Year End Event

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16:00 - 22:00


Salon Van Edel, Antwerpen


16.00 Introduction by our Chairman Erwin Verstraelen

16.15  Keynote by Carole Lamarque – book “Unfair Advantage”

17.00 Keynote by Silvia Lenaerts, Vicerector University of Antwerp and Founder of Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology

17.45 Break

18.30 Keynote by Wim De Waele, General Manager The Beacon

19.15 Keynote by CIO of the year 2019

19.45 Pitches by

  • Jeroen Lemaire, CEO In the Pocket
  • Bart Embrechts, Managing Partner Gumption
  • Raf Alexander, Managing Partner Flexso
  • Erwin Verstraelen, Chairman CIOforum

20.10 Networking opportunity accompanied by walking dinner and drinks

22.00 Closing of the event



Since 2004, Flexso has been helping organizations to ‘run simple’, by implementing smart, powerful SAP and Successfactors solutions for a wide range of business lines (HR, logistics, IT, Finance, etc). We are passionate about innovation, driven by results and we strongly believe in the power of people.


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.


Launched in 2010 as a mobile agency, In The Pocket quickly shifted to become Belgium’s finest Digital Product Studio. From strategy to product launch and beyond, we work in strategic partnerships with companies that take their digital future seriously. We’re a team of 120 engineers, product designers and strategists with a passion to create digital products that make people happy and businesses grow.