Open CIO Innovative Café

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18:00 - 22:00


Kasteel Tivoli, Mechelen




18.00 Registration and welcome drink

18.30 Welcome by CIOforum
by Edwin D’Hondt, Vice President IT Umicore

18.35 The Future: Start of innovation session. You can meet up with every exhibitor.

Roland Leroy – Gaming is not childplay, a CIO experience
After 40 years of classical IT, I always considered gaming ,a marginal and fun side-effect of our profession. Today gaming and especially wargaming has become so big that we should learn from the networking , the realism , the interactiveness , the analytics and most of all “The Scary Potential.”
During this session I would like to share my amazement and concerns .

Thijs Morlion – Around Media
Around Media lowers the barrier for real estate agents to use new and innovative technology. We created the Around Box. A tool for real estate agents to snap their own 360 degree pictures and create their own virtual tours. Real estate communication is important and we want to innovate it.

Guillaume de Sadeleer – Vyuu
Vyuu was established by a consortium of Guillaume de Sadeleer, bundl and Appstrakt in the summer of 2014. It’s our goal to be known as the go-to portal for people to access immersive experiences. By distributing fantastic content, delivered it in the most accessible and reliable way and packaged in a beautiful, clean and user-centered digital environment. To start off we bring Vyuu I Revolve, a straightforward feature application that captures the essence of this new media format and is the ideal way to discover it in this early stage.

Dirk Stevens – SmartSpoken
SmartSpoken makes applications understand their users in natural language. We bring products to market based on innovative natural language technology that can convert a sentence into one or more unambiguous, structured meanings that can be processed by databases or APIs.

Peter Dedrij & Roy Jeunen – Airobot
Airobot focuses on developing safety components for professional drones to make high-risk operations safe, precise and efficient. The first component allows the pilot to set fixed distances in order to avoid collisions with other objects. The company received seed funding of iMinds and is supported by VAP (Vlaams Acceleratie Platform) and DronePort.

Daniel Eycken – NRB
We will demonstrate not only a number of (mobile) applications that transformed the way people work in certain industries but also applications that can help your organization to actively manage its image on the social media.
NRB uses Social Media Analytics, developed by IBM, to analyse what is happening on the social media and on the web (sites, blogs, forums, …) about your organization. Based on these insights you will be able to measure the impact of your marketing campaigns, to time your product launches or events, or proactively deal with perceptions in the market.

Nick van Langendonck – Hifluence
Hifluence is a digital innovation agency. We help companies crack the innovation code and prepare for the digital future. Hifluence provides consultancy on digital business models, offers digital services and builds digital products. We fuse skills in data strategy, omni-channel integration, user-centric solution development and digital marketing.

20.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks