Technology Day

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14:00 - 21:00


In The Pocket, Gent


14.00 Welcome & Registration

14.30 Introduction Jeroen Lemaire, CEO InThePocket & Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum

14.45 “Where physical and digital meets 24/7 Logistics” by Eric Peeters, Head of Digital & Automation MPET (MSC PSA European Terminal)

15.10 “Data driven sales at Randstad with demo” by Marjolein Kessler, Global VP Digital Strategy & Innovation at Randstad

15.35 Break

16.00 Technology Tour (5 sessions in parallel every 30 min)

  • Microsoft Hololens2 indoor wayfinding opportunities with support of VRT & VLAIO, and presented by Gregg Young, Product Owner Innovatie at VRT
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) business case at Galapagos with Henk De Jonghe, CIO Galapagos and Dries Vandevyvere, Project Manager Galapagos
  • Flycs Data Accelerator Framework by Gregory Pierquin, IT Director Data, CRM & Loyalty Platforms at Carrefour, Tristan Van Thielen, Head of ML at Devoteam G Cloud and Sven Hermans, Head of Data & Analytics at Devoteam G Cloud
  • The set up of a performing private cloud platform for end user computing by Stefaan Dewulf, Head of IT, at the Royal Elisabeth Institute at Oostduinkerke and Wim Van Balen, co-founder of Agisko
  • Digitalisation at MPET with the Montova project (MSC PSA European terminal) by Eric Peeters, Head of Digital & Automation MPET

17.30 Break

17.45 “CIO stands for Celebrating Innovation Opportunities” by Timo Elliott, Innovation Evangelist
In this session we’ll review a series of real-world examples of organizations on the leading edge of innovation, and discuss the lessons learned. Innovation opportunities to be covered include hybrid workplaces, rethinking resilience, shining light into business processes, supporting sustainability, business networks, and giving more power to the business with no-code and low-code solutions. Timo Elliott is a Global Innovation Evangelist for SAP. For the last 30 years, he has worked closely with SAP customers around the world on new technology directions and their impact on real-world organizations. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and California, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has a degree in Econometrics and holds a patent in the area of mobile analytics.

18.15 “Shifting from a screen manufacturer to a total solution provider” by Sian Rees, Global Product Manager Software at TP Vision
In this keynote, TP Vision shares their challenges and questions encountered along the road while making this shift, and how they’re preparing for the potential next step.

18.45 Closing by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum

19.00 Networking opportunity accompanied by food & drinks

21.00 End of the event

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