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AI & BIG DATA CONGRESS 2021
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

*All presentation will be in the original language of the speaker (Catalan, Spanish or English).
The organization will not offer simultaneous translation service.

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14 SEPT
15 SEPT [STREAMING]
08:30H

Registration

INSTITUTIONAL WELCOME

The September 14th we invite you to enjoy a new edition of the AI & Big Data Congress at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona. Representatives of the promoting entities of...
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Xavier Torra | Eurecat
Michael-Donaldson-aj-bcn
Michael Donaldson | Ajuntament de Barcelona
Daniel-Marco-Generalitat
Daniel Marco | Generalitat de Catalunya

Anna N. Schlegel
Procore Vice-President, Product, International Markets and Globalization
“World’s Most Influential” Woman in Technology
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Latest trends in Artificial Intelligence emerging around the globe Anna N Schlegel, recognized as the most influential woman in technology by the Analytics Insight magazine in Dec 2020, and as...
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Anna N. Schlegel | Procore

CIDAI PRESENTATION

Joan Mas, director of CIDAI, will explain who CIDAI is, their objectives, areas of action, etc.
Joan Mas | CIDAI

ELEVATOR PITCH OF INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

In this session will be presented different initiatives, services or projects based on data or artificial intelligence, using elevator pitch method. Hosted by: Marco Orellana Manager CIDAI www.cidai.eu @CIDAI_eu Presentations...
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MARCO ORELLANA | CIDAI
Albert Mayol | everis, an NTT DATA Company
Pol Sarret | SDG Group
Gemma Batlle Eurecat
Gemma Batlle | Eurecat
Alberto Pinedo | Microsoft
11:20H

COFFEE BREAK

TOWARDS THE AI POWERED ORGANISATION

Despite the great popularity of AI, today only 8% of companies have implemented it in their processes and decision-making. This session will reflect on the main changes that a company...
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Gemma Batlle Eurecat
Gemma Batlle | Eurecat
Maria Teresa Sánchez | everis, an NTT DATA Company
Alba Puig | Caixabank
Francesc Callejas | SAP

AI TALENT ACQUISITION AND RETENTION

Professionals involved in using AI in a business context pose several challenges. First is its scarcity and second is the retention of a highly technical profile with specific perspectives and...
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Daniel Santanach | Generalitat de Catalunya
Xavier Escales | AlwaysPeopleFirst Technologies
Mariona Cíller | SokoTech
Javier Campelo | Aggity

ESPECIAL TRENDY TRACKS: ETHICAL AI FOR GOOD

Companies and organizations offering AI-based solutions must ensure that they comply with ethical principles that may go unnoticed. This session presents several examples of how ethics is included in the...
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Karina Gibert | UPC-IDEAI
Michael-Donaldson-aj-bcn
Michael Donaldson | Ajuntament de Barcelona
Albert Sabater | Observatori d’Ètica en Intel·ligència Artificial de Catalunya (OEIAC)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates | Institute for Experiential AI @ Northeastern University
Montserrat Pardo | Microsoft
14:15 H

LUNCH BREAK

15:40 H

PARALLEL SESSIONS

(AUDITORIUM) health and well-being SECTOR: SUCCESSFUL POCS

Successful proofs of concept are not only the prelude to systematic AI adoption, but an inspiring example of possible future applications in an organisation with greater success. Therefore, this session...
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Felip Miralles | Eurecat
Carlos Gallego | Generalitat de Catalunya
Jordi Escayola | SDG Group
Marina Alonso | everis, an NTT DATA Company
Petia Radeva | AIGecko
Marc Pérez | Ajuntament de Barcelona

(ROOM 1) Industry 4.0 SECTOR: SUCCESSFUL POCS

Successful proofs of concept are not only the prelude to systematic AI adoption, but an inspiring example of possible future applications in an organisation with greater success. Therefore, this session...
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Xavier Domingo | Eurecat
Marc Ball-llosera i Massa | Masats
Anna Casals i Terré | CELSA Group Spain/France
Maddi Etxegarai | Eurecat
Maider Fernández | GMV
Albert Iribarne | Dribia Data Research
17:00H

CLOSING

Welcome

On September 15, we invite you to enjoy the second day of the AI & Big Data Congress at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona. The welcome in this session will...
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MARCO ORELLANA | CIDAI

Cristian Canton
Engineering Manager,
Head of Facebook’s AI Red Team
(Keynote Speaker)

Abuses and misuses of AI: prevention vs reaction As AI has become more ubiquitous and part of almost every aspect of our lives, professional and personal, it is necessary to...
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Cristian Canton | Facebook

AI QUANTUM COMPUTING

Quantum Artificial Intelligence (QAI) is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on building algorithms based on quantum computing to improve computational tasks within AI, including subfields such as machine learning. The...
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Adan Garriga | Eurecat
Adrián Pérez | BSC
Iraitz Montalbán | SDG Group
11:00 H

BREAK

DEEP AND REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

Over the course of the last decade, both Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning have shown the ability to achieve very high results and performance in specific applications, representing a major...
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Mario Martín | BSC
Ernest Valveny | CVC
Judit Giró Benet | The Blue Box Medical Solutions
Dr. Josep Escrig | Fundació i2Cat
Juan B. Pedro Costa | Earthpulse

ROBOTICS AND COGNITIVE COMPUTING

Cognitive robotics is an emerging field of robotics that will continue to evolve over the next few years. Cognitive robotics includes the design and use of robots with human intelligence...
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Xavier Costa | Fundació i2CAT
Daniel Serrano | Eurecat
Miquel Montero | ATOMIAN
Cecilio Angulo | UPC-IDEAI
Francesco Ferro | PAL Robotics

SPECIAL TRENDY TRACKS: EXPLAINABLE AI

The interpretation and understanding of black box models confers many advantages for knowing about and conceptualising applications where not only are accurate predictions made, but factors that characterise the phenomenon...
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Lali Soler | Eurecat
Ricardo Baeza-Yates | Institute for Experiential AI @ Northeastern University
Gonzalo Espinosa | Lead Ratings
Javier Rando | EXPAI
14:00H

BREAK

15:00 H

PARALLEL SESSIONS

mobility, energy and sustainability sectors: SUCCESSFUL POCS

Successful proofs of concept are not only the prelude to systematic AI adoption, but an inspiring example of possible future applications in an organisation with greater success. Therefore, this session...
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Jordi Escayola | SDG Group
Rafael Giménez | CETAQUA
Eloi Marin Amat | PRENOMICS
Antonio Manuel López | CVC
Jordi Guijarro | i2cat
Eduardo Quiñones | BSC
Joel Montoy | Aquiles Solutions

the cultural and creative industries and language sectors: SUCCESSFUL POCS

Successful proofs of concept are not only the prelude to systematic AI adoption, but an inspiring example of possible future applications in an organisation with greater success. Therefore, this session...
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Dr. Carlos Sierra | CVC
Arnau Puig | OMNIOS
Carlos Carrasco-Farré | ESADE Business School
Marta R. Costa-Jussà | UPC-IDEAI
Josep Servent | EMC Software Jurídico

Agri-food SECTOR: SUCCESSFUL POCS

Successful proofs of concept are not only the prelude to systematic AI adoption, but an inspiring example of possible future applications in an organisation with greater success. Therefore, this session...
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Ángel Luis Teso | everis, an NTT DATA Company
Lluís Sancliment | CTTI – Generalitat de Catalunya
Sergio Albarracín | AINIA
Basem Elbarashy | Sonicat systems
Javier Vélez | Beinfive
16:20H

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