On June 4th over 60 digital leaders and business partners joined CIONET at the venues of the VRT (Flemish Radio and Television) for an afternoon full of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Listening and Automated Decision Making.
Davey Rogiest, director and enterprise architect at INNOCOM, shares his conclusions and takeaways from the CIONET Business Strategy Bootcamp.
CIOs still feel a lot of friction as their businesses have to lower margins and so reduce (IT) costs
CIOs need a big enough budget to innovate. So when finances are tight this means more careful selection of where to innovate first – something CIOs struggle with. In the meantime, there is an increasing need to service the full end-to-end customer journey and offer the right tools to achieve this. And of course, the threat of new business models and smaller disruptive players still needs to be monitored.
On March 21st 2019, Cognizant hosted a breakfast session for Digital Leaders to walk them through the blueprint for modern organisations that want to be successful in an era where more and more companies are competing on code and data. Cognizant identified one key success factor: Culture. Companies that have the most brilliant digital strategy, but who don't manage to keep their people on board, have wasted their investment. The pressure on your people continues to grow as change is now measured in weeks, not months. Human-to-Machine workflows and algorithms are telling people what they should do and monitor their performance constantly. Businesses have an insatiable demand for creativity by their people. Culture matters, and the most effective business leaders know when it’s right.
On January 15th over 120 Belgian digital leaders gathered in the Atomium to get fresh thoughts and visions to start the year with a huge bag of inspiration. 4 digital leaders and 4 though-provoking thinkers shared their experience and visions for the future. According to the feedback from participants, the event was a huge succes, and delivered on its promise.
On November 6th over 45 Belgian digital leaders gathered at Kinepolis in Antwerp to discuss how CIOs should prepare for the imperative of companies to focus on their customers first, instead of their operations.
On April 26th over 60 Belgian digital leaders gathered to discuss the vital issue of how to prepare their IT and Enterprise architecture for the new digital imperative. Through lively interactions, breakout sessions and presentations of expert practitioners, attendees had the chance to learn from each other and share their best practices with peers.
On March 6th over 40 CIONET Belgium members gathered to discuss how to generate more value from the data corporations gather. Through intense debates and expert opinions, they got fresh ideas and insights on how to get the most of this increasingly vital asset for their companies. Data is definitely the new oil...
At CIONET Belgium's Annual Event on January 30th, we celebrated the best CIO speaker of the 6 local conferences organised by CIONET Belgium in 2017. It was a tight race with Sam Lloyd (Telenet), Allan Farrell (FCR Media), Johan Willems (ING) and Christine Billaud (Volvo Construction Equipment), but ultimately the award went to Herman De Prins, CIO of pharmaceutical company UCB, for his speech "IT takes time to go fast, turning business strategy into technological innovation", at CIONET's event on Emerging Technologies in September 2017.
On January 30th over 100 Belgian digital leaders gathered at the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels to get inspired by 10 short speeches from thought leaders in a variety of fields, not necessarily related to technology.
At CIONET Belgium's annual event Yoav Nir, co-inventor of Barco's successful Clickshare product and author of 'Game Changing Innovation' will share his experience and vision on how to produce ground-breaking innovation within a corporate environment. Hereunder a short summary of his findings on this journey.
Mark the dates for the most important gatherings of Belgian CIOs and digital leaders. The 2018 program is specially crafted to offer you the most valuable insights from your peers and from experts, to help you take vital decisions for the future of your business.