The Future of IT

The Future of IT

Building Blocks and Strategies for the DigITal World

20 September 2017 (14-22h)
Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
Presented in English by Peter Hinssen, Ron Tolido, Patrick Van Eecke, Sam Wouters, Filip Maertens, Isabel De Clercq and Gert Vonck
Price: 720 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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What is the purpose of this unique, exclusive event ?

On the 20h of September, we organise a special event where we gather various thought leaders about future trends and technologies, like Peter Hinssen, Ron Tolido, Sam Wouters, Filip Maertens, Isabel De Clercq, Gert Vonck and lawyer Patrick Van Eecke. We look at opportunities and challenges, and the future role of the CIO, the IT department and the IT profession.

Over the past 25 years, we have seen the growing importance of information technology, data processing and process automation. Perhaps surprisingly, the rate of change has not slowed down, but has only accelerated over the past 2 to 3 years. There have never been more innovations in IT, automation is everywhere and businesses need to reinvent themselves to take advantage of these innovations.

Technology has moved from supporting the back office to driving revenue streams at the front of the organisation. IT is no longer just an enabler but IT has become a game-changer. Some call this the "second machine age", the "fourth industrial revolution" or "The Internet of Everythng". Being aware of what is happening, and embracing the potential of the "digital transformation of IT" can make a huge difference in the survivability and competitiveness of your company.

During this event, we gather several top speakers about IT, digital transformation, big data, blockchain, citizen development, conversational interfaces, social technologies, privacy, and look at how they see the future.

Gathering several thought leaders like Peter Hinssen, Patrick Van Eecke and Ron Tolido

We are still finalizing the full programme of this special event, but we can already confirm the cooperation of Peter Hinssen ("The Day After Tomorrow"), Patrick Van Eecke ("Robot and AI Regulation"), Sam Wouters ("blockchain-enabled business"), Filip Maertens ("AI-centric business"), Ron Tolido ("No Digital") and various other top speakers.

If you are a business or an IT decision maker who is interested in the future of IT and the IT profession, don't miss this unique and special event on the 20th of September 2017.

This event is also special because we celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2017. More about this later.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or cooperating with us to make this event even bigger, please contact us.

This is a very brief overview of the programme of this unique seminar:

  • 13.30h - 14.00h: Registration and welcome of the participants with coffee/tea and croissants + Networking opportunity
  • 14.00h The Day After Tomorrow: How to Survive in Times of Radical Innovation | Peter Hinssen
  • 15.15h Blockchain-enabled Business | Sam Wouters
  • 15.45h Coffee/Tea, Refreshments and Networking
  • 16.15h Citizen Development | Gert Vonck
  • 16.45h Social Technologies | Isabel De Clercq
  • 17.15h AI, Machine Learning en Chatbots: How to Think AI-first | Filip Maertens

  • 17.45h Walking Dinner Buffet & Giant Networking Opportunity
  • 19.00h The Robots are Coming, Should we Regulate AI ? | Patrick Van Eecke
  • 19.50 No Digital | Ron Tolido
  • 20.40h - End of the Presentations, Conclusions and Summary
  • 21.00h - Networking Opportunity Continued with Dessert and Drinks
  • 22.00h - End of the Seminar, Let's Go Home and Apply what we have Learned

Questions about this ? Interested but you can't attend ? Send us an email !