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Welcome & Registration
by Alain Georgy (Managing Director SAP Belgium & Luxembourg) & by Brian Duffy (President SAP EMEA North)
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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
Round Table: What is the Future of the Middle Man?
Disintermediation, Emerging competition, Acceleration of digital adoption is putting wholesaler business at risk. There is need to protect the core of your business, your customers. This is why Customer Engagement Strategy is shifting from the Marketing offices to the top of corporate agenda. During this session, we will discuss initiatives and trends from wholesalers on how they re-invent them-self to serve better customers and to strengthen their position as key business partner.
Round Table: Join us in a discussion on how retailers become an Intelligent Enterprise
Please join us in a discussion on what it requires for retailers to become an intelligent enterprise. We will kick start the discussion sharing HPE´s way of implementing the intelligent enterprise, sharing dos and don´ts from HPE´s SAP S/4HANA implementation and share concrete examples of how HPE has looked at processes across the enterprise and applied intelligent technologies in the right places. Join us for an engaging discussion on how to become an intelligent enterprise.
Innovative Talk by Fons Van Dyck
Innovative Talk by Google Cloud & Solvay
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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: Environmentally Sensitive Transportation: tackling visible and hidden costs in cold chain logistics and respect compliancy for IMA
Cold chain related industries today are losing billions of dollars, due to poor monitoring of temperature and humidity. Inadequate monitoring represents a public health concern and can lead to regulatory penalties. Leveraging the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system—which includes capabilities such as IoT, machine learning, and blockchain—Deloitte has developed a new ready-to-deploy solution that can help address cold supply chain challenges.
Innovative 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?
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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.
Innovative 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: Using a full CX suite to enter an already established market @ MediMarket
When Medimarket was looking to expand their business, including digitally, we jumped at the opportunity to show them the power of the CX Suite. Implementing Commerce, Marketing and CRM now allows them to target customers through different channels!
Speaker Corner: The digitally empowered warehouse worker @ Decathlon
by DXC Technology
How every employee can take extreme ownership by digitally transform using the latest technologies. With the benefit to cope with strict delivery deadlines and answering the need for flexibility in the market.
All this ensures that Decathlon’s 125 warehouses worldwide run smoothly, with + 10.000 employees completely digitally empowered to pick, pack and ship at any time of the day, 24/7, getting their products in time to the customer, with the following benefits: higher picking performance & work satisfaction, fitting in the long term global vision to reduce the logistics cost / piece by 50%, increasing flexibility with clear and real-time visibility and fast training and productivity of new resources.
Customer highlighted: Decathlon
Round table: Impact of digital technologies in Retail: ask questions, share experiences and discover the art-of-the possible!
This is a session where we would like to give you an update on SAPs reference architecture for retail and areas of innovation. Also best practice sharing around how SAP is used in retail. This is a perfect time for asking questions, sharing your experiences as well as providing feedback to SAP.
Innovative Talk by Alex Callier
Innovative 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.