Global CIO Perspectives

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18:00 - 22:00


Gumption HQ, Kontich


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18.00 Registration and welcome drink

18.30 Welcome by CIOforum
Erwin Verstraelen, Chairman CIOforum

18.35 Introduction
Bart Embrechts, Managing Partner and founder of Gumption

18.45 The Creative CIO

Paul Olieman, Director CIO Advisory at KPMG
Kees van Rein, Country Operations Manager BNL at Heidelbergcement Benelux

There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a technology executive. Organizations are riding the wave of innovation and the digital revolution, bringing to life new capabilities from digital labor to the omni-enterprise. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing pace, the creative CIO is pressured to rapidly harness new opportunities and create sophisticated delivery models to meet the dynamics of the business.

Paul Olieman will present the results from the largest global IT leadership survey in the world organized by Harvey Nash and KPMG, with almost 3,400 responses from 82 countries. Afterwards Kees Van Rein will chair a panel of technology leaders to discuss what they are doing now, and how business and IT can drive the changes needed to making digital happen.

19.45 The future of the User Interace

Jaap Gerretsen, Creative Strategist & Partner at NewBird

On our journey towards digital transformations and innovation, what will be the role of the User Interface? Which factors will influence the way we interact with technology and how will it support the creative CIO to deliver solutions at the pace of the business? Innovation, or the desire for it, often starts from the perspective of products, processes and procedures. Digital transformation, however, is actually about people. Whether you are digitalizing client contact or want to improve employee collaboration, human behavior is at the center.

Jaap has worked as interaction designer, art director, design lead and strategist at several international digital agency’s before starting his own design agency in 2001. NewBird, founded in 2016, designs solutions for the behavioral challenges of the digital age, such as improving digital customer experience, enhancing employee performance and acceleration of learning.
20.15 Looking forward to our Masterclass & CIO Speaker’s Café on April 24
Betty Bogaert, CIO Recticel and Jean-Pierre Bernaerts, CIO Indaver
GDPR & Data Privacy

20.20 Closing
Erwin Verstraelen, Chairman CIOforum

20.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks



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