Programme 2021

World Summit Ai

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th October 2021

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  • Wednesday 13th
  • 07:30 - 08:30
    REGISTRATION
  • 08:30 - 09:30
    WELCOME AND MEET UP Plenary

    A special welcome to celebrate the 5th anniversary of World Summit AI and a return to Amsterdam, followed by a Meet Up of double-opted 1-2-1 meetings to connect again face-to-face!

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME Inspired Minds! Charlie Cracknell, Managing Director, Inspired Minds Plenary
    • Charlie Cracknell, Managing Director, Inspired Minds

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME from the Netherlands Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy, TechLeap.NL Plenary
    • Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy, TechLeap.NL

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME and chairperson’s opening remarks Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author Plenary
    • Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME from Accenture Laurence van der Sande, Managing Director - Applied Intelligence Lead, Accenture the Netherlands Plenary
    • Laurence van der Sande, Managing Director - Applied Intelligence Lead, Accenture the Netherlands

  • 09:50 - 10:10
    HEADLINER: Using deep learning to better understand molecules Professor Max Welling, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research, Research Chair, Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam Plenary
    • Professor Max Welling, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research, Research Chair, Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam

  • 10:10 - 10:30
    HEADLINER: Delivering on the promise of AI& Gavin Pape, Global Lead CPG.AI, Growth Strategy & Advanced Analytics, Accenture Plenary
    • Gavin Pape, Global Lead CPG.AI, Growth Strategy & Advanced Analytics, Accenture

  • 10:30 - 11:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Does AI in a crisis need ethics with urgency? Jaan Tallinn, Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
    Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Director of ML Ethics, Transparency & Accountability, Twitter
    Bing Song, Vice President, Berggruen Institute and Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center
    Amandeep Singh Gill, CEO and Project Director, I-DAIR; Professor, Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva
    Ivana Bartoletti, Global Privacy Officer, Wipro, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network
    Moderator: Dr. Cindy Gordon, Founder and CEO, SalesChoice
    Plenary

    Artificial intelligence tools can help save lives in a pandemic. However, the need to implement technological solutions rapidly raises challenging ethical issues. We need new approaches for ethics with urgency, to ensure AI can be safely and beneficially used in the COVID-19 response and beyond.


    – What are the challenges of ethics in a crisis?
    – What components must ethics with urgency incorporate?

    • Jaan Tallinn, Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

    • Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Director of ML Ethics, Transparency & Accountability, Twitter

    • Bing Song, Vice President, Berggruen Institute and Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center

    • Amandeep Singh Gill, CEO and Project Director, I-DAIR; Professor, Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva

    • Ivana Bartoletti, Global Privacy Officer, Wipro, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

    • Moderator: Dr. Cindy Gordon, Founder and CEO, SalesChoice

  • 11:00 - 11:10
    ANNOUNCEMENT Leveraging ELSA AI in an international context Prof. Dr. Emile Aarts, Professor of Computer Science, Tilburg University, Scientific lead ELSA program, NL AIC Plenary
    • Prof. Dr. Emile Aarts, Professor of Computer Science, Tilburg University, Scientific lead ELSA program, NL AIC

  • 11:10 - 11:40
    REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND MEET UP
  • WORLD SUMMIT AI PLENARY: Chair: Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author
    • 11:40 - 12:00
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY Overcoming economic disruption – how to use AI to turn immediate response into future advantage Xian-Sheng Hua,Vice President/Distinguished Engineer, Alibaba Group Plenary
      • Xian-Sheng Hua,Vice President/Distinguished Engineer, Alibaba Group

    • 12:00 - 12:30
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Democratization of AI: creating a foundation for broad intelligence Dr. Larry Heck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech
      Janet Adams, Chief Operating Officer, SingularityNET
      Joost van der Burgt, Senior Policy Advisor - AI, De Nederlandsche Bank
      Nayur Khan, Global Head of Technical Delivery, QuantumBlack
      Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO, Technovation
      Moderator: Janet Sawari, Head of Artificial Intelligence, UnpackAI
      Plenary
      • Dr. Larry Heck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech

      • Janet Adams, Chief Operating Officer, SingularityNET

      • Joost van der Burgt, Senior Policy Advisor - AI, De Nederlandsche Bank

      • Nayur Khan, Global Head of Technical Delivery, QuantumBlack

      • Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO, Technovation

      • Moderator: Janet Sawari, Head of Artificial Intelligence, UnpackAI

    • 12:30 - 13:00
      PANEL DISCUSSION: A message from the next generation: the critical role of youth in doing things differently Okezue Bell, Student, Young AI Developer & Researcher
      Kautilya Katariya, Computing Explorer
      Selin Alara Ornek, Young AI Developer
      Ratneshwaran Maheswaran, Student, Entrepreneur, Activist and Author
      Moderator: Jos Dirkx, CEO and Co-Founder, Beenova AI
      Plenary
      • Okezue Bell, Student, Young AI Developer & Researcher

      • Kautilya Katariya, Computing Explorer

      • Selin Alara Ornek, Young AI Developer

      • Ratneshwaran Maheswaran, Student, Entrepreneur, Activist and Author

      • Moderator: Jos Dirkx, CEO and Co-Founder, Beenova AI

  • TRACK 1: T-30 SUMMIT Chair: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author
    • 11:40 - 12:00
      HEADLINER: The Pacific Disaster Center - Two decades of global climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction innovations Joel Myhre, Senior Disaster Management Specialist, Pacific Disaster Center Track 1
      • Joel Myhre, Senior Disaster Management Specialist, Pacific Disaster Center

    • 12:00 - 12:30
      PANEL DISCUSSION How can technology convergence make food production and delivery a part of the climate change solution? Krijn de Nood, Co-Founder and CEO, Meatable
      Liesbeth Luijendijk, Director Agriculture, Food & Environment, OnePlanet Research Center
      Michel van der Stappen, Digital R&D Director, Unilever
      Moderator: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author
      Track 1

      A rapid change in eating habits is deemed necessary to avoid climate catastrophe. But what are the future solutions being proposed, and how far are corporates and governments going to make them a reality?

      • Krijn de Nood, Co-Founder and CEO, Meatable

      • Liesbeth Luijendijk, Director Agriculture, Food & Environment, OnePlanet Research Center

      • Michel van der Stappen, Digital R&D Director, Unilever

      • Moderator: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author

    • 12:30 - 12:50
      USE CASE: Food with a purpose: Exponential meat manufacturing for a sustainable world Ido Savir, CEO and Co-Founder, SuperMeat Track 1
      • Ido Savir, CEO and Co-Founder, SuperMeat

    • 12:50 - 13:05
      USE CASE: Disruptive food innovations - seeding a sustainable plant based future Gil Shalev, CEO and Founder, Equinom Track 1
      • Gil Shalev, CEO and Founder, Equinom

  • TRACK 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS Chair: Lars Vestergaard, Head of Market Connect EMEA, Oracle for Startups
    • 11:40 - 12:00
      START-UP STORY: Democratizing AI Andreas Svanberg, Operational AI Expert, Peltarion Track 2
      • Andreas Svanberg, Operational AI Expert, Peltarion

    • 12:00 - 12:20
      START-UP STORY: Deploying and serving data science code: How we went from developing ML models to making software for bringing algorithms to production Victor Pereboom, CTO, UbiOps Track 2
      • Victor Pereboom, CTO, UbiOps

    • 12:20 - 12:40
      START-UP STORY: AI-generated synthetic data, the future to get easy and fast access to high quality data? Wim Kees Janssen, CEO & Co-Founder, Syntho Track 2
      • Wim Kees Janssen, CEO & Co-Founder, Syntho

    • 12:40 - 13:00
      START-UP STORY: Improving surgeons’ performance using AI-driven video analysis' Ritsaart van Montfrans, CEO, Incision Track 2
      • Ritsaart van Montfrans, CEO, Incision

  • TRACK 4: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 11:40 - 13:00
      WORKSHOP: Explore and expand your AI potential in Canada Jim Stolze, Founder, Aigency
      Melanie ter Meulen, Trade Commissioner Digital Industries & Investment, Embassy of Canada
      Shujohn Ahmed, Director Consulting Services, CGI
      Track 4

      Why is Canada a front-runner in AI and what are the implications for companies focusing AI
      – What advantages are there for companies to start up a business in Canada, especially in the field of AI
      – What does the Global Skills Strategy mean for AI-talent who wish to pursue their career in AI Canada
      – What are the incentives for AI-companies who decide to open an office in Canada
      – Where are the AI institutes and AI-clusters in Canada located and what is their specific focus
      – Where can companies find help – at no cost – with research on where to find the best location for their business in Canada

      • Jim Stolze, Founder, Aigency

      • Melanie ter Meulen, Trade Commissioner Digital Industries & Investment, Embassy of Canada

      • Shujohn Ahmed, Director Consulting Services, CGI

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    LUNCH, NETWORKING AND MEET UP
  • WORLD SUMMIT AI PLENARY: Chair: Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY: Perspectives for coherent end-to-end AI Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager, Deloitte Plenary
      • Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager, Deloitte

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY - From Telefonica to A1: setting up the right alliances to ensure Conversational AI success Per Ottosson, CEO, Artificial Solutions Plenary
      • Per Ottosson, CEO, Artificial Solutions

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY Algorithmic trust and medical soundness in femtech AI: A Flo journey Andrei Varanovich, Head of Data Science, Flo Health Plenary
      • Andrei Varanovich, Head of Data Science, Flo Health

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      HEADLINER Empowering human intelligence with artificial intelligence: A systems perspective Joseph Sirosh, Chief Technology Officer, Compass Plenary
      • Joseph Sirosh, Chief Technology Officer, Compass

    • 15:20 - 15:40
      TECH TALK: Exploring new R&D progress that will shape the future of AI Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering & Fellow, IBM Research Plenary
      • Grady Booch, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering & Fellow, IBM Research

    • 15:40 - 16:00
      TECH TALK: Please stop saying you need data to start on AI Jarno Kartela, Global Head of AI Advisory, Thoughtworks Plenary

      Minimising unintended bias: building responsibility into your AI to ensure that the algorithms – and underlying data – are as unbiased and representative as possible

      • Jarno Kartela, Global Head of AI Advisory, Thoughtworks

  • TRACK 1: T-30 SUMMIT Chair: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      HEADLINER: What are the 5 things we should expect to see at COP26? HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Climate Envoy, The Netherlands Track 1
      • HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Climate Envoy, The Netherlands

    • 14:20 - 15:00
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovating in the widespread electrification of transportation Francis Lalonde, Vice President of Transportation, Walmart Canada
      Shane Jones, Vice President of Airport Operations, Alaska Airlines
      Jim Haring, Chief Information Officer, MV Transportation
      Stina Brock, Vice President of Business Development, Proterra
      Moderator: Devashish Paul, CEO and Founder, BluWave-ai
      Track 1
      • Sharing EV use cases from municipal buses, transport delivery, and airport ground support equipment electrification 
      • Deep diving into the challenges and opportunities for electrifying transportation, with perspectives across the smart city equation: fleet operator, equipment manufacturer, distribution utility, network connectivity, and the intelligent software
      • The transition from all-diesel fleets to adapting to a mixed fleet centered around electric vehicles is ground-breaking work in the field of transportation. What are the roles of the different stakeholders and how can the intelligent use of real-time data and AI be used for major savings for all?
      • Francis Lalonde, Vice President of Transportation, Walmart Canada

      • Shane Jones, Vice President of Airport Operations, Alaska Airlines

      • Jim Haring, Chief Information Officer, MV Transportation

      • Stina Brock, Vice President of Business Development, Proterra

      • Moderator: Devashish Paul, CEO and Founder, BluWave-ai

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      HEADLINER: What can we learn and apply to the climate crisis, from societal resilience and crisis-response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Research and Incubations, Microsoft Track 1
      • Dr. Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Research and Incubations, Microsoft

    • 15:20 - 15:35
      IN-CONVERSATION: How do Xomnia and Enexis leverage AI to positively impact the sustainable energy transition? Tim Paauw, CTO, Xomnia
      Martijn Beeks, Machine Learning Engineer, Xomnia
      Thijs Kamperman, Product Owner of the Grid Forecasts Energy Transition, Enexis
      Track 1
      • Tim Paauw, CTO, Xomnia

      • Martijn Beeks, Machine Learning Engineer, Xomnia

      • Thijs Kamperman, Product Owner of the Grid Forecasts Energy Transition, Enexis

    • 15:35 - 16:10
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Action-orientated innovations from the private sector Brian Mullins, CEO, Mind Foundry
      Rutger de Haij, Head of Renewable Energy, EscherCloud
      Jos Röling, EE&U Blockchain CTO, Global Center of Competency for Energy, Environment & Utilities, IBM
      Gerdien van de Vreede, Senior Policy, Officer, VNG
      Moderator: Dr. Jochen Cremer, Assistant Professor, Co-Director Delft AI Energy Lab, TU Delft
      Track 1

      Hear from a range of companies, pioneering in their respective industries

      • How to improve resource efficiency and reduce waste from core operations
      • Innovative climate finance approaches: opportunities for public-private collaboration to de-risk investments on a large scale and increase capital flows into climate-friendly business models and technologies
      • Case examples
      • Brian Mullins, CEO, Mind Foundry

      • Rutger de Haij, Head of Renewable Energy, EscherCloud

      • Jos Röling, EE&U Blockchain CTO, Global Center of Competency for Energy, Environment & Utilities, IBM

      • Gerdien van de Vreede, Senior Policy, Officer, VNG

      • Moderator: Dr. Jochen Cremer, Assistant Professor, Co-Director Delft AI Energy Lab, TU Delft

  • TRACK 2: STARTUPS, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS Chair: Lars Vestergaard, Head of Market Connect EMEA, Oracle for Startups
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      START-UP STORY: How virtual production is building the metaverse by leveraging Real Time 3D rendering and blurring the frontier between real and virtual Louis de Castro, CEO, MADO XR
      Quentin de Fougeroux, CTO, MADO XR
      Track 2
      • Louis de Castro, CEO, MADO XR

      • Quentin de Fougeroux, CTO, MADO XR

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      START-UP STORY: Clayton Black, Head of Business Development, Brainpool AI Track 2
      • Clayton Black, Head of Business Development, Brainpool AI

    • 14:45 - 15:05
      START-UP STORY: How AI understands psychological drivers of human decision making and increases success by helping sending the right messages Simon Tschuertz, Co -Founder and CEO, 100W Track 2
      • Simon Tschuertz, Co -Founder and CEO, 100W

    • 15:05 - 15:25
      START-UP STORY: SENSIBLE-AI: Secure and trustworthy mobile AI solution using the example of SEAMLESSme: The neXenio technology can uniquely identify a person wearing a smart device by their gait Harald Fladischer, Commercial Director, neXenio GmbH Track 2
      • Harald Fladischer, Commercial Director, neXenio GmbH

    • 15:25 - 16:00
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Ask the Investors: How to take your start-up to the next stage: What are investors looking for? Alexey Posternak, Chief Financial and Investment Officer, MTS AI
      Alexander Chekan, Chief of Staff, Palta
      Janneke Niessen, Co-Founder, CapitalT
      Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone
      Moderator: Tiffany Thompson, Marketing and Event Global Senior Director, Oracle for Startups
      Track 2
      • What are the latest investment trends in AI? 
      • What are the best ways to raise your investments under the current climate? 
      • What do VC’s and investors look at when making investment decisions?
      • Alexey Posternak, Chief Financial and Investment Officer, MTS AI

      • Alexander Chekan, Chief of Staff, Palta

      • Janneke Niessen, Co-Founder, CapitalT

      • Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone

      • Moderator: Tiffany Thompson, Marketing and Event Global Senior Director, Oracle for Startups

  • TRACK 3: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP: Deploying and managing machine learning models at Scale: A hands-on workshop with Seldon Tom Farrand, Lead Solutions Engineer, Seldon Track 3

      The workshop will cover what organisations need to understand and have in place in order to deploy ML models at scale while minimising risk. We will walk through the creation, deployment, monitoring and management of a ML model using a real life use case. 

      You will get an introduction to the key challenges that organisations face when scaling up their ML deployment and how to overcome them. You’’ll also get hands-on experience with ML deployment as you cover a range of practical tasks including training models on pre-processed datasets, deploying model artefacts with Seldon Deploy and using explainers and outlier detection to gain insight into model decisioning.

      • Tom Farrand, Lead Solutions Engineer, Seldon

    • 15:10 - 16:10
      MASTERCLASS: Zero coding AI on the biggest European OpenStack Cloud Torsten Deutsch, Product Manager - Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems
      Ferenc Kukucska, AI Architect - Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems
      Track 3

      You will get an insight into the AI development process on different experience levels from beginner to expert
      We will show it based on the available framework on the biggest European OpenStack Cloud
      The importance of data privacy and the EU General Data Protection (GDPR) for the AI training will be touched as well

      • Torsten Deutsch, Product Manager - Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems

      • Ferenc Kukucska, AI Architect - Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems

  • TRACK 4: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP: Deploy an object detection model in 5 minutes with UbiOps Victor Pereboom, CTO, UbiOps
      Wouter Hollander, Partnerships & Integrations Manager, UbiOps
      Daniel Jeffries, Managing Director, AI Infrastructure Alliance
      Track 4

      In this workshop we will guide you through how to deploy an object detection model and make requests to it immediately. The model is 24/7 available as a live endpoint that you can use behind other applications, such as dashboards or webapps. In the workshop you will be provided with the right python code and a user account so you can follow along. After this workshop you can deploy your own code within 5 minutes if prepared correctly.

       

      UbiOps is the place to host and manage your data science models. It’s a fully-managed deployment and serving platform for python/R code. Once you upload your code to the platform, it containerizes it using docker and your code is deployed on a kubernetes pod. 

       

      UbiOps is part of the AIIA, the AI Infrastructure Alliance. This alliance is dedicated to bringing together the essential building blocks for the AI applications of today and tomorrow.

      • Victor Pereboom, CTO, UbiOps

      • Wouter Hollander, Partnerships & Integrations Manager, UbiOps

      • Daniel Jeffries, Managing Director, AI Infrastructure Alliance

    • 15:10 - 16:10
      WORKSHOP: Urban AI in Amsterdam Maarten Sukel, AI Lead, City of Amsterdam
      Daan Bloembergen, AI Researcher, City of Amsterdam
      Iva Gornishka, AI Specialist, City of Amsterdam
      Anja Reimann, Innovation Officer, City of Amsterdam
      Track 4

      Want to learn how to work effectively with new types of urban data such as point clouds and real-time computer vision streams? Or learn about thesis projects with the City of Amsterdam AI team?

      During this session, you will talk with several urban AI specialists about how the City of Amsterdam is working on using Artificial intelligence to benefit the people of Amsterdam.

      You will learn how the city collaborates with academic partners, by working with internships and PhD. positions, to bring state-of-the-art AI to the streets of the city and we will dive into several of these projects.

      An example of a project that Daan Bloembergen will discuss is analyzing point clouds captured of the entire city and using automatic techniques to label them using geographic data.

      Also, we will talk about how computer vision can be used to make the city cleaner and safer, and how the models are for scanning the streets of the city.

      Last but not least you will hear from us how the city of Amsterdam could be your launching customer. Learn about our different programs and the different ways and opportunities to work together with us.

      More information can be found at www.amsterdamintelligence.com

      • Maarten Sukel, AI Lead, City of Amsterdam

      • Daan Bloembergen, AI Researcher, City of Amsterdam

      • Iva Gornishka, AI Specialist, City of Amsterdam

      • Anja Reimann, Innovation Officer, City of Amsterdam

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND MEET UP
  • 16:30 - 17:10
    PANEL DISCUSSION: How to overcome pandemic disruption: an AI for business continuity action plan Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Digital Officer, Mars
    Alexander Khanin, CEO, MTS AI
    Francesco Marzoni, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, IKEA Retail (Ingka Group)
    Professor Jeroen van den Hoven, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology
    Moderator: Cade Metz, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times
    Plenary

    The impact of coronavirus has already had an unprecedented impact on businesses around the globe. Supply chains are frozen, teams are working remote, sales cycles are unpredictable. The end result for companies will vary widely depending on how well they balance defence (handling the present) and risk-mitigation with innovation and technology investment (winning the future). Forward-focused leaders will need to know where to focus with AI, and what kinds of applications and use-cases matter most to stop the bleeding, and to build a stronger foundation for resiliency and competitiveness.

    • Near term AI use cases for business continuity: from managing risk to driving efficiencies, what AI application types are helping to respond and recover?
    • How to leverage what to focus on – where are the business areas where AI can make all the difference in surviving and thriving in this pandemic/in a crisis?
    • What frameworks might turn risk mitigation into new business models?
    • How can you form a vision with confidence?
    • Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Digital Officer, Mars

    • Alexander Khanin, CEO, MTS AI

    • Francesco Marzoni, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, IKEA Retail (Ingka Group)

    • Professor Jeroen van den Hoven, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology

    • Moderator: Cade Metz, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times

  • 17:10 - 17:30
    HEADLINER: Better models through better training data Edouard d’Archimbaud, Co-Founder and CTO, Kili Technology Plenary
    • Edouard d’Archimbaud, Co-Founder and CTO, Kili Technology

  • 17:30 - 17:50
    HEADLINER Scary Smart: The future of artificial intelligence and how you can save our world Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Author of Scary Smart, Founder, One Billion Happy Plenary
    • Mo Gawdat, Former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Author of Scary Smart, Founder, One Billion Happy

  • 17:50 - 18:00
    CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE
  • Thursday 14th
  • 07:30 - 08:30
    REGISTRATION
  • 08:30 - 09:30
    WELCOME AND MEET UP Plenary

    A special welcome to celebrate the 5th anniversary of World Summit AI and a return to Amsterdam, followed by a Meet Up of double-opted 1-2-1 meetings to connect again face-to-face!

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME Inspired Minds! Charlie Cracknell, Managing Director, Inspired Minds Plenary
    • Charlie Cracknell, Managing Director, Inspired Minds

  • 09:30 - 09:50
    WELCOME and chairperson’s opening remarks Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author Plenary
    • Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author

  • 09:50 - 10:10
    IN-CONVERSATION: AI 2041 - ten visions for our future Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
    Chen Qiufan, Author, Creative Producer and Curator
    Interviewer: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author
    Plenary
    • Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

    • Chen Qiufan, Author, Creative Producer and Curator

    • Interviewer: Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker, Author

  • 10:40 - 11:10
    PANEL DISCUSSION: How to create a coherent, national level AI strategy Stef Blok, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands
    Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, France
    Ott Velsberg, Government Chief Data Officer, Republic of Estonia
    Professor Max Welling, Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR
    Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, United Arab Emirates
    Moderator: Marloes Pomp, International Partnerships Netherlands AI Coalition & Steering Committee European AI Forum
    Plenary
    • Stef Blok, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands

    • Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, France

    • Ott Velsberg, Government Chief Data Officer, Republic of Estonia

    • Professor Max Welling, Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR

    • Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, United Arab Emirates

    • Moderator: Marloes Pomp, International Partnerships Netherlands AI Coalition & Steering Committee European AI Forum

  • 11:10 - 11:40
    REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND MEET UP & Book giveaway for AI 2014 - ten visions for our future Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
    Chen Qiufan, Author, Creative Producer and Curator
    • Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

    • Chen Qiufan, Author, Creative Producer and Curator

  • WORLD SUMMIT AI PLENARY: Chair: Babita Sharma, Broadcaster and Author
    • 11:40 - 12:00
      HEADLINER: Leadership in a new era of digital reinvention Dr. Seth Dobrin, Global Chief AI Officer, IBM Plenary
      • Dr. Seth Dobrin, Global Chief AI Officer, IBM

    • 12:00 - 12:20
      HEADLINER: Teaching AI to be fair: lessons learned Marcin Detyniecki, Group Chief Data Scientist & Head of AI Research and Thought Leadership, AXA Plenary
      • Marcin Detyniecki, Group Chief Data Scientist & Head of AI Research and Thought Leadership, AXA

    • 12:20 - 12:40
      HEADLINER: Overcoming barriers to scale data and analytics initiatives: the move to enterprise-wide business transformation Amy Challen, General Manager for Data Science, Shell Plenary

      The ROI of AI: What metrics are best to demonstrate the value in your company?

      • Amy Challen, General Manager for Data Science, Shell

    • 12:40 - 13:00
      IN-CONVERSATION: Being you: A New Science of Consciousness Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex
      Interviewer: Jos Dirkx, CEO and Co-Founder, Beenova AI
      Plenary
      • Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex

      • Interviewer: Jos Dirkx, CEO and Co-Founder, Beenova AI

  • TRACK 2: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 11:40 - 13:40
      TABLE-TALK: Building a UK/Netherlands partnership on AI Chris Barton, HM Trade Commissioner, Europe, Department for International Trade, UK Track 2
      • A discussion on UK and Dutch AI strategies
      • Key obstacles to progress, (regulation, access to finance, more government investment)
      • Sustainability and AI in COP26 year
      • Key areas for cooperation going forward
      • Chris Barton, HM Trade Commissioner, Europe, Department for International Trade, UK

  • TRACK 3: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 11:40 - 13:00
      WORKSHOP: How can startups identify new growth opportunities by exploiting emerging AI trends? Alexey Posternak, Chief Financial and Investment Officer, MTS AI Track 3

      Learn how startups can identify future trends as a first step. Then how you can ride the trends by engaging with a network of ecosystem players who share that vision. We will go through case examples to provide practical advice.

      • Alexey Posternak, Chief Financial and Investment Officer, MTS AI

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    LUNCH, NETWORKING AND MEET UP & Book signing for Being you: A New Science of Consciousness Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex
    • Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex

  • WORLD SUMMIT AI PLENARY:
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY: AI: Reimagining the future Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Facebook Plenary
      • Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Facebook

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY - Bridging the gap between technology and business – how to integrate your AI solutions with your infrastructure and data strategy Dr. Bart Hamers, Director of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, BNP Paribas Fortis
      Dr. Patrice Latinne, Head of Data & AI, EY Belgium
      Plenary
      • Dr. Bart Hamers, Director of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, BNP Paribas Fortis

      • Dr. Patrice Latinne, Head of Data & AI, EY Belgium

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      AI IN ACTION: ENTERPRISE STORY - Is the application of AI difficult? Think again...The rise of AI Platforms Itamar Friedman, Director of Machine Vision, Alibaba Plenary
      • Itamar Friedman, Director of Machine Vision, Alibaba

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      TECH TALK: How to use AI for social good Marijn Markus, AI Lead & Data Scientist, Capgemini Plenary
      • Marijn Markus, AI Lead & Data Scientist, Capgemini

    • 15:20 - 15:40
      TECH TALK: AI innovation for trustworthiness Prof. Dr. Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval, University of Amsterdam Plenary
      • Prof. Dr. Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval, University of Amsterdam

    • 15:40 - 16:05
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Building an AI ecosystem Carlo Ruiz, EMEA Director, NVIDIA
      Kevin Smith, CTO, EscherCloud
      Aik van Eemeren, Head of Public Tech, CTO Office, City of Amsterdam
      Moderator: Oliviana Bailey, Head of Brand & Community, EscherCloud and NL Ambassador for Women in AI
      Plenary
      • Carlo Ruiz, EMEA Director, NVIDIA

      • Kevin Smith, CTO, EscherCloud

      • Aik van Eemeren, Head of Public Tech, CTO Office, City of Amsterdam

      • Moderator: Oliviana Bailey, Head of Brand & Community, EscherCloud and NL Ambassador for Women in AI

  • TRACK 2: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP: Growth hack your startup though corporate partnership Lars Vestergaard, Head of Market Connect EMEA, Oracle for Startups
      Max Dunhill, EMEA Business Development Lead, Oracle for Startups
      Track 2
      • Lars Vestergaard, Head of Market Connect EMEA, Oracle for Startups

      • Max Dunhill, EMEA Business Development Lead, Oracle for Startups

  • TRACK 3: WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND TABLE-TALKS
    • 15:10 - 16:10
      WORKSHOP: Responsible AI: How AI model choices impact your entire business Dr. Patrice Latinne, Head of Data & AI, EY Belgium
      Renata Fernandes Monteiro, Senior Manager- Financial Crime and Conduct Risk Advisory, EY
      Track 3

      Responsible AI is about AI systems for which an organization addresses the challenges from both the ethical and legal points of view, to keep control on the impact on the business, people and society. It is an emerging area that has increasing importance for real-world implementation of AI at scale. During this workshop, EY will share concrete examples of AI model choices and how data and predictions can be responsibly used and integrated into business applications. 

      • Understand why Responsible AI is important and the key principles and references like the EU’s AI Act
      • How do you start designing Responsible AI?
      • How a company can embrace responsible AI: example of a real case
      • Dr. Patrice Latinne, Head of Data & AI, EY Belgium

      • Renata Fernandes Monteiro, Senior Manager- Financial Crime and Conduct Risk Advisory, EY

  • 16:05 - 16:30
    REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND MEET UP
  • 16:30 - 16:45
    HEADLINER: Reimagining AI: Purpose-driven and centered on love for humanity Vilas Dhar, President, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation Plenary
    • Vilas Dhar, President, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

  • 16:45 - 17:20
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Global AI Action Alliance: AI and its impact on marginalized communities Christina Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
    Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase
    Susan Gonzales, Founder and CEO, AIandYou
    Interviewer: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum
    Plenary

    There is currently, a welcome, explosive growth in AI ethics guidelines. However, it has created an implementation gap – it is easier to define the ethical standards a system should meet than to design and deploy a system to meet them. It has also created learning gaps, with activities happening in silos and few mechanisms in place to drive global collaboration and rapid scaling of proven tools and practices. Furthermore, in today’s world where consensus is becoming harder to achieve, there needs to be a focus on interoperability.

    – How can we accelerate the adoption of trust, transparent and inclusive AI systems globally, to fully harness the transformative potential of AI?
    What can we do to get strong buy-in from citizens and governments, based on their trust that AI is being built and used ethically?

    •  Progress to date on creating a feedback loop of real-time learning and scaling across key sectors and challenge areas
    •  Progress to date on catalysing and incubating new partnerships and initiatives to address urgent gaps and needs
    •  What are we doing to get AI governance right, to reflect best practices in data governance and is interoperable globally and across industry sectors?
    • Christina Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM

    • Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase

    • Susan Gonzales, Founder and CEO, AIandYou

    • Interviewer: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum

  • 17:20 - 17:40
    HEADLINER: How to build things that actually work Hilary Mason, Co-Founder, Hidden Door, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners Plenary
    • Hilary Mason, Co-Founder, Hidden Door, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners

  • 17:50 - 18:00
    CLOSE OF WORLD SUMMIT AI

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