Isabel De Clercq is
Keynote speaker, Consultant, Author, Fire Starter, Sparkle Architect, and last but not least, the Founder of connect|share|lead.
She is passionate about the vibrant interaction between people, brands, social technologies and organisational change, and her current focus is on the impact of technology on business, culture and work.
She is the author of the international bestseller book "Social Technologies in Business" (published in June 2017 by Die Keure, republished in Germany by FAZBUCH).
Some of Isabel's statements, with which we completely agree:
- Business will be about eco-system and community-thinking
- Social Technologies will change the culture of an organisation
- It's not about man versus machine, it's about man and machine
- I am a crusader against Digital Detox
- Knowledge Sharing and Working Out Loud is about Self-Leadership
Hans Vandenberghe has had his boots on the ground in digital internal communications for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in IT change communications, internal digital communication, intranets and enterprise social media. He has supported large enterprises such as Barco, Lineas, SD Worx and Mediahuis with digital workplace programs.
Currently his focus has shifted to digital collaboration tools and implementing these with attention to purpose, governance, user adoption and change. He is a big fan of Microsoft Teams and the Office 365 ecosystem because of the plethora of useful and easy-to-use productivity tools that are in there.
Technology is not the issue, it's applying it in the right way and getting the people to understand and embrace this fast-evolving technology. That is what Hans firmly believes.
Sam Marshall is the owner of ClearBox Consulting and has specialised in intranets and the digital workplace for over 19 years, working with companies such as Unilever, Vodafone, TUI Travel, Diageo, Sony and GSK.
His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, and the business side of Office 365. He is the lead author of the annual 'SharePoint Intranets in-a-box report', the most comprehensive review of these add-on tools.
Sam is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and has been named a 'Contributor of the year' for his CMSWire column four years in a row. In 2015 Sam was given the Intranet Now award for 'remarkable contribution to the intranet community'. He has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, an MA in Psychology and more bicycles than shoes.
Christiaan Lustig is a digital strategist specialising in digital employee experience (#DEX), intranet and digital workplace, helping customers with their DEX strategy, content, platform selection, process optimisation, governance, user adoption, and culture change. He works for (international) organisations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
It is Christiaan's mission to bring your organisation closer to your employees, and bring people closer together. To achieve this, he focuses on thoroughly understanding people and their context (i.e. empathy), as well as observing, testing and analysing their online behaviour (i.e. evidence). In doing so, he ensures that your organisation understands and serves your employees better, through continuously optimised intranets and digital workplaces. The result? Happier employees, who now have more time to serve customers, tenants, patients, students, donors, or guests.
Dave Geentjens has 20 years of experience with change projects in a government context. In 2002, the Flemish government chose to redesign the entire youth assistance. For 10 years, he worked as a change agent to connect the many different ideas into one concept. In 2012, he designed the associated digitisation, ranging from a new interactive classification to a cloud based workflow system that every aid provider in Flanders could access via multifactor authentication, ... For five years, he worked as a project manager to
guide this instrument through the many twists and turns of Flemish policy. User adoption was a constant concern.
In 2017, he switched from youth assistance to the department for ICT and Facility in the government and started the roll out of Office365 for all government employees. Armed with both knowledge
about very difficult changes with many stakeholders and years of project experience to implement digital systems for an audience with almost no digital natives, he engaged in this challenge.
Jan Vanoudendycke (Engie)
Jan Vanoudendycke is a highly accomplished senior-level manager with proven success in managing power generating assets to enhance safety, productivity and profitability. He has international expertise in managing new and established coal-fired, gas turbine and renewable plants.
Today he is the Director of Knowledge Management (KM) in ENGIE. He
implemented a global collaboration platform that allows all employees to be connected in
the digital workplace. He is an expert in KM adoption and change. He is a well appreciated speaker at international conferences dealing with collaboration and communities.
Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens (Solvay)
Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens started his career in Consulting before dedicating himself to employee experience. As the leader of European organizational solutions at McKinsey, he founded the People Analytics and became Junior Partner in the Organization Practice.
That's where he discovered talent management. Excited by this topic, he quickly focused on employee experience and future of work, for their immediate and positive impacts on his colleagues.
Joining Solvay appeared as a natural move regarding the proposed challenge: re-imagine HR, find new ways of working, and build a coherent and unique employee experience.
Since 2017, Bruce is the SVP, Global head of Innovating Ways of Working, Digital HR, People Analytics at Solvay. He recently became the HRD of Solvay excellence center.
Serge Desaranno is Manager at Delaware BeLux, passionate about guiding companies in their digital transformation process. He is active in the domain of information and process management as of 1994. He has proficiency and experience with assisting companies in defining digital workplace implementation roadmaps, backed up by the appropriate technical knowledge, hands-on project experience and +20 years of IT expertise in general.
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Kenneth Meuleman started his career as Lotus Notes Developer and Analyst at Recticel in 2008. During a decade, he gained experience in the implementation of collaboration and workflow applications, from a functional and technical perspective.
After Recticel's decision of migrating to Office 365, he was actively involved in the definition of the Office 365 roadmap and is now guiding Recticel in the roll-out of the Office 365 capabilities, in a first stage OneDrive and Microsoft Teams.