The VSC Industry day is organised for the first time to create awareness about the potential of HPC for industry and to help firms overcome the hurdles to use supercomputing. We are proud to present an exciting program with success stories of European HPC centres that successfully collaborate with industry and testimonials of some Flemish firms who already have discovered the opportunities of large scale computing. The day ends with a networking hour allowing time for informal discussions.

Program - Next-generation supercomputing in Flanders: value creation for your business!

13.00-13.30

Registration

13.30-13.35

Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dr Colin Whitehouse (chair)

13.35-13.45

The importance of High Performance Computing for future science, technology and economic growth
Prof. Dr Bart De Moor, Herculesstichting

13.45-14.05

The 4 Forces of Change for Supercomputing
Cliff Brereton, director Hartree Centre (UK)

14.05-14.25

The virtual Engineering Centre and its multisector virtual prototyping activities
Dr Gillian Murray, Director UK virtual engineering centre (UK)

14.25-14.45

How SMEs can benefit from High-Performence-Computing
Dr Andreas Wierse, SICOS BW GmbH (D)

14.45-15.15

Coffeebreak

15.15-15.35

European HPC landscape- its initiatives towards supporting innovation and its regional perspectives
Serge Bogaerts, HPC & Infrastructure Manager, CENAERO (B)
Belgian delegate to the Prace Council

15.35-15.55

Big data and Big Compute for Drug Discovery & Development of the future
Dr Pieter Peeters, Senior Director Computational Biology, Janssen R&D (B)

15.55-16.15

HPC key enabler for R&D innovation @ Bayer CropScience
Filip Nollet, Computation Life Science Platform
Architect Bayer Cropscience (B)

16.15-16.35

How becoming involved in VSC: mechanisms for HPC industrial newcomers
Dr Marc Luwel, Herculesstichting

16.35-17.05

Q&A discussion
Panel/chair

17.05-17.15

Closing
Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister of Economics and Innovation

17.15-18.15 Networking reception