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30 years of Mastering Digital Transformation

30 years of Mastering Digital Transformation

15 09 22

Our Business & IT Management programs (BITM) are celebrating its 30th anniversary! For this occasion, we would like to invite you to join us on the 15th of September @ AMS for a festivity in the presence of alumni, faculty, and experts.

Data sharing between industry and governments: the next step or a step too far?

Streaming movies, live weather radars, medical wearables: our lives have changed drastically. Both technology companies and governments have been collecting and using data, the first to provide better customer experiences and increase up- or cross selling, the latter to promote the common good. At the same time, our expectations have gone up. Personalized services and immediate responses are the new normal.

So what if industry and governments started sharing (more) data? Would we embrace this as the next step in making our lives better? Or would we feel this is taking things one step too far? Can we as citizens control what kind of data is shared and restrict how industry or governments will be using it?

The Influential Digital Leaders

To tackle this issue, we have invited influential digital leaders and alumni from both industry and governments. They will provide the latest insights on how sharing and integrating data can further impact and improve our daily lives in a more secure way.

f.l.t.r: Prof. dr. Steven De Haes, Dean of AMS, Mr. Jan Jambon - Minister-President of Flanders, Barbara Van Den Haute - Business development lead public sector Microsoft Belux - Pascale Van Damme, Dell Technologies & Agoria, Alumnus 2021 - Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Port of Antwerp-Bruges - Luc Hendrix, CEO of CIONet - Wouter Van Bockhaven, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation Ecosystems, AMS


18:30 MEET & GREET

19:00 INTRODUCTION by Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes, Dean of Antwerp Management School & Academic Director: “Looking back on 30 years of Business & IT programs and Research”

19:20 SETTING THE SCENE by Mr. Jan Jambon, Minister-President of Flanders: “Strategy & future plans of the Government of Flanders on digitalization and the importance of data”

19:30 PANEL with captains of industry

  • Mrs. Barbara Van Den Haute (Business development lead public sector Microsoft Belux)
  • Mr. Erwin Verstraelen (Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Port of Antwerp-Bruges)
  • Mr. Luc Hendrix (CEO of CIONET)
  • Mr. Wouter Van Bockhaven (Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation Ecosystems, AMS)
  • 20:20

TESTIMONIAL by AMS alumna Mrs. Pascale Van Damme (VP, Dell Technologies & President Digital industries, Agoria)

20:45 Closing & Networking Reception

22:00 End

Practical Information

Date: September 15, 2022

Location: Antwerp Management School, Boogkeers 5, Antwerp


18:30 Meet & Greet
19:00 Start program
20:45 Festive Networking Reception
22:30 End

Price: (incl. vat)

AMS/ UA Alumni: € 35

Others: € 50

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