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7 thought-provoking speakers present their views and advice on the future of IT and digITal transformation (yes, IT is and will always be at the heart of digITal)

Parker Hotel Brussels Airport / 20 September 2017 (14-21h)


Peter Hinssen (Nexxworks)

Peter Hinssen


Peter Hinssen is one of Europe's thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. He has a focus on the consumer adoption of technology, on the impact of the networked digital society and on the alignment between Business and IT. Peter founded Nexxworks in 2014.

Peter is currently involved as a coach to executives to develop perspectives on the future and how to drive innovation. He is also a board advisor on subjects related to innovation and IT. He develops executive education workshops and awareness sessions to bring business challenges with IT solutions, and to leverage the innovation potential of IT. Last but not least, he published the book "The Day After Tomorrow".

Patrick Van Eecke (DLA Piper)

Patrick Van Eecke

DLA Piper

Patrick Van Eecke, Lic.Iur., LL.M., is a lawyer and leads the e-business department of the international law firm DLA Piper, which has 4200 lawyers in 30 countries and more than 60 offices. Patrick Van Eecke is internationally recommended as one of the top lawyers in ICT law in Belgium.

Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as Solvay Business Institute, Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. Information Technology Law).

Ron Tolido (Capgemini)

Ron Tolido


Ron Tolido is Senior Vice President of Capgemini's group CTO network. He is also Advisory & Architecture lead at Capgemini's global Insights & Data Practice. He is also a Director at The Open Group, a blogger for Capgemini's multiple award-winning CTO blog, and a frequent international speaker. He is also Lead author of Capgemini's TechnoVision and the global Application Landscape Reports, as well as a Digital Transformation ambassador.

Ron currently takes interest in the new data landscape, cognitive systems, API management, digital strategy, enterprise architecture, DevOps, application rationalization, disruptive technology and - above all - radical simplification.

Gert Vonck


Gert is a strong believer in low-code and citizen development, and watches this market develop and grow, particularly with the recent entrance of Microsoft.

Gert currently runs the startup Appfie, which focuses on Microsoft PowerApps & Flow, and gives guidance to companies in using Microsoft's low code platform.

Filip Maertens (

Filip Maertens

Filip Maertens has a background in cryptography and machine learning, and has successfully co-founded companies in the space of cyber-security and artificial intelligence.

Currently he is the co-founder of Faction XYZ, an applied Artificial Intelligence company in Belgium. The company is specialized in computer vision and natural language processing in the finance, automotive and retail. 

Sam Wouters (Duval Union Consulting)

Sam Wouters

Duval Union Consulting

Sam Wouters is a Consultant at Duval Union Consulting who specialises in Blockchains and Artificial Intelligence. He helps organisations understand the impact of digital on their business, what this means for their future and how they can take digital transformation in their own hands.

Sam got into Bitcoin and the Blockchain in 2013 and has been learning about them every day since. As a speaker he helps people without any background understand these complex topics.

Isabel De Clercq (Wolters Kluwer)

Isabelle De Clercq

Wolters Kluwer

Isabel De Clercq is Trend Catcher, Fire Starter and Sparkle Architect at Wolters Kluwer. She is passionate about the vibrant interaction between people, brands, social technologies and organisational change.

Her current focus is on the impact of technology on business, culture and work. 

She wrote the book "Social Technologies in Business" which you get free with your registration.



Registration, Coffee/Tea
  • 14.00-15.15h

    Opening Keynote: Peter Hinssen (Nexxworks)

    IT for the Day After Tomorrow:
    How to survive in times of radical innovation

  • 15.15-15.45h

    Sam Wouters (Duval Union Consulting)

    Will blockhains change the world ?

  • 16.15-16.45h

    Gert Vonck (Appfie)

    Low Code and Citizen Development: a Curse or a Blessing for IT

  • 16.45-17.15h

    Isabel De Clercq (Wolters Kluwer)

    Are Social Technologies the Ideal Catalyst for Organisational Transformation

  • 17.15-17.45h

    Filip Maertens (

    AI, Machine Learning and Chatbots: Think AI-first

  • 17.45-19.00h

    Walking Dinner Buffet,

    Giant Networking Opportunity

  • 19.00-19.50h

    Patrick Van Eecke (DLA Piper)

    Rise of the robots: should we regulate AI ?

  • 19.50-20.40h

    Closing Keynote: Ron Tolido (Capgemini)

    No Digital, no IT

  • 20.40-21.00h

    Conclusions and Summary

21.00h: End of the Seminar, but there are still drinks, dessert and networking opportunities until 22.00h


Participants receive a free copy of these brandnew books
The Day After Tomorrow (Peter Hinssen)

The Day After Tomorrow

Peter Hinssen tells the story of the pioneers who managed to adapt in this exponentially changing world, and who moved beyond today and even tomorrow in their approach of innovation. 

Social Technologies in business (Isabel De Clercq)

Social technologies in business

Discover how social technologies transform individuals and organisations. Get hands-on tips on how to implement this technology. Steal ideas from the very people who succeeded.



Our event sponsor Namahn practices people-centred design in complex environments. They design interactions, services and systems.


Several experts of Craftworkz (part of the Cronos Groep) will demonstrate the Pepper robot, as well Augmented and Virtual Reality with ARKit and Oculus Rift headsets 


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Phone: +32 (9) 241 56 13


The participation price for this seminar is 720 EUR (excl. VAT) per participant 
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