Speakers

Wim Vanderstraeten - Co-founder Creando.be 

Specialized in creating a future perspective for organizations and transforming those organizations to become future proofed. He is focussed on how organizations achieve results internally and in collaboration. He will share his vision & experiences in how to build high performance teams in a changing environment. 

Topic: Collaboration in the workspace of tomorrow

The market is evolving, our business models are transforming, but also the way we work is changing. How will we organize our work in the future? How can we leverage and deliver better results in a digital economy?

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Jan De Clippeleer

Senior intrapreneur and serial entrepreneur with a background in Research & Development, Services and Operations in high-tech industries and IT, focusing on Knowledge, Innovation and Change Management. Now working for EYNovation (Ernst & Young).

Topic: Open Innovation - State of the Union

Innovation is key to sustained corporate success. Innovative firms grow twice as fast, both in employment and sales, as firms that fail to innovate.  Despite a gradual upwards trend in innovation performance, further efforts are needed to ensure Europe’s global competitiveness though. Jan will zoom in specifically on corporate-startup collaboration, illustrate with practical examples, and reflect on best practices and lessons learned.

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Jurgen Coetsiers

Techie with deep market knowledge that also does excellent Marketing speak. Combined with enthusiasm & drive. Specialties: deep knowledge of IT industry. Database, Application Server & Security expertise. Architectures, IOT, Big Data, AWS, Azure, GCP, Cloudflare, innovation, startups, ... 

Topic: AI (Artificial Intelligence) – what’s cooking ?

From beating us at the game of GO, to recreating paintings by Van Gogh, algorithms are all around us. Artificial Intelligence is no longer science fiction as we are witnessing breakthrough after breakthrough. What most of these innovations have in common is that they make use of a technique called “deep learning.”

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Frédéric Martin

Frédéric brings broad experience and fresh views in advanced marketing, new business models, digital business, digital collaboration. 

Topic: Business Transformation & Digital Strategies

Augment your business by developing 4 market-centric drivers x 4 business-centric drivers x 4 game-changing habits.

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Andrea Strohmayr

Andrea support leaders, change teams and HR professionals in making organizational development happen & running successful change processes – all with one goal: Creating places where people love to work and designing authentic employer brands.

Stephanie Berger

Stephanie supports businesses in developing a human-centered focus and thus making happy customers and engaged employees. This can mean understanding the 'Why' of your customer or helping you uncover the existing culture and shaping a new innovative work environment.

Topic (Andrea + Stephanie) : Facilitation on Work/Life Balance using Liberating Structures 

Liberating Structures are refreshing, easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust between people. They instantly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn effective facilitation techniques for interaction and conversation in small and large groups. 

Mixel Kiemen

Mixel has been deeply involved in the digital transformation area, starting with R&D project on augmented reality and Artificial Intelligence, but quickly moved to platforms for collective intelligence. With 15 years of research experience on developing platforms and four years of business experience as an entrepreneur, he is particularly interested in large complex challenges, like scaling agile for corporates, developing all kind of custom platforms, etc.

Topic: Digital Wolves change Digital rivers

During 2005-2010 we saw open innovation around the project Drupal and then it stopped. To understand the dynamics, Mixel interviewed the entrepreneurs who started the business ecosystem.  It turned out none of the entrepreneurs knew the open innovation policy and they didn’t like it at all. So we had self-organizing innovation by the direct effect of the war on talent. 

Analysing how open innovation could have emerged when it was not a policy brings us to the concept of how wolves change rivers. Reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park enriched the ecosystem incredibly. Wolfs pushed the coyotes out. That in turn shifts the odds of survival for coyote prey such as hares, young deer and small rodents. These small animals turn out great maintenance workers for the forest. The regenerating forests stabilized the banks of the river. This is why wolves are key-species leading to trophic cascades. In the digital ecosystem the entrepreneurs are the digital wolves and key-species, while Drupal was the digital rivier as an example will make clear. Even the negative effect of trophic cascade got recognised once corporations entered the ecosystem after 2010, pushing the entrepreneurs out. In the spirit of failing forward, Mixel will end this talk by reasoning on how to increase resilience of the digital ecosystem and understand how spiral dynamics can bring us to integrating corporations in next faces.

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Carl Danneels

Agile Business Transformer, Coach and Trainer. His drive is to help (international) organizations – SME’s, Corporates as well as Startups - to become truely ambidextrous (reconciling exploitation and exploration) through their adoption of business agility.

Topic: The Ambidextrous Organisation

The Roman god Janus had two sets of eyes—one pair focusing on what lay behind, the other on what lay ahead. General managers and corporate executives should be able to relate. They, too, must constantly look backward, attending to the products and processes of the past, while also gazing forward, preparing for the innovations that will define the future. This mental balancing act can be one of the toughest of all managerial challenges—it requires executives to explore new opportunities even as they work diligently to exploit existing capabilities—and it’s no surprise that few companies do it well. The Ambidextrous Organization addresses this challenge.

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Dirk Creado

Technology venture capital executive/consultant

Topic: Investment and funding trends in the new decade

We explore together what is living in business areas that are heavily investing in their future (mobility, energy, waste, security, financial services, …), which technologies are involved (EV, nuclear fusion, recycling, blockchain, marketing communication …) and how this is an answer to innovative and changing business models. I present observations and trends from the point of view of funding, how companies attract the necessary investment dollars and working capital to execute their changing strategy.

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