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Join the delaware Virtual Inspiration Event 

For all the uncertainty about what the future will look like, one thing is certain: it will be digital. With digital transformation being accelerated as we speak, we want to give you the opportunity to stay ahead.

Let us inspire you

On 28 October, delaware will be hosting its very first Virtual Inspiration Event. Our Inspiration Fairs have always been an opportunity for visitors to explore new technologies and see digital transformation trends in action – and that won’t be any different this year.

For our 2020 edition, however, we have decided to transform our annual gathering into a live virtual event. When it comes to digital transformation, now is the time to start putting theory into practice. Will you let us inspire you?

 

Virtual Inspiration Event

28 Oct, 13h20 - 28 Oct, 15h40

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What to expect

  • Long-time geek and technology aficionado Lieven Scheire as an overall event moderator
  • An inspiring keynote on digitalization in the heavily impacted healthcare sector
  • Topics clustered into three main storylines: Smart Factory, Smart Employee and Smart Business
  • 9 interactive speaker sessions and interviews with customers such as Agristo, Schréder, imec and Netafim
  • The opportunity to talk to experts about high-tech topics such as SAP S/4HANA, Virtual Reality or the Digital Workplace
  • A private one to one chat and video call function to connect with peers and network before and after the event
  • The entire event will approximately take 2 hours and 15 minutes
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3 storylines

Smart Factory
Smart Employee
Smart Business
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4 moderators

While Lieven Scheire acts as an overall event moderator, 3 other experts in their respective fields will lead the speaker sessions  
Customer

Multiple customer cases

Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen will kick off the event, followed by interviews with customers such as Agristo, imec, Netafim, Joris Ide, …
Businessmen

Talk to the experts

Chat about 6 specific topics: SAP S/4HANA, supply chain, finance, Digital Workplace, Digital Transformation and AR/VR

3 storylines

Smart Employee

Today's workplace is global, fast-paced and technology-driven. The Smart Employee has both the hard and soft skills needed to function in a 21st century work environment. They show flexibility, engagement and are committed to the Digital Workplace. By experimenting with new ways of working, they have become crucial stakeholders in an ongoing workforce transformation.

  • Introducing the Digital Workplace at imec
  • How can digitalization and emerging technologies boost your maintenance processes?
  • The Future of Learning

Smart Factory

Smart Factories are highly digitized and connected production facilities that rely on smart manufacturing. Many manufacturing lines today are only 60% productive, so there are tremendous opportunities for improvement. Smart Factories take on a ‘minimal waste, maximum value’ approach and strive for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. In other words: The Smart Factory does more with less – machines, people, resources.

  • Agristo's move to SAP S/4HANA
  • How we put Industry 4.0 into practice at our customers
  • Renewing the Supply Chain at Joris Ide

Smart Business

In an interconnected and automated world, the Smart Business survives – and thrives. The Smart Business knows that digital transformation is a journey rather than a destination. It creates effortless experiences, both for its customers and for its employees. The Smart Business takes advantage of the latest technological developments such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and AR/VR.

  • The new and improved digital CFO office
  • Schréder: A guiding light in AR configuration and VR
  • From customer experience towards effortless experience @ Netafim

Meet your speakers

Dimitri De Rooze

Manager ICT & Aankoop at Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen

Dimitri is an experienced IT manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. His strong analytical mindset, combined with his coaching and people management skills, make him an IT project management professional that never loses touch with the human side of technology.

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Martijn Mennen

Experienced IT Resources Manager and CIO at Agristo

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Kristof Stouthuysen

Professor of Management Accounting at Vlerick Business School

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Sonja Van Aelst

Digital Workplace Program Lead at imec

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Linn Angé

Corporate & Outreach Communication Manager at imec

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Ruxandra Bex

Digital Marketing Project Manager at Schréder Group

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Bernard Bossuyt

ICT Manager at Joris Ide

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Omer Gerson

Digital, Analytics & Innovation Director at Netafim

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Event schedule

Below you’ll find the short descriptions for each of the 9 speaker sessions. 
Click on the titles to read more. Click on register to select your preferred topic for each time slot.

For every person that registers and stays connected during the entirety of the event, delaware will donate €5 to charity. 

Wednesday 28 Oct, 13h20-15h40
13:20
Welcome by Patrick Andersen (Managing Partner delaware BeLux)
13:40
13:40-14:00
Leading digital transformation in healthcare
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14:05
14:05-14:25
Smart Factory: Agristo's move to SAP S/4HANA
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14:05-14:25
Smart Employee: Introducing the Digital Workplace at imec
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14:05-14:25
Smart Business: The new and improved digital CFO office
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14:30
14:30-14:50
Smart Factory: How we put Industry 4.0 into practice at our customers
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14:30-14:50
Smart Employee: How can digitalization and emerging technologies boost your maintenance processes?
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14:30-14:50
Smart Business: Schréder: A guiding light in AR configuration and VR
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14:55
14:55-15:15
Smart Factory: Renewing the Supply Chain – when automation takes over
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14:55-15:15
Smart Employee: The Future of Learning
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14:55-15:15
Smart Business: From customer experience towards effortless experience @ Netafim
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15:20
15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: SAP S/4HANA migration
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15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: Warehouse & Supply Chain
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15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: Finance
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15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: Digital Workplace & Learning
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15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: Digital Transformation
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15:20-15:40
Talk to the expert: AR/VR
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Click on register to select your preferred topic for each time slot.

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Event moderators

Lieven Scheire

Overall event moderator

Lieven Scheire is a comedian, physicist and science communicator. He presents television shows like Scheire en de Schepping and Team Scheire and won the popular TV quiz 'De Slimste Mens ter Wereld’ (‘The Smartest Man in the World’) in 2019. Lieven Scheire is appreciated for his refreshing mix of science and comedy. He talks about complex subjects in an accessible way, with knowledge and the necessary dose of humor. No one can spell Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum mechanics or Drake's formula out as Lieven Scheire.
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Filip Van den Abeele

Smart Factory moderator

Filip is a self-employed pipeline engineer in the oil and gas industry. When he was Head of Science at the VRT, he could perfectly explain science and technology in an understandable manner, with plenty of room for humor. In every panel discussion or lecture, he invariably presents some rather remarkable conclusions. Filip recently also discovered his sense of entrepreneurship. In addition to his copywriting bureau and production house for radio, TV and multimedia, he founded Subseawolf in 2012, a steadily growing consultancy firm that offers engineering services for the design, installation and management of pipelines and offshore infrastructure.
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Ann Maes

Smart Employee moderator

Ann has established an international career by building and protecting the reputation of people, brands and organizations. As managing director and hands-on reputation strategist, she works for world renowned and very small brands - with passion, conviction and curiosity. She is motivated to use enterprise and organization to build a more stable society. Her book, which is called The Positive Sum Game and was written together with her partner Herman Toch, shows how profit and purpose can interact positively to everyone's benefit.
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Rick de Leeuw

Smart Business moderator

Rick spent twenty years as the lead singer for rock band Tröckener Kecks. He later wrote several novels and poetry collections, and became known for TV programs such as De Laatste Show. He also presented a music program called Het hol van de Leeuw (the lion's den) on Radio 1. He acted with KVS and Union Suspecte, translated poetry from the Middle Ages and wrote a play about Father Phil Bosmans for actor Gène Bervoets. He also joined Jan Hautekiet on several successful theatre tours of Flanders and the Netherlands. He has spent ten years working with Te Gek!?, an organization that is trying to break the taboo surrounding mental health care. 
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About last year

"I heard a lot of interesting things that we can implement in our business. Very inspiring!"

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people visited last year's Inspiration Fair