Year End Event – Skip 2020, act now

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12:00 - 21:00

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Year end event 2018
Year end event 2018


12.00 Registration & welcome drink

13.00 Roel Van de Wiele – Bedrijfspsycholoog Groei Architect Atlas company (Dutch) 
De multiplicator voor onze neurologische schakelingen is Energie: waarom doen we iets, of niets? Hoe komt het dat we voor die éne taak wel in vuur in vlam geraken, en voor die andere zijn we niet vooruit te branden! En hoe krijgen we via authentiek Leiderschap de anderen in vuur en vlam? “CHARGE” betekent opladen, ten aanval én “in charge zijn”: de leiding nemen! Act Now!!

13.45 Break

14.00 Günther Ghijsels – CIO Randstad (Dutch)
With our Tech & Touch strategy we have embarked on a journey into the future, transforming ourselves in a way that will strengthen our leading role in the HR services industry for years to come. It means changing the way we think and work to support our Randstad Human Forward brand positioning. In this presentation we give you a view on how we do this by combining our human touch with technology driven solutions and tools.

14.45 Break

15.30 Heidi Rakels – CEO GuardSquare (Dutch)
She will talk about the choices they have made and the lessons they have learned during the founding and growth of Guardsquare into an international company. She will also explain how they have managed to grow fast and be profitable at the same time.

16.15 Break

17.00 Jacques Vandermeiren – CEO Port of Antwerp (Dutch)
Jacques Vandermeiren is sinds 1 januari 2017 gedelegeerd bestuurder en voorzitter van het directiecomité van het Havenbedrijf Antwerpen. Vandermeiren was tot januari 2015 werkzaam als Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee bij het beursgenoteerde netwerkbedrijf Elia. Hij is Co-founder van The Shift, het verzamelpunt voor duurzaamheid in België, en Co-lnvestor van Qpinch, dat industriële energie creëert uit waste heat.

17.45 Tom Raftery – Futurist & Innovation Evangelist
Digital Transformation, the Internet of Things and associated technologies (blockchain, machine learning, edge computing, etc.) are the latest buzz words in technology. Right now, these digital innovation systems are, roughly speaking at the same level of maturity as the web was in 1995. So where are these new digital technologies taking us? SAP Futurist and IoT Evangelist Tom Raftery unpacks these trends and technologies and predicts where the next 10 years of Digitisation is bringing us.

18.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by Walking dinner and drinks

21:00 End of event



Gumption supports driven entrepreneurs and starters who offer innovative solutions and services for digital transformation and process improvement. Through financial, strategic and operational support, Gumption gives them space to focus on essential matters: people, customers, services and business development. As a business group, Gumption wants to be the sparring partner and source of inspiration for business and IT executives.


Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, outplacement and other HR Solutions.


Exellys’ single mission is to attract, develop and retain top Tech talent in your company. We match the ambition of highly educated talent with your business goals. And we unite companies and young Tech talent in a successful partnership.


Cegeka is the most established ICT service provider in The Benelux, with a European reach. We act as a trusted advisor and strive to offer tailor-made solutions for every client and partner. We offer business solutions, the implementation and integration of innovative ICT infrastructure, application development and outsourcing services.