Digital Economy Summit – Wednesday 20 June

Where Business meets Science

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam is proud to host the first Digital Economy Summit on 20 June, 2018. The Summit on our campus in Rotterdam will bring together industry professionals and renowned international academics for a full day of presentations, panels, and discussions. 

Digital business, digital strategy, business analytics, artificial intelligence, digital experimentation and privacy will be explored by industry executives and world-class academic researchers. You and your company can join in, and learn new perspectives that help your organisation prepare for new digital trends. 

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During the Digital Economy Summit, there will be several academic and business speakers. Please see the overview here.

The Digital Economy Summit is an initiative of the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics and RSM Executive Education. The Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics is a platform centered around data analytics research and education, with a focus on research for business. This platform enables researchers, public and private organizations to collaborate and work with advanced, state-of-the-art tools and various big data sets. 

Date:                     Wednesday 20 June 2018
Time:                     08:30 – 18:30
Location:              Erasmus University, Forumzaal (Van Der Goot (M) Building), Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam

Please note that this summit will conclude with the inaugural lecture of Prof. Ting Li, who will be appointed as endowed professor of Digital Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The inaugural lecture entitled: Digital Traces: Personalization and Privacy will start promptly at 16:00 in the Aula (Erasmus building) of the university.


Program Outline:

08:30 – 09:00

Walk-in and Registration

09:00 – 09:10

Opening by Prof. Eric van Heck

09:10 – 09:50

Technology, Strategy, Living Analytics – Prof. Robert J. Kauffman

09:50 – 10:30

Learning from Science in Business – How to tackle business from a data scientist point of view – Adam Benhill (HAL24K)

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:40

Digital Experimentation and Prescriptive Analytics – Prof. Ravi Bapna

11:40 – 12:10

The Use of Artifical Intelligence in Omni-Channel Environments - John Staunton (Countr)

12:10 – 13:40


13:40 – 14:20

Digital Business Strategy: Toward a Next Generation of Insight – Prof. Paul Pavlou

14:20 – 15:20

Panel Discussion: Value (Co)-Creation in the Era of Big Data

(Jan-Kees Buenen – Synerscope, Martijn Imrich – Xomnia, moderated by Prof. Peter Vervest)

15:30 – 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 – 17:00

Prof. Ting Li’s Inaugural Lecture: “Digital Traces: Personalization and Privacy"

17:00 – 18:30