Programme

  1. Hours

    Sessions

    Speakers

  2. Go to Market with Amazon Web Services - How AWS is helping startups

    Startups were the early adopters of AWS cloud services. Today, thousands of startups use AWS to power their digital services. The AWS Startup Business Development team will share how startups can leverage the Amazon’s offering beyond cloud services and how AWS is helping early and growth stage companies go to market. You can expect many startup references and examples on how you can act to benefit from AWS’s programs.

    Jose Rodriguez has a background in Technology, Business Development and Entrepreneurship. After working over 10 years in the Telecom industry in 3 different countries, he founded a few startups. After proving statistics right, failing multiple times, he achieved success and led a team across internationalization, acceleration programs, funding, technical challenges and exit. He’s currently leading AWS Startup business development for the BENELUX market, looking to position Amazon as a partner and support startups in all phases of their lifecycle.

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  3. Customer Success Story: Showcase of a Salesforce customer’s experience

    The Storyforce team at Salesforce captures and promotes our customers’ successes and we would love to showcase the great work that has been done for our current, happy customers. This will give you the opportunity to see some of the great ways people are utilising our Marketing Cloud to become a customer-first company, with a deep understanding and proactive strategy around customer experience.

    Luc Schamhart is Regional Vice President at Salesforce and responsible for the Marketing Cloud.
    The Salesforce platform offers companies the opportunity to develop powerful, user-friendly mobile apps at lightning speed.
    Before Luc joined Salesforce, he worked at Microsoft and IBM in various roles.

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  4. Living in the future: Exploring trends that will impact your business

    Is your business ready to embrace the changes that are coming at breakneck speed towards us? Looking ahead at 2030 we’ll explore the trends that are likely to impact on your business and why it’s of crucial importance that your business has the agility to be able to handle and capitalise on these trends.

    Maureen O’Rourke is a Strategic Industry Director at Oracle working with Retail and Consumer Good brands to help them shape the future through Digital Transformation. As a former Head of Digital Development at Bank of Ireland & Head of Digital Service at eir and Meteor, Maureen has led significant Digital Transformation projects leading to excellent digital experiences.

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  5. Lunch Break

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  6. Building a Future-Proof Organisation

     The average age of an S&P 500 company is under 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s. In this fast-moving digital world, challengers are popping up left and right. How can you make sure your company survives the next decade? What can you learn from the challengers in your market and how can you keep an eye out for potential dangers?

    Jo Caudron has been active in the online industry for +20 years. He (co-)founded over two dozen digital companies and uses his entrepreneurial experience to offer rock and roll-style business consulting to global companies in different industries. He is founding partner of Duval Union Consulting, a business consulting company that focusses on helping organizations to transform and become future-proof.

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  7. The Vaimo Playbook: Content & Commerce

    What are the successful strategies and tactics in digital commerce when it comes to content? What works and what doesn’t? What are the winners doing? Pete will share some core beliefs and insights on how to drive success with content in digital commerce, based on long practical experience working with retailers, brands and manufacturers across Europe and the United States.

    Pete has been working in the retail industry for 10 years. Having held leadership positions and led strategic projects in the John Lewis Partnership and Topshop, he moved into a resource consultancy role working with ecommerce agencies and merchants. At Vaimo, Pete engages with strategic partners to drive ongoing digital success for clients and offer innovation to omnichannel solutions.

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  8. Influencer marketing, your to-do list

    It is impossible to surf the web without being confronted with all the suggestions on adding the influencer marketing discipline to your marketing mix. Influencers are here to stay and brands are moving in fast to stay ahead! Although many companies are exploring and experimenting fiercely, there is little hands-on information to guide marketeers throughout this process. 

    This keynote is going to change that by bringing you a step-by-step instruction manual to get started and improve your influencer ROI for the long run. On top of this reliable to-do list, attendees will receive an update on the #reclame (or #publicité) guidelines. A must-see for both beginners and experts!

    Maarten is cofounder and CEO of Influo, an influencer marketing company from Ghent and active throughout Europe. Influo offers an all-in-one software solution and offers the services of one of the most experienced teams in influencer marketing today. Clients include brands such as Estée Lauder, Walt Disney, Uber or Universal Music and agencies such as Dentsu Aegis, Famous Relations or Global Image.

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  9. M&A is the new R&D in a world where agility defines business success

    This is not the hype story of how cool startups are and why you should invest in them with a fund or setup an accelerator. Corporate Venturing is so much more than CVC - corporate venture capital.

    The aim of this book is to provide insights in the different strategies and tactics to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration, as well as plenty of cases as examples where these methods are successfully applied. This is not a book for people that are looking for complex innovation theories around venturing. Rather it’s a no-nonsense, ready-to-apply comprehensive guide for creating and reviewing your corporate venturing strategy as a strategic instrument to thrive in this fast changing world.

    The book will provide guidance, insights, perspective and inspiration for anyone that has an interests in corporate venturing as a strategy to accelerate growth. Whether you are a large corporate or an upcoming player in the market.

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