SEMINAR: The Future of IT

SEMINAR: The Future of IT

Building Blocks for the DigITal World



Speakers:


Rick van der Lans (R20/Consultancy BV)
 

Rick van der Lans is the managing director of R20/Consultancy, based in The Netherlands. He is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, and database technology.

Rick writes for various websites, including TechTarget and BeyeNETWORK, and has authored many white papers. His popular books, including Introduction to SQL (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2006) and Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012), have been translated into numerous languages with more than 100,000 copies sold.

You can follow Rick on Twitter via @rick_vanderlans.

R20/Consultancy BV

Peter Hinssen (Nexxworks)
 

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 co-founded Across Group in 2005, is the Chairman of Across Technology, and 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.

Peter lectures at various business schools in Europe such as London Business School (UK) and Antwerp Management School (Belgium). Peter is a passionate keynote speaker who is frequently welcomed at forums and conferences around the world. His first seminar appearance was for I.T. Works in 1995, and he co-presented over 100 events for I.T. Works since.

Nexxworks

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 recommended by the Legal 500 and the European Legal Experts as one of the top lawyers in ICT law in Belgium. He is ranked as 1st Belgian lawyer in the "Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers" and is also in the world's Top 20.

In 2000-2001, Patrick was a research fellow at the Law School of Stanford University, California, and he wrote his PhD on the legal aspects of the digital signature. He is extensively involved in various research and consulting projects for the European Commission and several national governments. Until June 1999, he was advisor to the Minister of Justice on the legal aspects of the information society and he was involved in the implementation of electronic signature-related legislation, computer criminality, and eavesdropping on electronic communication.

Patrick Van Eecke is the author of several legal articles and books on computer crime, electronic signatures, electronic contracting and privacy. Patrick is editor of the Belgian Revue de Droit Commercial (Larcier), the international Journal of Internet Law (Kluwer), the Belgian-Dutch Computerrecht (Kluwer) and the British Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier). His most recent book "Recht & elektronische handel" was published by Larcier.

Patrick is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, he is often asked to comment on Internet law-related issues in national and international press, e.g. very recently in The Guardian on the Safe Harbour Agreement. He is also a columnist in the Belgian quality newspaper De Standaard about law and e-business.

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).

Patrick is member of the Brussels bar (since 1994) and is an associate member of the American Bar Association.

Participants of previous sessions with Patrick were very excited, making remarks like "Heel veel interactie, zeer positief!", "Very interesting discussions", "Great examples and use cases", "duidelijke, concrete voorbeelden, pertinent", ...

DLA Piper

 

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 helped write the Digital Transformation book which has been sold in over 50 countries.

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.

Duval Union Consulting

Filip Maertens (Faction.xyz)
 

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.

He has been named as Belgium's Top 50 Innovator and Top 50 Entrepreneur, and is a public speaker on technology and startups, at high profile conferences such as TEDx, Cannes Lions, Internet World, LeWeb, TheNextWeb and more.

He is politically active as an intermediary and advisor on various topics of artificial intelligence, privacy and ethics.

Currently he is the co-founder of Faction XYZ, an applied Artificial Intelligence company in Belgium, with offices in Antwerp. The company is specialized in computer vision and natural language processing in the finance, automotive and retail. He is also co-founder at Chatlayer.ai, Europe's leading enterprise platform for conversational agents.

Faction.xyz

Ron Tolido (Capgemini)
 

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.

Ron absorbs technology and business trends, filters out what matters and guides Capgemini's clients in understanding how to apply technology to transform their business. He believes in finding natural balance between business and IT, in proper timing, in seeking the Zen within technology. He is an architect, an IT strategist, a publicist, an inspiring speaker and a certified disruptor.

Capgemini

Patrick Van Renterghem (I.T. Works)
 

Patrick Van Renterghem is the Manager of I.T. Works, one of the leading seminar and workshop organisers in Belgium. Since 1992, Patrick has organised over 1000 events with over 100 different speakers.

I.T. Works

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