CIO Speaker’s Café – HR Day

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15:30 - 20:30


Salons Van Edel, Wilrijk

15.30 Welcome & registration CIO Speaker’s Café

16.00 Introduction of CIO Speaker’s Café by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum & CIO UZA

16.15 Integrating three brands and establishing strategic partnerships within a thriving ecosystem maximizes the convenience of the HR journeys, by Nicolas Van Kerschaver, the Chief Information and Digital Officer at Liantis

Nicolas spearheads this remarkable digital transition, placing customer experience at the forefront and is driven by four essential ingredients that have shaped Liantis into the innovative powerhouse it is today.
First, Liantis has embraced common strategic goals, shifting their focus from merely delivering software to achieving tangible digital results. This approach has engaged the entire organization, fostering a unified vision and propelling them towards success.
Second, the pursuit of the perfect customer journey. Through meticulous digital product management, Liantis has optimized their processes, resulting in a great enhancement of the customer experience.
Recognizing the pivotal role of talent, Liantis has placed a strong emphasis on talent development and people involvement. Attracting and nurturing the right individuals has been instrumental in driving the company’s transition forward. Liantis has cultivated an environment that encourages growth and enables their talented workforce.
Lastly, Liantis has harnessed state-of-the-art technology and fostered an agile organizational culture. This strategic combination empowers them to swiftly adapt to market changes and execute their digital transformation with utmost efficiency and effectiveness.
Under the visionary leadership of Nicolas, Liantis has embarked on a journey, redefining the way they operate and interact with customers. By prioritizing customer journey and leveraging cutting-edge technology, Liantis is revolutionizing the industry.

16.55 Assessing, training, coaching and building career plans with XPLUS by Laurent Cornet, XPLUS Academy leader and Bénédicte Benoit, Director Digital Solutions Ageas

Many companies face the challenge attracting the right IT resources. Additionally, it is complex to match the maturity level of a candidate to a given role. As IT professionals know, success in performance not only depends on the technical skillset, but even more on several non-technical competencies. To address this challenging HR question, XPLUS Academy is using an own developed approach consisting of Assess, Train, Mentor/Coach based on the Dreyfus model. XPLUS Academy provides this method successfully also to its customers. Multiple clients have used this way of assessing, educating and mentoring candidates to bring employees to a higher maturity level. The client AGEAS has been assisted successfully by the XPLUS Academy and will share their concrete journey which goes wider than IT education but impacted the entire organisation.

17.35 Heart-driven leadership by Elke Laeremans, COO/CIO at Torfs and CIO of the Year 2021

Elke discusses and provides examples of heart-driven leadership within an IT environment. How do leaders create opportunities and care for people to develop themselves at max? How to facilitate success and to pass on their passion and ownership? How to create a warm environment but also allowing people to grow and to perform;

17.50 Panel discussion with Nicolas Van Kerschaver, Chief Information and Digital Officer Liantis, Bénédicte Benoit, Director Digital Solutions Ageas, Elke Laeremans , COO/CIO  Torfs and Sophie Van Nevel, Global IT Lead Strategy and Governance/Data and Analytics, Bekaert Advanced Digital Solutions

Sophie is the ICT/Digital Coach of the Year and will highlight the successful practices she applies within Bekaert. 
Moderator of the panel is Peter Vermeylen, Chairman of CIOforum and CIO UZA, who will discuss with these digital leaders the learnings of the best leadership practices within Liantis, Ageas, Torfs and Bekaert.

18.45 Closing CIO Speaker’s Café & networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

20.30 End of Event


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