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Innovation Bootcamp - Ghent MeetDistrict, Ghelamco Arena

14 Nov till 18 Nov 2016
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So sorry! This Innovation Bootcamp is unfortunately over. Check our agenda for all our upcoming bootcamps and tours!

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. 


Day 1 November 14

Day 2 November 15

Day 3 November 16

Day 4 November 17

Day 5 November 18

Our speakers

Isabel Allaert
Isabel Allaert

Isabel has a tremendous passion for technology and making. She's also a strong believer in how education needs to change in order to keep up with the world. That's why, as the leading lady of Fyxxi, she only has one purpose: making sure all of Fyxxi's students learn 21st century skills (through coding, 3D-printing, robotics, ...) so they are prepared for the world of tomorrow.

Nadira Azermai
Nadira Azermai

Nadira is the founder of ScriptBook NV, an artificial intelligence start-up that targets the movie industry.

Jos Bakker
Jos Bakker

Jos has been working over 10 years as a driven and passionate systems coach. With his background as an information architect and his strong focus on process improvement, he is now specialized in analyzing and adjusting the organizational system that determines the behavior of employees.

Lieven Dhont
Lieven Dhont

Lieven works for 2 sharing economy initiatives, (Peerby and OpWielekes) and got inspired about P2P thanks to the book "De wereld redden" by Michel Bauwens. He is enthusiastic about bottom up and local initiatives that make the world a better and nicer place.

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 journals. 

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 accelerate the future of energy.

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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 is involved in the start-up of a revolutionary data platform for the hotel industry called Snapshot, and on the Revenue Management Advisory Board of HSMAI Europe. Lennert is a passionate speaker about hotel marketing subjects and enjoys strategic subjects such as customer-centric thinking, brand versus distribution and ROI-driven advertising. Mantra: what gets measured, gets done.

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Mathieu de Lophem

Mathieu is a true foody with a real belief in the opportunities within the peer-to-peer economy. He studied business management in Louvain-la-Neuve and then started a career in consulting and investment banking. 

Daphne Fecheyr Lippens
Daphne Fecheyr - Lippens

Biochemist and blogger Daphne is a Biomimicry PhD Candidate at the University of Akron (Ohio) and a co-founder of two start-ups. She is specialised in how natural strategies can help teams optimize how they collaborate, communicate or organize themselves.

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. 

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 also out in nature - and ‘create regenerative value’ – doing well by doing good. Because nature's R&D is 3.8 billion years ahead of ours. Many organisms have already solved the challenges we are grappling with but with far greater economy of means and creativity of design. One that taps the power of limits and withstands generations of change and disruption.

Wibo Haverkate
Wibo Haverkate

Wibo is a trained organizational anthropologist. In his role as a systems coach, he is always looking for things that connect (with) customers, stimulating the individual employees within a company to act and think as a collective. To accomplish this he often leverages the methods of Systems thinking and Lean Thinking.

Peter Hinssen
Peter Hinssen

Peter is a serial entrepreneur, Forbes contributorLinkedIn 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. 

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Arno Laeven

Arno has been working in tech strategy and innovation for almost 20 years. Early 2005 he started exploring the topic of distributed computing and blockchain for Royal Philips. He was the initiator and head of the Philips Blockchain Lab researching and building Proofs of Concept for the use of blockchain technology in Healthcare. 

Dieter Laevers
Dieter Laevers

After a career of 11 years at SAP, heading the SAP custom development activities for France and reported to the headquarters in Germany, Dieter founded Inxites. Later he joined several other companies as a boardmember. He's an expert in Anti-Counterfeiting, Supply Chain Integrity, Traceability and Manufacturing. 

Johan Langenbick
Johan Langenbick

Johan is entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of The Foodpairing Company. Creativity and innovation has been a red line throughout his work. He is fortunate to be given the chance to dedicate his life to cutting-edge startups on the intersection of innovation, food tech and sustainability.

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 services.

Jeroen Ter Heerdt
Jeroen ter Heerdt

Jeroen is Technical Evangelist on Data and Advanced Analytics with Microsoft. He is passionate about "all things data"; whether it is about databases, data warehousing, BI, big data, data visualizations, self-service BI, Hadoop, real-time BI or anything even remotely related to data or insight. He strives to apply these concepts in his life as much as possible. Jeroen combines enthusiasm, vision and hands-on experience into fresh, entertaining and thought-provoking talks.

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.

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Bram Vanderborght

Bram is a professor in robotics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is focussed on developing a new generation of robots that will physically and socially support humans in the form of prosthetics, exoskeletons, co-workers and social robots, with direct applications in the healthcare sector and the manufacturing industry.

Bart Van Der Vurst
Bart Van Der Vurst

Bart is passionate about making impact happen through the use of (Big) Data & (Advanced) Analytics. Bart’s focus area is to guide organizations in translating their business needs into working tech-enabled solutions. 

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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.

Jochen Van Lysebettens
Jochen Van Lysebettens

Jochen is a virtual reality inspirator at Nanopixel and focussed on offering an extended experience in advertising. He makes sure his customers' innovative and tailormade VR experience fits in with their sales and marketing strategies.

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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 in a uniquely energetic way.

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. 

Alexander Van Laer
Alexander Van Laer

Alexander is a result-driven entrepreneur with a strong vision on the future of the peer-to-peer economy. He combined his entrepreneurial dream with his passion for cooking and started FLAVR, a peer-to-peer platform that enables foodies to buy homemade meals from the best homechefs in their neighborhood.

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Klaas Willaert

Klaas is the Marketing Manager of one of te most disruptive organisations of the moment: Uber. He has "one" job: grow the Uber community and keep them happy so it can keep changing the way the world moves. A natural entrepreneur, Klaas founded his own start-up Tyreset prior to joining Uber: it was “wheelie good” at selling car tires online.

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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, among other things a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical and Innovation Officer. His training and early career as architect was key to bringing a holistic thinking approach into every role he ever had.