Program

Doors upen at 8h30. Lunch 13h00. End of speaker slots: 17h00.

This program is provisional and may be adapted in the future.
More speakers will be announced soon so stay tuned!

Queen Elisabeth Hall

09:20
OPENING Internet of Things Smart Cities Convention
Philippe De Backer, State Secretary in the Belgian Federal Government
09:30
The ambition of Antwerp as a Smart City
Bart De Wever, Mayor of Antwerp
10:00
Smart Cities in Belgium on the rails
Ingrid Reynaert, Agoria Living
10:30
From smart bikes to smart highways
Bart Braem, University of Antwerp Mobility
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
IoT enabling Smart City Antwerp
John Baekelmans, IMEC Living
12:00
The impact of new technologies and business models for IoT.
Gert Pauwels, Orange Enablers
12:30
Smart Cities: it all starts with a vision
Nathalie Dumarey, VVSG Living
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
Think Big. Start Small. Scale Like Crazy.
Philip Hooker, Software AG Economy
14:30
Successful IoT Solutions require customer service built-in right from the start
Chris Lefrère, Esas Enablers
15:00
IoT – Those who make the connections, persist!
Joan Van Loon, IBM Belux Enterprise Economy
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
Stop thinking technology! Think solutions!
Maarten Van Aerde, Enige M2M Enablers
17:00
CLOSING DRINK

Okapi Room

10:00
IoT won’t work without Artificial Intelligence
Vincent Verstraete, Loqutus Enablers
10:30
#ReadyForTomorrow
Frederic Lhostte, Proximus Enablers
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
Creating a Smarter World together
Gerard de Bourbon, Tele 2 IoT Enablers
12:00
Trends, solutions and challenges for smart mobility in smart city context: vision of the technology industry.
Bruno Depré, Engie Mobility
12:30
Smart Street Lighting for the city of tomorrow
Luc Picard, ABB Mobility
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
To turn IoT into real business outcomes
Carlo Schots, Ordina Enablers
14:30
IoT lessons learned from the New Kid on the block
Rembert Van Den Bosch, Telenet Enablers
15:00
Connecting the Smart Building of the Future
Glenn Colpaert, Codit Economy
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
Privacy Enhancing Technologies in home automation: how to comply with the GDPR
Bavo Van den Heuvel, Cranium Living
16:30
Enhancing building performance through the power of data
Emanuel Marreel, Siemens Living
17:00
CLOSING DRINK

Darwin Room

10:00
From sensor data processing to proactive alerting and machine learning.
Wilfred Harbers, Software AG Enablers
10:30
How to Create Novel IoT Services using Space Capabilities
Nicolas Helssen, European Space Agency Economy
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
Normalized Systems : software evolvability and a sustainable business case to conquer IOT challenges of continuous change and integration
Prof. Dr. Jan Verelst, NSX Enablers
12:30
How connected cars and smart apps can put us back in control of our mobility
Gerrit Nollet, Mobly Economy
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
Harbour of Things: will startups lead the way?
Piet Opstaele, Port of Antwerp Enablers
14:30
Successful IoT solutions require a custumer service execution up to the finish
Daniel Van Hove, ESAS Enablers
15:00
IoT Enabling technologies & newest
Tom Sorgeloos, Orange Enablers
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
Where are the Connected Devices?
Ronald Vanschoren, Screvle Enablers
16:30
DataBroker DAO, a global market for local data
Tom De Block, DataBroker DAO Economy
17:00
CLOSING DRINK

Gorilla Room

10:00
Location information as indispensable as timing information for IoT Applications
Maarten Weyn, UAntwerpen & Imec Enablers
10:30
The impact of new tech on urban life
David Gillain, Bagaar Economy
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
How SAP is powering the SmartCities agenda
Shantanu Goswami, SAP Enablers
12:00
Try out the Sigfox Discovery kit yourself!
Dirk Indinge & Lieven Hollevoet, Engie M2M Enablers
12:30
Smart Flanders – data from cities and citizens
Pieter Ballon, Imec Living
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
LPWAN Solutions: specific use cases
Wout Debacker, DT Plan Enablers
14:30
The Role of QA Test Automation in DevOps
Sahil Raziuddin, Eurofins Enablers
15:00
Smart Cities Vlaanderen, IoT for society
Peter Vandeurzen, Smart Cities Vlaanderen
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
How to build a smart city solution – a story from the trenches 
Veselin Pizurica, Waylay Mobility

Gorilla 2 Room

10:00
BIoTope, building an IoT open innovation system for connected smart objects
Hugo Kerschot, IS Practice Economy
10:30
Human capital as one of the major pitfalls for companies in the Internet of Things revolution.
Peter Hellinckx, University of Antwerp Economy
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
Focus on your business challenge through open source
Peter Defreyne, Managing IxorTalk Enablers
12:00
Proactive leak management using smarter metering
Guido Vaes, HydroScan Environment
12:30
DronePort, center for drones in Europe & EUKA, drone cluster for Flanders
Mark Van Look, Euka Economy
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
Buy from Startups – Partnering with Startups.
Ann Fournier, Digipolis Enablers
14:30
Micro-hubs voor urban distribution and the potential of IOT (Intello City & R!SULT)
Jan Merckx & Stefan Bottu, VIL
15:00
Land scape analysis IoT in Flanders, by Flanders Investment & Trade
Sam Abosi, Flanders Investment & Trade Economy