Me, myself and my AI
For the successful adoption of AI, we need more female leaders. Why? As AI projects succeed on 4 factors (data, technology, people and processes), women normally possess the right qualities to lead projects to build real-world AI products more successfully as they fully master the enablement of an environment for collaboration and inclusion.
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In this session I will share my personal views on what’s needed to work more holistically, outside of our own comfort zones. I will share my view on how to create the right environment where we look beyond gender, race, and cultural background.
Based on a set of personal examples, I will analyse what’s needed both at educational and company level to create a shift in mentality towards more collaboration. It will be a call for more role models to stand-up, male and female, in order to build a better future with AI.
Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere is Adjunct Professor at Vlerick Business School. She holds a master degree in civil and industrial engineering and specialised in robotics and artificial intelligence during her studies.
Over the last 30 years, she has worked for several multinationals on all aspects of data and analytics (IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, etc).
From a business consulting point of view, she is specialised in defining the AI business canvas, from potential value to predefined risks. With her understanding of the hindsight, insight and foresight of AI technologies, she also frequently acts as an expert and coach behind the scenes.
In her public presentations and recent book, Mieke puts the focus on the demystification of the hype around AI.
The State Secretary of Digitalisation, Mathieu Michel, appointed Mieke as "Digital Mind" in 2020. In 2022 and 2023, Mieke was runner-up in the selection "ICT Personality of the Year" in Belgium.
Today, Mieke continues to share her vision on the future of AI as speaker on international radio, television, and conferences.
Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere
Mieke is an extraverted nerd, the engineer who balances profit, people and planet within all digitalisation efforts.