CIO Speaker’s Café

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18:00 - 20:00


Interoute, Leuvensesteenweg 573, Zaventem

Personal invitation only


Software defined networking, end user experience, moving to the cloud These are all hot topics you find on your plate every day! But, whats the value of SD WAN, SD DataCenter, Application Performance Management and other related buzz words for your company and for your users? Where are the pitfalls? What does this mean for your IT department? How  can you explain this to your CEO and business leaders? What does it mean to get contracts with KPI’s instead of SLA’s? Do you have to change the company processes?



17.30 Registration and welcome drink

18.00 Welcome by CIOforum
Erwin Verstraelen, Chairman CIOforum

18.05 Summary Masterclasses
Chris Borremans, CIO Komatsu Europe &
Cornelis van Rein, Country Operations Manager HeidelbergCement

18.15 ‘eXperience First’ 
Sonja Bevers, CEO Tam Tam Consulting
Keynote speaker – Debby Michels, Manager Global Contract & Supplier Management, Royal Friesland Campina
The Friesland Campina case: benefits on end user satisfaction

18.45 ESA: A Digital Agenda for Space
Keynote speaker – Gioacchino Buscemi, ESA (European Space Agency)
introduced by Michel Verwaerde, Country Manager Interoute Belux

19.15 Automated private cloud services: a customer case
Valerie Tanghe, Head of infrastructure services NRB

19.45 Closing & looking forward to our Year End Event on December 14th
Erwin Verstraelen, Chairman CIOforum

20.00 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks



 Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy  provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centres.


In 2016, The NRB Group realised total revenues of €317 million, employing over 2,000 collaborators. This positions the Group amongst the top 3 of the ICT sector in Belgium.

NRB offers a complete range of ICT services in four areas: consultancy, software, infrastructure & cloud services and managed staffing. Whereas NRB is mainly working for the public & social sector, the industry, energy & utilities and the financial sector within Belgium, Trasys International – that is part of NRB – focuses at European and International public organisations and corporations. 


Tam Tam Consulting is an independent and specialised consultancy company, with a mission to actively contribute to the success of as many organisations as possible by assisting them in organising their communications throughout Europe in an efficient and effective way. Our goal: “Managing your “communication” challenges and costs regardless the complexity.”