If the Covid 19 pandemic has disrupted our daily life, our way of living, working, travelling, it also recalled us, if It still had to be demonstrated, interest for the AI. Education, transport, health, AI provide us, and more than ever for this post-covid era, the tools to build tomorrow’s world. A world that wants to be smarter. At least that’s the idea shared by international specialists, economic actors, publics leaders attending, from the 23rd to the 25th November “beyond Tomorrow “, an invite to explore the digital future initiated by the leader in analytics and the AI, SAS.
“Talking about future, it’s talking about technology, adaptation, change” summarised Richard Van Hooijdonk Trendwatcher& futurist, Keynote speaker, professor, specialist in tech trend topics. Thematics that are at the core of the period we are living. While the Covid19 pandemic has disrupted our daily life, our way of living, working, travelling. Topics also in the program of the talks at Beyond Tomorrow, a virtual event, unique, planned from 23rd to the 25th November, by the leader of advanced analytics and AI, SAS.With the ambition of re thinking the future through digital deployment, and the Artificial Intelligence.
“You can have RFID – chip implanted in your hand that can help prevent some diseases”
Which is already, in today’s world, present at all levels, in our cars, our health system, education or even transports. With greater reason in this future, “where nothing will be as it was before “, AI gives us new perspectives. “For example, you can have RFID – chip implanted in your hand that can help prevent some diseases, this can help preventing the coronavirus” says Richard Van Hooijdonk, one of the virtual meeting speakers.
Some High levels interactions nourished by representatives of European , Middle eastern and African key multinationals and businesses _including Raymond Kurzweil successful author ,inventor pioneer and futurist, Rick Vera Partner at inspiration and advice company nexxworks, keynote speaker and famous author, Jim Goodnight CEO of SAS, Olivier Schabenberger Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at SAS, Saad Kandil,Deputy CTO Saham Assurance, Youssef Aqallal who leads the French -speaking African market at SAS_ intended to observe the future of the economic and business environment. Observe but also offer digital solutions specially to grasp the future with more serenity, and, by then, to adapt to the actual pandemic.
“The ability to adapt to the constantly evolving market, to rapidly implement analytics models and take business decisions according to the analytic information’s is becoming crucial to overcome the crisis and thrive in today’s realities”
The world is constantly changing and businesses struggle to cope and adapt to this complex economic environment, remind us Shukri Dabaghi, Regional Vice President CEMEA – SAS. Since the beginning of the year, we faced a fast adaptation to home working and noticed unprecedented changes in consumer behaviour, while several governments have introduced new legislations. The established strategies, at the start of the year have been reviewed. Question is how to move from reactive mode to the proactive one? “the ability to adapt to the constantly evolving market, to rapidly implement analytic models and take business decisions according to the analytic information, is becoming crucial to overcome the crisis and thrive in today’s realities.”
The occasion for this global actor to introduce, with its partners, its own solutions regarding artificial intelligence, data analytics, loT, cloud, etc. “Business processes are changing, we noticed new behaviours says Mathias Coopmans, EMEA cloud & architecture leader. SAS.We need modern analysis tools and to use data to optimise new processes.” The cloud can make your life better or worse, says Mathias Coopmans, the cloud can help you, instead of spending half of your day on data treatment and then more time to analyse it, we can find technologic solutions.” words illustrated through practical examples. “As the adage says strategy needs to change to change the economy.” “Phillips has adapted. Now they create medical equipment for hospitals” says Richard Van Hooijdonk.
“We’ll use robotics more and more, everything is getting digital, it’s a reality and we need to be prepared for it”
A change that Africa does not wish to be the passive observer. In health sector, education but also in businesses, AI is now part of the landscape and innovations are multiplied responding to the deficiency on the continent. However, without asking the questions of Ethics, on the data privacy protection for example. A question also addressed during the event as says Richard Van Hooijdonk, “if we look at what is happening now, we’ll use robotics more and more, everything is getting digital, it’s a reality and we need to be prepared for it.”
All the ambition of this event: Provide the information to better understand the changes happening but also the solution and digital tools to adapt to this change.
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