Keynote Sessions

Since inception in 2010, the CIO Leadership Summit has gained an outstanding reputation for presenting, year after year, an exceptional line-up of keynote speakers - inspiring CIOs, influential digital trailblazers, maverick forward-thinkers and visionary industry experts. Learn from those who are harnessing the power of exponential IT to definitely change the business and innovation games, well beyond the conventional spheres.


Monday 25 January 2021

14:00 - 14:40
Executive panel
Keynote Stage

THE PATH TO EXPONENTIAL IT – OPENING EXECUTIVE PANEL

New technologies like AI, ML, IoT, …, are exponentially catalyzing and amplifying one another, getting CIOs to re-imagine their IT operating model, reshape their technology adoption journey, and deliver new customer experiences outside traditional perimeters.

PETER BAL
VP & BU Leader Digital Services, Wabco

BERNARD BOLLE
Executive Manager, Intermut CIN-NIC
GERDY DE CLERCQ
Chief Information Officer, FedNot

BRECHT STUBBE
ICT Coordinator Dienst Geneeskundige Verzorging, RIZIV-INAMI
14:40 - 15:10
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

FROM EXPONENTIAL IT TO EXPONENTIAL VISION AND STRATEGY

For decades, Toyota has been recognized as the world’s leader in operational excellence and has made it a key pillar of its culture. And when technologies like cloud, IoT or AI are permanently catalysing one another’s potential, how does the company assess its real impact on business and operations while capitalizing on it to reinforce agility and boost innovation?

PIERRE MASAI
Chief Global Strategy, Toyota Systems Corp.
17:00 - 17:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

HOW TO USE INFORMATION TO EXPAND HUMAN POSSIBILITIES

The next industrial evolution is here, as a new test of intelligence for humans and machines. Where breakthroughs are hard-won and success requires sifting through overwhelming data for insights, Rockwell Automation embraces its possibilities by connecting the imaginations of people with the potential of machines to make work more intelligent, more connected and more productive.

CHRIS NARDECCHIA
SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Rockwell Automation
PETER HIGH
Columnist, Forbes | President, Metis Strategy
17:30 - 18:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

THE STRUGGLE OF THE CIO IN 2021: SHORT TERM OPERATIONAL DELIVERY VS LONG TERM STRATEGY

The balance of short term deliverables and long-term projects is a challenge that is well-known to all CIOs. And technology adoption choices that help providing both tactical business response and strategic value creation in the long run clearly requires a sound approach, culture, and leadership.

VINCENT ARNAL
Chief Information Officer, Lalux

ROBERT VAN ESPELO
Director Business Innovation EMEA, Oracle
JAN RONSSE
Managing Director Belux, Oracle
18:00 - 18:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

DIGITAL BY DEFAULT : GETTING TO 2025 TODAY

Digital technologies are integral to business and society today and are already delivering significant outcomes. But the exponential potential, however, has yet to be fully exploited at depth.

Dr. EDWIN VAN DER OUDERAA
Sr. Managing Director Customer, Sales, Services & Digital Banking, Accenture
18:30 - 19:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

MAPPING OUT NEW TERRITORY: FJORD TRENDS 2021

In the current transition phase from crisis response to a new operational model, CIOs have the opportunity to examine the changes thrust and the innovations that are emerging. Mapping out new territory is the meta-trend for 2021 with a wealth of new opportunities. Some are scary, some are exciting, but all of them are largely unexplored.

MARK CURTIS
Chief Customer Officer, Fjord – Head of Innovation, Accenture Interactive

Monday 01 February 2021

14:00 - 14:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

FROM DIGITAL AGILITY TO DIGITAL RESILIENCE: HOW AI IS IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF WORK

Preparing to move from agility to resilience is not just a technology change. It is a cultural change with no way back…

MARC TEERLINK
Global Vice President, SAP Intelligent Enterprise Solutions & Artificial Intelligence
14:30 - 15:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

HARNESSING EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES: THE BRIDGESTONE JOURNEY TO APPS BUILDING BLOCKS, SCALABLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONTINUOUS DELIVERY

While the right skills and mindsets are critical, delivery is only accelerated when the right technology components and reusable services are in place.

MICHAEL JOHNSON
Chief Information Officer & VP IT, Bridgestone EMEA
17:00 - 17:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

TOP CLOUD PROTECTION PRIORITIES: IS CHANGE THE ONLY CONSTANT IN THE NEW WORLD?

There’s a brutal irony at the core of digital business: multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure environments help business scale, pivot and innovate at speed of light, but are harder and harder to protect.

MARK JOW
EMEA Vice President Sales Engineering, Commvault
17:30 - 18:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

LEVERAGING THE COMPANY’s DIGITAL DNA: LEARNING FROM PRACTICAL CASES

Strong and inspiring data-driven transformations stories across industry sectors demosntrate clear and tangible business value, and even more when DataOps concepts are put into perspective.

TOM CHRISTENSEN
Chief Technology Officer EMEA North, Hitachi Vantara
18:00 - 18:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

Building a value focused customer-centric organization

If CEOs clearly understand the business benefits of exponential IT, they must envision them within all critical components of the organization and, most importantly, those that have the potential to fuel scalable and sustainable growth.

ERIC LAUWERS
Chief Executive Officer, Arvesta
BOB COSTERMANS
Senior Manager, Accenture
18:30 - 19:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

RE-INVENTING THE INTERNET TO SECURE THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Once a tool for information sharing and communication, the internet has grown increasingly complex, and digital innovations are outpacing the ability to keep it secure. Trust in our digital economy now hangs in the balance, putting significant value at risk.

KELLY BISSELL
Global Managing Director Accenture Security, Accenture

Monday 08 February 2021

14:00 - 14:30
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

DIGITAL JACKPOT: HOW TO WIN THE DIGITAL GAMBLE IN A POST CORONA WORLD

Going digital is a gamble. High-risk. High-reward. But staying off the table is even riskier. Steven Lehmann will embark you on an exceptional inspiration journey by bringing new ideas and a fresh take on digital business beyond the hype and in the next phase of technology.

STEVEN LEHMANN
Author, Digital Jackpot. Global Expert in AI, Analytics, Digital Transformation & Data Foundation
14:30 - 15:00
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

5G: WHAT ARE THE CRITICAL BUILDING BLOCKS TO REALIZE THE DIGITAL ECONOMY?

Why is digitization so important for the society, and why is 5G a critical building block to realize the digital economy? Practically, what are the most pressing challenges and how to build a compelling business case and adoption roadmap?

WERNER DE LAET
Chief Enterprise & Innovation Officer, Orange
16:30 - 17:10
Executive panel
Keynote Stage

CO-CREATION STRATEGIES: THE PATH TO EXPONENTIAL INNOVATION FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Many CIOs are considering to create ecosystems with high-potential startups and scaleups to increase their technology capabilities and build on one another’s technological expertise. But choosing the right start/scaleup is a complex exercise as many factors must be considered beyond the technology value.

DUCO SICKINGHE
Chief Executive Officer, Fortino Capital

MARC DECORTE
Chief Executive Officer, Innowings
TINE VANDENBREEDEN
Chief Executive Officer, MobileXpense

JONATHAN BERTE
Chief Executive Officer, Robovision
17:10 - 17:40
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

POST-COVID19: WHICH OPPORTUNITES FOR CIOs IN THE NEW NORMAL?

Cloud software, platforms and infrastructure have helped facing the Covid19 crisis by strengthening business resilience, enabling remote working environments, and fostering customer engagement. But there is one commonality: the CIO is -and will remain- the driving force of tech-enabled transformation.

YVES BERNAERT
Senior Managing Director, Accenture Technology Europe Lead
17:40 - 18:10
Guest Speaker
Keynote Stage

THE PATH TO RESPONSIBLE COMPUTING

Exponential IT is about agility, innovation, and customer experience. And when customers, ecosystems, employees and society are driving new rules of ethics, fairness and transparency, exponential IT rooted in responsible computing is key to radically accelerate the effective use of data, AI, quantum computing and other groundbreaking technologies that can drive CIOs to thrive in their journeys to the future.

VICTORIA BUNYARD
Chief Technology Officer Benelux, IBM
18:10 - 18:40
Executive panel
Keynote Stage

TOWARDS THE EXPONENTIAL CIO: NEW ROLE, NEW MANDATE, NEW LEADERSHIP

CIOs and digital leaders are facing unprecedented societal and technological changes. From explosive data growth to IoT to robotics to AI, technologies are creating new opportunities -and risks- that directly impact the CIO’s role and mandate within and outside the physical organization.

JOCELYN DARBROUDI
Chief Information Officer, Securex
JOHAN GUELLUY
Chief Information Officer, Acerta