Belnet Networking Conference 2018



Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:00


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels - Rue du Fossé aux Loups, 47 - 1000 Brussels


The Belnet Networking Conference (BNC) has been the annual event for all users of our network since 2003. This year, we will welcome you on Thursday 18 October at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels for an exciting day of conference. The BNC is also an excellent opportunity to share experiences with other colleagues in the education, research or public sector sectors.


You can register until Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. The participation fee is EUR 45 for customers and users of the Belnet network and EUR 120 for other participants.

Students in the IT sector who wish to participate in the conference can register via their teacher. He will have to send an email to with the names of the students (3 to 5 maximum per institution).


Welcome breakfast

Welcome to BNC 2018

Jan Torreele, Belnet & Pierre Bruyère, Belspo

Connectivity, added value services and operational excellence to serve the Belnet community

Dirk Haex, Belnet

Accelerated digitalisation, the forces of A.I. automation and the new super humans

Inma Martínez, Digital Media Strategist

Coffee break

The machine learning revolution in artificial intelligence

Luc De Raedt, KU Leuven

Organizing the NATO summit in Brussels, the challenges and a sneak peek behind the scenes

Arlin Bagdat, FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister & Nicolas Loriau, Belnet


Parallel session A: “Technical background of the Belnet network and presentation of the redesign project"

Grégory Degueldre & Stefan Gulinck, Belnet

Parallel session B: “Overview of the GÉANT cloud services”

Dr Jakob Tendel, GÉANT & Nicolas Loriau, Belnet

Parallel session C: “How smoothly is GDPR running after the 25th?”

Bernd Fiten, time.lex & Valérie Castille, Belnet

Evolution of the use of Belnet services over the past 25 years

Simon François, ULiège

Coffee break + Sponsor session : Infradata

UCL to Mars 2018: A Martian expedition on Earth

Maximilien Richald & Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist, UCL to Mars 2018

Happy birthday Belnet!

Jan Torreele & Frédéric Libotte, Belnet

Networking drink

End of the conference


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