Xylos Inspire - Technology Track

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

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? 

Board now for Xylos Inspire! 

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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, economist, founder and CEO of asset management company Econopolis and Siddy Jobe, Portfolio Manager at Econopolis Exponential Technologies.

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, economist, founder and CEO of asset management company Econopolis and Siddy Jobe, Portfolio Manager at Econopolis Exponential Technologies.

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: Ellen Theeuwes, Business Unit Director at Ahlers 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: Ellen Theeuwes, Business Unit Director at Ahlers 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

Operational information processing: lightning-fast, delightfully simple

HPE

How can you as an industrial company or service provider collect and analyse data from your operational production equipment in a simple, fast and smart way? During this session, HPE gives you some practical examples – and what’s more, you’ll discover the underlying reference architecture. As a result, you’ll boost the efficiency of your production process and tune the services you provide to the needs of your customers.

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.

Speaker: Marc Koeneman, Software Sales Engineer at Quest

How can you as an industrial company or service provider collect and analyse data from your operational production equipment in a simple, fast and smart way? During this session, HPE gives you some practical examples – and what’s more, you’ll discover the underlying reference architecture. As a result, you’ll boost the efficiency of your production process and tune the services you provide to the needs of your customers.

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.

Speaker: Marc Koeneman, Software Sales Engineer at Quest

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Ready for take-off with our second keynote speaker Lars Sudmann 🚀 

Innovation that sticks

The world has changed and will continue to do so: the speed of innovation is fast-paced. But how do leaders best tackle disruption and how can everybody enable themselves and the organization to be truly innovative? In this interactive keynote session Lars Sudmann, leadership expert, TEDx speaker and principal of Sudmann & Company, will explain key areas and best practices of innovation, including tools and strategies, such as self-leadership and the “spaghetti principle” for innovation.

Speaker: Lars Sudmann is the principal of Sudmann & Co. He is a speaker with background in innovation and business leadership, for instance as an executive at P&G. Lars works with companies such as the Microsoft Innovation Center, SAP, Siemens as well as startups and high-performing SMEs. He is a startup advisor and lecturer at universities in Belgium and Germany and was featured on BBC Capital, Inc, Fast Company, the Chicago Tribune and many more. His TEDx talks are top-ranked with more than half a million views.

The world has changed and will continue to do so: the speed of innovation is fast-paced. But how do leaders best tackle disruption and how can everybody enable themselves and the organization to be truly innovative? In this interactive keynote session Lars Sudmann, leadership expert, TEDx speaker and principal of Sudmann & Company, will explain key areas and best practices of innovation, including tools and strategies, such as self-leadership and the “spaghetti principle” for innovation.

Speaker: Lars Sudmann is the principal of Sudmann & Co. He is a speaker with background in innovation and business leadership, for instance as an executive at P&G. Lars works with companies such as the Microsoft Innovation Center, SAP, Siemens as well as startups and high-performing SMEs. He is a startup advisor and lecturer at universities in Belgium and Germany and was featured on BBC Capital, Inc, Fast Company, the Chicago Tribune and many more. His TEDx talks are top-ranked with more than half a million views.

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.

Speaker: Joris De Roover, Operations manager at Bagaar

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 and Thomas Vochten, Microsoft MVP & Solution Advisor 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.

Speaker: Joris De Roover, Operations manager at Bagaar

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 and Thomas Vochten, Microsoft MVP & Solution Advisor at Xylos

OMP saves 10 times more storage capacity with Nimble and Cohesity

Digital

At the start of 2019, OMP 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, OMP and Xylos will tell you about the context, challenges and lessons learned of the project.

Speaker: Marc Scherens, Director ICT, Customer & Cloud Services

At the start of 2019, OMP 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, OMP and Xylos will tell you about the context, challenges and lessons learned of the project.

Speaker: Marc Scherens, Director ICT, Customer & Cloud Services

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: Mathias Alleyn, Senior SE Corporate Accounts - Citrix Cloud SME

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: Mathias Alleyn, Senior SE Corporate Accounts - Citrix Cloud SME

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.

Speaker: Yevgeni Klushin, Director of Pre Sales at 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.

Speaker: Yevgeni Klushin, Director of Pre Sales at ControlUp

15:45

Break

16:15

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: Peter Hoffmann - Product Manager, Jim Helsen - Solution Sales en Christof Van Geendertaelen, Sr IT consultant 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: Peter Hoffmann - Product Manager, Jim Helsen - Solution Sales en Christof Van Geendertaelen, Sr IT consultant at Xylos

17:00

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

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

17:25

Drinks and awards ceremony 🏆

18:00

Dinner

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