CIO Speaker’s Café & Masterclass – Data Insights & AI

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13:30 - 21:00


Salons Van Edel, Wilrijk


13.30 Welcome & Registration Data Insights/AI Day Masterclasses

13.50 Introduction of 2 Masterclasses by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum and CIO UZA

14.00 Masterclass Session 1

Helan – Data & AI: From company vision towards customer impact.”by Joost de Rore, Director Transformation a.i., Helan & Linda Van Kets, Data & Analytics Manager, Helan

Immerse yourself in the reality of Data Analytics and AI within a company, with Helan as your guide. In this masterclass , we unravel the challenges of translating corporate vision into a practical strategy and ultimately into concrete initiatives across different domains. Discover how Helan masters this complex journey and learn from their approach.

A journey on strategic alignment in a dynamic environment at Beaulieu International Group by Philippe Depoorter, Group PMO Director, and by Koen De Vleeschauwer, Director Business Consulting Digital Advisory, Moore

Get a view on the strategic direction and business evolution of the Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) and the key role of the business and data performance management .B.I.G. faces the challenge to align the complex and dynamic business environment. Philippe and Koen will discuss in this masterclass the corporate scorecard initiative and illustrate the “why”, “what” and “how”, the data insights obtained and the challenges to govern.

15.10 End of Session 1 and Break

15.20 Start of Masterclass Session 2

16.30 End of Masterclasses / Welcome and Registration CIO Speakers’ Café

17.00 Introduction CIO Speakers’ Café by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum and CIO UZA

17.15 Unleashing the power of AI within Bekaert: value-driven, responsible, scalable by Sophie Van Nevel, Global IT Lead Data and AI at Bekaert

Bekaert is accelerating its efforts in AI and smart automation initiatives in the manufacturing, sustainability, commercial and enterprise domains. Discover how Bekaert is striking a balance between embracing new opportunities and handling them responsibly and sustainably. We will dive into a concrete case on how AI and business value creation go hand in hand, by showing real business examples within the Bekaert context. We will also show how solid data foundations built up in the past years, pay off in the context of an AI acceleration strategy.

17.45 AI, Beyond the Hype by Jackie Janssen, author and currently CM’s Director Competence Center for Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, data, and analytics

In this enlightening closing keynote, Jackie Janssen will delve into the themes of his latest book, “AI, De Hype Voorbij.” The discussion will transcend the common misconceptions and fears surrounding AI, offering a balanced and insightful view into how artificial intelligence is shaping our world. Drawing from personal stories and practical examples, Jackie aims to illuminate the vast opportunities AI presents for enhancing efficiency, personalized customer service, and innovation within organizations.

18.55 Closing of CIO Speaker’s Café by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum and CIO UZA

19.00 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

21.00 End of Event


Event partners

Micropole BeLux is your strategic end-to-end partner for data projects and transformations in Belgium and Luxembourg – from vision to strategy and implementation, we are there every step of the way.
Moore Business Consulting is part of Moore Belgium, consisting of 9 business units and over 1500 employees. We provide end-end professional services to both SME and mid market companies. Moore Business Consulting supports entrepreneurs and organizations in both business and digital transformation journeys, focused on improved business performance. We support our clients in defining strategies, operating models and improving business processes and systems, as well provide operational support where needed to boost customer experience, efficiency and sustainability.