Who will become the next FITCE.be
Young ICT Personality?

Grand final Monday 11 March 2019

Blue Point, 80 Bd A. Reyers Ln, 1030 Brussels

PROGRAMME

18:00Welcome

18:30Introduction

18:40Keynote by Dominique Deckmyn, editor Media & Technology @ de Standaard

19:00Personality talks by 3 finalists

Andrea Guevara - Ruben Mennes - Glenn Mathijssen

20:00Reception starts

20:30Awards Ceremony

20:45Reception continues (until 21:30)

Attendance is free, but you must register
register here

Are you convinced that robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence are the primary ICT technologies ? Or are you a non-believer?

Sharpen your thoughts by watching our candidates

  • Preselection videos collect likes until Feb 15
  • Selection of finalists happens Feb 16
  • The 3 best meet during the Grand final
  • Prizes are EUR 1000,- and twice EUR 250,-


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A bi-yearly FITCE.be contest for young ICT professionals to share their ideas and vision on major technology trends.

Check out the opinions of our contestants

1/ CANDIDATE

Register, formulate a statement, shoot a short video with your motivation and publish it before January 31 2019. Go viral to convince the public and collect votes.

2/ PRESELECTION

A professional jury consisting of leaders from ICT industry will nominate three candidates with the best motivation and public support on February 15.

3/ GRAND FINAL

After a keynote of jury member Dominique Deckmyn , the three finalists will present their vision at BluePoint Brussels (Agoria building). The finalists are awarded 1000, 250 and 250 EUR.

Winners of previous editions

FITCE has been organizing the Young ICT personality contest since 2006. Below you can find our galery of honour.

BRECHT
REYNDERS

Winner in 2016

Eric
Viseur

Winner in 2014

Laurens
Spigt

Winner in 2012

Paschalis
Tsiaflakis

Winner in 2010

Hong
Sun

Winner in 2008

Steven
Van den Berghe

Winner in 2006
“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
“Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.” – Michael H Mescon
“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” – Wayne Burgraff

Frequently Asked Questions

This section will be updated when new questions arrive. Registered candidates will be informed of updates

Can we participate without a video?

A video is certainly required. The content, story, screenplay are entirely up to you, as long as you make the video in the format 4:3 and focus on a strong technology message.

Should the topic focus on technology?

Implications of technology revolutions, such as AI or robotics, on society, policy, environment, law or other relevant disciplines are encouraged.

How long should the "short video" be?

We recommend a video between 1 and 2 minutes, although we don’t impose hard constraints.

Should the statement be related to AI and robotics?

Innovations in the domains of AI and robotics are for sure triggering a lot of questions relevant to ICT professionals today. This is broad enough to position your statement. You can relate a variety of statements to the field of robotics and AI, addressing not only technology but also the broader impact, law, policy or society.

I don’t have a university degree, can I participate?

Any individual not over 32 on December 31 2018 can apply.

Can I edit my statement and video?

Yes, you can! As long as you haven't submitted. After registering you only have to enter your personal data and a statement. You are free to upload a video later and edit your content. Once submitted you can start collecting votes using your social media contacts.

How can I collect votes?

You have to share your video on social media with a link to this website YICT.be . Here the public can vote on one candidate. All candidates are visible in the tab 'Candidates'. Likes or Comments on other social media are not counted.

“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.” – Lilly Walters
“If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation, I'm afraid your audience never will neither.” – Harvey Diamond
“If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” – Dianna Booher

The contestants

Check out the opinions of our contestants

In the future, your best friend will be artificial?

AI is rapidly becoming better and better at understanding human psychology. Soon, everybody will have their very own "AI Best Friend".

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Using robots & smart devices can drastically increase daily fruit & veg intake

Eating healthier using robots and smart devices is possible with cutting-edge tech that can bypass the typically centralized food chain. The result? Fresh food for all!

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Barking at the wrong tree: what do we do with technology?

We should start questioning how research will fit in our system and how do we need to adapt to it rather than focusing on just solving technical challenges.

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Do you think that AI can take decisions to benefit everyone? -Vote for AI-

During political campaigns many politicians set out with noble intentions, they are kind and willing to offer the best of themselves. However, after elections some of them take de

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We need to connect our wireless devices in a smarter way

Spectrum scarcity will soon be a big issue because of the growing number of wireless devices. I believe we can use the spectrum more efficiently by using AI.

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Artificial Intelligence: Behind the Scenes

So far AI apps are narrow, but the future AI system would reason and think . Along with their development, necessary is a development of proper risk monitoring techniques.

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Ultra-reliable robots guided by the power of light

Radio frequency techniques show many drawbacks to guide the robots of the future. What about using visible light to create ultra-reliable and secure networks?

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