Speakers

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Chairman
Olivier Van Duüren
Founder
The Dualarity

In 2016 Olivier launched The Dualarity, a business and a book on how to take the pain out of your personal and business transformation, leaving you with a regained sense of spark.

After 22 years working in the senior international ranks at one of the world's most successful technology companies called Microsoft, he has a unique perspective on innovation, transformation and human performance.

An international public speaker, trend sensemaker, executive whisperer, startup builder, corporate innovator and author, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, innovation and on the impact of the changes around us on our society and industry.

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Paul van Brabant
VDAB Analytics Data Platform - Enterprise Architect - AI, Analytics & BI Project lead
VDAB

Will be available soon.

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Joachim Ganseman
Research consultant
Smals

Joachim Ganseman is a computer scientist and has a history as a doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, with dips to Queen Mary University in London and Stanford University, where he focused on digital signal processing, machine learning and audio analysis. He has been working at Smals Research since 2018 where he focuses on AI-related topics, including Natural Language Processing and Conversational Interfaces, and their possible applications in government context. In addition to his work, he is an excellent pianist, and as co-founder and organizer of the Belgian Informatics Olympiad, he received the annual science communication prize from the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences of Belgium in 2016.

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Danielle Jacobs
General Manager
Beltug

Danielle Jacobs is General Manager of BELTUG, the largest Belgian association of digital technology leaders from businesses and public institutions, with more than 1600 members. Under her leadership, Beltug has built on the priorities of these ICT managers to achieve a number of successes, including developing a Market Study on the Belgian business ICT market, acting as an interlocutor for businesses on software license issues, and lobbying with public entities at the Belgian and European levels to clarify key issues including indoor coverage for mobile communication, data protection (GDPR), e-trust services, and more.

Danielle has received considerable recognition for her efforts, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the CIO Leadership summit, 2016. She was named one of Global Telecoms Business’s Top 50 Woman to Watch 2016. And she was elected IT person of the year by Computable Belgium 2018.

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Erik Valgaeren
Lawyer - Partner
Stibbe

With in-depth knowledge of information and communication technology, Erik advises a broad spectrum of clients from high-profile companies to financial institutions and government companies.

His practice focuses on IT, software, data internet, e-commerce and electronic communication. He advises, for instance, on software implementations, software asset management, web and cloud services, IT security, data governance and privacy.

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