Inclusive AI & Skills Conference

Overview

As Belgium proudly takes the helm of the Presidency of the EU, this event will seek to ignite a bold vision for the future of digital in Europe. This gathering will be pivotal in bridging the AI skills gap, empowering female entrepreneurs, and fostering inclusive leadership in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

This is not just a conference; it’s a catalyst for change. We will assemble some of the brightest minds, from cutting-edge AI developers to innovative skills educators, female entrepreneurs to forward-thinking policymakers. Together, we’ll showcase efforts in reskilling and upskilling, ensuring no one is left behind in the digital revolution. We’ll spark a vibrant discussion on harnessing AI for the greater good, navigating its complexities with a clear focus on inclusive application.

Imagine: Start-ups led by women trailblazers take centre stage, sharing their inspiring journeys and connecting with investors, partners, and customers ready to fuel their ventures.

Skills experts unveiling groundbreaking approaches to reskilling and upskilling workforces, ensuring everyone thrives in the AI-powered future.

Panel discussions on AI policy that go beyond the technical, forging a path towards responsible and inclusive tech that benefits all EU citizens. Networking opportunities that spark unexpected collaborations, ignite innovative ideas, and empower a generation of tech-savvy leaders.

This is not just a talk shop; it’s a launchpad for action. We leave inspired, armed with concrete strategies and actionable commitments.

Join us. Be part of the movement. Let’s harness the power of AI to build a Europe where everyone thrives, leads, and innovates.

Key Themes

innovation
The Importance of Digitization, Skills and Inclusiveness for Innovation and AI
secure-data
Policy Developments on AI
teamwork
Support and Inclusive Startup Ecosystem in the Field of AI
overpopulation
Using AI to Address Societal Challenges
student
Girls in Tech & Female Founders in AI

Speakers include

MICHEL_MATHIEU
Mathieu Michel
Secretary of State for Digitization, Federal Government of Belgium
Séverine Waterbley
Séverine Waterbley
President of Economic Affairs, Federal Government of Belgium
Julie Foulon
Julie Foulon
CEO, Girleek
Eva Huson
Eva Huson
Senior Partnership Manager, Refugee Talent Hub
Anastasia Barner
Anastasia Barner
Founder, FeMentor
Suzanne Wait
Suzanne Wait
Managing Director,
The Health Policy Partnership
Thomas Jajeh 240
Thomas Jajeh
Chief Digital Officer, Randstad Enterprise Solutions
Mina Saidze
Mina Saidze
Founder, Inclusive Tech
Alla Idrisova
Alla Idrisova
Head of Community and AI Ecosystem Benelux, Women in AI; Founder, BeeQueen
Théophile Roques
Théophile Roques
Managing Director, DataScientest Germany
Béatrice de Mahieu
Béatrice de Mahieu
Chief Executive Officer, BeCode
Saskia Meeuwessen-van Rossum
Saskia Meeuwessen
General Manager, ITvitae
Mansi Jasuja
Mansi Jasuja
Practitioner Art,
Participatory Leadership;
Co-founder, Conscious Business
Arif Hossain
Arif Hossain
Head of Healthcare Public Policy, EMEA, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Alex Boyd
Alex Boyd
Director, Strand Partners
Nathanaël Ackerman
Nathanaël Ackerman
Head of AI - Blockchain - Digital Minds, FPS BOSA; General Manager, AI4Belgium

Agenda

09:30 - 10:00
Registration, coffee and networking
10:00 - 10:30
Welcome remarks

The importance of digitization, skills, and inclusiveness for innovation and AI.

Mathieu Michel
Mathieu Michel
Secretary of State for Digitization, Federal Government of Belgium
10:30 - 11:45
Strategic session: bringing forward EU policy discussions. Fireside chats with experts and representatives
Fireside Chat
National initiatives to scale Women in AI
Fireside Chat
HPP on Cloud & Healthcare
Fireside Chat
BE Presidency - the focus points on AI
Peter Kearns
Director for Sustainable Food Systems and Innovation, Re-Imagine Europa
Ninna Granucci
CEO, Green Spot Technologies
11:45 - 13:00
Lunch & networking break
11:45 - 13:00
Lunch break & Networking opportunity
Open to all
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch session with policymakers and BE skills partners to discuss how to close the skills gap
Invite Only
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch session with AI founders, customers and policymakers on how to support an inclusive startup ecosystem in the field of AI
Invite Only
13:00 - 14:00
Showcasing inclusive skills development programs with partners
14:00 - 14:30
Coffee Break & Networking
14:30 - 15:30
Plenary & Training Sessions
Plenary
Strategic session: using AI to address societal challenges
Open to all
Breakout Room
Training Session: Girls in Tech
Invite Only
Breakout Room
Training Session: Female founders in AI - how to pitch for investors
Invite Only
15:30 - 15:45
Wrap up
15:45 - 17:00
Drinks and networking

In Collaboration With

Event Venue

Solvay Library, Rue Belliard 137, 1040 Brussels

Contact

For more information please contact Karolina Stankiewicz using any of the details below.

Karolina Stankiewicz

[Ka-ro-lee-na Stan-ke-vich]

Event Manager

karolina.stankiewicz@forum-europe.com

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Contact

For more information please contact Karolina Stankiewicz using any of the details below.

Karolina Stankiewicz

[Ka-ro-lee-na Stan-ke-vich]

Event Manager

karolina.stankiewicz@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 29 2078 3070