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Nathanaël Ackerman

Lead, AI & Innovation Expert - AI4Belgium

Nathanaël Ackerman is the current lead of the AI4Belgium coalition. He is “AI & Innovation expert” at the Federal Public Service Policy and Support. Nathanaël has had a mixed public-private career : from research & teaching AI at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), to entrepreneurship. He was involved in the technology transfer at ULB for several years. In 2012, he was appointed as Director for Innovation and International Relations at Brussels Enterprise Agency (now hub.brussels). More recently, Nathanael has been appointed as Advisor for Innovation and AI (to Secretary of State Axelle Lemaire) for the French Government. He leaded the #France IA  strategic plan. And then co-founded and managed the Hub France Artificielle for 2 years, before coming back to Belgium, his native country, to do quite the same job : contribute to the national AI strategy, and implement it with the ecosystem. Nathanael is both graduated from Polytechnic School of Brussels, and Ecole Centrale Paris.

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