Agenda for EMVA Business Conference 2022 in Brussels is complete

About 120 participants registered for first physical get-together of machine vision industry in Europe after pandemic break

 Barcelona, Spain; May 5th, 2022. After two virtual editions the first EMVA Business Conference with physical presence from May 12 – 14, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium is going to host about 120 conference delegates. The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) as conference organizer has completed the conference agenda filled with top-notch speakers addressing burning topics in the vision-tech scene and beyond. The opening keynote “The Changing Face of Geopolitics in the 2020’s” given by Sunday Times Editor Peter Conradi who lived in Russia for seven years could not be more relevant in this new stage of European and world history. Guido Hertel who is Partner at AT Kearney examines Resilience in the Manufacturing Industry and the The Impact of Corona and Semiconductor Crises. Furthermore, Tim Baeyens, Chief Strategy Officer of Gpixel will introduce the vivid vision-tech activities in the conference host country Belgium.

The technical part of the conference covers the whole spectrum of vision technology development. Erik Widding, President at Birger Engineering focusses his talk on “Goals and Objectives of Lens Platform Developments”. Industry 4.0 and what it takes to bring it to life with edge devices is in the center of the presentation from Siemens Digital Industries Innovation Manager Boris Scharinger. Shane MacNamara who is Senior Vice President Research & Development at SICK talks about “Challenges and Opportunities in Creating a Broad 3D Vision Portfolio”. Furthermore, image sensor development is addressed in several program items. Pawel Malinowski from IMEC in Belgium talks about “Quantum dots enabling accessible SWIR imaging”. A high caliber panel discussion brings together a group of experts who will share their insights on the future of non-visible imaging which over the past years has seen tremendous progress in the underlying technology as well as understanding of applications where non-visible imaging can add value. The topic is further deepened on the second conference day by Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne from Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) in his talk “The Significant Technical Progress of Non-Visible Image Sensors”.

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime are in the focus both in a conference presentation given by Mark Hebbel, Head of Consultancy and Startup Studio at Chainstep; as well as in the closing keynote from Crime- & Intelligence Analyst and Business Psychologist Mark T. Hofmann.

Another key element of the EMVA Business Conference is the presentation of the EMVA Young Professional Award and an introduction of the awarded work.

Last but not least, the EMVA Business Conference is known to provide plenty of room for networking which is even facilitated by the registration platform where all conference delegates can pre-schedule face-to-face meetings in the conference breaks.

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 Picture caption: Opening Keynote speaker Peter Conradi addresses the Changing Face of Geopolitics in the 2020’s; Picture source: Peter Conradi

About EMVA The European Machine Vision Association is a non-for-profit and non-commercial association representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association was founded in 2003 to promote the development and use of vision technology in all sectors, and represents members from within Europe, North America, and Asia. The EMVA is open for all types of organizations having a stake in machine vision, computer vision, embedded vision or imaging technologies: manufacturers, system and machine builders, integrators, distributors, consultancies, research organizations and academia. All members – as the 100% owners of the association – benefit from the networking, cooperation, standardization, and the numerous and diverse activities of the EMVA. The EMVA is the host of four global machine vision standards: The two widely established standards GenICam and EMVA 1288 as well as the two standardization initiatives Open Optics Camera Interface (OOCI) and Embedded Vision Interface Standard (emVision).