Virtual Inspiration Event

Thursday, 14 October 2021

join the delaware Inspiration Event

With all the uncertainty finally behind us, the future looks bright! Companies great and small have accelerated their digital transformation the past two years, so we want to light up your mind with inspiring customer stories – this time back in real-life!  

What to expect?

  • An inspiring opening session starring the delaware accelerator dFund and the 3 innovative ventures it helped to grow
  • 5 unique tracks with a focus on smart experience, smart factory, smart ERP, smart employee and smart data

  • 15 interactive speaker sessions and interviews with customers such as Barco,Unilin, Joris Ide and Atlas Copco

  • VRT television presenter and reporter Cath Luyten as the overall event moderator

  • Finally catching up with your colleagues and industry friends in person!

Thursday, 14 October 2021 – 14:00 – 19:30 

Doors, registrations and meet again: 14:00 – 14:45 

Welcome: 14:45 – 15:00

Presentations: 15:00 – 17:15

Closing words: 17:15 – 17:30

Networking, walking dinner and drinks: 17:30 – 19:30


Wiedauwkaai 23, 9000 Ghent

Parking available on-site

Register before 7 October 2021

Before completing your registration:

If you’ll attend the Inspiration Event, make sure to select your preferred topics for each of the 5 tracks.

Let us inspire you.

On 14 October, delaware will be hosting its Inspiration Event back in real-life. Our Inspiration Fairs have always been an opportunity for visitors to explore new technologies and see digital transformation trends in action – and this year we invite you all back in person! 

When it comes to digital transformation, now is the time to start putting theory into practice. Will you let us inspire you? 

5 storylines

Smart experience, smart factory, smart ERP, smart employee and smart data

6 moderators

While Cath Luyten acts as an overall event moderator, 5 other experts in their respective fields will lead the speaker sessions

multiple customer cases

3 new ventures supported by dFund will kick off the event, followed by interviews with customers such as Barco, Unilin, Joris Ide and Atlas Copco


Get acquainted with each of our 5 unique tracks, each with their own story. Interested in multiple tracks? Don’t worry, you can switch between them after every session.

Smart experience

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.

  • Trouw Nutrition - Creating a quick, visual and convincing prototype of a digital customer experience

  • Unilin - Close the loop: from digital to offline sales

  • Joris Ide - How to achieve an omnichannel customer experience

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.

  • Barco – Digitally capturing the experience of the aging workforce

  • Vandeputte Safety Experts – The Warehouse Simulator

  • Clarebout - Planning & productie MII: what is next on top of ERP forecast on Azure 

Smart ERP

Smart ERP is a challenge for the every ‘retail’ industry. Identifying the friction points is key to optimize your customer journey. How can today's distributors respond to the threat of e-commerce giants in online sales? Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, cloud computing, data analytics and other digital technologies, they too can connect to their end-customer. In this way, Smart ERP improves the customer experience and promotes loyalty. It also allows distributors to get as close as possible to the full service delivery model of a market, by applying digital technologies and omnichannel best practices and by changing their business modelsfrom B2B to B2C.

  • Digital procurement & spend management - Discover how buyers and suppliers can collaborate digitally

  • Microsoft 365

  • S/4HANA Move - Bluefield data migration approach with SNP for larger companies

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.

  • Sibelga - MyKiosk: the Employee Experience intranet

  • Employee Experience Strategy - House of HR - AKIRA: Gamified onboarding experience

  • De Watergroep - Change Management case

Smart data

Successful data-driven businesses strive to improve their data quality, while reducing data organization and prep time. Their goal is to create data that is ready for analysis on-the-go, to continuously improve their products and services. And the best way to do that is to make your data smart.

  • Milcobel - How can SAP Datawarehouse Cloud get the most business value out of data

  • Hydroware & De Watergroep

  • Atlas Copco - Augmenting operational excellence with XR - Bringing data, field service technicians and back-office workforces together digitally, handsfree and in real time

ready to register?

Still not convinced?Have a look at our speakers and detailed schedule below.

meet some of our speakers

delaware brings digital transformation to a wide array of sectors and industries. These are some of our partners and customers who will give you a first-hand insight into our ground-braking products and services.


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register now

When you have made your selection, please click ‘register’ below to complete your registration for the event.


Our moderators will guide you through the storyline of each inspiration track. 

Overall event moderator
VRT television presenter and reporter. To mention only a few highlights, Cath has worked for the VRT, a Belgian public broadcaster, as a researcher, reporter and talk show host on shows like Vlaanderen Vakantieland, Café Corsari, Buurman, wat doe je nu?, and many more. Cath published her first book under the title 'Silence, Please' and gives every debate or event just that little bit more with her enthusiastic and disarming approach.
Innovation is in all of us and in all of our companies. The art is not innovation itself, but surrounding yourself with people that can guide you in this journey, and make it sustainable.
Martijn Mennen, IT Resources Manager and CIO at Agristo

about last year

Last year we transformed our annual gathering into a live virtual event. Watch the aftermovie to get a taste of all the inspiring stories that were told, all from the comfort of our homes.


Complete your registration here by filling in your personal details and selecting the sessions you want to attend during the event.

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