Xylos Inspire

  • Date: 19/11/2019
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: Business Faculty, Sint-Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels
  • Language: English
  • Price: Free
Register

We read about it, we talk about it, we write about it: hyperconnectivity is the future. That’s all well and good, but how do you go about this? How do you connect your end users, devices and data, and how do you prepare your business for the future?

Fasten your seatbelts. At Xylos Inspire on Tuesday 19 November, we’ll explore the hyperconnected world in a series of breakout sessions, keynote presentations and inspiring talks with our partners. Will you join us? 

Do you want to know how you can improve your colleagues’ wellbeing? Be sure to look at our HR day schedule.

Program

08:30

Breakfast

09:00

Intro by Ludo Wijckmans, CEO of Xylos

09:15

Get inspired by our keynote speaker Geert Noels, macroeconomist and seasoned financial and economical commentator. 

Everything will be technology (or die)

Several new technologies are changing the world economy, and Europe is having trouble keeping up with this process of change towards a new economy. Why is Europe lagging behind? What are the opportunities? And what could be the big surprises? A macroeconomic perspective gives us some reference points in the strange new world that we’re entering. We’ll conclude the presentation with some thoughts on the Belgian economy and link these to Xylos’ business and clients.

Speaker: Geert Noels

Several new technologies are changing the world economy, and Europe is having trouble keeping up with this process of change towards a new economy. Why is Europe lagging behind? What are the opportunities? And what could be the big surprises? A macroeconomic perspective gives us some reference points in the strange new world that we’re entering. We’ll conclude the presentation with some thoughts on the Belgian economy and link these to Xylos’ business and clients.

Speaker: Geert Noels

10:00

Breakout sessions: series 1 with 3 simultaneous sessions

No to Kalashnikovs, yes to panic buttons: Ahlers prevents truck robberies with smart track & trace

Innovation

Ahlers is a logistics group who organises truck transports across Europe - and occasionally, their trucks are robbed on the way to their destination. Untraceable products such as cigarettes are the most common target. That’s why Ahlers asked Bagaar to develop a security and track & trace system that detects abnormal routes and unexpected stops. Do you want to see what this sort of app and security tool looks like? During this session, our Bagaar colleagues will show you one and tell you more about the development process and cloud infrastructure.

Speaker: Joris De Roover, Operations manager at Bagaar and Caroline Van Cauwelaert, Business Unit Manager at Bagaar

The ultimate Microsoft Teams experience: AI and mobile first

Workplace

We don’t need to tell you that Microsoft Teams gives collaboration within your business a massive boost. But what intrinsic value does the tool offer? In a modern work environment dominated by mobile and cloud, Teams gives your colleagues the necessary productivity tools to streamline their daily tasks. During this session, we’ll discuss how Teams could boost your colleagues’ productivity, focusing on AI and the user interface.

Speaker: Thomas Vochten, Microsoft MVP & Solution Advisor at Xylos and Kristof Maes, Product & Solutions Specialist Intelligent Communications at Xylos

Ahlers is a logistics group who organises truck transports across Europe - and occasionally, their trucks are robbed on the way to their destination. Untraceable products such as cigarettes are the most common target. That’s why Ahlers asked Bagaar to develop a security and track & trace system that detects abnormal routes and unexpected stops. Do you want to see what this sort of app and security tool looks like? During this session, our Bagaar colleagues will show you one and tell you more about the development process and cloud infrastructure.

Speaker: Joris De Roover, Operations manager at Bagaar and Caroline Van Cauwelaert, Business Unit Manager at Bagaar

We don’t need to tell you that Microsoft Teams gives collaboration within your business a massive boost. But what intrinsic value does the tool offer? In a modern work environment dominated by mobile and cloud, Teams gives your colleagues the necessary productivity tools to streamline their daily tasks. During this session, we’ll discuss how Teams could boost your colleagues’ productivity, focusing on AI and the user interface.

Speaker: Thomas Vochten, Microsoft MVP & Solution Advisor at Xylos and Kristof Maes, Product & Solutions Specialist Intelligent Communications at Xylos

Mobile-oriented networking is the new black

Digital

The customer is king. But how can you cater to their requests and needs? And have you considered using mobile devices to do so? During this session, our infrastructure experts will explore the possibilities for retail, warehousing and distribution. More specifically, they’ll explain how to set up a mobile-oriented network that’s specifically geared towards accommodation.

Speaker: Frederik Bové, Technology Consultant at Xylos and Renier De Witte, Senior Technical Consultant at Xylos

The customer is king. But how can you cater to their requests and needs? And have you considered using mobile devices to do so? During this session, our infrastructure experts will explore the possibilities for retail, warehousing and distribution. More specifically, they’ll explain how to set up a mobile-oriented network that’s specifically geared towards accommodation.

Speaker: Frederik Bové, Technology Consultant at Xylos and Renier De Witte, Senior Technical Consultant at Xylos

10:45

Break

11:15

Inspiring sessions by our partners

Why should you choose the cloud to enhance your production?

HPE

With HPE, industrial businesses and production companies like yours can easily connect their existing devices and collect and analyse industrial data. Do you want to know how this works? During this session, HPE will present several use cases to demonstrate how they significantly enhance a production line’s efficiency with Microsoft Azure.

Speaker: Stefaan De Schuyter, Country Chief Technologist Hewlett Packard Enterprise Belgium

How does Quest Software fit into a Microsoft hybrid environment?

Quest

Microsoft Office 365 is a key element of your current IT infrastructure. What does this mean for your management, security, reporting and auditing? In this session, Quest invites you to explore their hybrid AD management and security solutions.

With HPE, industrial businesses and production companies like yours can easily connect their existing devices and collect and analyse industrial data. Do you want to know how this works? During this session, HPE will present several use cases to demonstrate how they significantly enhance a production line’s efficiency with Microsoft Azure.

Speaker: Stefaan De Schuyter, Country Chief Technologist Hewlett Packard Enterprise Belgium

Microsoft Office 365 is a key element of your current IT infrastructure. What does this mean for your management, security, reporting and auditing? In this session, Quest invites you to explore their hybrid AD management and security solutions.

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Ready for take-off with our second keynote speaker 🚀 (surprise speaker)

14:00

Breakout sessions: series 2 with 3 simultaneous sessions

Innovation powered by Do-Days

Innovation

Do you and your team like to get creative together and brainstorm about new concepts? After a visit from healthcare futurist Koen Kas, our colleagues at Bagaar put his vision and strategy into practice during one of their Do-Days. Are you curious about how this worked and how it can lead to better insights? One thing is certain: you have to think out of the box.

Context is king: workplace challenges for modern businesses

Workplace

Many businesses strive to build the ultimate workplace - but unfortunately, there are several roadblocks to overcome on the way. Bombarding your staff with random new tools won’t help you achieve anything, for example. Are you wondering how to best approach a change project? During this session, we’ll share our insights on how to tackle the challenges you’ll face when modernising your workplace.

Speaker: Kurt Callens, Competence Center Lead - Advanced Workplace at Xylos

Do you and your team like to get creative together and brainstorm about new concepts? After a visit from healthcare futurist Koen Kas, our colleagues at Bagaar put his vision and strategy into practice during one of their Do-Days. Are you curious about how this worked and how it can lead to better insights? One thing is certain: you have to think out of the box.

Many businesses strive to build the ultimate workplace - but unfortunately, there are several roadblocks to overcome on the way. Bombarding your staff with random new tools won’t help you achieve anything, for example. Are you wondering how to best approach a change project? During this session, we’ll share our insights on how to tackle the challenges you’ll face when modernising your workplace.

Speaker: Kurt Callens, Competence Center Lead - Advanced Workplace at Xylos

Case - OM Partners

Digital

At the start of 2019, OM Partners decided to implement a new storage and backup environment. The international software and consulting business chose Nimble and Cohesity respectively to provide a solution. Do you want to discover how they handled the implementation? In this session, OM Partners and Xylos will tell you about the context, challenges and lessons learned of the project.

At the start of 2019, OM Partners decided to implement a new storage and backup environment. The international software and consulting business chose Nimble and Cohesity respectively to provide a solution. Do you want to discover how they handled the implementation? In this session, OM Partners and Xylos will tell you about the context, challenges and lessons learned of the project.

15:00

Inspiring sessions by our partners

Citrix’s vision in a nutshell

Citrix

Everyone’s talking about it, but how do you get started? Creating a seamless work experience without compromising security is a challenging task. Luckily, Citrix offers your IT department a uniform plaform to secure, manage and monitor all technologies in your cloud environment. They’ll tell you all about it in this session.

Speaker: Veronique Leysen, Country Sales Manager Benelux at Citrix

A closer look at your data management

Cohesity

Your company’s digital transformation is in full swing - that much is obvious. But did you know that your legacy solutions could create a gap between your data, apps and cloud environment? In this session, Cohesity will show you how to bridge this gap with one data management platform.

Speaker: Jurgen Janssens, Sr. System Engineer at Cohesity

Everyone’s talking about it, but how do you get started? Creating a seamless work experience without compromising security is a challenging task. Luckily, Citrix offers your IT department a uniform plaform to secure, manage and monitor all technologies in your cloud environment. They’ll tell you all about it in this session.

Speaker: Veronique Leysen, Country Sales Manager Benelux at Citrix

Your company’s digital transformation is in full swing - that much is obvious. But did you know that your legacy solutions could create a gap between your data, apps and cloud environment? In this session, Cohesity will show you how to bridge this gap with one data management platform.

Speaker: Jurgen Janssens, Sr. System Engineer at Cohesity

Keep your user experience under control

ControlUp

However you slice it, your IT infrastructure is only as good as your end users’ experience. But how do you get a real-time overview of your virtual machine to identify issues before they become real problems? Shortly put: how do you keep your IT infrastructure under control? In this session, ControlUp will explain their brand-new automation solution.

Are you up to date with OASE?

OASE

Our OASE team never sits still. Every month, they add new Microsoft 365 topics and functionalities to the online learning video platform. Can you keep up with all updates? During this session, Business Development Manager Nhu will explain the roadmap, the latest news and some useful tips and tricks.

Speaker: Nhu Truong, Business Development Manager OASE

However you slice it, your IT infrastructure is only as good as your end users’ experience. But how do you get a real-time overview of your virtual machine to identify issues before they become real problems? Shortly put: how do you keep your IT infrastructure under control? In this session, ControlUp will explain their brand-new automation solution.

Our OASE team never sits still. Every month, they add new Microsoft 365 topics and functionalities to the online learning video platform. Can you keep up with all updates? During this session, Business Development Manager Nhu will explain the roadmap, the latest news and some useful tips and tricks.

Speaker: Nhu Truong, Business Development Manager OASE

15:45

Break

16:15

Workshops that take you sky high

At the table with security solution provider VMware

VMware

Does your company use applications differently from a few years ago? If so, you need to pay attention to securing them properly. In this roundtable discussion, VMware will tell you more about their security solutions, focusing on your colleagues’ user experience.

Speaker: Frederiek Van Hoornick, Pre-sales Engineer End Using Computing at VMware Belgium & Luxembourg

v10 of Backup & Replication: a sneak peek

Veeam

Did you know that you can migrate your old backups to the cloud and restore data to VMware from any backup system? In this session, Veeam offers you a sneak peek of its newest solution: Backup & Replication v10.

Speaker: Timothy Dewin, Enterprise System Engineer at Veeam

Does your company use applications differently from a few years ago? If so, you need to pay attention to securing them properly. In this roundtable discussion, VMware will tell you more about their security solutions, focusing on your colleagues’ user experience.

Speaker: Frederiek Van Hoornick, Pre-sales Engineer End Using Computing at VMware Belgium & Luxembourg

Did you know that you can migrate your old backups to the cloud and restore data to VMware from any backup system? In this session, Veeam offers you a sneak peek of its newest solution: Backup & Replication v10.

Speaker: Timothy Dewin, Enterprise System Engineer at Veeam

Get an overview of your network and relax with Aruba ClearPass and Device Insight

HPE Aruba

Rigorous access control on all your connected devices helps you ensure your network’s visibility. But how do you get started? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss how Aruba ClearPass and Device Insight can give you an overview of all your wired and wireless networks.

Speaker: Peter Andries System Engineer Manager at HPE Aruba

Empower your staff.

OASE

To ensure that Office 365 becomes an indispensable business tool, organisations need to be able to quickly and cost effectively educate their employees on how to fully utilise the range of solutions to improve adoption.

Introducing OASE; the end-to-end video platform that ensures businesses can smoothly integrate and adopt the entire Office 365 suite.

Rigorous access control on all your connected devices helps you ensure your network’s visibility. But how do you get started? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss how Aruba ClearPass and Device Insight can give you an overview of all your wired and wireless networks.

Speaker: Peter Andries System Engineer Manager at HPE Aruba

To ensure that Office 365 becomes an indispensable business tool, organisations need to be able to quickly and cost effectively educate their employees on how to fully utilise the range of solutions to improve adoption.

Introducing OASE; the end-to-end video platform that ensures businesses can smoothly integrate and adopt the entire Office 365 suite.

16:40

Breakout sessions: series 3 with 3 simultaneous sessions

What if absolutely everything could be connected?

Innovation

If you want to learn all about the Internet of Things (IoT), you need to travel, have a clear vision, plan and take things step by step. Luckily, you’re not on your own: with IoT brand Bagaar as your travel partner, you’ll be supported from the first concept to the final production phase. In this session, our colleagues at Bagaar will reveal how they deployed an end-to-end solution in two use cases.

Speaker: Joris De Veirman, Digital Innovation & Business development at Bagaar

Don’t let hackers near your privileged accounts

Workplace

Privileged accounts can be found everywhere in your organisation: they’re used to manage your server operating systems, run your applications, and connect to your managed hardware. Briefly put, privileged accounts are the keys to your kingdom. With that in mind, are your privileged accounts secured adequately? Protecting all accounts with the same password, for example, won’t keep out hackers for long. In this session, we’ll show you the ropes.

Speaker: Peter Beyls, Technology Consultant at Xylos and Sebastian Mellebeek, Senior IT Consultant at Xylos

If you want to learn all about the Internet of Things (IoT), you need to travel, have a clear vision, plan and take things step by step. Luckily, you’re not on your own: with IoT brand Bagaar as your travel partner, you’ll be supported from the first concept to the final production phase. In this session, our colleagues at Bagaar will reveal how they deployed an end-to-end solution in two use cases.

Speaker: Joris De Veirman, Digital Innovation & Business development at Bagaar

Privileged accounts can be found everywhere in your organisation: they’re used to manage your server operating systems, run your applications, and connect to your managed hardware. Briefly put, privileged accounts are the keys to your kingdom. With that in mind, are your privileged accounts secured adequately? Protecting all accounts with the same password, for example, won’t keep out hackers for long. In this session, we’ll show you the ropes.

Speaker: Peter Beyls, Technology Consultant at Xylos and Sebastian Mellebeek, Senior IT Consultant at Xylos

50 Shades of Cloud

Digital

When migrating to the cloud, it’s important to refrain from making hasty decisions. After all, there are many important factors to consider. Will you opt for an on-premises, private or public cloud solution, for example? In this session, we’ll show you how our consultants design a hybrid cloud platform that combines the best of three worlds and opens up opportunities for your business to innovate and to save time and money.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud at Xylos and Jim Helsen, Solution Sales at Xylos

When migrating to the cloud, it’s important to refrain from making hasty decisions. After all, there are many important factors to consider. Will you opt for an on-premises, private or public cloud solution, for example? In this session, we’ll show you how our consultants design a hybrid cloud platform that combines the best of three worlds and opens up opportunities for your business to innovate and to save time and money.

Speaker: David Biot, Competence Center Lead - Intelligent Cloud at Xylos and Jim Helsen, Solution Sales at Xylos

17:25

Drinks and awards ceremony 🏆

18:00

Dinner

Questions?

Contact the Xylos team: +32 2 264 13 20 or xylos@xylos.com

Register

Platinum Sponsors

                

Silver Sponsors