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Congratulations to

Erwin Verstraelen, CIO of the Year 2018

AVR, Digipolis and VDAB, ICT/Digital Projects of the Year 2018

Winner
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Have a look at the photos of this exquisite evening

ABOUT

CIO of the Year

Who will be the next 'CIO of the Year'?
Who will be the successor to Bjorn Van Reet, CIO of Kinepolis Group, as 'CIO of the Year'? Who do you think deserves the title CIO of the Year 2018? The voting list will be determined by the editorial staff of Data News and will be published on September 14th 2018. The voting is open until September 30th at midnight.

The names, included in the list, will be the top 3 of the CIOs active in our country or Belgians working abroad. They have proven that the job of CIO is one of the most exciting, challenging and important functions in the business world today. Thanks to their visionary approach, they have been successful at using ICT tools for the benefit of operational management. The CIOs have, in the course of their careers, demonstrated strategic vision, leadership, personality and the capacity to contribute to an organisation’s business strategy.

The winner of the award ‘CIO of the Year 2018’ will be chosen by a professional jury of specialists and by the readers of Data News (online voting).

ICT / Digital Project of the Year

The CIO of the Year 2018 contest wants to reward ICT projects and digital projects which have been successfully completed and which are innovative both in the use of technology as well as in the business approach. The contest is open to both the private and public sector and to both large and small or medium sized organisations.

The emphasis is on ‘innovation’; projects that have achieved real added value for a company or organisation thanks to clever use of digital technology. Technological innovation is important, but the impact on the business also plays a very important role.

The size of the company or the scope of the project is not important. Clever, innovative, smaller applications have just as much chance of winning as large and expensive projects. You just need to be able to demonstrate that the innovative ICT Project has given the business a real boost or an added value!

Are you an ICT manager or project manager and have you successfully completed an innovative digital project over the last year (or part of a project running over several years)? Then make sure you take part in the ‘Digital Project of the Year 2018’ contest!

Submission was possible till September 28th.

NOMINEES

Jocelyn Darbroudi

Jocelyn Darbroudi
DKV

Günther Ghijsels

Günther Ghijsels
Randstad Group Belgium

Erwin Verstraelen

Erwin Verstraelen
Port of Antwerp

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Jocelyn Darbroudi
Chief Information Officer at DKV Belgium

“I put digital on the map at DKV”
If there’s one thing you can say about Jocelyn Darbroudi, it’s that she’s certainly followed a diverse life path. This Iranian ICT expert and the Chief Information Officer at DKV Belgium obtained her diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Her first job was with DPI (formerly part of IBM), but she soon moved on to EDS (which was later integrated into HP and has since merged with CSC to form DXC Technology, Ed.). “And so, I eventually moved to the Netherlands as an EDS expat”, Jocelyn Darbroudi tells us. She worked as a consultant in outsourcing for over ten years, during which time she worked on a lot of transformation projects. When Jocelyn ended up in a Benelux role at EDS/HP, she moved to Belgium in 2006. Her role changed a number of times but transformation was always the common thread, until she decided to go freelance, “But it didn’t really suit me. I wanted to do great things. So that is why I chose to accept an opportunity with Argenta in 2015. It was almost the only bank that I hadn’t worked for yet”, jokes Jocelyn, who had primarily worked as an ICT Manager for core banking applications. But a year and a half ago, she moved over to DKV Belgium: her first experience in the world of insurance. “The fact that there is also an international dimension to DKV, with their head office in Germany, certainly played a part in my decision. I had missed having that international link”, Jocelyn Darbroudi says. She has been CIO there for a year and a half. She is someone who also wants and dares to take on digital responsibility. “For me, last year mainly revolved around the positioning of IT. When I arrived, there was an ongoing six-year project that just wasn’t getting finished. There was no end-date. I accepted the challenge to complete it within 3 months”, she reflects. “The staff’s perception was that IT projects would be delivered eventually, so we straightened that out first and foremost.”

Organisation needs digitalisation
In addition, Jocelyn began a discussion last year about ’digital’. What should the company aim for? What’s on the agenda? Or better still: what’s missing right now? “We have therefore primarily been working on planning DKV’s future. You should know that, after an initial innovation phase, DKV had taken its finger off the pulse somewhat because everything was going well. So, innovation had very much been on the back burner for a long time”, commented Jocelyn Darbroudi. Since then, this ambitious woman has been given a considerable budget to put that right and the projects have wide support within the organisation. Ultimately, DKV does not just want to digitalise and optimise processes, but also to customise the entire customer journey. “We are moving everything over to a fully-digital customer experience that takes place online. After that we also want our intermediaries, the brokers and agents, to be more involved in the digital story.” The aim is to end up with a complete picture of our customers. It’s an ambitious goal, for which the groundwork is being done.

In our country, DKV is the market leader in the retail/B2C segment of hospitalisation and medical assistance insurance policies. In B2B, the company has slipped down to second place. “We want to take that first place back. Sometimes it’s good to drop down slightly for a bit; often it’s necessary to strengthen the conviction that something has to change, and that’s what we’re putting our efforts into now”, Jocelyn Darbroudi explains, who from her position as CIO is therefore clearly taking on the digital role as well.

Jocelyn spends most of her rare moments of free-time reading. “I read a lot of books about change, transformation, leadership and psychology. I am really fascinated about change and how you can use transformation to help a company make progress. And how you stir the necessary people into action. Sometimes you can do a lot with very few resources”, she concludes.

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Günther Ghijsels
Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer at Randstad Group Belgium

“Digitalisation starts with people”
Having started his career briefly in banking at KBC, 47-year old Günther Ghijsels soon moved over to insurance at Mercator, which later became Baloise Insurance in 2013. Initially in program management, he subsequently became responsible for their application and rose to become ICT Director. 1 September marked the second anniversary of Günther Ghijsels’ transition to another sector: HR Services. At Randstad Group Belgium, Günther is not only the Chief Information Officer but also the Chief Digital Officer. He is therefore specifically responsible for overseeing digitalisation. “My work began with the move away from our own data centre and the switch-over to the cloud”, says Günther Ghijsels. “But since then it has also involved determining the digital agenda.” For him, ‘digital’ has many meanings. “For me, it starts with people: whom do you need? How do you then motivate them to work together as well as possible? And finally, what does that mean in terms of the impact on the applications? That’s my vision of and approach to digitalisation.” explains Günther Ghijsels.

Digitalisation along different lines
Randstad’s main focus is first and foremost the candidate. “Not just attracting someone but also accompanying that person and supporting his or her work digitally. Very few people are aware that Randstad provides much more in terms of HR than just recruitment.” The second digital target group is its own staff and coaches. That mainly revolves around the workplace and there the centre of our attention is the client. “We definitely need to fulfil the digital needs of the clients, who come to us. And we need to ensure that we are open to a considerable amount of change. We have to be able to adapt our way of working and those changes sometimes happen very fast.” IT has therefore made the switch to “agile and scrum”. In-house, the business has also moved away from thinking in boxes. “I recently also became responsible within Randstad Belgium for marketing because I had managed to get people to work together and collaborate.” He sees the collaboration between different entities (IT, business, marketing and product management) as his greatest achievement so far. “You get a better understanding of what is happening and can anticipate market trends much quicker. Optimising such collaboration continues to be an important issue for me.”

Working on AI and machine Learning
Another important area, on which the CIO/CDO of Randstad is working, is the challenge of being always able to present the right candidate to the right client. “We want to be able to identify candidates using artificial intelligence and to use machine learning to find the best candidate for an available position”, says Günther. The technical choices have been made: the back-office activities run in the Amazon AWS cloud with the Google Cloud Platform for the front office applications. Randstad has been working on machine learning with the Ghent start-up ML6 for some 18 months now.
Randstad has around 90 IT consultants in Belgium of whom half are internal. Tata Consultancy Services partly manages the infrastructure.

Günther Ghijsels has three children and is a football fan. In his free time, he enjoys playing sport too, including running and skiing, which he loves.

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Erwin Verstraelen
Chief Digital, Information & Innovation Officer at the Port of Antwerp

“IT is a means to an end: to digital innovation”
Erwin Verstraelen joined the Port Authority’s management committee as Chief Digital, Information & Innovation Officer (CDIIO) in November last year. It was a completely new role created by the CEO. For Erwin Verstraelen, it was a clear indication of the organisation and the broad ecosystem in the port. The whole nature and role of IT would (have to) to change. It would no longer have just an operational and supporting role but from now on would play key role in achieving strategic business goals. The management committee began by outlining the new organisation and selected a new extended leadership team. Next, five strategic priorities were established: sustainable growth, mobility, transition, safety and security and, finally, operational efficiency; five areas where digitalisation can play both a facilitating and pioneering role.

Digital nervous system
“In order to continue to fulfil the port’s traditional role successfully as concession manager, regulator and operator, a digital nervous system has been installed throughout the whole port, involving a network of sensors, intelligent cameras, drones, active traffic management and much more. In addition, the port also has to fulfil a community role. In digital terms, that implies participation and active involvement through the Nxtport data platform”, Erwin Verstraelen says.

The port is also collaborating with Imec, the City of Antwerp and the University of Antwerp on a large number of initiatives. The Beacon, for example, is an important undertaking, an innovation hub based around the IoT on the outskirts of the city and the port. “In addition, with the PortXL - Antwerp chapter, we’ve provided an accelerator that can introduce these innovative start-ups to the port community. We are currently looking into the feasibility of a logistics incubator.”

To achieve its goals, the port’s own IT team has begun to think outside the box. Consequently, the 500 cameras are currently linked to the Yolo framework, which enables the detection of objects. “With this, we convert images into contextual data. In addition, we have a vision and road map for a network of autonomous flying drones. On top of this, we are building the business case for a private mobile B2B network. Then, we are creating our own IOT network and want to convert VHF-radio communication into text. Finally, we have linked our operational systems in a virtual reality world. The enthusiasts involved in all this have given the project a name: the digital poets’ society”, Erwin Verstraelen explains.

High-quality IT support is still important
However, he also clarifies that the importance of providing safe, stable and high-quality IT support has not diminished in any way. On the contrary, “Outsourcing and cloud provides less ‘responsibility’ but the ‘accountability’ remains the same. In fact, the importance of governance and architecture increases.”

Should he have the honour of being nominated for ‘CIO of the Year’, which combines the classic role of CIO with that of CDO, Erwin Verstraelen believes that would mean great support for the further digitalisation of the port and the logistics sector. “The belief that it is possible and that we are well on our way.”

Before Erwin Verstraelen started at the port, he was CIO of the AVEVE Group for six years, where digitalisation was also increasingly high on the agenda. “CDIIO is a title that fits my conviction that an artificial separation of CIO and CDO is frankly not ideal. In the digital age, IT is ‘a means to an end’ and that end is digital innovation. Splitting the end and the means between two roles seems hardly to best way to achieve your goals”, he concludes.

Jocelyn Darbroudi

Jocelyn Darbroudi
DKV

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Jocelyn Darbroudi
Chief Information Officer at DKV Belgium

“I put digital on the map at DKV”
If there’s one thing you can say about Jocelyn Darbroudi, it’s that she’s certainly followed a diverse life path. This Iranian ICT expert and the Chief Information Officer at DKV Belgium obtained her diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Her first job was with DPI (formerly part of IBM), but she soon moved on to EDS (which was later integrated into HP and has since merged with CSC to form DXC Technology, Ed.). “And so, I eventually moved to the Netherlands as an EDS expat”, Jocelyn Darbroudi tells us. She worked as a consultant in outsourcing for over ten years, during which time she worked on a lot of transformation projects. When Jocelyn ended up in a Benelux role at EDS/HP, she moved to Belgium in 2006. Her role changed a number of times but transformation was always the common thread, until she decided to go freelance, “But it didn’t really suit me. I wanted to do great things. So that is why I chose to accept an opportunity with Argenta in 2015. It was almost the only bank that I hadn’t worked for yet”, jokes Jocelyn, who had primarily worked as an ICT Manager for core banking applications. But a year and a half ago, she moved over to DKV Belgium: her first experience in the world of insurance. “The fact that there is also an international dimension to DKV, with their head office in Germany, certainly played a part in my decision. I had missed having that international link”, Jocelyn Darbroudi says. She has been CIO there for a year and a half. She is someone who also wants and dares to take on digital responsibility. “For me, last year mainly revolved around the positioning of IT. When I arrived, there was an ongoing six-year project that just wasn’t getting finished. There was no end-date. I accepted the challenge to complete it within 3 months”, she reflects. “The staff’s perception was that IT projects would be delivered eventually, so we straightened that out first and foremost.”

Organisation needs digitalisation
In addition, Jocelyn began a discussion last year about ’digital’. What should the company aim for? What’s on the agenda? Or better still: what’s missing right now? “We have therefore primarily been working on planning DKV’s future. You should know that, after an initial innovation phase, DKV had taken its finger off the pulse somewhat because everything was going well. So, innovation had very much been on the back burner for a long time”, commented Jocelyn Darbroudi. Since then, this ambitious woman has been given a considerable budget to put that right and the projects have wide support within the organisation. Ultimately, DKV does not just want to digitalise and optimise processes, but also to customise the entire customer journey. “We are moving everything over to a fully-digital customer experience that takes place online. After that we also want our intermediaries, the brokers and agents, to be more involved in the digital story.” The aim is to end up with a complete picture of our customers. It’s an ambitious goal, for which the groundwork is being done.

In our country, DKV is the market leader in the retail/B2C segment of hospitalisation and medical assistance insurance policies. In B2B, the company has slipped down to second place. “We want to take that first place back. Sometimes it’s good to drop down slightly for a bit; often it’s necessary to strengthen the conviction that something has to change, and that’s what we’re putting our efforts into now”, Jocelyn Darbroudi explains, who from her position as CIO is therefore clearly taking on the digital role as well.

Jocelyn spends most of her rare moments of free-time reading. “I read a lot of books about change, transformation, leadership and psychology. I am really fascinated about change and how you can use transformation to help a company make progress. And how you stir the necessary people into action. Sometimes you can do a lot with very few resources”, she concludes.

Günther Ghijsels

Günther Ghijsels
Randstad Group Belgium

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Günther Ghijsels
Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer at Randstad Group Belgium

“Digitalisation starts with people”
Having started his career briefly in banking at KBC, 47-year old Günther Ghijsels soon moved over to insurance at Mercator, which later became Baloise Insurance in 2013. Initially in program management, he subsequently became responsible for their application and rose to become ICT Director. 1 September marked the second anniversary of Günther Ghijsels’ transition to another sector: HR Services. At Randstad Group Belgium, Günther is not only the Chief Information Officer but also the Chief Digital Officer. He is therefore specifically responsible for overseeing digitalisation. “My work began with the move away from our own data centre and the switch-over to the cloud”, says Günther Ghijsels. “But since then it has also involved determining the digital agenda.” For him, ‘digital’ has many meanings. “For me, it starts with people: whom do you need? How do you then motivate them to work together as well as possible? And finally, what does that mean in terms of the impact on the applications? That’s my vision of and approach to digitalisation.” explains Günther Ghijsels.

Digitalisation along different lines
Randstad’s main focus is first and foremost the candidate. “Not just attracting someone but also accompanying that person and supporting his or her work digitally. Very few people are aware that Randstad provides much more in terms of HR than just recruitment.” The second digital target group is its own staff and coaches. That mainly revolves around the workplace and there the centre of our attention is the client. “We definitely need to fulfil the digital needs of the clients, who come to us. And we need to ensure that we are open to a considerable amount of change. We have to be able to adapt our way of working and those changes sometimes happen very fast.” IT has therefore made the switch to “agile and scrum”. In-house, the business has also moved away from thinking in boxes. “I recently also became responsible within Randstad Belgium for marketing because I had managed to get people to work together and collaborate.” He sees the collaboration between different entities (IT, business, marketing and product management) as his greatest achievement so far. “You get a better understanding of what is happening and can anticipate market trends much quicker. Optimising such collaboration continues to be an important issue for me.”

Working on AI and machine Learning
Another important area, on which the CIO/CDO of Randstad is working, is the challenge of being always able to present the right candidate to the right client. “We want to be able to identify candidates using artificial intelligence and to use machine learning to find the best candidate for an available position”, says Günther. The technical choices have been made: the back-office activities run in the Amazon AWS cloud with the Google Cloud Platform for the front office applications. Randstad has been working on machine learning with the Ghent start-up ML6 for some 18 months now.
Randstad has around 90 IT consultants in Belgium of whom half are internal. Tata Consultancy Services partly manages the infrastructure.

Günther Ghijsels has three children and is a football fan. In his free time, he enjoys playing sport too, including running and skiing, which he loves.

Erwin Verstraelen

Erwin Verstraelen
Port of Antwerp

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Erwin Verstraelen
Chief Digital, Information & Innovation Officer at the Port of Antwerp

“IT is a means to an end: to digital innovation”
Erwin Verstraelen joined the Port Authority’s management committee as Chief Digital, Information & Innovation Officer (CDIIO) in November last year. It was a completely new role created by the CEO. For Erwin Verstraelen, it was a clear indication of the organisation and the broad ecosystem in the port. The whole nature and role of IT would (have to) to change. It would no longer have just an operational and supporting role but from now on would play key role in achieving strategic business goals. The management committee began by outlining the new organisation and selected a new extended leadership team. Next, five strategic priorities were established: sustainable growth, mobility, transition, safety and security and, finally, operational efficiency; five areas where digitalisation can play both a facilitating and pioneering role.

Digital nervous system
“In order to continue to fulfil the port’s traditional role successfully as concession manager, regulator and operator, a digital nervous system has been installed throughout the whole port, involving a network of sensors, intelligent cameras, drones, active traffic management and much more. In addition, the port also has to fulfil a community role. In digital terms, that implies participation and active involvement through the Nxtport data platform”, Erwin Verstraelen says.

The port is also collaborating with Imec, the City of Antwerp and the University of Antwerp on a large number of initiatives. The Beacon, for example, is an important undertaking, an innovation hub based around the IoT on the outskirts of the city and the port. “In addition, with the PortXL - Antwerp chapter, we’ve provided an accelerator that can introduce these innovative start-ups to the port community. We are currently looking into the feasibility of a logistics incubator.”

To achieve its goals, the port’s own IT team has begun to think outside the box. Consequently, the 500 cameras are currently linked to the Yolo framework, which enables the detection of objects. “With this, we convert images into contextual data. In addition, we have a vision and road map for a network of autonomous flying drones. On top of this, we are building the business case for a private mobile B2B network. Then, we are creating our own IOT network and want to convert VHF-radio communication into text. Finally, we have linked our operational systems in a virtual reality world. The enthusiasts involved in all this have given the project a name: the digital poets’ society”, Erwin Verstraelen explains.

High-quality IT support is still important
However, he also clarifies that the importance of providing safe, stable and high-quality IT support has not diminished in any way. On the contrary, “Outsourcing and cloud provides less ‘responsibility’ but the ‘accountability’ remains the same. In fact, the importance of governance and architecture increases.”

Should he have the honour of being nominated for ‘CIO of the Year’, which combines the classic role of CIO with that of CDO, Erwin Verstraelen believes that would mean great support for the further digitalisation of the port and the logistics sector. “The belief that it is possible and that we are well on our way.”

Before Erwin Verstraelen started at the port, he was CIO of the AVEVE Group for six years, where digitalisation was also increasingly high on the agenda. “CDIIO is a title that fits my conviction that an artificial separation of CIO and CDO is frankly not ideal. In the digital age, IT is ‘a means to an end’ and that end is digital innovation. Splitting the end and the means between two roles seems hardly to best way to achieve your goals”, he concludes.

PROGRAMME

6.30 PM Welcome reception
7.30 PM Inspirational breakout sessions
8.00 PM Inspirational breakout sessions
8.30 PM Plenary closing session Awards presentation
9.15 PM Walking dinner & networking
Want to get inspired?
Join us on November 15th 2018 at Event Lounge, Brussels.
All CIO's are invited for free.

JURY

The specialist jury includes representatives from the academic world, the business world and the editorial team.

CIO of the Year:
The winner in the CIO of the Year category will be decided by the jury, as well as by the readers of Data News (online voting).

ICT / Digital Project of the Year:
The professional & academic jury will decide upon the final winners.

REGISTER

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CONTACT

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Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 47 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service.

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group.

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For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client's success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. IBM's core objective is to support companies of all sizes in their digital transformation using business analytics, cloud computing, security and artificial intelligence. For more information, visit http://ibm.biz/CIOOFTHEYEAR

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Switch is the best IT partner for SMEs, large companies, and educational institutions. A team of advisers and technical engineers helps to optimally utilise Apple technology so that companies can work more efficiently, more safely, and more pleasantly. Upgrade Life! In every possible way. Whether this concerns products, services, employees, or a purchasing policy, we test everything we do against these two words, so that we always act sustainably, correctly, and honestly.

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IRIS Professional Solutions provides solutions and services to guide companies through the various steps of their digital transformation thanks to an extended portfolio covering: Enterprise Information Management, Hybrid Cloud, Consulting Services & Business Process Outsourcing.

Our goal is to help individuals, professional organizations, public administrations and international institutions to better manage their information and to transform their main assets into digital data, easy to archive, easy to share and easy to convert into valuable and actionable content. In short IRIS helps you go digital!

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Cegeka is an independent technology service provider that guides its customers through digital transformation by functioning as a strategic partner with strong expertise in multi-cloud services. Cegeka’s support for its customers includes software and infrastructure solutions, development and implementation of applications for exponential technologies, outsourcing and IT-consultancy.

Cegeka is a Belgian company employing 4,000 people. In 2017, the Cegeka Group achieved a turnover of €440 million and growth of 6% compared to 2016. Cegeka has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic and provides services to customers across Europe.

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Dimension Data

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IBM

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Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is now a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 47 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service.

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group.

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For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client's success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. IBM's core objective is to support companies of all sizes in their digital transformation using business analytics, cloud computing, security and artificial intelligence. For more information, visit http://ibm.biz/CIOOFTHEYEAR

Ricoh

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Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2018, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,063 billion yen

(approx. 19.4 billion USD).
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.be

Silver Sponsors

Cegeka

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IRIS Professional Solutions

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Cegeka is an independent technology service provider that guides its customers through digital transformation by functioning as a strategic partner with strong expertise in multi-cloud services. Cegeka’s support for its customers includes software and infrastructure solutions, development and implementation of applications for exponential technologies, outsourcing and IT-consultancy.

Cegeka is a Belgian company employing 4,000 people. In 2017, the Cegeka Group achieved a turnover of €440 million and growth of 6% compared to 2016. Cegeka has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic and provides services to customers across Europe.

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IRIS Professional Solutions provides solutions and services to guide companies through the various steps of their digital transformation thanks to an extended portfolio covering: Enterprise Information Management, Hybrid Cloud, Consulting Services & Business Process Outsourcing.

Our goal is to help individuals, professional organizations, public administrations and international institutions to better manage their information and to transform their main assets into digital data, easy to archive, easy to share and easy to convert into valuable and actionable content. In short IRIS helps you go digital!

switch

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Switch is the best IT partner for SMEs, large companies, and educational institutions. A team of advisers and technical engineers helps to optimally utilise Apple technology so that companies can work more efficiently, more safely, and more pleasantly. Upgrade Life! In every possible way. Whether this concerns products, services, employees, or a purchasing policy, we test everything we do against these two words, so that we always act sustainably, correctly, and honestly.

With the kind collaboration