There is belief that in business processes you should automate everything that can be automated! More and more artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions are emerging in different industries, which, along with robotic process automation tools, promote hyperautomation. However, to gain success, you cannot rely on constant software – business processes must adapt to changing circumstances and respond to unexpected situations. Moreover, machine-learning technology helps to introduce flexibility in automated processes!

We invite you to attend the Machine Learning Conference at “RIGA COMM 2021” on October 14 to learn more about two machine-learning solutions developed in Latvia.

Artificial intelligence platform for innovation in 3D

The development and optimisation of materials, their chemical composition, processes and machine parameters, as well as the reduction of production anomalies, are a complex and resource-intensive task. Many of the existing solutions are complex and the user needs statistical, data science and programming expertise. In order to improve these processes, the Latvian start-up “Exponential Technologies” has developed an industrial artificial intelligence platform “xT SAAM” that helps researchers and engineers optimize different parameters. Its tailored low data and active learning algorithms are very versatile and flexible, so they can be used without reprogramming.

The artificial intelligence platform makes it possible to innovate more quickly by reducing the number of experiments needed to achieve more optimal results. The platform is like a navigation system in which the researcher enters the destination, but the platform helps to find the shortest route. By using this solution, companies can save money and resources, digitize the unique knowledge of engineers and researchers, and organize data management.

One of the most important applications of this platform is in 3D printing or additive production. Although 3D printers can print very complex details, they often have to optimize and adjust printing processes. In addition, in additive production, the end properties of the material can be significantly changed by the printer parameters. On the one hand, this is an advantage of additive production, as the properties of the material can be adapted during production, but on the other hand, it makes the development of new materials and printer parameters extremely time-consuming and expensive.

Content aggregation for finance, education, healthcare, marketing, legal, IT, education and other businesses

In a world of information and data transfer, there is a need for a tool that can gather key information quickly and efficiently. SummarizeBot is an artificial intelligence-based technology capable of processing large amounts of data in more than 100 languages, including Latvian. The solution developed in Latvia helps you quickly and easily obtain the most important information from any Internet text, news, scientific articles, books, e-mails, lectures, patents, legal documents, calls, audio and video recordings.

SummarizeBot is an artificial intelligence and natural language processing company that simplifies complex processes and automates what previously required human intelligence. The new company is a world leader in the field of data collection, and its products displayed in Latvia are used daily by such world-leading companies as Bloomberg, Sony and Unilever.

Business technology exhibition and conferences

Learn about the latest technology, tools and techniques at the annual business and IT industry event “RIGA COMM”, October 14–15, where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation. An extensive conference programme will complement the technology exhibition.

“RIGA COMM” is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Wallester, Cognizant, Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen by Pipedrive, Promoty, Finance Latvia Association, A.W.Olsen & Partners and other partners.

Consumers are increasingly buying goods and services online, so many retailers are developing new digital sales channels or even switching to online shopping altogether. E-commerce is a constantly growing and a changing sector, with new trends and opportunities emerging each year that can help business grow and outperform competitors.

Learn about the latest e-commerce and digital marketing technologies at the business technology exhibition and conference RIGA COMM 2021 to be held at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre this autumn, October 14-15. In this article, we have compiled information on technologies that can already improve online sales.

Mobile shopping takes over e-commerce

As consumer confidence in online shopping increases, they feel more comfortable and more often do shopping on their mobile devices. By the end of 2021, mobile devices are projected to account for almost 73% of total e-commerce sales, so online retailers need to focus on improving the customer experience on mobile devices.

In order to ensure faster loading of your website and to allow customers to view the pages they have previously browsed without the Internet, you need to create a Progressive Web Application (PWA). Be sure to check your mobile site’s suitability for mobile devices manually – is it easy to navigate, can products be easily viewed on a mobile phone, and whether you can zoom in images. A simple payment process and an understandable procedure for receiving and returning products for physically delivered goods are also very important!

Voice purchasing

Smart speakers are becoming more common at home, and people are increasingly using virtual assistants on their mobile phones for everyday activities – from waking up and controlling calendar events to finding the nearest cafe and buying products online. Moreover, Google and Amazon, as well as Apple and Alibaba, add regional languages to their virtual accessories to make the technology even easier to use. As the number of voice purchases increases, it becomes important for any online merchant to optimize their store for voice searching.

To increase your chances of popping up in a voice search results, add speech recognition to your website and mobile app to make purchasing your products with voice commands easy. An effective way to leverage the natural flow from voice searching is to include answers to frequently asked questions about a product or service on the Internet site. By attracting, engaging, and offering something valuable to potential customers, they will get into your marketing funnel and want to buy a product or service later.

Personalized recommendations and a virtual try-on experience

Artificial intelligence already works as an online shop assistant offering customers personalized recommendations based on their history of previous purchases, website usage habits, and showing products that a consumer is likely to want to buy. Unlike physical stores, online shoppers cannot try-on or physically test the product they plan to buy. Nevertheless, the augmented reality helps to remove this barrier by allowing customers to see how the product in question would look on them even before purchasing it.

With the introduction of artificial intelligence and augmented reality solutions, an e-shop can expect increase in the number and volume of purchases, as well as a reduction in return cases.

New payment options

One of the main reasons why customers make or do not make a purchase is the available payment options. If a payment method is not convenient for customers, they choose to make a purchase elsewhere. In addition to the possibility of debit and credit card payments, some e-commerce companies also accept digital payments with Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or PayPal. Rumour has it that we can expect Yandex Pay soon. More and more e-commerce companies are expected to start accepting cryptocurrency payments in 2021 as well, as they, especially “Bitcoin”, offer a lot of advantages to online storeowners, such as low transaction fees and no reverse transactions.

Data analytics to become more detailed

In the world of e-commerce, customer data will continue to grow in value. Many brands are currently focusing on basic metrics such as clicks and a conversion rate. By 2021, however, many will discover the extensive data capabilities and the analysis will become even more detailed. Segmentation will include not only the separation of first purchases from loyal customers. It will pay more attention to how customers respond to e-commerce offerings, allowing them to personalize campaigns at a new level.

Customers prefer trading platforms

Companies, that did not even have their own websites before 2020, are online now. However, consumer behaviour is still changing in favour of convenience. Shoppers have realized that shopping on a single trading platform is easier and more convenient than shopping in several e-shops. Moreover, customers have grown accustomed to fast delivery and free return of goods provided by big trading platforms like Amazon and Walmart, and they expect the same from regional and local e-shops as well.

When a brand is new or less recognizable, it is beneficial to start trading on the leading trading platforms that provide audience flow and customer service. However, care must be taken not to rely solely on these outlets – when selling products on sites like Amazon, the seller does not own customer data and that can curb brand growth. Attracting visitors to the brand’s online site at the same time is the best solution.

Learn about the latest business development technology, tools and techniques at the annual business and IT industry event RIGA COMM, October 14–15, where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation. An extensive conference programme will complement the technology exhibition.

RIGA COMM is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association and other partners.

Buy your ticket for RIGA COMM 2021 now! For the 10th consecutive year, IT, HRM, marketing and business professionals and stakeholders are welcome to acquire knowledge and learn information at the Baltic Business Technology Show and Conference RIGA COMM to be held from 14–15 October this autumn. 

“Digital transformation affects all sectors of the economy and everyday life, work and communication. For the time being, however, not all Latvian companies are fully exploiting their digital potential. Therefore, the contribution of the RIGA COMM team to the development of business technologies and innovations in Latvia for 10 years is especially commendable. I invite both entrepreneurs and heads of state institutions and industry professionals to attend this large-scale exhibition and conferences in order to further promote modernization and work efficiency in their companies and institutions,” urges Jānis Endziņš, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

Resource, document, personnel management and security system developers and suppliers, cloud service, Internet and digital marketing providers, web and mobile app developers, and ICT producers will showcase both ready-to-use and tailor-made solutions for businesses, municipal authorities and organisations in different sectors. This will also be the place to learn about the latest innovations developed by labs, scientific institutes, hackathons and developer communities.

The two-day event will present seven conferences. RIGA COMM 2021 will also offer the traditional Internet of Things, FinTech, Machine Learning, Smart HRM and Digital Marketing conferences, as well as the Women in Tech Conference focussing on women in the technology industry.

The event will also host the first in Latvia Influencer Marketing Conference – a professional and educational event for content creators / players in the influencer marketing industry. Attend this event with a RIGA COMM 2021 ticket.

Tickets for RIGA COMM are already available online. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches. Expect a price change on 26 February. RIGA COMM is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association and other partners.

Venue and opening hours:

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Riga)
14 October 10.00–17.00
15 October 10.00–17.00

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Chatbots – an ordinary digital marketing solution or a tech bubble? The development of artificial intelligence and machine-learning technologies has allowed customer service tools such as chatbots, or chatter robots, to be on the upswing in the recent years. Such virtual assistants are a versatile solution for customer service in companies and public authorities of all sizes. Take the opportunity to find out about the industry trends and to chat with bots in Latvian at the business technology event RIGA COMM 2020 at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre, October 15‒16.

We are currently at the height of the fourth industrial revolution, and virtual chat assistants are rapidly becoming as self-evident and integral part of the reality of life as cell phones or social networks. By 2024, the chatbot market share is expected to grow by 30% .

Kaspars Kauliņš, International Business Development Director at the Baltic Language Technology Research Centre Tilde, points out that this rapid growth of the industry is determined not only by user demand, but also by improving productivity and efficiency: “People appreciate the possibility of receiving useful information and virtual services at any time of the day via a convenient channel and in a perceptible format – text, voice, image – and without wasting time.”

From an organizational perspective, a virtual assistant is able to perform monotonous tasks, including answering frequently asked questions, allowing employees to focus on tasks with greater added value. Everyone is the winner ‒ customers, employees and business as a whole ‒ and this motivates companies to invest in these technologies.

No euphoria ‒ it is the right time to invest in chatbots!

The general enthusiasm and exaggerated euphoria about chatter robots, or chatbots, is over for some time, tells Aldis Ērglis, a head of the Machine Learning Lab at Emergn: “We see chatter robots here and there, but they are nothing special yet. We can still talk about their promised intelligence and benefits to business in the future tense. The COVID pandemic is likely to change this and chat robots will be given a second chance.”

Today, many businesses and people are working remotely; more services are being consumed remotely than in the past. If you have to choose not to receive any information or help, or to cooperate with awkward and unadapted chatter robots, people will choose chatbots. A. Ērglis believes that it is the right time to invest in the development of chatbots now; they do not have to be very smart, they simply have to be able to respond promptly to most commonly asked questions.

Tet’s virtual client assistant gets a voice

The technology and entertainment company Tet offers contemporary and accessible artificial intelligence based customer support solutions to companies that care about their clients and efficient resource planning. In company’s stand at RIGA COMM 2020, visitors will have an opportunity not only to find out about effective solutions for business and receive expert advice, but also to acquaint with the new speech synthesis project. Thanks to this, Anete, a virtual client assistant, will start talking.

Tilde’s virtual assistants help public authorities

Virtual assistants and intelligent chatbots developed by Tilde, the leading technology localization company in the Baltics, operate in all communication channels and are equipped with the latest algorithm for understanding the Baltic languages. The company’s chatbots provide answers to more than 4000 users every day: the virtual assistant Signe by 20% eases the workload of the customer service staff at the Latvian State Radio and Television Centre, while the 24/7 virtual assistant Toms of the State Revenue Service advises residents on tax and customs issues, shares recipes and tells jokes. Following declaration of a state of emergency, Ieva, a digital consultant at the Rural Support Service of Latvia, shared the most up-to-date information with farmers, helping to solve problems and receive consultations that would otherwise require a face-to-face meeting.

By the way, Kaspars Kauliņš, International Business Development Director at Tilde, will talk about language technology in intelligent process automation at the RIGA COMM Machine Learning Conference on October 15.

RIGA COMM is an annual business technology event in the Baltic States where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation.

The technology-rich exhibition is complemented by an extensive conference programme. In two days, more than 80 lecturers will speak from four stages in at least six events. In recent years, the RIGA COMM business technology event has been attended by approximately 5000 managers at different levels and professionals from Latvia and the rest of the Baltics.

RIGA COMM is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association and other partners.

Tickets to the RIGA COMM business event are available online, or at the box office. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches.

Venue and opening hours:

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Rīga)
15 October 10.00–17.00
16 October 10.00–17.00

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Do you provide your customers a good experience? Nowadays people are accustomed to a personalized experience, so they expect it everywhere!

In Riga COMM Machine Learning conference Pearl will present how they use neural networks and traditional search scoring to build personalized search engine. This technology is used in one of their products in CXify Suite –  software suite built to help e-commerce, marketing, and growth teams increase engagement, conversions, and retention through AI driven personalization, improved search capabilities, and advanced loyalty programs. Read more at https://cxify.cloud and visit Pearl expo stand for a free demo!

Pearl is one of the leading Nordic CX, commerce and ERP partners for SAP and Salesforce solution implementation and operation. With proprietary PearlCare program Pearl is providing one stop solutions and IT operations to successful Nordic Corporation, supporting digital success stories and the people creating and running them.

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The lifestyle of people and urban mobility are constantly changing: people are moving more during the day, new modes of transport are emerging and environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. Attend the RIGA COMM 2020 Internet of Things Conference on October 15 in Ķīpsala and learn how technological developments will make urban mobility more sustainable, reduce congestion and make your stay in the city more enjoyable.

“In the future, public transport, cycling and different modes of shared transport will play a key role in urban centres, but private transport will keep playing an important role in the suburbs,” points out an urban planner and a chairman of the VEFRESH innovation movement Viesturs Celmiņš.

Smart mobility saves urban resources

one of the most pressing problems for cities that want to be modern and sustainable is the organisation of traffic and people mobility, as the growth of population, inefficient transport systems, congestion and pollution make it difficult to move around in the city, as well as and contribute to citizens’ discontent with their place of residence. Mobile apps, digital services, as well as the use of the Internet of Things, and the integration of sensors in vehicles and urban infrastructure make it possible to use existing transport solutions more effectively and develop new principles for the traffic organisation. As a result, resources are used more wisely, pollution is declining, but the data generated can be used to analyse the movement of people and vehicles to better plan the long-term development of the city.

The triumph of sharing solutions

These days, not only mobility habits are changing, but also new electronic means of transport are emerging for public sharing – tricycles, scooters, bicycles and mopeds. New vehicles can be easily recharged and have lower maintenance costs. Moreover, vehicle ownership is also changing. “Sharing economy solutions are becoming increasingly popular. This allows consumers to devote less time and attention to vehicle maintenance, but vehicles spend less time in standby mode and are used more intensively,” points out Artūrs Burņins, an executive director of Atom Mobility.

Urban planner V.Celmiņš also points out that five years ago, rarely anyone could have predicted that shared solutions would become our everyday life: “Today, smart mobility solutions are already part of the city’s daily life in small and medium-populated areas, so cities should actively consider how to integrate them safely and easily into the urban road network”.

Future challenges for cities and businesses

It cannot be overlooked that the organization of traffic in cities and the vehicles are constantly changing. A scooter can go to recharge itself or go to a place where it will be in greater demand. In 5-10 years, our daily life will be self-driving or autonomous cars. As vehicles become smarter, the number of accidents will be reduced, as accidents caused by human negligence will be prevented.

V.Celmiņš points out that one of the biggest challenges in the future is to improve the experience of urban residents and guests by developing public transport routes, so that they become a real and comparable alternative to private transport. The second challenge is special integrated lanes for environmentally friendly mobility solutions ‒ public transport, bicycles and scooters.

Burņins, on the other hand, mentions the possible regulations of the industry as one of the biggest challenges in the implementation of smart mobility: “Sooner or later the number of different public transport vehicles in the city will reach a critical level and the city administration will have to decide on restrictions. How this issue will be addressed will affect competition and development scenarios in the industry.”

The shared-vehicle industry is fast growing around the world, so it could seem an enticing niche. For entrepreneurs who want to enter this market, however, the rapid development of technology is a big challenge. “Vehicles change every 4-5 months and companies must be able to renew their fleet in line with market changes. Moreover, vehicles should be more durable and able to serve more intensively than if they were used by only one person,” says A.Burņins.

 

RIGA COMM is an annual business technology event in the Baltic States where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation.

The technology-rich exhibition is complemented by an extensive conference programme. In two days, more than 80 lecturers will speak from four stages in at least six events. In recent years, the RIGA COMM business technology event has been attended by approximately 5000 managers at different levels and professionals from Latvia and the rest of the Baltics. A special app and meeting area will be available to make it easier for visitors and participants to meet, communicate and collaborate successfully during the event.

RIGA COMM is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association, the Communication Agency A.W.Olsen & Partners and other partners.

Tickets to the RIGA COMM business event are available online, or at the box office. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches.

Venue and opening hours:

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Rīga)

15 October 10.00–18.00

16 October 10.00–17.00

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“Alpha Visum” will present an algorithm that can convert time series data of any length into one single index that will contain main behavioral features of original data. Time series data are data that are created with some regularity, for example, fixed amount at Your balance at the end of the day. During exhibition Alpha Visum will introduce with practical examples of how the created indexes can be used as a single parameter to help easily search, group, filter, find anomalies or forecast time series based on data behavior within large datasets as well as use them as an additional parameter for AI, machine learning and financial scoring models.

Visitors will be able to view demonstration tests, as well as obtain additional detailed information about the technology that is built as cloud computing services using newest API technologies and is easy to access and integrate without interfering existing infrastructures. Practical examples will allow to see scalability of the technology and its ability to process data at high speed in real time and without any limitations.

Alpha Visum created solution is adoptable to different sectors but especially beneficial for financial sector data analysis. Meanwhile, there is currently no equivalent solution on the market that allows to group, filter, or use visual behavior as a separate parameter for data modeling.

Alpha Visum is Latvian company that was established in 2017 by uniting people with financial technologies and artificial intelligence experience.

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Machine learning technology is increasingly entering people’s daily lives and its application is becoming more extensive, from email filtering and computer vision solutions to forecasting tools and language processing. There are also practical and day-to-day solutions in Latvia that use machine learning methods. Find out what is new in the machine learning industry and interesting solutions for business development at the RIGA COMM Machine Learning Conference on October 15 in Ķīpsala.

“More machine-learning solutions for communication analysis will emerge in the coming years, which will enable everybody to improve daily communication and make brand communication more efficient in any company,” tells Aldis Ērglis, a Machine Learning lab lead at Emergn.

HRMNY.ID – machine learning technology for personality pattern recognition

It has been proven that all people exhibit certain behaviour patterns, commonly known as personality. These patterns influence the way we think, behave, react, and make choices. Knowing these behaviour patterns let us predict and influence people’s behaviour – design a real personal experience. A Latvia based company “HRMNY Human Technologies” is building an AI-based technology that deciphers cognitive patterns of human behaviour to improve people’s life, help them build stronger relationships, and unleash their full potential. The core of their technology lies in an artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithm trained by anonymous and carefully marked data provided by experts with decades of experience in cognitive sciences.

When technology analyses a photo, it recognizes around 50 patterns. These patterns get matched with a behavioural framework and converted into a set of personality parameters and preferences. Company calls it HRMNY.ID. AI-based behavioural framework provides insights on customers’ motivation, values, fears, priorities, beliefs, communication traits, even vocabulary to use. HRMNY methodology is built on top of proven Cognitive psychology and behaviour science and supported by main physiognomy principles.

Asya ‒ an app for mindful communication

Although we seem to be more closely connected than ever and communicate more today, people have moved away from each other in this digital era and communication has become more complicated. When talking, the same thing can be said with different emotions (without changing the content) thus obtaining two diametrically opposite results, so it is necessary to use emotional intelligence that allows you to read human emotions and other parameters. Some people are more capable in this area than others, so the start-up Asya.ai is working on a solution that would help understand emotional intelligence for anyone and allow improving communication skills.

The mobile app developed in Latvia is like a mirror of artificial intelligence for a human voice and provides an immediate feedback on conversation between two or more participants ‒ listening ratio, brevity, pace, pauses and other useful metrics. The artificial intelligence models used in this app are based on the several years of work by a group of the Riga Technical University researchers and extremely large datasets, thus excluding a subjective assessment of emotional intelligence. Moreover, Asya is an Ethical AI company and does not store the contents of conversations. The app is currently focused on building happy and healthy couples, but Ēvalds Urtāns, one of the Asya.ai co-founders, points out that trials for improving sales and customer service processes will also be conducted soon.

RIGA COMM is an annual business technology event in the Baltic States where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation.

The technology-rich exhibition is complemented by an extensive conference programme. In two days, more than 80 lecturers will speak from four stages in at least six events. In recent years, the RIGA COMM business technology event has been attended by approximately 5000 managers at different levels and professionals from Latvia and the rest of the Baltics.

RIGA COMM is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association, the Communication Agency A.W.Olsen & Partners and other partners.

Tickets to the RIGA COMM business event are available online, or at the box office. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches.

Venue and opening hours:

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Rīga)

15 October 10.00–17.00

16 October 10.00–17.00

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The 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM to be held at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, October 10–11, will offer an extensive conference programme and a technology-rich showcase section attended by more than 5000 executives and professionals of different levels. The two-day event will present more than 100 speakers at 10 events on 5 stages and expositions by 100 companies from at least 8 countries.

 To make it easier for visitors and participants to meet, communicate and negotiate successfully, a special app and meeting area will be available at RIGA COMM this year.

The women-only stage!

To encourage more women to join the technology industry and draw attention to women who have built a successful career in this sector, the Women in Tech conference will be held for the first time this year. Women will share their success stories and encourage other women to engage in the business and technology creation process. Among the participants there will be one of Norway’s most high-profile female executives Berit Svendsen, currently a vice president of the financial technology company Vipps., Inspiring Fifty ranked Berit among the Europe’s top 50 women tech entrepreneurs in 2016. The “Women in Tech” conference is held in cooperation with Riga TechGirls. The conference will be held in English.

From teaching assistant to prediction tools in business

The way we work is increasingly changing, decisions need to be taken more quickly and areas of responsibility are expanding. How smart machines and algorithms can help us at work or training will be told by the representatives from Emergn, SAP, Microsoft, Accenture, C.T.Co, Scandic Fusion and others at the Human + Intelligent Machine Conference, which is a follow-up to the Machine Learning Conference of previous years. The conference is organised in collaboration with Intelligent Machines Riga. Working language:  English.

Internet of Things news

The annual Internet of Things Conference will provide information on IoT solutions and their use in business processes, public and urban environment management. Conference speakers – Aleksander Poniewierski, Global IoT Leader at Ernst & Young and Martin Woolley, Senior Developer Relations Manager, EMEA at Bluetooth SIG. Working language: English.

Technologies for more convenient and secure financial services

Financial technologies have great potential to provide faster and better financial services. Discover advanced financial technologies and tools for companies and organisations at the FinTech conference – digital transformation of banks, secure and convenient authorisation, technology entry into insurance, as well as discussions of Latvian financial experts.

Digital tools for effective customer engagement

Two days on the RIGA COMM TVNET Digital Marketing Stage experts will discuss how the daily use of digital sales and marketing tools can increase the profitability of e-commerce companies and successful export. From user experience, GDPR and multichannel marketing to content marketing and smartphone potential – international and Baltic experience. Working languages: Latvian and English.

Technologies for attracting, engaging and retaining staff

The need for smart technology solutions in Human Resources (HR) Management is increasing, especially in large companies. At the Smart HR Conference, learn about smart HR technologies for workforce management, planning, engagement, training, wellbeing and internal communication, polling, bonus management, recruitment and analysis. The conference is held in collaboration with Smart HR Latvia Team. Working language: English.

The role of humans in the future work environment

Concerns that robots and machines will replace humans have never been bigger. Every day someone points out that in a world of automation and artificial intelligence, employees will become redundant. On the Cognizant Future of Work Stage, world-class speakers will discuss not only future work and lifelong learning but also the changes in the organisational culture, a data-based approach to improving an individual’s performance, why freelance is a future form of work and how to build a successful team. Working language: English. Held in cooperation with Cognizant.

ALSO Latvia, the largest IT wholesaler in Latvia, will present in their exposition area the most recent electronic products for sale in Latvia, as well as the company will discuss future trends on the ALSO Stage on October 11.

During both RIGA COMM days, the latest innovations from institutes, laboratories, hackathons and developer communities will be showcased in the Innovation Booth.

RIGA COMM is the only annual business and IT industry fair in the Baltics where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation. Each visitor will receive consultation and recommendations on the most appropriate solutions.

Organisers: International Exhibition Company BT 1 in collaboration with ALSO Latvia, Cognizant, TVNET, Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Forbes Latvija, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association, Krassky and other partners.

Tickets are available online, or at the box office. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches.

Venue and opening hours:

Kipsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Riga)

Conference Programme

Machine learning has become a popular trend in modern business and management systems capable of solving tasks too complex for the human mind, but not for the machine learning algorithm. To learn more about solutions designed for optimising processes and utilising predictive algorithms that aid efficient and affordable decision making, visit the 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM 2019, which will take place on 10 and 11 October in Ķīpsala.

When introducing machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, it is important that company managers recognise their scope of application and their potential as one of the alternatives in strategy implementation,” says the Emergn Machine Learning Lab Lead Aldis Ērglis. He also remarks that many of the solutions developed in the Baltics are unknown to the public as they are related to improving company processes.

Tilde Machine Translation Solution for Improving Competitiveness of the Latvian Forestry Industry

The companies of the Latvian forestry industry export ~75% of what they produce, and this number has been increasing in the past few years. Because of multilingual communication and documentation, the Tilde language technology company has developed a specialised forestry industry machine translator for translating various industry texts from Latvian into English and vice versa in a more efficient and quality manner. The machine translator is unable to fully replace human work; however, in the case of complex and lengthy texts, it can create a high quality draft, thus facilitating the translator’s work. The specialised Tilde solution creates texts with 10% higher quality than those created by non-specialised translation tools. The translation tool is available for free to anyone on the Tilde website.

Estonian Artificial Intelligence Helps People Learn Faster

The Estonian-made solution Lingvist aims to make the learning process 10 times faster. Currently, it focuses on expanding foreign language vocabulary. Artificial intelligence replicates the way the human memory stores and forgets information in the learning process. The knowledge mapping technology measures the student’s knowledge before beginning the learning process. The machine learning algorithms identify which words the student should practice more and when it is time to introduce new words. The solution adapts to every individual’s experience.

Tet Uses Data-Based Solutions to Improve Services

Data-based services is one of Tet’s principal development directions, with the company using algorithms both for improving existing services and creating new, innovative offers. Besides the well-known machine learning solution Anete – the virtual assistant, or chatbot – the company now offers the artificial intelligence solution CLAARA. It is an online TV advertising and audience analytics tool that records and summarises TV channel advertising data and audience statistics in real time, as they are broadcast. The tool compiles data using video vision. Whereas, to offer content recommendations to viewers of Shortcut Films and Shortcut Premiere, Tet uses its own prediction tool.

RIGA COMM is an annual IT and business event organised by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 for entrepreneurs of the manufacturing and service sectors, all management levels of government institutions and organisations, as well as professionals. It is a chance to learn about the latest offers from digital service providers and product manufacturers from the Baltics and other countries, consult with knowledgeable specialists and choose the most suitable solutions for your organisation together. Ticket price is EUR 20, which will increase as the event approaches.

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RIGA COMM 2019 Human + Intelligent Machine Conference

The Internet of Things, the use of Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data transmission development nowadays significantly impact the daily lives of human beings and foster innovations in almost every field. At the beginning of the year, the organisers of the Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM invited industry experts and speakers of the previous years to evaluate the technological development and forecast the trends of 2019. We offer you to take a look at a few of them!

Everyone is welcome to discuss the recent developments in the field in what is already the 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM 2019, which will take place on 10 and 11 October.

5G Internet promotes digitalisation in all sectors; opportunity for Latvia to take the lead

Manufacturers are promising to offer the first 5G devices already this year, and Latvian telecommunications operators are also planning to develop the first 5G networks this year. Aleksandrs Sigajevs, Manager of Innovative Solutions at Latvian Mobile Telephone, points out that the next generation 5G mobile network will not simply mean even faster internet: “It is designed as a very stable wireless internet connection with a very low delay so that it can be relied on in automated production facilities, in unmanned cars driving in the traffic, and by patients receiving remote medical aid.” A. Sigajevs points out that 5G will promote digitisation in virtually every industry, and that Latvia has all the technological advantages, as well as the smart people needed to become a leader.

Artificial intelligence will also operate in Latvian

The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning allows organisations that have a lot of data to use them more efficiently: for financial institutions – to assess the risks associated with clients and transactions; for commercial companies – to customise their offer according to customer preferences; for doctors – to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose the most appropriate treatment approach. For successful development of the field in Latvia, solutions in machine translation from/to Latvian, speech recognition and speech synthesis are needed. The company Tilde has already developed the most important artificial intelligence technologies for the Latvian language, and this year they are planned to be implemented in various solutions. Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Head of the company, promises that we will meet more and more virtual assistants speaking Latvian in customer support, eliminating the need to call an operator.

Aldis Ērglis, Head of the Machine Learning Laboratory at Emergn, points to the new challenges related to the industry that all global specialists face: “There are highly developed artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for cases when a lot of data is available, so it was possible to create solutions with highly precise results, such as in image recognition or in the creation of recommendations for online stores and social networks. In 2019, one of the challenges will be creating solutions that can achieve high accuracy, even with a small amount of data.”

New challenges in cybersecurity from individual to national security

As technologies evolve, more and more opportunities arise for wrong-doers in cyberspace. Individuals and entrepreneurs need to be aware that it is no longer possible to protect their data and the IT systems of the company with the protection tools used so far – antiviruses, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, etc.

Andris Soroka, Executive Director of Data Security Solutions points out that “In 2019, in the field of cybersecurity, from the “dark side” we will witness IoT-based attacks, a competition between automatic attack tools equipped with AI and protection systems equipped with AI, incidents caused by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), geopolitical incidents within the digital space and information wars, as well as increasingly sophisticated targeted attacks, identity theft and global data leaks.”

Kirils Solovjovs, the leading researcher and IT security expert at possible.lv also points out that entrepreneurs continue to adjust their behaviour to the General Data Protection Regulation. “In recent years, entrepreneurs have been tempted to collect data about their customers, even if data collection is not profitable (yet). However, this year’s data leaks caused by hackers and computer viruses will encourage the storage of only the necessary data.

State-sponsored cyberattacks are no less important to remember – China is still actively interested in opportunities for industrial espionage, and some experts have already named the hostile activities of Russia in the cyberspace of Latvia and other European countries a new “cold war””.

Business process automation will also improve the efficiency of medium and small businesses

Business Process Automation (BPA) allows one to reduce manual, time-consuming and costly tasks within a company and to replace them with automated processes that run faster and reduce operating costs. BPA allows organisations and professionals to do more meaningful and significant work, rather than devoting resources to tasks that are repetitive and monotonous. Maksims Jegorovs, Head of Accenture in Latvia predicts that this year, it will be the medium and small business sector which will focus more on data analysis and research: “There is still great potential in the field of data efficiency and use. There are some examples in this field, but the potential has not been reached, as the power of the data is valued more highly by large companies”.

Blockchain bubble has burst; solutions to real problems are expected

“The so-called Initial Coin Offering bubble has burst, and most of the counterfeit projects have died out, leaving only those projects that create real value,” says Konstantins Vasilenko, co-founder of Latvian Blockchain Association and Cryptocash.lv, and Executive Director of Paybis.com This year, the people employed in the industry, including in Latvia, will focus on the use of blockchain technology in real sectors and will try to solve real-life problems with blockchain technology. The University of Latvia’s Blockchain Pre-Accelerator is planning to bring in a second group of participants this year and to help young people create blockchain start-ups that will bring added value.

Latvian scientists are looking for practical applications of quantum computing

Quantum computing is becoming a field in which significant resources are invested. For example, this year Google announced the creation of a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, nearing the line beyond which quantum computers will no longer be able to be modelled, even on the most powerful traditional computer. Andris Ambainis, Head of the Quantum Computer Science Centre of the Faculty of Computing of the University of Latvia states that the most topical issue for Latvian scientists is – what can be calculated using these devices: “This issue is particularly topical for medium-sized, noisy quantum computers that do not reach the capacity of a full-fledged quantum computer, but can surpass any traditional computer in solving specific tasks, and which will be available in the coming years.”

The RIGA COMM fair is organised by the International Exhibition Company BT 1.

RIGA COMM 2019 Fintech Conference
RIGA COMM 2019 Internet of Things Conference
RIGA COMM 2019 Digital Marketing Stage
RIGA COMM 2019 Cognizant Future of Work Stage

Will robots and smart machines take away work from people? How will we work in the future? What professions will exist in 10-20 years? How can artificial intelligence already be used by companies? find answers to these and other questions on October 11 and 12 during the Machine Learning Practical Application Conference and Cognizant Future of Work stage events of RIGA COMM 2018.

 

Has the victory lap of smart machines already started?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions are increasingly appearing in the business environment – starting from digital assistants helping to improve the customer service (May be you have already talked to the Lattelecom chatbot Anete or the virtual assistant Una of the Register of Enterprises!) to individual solutions in various fields, ensuring separate functions that were previously only performed by a person.

 

The next machine learning development stage has started! Nowadays, artificial intelligence is used not only by such technology giants as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Baidu, Alibaba and Amazon but also by small companies. This can be seen on October 11 at the Machine Learning Practical Application Conference. “We have also gone a step further! The conference this year is dedicated to the practical use of these technologies, which can already be introduced into companies today, including the forecasting of invoice paying or a digital assistant for the improvement of the customer service process”, points out the Head of Intelligent Machines Riga and the Conference Moderator Aldis Ērglis.

 

Robot – an enemy or an assistant

The fact that artificial intelligence is rapidly entering our daily life is enjoyed by people on the one hand, as it improves the quality of life, but on the other hand, it also makes us more concerned than ever. People are scared that robots and smart machines will take away their work. Changes, however, may not be escaped, and artificial intelligence changes the way we will continue to work. “People will most likely work in cooperation with artificial intelligence as a person stands behind each robot. The work will not be taken away by the machines but rather by super productive people using smart machines and thus they will be able to do the work of 10 people by themselves”, thinks Aldis Ērglis.

 

Zane Čūskulēna (5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work in Latvia), Elīna Ingelandi (The Future of Work is Creative), Oļegs Ņikitins (The Future-proof Office) and other excellent lecturers at RIGA COMM will discuss how the technological achievements, demographic changes and globalization will affect the labour market in the future, what skills and knowledge the current pupils and students will require to successfully compete in the labour market and many other topics. The practical classes will also be organized on the Cognizant Future of Work stage! The conference and events on the Cognizant Future of Works stage will take place in English. If you wish to hear, see and participate – come to “RIGA COMM 2018” in Ķīpsala!

 

RIGA COMM will also host a CEO Forum, Financial Technologies Conference, 3rd Internet of Things Conference, Productivity Conference, Blockchain Conference, Practical 3D Conference and the Smart Human Resource Management Conference.This year’s exposition will be even more extensive and displayed in both exhibition centre halls. More information: www.rigacomm.com

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RIGA COMM is organised by the International Exhibition Company BT 1.

 

Collaboration partners: Bank Citadele, Microsoft, Cognizant, Proact IT Latvia, ALSO Latvia, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, EIT Digital, Smart HR Latvija, Sem.lv, ExportScene, Gedvillo Consulting, Mailigen, Latvian Blockchain Association, Intelligent Machines Riga, Botwiser.

 

The exhibition will take place on 11 and 12 October from 10:00 to 18:00 at the International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala.

 

The current ticket price – EUR 25. Ticket prices will increase during the event. Tickets may be purchased on the website of the fair www.rigacomm.com or on BezRindas.lv.

ALSO Latvia is one of the leading Latvian Information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, consumer electronics and telecom products wholesalers.

RIGA COMM 2018 visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest offers of different IT solutions: from complex network and artificial intelligence devices to the trending accessories. Our guests will be able to test computer performance, verify the compliance of IT equipment and to observe proactive activities in nature.

Any visitor will be able to talk with leading industry experts to find suitable solutions for their business needs.

 

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RIGA COMM H2020 BROKERAGE EVENT

 

The RIGA COMM 2018 Brokerage offers business contacts to industry, science and research professionals who are looking for potential partners in Latvia and other countries to build successful consortium, find partners or coordinator for project proposal submission in Horizon 2020.

RIGA COMM is the only IT and business solution fair in the Baltic States. This year, it will take place on 11 and 12 October at the International Exhibition Centre in Riga The goal of the exhibition is to encourage modernization of companies, organizations, state and municipal institutions for more effective operation. The content of the exhibition is suitable for entrepreneurs and executives of all fields.

Attending this B2B event will give you easy access to scientists and enterprises in the various fields of Horizon 2020 related topics

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

FOCUS

Latest trends in IT solutions and technologies
Short, sharp 19 minute meetings to foster effective networking
Get to know your potential partners for Horizon 2020 project

 

FOR WHOM?

 

AGENDA

10:15 – 10:25 Opening

10:30 – 11:00 ICT sector in Horizon 2020

11:05 – 11:35 Possibilities for Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Horizon 2020

11:40 – 12:10 Success story of SME’s participation in AR/AI related calls in Horizon 2020

12:15 – 12:45 Success story of Academic representative in AR/AI related calls in Horizon 2020

12:50 – 13:00 Q&A

13:00 – 14:00 Coffee break

14:00 – 17:00 B2B

 

Online registration

By Aldis Ērglis, Intelligent Machines Riga

 

Large countries like USA and China officially announced that they have AI (Artificial Intelligence) strategy, some countries like the United Arab Emirates have even state minister of AI (https://futurism.com/uae-minister-artificial-intelligence). Recently France president Emmanuel Macron in a large interview for Wired (https://www.wired.com/story/emmanuel-macron-talks-to-wired-about-frances-ai-strategy) also announced that France will have state strategy for AI. Macron stated that focus areas in AI for France are Health Care and Mobility (self-driving cars and workforce mobility). He also speaks about open data and even open algorithms for political and regulatory processes in the country.

 

It seems that AI field is changing from previous technological development dominance by Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and a wide range of other companies to practical use cases in business and even in politics and governance.

 

I expected that first we will hear widely about AI strategy for almost every company but there are some AI strategies on country level already.

 

Of course, my question is about small countries, like Latvia with less than 3 million people and tens of similar size countries over the world. Are we too small for own AI development and need to wait for developments in larger countries and use what they give us? Or should we come with an initiative to create European Union AI strategy for all EU members? In France example, we see that large countries will go forward by themselves.

 

To answer to question about AI strategy for the small country, we need to step back and think about what is AI strategy? According to Michael Porter strategy is a way how we make a focus on what we spend resources and how we differentiate – create unique proposition. AI Strategy is how we spend resources in the field of AI development to make a unique proposition for people and business. Therefore, a small country must have their own AI Strategy because resources are very limited and secondly it will be very hard to differentiate by using large country developments without local specifics.

 

State priorities in AI field could be education or transportation or health care or state services or something else. The small country probably can’t focus on more than one field. Therefore, it must be selected carefully and well linked to country development strategy.

 

The state must define AI strategy to start creating state AI ecosystem linked with scientific organizations and businesses locally and internationally. To be an equal partner on global AI field small countries need to offer something very unique (unique developments, unique experience), very specific niche solution and well developed what usually means an investment of resources, real-life approbation, and communication. Therefore, the decision must be prepared carefully.

 

Latvia could be a leader in AI solutions in the fields of forest management, ecological agriculture, export development, e-government, and others if starts to invest in it right now and try to implement solutions in real life acquiring experience what will be equally exchanged with experience of other countries in future.

 

Visit the RIGA COMM 2018 Machine Learning Practical Application Conference on 11 October to find out more.

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By Aldis Ērglis, Intelligent Machines Riga

 

We are already experiencing an impact of Machine Learning approach in business. We see it in Google search, on Amazon or Netflix recommendations. It means companies with large data amounts can feed learning algorithms with right data and get amazing results in decision making or decision support field.

 

Machines will learn faster and more accurately than humans for sure, and we are not talking about smart Robocop, AI like machines but even simple statistical algorithms, like described in Daniel Kahneman, HBR article Noise – https://hbr.org/2016/10/noise. Even more, most of algorithms and models are available and most are for free, like more than 12000 R packages available on the internet.

 

So, technically all companies can start using Machine Learning to create additional products and services, add intelligence to existing products and services or reduce costs by automation even in decision-making field but mostly in decision preparation for decision makers.

 

Why cannot all companies do that? Because Machine Learning needs a lot of good quality data to learn right things. Few companies are already collecting or let say mining data from their processes, customers, employees, and systems for Machine Learning purpose. And believe or now for good ML different data is needed. For example, to analyse and learn from processes you need the collect duration of operations instead of date and time of state. That is different data than ERP currently collecting because the purpose of data is different. So, it means to implement Machine Learning we need to rethink all data we are collecting and start collect data for ML purpose. Sources of data will be behind your organization boundaries, additionally to data inside the organization you need to collect data from the internet about your customer – using Competitive Intelligence approach and so on.

 

Is data a new Oil? Forbes argues in the recent article (https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/03/05/heres-why-data-is-not-the-new-oil/#1af3b1973aa9) that data is not new Oil. Maybe comparing very precisely it is not. But I see some analogies that will help business leaders to think about data in the better way. To run the economy as we use a lot of raw materials, oil is needed, and during years we found how to discover, get, and use oil. The same idea with data, you can’t use any data you have, you need to discover, build up mining process, control quality, distribute it and use for the right purpose. Not all oil we can get from earth is usable so the data even more.

 

I see that organizations will be under pressure to change their mind because of competitive advantage of using ML. So, companies need to start with thinking how ML can help achieve business strategy and create ML strategy. ML strategy will show in what areas, processes you need to collect good data. And even if you are not doing any ML, find out and start collecting data, it will take time and will not be possible to do it overnight. So, collecting right data is your competitive advantage.

 

Visit the RIGA COMM 2018 Machine Learning Practical Application Conference on 11 October to find out more.

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On November 9, 2017, during the exhibition “RIGA COMM 2017” in Ķīpsala, “Executive Forum” will be held. It is the only platform for discussion organized by Latvian IT professionals, which brings together the most knowledgeable IT experts, business people and other industry representatives for the fourth year. This year, the forum will discuss the latest cloud computing and cyber security solutions, artificial intelligence, and the development of the financial technology sector – the most significant current industry developments in the world.

 

“Many technologies are still at an early stage, but their potential is beyond doubt. Increasingly, mergers and convergence of technologies are being observed, which are continuing to create new industry platforms. Only those who will adapt to change and learn to identify in a timely manner the potential of new technologies will be able to compete. Therefore, the forum aims to build a knowledgeable and powerful Latvian IT community, which, following the world’s trends, could implement them in management processes of Latvian enterprises, organizations and institutions,” says Dmitrijs Šarafutdinovs, CEO of Proact IT Latvia.

 

The forum will cover seven topics that will be discussed by experts from both foreign countries and Latvia. One of the central topics of the forum is related to the financial sector and the changes brought about by information technology. Sanda Liepiņa, the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks, Eduards Bezprozvanovs, the Chief Technology Officer at the peer-to-peer lending platform TWINO, and representatives of leading leasing and insurance companies will discuss the future of the financial industry.

 

Robin Crohns, the Senior Sales Engineer for cybersecurity at Splunk, will present cyber security operations centres and capabilities to analyse and automate security in real time. He has more than 15 years of experience in identity and access management, security information management, data loss prevention and encryption, as well as in other security related areas. Splunk is one of the leading cyber security companies that helps companies detect and combat cyber security in real time.

 

Agnis Jakubovičs, the Founder and CEO of the local technology company Apply, will talk about today’s reality – artificial intelligence and company’s benefits of using, for example, artificial vision. “Artificial vision is not a distant future dream, it’s available today. Robots are able to determine where the TV commercials start and end, and what has been advertised, as well as to recognize objects and their structure, but very soon they will be able to count not only the number of visitors to a supermarket but determine their gender, age and race,” reveals Jakubovičs. He has been in the IT industry for 20 years and has worked as a programmer, analyst and project manager before setting up his company.

 

The forum will also discuss current issues in cloud computing, trends in social engineering and cyber security, as well as blockchain technology.

 

“Executive Forum” is a discussion platform for business people, IT and other industry executives created by IT executives on the growing role of information technology in management processes of any organization. The content of the platform for the fourth year has been developed by IT executives who have analysed the industry’s most important development trends in advance. Executive forum is organized by Proact IT Latvia. Register to the forum by October 27 on http://exe4um.lv/registracija-exe4um-2017. Entry to the forum is free of charge to all “RIGA COMM 2017” visitors.

 

Proact is Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud service provider. The state-of-the-art data storage, virtualization, networking and security solutions offered by the company help organizations around the world reduce operational risks and costs, while fostering flexibility, productivity and efficiency. Proact Company has provided services to 3,500 customers, implemented more than 5,000 projects worldwide, and currently holds 100 petabytes of data in the cloud. The company was founded in 1994 and employs 800 employees in 15 countries in Europe and North America.

 

 

“EXECUTIVE FORUM” AGENDA

10:00 Registration
10:30 Opening of the Forum
10:35 PANEL DISCUSSION | My data centre in the cloud or the cloud in my data centre? (EN)
12:00 Online analytics tools for a cyber security team (EN)
12:30 Artificial intelligence – today’s reality and future vision (LV)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break/exhibition
14:00 Who wins what? Cyber security trends in the fight with social engineering (EN *tbc)
14:30 Blockchain technology – a digital paradigm shift? (EN/RU *tbc)
15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION | The future of the financial sector in the digital context (LV/EN *tbc)
16:30 Closing
17:00 Evening programme