Team

Management

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Sabine Demey

Program Director

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Bart De Moor

Ringleader + Partner representative KU Leuven

Professor KU Leuven, Dept. Electrical Engineering, research division Stadius

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Piet Demeester

Ringleader + Partner representative UGent

Director IDLab, Ghent University - imec

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Rudy Lauwereins

Ringleader + Partner representative imec

Vice-President R&D imec

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Ann Nowé

Ringleader + Partner representative VUB

Director AI lab Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Steven Latré

Ringleader + Partner representative UAntwerp

Director IDLab Antwerp, University of Antwerp-imec

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Jo De Boeck

Executive Representative imec

Executive Vice President & CSO imec

AI Workgroup

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Dirk Valkenborg

Partner Representative UHasselt

Professor, Data Science Institute/Center for Statistics, Hasselt University

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Alexander Botzki

Partner Representative VIB

Head of VIB Bioinformatics 

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Gregory Pinte

Partner Representative Flanders Make

R&D Manager, Flanders Make

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Elena Tsiporkova

Partner Representative Sirris

Head of EluciDATA Lab, Sirris

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Bart Buelens

Partner Representative VITO

Senior Data Scientist, Data Science Hub, VITO

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Johan Hanssens

Secretary-General of the Department of Economy, Science & Innovation (EWI)

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Peter Spyns

Coordinator International Affaires & Senior AI Advisor of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) 

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Ares Lagae

Scientific Advisor at Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)

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Ferdinand Casier

Business Group Leader Digital Agoria

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Dieter Somers

Senior Advisor Digital Transformation at Flanders' Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VOKA)

Operational Program Management

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Ann Ackaert

Challenge Manager

Business developer at IDLab, UGent

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Mauricio Agudelo

Challenge Manager

Project Coordinator on Systems and Control at STADIUS, KU Leuven

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Axel Nackaerts

Challenge Manager

Program Manager Artificiële Intelligentie at imec

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Leander Schietgat

Challenge Manager

Research & Innovation Manager at AI Lab-VUB

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Tom De Schepper

Challenge Manager

Senior Reseacher at IDLab, University of Antwerp-imec

International Advisory Board

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Ana Bazzan

Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

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Marie-Pierre Gleizes

Professor at the IRIT University of Toulouse , France

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Holger Hoos

Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (Canada), Chair of the Board of Directors of CLAIRE

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Gert Lanckriet

Head of Machine Learning at Amazon Music, USA

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Ieva Martinkenaite

VP and Head of Analytics and AI at Telenor, Norway

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Mille Millnert

Professor at Linköping University, Sweden

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Ingrid Van de Voorde

Executive Director at Bell Labs, Belgium

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Sophie Vandebroek

Former CTO at Xerox and COO at IBM, Research and Scholar at MIT, USA