Our annual look into the future of IT, with the best speakers, great topics and huge crowd

Parker Hotel Diegem, 20 September 2018

Full-day conference with 8 thought-provoking speakers (9.30-17.30h)
+ Open discussion on the Future of AI and Robotics: Should we Regulate AI ? (19.00-20.30h)

Location: Parker Hotel Brussels Airport (Diegem)


8.30-9.30h: Welcome, Coffee/Tea, Networking


Disruption and IT: What is the IT for the Day After Tomorrow?
How to survive in times of radical innovation




Humanized Health Care in the Digital Era: Fagron's Global Digital Transformation Manager will guide you through the future and disruption of health care as we know it today:


How blockchain can enhance data sharing and collaboration in air cargo communities




The Future of IT is Hyper-ScalabilITy: Forget being disruptive and innovative. The real question is: are you hyper-scalable ?

Walking Lunch Buffet

Great Food & a Giant Networking Opportunity




The Future is Data-Centric. Data is a core element in your company strategy, but do you properly manage it and unlock its true, compliant value? Jan explains several steps in becoming data-centric.


AI Essentials & Case Study: The future of IT is AI. What is it, how can you use it, and how is VDAB using deep learning to match jobs and profiles




Using AI, Chatbots and Conversational Interfaces on a Large Scale

RON TOLIDO (Capgemini)

Power to the People – the DIY Revolution will be Live





Rise of the Robots: Should we Regulate AI ? Patrick examines the new European legal initiatives to tackle AI and robotic automation in the digital society and workplace. Excellent presentation, followed by Q&A and discussion.




We hope you will have enjoyed the day. Go back to your company, pass on the messages and apply what you have learned.



Peter Hinssen


Peter Hinssen is one of Europe's thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. He has a focus on the consumer adoption of technology, on the impact of the networked digital society and on the alignment between Business and IT. Peter founded Nexxworks in 2014.

Peter is currently involved as a coach to executives to develop perspectives on the future and how to drive innovation. He is also a board advisor on subjects related to innovation and IT. He develops executive education workshops and awareness sessions to bring business challenges with IT solutions, and to leverage the innovation potential of IT. 

Dimitri Lambrecht


Dimitri Lambrecht is Global Digital Transformation Manager at Fagron, a market leader in pharmaceutical compounding. He is responsible for the development and execution of the Fagron digital business development strategy.

He continuously examines, identifies and initiates e-business opportunities in line with Fagron's business goals and ambitions.

Paul Delbar


Paul Delbar is a Solution Architect at Nallian. He started his career in software development before joining i2 Technologies (now JDA), where he ran the EMEA Customer Service organisation. After running an online fundraising platform startup, his supply chain background and a passion for solving business issues brought him to Nallian, where he is responsible for solution architecture and product management.

Omar Mohout


Omar Mohout, currently Entrepreneurship Fellow at Sirris, is a former technology entrepreneur, a widely published technology author, C-level advisor to high growth startups as well as Fortune 500 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Omar is a keynote speaker and panelist on technology, entrepreneurship and innovation topics at leading conferences.

Jan Henderyckx


Jan Henderyckx is a highly-rated advisor, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management since 1986. He is the founder and managing partner of Inpuls cvba, a consulting company focussing on enabling data driven, compliant and sustainable business value creation.

Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He has advised internationally and in different industries on the setup of CDO and DPO roles. Based on these experiences Jan has defined an approach for bridging the gap between big data architectural blueprints and regulatory- and ethical compliant big data use cases.

Florian Goossens

Florian Goossens is the co-founder and project lead at, which brings the power of AI to business, from strategy to execution:

* Coming up with ideas and prioritising use cases * Building proof of concepts on real data * Deploying end-to-end AI solutions

At, Florian is the bridge between the team and the client. Before founding, Florian worked as a data scientist for several successful Belgian startups.

Ron Tolido


Ron Tolido is Senior Vice President of Capgemini's group CTO network. He is also Advisory & Architecture lead at Capgemini's global Insights & Data Practice. He is also a Director at The Open Group, a blogger for Capgemini's multiple award-winning CTO blog, and a frequent international speaker. He is also Lead author of Capgemini's TechnoVision and the global Application Landscape Reports, as well as a Digital Transformation ambassador.

Ron currently takes interest in the new data landscape, cognitive systems, API management, digital strategy, enterprise architecture, DevOps, application rationalization, disruptive technology and - above all - radical simplification.

Patrick Van Eecke

DLA Piper

Patrick Van Eecke, Lic.Iur., LL.M., is a lawyer and leads the e-business department of the international law firm DLA Piper, which has 4200 lawyers in 30 countries and more than 60 offices. Patrick Van Eecke is internationally recommended as one of the top lawyers in ICT law in Belgium.

Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as Solvay Business Institute, Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. Information Technology Law).

Bram Lerouge


Bram Lerouge is CEO of Doccle, thé Belgian platform where you receive, pay, share and store your administration in one place. More and more energy, telecom and water providers, health insurance, banks, government agencies, job agencies, hospitals, B2B retailers and industries are recognising the simplicity and safety of Doccle.

The Doccle platform is now used by 1.3 million users, doing approximately 100 million transactions every year with nearly 100 (and counting) business partners that have chosen the Doccle platform. Its use of artificial intelligence, chatbots and conversational interfaces will impact the every day life of a lot of Belgians.


Paid participants receive a free copy of these 2 brand new books thanks to these sponsors

Corporate Venturing 

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This book will guide you through the new phase of digitalization and help you to develop the mindset you need to keep your company ahead of the game in The Day After Tomorrow. Only then will you be able to successfully combine the most brilliant digital innovations with the most unique human skills.


Oswald is an all-in-one platform for creating conversational apps available in the cloud or on your premises.
Olivier & Georges will demonstrate several chatbots and speech assistants that were built using their cutting-edge chatbot platform.
Oswald is a Craftworkz venture, part of the Cronos Group.

Check out for further information on Oswald and an extensive online demonstration of its capabilities. 


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Phone: +32 (9) 241 56 13


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Innovation Center
Technologiepark 3
9052 Gent


Phone: +32 (0)9 241.56.13
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