First Ryder Keynote Event - Artificial Intelligence and Digital Labor - February 15

The Ryder Club is kicking off 2017 with an ambitious Keynote on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on February 15, 2017 at 18:00 at Proximus, 27 Koning Albert II laan, 1030 Brussels.

You can register now for reduced early bird entry for 22 EUR and priority parking.

Registration is available here:

(The 3rd edition of our "historical" event, the Ryder Mixer at Autoworld will take place on April 20th).

Artificial Intelligence promises to change everything. Driving our cars. Organising our life. Diagnosing a disease before it is visible. And perhaps even taking on our jobs... What's behind the AI hype ? How will it really impact business, people and society ? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this Ryder Club Keynote, which will include AI thought leaders of diverse backgrounds (academic, business, economic, political), real case studies and a panel debate.

Participating schools to this event include: Bocconi, Boston, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, IMD, INSEAD, Kellogg, MIT and Stanford. Together, the Ryder Club represents well over 5,000 alumni in Belgium. The event is open to alumni from all participating schools and their guests.

The Keynote is held at Proximus. It will include drinks and light food. Indoor parking at Proximus is also included on a first-come first-registered basis.

The event is kindly supported by Proximus and Latham & Watkins.

We look forward to seeing you there !


18:00 Registration and welcome drink.

18:30 Introduction

18:40 Holistic view of Artficial Intelligence and cognitive technologies. By Professor Hugues Bersini. Professor at ULB, AI researcher, Co-Director of the IRIDIA lab (multidisciplinary research in AI).

19:00 Business applications and case studies - related to “Digital Labor” (with a 10' break)

1. Pythagoria with Pierre-Yves Thomas, CEO – Their solution replaces junior lawyers and paralegals

2. Microsoft, with Bruno Schroder, CTO Belux – How they make AI available to everybody

3. Arago, with Chris Boos, CEO – Their AI defeats humans at a game even more complex than Go

20:10 Debate about the impact of AI on business, society and people. With Professor Hugues Bersini, P.Y. Thomas (Pythagoria), Bruno Schroder (Microsoft), Chris Boos (Arago), Michele Cincera (Economist at Solvay Business School) and Khalil Rouhana (European Commission).

20:50 to 22:00 Networking cocktail with drinks and light food.

Don’t forget to join our Ryder Club Belgium LinkedIn Group so you can get access to the full calendar of Ryder Club events in real time and join discussions.

February 15, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9pm


27 Koning Albert II laan
Brussels 1030

Emmanuel Gillain

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