The Future Says Series: Discover the Future of AI, Data, and More

If you’re interested in creating a data-driven business, ensuring you’re getting the most from your artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics capabilities, or simply interested in the fascinating world of computational science, then Future Says is the series for you.

Future Says is a video and podcast series where leading experts share insights concerning data, AI, high-performance computing (HPC), and other aspects of the emerging digital revolution. No matter who you are or what you specialize in, join us – together, let’s explore the ever-evolving world of data, AI, and everything in between.

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Latest Episodes


EP 1: Creating the Identical Digital Twin

Vijay Kempuraj (Ford Motor Company) discusses all aspects of the digital twin, including how organizations can build an achievable strategy, how to demonstrate short- and long-term value, and where Ford anticipates digital twins will head in the coming decade.

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EP 2: Using Data and AI to Transition to a More Sustainable Future

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere (Vlerick Business School, imec) combines her industry experience at imec with her research experience at the Vlerick Business School to deliver an excellent perspective on how to transition to a healthier, greener, and more sustainable future using AI and data. In this episode, she speaks about energy efficiency, streamlined collaboration, and explainable methodologies.

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EP 3: Hybrid AI Combining Simulation and Data Analytics

François Deheeger details how Michelin has accelerated product development by upskilling their engineers on how to work with AI and data from start to finish.

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EP 4: Real-Time Fleet Operations

Jan Chirkowski describes how predictive maintenance transformed Kongsberg’s business from a shipbuilding firm into a data-driven services organization.

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EP 5: Using Data Analytics to Improve the Customer Experience

Ravi Parmeswar delivers expert advice on how to drive extraordinary customer experiences and build high-performance organizations through data and analytics.

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Series 3 Lineup

Join host Sean Lang and these industry leaders as they discuss what's next for data analytics, AI, HPC, and more.

Vijayakumar Kempuraj

Vijayakumar Kempuraj

Digital Twin Lead | Ford

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere

Adjunct Professor | Vlerick Business School,
Strategic AI Advisor | imec

François Deheeger

François Deheeger

Senior Fellow AI and Data Science | Michelin

Jan Chirkowski

Jan Chirkowski

VP, Analytics and Fleet Operations | Kongsberg Maritime

Ravi Parmeswar

Ravi Parmeswar

VP, Consumer Business Intelligence | Johnson & Johnson

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Watch Episodes from Series 1 and 2:


Series 1

Ethical AI and the Responsible Use of Data
Aiko Yamashita, Senior Data Scientist at CoE Advanced Analytics, DNB

AI Business Model Innovation
Girish Agarwal, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Piab

AI for Social Good
Dr. Richard Benjamins, Chief Data & AI Strategist, Telefonica

Amplified Intelligence and Sustainable Operations
Errol Koolmeister, Head of AI Engineering, H&M

AI Foundations
Georg Von Zedwitz-Liebenstein, Information & Analytics Lead, Scania Financial Services

Series 2

Sustainable AI
Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead, PwC UK

Democratizing Finance with DeFi and Crypto
Featuring Nikita Fadeev, Portfolio Manager, Fasanara Digital | Forbes 30 Under 30

Autonomous Operations
Vanessa Eriksson, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Zenseact

Embracing the Convergence of HPC & AI in the Cloud
Bill Magro, Chief Technologist, High Performance Computing, Google

AI and MLOps in Gaming
Sahar Asadi, AI Research Lead, King

Enabling Personalized Healthcare Through Data and AI
Ming Tang, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Fostering a Data-Driven Culture with Capgemini
Executive VP, Leader - Insights and Data, India, Capgemini

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