Disruption is everywhere – Keynote by Marc Grynberg, CEO Umicore

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18:00 - 22:00

18.00 Registration and welcome drink

18.30 Opening by CIOforum

by Freddy Van den Wyngaert, Chairman CIOforum

18.35 Introduction

by Eric Peeters, CEO Unicon Solutions & Bernhard Janischowsky, Co-founder and COO Trestle Group

18.45 State of the Union

by Erwin Verstraelen, CIO AVEVE & Betty Bogaert, CIO Recticel

Digitalization, based on mature Information Technology such as cloud, mobile, big data and social, is transforming our world. But is our scope broad enough? Almost daily, announcements are being made related to 3-D printing, nanotechnology, autonomous vehicles, future energy sources, cognitive computing etc. The current maturity of these breakthroughs indicate that they will be part of our daily lives in years, not decades. We provide an overview of recent developments as food for thought.

19.15 Keynote Speaker

Testimonial and Reflections by Marc Grynberg, CEO Umicore

Marc Grynberg was appointed CEO of Umicore in 2008. He was head of the Group’s Automative Catalysts business unit from 2006 to 2008 and served as Umicore’s CFO from 2000 to 2006. He joined Umicore in 1996 as Group Controller. Marc holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (Ecole de Commerce Solvay) and, prior to joining Umicore, worked for DuPont de Nemours in Brussels and Geneva.

20.15 Closing & looking forward to our next CIO Speaker’s Café on March 19

By Erwin Verstraelen, CIO AVEVE

20.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

Unicon Solutions is a pragmatic alternative consultancy firm working with senior IT / Business experts and former CIO’s with a global reach. Our professionals help you identify and prioritize your IT / Business challenges and assist you in resolving them in a focused manner. Unicon Solutions is celebrating its 10th anniversary of sharing experience in 2015! www.unicon-solutions.com
Trestle Group is an international consulting firm focused on helping companies enhance business performance. This ranges from identifying cost reduction opportunities to optimizing business processes and strategic outsourcing. Through our diverse and complimentary services, we support our clients from strategy through to implementation. www.trestlegroup.com