Mar 10 2020

eXplore conference “Data driven supply chains”

The LCL is organising its annual eXplore conference on 10 March 2020.

Location: Chambre des métiers, Luxembourg – Kirchberg

Data and digitalisation are transforming business and societies in general and supply chains in particular.

  • What does supply chain transparency really mean?
  • How can artificial intelligence be implemented in supply chain?
  • What are the limits of AI and shall it be regulated?
  • What does digitalisation mean for your operations and execution of workflows?
  • How can you improve your operations using casual information?

Join for us for the 4th annual eXplore Conference to learn, discuss and be inspired about data-driven supply chains!

Come and explore!

More info and registration

Cluster Members are eligible for partner discount, please contact .

Registration fees:

Regular fee: 120 €

Preliminary agenda

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:30 Welcome note
  • 10:10 Who controls AI? by Katalin Ligeti
  • 10:40 Coffee break
  • 10:55 How do digital operations deliver value? by Robert Boute
  • 11:35 An application of deep learning in rail maintenance by Bram Kranenburg

‘How to detect railway track defects using deep learning?’ This question was the starting point for a CQM consultancy project with VolkerRail, a railway infrastructure services company, to automate defect detection. By application of deep learning techniques, a time-consuming process of visual inspection of all rail images by an operator can be replaced by a five times as efficient procedure. In this procedure, the operator only has to inspect pictures that are rated as probable defects by the deep learning algorithm. This project was awarded with the Dutch Data Science Award 2018 and shows the potential of deep learning to recognise complex patterns.

  • 12:10 Lunch

Poster session

Master students at the LCL prepare a one-slide poster of project and deliver pitch.Networking opportunity

  • 13:30 Forecasting driven by causable factors by Sarah Van der Auweraer
  • 14:10 Spark session: AI innovation for supply chain and logistics
  • 14:35 Supply chain transparency by Alexis Bateman
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Panel discussion

Moderator: Alexis Bateman with the participation of Arcelor Mittal, Boeing, Vekia, INCERT Luxembourg

Topics to be addressed:

How to manage internal data? Can we leverage data? Data policy – who owns the data?

AI to be internal or outsourced?

Regulating automation/AI

Intuition to data

  • 16:10 Closing remarks by Benny Mantin and Best thesis award
  • 16:30 Adjourn

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