Stuck in a routine? Join us for the delaware Inspiration evening and get plenty of fresh ideas


Do you sometimes open the fridge and close it immediately because you don’t feel inspired by what you see?

Do you sometimes have the same feeling when you look at your business processes and systems as well? Do you sometimes wonder what you can do to break the mold, to innovate and disrupt?

But how can you do that when you lack a creative spark? Well, we can help. Join us on October 26 at the Ghelamco arena for the delaware Inspiration evening.

Sharpen your senses by feeling and seeing Microsoft and SAP technology at work. Let us inspire you by combining technology and vision with practical insights, best practices and experience.

Get inspired by:

  • A refreshing combination of technology trends and inspiration, and a unique blend of Microsoft and SAP solutions that is typically delaware

  • A rich mix of hands-on best practices, vision, customer cases and practical insights from the business, brought to you by the business

  • A menu of 32 snackable but trending topics in no fewer than 8 parallel tracks for you to do cherry-picking on and to adapt to your personal taste

  • And, as always, a wide range of networking opportunities!

Date & Venue

Date: October 26, 2017

Location: Ghelamco Arena, Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808, 9000 Gent.

There is plenty of parking space available around the stadium.



Registrations are closed for this event, we are looking forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

Agenda

Select your preferred topic for each track
17:00

Registration with a sip and a bite

18:00

Welcome by our Managing Partner Patrick Andersen to kick off the evening, followed by a panel session with some of our customers

18:40

Getting smarter about Artificial Intelligence

Getting smarter about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is about so much more than just machine learning. There are many more opportunities and challenges out there. The best way to get rid of misconceptions and misunderstandings, is by showing you how our customers are currently using it. In this session, you will learn more about predictive maintenance, predictive equality and production quality prediction through vivid case studies.

Guy Clarysse

Digital platforms: best of suite or best of breed?

Digital platforms: best of suite or best of breed?

When you start building a digital platform, you will need to make some tough choices. Do you listen to the sweet words of suite vendors? Or do you go for an architectural solution that will allow you to evolve over time? Our delaware experts will be your guides on the road to a smart and future-proof decision-making system.

Bart Van Kerkhoven

From Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365: preparing your next move

From Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365: preparing your next move

Are you wondering if and why you should move to the new Dynamics 365 for Operations? Are you in doubt about going for the cloud or the on-premise version? About what path you should take to move to the next version of Dynamics? This session will give you insights into the why and the how. We will share our experience and best practices in order to make your move to Dynamics 365 a smooth and trouble-free one.

Geert De Win

Annual budgeting: a chore no more

Annual budgeting: a chore no more

Do you and your teams also let out a deep sigh when you think of annual budgeting processes? We must admit that we felt the same way. And that’s why we changed it. Where annual budgeting used to be time consuming, archaic and intense, it is now done in a flexible way based on real-time information. Let us show you how SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning overhauled delaware’s complete budgeting process and learn from our best practices.

Jos Gilissen

Me, myself and AI: powered by SAP Hybris

Me, myself and AI: powered by SAP Hybris

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a system that prompted you with perfect recommendations based on your past behavior? If there was a system that let you know proactively when spare parts need to be replaced, based on IoT data? Think about how much time you would save. Come and learn from B2C and B2B examples and discover Amazon Alexa as virtual shopping assistant. Explore the value of AI with Hybris.

Christoph Bogaerts

We need to chat(bot): employee feedback in SuccessFactors

We need to chat(bot): employee feedback in SuccessFactors

Classic performance reviews are under great pressure. Continuous feedback is definitely here to stay. But how can you easily and effortlessly continue to give feedback to your employees? delaware has developed a chatbot solution that can be integrated smoothly in SuccessFactors and provides feedback using various channels. In this session, you can see it at work in a real-life environment!

Juan Staes

S/4HANA in the cloud or on the ground: why choose?

S/4HANA in the cloud or on the ground: why choose?

SAP says that the cloud is one of its priorities. But what is SAP’s vision and roadmap on S/4HANA? If you are unsure about which SAP scenario is best adapted to your specific needs, then register for this session. Discover how SAP offers hybrid scenarios to improve your flexibility while keeping a close eye on innovating at the same time. We will bridge the gap between vision and theory and what we experience with our customers in the field. The best way to do that? With hands-on use-cases, of course.

Folker Lamote

The secret to competitive success in your maintenance department

The secret to competitive success in your maintenance department

Everyone uses a wide range of tools and software to make planning and maintenance efficient, especially when applying ISO55000 in an asset-driven industry. But do we use these tools smartly? Sign up and discover how to get the most out of your planning and scheduling tools. See why SAP AIN can be a win-win-win for manufacturers, customers and service providers alike thanks to data collaboration in the cloud. Learn all about the latest trends in predictive maintenance. In short, experience how the combination of these factors plays a key role on the road to more competitive advantage.

 

Geert Hermans and Mario Broucke

19:10

Data is an asset… so why not treat it like one?

Data is an asset… so why not treat it like one?

Nowadays, information landscapes consist of several best-of-breed solutions and a combination of on-premise and cloud platforms with structured and unstructured data. But how do you not get lost? Data management holds the key to becoming a data-driven organization. We will share best practices in setting up the right data architecture, organizing your data structure properly, and tackling data quality, data security, master data management,  data warehousing and analytics.

Edel Boone

Episerver as epicenter for agility

Episerver as epicenter for agility

At delaware, we are firmly convinced that an agile way of working is the best way forward. That’s why we put Episerver at the center of our way of working. Episerver helps us put agile working as a theory into practice. In less than 20 minutes, we will show you how we use it – and how you can use it too. 


Bob Maes

A deep dive into Dynamics 365

A deep dive into Dynamics 365

Keen to explore –the full potential of next-generation business applications? At delaware, we are in the driver’s seat when it comes to adopting the Microsoft Dynamics strategy. We are first in the market to realize full Dynamics 365 implementations. In this session, we will illustrate how Dynamics 365 provides intelligent business applications which offer new and creative opportunities to help your organization. Join this session to gain insights into the full potential of Dynamics 365.

Jan De Bock – Geert De Win

BW4/Hana: evolution or revolution?

BW4/Hana: evolution or revolution?

Is BW/4HANA just another upgrade or is it a must have and a real game changer for analytics? If you ask us, it is the latter. How do we know? Well, we were one of the first to implement BW/4HANA data warehousing projects in Europe. In this session, we will focus on the added value of BW/4HANA, zoom in on some of the do’s and don’ts and share best practices based on what we’ve already learned so far.

Bart Van Peteghem

The new kids in town: what’s new for Industry 4.0

The new kids in town: what’s new for Industry 4.0

Let’s explore the newest Microsoft and SAP platforms for Industry 4.0 together and see how they connect to IoT. Ready for a discovery tour through all the best new features of IoT, SAP Leonardo, SAP Cloud platform, Azure IoT Suite and IoT Cloud? We’ll also make a stop along the way for some real Industry 4.0 cases that already run on these platforms.

Bruno Mommens

Planting the seeds for optimized Field Service

Planting the seeds for optimized Field Service

With customers wanting information to be available at their fingertips, you need to be able to shift gears quickly. But how can you reach technicians and employees that are on the road most of the time? How do you optimize your scheduling and simplify dispatching? And what can you do to avoid unnecessary dispatching trips and move to remote assistance? In this session, we will answer those questions and zoom in on the tools that are on the market.

Jan De Bock & Eric Neven

S/4HANA: to migrate or not to migrate?

S/4HANA: to migrate or not to migrate?

If you are wondering if migration to S/4HANA is the next logical step for you, but have not made up your mind yet, you cannot miss out on this session. Based on our experience, we will highlight all the benefits of migrating to S/4HANA. We will also illustrate how delaware can help you define YOUR roadmap to S/4HANA and how proof of concept on YOUR own data, roadmap studies and inspiration sessions play a pivotal role in this process.

Pieter Lootens

A greener and safer world with SAP Product Compliance

A greener and safer world with SAP Product Compliance

With regulations changing in the blink of an eye, it is difficult to keep track of everything that is happening. How much easier would it be if you could protect product marketability and at the same time automate your product compliance processes? Did you know that SAP offers various solutions that can help you with these? We’ll discover these with you.

Kristof Verbeken
19:40

Using ideation to spark innovation

Using ideation to spark innovation

Do you sometimes feel bedazzled when you hear buzzwords like Design Thinking, Ideation or Innovation Catalysator? If you don’t feel at ease driving innovation ideation sessions to kick-start innovation in your company, this session is a must. We will give you swift insights and hands-on tips to start with small proof of concepts when you go back to the office.

Thierry Bruyneel and Jan Vandenbosch

Getting the most out of your content

Getting the most out of your content

Did you also invest in product information tools and systems? But do you also make the most of them? To make your investment fully pay off, our delaware experts will walk you through all the steps on the path from product information management to content creation.

Stefaan Vandeputte

Taking intuition to your shop-floor with Dynamics 365

Taking intuition to your shop-floor with Dynamics 365

Do you also think that you should be able to do planning and shop-floor execution intuitively? Dynamics 365 for Operations allows you to do just that. We’ll focus on the wide range of capabilities to extend your processes with graphical and intuitive applications. Based on our experience, we’ll also show you where we can create added value and help you optimize your processes, from graphical planning to shop- floor visualization applications.

Ben Vanhecke

A guided tour through the next generation data warehouse

A guided tour through the next generation data warehouse

Data is the new gold. But will protecting and mining that valuable asset be a piece of cake? Based on our experience, a simple data solution does not do the trick if you want to cover data lakes, embedded analytics, self-service tools data streaming and data science, all at the same time. Join us for a guided tour of the new architecture for your data warehouse.

Pieter Hebben

Big Brother 2.0: track and tracing to the next level

Big Brother 2.0: track and tracing to the next level

Are you already keeping track of all your assets and products? With everything and everyone connected anywhere, anyplace, anytime, using location based information can offer you unique insights. It can also allow you to push relevant information at the right moment to your customers. Join us for a session on contextual intelligence, beacons, RFID, LP-WAN and asset tracking.

Nick Thienpondt

Anywhere, anyplace, anytime: the workplace of the future

Anywhere, anyplace, anytime: the workplace of the future

Nowadays, employees want to have the same user experience when they work, anywhere, anyplace, anytime. Microsoft Office 365 allows you to rise to that challenge. Come and learn from our Office 365 experts why you need a governance layer on top of the out-of-the-box Office 365 concept and how to come to an innovative collaboration framework… and happy users.

Paul Belsack

More meat to the operational excellence bone

More meat to the operational excellence bone

How can you make the shift between dreaming of technological innovations and making them a reality, specifically in food companies? We will first demonstrate a magical dashboard that can help you save a significant amount of time in daily operations management, thus allowing you to spend more energy on innovation. In a second step, we will highlight which of the many technological novelties are the real low hanging fruit in a food context. This session is a must-attend for everyone who wants to keep track of the developments in the food industry.

Ivo Bigaré

How to add value to your S&OP

How to add value to your S&OP

Sales, Finance and Operations often work in silos when it comes to planning. The S&OP process is fed by quantities, while Operations thinks in output in other units and Finance operates with black box financials. But how can you increase your S&OP maturity? How can you make the necessary steps to an integrated business planning process? Join us and find out how SAP IBP helps you take the next steps towards a value driven S&OP process and how to tackle these kinds of projects on the path to one, single version of the truth.

Jean-Fabien Van Innis
20:10

How training, communication and documentation can boost your Return-on-Change-Investment (ROCI)

How training, communication and documentation can boost your Return-on-Change-Investment (ROCI)

Whether you’re implementing SAP ERP, a SharePoint intranet, Office 365 or S/4HANA Public Cloud, a new system impacts the day-to-day activities of your end-users. Training, documentation and change communication are key to encourage end users to make optimal use of the new system. Learn how to 1) onboard your end-users and 2) turn your project into a success story through real-life examples, best practices and hands-on tips & tricks!

Johan De Laet & Caroline Hillaert

Meet the profit-driven marketer

Meet the profit-driven marketer

With margins under pressure, companies are looking for ways to get the most out of their commercial efforts. They want to really focus on those customers that will lead to profitability in the long run. Unfortunately, traditional segmentations will never show you what you need to know. In this session, you will learn how to identify the customers that really bring added value and gain insights on how to grow your business smarter.

Sven Arnauts

Will blockchain disrupt your supply chain?

Will blockchain disrupt your supply chain?

With bitcoin, a first application of blockchain in practice is getting known on a larger scale. The technical principles can however be applied a lot wider than only in financials or in smart contracts. And YES, they will be disruptive in one way or another. And YES, also for your business. Don’t miss out on this session where we will present a use case on supply chain transparency of this new way of working, the architecture you need behind this and where you will find the low hanging fruit to get a head start on your competitors.

Michael Bulthé

Better business processes and operational excellence: the must haves

Better business processes and operational excellence: the must haves

Every analysis starts with a good understanding of the current way of working. But to gain better insights, you need to master advanced process mining, data management and have excellent data quality. Discover how the combination of these elements plays a pivotal role in enabling your IT department to deliver added value and better overall business performance in the long run.

Jan Van der Steen

Best of both worlds: running SAP on Azure

Best of both worlds: running SAP on Azure

Microsoft Azure is quickly becoming a very popular cloud solution. Would you have considered it as an option to build and run your SAP environment on? In this session, you are allowed to have your head in the clouds. Join us on a trip to a future-proof SAP platform.

Guy Germonpré & Gunter Dewitte

Knowing is growing: the value of information

Knowing is growing: the value of information

Investing in solutions to actually manage information is often seen as an expensive and unnecessary cost. Join us during this presentation to get to know some real-life cases where organizations were faced with the cost of not managing information. Learn how not to do it. No matter how big or small you are, every single one of us can benefit if we leverage information into knowledge in order to streamline processes and reduce process risk.

Lesly Janssens

A successful launch to the SAP Procurement cloud

A successful launch to the SAP Procurement cloud

Moving procurement to the cloud is an excellent opportunity to re-evaluate existing procurement setup and strategies, and to create a flexible procurement process in a much more dynamic, collaborative way. While S/4 Hana makes Procurement run simply, Ariba lets you share information and processes efficiently and safely with your suppliers and customers. Anytime. Anywhere. Are you ready for a successful launch?

Bart Van Kerckhoven

A supply chain reaction: extending across your supply chain

A supply chain reaction: extending across your supply chain

Imagine making your supply chain truly smart by extending it. That sounds great in theory, but how do you put it into practice? With your guidance, you will discover the latest functionalities in advanced warehouse operations (SAP EWM). We’ll also explore SAP Transportation Management to organize, optimize, track and control the packaging, loading and routing of your products…

Steven Leemans and Marc Feys
20:40

Walking dinner and networking

Registrations are closed for this event, we are looking forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.