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Insight Talks: Smart Cities

24 April 2018 @ 18 h 30 min - 22 h 00 min


Digital transformation and innovation are imperative for all businesses, from the small to the enterprise. They play a critical role in a business’ ability to evolve with the market and continually increase value to consumers – it’s a survival issue for many.

What’s not clear to many business executives is what digital transformation and innovation mean. A recent study* reports that 20,8% of executives from EMEA region consider that competition from market disruptors presents a risk to the growth of their company in the next 12 months.

A clear understanding about what new market innovation can mean for your industry is crucial: it can be a threat but also an opportunity.

Our “Insight Talks” aim to answer some of the common questions around digital transformation and technology trends

In small groups of max 15 participants, enabling better sharing of experiences between the participants, an expert vision on the subject will be documented by real entrepreneurial use cases and best practices. The sessions will conclude with a networking dinner.

Practical Information

LOCATION: Co.Station Brussels, Gent or Charleroi. An invitation will be sent to registered participants for each session.

PRICE: 350euro VAT excl. per session or 1.500euro VAT excl for 6 Insight Talk sessions. Price includes dinner and speakers slides .

The registration to these Insides Talks can be done via Eventbrite, an invoice will be sent after registration to subscribed participants. If you have any questions, please contact Beatrice de Mahieu beatrice@co-station.com

April 24 — Smart Cities · Co.Station Brussels

The mix of technology, data capture, communication flows, transparency and security make the concept of SMart Cities a complex subject to understand.

By demystifying a few key topics, we propose with this first Insight Talks and open and interactive session to answer fundamental questions: what’s the impact of IOT on GDPR? Can blockchain be the adequate technology for secure, decentralized data transfer?


17:30 – 18:00: welcome
18:00 – 18:30: Smart Cities: what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? (Joachim Van den Bergh – Vlerick)
18:30 – 19:00: IOT and GDPR (Lionel Anciaux – IOT Factory)
19:00 – 19:30: Blockchain and decentralised cities (Sébastien Arbogast – ChainSkills)
19:30: dinner and open discussion on best practices


Parvis Sainte-Gudule 5
Bruxelles, 1000 Belgium
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