31 oktober
7:30 - 9:00/9:30

Join us for networking, breakfast and an opportunity to hear from the best experts Flight Forum Business park has to offer about: digital dilemmas. Today, technology can make the impossible possible. But where do you draw the line? What is the potential impact of digital choices and how do you deal with these challenges?

During this networking breakfast, we invited 4 experts to share their valuable knowledge and experience with you. The meeting consists of four round-table conversations, each lasting 15 minutes and each with its own theme. Under the guidance of the experts, you will tackle the following themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence – How can man and machine work in unison?
  2. To go digital you can’t go Dutch. 
  3. Artificial Intelligence and IP
  4. To go digital you can’t go Dutch part 2

Meet the experts

Subject: Artificial Intelligence – How can man and machine work in unison?

Marianne Hewlett,
Senior VP & CMO Atos Benelux & The Nordics

AI is rapidly changing the world of work as we know it, from digital assistants to robot colleagues. It is not about replacing people. It is much more focused on elevating certain skills, optimizing jobs and creating opportunities for more interesting work. For instance, AI can free up time so that we can carry out tasks that are better suited to humans, such as complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. How can you prepare to adjust and excel in a new world of work where men and machine work in unison?

About Atos
The keywords of Atos are digital transformation, innovation and value creation, both for their own company and for their clients. Every day 110,000 employees in 73 countries are developing and implementing innovative digital solutions that support the business transformation of clients and address the environmental and social challenges we all face.

Subject: To go Digital you can’t go Dutch.

Tom Staal, Corporate Information Security Officer at Valid   

If you take your company on the path of digital transformation, you can’t take a half-hearted stance towards security and privacy. While the benefits of digitization are potentially huge, you must face the potential risks head-on, understand your legal obligations and decide how you want to address them. Where do the chances and risks lie for your organization? You’ve read about the GDPR, know the rules, and understand the penalties. But is everyone in your team educated and reminded of their role and responsibility in this hugely important game?  

About Valid
Valid is the IT service provider that helps its customers “Stay Ahead”. We help companies optimize and innovate their business. We do this with 300 professionals in Digital Business, IT Consultancy and Managed Services.  

Subject: Artificial Intelligence and IP.

Martin Hemmer, IP, IT and Data Protection lawyer and partner at AKD Lawyers  

From a historical perspective, IP is all about the creations of the human mind. So what happens when artificial intelligence (AI) is involved in the creation of a work or in doing inventions? Should an AI-only work be protected? If not, how much human involvement is required to justify protection? If a pure AI work should be protected, who should be considered the owner? Given the fact that AI is more and more involved in creative and inventive processes, these are interesting and relevant questions to answer.   

About AKD
AKD delivers high-quality legal services and handles tax matters in nearly all legal fields, based on a full-service approach. They are involved in many high profile cases and projects in the Netherlands and many of their lawyers are recognized in international league tables as leading in their fields of expertise.

Subject: To go Digital you can’t go Dutch (part 2). 

Marianne Faro, Director at Itility | Analytics, IoT, IT Smart Factory, Marketing

If you take your company on the path of digital transformation, you can’t take a half-hearted stance and think a small task force will do the trick. You need a relentless focus from top management to take the whole organisation on a digital journey. In this journey there is no magic, it is all about hard work, having enough budget, about starting small and failing fast, about incorporating changes in your way of working.   

About Itility

Itility is your digital twin. Our 300+ data experts, digital consultants, IT- and software engineers help you to shape, deliver and run your digital solutions.


Everybody interested in the topic and in meeting their neighbours is welcome to join. But especially those that have jobs closely linked to the subjects like financial managers, HR managers and General Management, this is a breakfast you don’t want to miss! Sign up by sending an email to kwartiermaker@flightforum.nl before the 24th of October.


7:30 breakfast and introduction
8:00 - 8:15 round 1 
8:15 - 8:30 round 2
8:30 - 8:45 round 3
8:45 - 9:00 round 4
9:00 - 9:30 time for networking and questions (optional)