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With the new developments in digital innovations, controversies around AI and new norms of hybrid working, we are relaunching the KINTalks: a series of inspiring events where practitioners are invited to talk about their work experience in the field of innovation, digital technology, business and/or design.

It seems that there are (too) little moments where academics and practitioners meet. The concept of KINTalks is simple: sharing knowledge, firing up a debate and foster enduring connections.

KINTalks serves several essential purposes:

  1. Facilitating Conversations: We aim to spark meaningful dialogues among individuals who share common interests.
  2. Promoting Mutual Learning: Our events provide an avenue for experts to glean knowledge from one another's diverse backgrounds and expertise.
  3. Networking and Relationship Building: We actively encourage attendees to connect and establish lasting professional relationships.

In essence, KINTalks is your chance to ignite your passion, gain fresh perspectives, and leave invigorated.

Every KINTalks event features a dynamic lineup of one or two captivating speakers, attracting a diverse audience that includes researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts alike. These events offer a stimulating hour-long interactive talk, followed by valuable networking opportunities. We guarantee an engaging and thought-provoking experience that is sure to ignite meaningful conversations!

The talks will take place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Main building, De Boelelaan 1105, 5th floor pantry). Please note that participation in KINTalks is free of charge, but registration for KINTalks is required. Let’s shape the future together! We look forward to welcoming you to our KINTalks!

Previous KINTalks

  • 2023

    Chatting about ChatGPT in Finance, September 2023

    On September 22, 2023, the KIN Center for Digital Innovation hosted Cristian Martinez, an advocate for democratizing data analytics and machine learning in finance. Martinez explored AI's impact on jobs, highlighting its role in decision-making, problem-solving, and data processing.

    He discussed AI's influence on the workplace and employee experience, emphasizing its effects on strategic and tactical tasks. The audience followed Martinez into the specifics of AI's role in the world of finance. In this sector, ChatGPT3 takes center stage, enabling the automation of processes, the creation of Excel and Python macros/code, and the generation of PowerPoint slides from Excel models. The result? Enhanced productivity and valuable insights for finance professionals. Martinez also introduced ChatGPT plugins for finance experts. The event included a networking session, where attendees enjoyed drinks and snacks while forging meaningful connections. Read more

  • 2021

    July 2021. KINTalk: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Radiological Workflow.

    The Brand Humanizing Institute: Staying human(e) in an increasingly automated world. On Friday 23rd July we were delighted to welcome Ferry Hoes to our virtual KINTalks stage — an entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of the Brand Humanizing Institute.

    March 2021. LUMC: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Radiological Workflow

    On 19 March 2021 we welcomed to our virtual stage Stephan Romeyn and Willem Grootjans from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), sharing their first-hand experiences of developing, introducing and using AI throughout the radiological workflow. 

  • 2020

    December 2020. Assuring safe, effective and ethical AI in medical imaging

    marked the return of KINTalks where we welcomed Charles Kahn, MD, to our virtual stage. Serving as Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, Charles, Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, talked about the promise and perils of AI in medical imaging and the prerequisites for the safe, effective and ethical use of AI – with many takeaways for the medical world and far beyond! 

    May 2020. ING: The Future of Employee Experience – Chatbots as Enablers 

    KINTalk about how Future Employee Experiences can be enabled by technologies such as chatbot technology.

    January 2020. EDGE technologies: Real Estate Technologies, towards a smart workplace

    On 24 January 2020 at KIN Center for Digital Innovation, we invited Erik Ubels for an interesting talk on real estate technologies. Erik is the CTO of EDGE technologies and the mastermind behind the Deloitte building in Amsterdam Zuid. EDGE has built buildings like Circl in Zuid, where wood pieces are used without any glue, so that all building blocks remain intact and can be reused after decades. 

  • 2019

    October 2019. Dutch Police: The impact of AI on work: predictive policing 

    During this KINTalk, two inspiring speakers will talk about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our work. The presentations promise to be creative and thought-provoking, sparking a conversation that we continue afterward with drinks. Dick Willems, a data scientist at the Dutch Police and the creator of the predictive policing algorithm “CAS” will elaborate on the process of designing, further developing and implementing algorithmic technologies. Professor Marleen Huysman, director of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation, will build on the many rich cases from her embedded research to debunk frequently occurring biases related to the impact of AI in organisation to ultimately arrive at a more productive perspective on the (im)possibilities of AI.

    June 2019. KPN Telecom: Our (cyber) secure future 

    Jaya Baloo is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. She is recognized in 2017 as one of the top 100 CISO’s globally. Jaya works with an amazing information security team of highly driven specialists.  Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom. Jaya is also a frequent speaker at security conferences on subjects around lawful interception, mass surveillance, and cryptography.

    April 2019.  Architekten Cie: Building towards circularity and digital innovation

    Partner architect at the Amsterdam based firm de Architekten Cie, Marten de Jong works on retail, housing, office and education projects. The focus of his experience is with the sustainable (re)development of areas, buildings, recent heritage, and protected cultural landscapes, where he champions adding value in an increasingly dense urban environment.

    Januari 2019. KLM: Being where your customers are

    In our KINTalk on January 18th, we invited Lydia van Schaik, Manager Mobile Apps and Capabilities at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to give a talk about innovation and mobile apps at KLM.

    November 2018. Air Force Command: Fighter Pilots and Open Innovation 

    Fighter pilot Patrick is working as “Chief Air C2 Cell” at the Operation Center of the Air Force Command. He focuses on the planning and steering of large air force operations, thereby combining people and technology. On November 9, Patrick will come over with colleagues of the Belgian Army and Royal Netherlands Navy, to talk about the struggles and opportunities of managing the closed-off defence organization and the need for open innovation to remain on top of current technological developments.

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