: Les initiatives 4.0 au sein de Thales (Daniel Bouric – Thales Alenia Space)19:00 – 19:30: Objets connectés et industrie 4.0 (Lionel Anciaux – IoT Factory)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices

June 12 — AI and big data
Co.Station Ghent
AI and big data can expand human capacity in many ways. Should we be afraid of all AI possibilities, or embrace the transformation it can generate in your industry? Get acquainted with the main AI buzzwords and domains. AI is crucial for our customer experience.
17:30 – 18:00: Welcome18:00 – 18:30: AI for All (Myriam Broeders – Microsoft Belux)18:30 – 19:00: Data strategies and Machine Learning impact (Jos Gheerardyn – Yields.io)19:00 – 19:30: Are we moving towards an AI-first world? How can you enable IA for your business (Jonathan Berte – Robovision)19:30: Dinner and open discussion on best practices