Moderator: Cindy de Koning
Cindy de Koning is an enthusiastic, engaged and competent host for events and conferences. Attendees and guests will not only have an enjoyable experience, but when they go home they will be full of inspiration. For Dutch people Cindy is a familiar face serving as a newscaster for ‘regiojournaal’ at the national news station NOS. Complex issues can become clear as long as you ask the right questions. And that is exactly her strength. Accurate, but always with a smile. Cindy achieves the right tone for every occasion.
Keynote: Frederik De Bosschere
As a digital product studio, In The Pocket develops digital products that make people happy and businesses grow. The Belgium-based company designs and builds innovative digital solutions that include mobile and web applications, as well as Internet-of-Things and virtual & augmented reality applications. Always with an unrelenting focus on product strategy and design. Clients include: De Persgroep, Samsonite, Medialaan, Barco, etc. As strategist, Frederik empowers clients to realise their full digital potential. He helps them understand user needs, align on business objectives and discover their future ecosystem of digital solutions.
Keynote: Jan Post
Over a period of more than 25 years Jan Post was involved in the co-operation of Philips and the academic/HBO research domain for initiating new research (bachelor/master/PhD), the guidance of students and the valorization of that research at Philips. This activity led to more than 50 presentations on National and international conferences, the guidance of more than 50 students (Bachelor/master/PhD) and more than 20 PhD research projects. Besides this, based on his current position, he is involved in many Public Private Partnerships including academic research. He is responsible for the Smart Industry Field lab “Region of Smart Factory” and the HTSM roadmap Smart Industry and figurehead of the NWA-Smart Industry. Jan Post will be talking about: Smart Industry and the Digital Twin.
Parallel session: Developing citizen friendly and economically viable cities
John Baekelmans is Managing Director & Vice President at imec. As Managing Director for the Netherlands, he is responsible for the overall business and operations. Imec NL develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensing solutions, innovative health solutions and flexible electronics in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. Before imec, John spent 21 years at Cisco where he held various global leadership positions. John obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and is a former Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). His speech will be about the the role of the citizen in Smart City deployments. John will explain imec’s Smart City strategy and will explain how the Antwerp City of Things project fits into that strategy.
Assistant Professor with the Web Information Systems group, at the Delft University of Technology, and principal investigator of the SocialGlass project. His work lies at the intersection of crowdsourcing, user modeling, and web information retrieval. Alessandro studies and builds novel Social Data science methods and tools that combine the cognitive and reasoning abilities of individuals and crowds, with the computational powers of machines, and the value of big amounts of heterogeneous data. His talk will be about Weaving the Web of People and Things for Intelligent Cities.
Mary-Ann Schreurs (1957) is Vice-Mayor of Innovation and Sustainability, Culture and Design for the City of Eindhoven. She believes in design as an important engine for our economy and being just the right tool for defying big challenges of the city. As the first Dutch Vice-Mayor of design she therefore introduced design in local innovation policy. Her goal is to improve citizen’s lives by using the methodology of designthinking in co-creation with the citizens itself and other stakeholders in the city. Before she became council member and Vice-Mayor in Eindhoven, she was co-initiator of (European) innovation projects linked to design.
Parallel session 2: e-Health finally becoming mainstream
Dr Murray Gillies leads the Philips team that is responsible for creating the new Philips product: IntelliSpace Cognition (www.usa.philips.com/IntelliSpaceCognition). With a technical background in Physics he now has a strong interest in new business creation and the identification of unmet needs that can be addressed with digital innovations. Murray has worked on enabling a digital cognitive assessment for several years and in his presentation will present the current status of this innovation. Murray Gillies will be talking about: IntelliSpace Cognition: A paradigm shift in assessing cognition.
Rik Vullings received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2005 and 2010, respectively. During his M.Sc. he worked on monitoring of the uterine activity and fetal heart activity during pregnancy. During his PhD he focused on the fetal heart activity only. In 2009, he co-authored a grant proposal, the granting of which has led to the foundation of Nemo Healthcare B.V. later that year. Currently, he works as Chief Scientific Officer at Nemo Healthcare, leading the team responsible for the development of signal processing and signal interpretation methods. He will talk about: Better perinatal care by taking patients out of the hospital - eHealth for extramural pregnancy monitoring
Parallel session 3: Define the future of the industrial IoT
Yann Le Bail
Yann le Bail is head of operations at Metron. His experience as a former CEO of GreenYellow in Colombia brings his skills in energy performance contracts and integration of renewables energies as well as international development. He is a key element to structure the Operations Unit, prepare the foreign expansion of METRON and develop our microgrids solutions. Yann will talk about: Industry 4.0 needs Energy management 4.0!
My name is Etienne Scholl. I am married and have 2 kids, a boy and a girl both already in University. I have been working for more than 30 years in telecom in various roles. From a self-employed B2B telco small business to head of the network rollout within Ericsson for Vodafone, KPN and Tmobile in the Netherlands.
Currently I am working on new business development in the Netherlands in the area of IOT and 5G. Etienne Scholl will talk about: Beyond communication, the digital business potential of 5G.
Business Unit Director Incubation, Sitech Services. Richard has over 20 years of experience in asset management in capital intensive industries. After being graduated as Maritime Officer he joined the merchant marine as an engineer on board ocean going vessels and after several years he became a superintendent for the shipping owner. Next he moved to offshore where he had several positions from maintenance engineer to maintenance manager, then to chemicals as integrity manager, after which he moved to consulting. Today he drives innovation in asset management at Chemelot, one of the largest multi-user chemical sites in Europe. Sitech Services is the central asset management and manufacturing support organization for 23 chemical plants and the common and utility infrastructure at the Chemelot site. His speech will be about Big data is now, prescriptive maintenance takes the lead.