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by Alain Georgy (Managing Director SAP Belgium & Luxembourg)
Innovation Talk by Adriana Marais
When asked why she wants to go to Mars, Adriana answers that the allure of the unknown is far more powerful than the comfort of the known. According to Dr Adriana Marais, Director at the Foundation for Space Development, we are at a turning point in history, with humanity ready to go extra-terrestrial. "After all, the Chinese made cotton plants grow on the dark side of the moon and every month, spaceships are launched to explore space. As humans and entrepreneurs, we need to fully realize that we are entering a new era." In her keynote speech, Adriana will give her view on why space changes everything for us here on earth.
Innovation Talk by Tom Raftery
Few people have the ability to connect technology, business and people with as much insight and relevance as SAP evangelist Tom Raftery. In his keynote speech, Tom will focus on the impact of new technologies on our personal lives and how enterprises need to be truly intelligent to connect with the new customer.
Innovation Talk by SAPience
SAPience.be is the Belgian SAP User Group. They are the ones at the centre of the entire SAP community. They offer SAP users an independent platform to connect with other users, to share experiences and knowledge and to learn from peers.
Innovation Talk by Capgemini
Imagine how new technologies like blockchain, IoT or artificial intelligence make companies transparent. With the consumer being empowered by technology, companies must earn his or her trust before any meaningful relationship can be installed.
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Speaker Corner: Reimagine your supply chain & production by a digital twin simulating 20 million potential scenarios for optimization powered by Mclaren
Using F1-grade, data-driven products and advanced analytics, Deloitte and Mclaren created a digital copy of operations to run over 20 million potential scenarios. Our solutions address complex, industrywide problems to help improve business performance. With SupplyCycle, you can reduce inventory levels, improve asset utilisation, and increase supply chain stability. SupplyCycle works alongside Integrated Business Planning and SAP S/4 HANA, as well as SAP ECC and SAP APO, extracting data and optimising parameters through market-leading analytics and simulation.
Customer highlighted: Mclaren
Round Table: The Renewable Enterprise: play in the SAP S/4HANA Champions League
How fast can you implement and roll-out innovation and new business processes on your SAP landscape? Learn how to become a Renewable Enterprise allowing for speed and agility to re-build & renew business processes based on the changing needs of your end customers.
Speaker Corner: Intelligent ERP for the smartest factory
Do you want to be intelligent or would you like to be the smartest factory of them all?
Personalization, an aging workforce, the endless possibilities of innovative technology, the advent of servitization – these are the trends that determine the future of the manufacturing industry. Moreover, customer demand plays a greater role than ever before in shaping business processes.
An intelligent ERP solution forms the solid foundation on which a future-proof production company is built. But to fully unleash the power of this intelligence, you need to become the smartest factory. In this presentation we will, based on some inspirational cases, prove to you that it takes more than a system to achieve optimum efficiency. It requires a step back, taking into account strategies, processes, architecture and more. Curious? Attend this session and discover what it takes to become the smartest of them all!
Innovation Talk by Fons Van Dyck
Innovation Talk by Vincent Colegrave, Solar Impulse
Innovation Talk by delaware
Imagine that water supply companies could save 20% of water just by applying artificial intelligence. Come and hear what Delaware and De Watergroep have to say about their maintenance project.
Innovation Talk by Deloitte
Imagine that kids who are 5 years old today, will live 150 years in the future. How will companies deal with this new kind of customer? Discover how you can reimagine your processes and businesses for the customer of tomorrow!
by Typh Barrow
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Speaker Corner: The smart factory, powered by AI
In order to thrive in a digital world, your factory also needs to think as a “Digital native”. The Smart Factory has made its entrance but how to get your existing factory to the level of a Smart Factory? In order to make your factory smart, you have to embrace AI. In this session, you will see how to get your factory to the level of a Smart Factory by applying AI. We will demonstrate some real AI cases like demand forecasting via machine learning, visual quality inspection via deep learning, quality prediction, production planning optimization and many more.
Round Table: How to move to SAP S/4HANA in the Life Sciences industry
How do you prepare yourself for a transition to SAP S/4HANA if you are in a highly regulated industry, like Life Sciences. Life Science customers in general have spent blood, sweat, tears and a lot of money to implement, integrate and validate their current ERP environment. How well does SAP S/4HANA cover the essential GxP requirements compared to your current platform? What are the considerations, what is the impact on your validated environment and what transformation strategy should you follow (green field, brown field, migration) to benefit most from SAP S/4HANA. Frans Nieuweboer (Director Life Sciences) will share his experience with recent implementations and validation of SAP S/4HANA and is eager to discuss this topic with industry peers.
Innovation Talk by the Red Lions
"Can you become our national coach?" When goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch informally asked his field hockey club coach if he would be willing to become head of the Red Lions, Vincent could not have imagined that 5 years later, the Red Lions would become world champions. How do you get a team from good to brilliant? How to innovate to get to the top? And how to infuse change not on, but with your team?
Innovation Talk by Danielle Hernandez (from IDC)
By 2020, 60% of all enterprises will be in the process of implementing an organization wide Digital Platform Strategy. The other 40% is in some kind of deadlock, or still working in a silo approach, cumulating digital legacy and shadow IT projects. Danielle Hernandez provides you with a canvas for enterprise-wide digital transformation, and what is the role of each CxO to become a mature digital savvy enterprise.
Innovation Talk by Flexso
What if chatbots could be the best assistant for your candidates? Discover how smart technologies help your HR department optimize your recruiting and onboarding processes.
Innovation Talk by TheValueChain
The only barrier to reinvent your company is your creativity. Technologies have matured and are now business-driven. Discover the business value of digitization leading to the Intelligent Enterprise.
Round Tables & Speaker Corners
Speaker Corner: How we can support your Industry 4.0 journey
Companies are trying to take advantage of digitalization to bring new business opportunities and to increase their productivity. New technologies like IoT, Machine Learning and Digital Twin are playing a major role in this digitalization roadmap especially in heavy industries in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem. Heavy Industries already have automation at shop floor and some already have PLM, MES and ERP systems, but the missing puzzle piece in this ecosystem is the close feedback loop by gathering and analyzing data in real time from machines and combine it with transactional data from the S/4HANA systems. Learn how this journey could look like for your company.
Round Table: The advantages of Intelligent Manufacturing
Cementing your Intelligent Enterprise with the right Manufacturing solutions made simple.
Industry 4.0 and IoT mergence is now a reality with high expectations. Smart / Intelligent Manufacturing remains a must have and is at the core of the Intelligent Enterprise. It is now made simple and affordable as never before. Discover how you can streamline your Manufacturing processes through smart automation with flexible solutions from SAP.
Speaker Corner: SAP S/4HANA as a key enabler for the ambitious growth strategy @ Drylock Technologies
Drylock Technologies, an innovative producer of hygiene products, streamlines their end-to-end business process across countries, entities and acquisitions.
Customer highlighted: Drylock
Round Table: Best practices and key success factors of recent SAP S/4HANA implementations
Jean Massin, Director Ordina and SAP S/4HANA expert will share his best practices and reference stories on value driven SAP S/4HANA transformation programs. Jean Massin has a track record of leading several SAP S/4HANA transition projects in the past 2 years.
Customers highlighted: LaLux Assurance, Lux Airport, Rotarex.
Innovation Talk by Alex Callier
Innovation Talk by Timo Elliott
The future is already here! Robots working alongside humans, cars sharing information with other cars, ultra-précised crop fertilization… We're past the age of buzz words, the applications are already here! And who better to give you a deep dive into today’s innovations and applications than SAP evangelist Timo Elliott.