Smart Enterprise Architecture In A VUCA World

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18:00 - 22:00


Orange Business Services, Brussels

18.00 Registration and welcome drink

18.30 Welcome by CIOforum

by Freddy Van den Wyngaert, Chairman CIOforum

18.35 Introduction partners

by Alok Roy, AVP and Head of Infrastructure Services HCL France & Benelux & by Joris Duysens, Head of Sales Orange Belux

18.45 Summary Masterclass   

by Luc Verbist, CIO De Persgroep & Kees van Rein, Country Operations Manager HeidelbergCement

19.05 Bekaert Case

by Bart Vandecapelle, CIO Bekaert

Bart is responsible for the worldwide IT Strategy, covering IT infrastructure as well as IT applications, project delivery as well as support. The IT team at Bekaert serves more than 6000 users in manufacturing & sales locations in EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The resource pool is strongly supported by outsourced teams, where Bekaert aims at building strong partnerships with a limited set of strategic outsourcing partners. Bart is a Commercial Engineer with an additional degree in IT management and was appointed CIO of Bekaert in March 2009. He has held various IT and finance positions since he joined Bekaert in 1989, and as CIO he is reporting to the CFO of the Bekaert Group.

19.45 De Persgroep Case

by Luc Verbist, CIO De Persgroep and Isabel Van Mele, Enterprise Architect De Persgroep

Luc, a graduate civil engineer construction started his career as underwriter of technical insurances at Mercator, Antwerp. 5 Years later he moved to the publishing industry at Corelio, Brussels. He was responsible for information management in the commercial department and managed related ICT projects. Then he moved to the ICT department were he became responsible for all ICT projects. After 10 years, Luc changed from industry sector and switched to IBM as CIO.Since 18 years he works as CIO  for the Persgroep and has operational responsibility for the Belgian, Dutch and Danish activities. Luc is closely involved in the merger and acquisition strategy of De Persgroep and is leading the ICT integration of newly acquired businesses.

20.25 Closing & looking forward to our Open CIO Innovative Café on June 15

by Edwin D’hondt, Vice President IT Umicore

20.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

HCL is a $6.5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. HCL Technologies’ service offering includes IT infrastructure services, Systems Integration, Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications and BPO across a wide range of focused industry verticals. HCL team consists of over 105,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 34 countries across the globe.

Orange Business Services is a global IT and communications services provider, with services in 220 countries. We help companies collaborate more effectively, operate more efficiently and engage better with their customers, connecting their people, sites and machines securely and reliably.