03 Mar 2020
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Accepted Intelligence – How humans (could) embrace smart factories

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Tuesday 3 March

15.30 - 21.00

In collaboration with Imec

Members: €135 excl. VAT
Non-Members : €175 excl. VAT
Under 35 years old : €75 excl. VAT
Students: 10€ incl. VAT

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We are happy to provide proof of attendance on request.

Registration is possible until 25 February 2020.
Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed.


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Visionary seminar on Technology Acceptance in Industry

We are experiencing an ever faster introduction of new technologies in factories and logistics. Driven by the industry 4.0 trend, digitalization, smart sensors, data analytics, artificial intelligence, flexible automation, etc. are quickly invading the work floor.

However, when introducing these new technologies, the human factor is often overlooked with dramatic consequences: a large fraction of technological innovations fail because of employee resistance. Also, recent studies point to a growing “technostress” experienced by factory workers.

In this visionary seminar we will explore a different future where we innovate at an increasingly faster pace by including the human aspects in technological innovations.
Three elements are key to achieve this goal: demystification, employee involvement and new organizational models.


15h30: Registration with refreshments

16h20: Welcome by Leuven MindGate

16h30: Introduction by Chairman Marc Engels, COO Flanders Make

16h40: When will we accept Artificial Intelligence?
Jim Stolze, Tech Entrepreneur and CEO Aigency & founder of the Dutch National AI course

17h10: A human-centered point of view
Lukas Van Campenhout, Sr Industrial Designer Achilles Design

17h30: organizational design
Seth Maenen, Coordinator Workitects

17h50: break with sandwiches & soup

18h20: Based on the UTAUT model and more recent developments, what are the person-based, situation-based, and social variables impacting technology acceptance?
Dr., Isa Rutten, Mintlab, KU Leuven

18h40: Technology acceptance @ Picanol
Geert Ostyn, Picanol Group

19h00: Debate with all speakers
Moderated by Els Deboutte, Founder & Coach Make Me Fly!

19h40: Networking and reception