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Studium Generale : Technology in society BMS Symposium

What’s the role of technology in our society and what will it be in the future? The study associations of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences and Studium Generale present a symposium about these important questions. The program is as follows:

13.30-14.00 Welcome & Registration in Foyer Vrijhof

14:00-14.45 (Agora) Keynote Richard Kemkers, Innovation Manager of Philips Research - How could Philips touch 3 billion lives before the year 2025?

Abstract: How did Philips go from making lamps to health machines? How are their machines impacting society? Kemkers will talk about what Philips is doing to improve (or even save) the lives of millions of citizens around the world. From mother and child care in Africa to child friendly equipment in hospitals, Philips is innovating in a lot of sectors and searching for ways to improve their technology in society.

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:45 Parallel Sessions in Agora/Amphi

Sam Warnaars, Head of Innovation at aFrogleap (a Merkle Company) - The Digital Future  

About Sam: With over a decade of experience in digital, he has built connected services that touched the lives of millions. Given his work at companies such as NOS, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, Peugeot, Citroën and now aFrogleap, chances are you use his applications on a daily basis. The practical application of technological innovations is Sam’s main interest, with a strong focus on the human aspect of the technology. Whether its Internet connected devices, Computer Vision or Conversational Interfaces, Sam knows his way around the digital future.

Peter Joosten, Biohacker and DIY-Futurist - The Impact of New Technology on Humanity 

Erwin Hans, full professor Operations Management in Healthcare (UT) - Using technology and AI to improve the quality and use of education space

Abstract: Educational facilities on campus are most often fully booked. However, the actual use is remarkably low. This presentation shows how a multi-disciplinary living lab campus research project involving many UT students has led to a paradigm shift in education logistics, which has received great interest from universities worldwide. The technology and A.I. driven approach not only optimizes the efficiency of education rooms, but also improves the quality of room allocations for students and staff.

Francesco Walker, PhD candidate UT - Self-driving cars: Human factors challenges

Abstract: While engineering developments in automated driving are moving fast, there is still little understanding of how drivers use the technology. When will we see automated cars cruising our roads? Will we trust them? SHOULD we trust them? Find out from this fascinating talk by Francesco Walker, a PhD student investigating human interactions with self-driving cars, at University of Twente.

16.45-17.10 Break & Walk to Ravelijn

17.10-17.30 Pub Lecture by Nolen Gertz

17.30-18.00 Drinks (Atrium Ravelijn)

Moderators: Hiska Bakker and Peter Timmerman

In cooperation with BMS-faculty, Sirius, Stress, Dimensie and Communique.

Tuesday 7 May

Free entrance, no reservations.