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CONNECT 2019

Learn about what is coming next in the integration space, hear from leading specialists in the industry, and connect with your peers.

28 May 2019

2019-05-28 17:00:00

AuditoRium4

Ghent

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  • Do you want to keep ahead of market trends and discover ingenious ways to shape your digital future?
  • Would you like to hear from industry experts and learn about the latest in integration and innovative technologies?

If you answered yes, then gear up for this half-day event that will inspire you to new digital heights.

Why should you attend?

CONNECT 2019 is the ideal event to learn about what is coming next in the integration space, hear from leading specialists in the industry, and to connect with your peers. You’ll discover how a solid integration strategy is the backbone of a successful digital transformation that allows your business to grow and thrive.

Be inspired by guest speakers Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus, Didier Ongena, General Manager of Microsoft Belgium and Remy Knecht, COO of Belgian Mobile ID, who will give visionary talks on how to drive digital transformation in today’s world.

Whether you’re interested in integration, business process automation in the cloud, data monetization, IoT or AI this event has something for you.

The Agenda

The Speakers

28/05/2019

Now Speaking

12:00:00

Lunch

13:00:00

Serge Verborgh

General Manager, Codit Belgium

Welcome

13:10:00

Didier Ongena

General Manager, Microsoft Belux

AI as Driver of Transformation

During Didier his session you’ll discover how companies and partners that embrace AI will clearly create a competitive advantage and will grow at a faster pace than those who resist it. Future-orientated companies are already laying the foundations for this transformation, by conducting pilot projects and releasing AI applications for their daily operations. Of course, our technology evolves and we’re moving towards working with our partners and customers to create artificial intelligence that truly augments human capabilities.

13:40:00

Toon Vanhoutte

Solutions Architect, Codit Belgium

The Future of Integration

The heart of the digital transformation story for many businesses lies in integration. Today’s app market place allows businesses to pick and choose from a smorgasbord of apps and these apps need to get connected to improve transparency across the company and make it easier to make high-level decisions. Businesses need a flexible integration solution that not only helps them get connected to employees and customers, but also paves the way to the future.

14:05:00

Massimo Crippa

Azure Domain Lead, Codit Belgium

Why Your Business Needs an API Driven Strategy

These days, every business is a digital business, undergoing a digital transformation. Digital transformation means that you must discover innovative ways to deliver products and services to your customers. Software - powered by APIs - delivers true value to businesses and allows them deliver exceptional digital experiences to their customers. In this session API expert Massimo Crippa will walk you through some use cases so you can gain a better understanding of how APIs are central to all organizations – no matter their size, industry, or location. You’ll also learn why APIs are not only a building block but are an essential part of your digital transformation.

14:30:00

Break

15:00:00

Glenn Colpaert

IoT Domain Lead, Codit Belgium

Pushing the Boundaries with IoT

With over 20 years’ experience in the field, Codit is helping customers get into Azure IoT Solution. New evolutions like Azure IoT Edge and Digital Twins are real game-changers for business and open up a whole range of new possibilities. Glenn will give a behind the curtains look on success stories, so you can get ideas about how IoT can be used for your business to drive revenue, discover new business models, and optimize business processes.

15:30:00

Danny Buysse

General Manager, Codit Managed Services

Extending Operations from On-premises Solutions Towards Hybrid and Cloud

Danny will highlight the importance how a solid support system behind your chosen integration solution is not an option but a must if you want to get ahead and stay ahead. You’ll gain key insights into how managing and supporting an Azure platform is different from an on-premises solution and why you need experts who know the difference and have the resources to support you. In this session you’ll discover how a hybrid integration solution is the key to a strong stack, and why Azure is not the end of the story.

15:50:00

Dominique Leroy

CEO, Proximus

Embracing a Digital Future to Grow and Thrive

We are on the eve of the third and most profound wave of digital disruption, which is affecting the structures of organisations and entire sectors. This requires enterprises to rethink themselves and to build a different plan of approach to navigate through the disruptive changes ahead. Starting from her own sector specific expertise, Dominique Leroy gives a broader insight into the causal factors of the 'disruptive' waves and discusses with you the new strategic questions they raise. How should your business cope with disruption? How do you transform your company in order to better deal with confronting challenges? How can you promote innovation in your organisation?

16:20:00

Remy Knecht

COO - Head of Delivery and Operations, Belgian Mobile ID

Unlock a Smarter Business with Digital Identity

Our world is becoming more digital and mobile every day. Customers are increasingly using online services for their banking, retail, and public service needs. But this increase also comes with a layer of digital challenges around privacy and security. How can you ensure that customers are able securely share their private information, so they can easily make online transactions? Remy Knecht will share with you the vision that he and his team at itsme® have mapped out for digital IDs for customers, taking into account security, trust, and respect for privacy.

16:50:00

Stijn Degrieck

CEO, Codit Group

Closing: Digital Transformation Through Integration

17:00:00

Drinks & Appetizers

28/05/2019

12:00:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Lunch

13:00:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Serge Verborgh

General Manager, Codit Belgium

Welcome

13:10:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Didier Ongena

General Manager, Microsoft Belux

AI as Driver of Transformation

During Didier his session you’ll discover how companies and partners that embrace AI will clearly create a competitive advantage and will grow at a faster pace than those who resist it. Future-orientated companies are already laying the foundations for this transformation, by conducting pilot projects and releasing AI applications for their daily operations. Of course, our technology evolves and we’re moving towards working with our partners and customers to create artificial intelligence that truly augments human capabilities.

13:40:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Toon Vanhoutte

Solutions Architect, Codit Belgium

The Future of Integration

The heart of the digital transformation story for many businesses lies in integration. Today’s app market place allows businesses to pick and choose from a smorgasbord of apps and these apps need to get connected to improve transparency across the company and make it easier to make high-level decisions. Businesses need a flexible integration solution that not only helps them get connected to employees and customers, but also paves the way to the future.

14:05:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Massimo Crippa

Azure Domain Lead, Codit Belgium

Why Your Business Needs an API Driven Strategy

These days, every business is a digital business, undergoing a digital transformation. Digital transformation means that you must discover innovative ways to deliver products and services to your customers. Software - powered by APIs - delivers true value to businesses and allows them deliver exceptional digital experiences to their customers. In this session API expert Massimo Crippa will walk you through some use cases so you can gain a better understanding of how APIs are central to all organizations – no matter their size, industry, or location. You’ll also learn why APIs are not only a building block but are an essential part of your digital transformation.

14:30:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Break

15:00:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Glenn Colpaert

IoT Domain Lead, Codit Belgium

Pushing the Boundaries with IoT

With over 20 years’ experience in the field, Codit is helping customers get into Azure IoT Solution. New evolutions like Azure IoT Edge and Digital Twins are real game-changers for business and open up a whole range of new possibilities. Glenn will give a behind the curtains look on success stories, so you can get ideas about how IoT can be used for your business to drive revenue, discover new business models, and optimize business processes.

15:30:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Danny Buysse

General Manager, Codit Managed Services

Extending Operations from On-premises Solutions Towards Hybrid and Cloud

Danny will highlight the importance how a solid support system behind your chosen integration solution is not an option but a must if you want to get ahead and stay ahead. You’ll gain key insights into how managing and supporting an Azure platform is different from an on-premises solution and why you need experts who know the difference and have the resources to support you. In this session you’ll discover how a hybrid integration solution is the key to a strong stack, and why Azure is not the end of the story.

15:50:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Dominique Leroy

CEO, Proximus

Embracing a Digital Future to Grow and Thrive

We are on the eve of the third and most profound wave of digital disruption, which is affecting the structures of organisations and entire sectors. This requires enterprises to rethink themselves and to build a different plan of approach to navigate through the disruptive changes ahead. Starting from her own sector specific expertise, Dominique Leroy gives a broader insight into the causal factors of the 'disruptive' waves and discusses with you the new strategic questions they raise. How should your business cope with disruption? How do you transform your company in order to better deal with confronting challenges? How can you promote innovation in your organisation?

16:20:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Remy Knecht

COO - Head of Delivery and Operations, Belgian Mobile ID

Unlock a Smarter Business with Digital Identity

Our world is becoming more digital and mobile every day. Customers are increasingly using online services for their banking, retail, and public service needs. But this increase also comes with a layer of digital challenges around privacy and security. How can you ensure that customers are able securely share their private information, so they can easily make online transactions? Remy Knecht will share with you the vision that he and his team at itsme® have mapped out for digital IDs for customers, taking into account security, trust, and respect for privacy.

16:50:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Stijn Degrieck

CEO, Codit Group

Closing: Digital Transformation Through Integration

17:00:00

Next speaker

First speaker

Drinks & Appetizers

Didier Ongena

General Manager, Microsoft Belux

Didier Ongena is General Manger at Microsoft Belgium & Luxembourg.
Previous functions at Microsoft since 2003: Commercial Director of the West European SME and Partner Department in Paris. He was previously General Manager of Microsoft Advertising & Online. Ongena’s career with Microsoft started in Brussels. Before Microsoft BeLux, he was Director of the public sector and also led sales in education, healthcare and communications sectors.
Before MSFT and mission: After obtaining a master’s degree in commercial engineering from Solvay Business School, Ongena worked at consultancy firms Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. In 2003 he joined Microsoft. His mission is to inspire as many people as possible in science and IT and to work for digital literacy.

Toon Vanhoutte

Solutions Architect, Codit

Toon is Lead Architect at Codit Belgium and a Microsoft Azure MVP. His duty is to design and deliver reliable, secure and scalable integration / backend solutions, both on-premises and in the Azure cloud. His focus is on integration, API Management, IoT and Azure PaaS solutions. As a solution architect, he’s not scared to take up big challenges and to dive into a development mode. He’s a quite active member of the Microsoft Azure community and was speaker on several community and company events. Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he loves to share his experiences in workshops, presentations and blogs. As an Azure Advisor, he’s actively collaborating with various Azure product teams.

Massimo Crippa

Azure Domain Lead, Codit

Massimo Crippa is an integration architect and cloud enthusiast with more than 15 years of experience with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies. He started his career in the Italian ICT sector as a web developer and later focused on middleware and messaging projects. In 2011 he moved to Belgium where he is working as Azure Domain Lead for Codit. In this role, he’s responsible for the Azure domain where his tasks range from envision the Cloud journey, to demonstrate different Azure PaaS capabilities, and to implement those with customers.

Glenn Colpaert

IoT Domain Lead at Codit | Microsoft Azure MVP

Glenn is IoT Domain Lead at Codit, where he ensures the day to day operations of the IoT domain within Codit. Since 2014 he is a Microsoft Azure MVP and Microsoft Azure Advisor. Next, to his day to day job, he also is part of the AZUG crew (Belgian Azure User Group). Glenn has been integrating businesses with BizTalk, Cloud & Microsoft technologies for more than 10 years. He has gained a lot of hands-on experience during his projects and likes to share it with colleagues and the community.

Dominique Leroy

CEO, Proximus

After graduating at the Solvay Business School, Dominique Leroy worked for 24 years at Unilever, where she held positions in marketing, finance, logistics, sales and general management.

Joining Proximus in October 2011 as Vice President Sales for the Consumer Business, Dominique took over the position of Executive Vice President of the Consumer Business in June 2012 and 1,5 years later she was appointed CEO of the Proximus Group. As CEO, she brought Proximus back to growth and firmly believes that new technologies should help people and organizations to improve their lives and work environment.

Next to her role at Proximus, she is a very active member of several professional associations and already won various awards, such as the ‘LEAD-IN’s Leadership’ Award, ‘Manager of the Year’ and ‘Trends Business Woman’.

Remy Knecht

COO, Belgian Mobile ID

Remy is COO at Belgian Mobile ID. Belgian Mobile ID launched their Digital ID solution itsme® in 2017 and was certified by the Belgian government as eID-means with the highest level of assurance. In 2019 Belgian Mobile ID has also been certified as Qualified Trust Service Provider for itsme® sign. The itsme® services enable a digital world with focus on security, privacy and a simple user experience. Before joining Belgian Mobile ID, Remy spend almost 20 years in the Telecommunication Sector in various positions. Remy studied civil engineering, has a license as an airline pilot and as member of the GIAC Advisory Board holds certifications in Cyber Security & Defense.

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