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.
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.
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.