I’m Erik Diris from Bilzen (BE). I constructed this site more as a trial than as a real site. However, on this site I try to share information about the things that occupy me in my professional and recreational endeavors.

Previously working at a Hospital, then for a technology Enterprise, after this a global logistics Enterprise, and now for a Maintenance, Repair, Operations (MRO) multinational which supplies unique added value services to the industry with smart tech….

Trying to focus on IT-Business Alignment.
Focus on my teams and trying to optimize internal processes.

Operational Excellence is the goal.

Trying to build a working environment that augments creativity and innovation. Ultimately completing several A.I. implementations.

Blog Posts by Date

Some posts by date.

These posts hold some information about what occupies me, drives and stimulates me, helps me in my job and I hope some of the posted info might help you in ome way or another.

May 2024


What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

(2019-06-15) Started reading this book. Interesting, however bit ‘holistic’ for my brain.. Will finish it eventually… This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains “happy” leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own …

The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

(2019-05-30) A must read for ICT Managers to keep up with the latest trends. Even though you might have studied it at University. For me it has been a while… Today’s top companies undergo the most significant transformation since industrialization. Artificial Intelligence disrupts industries, the way we work, think, interact. Gartner predicts that by 2020 AI will …

Martial Arts

Worked hard to earn a 3rd degree Black Belt (San Dan) in Nihon Jiu Jitsu. Please visit this site for more information… (www.ito-okita.be)

Check out the ‘build confidence’ movie. Most of the members of the martial arts school are actors in it… (the 3rd one)

CIO o/t Y2020 contest

In december 2020, my team @Dexis Belgium and I, we won the Belgian ICT/Digital Project of the Year 2020. (cfr: Data News CIO Of The Year) Congrats to my colleagues. Top Job.

We enhanced our ERP system and BPM with 7 artificial neural networks with +500 Million input parameters. Supporting 4 languages with specific technical vocabulary. Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing are the keywords here.

Even though it was a technical challenge, the change management was equally tough. Very glad I could count on several business stakeholders to roll out this project.

It was very hard for co-workers to trust a machine because it makes decisions and assigns tasks to them based on technical expertise and availability (workload).

To find out more see the links to DataNews (NL) , Made in Limburg (NL) , Famous Relations (NL) , Automation-Magazine (FR) , Digimedia (EN) , Channel Belgium (EN)

If you are wondering why our project is called Phoebe, well here is why: Phoebe is a Greek mythological titan. The goddess of ‘clear intellect’. She was the 3rd goddess to protect the Oracle of Delphi. Thinking of Oracle of Delphi, I think about premonitions, intelligence, prophesies, something magical. In the mind of an IT’er , the link to Artificial Intelligence is easily made. Or, am I too nerdy ?