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Olivier de Wasseige, CEO and General Manager of UWE (Walloon Business Association),
Vice-President of CESE (Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Wallonia),
Member of the board of the FEB (Federation of Enterprises in Belgium),
Member of the Board of INTERNET ATTITUDE, private equity fund,
Visiting conference Master at University of Louvain
Olivier de WASSEIGE, age 57, has a degree and a Master in Computing science (University of Namur). He has concentrated part of his career in the IT sector, in particular at IBM. He created his first company in 1999 DEFIMEDIA, Web agency - 25 people, then in 2010 INTERNET ATTITUDE, a private equity fund, which invests in start-ups of the internet sector. He was also a coach in VENTURELAB, incubator for students-entrepreneurs of the University of Liège, and taught at the University of Louvain and in diverse High Schools. He is strongly involved in the regional economic development, and in 2016, was a member of the Council of the Digital technology (Walloon Region). He is a specialist of the digital technology, particularly for SME and Start-ups.
Els Breugelmans, Professor of Marketing at KU Leuven
Els Breugelmans (PhD, University of Antwerp, 2005) is Professor of Marketing at KU Leuven, campus Antwerp, Faculty of Economics and Business. She is an expert in the domain of retailing, and does scientific research on a variety of retailing-related topics, including multi- and omni-channel shopping, loyalty programs and retailer-manufacturer relationships. She conducts rigorous and managerially relevant research, resulting in a win-win for her academic peers and collaborating companies. Her academic work has been published in major academic outlets such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing and Marketing Letters. She is also often consulted by media, to elucidate on retailing trends, from her academic perspective.
Pascal Butera, Expert - Digital Business Ambassador chez Agence du Numérique (AdN)
Expert and e-business, with a confirmed experience in e-marketing, e-commerce and projet management.
Certified PRINCE2® Foundation & Professional Scrum Master.
Specialties: e-business, e-commerce, e-marketing, projet management and secure technology.
Damien Jacob, Head of RETIS - Professor in web strategies, e-Commerce and e-Business
Active for over 25 years in the field of ICT, Damien is an expert in e-commerce and e-marketing, certified "RENTIC" and "Fit4Digital". He heads the consulting firm RETIS. RETIS acts as a facilitator for the development of e-business projects for SMEs, starters and traders (both in Btoc and BtoB), acting as an "architect" of e-commerce projects (strategy and commercial development), being neutral in relation to service providers. He is also a lecturer and trainer in 4 high schools and universities in Belgium and France (e-commerce, e-marketing and digital law courses: www.prospectic.be ). He has published "e-commerce: Best Practices for Success" (Editions Edipro).
Doriane Magnus, Executive Director - Services & Business at Semetis
Doriane Magnus is currently Executive Director at Semetis (Services & Business). Semetis is the Belgian leading agency in Digital Advertising & Digital Business Intelligence, specialized in data-driven marketing. Ensuring the highest level of service quality for all Semetis clients but also identifying new business opportunities both in terms of Digital Advertising and in terms of Digital Business Intelligence are part of Doriane daily job. She was a speaker at several Belgian digital seminars and she published many business cases that were presented at national conferences. Doriane actually started her career as a Project Developer at The Nielsen Company, the world’s leader in market research where she managed both global and local projects and where she developed a tool to help facilitate and simplify the process of each study (that received various internal awards). She then joined Semetis in 2012.
Edouard Seynaeve, E-commerce creator (with Prestashop)
Edouard is the founder of Wepika (www.wepika.com), a Prestashop dedicated e-commerce agency (Wepika focuses on growing SMEs such as J&Joy, Kewlox, eFarmz, Chacon, ...). During his free time he also launched Café Numérique (Tech discussions between the conference and the bar), RueDuWeb (coworking space) and LeanFund (seed fund).
Benny Sintobin, Founder, Former CEO - Omni-channel & e-commerce Strategic Advisor for Global Brands and retailers
I love helping brands with their Journey from Wholesale Brand to Direct-to-Consumer Retailer. Founder Frucon.net is an end2end cross-border e-commerce specialist.
Anne-Catherine Trinon, CEO of Altavia ACT
Anne-Catherine Trinon is CEO of Altavia ACT*, a communications agency specialized in the retail sector. Their main clients are Proximus, Nespresso, Carrefour, Makro and L’Oreal. The company offers a broad range of services, from activation and creative concepts to print and digital solutions. In 2006, Anne-Catherine launched a process of collective intelligence in her company, constantly innovating its participative management methodologies since.
Anne-Catherine Trinon has more than 20 years’ experience in communication and is also very active in the entrepreneurial sector in Belgium (Reseau Entreprendre Bruxelles and APM). She is the author of a book “Avant, j’étais un patron de m*rde”, Comment le management participatif a transformé ma vie et celle de mon entreprise.
She has a Master’s degree in translation and management, and is a certified coach “Coach & Team” since 2011.
Matthieu van der Schueren, Managing director Twinbox
Matthieu is a driven transformation consultant and general manager specialised in business growth and turnaround. He is passionate about opportunities created by technology in day-to-day business. He is managing director of Twinbox, delivering large transformation projects and newco developments in B2C and B2B2C industries. He is currently leading the major business & technology turnaround of Standaard Boekhandel & Club. Over the last years, the company has been working on the set-up and launch of Distriplus’ eCommerce platform and organisation, the development of the digital & CRM program of Delhaize, B2B eCommerce platform of Turbo’s Hoet Group, the customer interaction app of Ethias insurance, the card & payment strategy of Keytrade Bank, or the digital customer journey for Toyota Motors across Europe. Matthieu is co-founder of smartconnect.eu and one2three.be.
Michel Vermaerke, Managing Director Alio Consilio, Chairman Klarafestival (Festival of Flanders Brussels), former Finance, Banking and Telco senior Executive
Michel has been an Executive for more than 25 years in the world of finance, banking and telco. Successfully leading teams, organisations and projects around the transformation of industries, companies and functions has been at the core of his activities and competences. From 2005 till October 2017, he was CEO of Febelfin, the Belgian financial sector federation. Before (1996-2004), he was Secretary General, General Counsel and Head of the Staff functions at Belgacom (today Proximus); and prior to this telco experienced, he held similar functions at Cedel, today Clearstream, the international Clearing and Settlement Institution for internationally traded securities (1990-1996). Besides his business roles and responsibilities, he strongly believes in committing oneself for the common and greater good. As such, among other functions, he is the chairman of the classic music broadcast Klarafestival (since 2008), and since its inception 15 years ago, he is also independent board member of the Antwerp based Hospital Group, ZNA (Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen). Michel has also created his own consultancy firm, Alio Consilio offering alternative ways to find solutions for strategic, tactical, organizational or personnel challenges which organisations are facing in changing times. Amongst the Alio Consilio clients, one will find also new entrepreneurial so-called Fintech’s intending to offer innovative financial services solutions.
Clo Willaerts, Freelance Digital Marketing Expert
Author, consultant, speaker and trainer
Clo Willaerts (°1970) is a Belgian marketing professional with a large social media following and extensive experience in digital business (communities, streaming media, portals, social media, digital transformation) for the travel, finance, automotive, media and telco industry. Her popular technology blog has been a go-to resource since 2004. Now, after working almost twenty years as an internet and media professional, she travels around the world as a consultant, speaker and author.
A digital media virtuoso, Clo never tires of teaching and learning about digital technology and the impact it has on our daily lives. She frequently lectures in Belgium on social media, online privacy, digital marketing, artificial intelligence and future technologies at Karel de Grote College, EHSAL Management School and Odisee, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and UBA Academy.