Fintech Futures: A.I. & Deep Learning

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22 March 2017
6 - 9:30 pm
Brussels Campus
Professionals & executives

Looking for an update on today’s challenges in financial services? With FinTech Futures we share new, independent and impactful views on technology, regulation & user experience. Experience future scenarios first hand, get a grip on today’s buzzwords, participate in our fintech network, free of charge!

With the rise of fintech, it is clear that data will be one of the key ingredients of tomorrow’s business models. And any good cook will acknowledge that high-quality components are at the basis of any good dish. Yet, with PSD2, open banking and cross-industry collaboration around the corner it seems that your fridge will be shared. To stand out, organisations will need to generate unique insights & understandings from their shared data elements. Is A.I. & deep learning the key to unlock that much forgotten ‘V’ of Big Data: Value?

The programme:

6:00 pm     Welcome drink and sandwiches
6:30 pm     A.I. & Deep Learning in Fintech by Dr Gautam Shroff
7:15 pm     AdviceRobo by Diederick van Thiel
7:45 pm     Company case by Toon Vanagt
8:00 pm     Panel discussion led by Prof Bjorn Cumps
8:30 pm     Networking drink in Vlerick lounge

Shroff Gautam

Dr Gautam Shroff, VP and Chief Scientist of Tata Consultancy Services

Dr Shroff heads TCS’ Innovation Lab in Delhi, which conducts applied research in software architecture, natural language processing, multimedia and graphics. Additionally he is responsible for TCS’ Co-Innovation Network, which works with emerging technology companies to create and take to market solutions that have disruptive innovation potential.

Diederick van Thiel

Diederick van Thiel, Founder AdviceRobo

Diederick van Thiel’s work and knowledge are broadly rewarded, resulting in an award for Visionary European FinTech entrepreneur. Diederick is the founder and CEO of AdviceGames and he holds a non-executive director position at Ikano Bank. He was the founder of eyeOpen: world’s first digital mortgage advice platform and he held board positions at ING, KPN Mobile and Vodafone. Besides business venturing, he enrolled for a PhD-program on the impact of robo-advice on financial services, to satisfy his endless curiosity in next gen customer engagement.

Toon Vanagt

Toon Vanagt, Founder

Toon Vanagt is a serial entrepreneur since 1999. His latest ventures are and Both these freemium businesses are built on unstructured data and are heavily relying on open data. Toon is a strong believer of all things open, which he supports via the non-profit Open Knowledge Belgium. Also, he is involved in federating the Belgian FinTech community through FinTech Belgium and B-Hive.

Prof Bjorn Cumps, Vlerick Business School

Passionate about banking and technology, Prof Bjorn Cumps is specialised in financial services innovation and fintech. At Vlerick Business School he is heading the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services, initiating the FinTech Bootcamp and holding the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on banking as a platform. He strongly believes the new digital mind-set will reshape our current financial landscape. He is fascinated by the fintech scene which brings together traditional banks, tech companies and new digital start-ups.

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