Ingrid Reynaert is Business Group Leader Smart Cities at Agoria, the Belgian federation of technology companies, which she joined in 2011. From 2011 till 2013 she was expert Innovation and Advisor Industrial Policy & Innovation for ICT at Agoria. From 2009 she was Manager Academic and Governmental Relations at the Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium. Between 2006 and 2009 Ingrid was Advisor Science, Technology and Innovation at the Cabinet of the Flemish Minister for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade. From 2001 to 2006 she was project manager at IMEC. Ingrid joined KBC Securities in 1999 as Financial Analyst Life Sciences. Since February 2011 she is managing director of TIPEAS, a consultancy-based firm on intellectual property. Ingrid Reynaert received her Master Degree as Engineer for Chemistry and Agriculture Industry in 1993 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She received her PhD Degree in Medical Sciences at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Human Genetics, Belgium, in 1999. Ingrid is member of the jury “Slim in de Stad Prijs” since 2015, and chairs the jury for the yearly Agoria Smart City Award. She is member of the Governance Board of The Beacon, the IoT/AI Hub in Antwerp.

How digitalisation affects all aspects of our society

Digitalisation enters into all aspects of our daily lives. Smart use of data gives the city and its citizens more comfort. An overview will be given on how far we are in Belgium. The challenges we have to encounter in order to evolve towards the next phase will be explained.

Smart Cities


14:00 – 14:30