Technology can make a real difference for human beings but it is also constantly changing business. We would like to be part of this change because going forward it will proceed exponentially.
People tend to use machine learning and artificial intelligence as if they were synonyms – which is not correct. Machine learning (ML) is one very successful approach to the broader field of artificial intelligence (AI). I would like to elaborate more on machine learning and provide a few examples how this abstractive term can be translated into working technology such as computer vision, medical imaging and IoT.
ML can successfully support the video surveillance systems, from CCTV cameras footage, by automatic identification of suspicious or prohibited behaviours. Machine learning algorithms are used for basic purposes like classification of public space objects but also state of the art analysis like automatic anomalies detection – where system learns object behaviours directly from video streams and later, in operational mode, detects unexpected objects and behaviours. Detection raises alert, which is then processed by operators and public services. It helps to detect abnormalities quicker and make better decision to prevent them.
Presentation On April 13th at 11:30 by Adam Mirowski, Future Processing
About Adam Mirowski: Adam Mirowski, MSc, graduate of the School of Economics in Katowice (semester abroad at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences in Thuringia). International working experience by companies like Norsk Hydro, Xerox, Johnson Matthey or j2Global. Since 2016 at Future Processing responsible for business development in the DACH Region.
Furthermore, ML can also increase the efficiency of medical imaging for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. This non-invasive method aims to help physicians better analyse 3D angiograms by revealing the 4th dimension: detailed information about flow conditions in the patient’s cardiovascular system. Advanced algorithms from computational physics, machine learning and image analysis will support clinicians in diagnosis and decision making.
Positive impact on people’s lives is not only limited to cardiology. Personalised oncology can also benefit from new and improved biomarkers extraction. The aim is to advance the diagnostic efficiency of dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging. The novel algorithms will enable physicians to extract and analyse new biomarkers. Advanced statistical tools will be useful to investigate biological correlates of the extracted image biomarkers. The purpose is to implement an innovative system and bring it into a day-to-day clinical practice to significantly improve cancer care.
Going forward, algorithms guarantee non-destructive and anonymous data gathering that helps to create targeted experience. Face recognition algorithms can easily provide statistical information about consumer base in commercial areas and public space. The retail industry is currently undergoing transformation process, resulting in greater attention to customer needs. Accurate customer profiling and understanding of their needs can give a significant competitive edge. Software using video footage to provide such profiling information as age and gender classification, counting people, and tracking people’s movement by assigning unique IDs and tracking reappearance on different cameras, will bring great value to the business.
ML can also work with data gathered from various sensors to calculate potential savings for instance predict future fuel consumption.
Many other examples are to be shared with participants of the conference. Some of them are:
- Automatic classification of roads and buildings on satellite images;
- Enhancing satellite image resolution to monitor climate changes,
- Air pollution analysis (especially detection of benzo(a)pyrene) from satellite images;
- Animal behaviour analysis based on ultrasound radars and skeleton reconstruction.
About Future Processing: Future Processing is an experienced IT services company specialising in solving business problems of industry leaders worldwide through the use of the latest technologies. We pride ourselves in the high level of technical expertise and an individualised approach to each project which result in the highest quality of our solutions. Since 2000, our team has grown to 900 people and includes some of the best software engineers in Poland. We are a Microsoft partner and an ISO 27001:2013-certified software developer who has won many awards, including the Global Sourcing Association’s Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year (2016).
Beyond providing software-related services, we work on a number of innovative projects involving machine learning in various fields – from medicine, to space projects, including commerce, industry and smart city solutions. We focus on solving real-life problems using both „conventional” machine learning approaches and deep learning, and on improving existent machine learning techniques. We also have our own products which include SmartFlow – a system used for monitoring waterworks infrastructure parameters, INTRA – a modern intranet platform and Adaptive Vision – machine vision software.
Contact: Future Processing Adam Mirowski, email@example.com , Tel. +48 605 446 665
We are very happy to have one of the most sympathetic and capable technologies and process partners, Stefanini with a global presence in 39 countries with 88 offices, 21.000 employees and more than 500 active clients, supporting the ITO&BPO Germany Forum as well as The RPA&AI Germany Forum as Main Event partner.
Stefanini is also one of the partners for our evening get together on April 12th. More information here.
Speaker: Niclas Grabowski, Strategic Projects Director, speaking on Digitisation and Customer Focus in IT Service Management on April 12th at 12:20 h and on April 13th on Robotic Process Automation at 12:00h.
Niclas Grabowski is Director Engagement Services at Stefanini, managing the ITO Presales team and the Solution Design teams across EMEA, as well as the delivery teams for Field Services and ServiceNow Consulting. Before Stefanini, he worked in the Global Infrastructure Services for the Indian service provider Wipro and for 12 years at IBM, finally as head of the service line Workplace Services in Germany. He started his career as service consultant and later Principal at Siemens. Niclas holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and graduated in law studies at the Freie Universsität Berlin.
About Stefanini: Stefanini is a global IT services company with over 88 offices in 39 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore and nearshore IT services, including application managed services and project-based support, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop managed services) and strategic IT staffing solutions to enterprises around the world.
With a client base of over 500 active clients, including more than 300 multinational clients, Stefanini maintains a strong presence in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical, services, technology, public sector and utilities.
Clients benefit from Stefanini’s financial stability, sustained growth and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit.
Jens Hittmeyer, CIO at KWS Saat joining panel discussion on buyer side aspects of IT-sourcing / IT-services
The 56 years old marine engineer Jens Hittmeyer is working as a Head of Global IT / CIO for KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck (Germany), since February 2017. Between Aug 2014 and Jan 2017 he was acting as CIO for Aenova Holding (Starnberg), a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer. Prior to that he stayed six years with Daiichi Sankyo (Japanese pharmaceutical company) responsible for IT-operations both in Munich (EU-CIO) and New Jersey (Regional IT-Head of North-, Central and South America). Until Jul 2008 he was acting five years as CIO for the German hardware manufacturer MAXDATA AG. Before that Mr. Hittmeyer worked in managerial functions for several divisions of the IVG concern, located in Bonn (Germany). Mr. Hittmeyer started his career in the IT arena as a consultant and project manager at ACS Systemberatung GmbH, based in Hamburg.
Mr. Hittmeyer is responsible for the consequent alignment of IT and business strategy within KWS. Taking “digitalization” as a headline Mr. Hittmeyer has to redefine the ERP-strategy of KWS and to introduce cloud-based applications to react on market and customer demands in a more agile way. In detail he is currently introducing MS Office 365, Salesforce and SuccessFactors to name just a few. Furthermore KWS-IT has to improve the so called “Precision Farming” tools KWS is offering to the farmers for yield, productivity and quality increase. He is leading a team of 53 high-skilled co-workers dedicated to an application or SAP-module. Programming and customizing work is done by selected partners clearly managed by SLAs.
Date and time: 12.04.2018, 14:00 – 14:30 h
About KWS SAAT SE: With net sales of € 1.075,2 million across more than 62 subsidiaries and associated companies in 2016/17, the Germany-based and family-owned KWS Group is one of the world’s leading seed producers. It has been operating independently as a crop breeder for more than 160 years. The primary goal of its activities is to provide farmers in conventional and ecological agriculture sectors with efficient, high-yield varieties and solutions that match their needs based on the relevant local climate and geological conditions. Ensuring delivery of the most effective products also demands that the company focuses on continuous improvement in variety performance and seed quality. That’s why the KWS Group invested 18% of its total net sales (approximately €190 million) in Research & Development in the 2016/17 fiscal year. The company’s 4,950 employees support its activities in more than 70 countries, including its core markets in Germany, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and China.
Vendor Management based KPIs is good. Steering on KPIs does have limitations when your company has to manage multiple vendors in different areas, e.g. Infrastructure & Data Centre, Application Maintenance and others. A “Governance Framework” can help to steer different vendors in a common way.
Vendor / Partner / Provider Management is one of the key topics at this years ITO&BPO Germany Forum, why I am especially glad to have Frank from innogy sharing his experiences and best practices on this topic, say Stephan Fricke, organizer and CEO of German Outsourcing Association.
Date and time: 12.04.2018 at 14:30 h
Speaker: Frank Wendiggensen, Partner / Vendor Manager at innogy
Frank Wendiggensen has strong experience in implementing IT Strategy and transforming the IT function according to business needs. Over last 20 years he fulfilled senior IT roles in different businesses at RWE / innogy Group e.g. Strategy & Planning and Coordination & Transformation. Frank not only focusses on driving cost saving and synergy programs but delivering Business Value through IT Innovations. These are also aspects in the Vendor Management practise Frank will talk about.