Year End Event

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16:00 - 21:30


Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde

F2F event

16.00 Welcome & Registration

16.25 Opening by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum & CIO UZA

16.30 Round Tour of Living Tomorrow with guide

18.00 Getting together in aula

18.25 Introduction of keynote by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum & CIO UZA

18.30 Keynote: WHY INNOVATION FAILS & 7 KEYS TO SUCCESS – The Do’s and Don’ts of Sustainable Innovation by Joachim De Vos

To remain successful, organizations must be able to respond effectively to the fast pace of change or even stay one step ahead of it. To make this possible, it is crucial to look at the future in the e right way. This means embracing uncertainty, seizing opportunities, and recognizing threats in good time.

Why Innovation Fails not only teaches you how to look at the future, but also explains the most frequently made mistakes and highlights the most common pitfalls in the innovation process. In addition, you will gain greater insight into the technological evolutions of the next ten years and discover how this insight can be turned into a concrete approach that will build future-proof and successfully innovating companies and organizations.

Joachim De Vos is Professor of Scenario Planning at Ghent University. He helped build Living Tomorrow, the House of the Future, into a global success, from its inception. Joachim also founded TomorrowLab and travels the world to give innovation and foresight advice.

19.20 Closing by Peter Vermeylen, Chairman CIOforum & CIO UZA

19.30 Networking opportunity accompanied by food and drinks

21.30 End of Event


Event partners

Extreme Networks delivers end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and top-rated services and support to advance our customers’ digital transformation.  


Founded in 2007, Exertum provides tailormade services for the technical management of SAP environments in Belgium and Luxembourg. Its merger in May 2023 with the French company Business At Work, allows Exertum to broaden its offering both technically and functionally and to support clients in all phases of their transformation projects.  


Flexso has been co-innovating with its customers since 2004. As a leading SAP Gold partner, we provide businesses with end-to-end solutions that help them maximize the value of their SAP investments. That’s how we support them on their road to digital transformation, guaranteeing the ultimate peace of mind. By combining the best solutions with the best people, Flexso has built a solid reputation in the market, which is reflected by the many valuable long-term partnerships we cultivate with customers, partners as well as employees.  


Gumption brings together digitally inspired entrepreneurs from over 20 companies into one ecosystem. Gumption helps clients grow and innovate through digital transformation based on co-creation. It has expertise in business process optimisation and automation, digital infrastructure, brand and customer experience, and data-driven organisation. As an entrepreneurial platform, Gumption financially, strategically and operationally supports entrepreneurs in the ecosystem, allowing them to focus 100% on their customers, employees and solutions. Gumption has +800 employees and eight Benelux offices.