Joan Van Loon

IBM Belux Enterprise Business Unit Leader Public, Life Sciences, Telco & Utilities

With degrees in Health Economics, Applied Economics and Nursing, Joan started his career as economist for the Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiëne in Antwerp. 4 years later he entered the consulting world as Healthcare consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, later PwC. After the global take-over of PwC Consulting by IBM, Joan held several management positions at IBM. Today he is Enterprise Sales Unit Director for IBM Belux, responsible for Public Sector, Life Sciences, Telecommunication, Energy & Utilities. Next to that he is ambassador for IBM Watson and spokesperson for IBM Belgium.



IoT – Those who make the connections, persist!

Abstract: Technologies like AI, cloud, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will change the world. Together with our clients, IBM is putting smart to work. Connecting “things” with IoT only makes sense if the data can be turned into value. A new world of possibilities that are opened up by IoT in combination with the cloud, external data sources and cognitive intelligence. The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving from hype to practical solutions. By building an ecosystem around their clients, IBM is working to combine (sensor)data with external data sources to be able to enrich data for accurate predictions. Real examples that appeal to your imagination will let you think about how together we can create groundbreaking solutions with IoT.



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