Global CIO Perspectives – ” The Emerging Post Digital World,…back to the Future?”

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18:00 - 21:30


Kasteel Diepensteyn, Steenhuffel

18.00 Registration and welcome drink

18.30 Opening

by Freddy Van den Wyngaert, Chairman CIOforum

18.35 Introduction

by Geert Lejon, Senior Business Director at Cognizant & Lode Peeters, CEO at TOBIUS

18.50 A Perfect Storm is on the Horizon, is anyone Aware?

by Erwin Verstraelen, CIO Group AVEVE

The computing capacity of any given smartphone today is comparable to a 1975 mainframe. Computing power has enabled cloud, mobile, social and big data.However, it doesn’t come close to what is about to hit us. Last week, a Dutch surgeon put a 3D printed skull on a woman’s brain. A hospital uses a robot that is able to perceive epileptic seizures and send out alarms. A famous parcel service provider investigates the delivery by drones. And just how well do you know IBM Watson? Gartner predicts that technology will replace 90% of all knowledge workers by 2030. A push back on technology is therefore not unrealistic, and new economic models will have to emerge.

This evening will give us food for thought, as we need to anticipate this perfect storm and get a grip on its potential impact.  More information

19.30 New Rules for the Digital Economy

by Euan Davis, Director at Cognizant

Euan is a long standing expert in the business and IT services landscape. At Cognizant, he is Director of the Center for the Future of Work. More information

20.15 Disruptive Future and e-Skills Impacts

by Joost Rommelaere

20.20 Reflections: “Who determines the Future?”

by Luc Delombaerde

20.30 Closing & look forward at Next CIO Speaker’s Café on June 5

by Peter Vermeylen, IT Director Europe at Graphic Packaging International

20.35 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks