Who we are


How did we start?

nexxworks was founded in 2014 by serial entrepreneur Peter Hinssen. In 2015, he was joined by his business partners Rik Vera and Steven Van Belleghem. Annick Vandezande completed the Partner team in 2016. What brought them together is their conviction that digital is only the beginning of a massive societal and professional shift. They believe that many companies are not armed and ready for the disruption this will entail. That is why they are passionate about infusing radical innovation in incumbents to help them thrive in this age of networks.

We are ...

  • a network

    nexxworks is a community. A network of peers. We connect your team with thought-leaders, disruptors and everyone who we think will help your team. We share. We collaborate. Above all, we empower.

  • Igniters

    We are not your future. Your people are. We make sure they have the knowledge, the skills and the tools to create an impact inside your company.

  • Agitators

    We are here to disrupt your team. We’ll turn their perspective around and flip how they think. It won’t be easy. But we promise it will be fun.

Our keynote speakers
& coaches

  • Rik Vera

    Rik Vera

    Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker, acclaimed author and trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer-centricity, disruption, business model change, sales, marketing and making companies ready for the Day After Tomorrow. Having gathered years of C-level experience in sales and marketing related functions, he now inspires companies to develop customer-centric strategies fit for a connected world. Rik has given more than 350 keynote sessions around the world, in more than 15 countries, divided over 3 continents, to international pioneers like Assa Abloy, Cisco, Volvo, Swedbank, Telia, Baloise, Mastercard, Mundipharma, Sogeti and Microsoft.

    Topics

    Extreme Customer Centricity In A Networked World go to topic, How Your Customers Can Help You Prepare For An Artificially Intelligent Future go to topic

  • Peter Hinssen

    Peter Hinssen

    Peter is a serial entrepreneur, Forbes contributor, LinkedIn Influencer, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after thought leaders on organizing for the Day After Tomorrow, radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He has given numerous keynote speeches around the world, among which those for Google Think Performance, Nimbus Ninety, Gartner, NEXT Berlin, Tedx, PayPal, MasterCard, Microsoft, CIO City, SAS, Accenture and Apple. He lectures at renowned business schools like the London Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. 

    Topics

    The Day After Tomorrow go to topic, The Network Always Wins go to topic, The New Normal go to topic

  • Steven Van Belleghem

    Steven Van Belleghem

    Steven is an expert in customer focus in a digital world and in how our customers will behave in the Day After Tomorrow. He is a popular speaker at home and abroad. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of modern customer relationships in a clever, enthusiastic and inspiring way. So far, he gave more than 750 keynote presentations, reaching more than 200.000 people in over 30 countries around the world and received several best speaker awards. His latest book 'When Digital Becomes Human' received the award of 'Best Marketing Book of 2015' and sold over 75,000 copies.

    Topics

    When Digital Becomes Human go to topic, Marketing 2020 go to topic, Are You Ready To Re-Invent Your Business? go to topic, The Power Of Conversations! go to topic

  • Nancy Rademaker

    Nancy Rademaker

    With over 20 years of experience in IT and training, Nancy has always and above all passionately focused upon people: how technology influences their behaviour, how it helps them share knowledge and how it enables them to create and innovate. She is a highly rated and motivating international business speaker. She has energized many roundtables, boardroom sessions and corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of extreme customer centricity, disruption, business model change and marketing. She loves inspiring others about how they can organize their companies for The Day After Tomorrow and push their business models to the next level.

    Topics

    Extreme Customer Centricity In A Networked World go to topic

  • Annick Vandezande

    Annick Vandezande

    With more than 15-years of experience in the big 4 consultancy firms and as a former Director of Technology Consulting, Annick has a true passion for bridging business and IT. Her in-depth knowledge of IT strategy, roadmap design and creative pragmatism are a perfect match to detect our clients’ challenges and transform them into actionable “Day-after-tomorrow”-plans. Annick is a motivating business speaker. She has energized many workshops, roundtables, boardroom sessions and corporate events with eye-opening presentations and workshops about Customer Centricity, Customer Engagement, Customer Service and other technology-related business subjects.

    Topics

    What innovation wants go to topic

The nexxworks team

  • Peter Hinssen

    Peter Hinssen

    Partner
  • Rik Vera

    Rik Vera

    Partner & CEO
  • Annick Vandezande

    Annick Vandezande

    Partner & COO
  • Steven Van Belleghem

    Steven Van Belleghem

    Partner
  • Nancy Rademaker

    Nancy Rademaker

    Partner
  • Ilse De Bondt

    Ilse De Bondt

    Engagement Manager
  • Laurence Van Elegem

    Laurence Van Elegem

    Marketing & Communications
  • Lieselotte Meel

    Lieselotte Meel

    Tour Beehive Assistant
  • Julie Vens - De Vos

    Julie Vens - De Vos

    Tour Beehive Director
  • Frederik Simoen

    Frederik Simoen

    Bootcamp Director
  • Felix Garriau

    Felix Garriau

    nexxworker
  • Stephanie De Kesel

    Stephanie De Kesel

    Office Manager
  • Pieter Burghouts

    Pieter Burghouts

    Expert
  • Griet Hemeryck

    Griet Hemeryck

    nexxworker
  • Nicolas De Coster

    Nicolas De Coster

    nexxworker
  • Axelle Vanquaillie

    Axelle Vanquaillie

    Visual Strategist
  • Lisa De Cort

    Lisa De Cort

    nexxworker

What makes us unique?

We are not a regular company.
We are not consultants.
We shake things up. We connect. We empower.

We want to make ourselves obsolete, as fast as we can.

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