June 11 to 14 is buzzing with activity at The Beacon! Join us and our members in discovering how IoT and AI can bring value to your business! From workshops to panel debates or just pure networking. In 4 thematic days you get a glimpse of the future.

Check back regularly for updates to our program!

June 11 | Data in IoT

IoT/AI and data are a match made in heaven.

But having sensors is one thing. Dealing with data and privacy is another one.

June 12 | Artificial Intelligence

 Are you thinking of applying AI in your company? How is it with the state of AI in general in Europe? Are we ahead enough of our game? Discover all this during this day

June 13 | Connectivity

& Smart Industry

At The Beacon we want to show you the way to smart industry solutions. Product development? Wireless connectivity? We have it all!

June 14 | Connect

with The Beacon

This day is exclusively for meeting the people in and around The Beacon.

Attend some workshops and find out what we can do for you!

Tuesday, June 11th | Data in IoT

You say IoT, we say data!

Beacon & Eggs Brunch | Data edition 

10 AM – Amoras  

When you say IoT, you say data. And our community happens to be packed with data enthusiasts and specialists. Get to meet The Beacon community on this special edition of our networking brunch over a nice old cup of coffee and some ‘koeken’. 

Free for members | €15 for guests (ex. VAT)

Register now!

NVISO Workshop | Securing your SaaS platform and its data 

1 PM – Room Adventurous  

The goal of this workshop is to provide you with a structured approach on how you can prevent security incidents from occurring on your SaaS application. The workshop consist of two parts: During the first part we’ll map the threats your organization/application is facing through a hands-on threat modelling card game exercise. In the second part we’ll show you how to elicit the security requirements for your SaaS platform, as well as present several ways on how you can verify whether these requirements are properly implemented.

The workshop is targeted at everyone who is involved in creating and/or maintaining a web based cloud application.


Register now!

Data Trust Associates hosts | IoT & Regulation: balancing innovation with data protection & security legislation 

5 PM – Amoras

Is IoT going to get me into jail? Innovating while being compliant with various data protection legislations (GDPR & others) proves to be a challenge for many IoT companies and puts them at risk (fines, reputation loss, limitations to process data, investors pulling out,…).

During this event you get an opportunity to get an understanding of what data protection is and how to deal with data protection and IoT in a practical manner. 

Free entrance

Register now! 

Wednesday, June 12 | Artificial Intelligence

Get yourself ready for a future with AI

Flow Pilots Round Table | Flight Academy on AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

9.30 AM – Room Adventurous

On this customer event we bring a selection of our customers together around a particular topic. For this round table, we are inviting IT and business leaders, innovation managers and business transformation leaders.

After a warm welcome of Dewi Van de Vyver, CEO of Flow Pilots, Koen Pellegrims will give Flow Pilot’s vision on Digital Transformation, while Jan Van de Poel will demystify AI and ML. Over lunch there is room for open discussion on how AI and ML impacts your business. 


Register now! 

China’s Smart New Normal: How China sets the standard for Innovation in AI

5 PM – Amoras

How China sets the standard for Innovation. Pascal will tell us about China’s impending leading position in the development and implementation of artificial intelligence, what we can learn from it, and why we better should speed up at lightspeed in Europe, and in particular in The Beacon and its community.

Pascal just launched his new book about this theme, and is included in the price of the event: China’s New Normal. He recently returned from a roundtrip in China, and will disclose his very fresh findings.

Free (without book) | 24,5(ex. VAT) book (signed) included 

Register now!


Thursday, June 13th | Connectivity & Smart Industry

Making your industry smart is hard? Not for us!

Verhaert Workshop | RICE Integrated Product Development in Smart Industry

10:30 AM – Room Fearless

Hackatons, maker spaces, agile, lean start-ups, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing… Everyone seems to be innovating and if you haven’t started developing yet, you’re doing it wrong. But ‘Hardware is Hard’. After the idea or demo, there’s often a long and expensive road ahead.

How to create innovative products cost-effectively while managing risk? We explain our RICE integrated product development methodology based on smart industry cases: Flow sensors for factories of the future, safety devices for rail, early fire detection & propagation, … 


Register now!

Orange & Studio Dott Workshop | Developer’s kit

9 AM – Room Innovative

Orange and Studio Dott join forces to show how with some simple tools everyone with limited technical background can quickly develop and test in IoT.

After a short demo of Studio Dott’s IoT Design kit, Orange learns you to use their IoT rapid development kit to prototype your first IoT concept!


Registrations are open  


Citymesh presents | Smart Connectivity enabling Smart Industry

2:30 PM – Amoras

The road to 5G for Smart Industry starts today!

Which role plays wireless connectivity in a growing market of smart industry? As the world and industry is evolving in a continuous pace, trustworthy connectivity is becoming ever important.

During this event we will give you the necessary insights, but also let several industrial players showcase their experiences. 

Free entrance

Register now! 

Friday, June 14 | Connect with The Beacon

A day packed with workshops and networking possibilities with and by our community!

The Argonauts Workshop | How to develop your IoT business case with Design Thinking

9 AM – Room Believer

Design Thinking is an iterative cycle of thinking, asking questions, building a prototype, building and learning from it. Also in IoT Design Thinking can help you to discover the real needs and map the ‘jobs to be done’ of your users.

Who are your users? What are their issues? And how can you translate these insights to technical solutions? Together with some concrete cases of The Beacon we will find out…


Register now!

Dockflow Workshop | Build Your Own Geofenced Smart Contract (for non-devs)

2 PM – Room Adventurous

Smart contracts are a hot topic right now. Combined with IoT sensors, we can now automate business transactions in logistics. In this two-hour workshop, you will get your hands dirty and build your own location-based smart contract.

You don’t need programming skills, as we will walk you through the process of building your own application! We do recommend you are tech-savvy, though.


Register now!


The Beacon invites | Summer drink

4 PM – Amoras

We close off our first edition of ‘Get Connected’ and the first part of the year with a summer drink for our members and friends!

Celebrate your IoT and AI projects over a cool glass of beer or a refreshing soda, while planning new collaborations for the following months!

Invitation only

Apply for membership now!