EMVA Conference Confirms High-Caliber Keynote Speaker

Today we proudly present our two extraordinary keynote presenters at this year’s EMVA Business Conference taking place as Special Edition 10-11 June 2021 in an online format.

With the CTO of IBM BeLux, Mr. WOUTER DENAYER, we could win a TED speaker to share his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence with us. Wouter is a technology optimist. He is on a mission to strip away both hype and fear surrounding Artificial Intelligence, so that its true potential for society and business can be realized.

With a degree in linguistics & literature to balance his inner geek, Wouter Denayer architects IT solutions that actually deliver their promised value. He feels privileged every day to work with a diverse and global team of wonderful colleagues.

In his conference opening keynote Mr. LIAM HALLIGAN will cover, in a concise and accessible manner, the main trends and dangers as the world economy emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Besides the two excellent keynote talks the afternoon conference tracks offer panel discussions, fireside-chats and further informative presentations addressing various Vision Tech topics that matter. Reserve your seat right now and register by clicking below button.

Artificial Intelligence – a Blessing and a Curse

Wouter Denayer | CTO at IBM BeLux

When reading the press, you might get the impression that Artificial Intelligence is either the largest possible evil or the best invention ever. So, which is it?

On the one hand we depend on AI to create new medicine and on the other we have seen some painful failures pointing to a lack of ‘common sense’.
Join Wouter to get a balanced view of what the future will bring and what your role is in this unfolding story.


The Big Picture: Global Economic Outlook

Liam Halligan | Presenter, Economics & Business Editor at The Telegraph

Liam Halligan is an economist, author and broadcaster – who also has extensive business experience. He is best known for his long-standing weekly “Economics Agenda” column in The Sunday Telegraph – which enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a British Press Award.

Along with his Telegraph role, Liam writes regularly for The Spectator and The Sun and has previously worked for The Financial Times (as Political Correspondent), The Economist (reporting from Moscow) and between 1999 and 2006 was Economics Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He continues to research, write and present Dispatches documentaries for Channel 4 – and has won Wincott Business Broadcasting Award an unprecedented four times.

Liam has also held research posts at the International Monetary Fund and the London School of Economics. He holds degrees in economics from the University of Oxford and Warwick University.