During the November sessions we moved from an international to a local line-up of keynote speakers and experts, who engaged in panel discussions and shared experiences.
November 16, focused on the broader business challenges emerging in times of transformation and how organizations deal with the increasing need for keeping employees, society and sustainability top of mind.
November 17 shed light on how technology can be leveraged to turn challenges into opportunities and drive agility, collaboration, and exponential outcome.
IBM proudly supports WeForest in making the earth cooler. For each registration to Think Summit Belgium or engagement with us on the event platform or on social media using the hashtag #ThinkBenelux, we help restore forest landscapes in the Zambia Copperbelt. Together we can help make the earth cooler.
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|Welcome to Think Summit Belgium, Luxembourg - Transforming Business models by accelerating together|
Speaker Boudewijn De Bliek, IBM Consulting Leader IBM Belgium, Luxembourg
|Monetising Data&AI, more than a strategy|
Being truly data-driven as the cornerstone of companies' accelerated digitalisation is the ultimum state for all organisations. Not simply underpinned by the fear of missing out, but because of its true value. Hear about Allianz' journey, taking Data&AI to the next level, from business strategy to business outcome. Engraining insights throughout the company allowed them to monetise the benefits, and pivoted the culture around insights and openness.
Speaker Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal, Regional Chief Data & Analytics Officer Benelux, Allianz
|Accelerating through collaboration, a reality?|
We’re doing business in an unpredictable world. Success requires new levels of resilience and agility. Moderated panel on how to show faster speed to value as a business leader and how new technologies can support in the increasing speed of digitalisation. Doing this together, with an open mindset - with the ecosystem, how important is this in today’s times?
Moderation: Valérie Thijs Participants Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal, Regional Chief Data & Analytics Officer Benelux, Allianz Sophie Kuijt, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Consulting Benelux Suyin Aerts, journalist, business leader and olympic entrepreneur
|The new HR deal|
Organisations must consider how skilling evolves during the transition back to the workplace and into the future. The pandemic made also for KBC a new HR deal, one where human and digital meet in full harmony. The HR challenge not only to redefine when, where and how to work but also to invest in the future. Hear how KBC made the explicit choice to up-skill, re-skill and cross-skill, and how they dealt with talent development within KBC. Learn whether their strategy paid off, both for KBC and the employees in their employee experience transformation. Speaker Anette Böhm, Senior General Manager Corporate Human Resources, KBC
|Making the Earth Cooler|
Sustainability and corporate purpose are an increasingly important ingredient of success with customers, employees, ecosystem partners, and society as a whole. Hear from Marie-Noëlle Keijzer, CEO of WeForest, what it means to be a purpose-driven organization. Learn how they have adopted a scientific approach, and how collaboration is fundamental to succeed. Speaker Marie-Noëlle Keijzer, Co-founder & CEO www.weforest.org
|Ready to re-emerge with a purpose ?|
Moderated panel where we zoom into the core of businesses. People, an organisation’s purpose and their societal and sustainable responsibilities. Responsible practices with people and our planet at the heart of the organisation. With sustainability now being a strategic business imperative, to respond to investor, client, employee and regulatory needs, how do you make the steps to accelerate? And how do you center your team around your purpose, with the increased globalisation and increased remote working? How do we re-emerge with a purpose?
Moderation: Valérie Thijs Participants Anette Böhm, KBC, Senior General Manager Corporate Human Resources Sofie Narinx, IBM Consulting Leader in Talent and Transformation Roxane Kaempf, IBM Consulting Sustainability Marie-Noëlle Keijzer, Co-founder & CEO www.weforest.org
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|Welcome to Think Summit Belgium - Technology in Action|
Joel and Valerie will be setting the scene for the upcoming 90 minute on Technology in Action. Speaker Joel van Rossem - Technology Leader IBM Belgium/Luxembourg
|How predictive AI helps to protect the most vulnerable newborns|
An inspiring story shared by David, who as a neonatologist - caring for newborns - shares how AI and machine learning has enabled them to better detect when premature infants are at risk of sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream. Speaker David van Laere, CEO, Innocens
|Panel discussion: Predict outcomes - it is all about data|
Panelists David van Laere, CEO, Innocens Steven Bex, Managed Analytics Leader, Deloitte Koenraad De Cock, Data Science Solution Specialist, IBM
|It’s time for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship - how to link to your own business challenges|
Get inspired by the fully-autonomous, AI powered marine research vessel, a ship without a human captain or crew. Join Marc on an exploration of the vessel as well as the panel discussion with various SMEs how technologies used in the Mayflower can be beneficial to your own organization as well in obtaining strategic advantages. Speaker Marc Loos, IBM Technology Evangelist Cloud and Cognitive Software
|Panel discussion - Automate at scale|
|It's a wrap - Think Summit Belgium - Technology in Action|
Joel and Valerie will close the talkshow with a Technology in Action summary discussion on Top 3 take-aways. Speaker Joel van Rossem - Technology Leader IBM Belgium/Luxembourg