10 tips to help you survive a business conference

20 Sep 2017 - 16:15
10 tips to help you survive a business conference


From 3 to 5 October 2017, Amsterdam is host to the European Utility Week, an annual innovation and information platform for the smart utility community. It’s a place where hundreds experts come together, as well as over 12.000 international visitors. All these people have one thing in common:  they want to get the maximum out of their visit. And they know the golden rule to do so: be prepared! We’ve listed 10 tips to help you become the ultimate conference master.


Plan ahead. Before you head down to the conference, take some time to plan your trip...

Robots taking over?

24 Jul 2017 - 12:45


Bots taking over the world has been a hot topic since the very first birth of robotic activity and has become even more tangible since the 1984 “I’ll be back” Terminator franchise.  Just recently, Elon Musk pointed out to consider artificial intelligence (AI) the most serious threat to the survival of the human race.  He said national and international regulatory oversight is needed, “just to make sure that we don’t do something foolish.”  Musk also stated his investments in AI as “keeping an eye on what’s going on, rather than a viable return on capital”.  In other words:...

2017: the year of the chatbot

6 Jul 2017 - 11:00


Do you remember the glorious year of 2008 – when the brand-new ‘app’ was the talk of the town? Well, 2017 promises to be the same thing for the up-and-coming chatbot. But what exactly is a chatbot, how does it work – and what are its advantages? We’re breaking it down for you.  

What is a chatbot – and how does it work?

Easily put, a chatbot is an automated system that conducts a conversation with a machine. This software usually works with pattern recognition: a couple of patterns that’ll occur in the conversation will be recognised – and there...


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