Program 2018

Doors upen at 8h30. Lunch 13h00. End of speaker slots: 16h30.

Central Room

09:20
OPENING
Peter Buelens, Brewery of Ideas
09:30
How to stay young, hit re-fresh and re-imagine your business strategy
and culture to iterate, innovate or disrupt?

Olivier Van Duüren, The Dualarity Business Innovation
10:15
How will bitcoins, blockchains and cryptocurrencies shape our future?
Jean-Luc Verhelst, Author of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Beyond Technology Innovation
11:00
BREAK
11:30
Are China and the US outfoxing Europe in AI?
Rachel Alexander, Omina Technologies Technology Innovation
12:00
The art of launching tailor made corporate start-ups.
Pieter Van de Velde, Founding partner @ 9.5 Magnitude Ventures Business Innovation
12:30
It’s a Hybrid world and someone has to manage it
Greg Nice, Cloud Management Business Manager, NEMEA VMWare Business Innovation
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
The Future-proof Customer Experience Program @ DGZ Vlaanderen
Marga Van Laere, CEO Admiral Dynamics & Danny Geyssens, ICT Manager DGZ Customer Innovation
14:30
Technology as a leverage for having a positive impact?
Henri Jacobs, ForcIT Sustainable Innovation
15:00
Digital Business: Tomorrow is already here
Andy Bitterer, Chief Evangelist NEMEA SAP Business Innovation
15:30
BREAK
16:00
Separating the hype from reality
Omar Mohout, Entrepreneurship fellow Customer Innovation
16:30
What does innovation mean for SMEs?
Jeroen De Wit, CEO Teamleader Business Innovation
17:00
CLOSING DRINK

Riverside Room

09:30
AI – Digitization as usual?
Johan Loeckx, AI Lab, VUB Technology Innovation
10:00
Captain Einstein: Virtual Reality meets Relativity
Karel Van Acoleyen, Theoretical physicist, Ghent University Technology Innovation
10:30
Applying Artificial Intelligence in the real world. Is it really that complicated?
Martin Canter, Elvis Ndah & Pawan Dhakal, Omina Technologies Technology Innovation
11:00
BREAK
11:30
The interface of the future with Oswald
Deevid De Meyer, Craftworkz Technology Innovation
12:00
Putting AI to work in your marketing automation
Niko Nelissen, Founder Blendr.io Technology Innovation
12:30
Smart manufacturing through self-learning systems, are you ready for Software 2.0?
Xander Steenbrugge, Head of Applied research, ML6 Technology Innovation
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
How can companies protect intellectual property in the cloud?
Kim Gagné, Executive Director, European Cloud Alliance Technology Innovation
14:30
How do I get my start-up in the next growth phase?
Robin Geers, Co-author of Start-up Survival Business Innovation
15:00
Time Well Spent & Convenient Technology
Stef Nimmegeers, co-founder Bothrs Customer Innovation
15:30
BREAK
16:00
How to tackle the 7 most common mistakes companies make in Digital Transformation
Eric Lippens, founder @ NoNoMa Customer Innovation
16:30
What makes companies highly successful in digital commerce, and what makes them fail?
Henrik Feld-Jakobsen, Head of strategy, Vaimo Business Innovation
17:00
CLOSING DRINK

Upper Room

09:30
Methodologies for assessing, building and executing your Artificial Intelligence strategy.
Jos Polfliet, Head of Applied AI, Faction XYZ Technology Innovation
10:00
The Importance of Creating Impact through Digital Word of Mouth
Patrick De Pauw, CEO, Social Seeder Customer Innovation
10:30
The language of the New Generation of Parents (NGP’s), is it hard?
Anne Cornut & Ingrid Renders, Maison Slash Customer Innovation
11:00
BREAK
11:30
How to build a future-proof organisation in 7 steps
Jo Caudron, Duval Union Consulting Business Innovation
12:00
Digital Transformation: Empowering People!
Marc Crauwels, Founder & CDO Admiral Dynamics Business Innovation
12:30
How to use the Innovation Matrix to build up innovation capabilities
Nick De Mey, Creative Director, Board of Innovation Business Innovation
13:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
From app to Telco
Koen Vermeire & Ignaz Wanders, Contribute Group Business Innovation
14:30
Give your staff a motivation boost in a short time: how do you do that?
Dieter De Vos, Hallelujah! Business Innovation
15:00
From chaos to roadmap: how to map your digital journey?
Carine Lucas, Lead Expert Agoria Business Innovation
15:30
BREAK
16:00
How Digital Transformation was embraced by a larger media company and we will give insight in major challenges
Greg Nice, Cloud Management Business Manager, NEMEA VMWare Business Innovation
16:30
How do you make sure a great idea gets executed?
Robert-Jan Van Espelo, Business Innovation Director Oracle Europe Business Innovation
17:00
CLOSING DRINK