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Crowe Horwath challenges you to demystify the technological (r)evolution in 2016

In 2016, how do you approach, as an board member, the technological (r)evolutions caused by the Uber's, Airbnb's and Tesla's of this world? Is your company able to cope with the increasing tension between old and new emerging business models? Companies need to embrace new technologies if they want to survive in the next decade. But how do you achieve this as board member and as a company? Discover it on our event.

 Date  Monday 22nd February 2016
 Venue  Brussels, Brussels44Center - Kruidtuinlaan/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44
         18h30  Welcome
         19h00  GUBERNA Alumni & Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & Co introduce the presentations
         19h15  GUBERNA brings three sessions devoted to disruptive technologies (in English)
         20h45  Q&A
         21h00  Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & Co invites you the closing drink 



  Gilles Carlier d’Odeigne, Chief Innovation Officer at AGILEmaker

Gilles Carlier d'Odeigne

Gilles Carlier d’Odeigne is active for years in the corporate coaching to render organisations agile. He teaches strategy and innovation at the UCL and at ICHEC. He is also co-founder of AGILEmaker.

VUCA, the challenge of the board members in 2016
Technological advances give rise to new forms of work and collaboration, not only internally within the organisation, but also externally with partners and clients in the development of ecosystems. With agility as a common theme, discover how your organisations can embrace the new technologies to thrive in the new world, and what it means in terms of culture, leadership, innovation, project management, and organisational design. This session explains how to prepare your organisation for the future.



Marc Vael, Chairman of ISACA Belgium

Marc Vael

New technologies and IT risks are daily reality for Marc Vael. He helps administrators by giving them concrete advice on how to best protect personal data and sensitive company data. Everything is a question of balance between the use of digital information and information security. He is visiting professor at the Antwerp Management School, the Solvay Business School and Howest. He is also Chief Audit Executive at Smals, President of ISACA Board and member of the Audit Committee of HOGENT Belgium.

How board members can take advantages of disruptive technology to enhance their performance
The world is becoming one big village thanks to an increasing speed of technological innovations. But how can these innovations in practice help board members in performing better? In this session, you will get a series of examples, tools and apps that directors can use in order to enhance their performance before, during and after board meetings. The session will be discussing new ways of communication and reporting, information analysis and business intelligence, and decision and voting. And obviously some attention will go on handling sensitive digital information in a secure manner. In short, a session full of tips and ideas to work in a digital world.


Olivier Onclin, Chief Operations Officer at Belfius

 Olivier Onclin

Olivier Onclin is Chief Operating Officer (COO) Customer Services Innovation & Technology Belfius since January 2015. As a member of management, he also serves on the Board of Directors. Onclin Olivier holds a Commercial Engineer degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel and from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He joined the former Dexia Group in 2007 and late 2008, he took over the management of the operational teams Payments & Accounts of Belgian banking division. In 2012, he was appointed Marketing Director Public & Wholesale Banking, a position he held until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the beginning of 2015.

During this presentation, Olivier Onclin testifies how, as a member of management, the revolutionary new technologies are used to further improve the customer service of the Belfius Bank. An inspiring session from of a passionate man about technological challenges in the banking sector.


Register today (in Dutch) or (in French) (Create a login on the website of GUBERNA so that you can register for free).

For more information, contact Patrick SOENEN.

About Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C°

crowe horwathCallens, Pirenne, Theunissen & C° is a professional services firm established in 1936 maintaining prominent place among the top 10 firms in Belgium. Our philosophy is client driven and industry focused, with our team of experts in various disciplines dedicated to providing impeccable service.

About Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP (Crowe Horwath) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 120 countries around the world.

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