29. juin 2020 - 17:30 jusqu'à 23:00
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Digital Transformation Club: change leadership & digital strategy | Barco | lundi, 29. juin 2020

Digital Transformation Club:
Change Leadership & Digital Strategy
Jan De Witte (CEO Barco) & Veerle Lozie (CIO Melexis)
 
IMPORTANT - NEW DATE 29/06
Due to recent developments concerning COVID 19, Barco our host has made the decision to postpone the event to a later date.  We have been working with all speakers & stakeholders to find a suitable new date: Monday June 29th. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you understand that this is due to circumstances unforeseen and beyond our control. We thank you all in advance for your support in this decision and look forward to welcoming you all very soon at Barco.
 
Leveraging digital technologies for substantial value creation and additional revenue streams:
Barco
Learn how Barco has been transforming itself from a hardware manufacturer to a services provider and managed to create substantial shareholder value along the way. CEO Mr. Jan De Witte will share his vision, insights and learnings on how his team has been building an organization with an entirely new company culture and a totally different set of skills and competences.
After Mr. Jan De Witte's keynote, the Barco case will be complemented by and compared with the insights of Ms. Veerle Lozie, CIO of Melexis, in an interactive debate between both leaders and Steve Muylle, Professor at Vlerick. At Melexis, digital is at the heart of the company and an integral part of the overall strategy, creating substantial value in its existing business lines. Throughout Melexis' journey, the company never stopped focusing on providing innovative solutions that enhance the daily comfort and safety of its customers’ end-users. 
Both Melexis and Barco have a strong determination to go for transformation and stay ahead of the curve, levering digital technologies along the way. Two different digital strategies, both originating at the pains and needs of the customer, both in the drivers'seat of the organization.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, the company develops visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Barco's focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, the company realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. Barco employs a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
In today’s fast-paced, digital world, innovation and agility are more important than ever. Building on decades of experience and expertise in imaging, Barco keeps investing generously in R&D in order to fuel the innovation pipeline and consolidate its market position.
In recent years, the company has steadily evolved from being a tech ‘specs’ vendor to a partner that delivers outcomes. To achieve that aim, it increasingly complements its market-leading hardware solutions with software and services. Needless to state that the company is continuously strengthening its capabilities in these fields.
Mr. Jan De Witte, CEO of Barco, has been leading Barco since 2016. Mr. Jan De Witte's experience in leading global organizations combined with a background in value-added software and services made him the right executive to move Barco forward into its next phase of growth.
Before 2016, Mr. Jan De Witte was president and CEO of General Electric’s Global Healthcare IT activity, a close to $2 billion revenue business with 4,000+ employees worldwide that provided clinical- and system-software solutions to healthcare providers on a global basis. Over 16 years of increasing responsibility at General Electric’s Healthcare business based in the United States and France, Mr. De Witte had demonstrated leadership in sales growth acceleration, operational efficiencies, organizational effectiveness, supply chain management, technology and product development and strategic realignment. He had been a General Electric company officer since 2007.
Prior to his tenure at General Electric, Mr. De Witte spent five years at McKinsey & Company Inc. in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Zurich where he served clients in the industrial and transportation sector on strategy and business development, business process reengineering and operational improvement.
Between 1987 and 1991, he held positions in supply chain and production management at The Procter & Gamble Company in its Belgium operations.
Mr. De Witte holds a master’s degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering (1987) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1993).
Melexis
Melexis is a Belgium-based company that designs, develops, tests and markets advanced integrated semiconductor devices for use in automotive electronics systems. The company supplies sensor, communication and driver chips with analog and digital outputs. Melexis divides its activities into four divisions: Sensors, Actuators, Wireless and Opto. Melexis is a global leader in semiconductor sensors, supplying 1,4 billion integrated circuits annually.
Melexis' leadership has embedded digital into its overall corporate strategy and hardcoded the use of digital technologies into the DNA of the organisation.
By starting from the pains of the customer and leveraging the data driven opportunities of the vast amount of test data, significant added value is being provided for Melexis' customer base. Data drives the operational flows and optimizes forecasting of its tailor-made products in a fast-changing environment. As a specific discipline, machine learning has been growing organically within the organization and has recently been formalized into a dedicated AI team with a senior executive at the helm.
Learn from VP IT & Operations Veerle Lozie, CIO of the year 2014, how Melexis has started and accelerated its digital journey. Get inspiration from Melexis' leadership team executing its long-term vision, putting digital in the drivers' seat, with a pragmatic approach and a fail fast & fail forward mindset.
Panel Debate
A panel of Experts with Prof. Steve Muylle (Full Professor Vlerick Business School), Didier Ongena (General Manager Microsoft BeLux), Thomas Breuer (MD Accenture Digital BeLux), Jeroen Lemaire (Founder and CEO of In The Pocket) and Steve Muylle (Full Professor Vlerick Business School) will build on both testimonials and discuss how other companies and industries can implement similar digital strategies.
The panel will bring insights on how leaders can kickstart digital transformation and manage the change process successfully. The keynote speakers will also participate in the panel debate in which the users and providers will bring both perspectives and challenge each other.
Sandra Vandorpe (Lead Strategy, Talent & Organization Accenture BeLux) will moderate the debate.
Those who want to avoid traffic can come earlier in the afternoon and use the beautiful Barco Atrium Workspace. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The early birds can join the guided tour as from 17h30 to experience the Barco solutions
Afterwards there will be a networking reception where you can reach out to experts from the event partners who will be sitting at 'genius bars' showcasing some of their technologies and solutions.
Afternoon: Atrium available for early participants
17h30 – 18h30 Guided tour 'Experience the Barco Solutions'
18h00 – 19h00 Walking Dinner & genius bars
19h00 - Keynote & panel debate
Afterwards - Networking drink & genius bars

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