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Innovation Bootcamp - Ghent MeetDistrict, Ghelamco Arena

19 Feb till 23 Feb 2018
Photo By Jonas Verstuyft On Unsplash

Our Innovation Bootcamps are intensive 5-day perspective-shifting experiences. They are designed to boost your organisation's innovation DNA by showing your team the tools and the insights they need to innovate and experiment.

We'll ask you to define a few challenges for yourself, which you'll be tackling during the Bootcamp. Our mission is to assist you in finding the next steps needed in order to stay ahead of the curve in your Day After Tomorrow!

Hands-on workshops & visionary keynotes from top opinion leaders like Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem, Rik Vera, & many others!

The latest trends & insights about customer centricity, growth hacking, artificial intelligence, storytelling, virtual reality, self-steering organisations, blockchain & many more subjects.

Practical cases from innovation pioneers like CitizenM & many more!

Our disruptive bootcamps are NOTHING like any other training program in the market! Prepare for radical subjects, unexpected coaches and real impact on how you think and solve problems. 

Program

Monday February 19

Setting the scene 

Our introductory speakers will introduce you to how new technologies and business models are changing the world. We'll dig deeper into how our customers and society are changing as a result of this. To conclude, we'll investigate how other companies have been successful in handling these challenges.

Even if you think you know a lot about radical innovation, the first day of the Bootcamp might be just a little bit scary. It's like watching a scary movie: you know something is about to happen, still you scream from the top of your lungs the moment it actually does.

These first sessions will open your eyes to a new reality. We'll use the rest of the week to explore ways to cope with it.

Tuesday February 20

Spotlight on the customer

Are you up for another round of changing the way you look at the world? Today we move forward full force on a journey into the mind of our customer. We start out by literally exploring the unexpected ways by which their minds make decisions. After that, we can start rebuilding up our entire proposition from scratch.

You'll learn how to use technology to better serve your customer, not merely as a cool gadget. You'll learn how to ideate and design products and services which are truly customer centric. Make sure to pay close attention, because it's about time to get your hands dirty!

There really is only one goal today: how close can you get to your customer? Maybe you can even get them in the building ...

Wednesday February 21

When digital becomes human

Technology is not only about bright and shiny gadgets. It can actually assist you in achieving some pretty impressive results. That's what day 3 is all about: how technology can help us, humans or businesses, to become a better version of ourselves. The learnings can be applied in any part of your business, from manufacturing to marketing!

We'll span a whole range of technologies, from AI to Blockchain and everything in between. Some may be applicable today - your competitors might already be using them - while others could make you jump the competition in quantum leaps.

We can't tell you whether you'll end this day with a revised sales and marketing plan, or a new best robo-friend. That's all up to you.

Thursday February 22

Time to put it all into practice!

In these times of protectionism, walls and closed borders we are preaching the exact opposite. Take a look outside! And yes, you can take that quite literally. Nature is still lightyears ahead of us when competing on innovation skills. So maybe it can teach us a thing or two? These learnings are applicable from product improvements to the org charts of multinationals.

And we continue on this track by further exploring how technology is also moving in this direction. From the Personal Computer to distributed computing. And companies are moving in the same way too. From siloed fortresses to places of enlightenment.

By now you might think you'll never be able to take on all the learnings of this bootcamp. Don't worry, our workshop at the end of the day has got you covered. Put your insights into practice with Rik Vera, and tackle your challenges for 2018 and beyond!

Friday February 23

A little party never killed nobody! 

Can you still handle it? You're almost ready to head back to work. Though we suggest you first spend a weekend with family and friends to digest this intensive week. Your colleagues will be looking forward to hearing your stories. Those closest to you maybe even more so!  Don't worry, we've got you covered on this last day.

Today is about wrapping it all up. Together, we'll summarize this week. More importantly, we'll take a look into the future and the challenges ahead of us. Both for ourselves as professionals, and also the businesses we are working in.

We'll make sure to go out with a bang. But no worries, this is no goodbye!

Our speakers

Bernie Caessens
Bernie Caessens
Bernie Caessens holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. As a post-doc he switched to the neurosciences, and investigated how the brain makes decisions. After several years he moved from the university to corporate life, and worked in consumer electronics and...
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Pascal Coppens
Pascal is keynote speaker and advisor for western corporations and leaders on how to deal with Chinese innovation. As a 20 years long China tech entrepreneur, he has first hand experience to explain and simplify the realities of how exactly Chinese...
Leslie Cottenje
Leslie Cottenjé
Leslie Cottenjé is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Customer. She started her career in online marketing and social media at Vlerick Business School. She started her own company when she realized that many wanted to put their customers first, but had...
Vincent De Dobbeleer
Vincent De Dobbeleer
Vincent is an engineer turned marketer with a strong focus on delivering the best customer experience through the use of digital technology. After years of experience in the energy market he launched an innovative new business model with the goal to...
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Lennert de Jong
Lennert de Jong has been the commercial director for citizenM - one of the most disruptive and customer centric hotel chains out there - since its inception in 2006. He leads the company's digital marketing, demand management and sales strategy. He...
Roeland Dietvorst
Roeland Dietvorst
Roeland studied biological and cognitive psychology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and finished his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the Erasmus School of Economics. Roeland publishes regularly in internationally renowned scientific...
Ianka Fleerackers
Ianka Fleerackers
Public speaking expert & renowned actress Ianka Fleerackers trains and coaches people in bringing their message, vision or story to the public in a passionate, charismatic and authentic manner that delivers real impact. Ianka regularly speaks at...
Leen Gorissen
Leen Gorissen
Leen is an Innovation Biologist, Sustainability Transitions Expert, Writer and Founder of Studio Transitio. Leen Gorissen, PhD in Biology, works with companies, governments and organisations to help them ‘think outside’ - not only out-of-the-box but...
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...
Yan Ketelers
Yan Ketelers
Yan is a growth marketer and head of Video Strategy at scale-up company StoryMe. Before being a Video Strategy Inspirator he started his career by joining the three founders of Bubble Post as first employee and head of Marketing and Communications....
Arthur Le Boudec
Arthur Le Boudec
Arthur is a thought leader in Video Strategy.  After finishing his Master in Marketing Management at the Vlerick Business School, he became part of the StoryMe team, to help companies win with video. As a Video Strategist, he activates you with...
Omar Mohout
Omar Mohout
Omar is a tech entrepreneur turned advisor and mentor. As an advisor he tries to practice a "hands-off unless requested" approach. If required, he has hands-on experience with executing go-to-market, with a major focus on scaling cloud and web based...
Gerrit Nollet
Gerrit Nollet
Baloise doesn't shy away from innovative projects. Gerrit Nollet is one of their true in-house innovators, who recently took the responsibility for a disruptive project upon his shoulders.
Wim Rombaut
Wim Rombaut
Wim is a performance coach, trainer, speaker and author. He inspires and stimulate leaders and their teams to outperform. Keep the balance right, mental and physical: that is the core message that he’s sharing with you. His vision: management is a...
Foto Peter Staveloz
Peter Staveloz
Peter is a Commercial Engineer from the Solvay Brussels School. He is the Founder of iReachm.com, a Personal Assistant App helping professionals to become more productive. He is passionate about building amazing teams and inspire people on how to...
Xander
Xander Steenbrugge
Xander is a young engineer fascinated by data science and machine learning. Through his thesis on brain-computer interfaces at Ugent, he first came into contact with the vast opportunities provided by data driven computer algorithms. After his...
Rik Vera
Rik Vera
Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker and author of business bestseller "Managers The Day After Tomorrow". He’s a trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer centricity, innovation in the digital era, business model...
Steven
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...
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Pieter Van Leugenhagen
Pieter Van Leugenhagen is an all-round entrepreneur and marketer with a penchant for immersive experiences. As co-founder and Int. Growth Director at yondr, he spearheads virtual reality marketing in both Europe (Antwerp - Amsterdam - Ibiza) and the...
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Axelle Vanquaillie
Axelle had been an HR and communications entrepreneur for 10 years when she discovered the power of (live) visual storytelling for corporate purposes. Since that day,  She has been combining her passion for drawing with her skills as a facilitator...
Koen
Koen Vingerhoets
Koen Vingerhoets combines a Master in Law with a sound passion for IT. He caught an interest in bitcoin early 2013 and currently works in the core blockchain team of KBC as policy adviser on FinTech, Regtech, InsurTech. He is often praised for...
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Guy Wollaert
Guy is a renowned advisor on innovation strategy for large, established corporations, while offering back what he learns through the mentoring and advising of start-ups. Prior to that, he worked for 23 years at the Coca-Cola Company, where he was,...

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