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Xylos Inspire

  • Date: 18/10/2018
  • Time: 09:00 - 20:30
  • Location: Business Faculty, Sint-Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels
  • Language: English
  • Price: Free

Be digital. Be smart.

We are all digital. But only the top 21% truly succeed in digitisation. How can you do it? By making the right decisions. A successful digital transformation doesn’t just depend on technology. It starts with you.

Working efficiently in a digital environment brings up new challenges every day. Need some inspiration? Then come to Xylos Inspire on 18 October.

Let our workshops, demos, exhibition stands and other activities inspire you, get to work in our escape rooms or listen to our experts during the round-table discussion. After lunch, it’s your turn: use our break-out sessions to create your own digital roadmap.

Network with IT-professionals, with our colleagues and partners. Xylos Inspire is also about learning from each other, co-creation. At the end of the day, enjoy a drink during the awards ceremony before dinner.

Program

09:00

Breakfast

09:30-12:00

An inspiring morning at Xylos

Demos, workshops, meet the expert, exhibition stands, flex desks

Build your own intranet in 1 hour, break out of our new escape room, drive like a cowboy, go through a VR experience, ask your questions to a digital coach or a power BI expert, and many other specialists, win a disruptive innovation audit worth 5000 euros, drive a lego mindstorm truck through our course (and win it!), and so much more!

Build your own intranet in 1 hour, break out of our new escape room, drive like a cowboy, go through a VR experience, ask your questions to a digital coach or a power BI expert, and many other specialists, win a disruptive innovation audit worth 5000 euros, drive a lego mindstorm truck through our course (and win it!), and so much more!

10:00

Learning Session:  'Social learning, smart intelligent transformation' - Julian Stodd, leader of the Social Age movement

11:00

Roundtable discussion Social Learning

Learning

Do you want to learn how to apply Social Learning to your business operations? Would you like to share your passion for this learning method with others from the business world? If you do, be sure to attend this roundtable discussion with Julian Stodd and the NEO team. Exchange new ideas and insights with others and get tailored advice as a bonus. Convinced? Register now – the number of participants is limited

Speaker: Julian Stodd, leader of Social Age Movement and the NEO team

Modern AI explained

IoT

AI, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Data Mining, Neural Networks, Predictive Analytics, Regression, Cognitive Computing... A lot of buzzwords, but what does it mean and what can you do with it? What does this mean for you and your organization? Is AI ready to use and already commercially usable?

Come to our session and get answers to all of your questions.

Speaker: Geert Baeke, Technology Manager and Pieter Sap, Service Engineer Intelligent Cloud at Xylos

Do you want to learn how to apply Social Learning to your business operations? Would you like to share your passion for this learning method with others from the business world? If you do, be sure to attend this roundtable discussion with Julian Stodd and the NEO team. Exchange new ideas and insights with others and get tailored advice as a bonus. Convinced? Register now – the number of participants is limited

Speaker: Julian Stodd, leader of Social Age Movement and the NEO team

AI, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Data Mining, Neural Networks, Predictive Analytics, Regression, Cognitive Computing... A lot of buzzwords, but what does it mean and what can you do with it? What does this mean for you and your organization? Is AI ready to use and already commercially usable?

Come to our session and get answers to all of your questions.

Speaker: Geert Baeke, Technology Manager and Pieter Sap, Service Engineer Intelligent Cloud at Xylos

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Intro by Helga Florentie, Business Unit Manager Business Productivity Solutions and Bert Teuwen, Business Unit Manager Infrastructure & Platform Solutions at Xylos.

13:15

Get inspired by our keynote: Angelo Vermeulen, NASA crew commander

The future is in our hands

During his keynote, Angelo emphasizes the importance of a hacking ethos: let us empower each other and provide insight into the technology. Let's experiment. Let's break through the existing systems and create alternative, hybrid and out-of-the-box perspectives. How? By mixing different disciplines such as biology, art and technology. Additionly, Angelo shares his NASA travel experiences with us. One of which was 4 months at a space base in Hawaii as a simulation project for Mars.

Speaker: Angelo Vermeulen. Aerospace expert, NASA crew commander, Belgian artist and biologist, TED fellow and researcher at Delft University of Technology.

During his keynote, Angelo emphasizes the importance of a hacking ethos: let us empower each other and provide insight into the technology. Let's experiment. Let's break through the existing systems and create alternative, hybrid and out-of-the-box perspectives. How? By mixing different disciplines such as biology, art and technology. Additionly, Angelo shares his NASA travel experiences with us. One of which was 4 months at a space base in Hawaii as a simulation project for Mars.

Speaker: Angelo Vermeulen. Aerospace expert, NASA crew commander, Belgian artist and biologist, TED fellow and researcher at Delft University of Technology.

14:15

Breakout sessions: series 1 with 4 simultaneous sessions

Etex Group moves to the cloud

Case

Want to know how Etex Group, an international construction materials business headquartered in Belgium, moved to the cloud? Xylos helped the company migrate its data centre - and its entire Citrix environment with a total of 7,000 active users - to the Azure cloud.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud at Xylos and David Smet, Workplace & Cloud manager at Etex

Office 365: Paving the way for a smooth implementation

Workplace

When a business implements Office 365, it can be daunting to master all its tools completely from day one.

What can you expect from this session? We’ll show you how Xylos implements Office 365 successfully while taking your company’s time to value into account. How? With our unique approach and practical experience, tailored to the specific needs of every company.

Speaker: Thomas Vochten, Solution Architect 365 Business Solutions at Xylos

Want to know how Etex Group, an international construction materials business headquartered in Belgium, moved to the cloud? Xylos helped the company migrate its data centre - and its entire Citrix environment with a total of 7,000 active users - to the Azure cloud.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud at Xylos and David Smet, Workplace & Cloud manager at Etex

When a business implements Office 365, it can be daunting to master all its tools completely from day one.

What can you expect from this session? We’ll show you how Xylos implements Office 365 successfully while taking your company’s time to value into account. How? With our unique approach and practical experience, tailored to the specific needs of every company.

Speaker: Thomas Vochten, Solution Architect 365 Business Solutions at Xylos

Lock down your data

Digital

In today’s modern world, where digital services, the Internet of Things and machine learning are gaining the upper hand, data volumes keep growing exponentially. Data has quite some possibilities and is crucial to keeping your business operations healthy. It’s a blessing, but also a curse: what happens to our privacy? How do we safeguard our data?

What can you expect from this session? We’ll discuss the possible security challenges and show you how to keep your data secure - internally as well as externally.

Speaker: Johan Celis, CISO, Strategic Advisory & Architecture at Xylos

Your employees. Your super powers.

Learning

The real driving force behind digital transformation? That is goal orientation. People go to work because they want to contribute, make a difference or want to grow. That is why it is so important that you support your employees and turn them into Smart Digitals. We show you how!

Speaker: Peter Coppens, BUM Learning and Nele Odegard, Office 365 Customer Success Manager at Xylos

In today’s modern world, where digital services, the Internet of Things and machine learning are gaining the upper hand, data volumes keep growing exponentially. Data has quite some possibilities and is crucial to keeping your business operations healthy. It’s a blessing, but also a curse: what happens to our privacy? How do we safeguard our data?

What can you expect from this session? We’ll discuss the possible security challenges and show you how to keep your data secure - internally as well as externally.

Speaker: Johan Celis, CISO, Strategic Advisory & Architecture at Xylos

The real driving force behind digital transformation? That is goal orientation. People go to work because they want to contribute, make a difference or want to grow. That is why it is so important that you support your employees and turn them into Smart Digitals. We show you how!

Speaker: Peter Coppens, BUM Learning and Nele Odegard, Office 365 Customer Success Manager at Xylos

15:15

Break

15:30

Breakout sessions: series 2 with 4 simultaneous sessions

D’Ieteren’s employees get more involved with mobile intranet

Case

How can you improve the internal communication? D'Ieteren chose a ready-made intranet solution in Office 365. Catherine tells us all about the out-of-the-box intranet solution.

Speaker: Catherine Vandepopuliere, communications manager and spokesperson at the car services group D'Ieteren & Mario Van de Velde, SharePoint Technology consultant at Xylos

Transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Workplace

We’re living in a world where the boundaries between working on the internal company network and working elsewhere are fading fast. Workplace 4.0 is approaching - and Microsoft Teams plays a crucial role.

What can you expect from this session? We’ll take you on a tour of the possibilities of Intelligent Communications and discuss transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. This helps you stay up-to-date with the migration roadmap and the latest developments.

To make it more tangible, we’ll present some Skype for Business to Teams migration scenarios. At the end of the session, we’ll demonstrate how phone calls and meetings work in Teams.

Speaker: Kristof Maes, Sr Presales Consultant at Inia & Matthias Fonteyne, SharePoint Technology Consultant at Xylos

How can you improve the internal communication? D'Ieteren chose a ready-made intranet solution in Office 365. Catherine tells us all about the out-of-the-box intranet solution.

Speaker: Catherine Vandepopuliere, communications manager and spokesperson at the car services group D'Ieteren & Mario Van de Velde, SharePoint Technology consultant at Xylos

We’re living in a world where the boundaries between working on the internal company network and working elsewhere are fading fast. Workplace 4.0 is approaching - and Microsoft Teams plays a crucial role.

What can you expect from this session? We’ll take you on a tour of the possibilities of Intelligent Communications and discuss transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. This helps you stay up-to-date with the migration roadmap and the latest developments.

To make it more tangible, we’ll present some Skype for Business to Teams migration scenarios. At the end of the session, we’ll demonstrate how phone calls and meetings work in Teams.

Speaker: Kristof Maes, Sr Presales Consultant at Inia & Matthias Fonteyne, SharePoint Technology Consultant at Xylos

The intelligent chatbot, your partner for routine tasks

Digital

Discover how chatbots can make your everyday life easier. During these sessions, we’ll present 3 everyday scenarios where chatbots can make a difference.

Speaker: Geert Baeke, Technology Manager at Xylos

How to create efficient Blended Learning solutions: a live case

Learning

E-learnings, workshops, coaching: there’s no shortage of good learning methods. But not all learning methods are equal; they all have their respective strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, each learning solution has a specific method that can be applied in different ways. We’ll use a practical example to show you how to create the blended learning solution that works best for you.

Speaker: Wim Van Borm, Competence Center Lead e-Learning Technologies at Neo Learning

Discover how chatbots can make your everyday life easier. During these sessions, we’ll present 3 everyday scenarios where chatbots can make a difference.

Speaker: Geert Baeke, Technology Manager at Xylos

E-learnings, workshops, coaching: there’s no shortage of good learning methods. But not all learning methods are equal; they all have their respective strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, each learning solution has a specific method that can be applied in different ways. We’ll use a practical example to show you how to create the blended learning solution that works best for you.

Speaker: Wim Van Borm, Competence Center Lead e-Learning Technologies at Neo Learning

16:30

Breakout sessions: series 3 with 4 simultaneous sessions

Cowboy: from concept to product in 1 year

Case

Cowboy teamed up with Productize and Bagaar to develop a smart e-bike. Thanks to their expertise and agile approach, they turned the prototype into a fully-fledged product in only one year. The product was launched in May – and so far, there are +1000 Cowboys on the road!

Speaker: Harold Grondel, Business Development Executive at Bagaar and Siemen Smolders Hardware Operations Engineer at Cowboy

A new workplace, a new vision

Workplace

The digital world puts your business management under pressure. Employees need a workplace that allows them to work anywhere, anytime, on any device - without compromising their safety, productivity and uniformity, of course.


Discover which tools you need to smartly set up a universal workplace.

Speaker: Kurt Callens, Competence Center Lead, Unified Workplace at Xylos

Cowboy teamed up with Productize and Bagaar to develop a smart e-bike. Thanks to their expertise and agile approach, they turned the prototype into a fully-fledged product in only one year. The product was launched in May – and so far, there are +1000 Cowboys on the road!

Speaker: Harold Grondel, Business Development Executive at Bagaar and Siemen Smolders Hardware Operations Engineer at Cowboy

The digital world puts your business management under pressure. Employees need a workplace that allows them to work anywhere, anytime, on any device - without compromising their safety, productivity and uniformity, of course.


Discover which tools you need to smartly set up a universal workplace.

Speaker: Kurt Callens, Competence Center Lead, Unified Workplace at Xylos

A smart data centre

Digital

Managing a cost efficient hybrid data center is not easy. On-premises, hosted, or in the cloud: we look at how you can optimally coordinate these environments. During the session we look, amongst others, at HPE Flex Capacity and Infra-as-Code.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud, Geert Plessers, Sr Account Manager en Koen Somers, Competence Center Lead - Infrastructure at Xylos

How apps can improve your HR strategy

Learning

A news feed for HR and Marketing, an event overview, push notifications to new colleagues, ... These are just a few examples of what apps could do for your HR strategy.

Speaker: Maarten Van Bogaert, Business Development Manager at IntoApps

Managing a cost efficient hybrid data center is not easy. On-premises, hosted, or in the cloud: we look at how you can optimally coordinate these environments. During the session we look, amongst others, at HPE Flex Capacity and Infra-as-Code.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud, Geert Plessers, Sr Account Manager en Koen Somers, Competence Center Lead - Infrastructure at Xylos

A news feed for HR and Marketing, an event overview, push notifications to new colleagues, ... These are just a few examples of what apps could do for your HR strategy.

Speaker: Maarten Van Bogaert, Business Development Manager at IntoApps

17:30

Drinks and awards ceremony

18:00

Dinner

Without awards, Xylos Inspire just wouldn't be complete. 

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