THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IS HERE
EXPERIENCE IT LIVE

GET INSPIRED BY THE LASTEST
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS

LEARN HOW TO ACCELERATE
YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

DISCOVER HOW BELGIAN
COMPANIES ARE INNOVATING

EXPERIENCE THE TRUE
POWER OF LIVE BUSINESS

SHIFT, DON’T DISRUPT

HOW DO BELGIAN COMPANIES TACKLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

Learn, experience, get inspired by over 100 sessions, booths, demos and showcases at the Digital Shift

Can you transform into an agile enterprise without sacrificing what your company really is? Discover what our keynote speakers and more than 40 partners have to say about digital transformation:

  • What’s the impact of blockchainmachine learningartificial intelligence and predictive analysis on business?
  • Discover through customer cases how Belgian-based companies are handling innovation
  • Get inspired by the plenary sessions and our small interactive topic lunches and expert sessions
  • Discover our 6 different tracks, from Internet of Things, digital business framework, and real-time leadership, to the hyperconscious customer, the digitally empowered worker, and the borderless enterprise.

Business networking at its best

You run into them in the hallway between two meetings, sit together for hours working on a challenging project, or simply have a nice chat with them over a cup of coffee – your colleagues are a huge part of your day-to-day work activities. But your network shouldn’t stop there. At the Digital Shift, you will get the opportunity to expand your network by meeting 2000 peers, and exchange your views on cutting-edge technology and business innovation.

Meet our keynote speakers

Rasmus Ankersen

Entrepreneur, Author and Chairman of FC Midtjylland
Who would have guessed that after selling iconic products such as the 3310, Nokia would have fallen apart? How can successful companies go from greatness to irrelevance? According to Rasmus Ankersen “the hardest part is not to become successful, but to stay there”. Learn how to eliminate complacency by attacking your successes with the same level of scepticism as your failures. In other words, learn how to create hunger in paradise.

Timo Elliott

Global Innovation Evangelist
Technology by itself isn’t the biggest disrupter – being non customer-centric is. Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, analytics, are many ways to increase efficiency, decrease workload, and optimize decision-making in businesses. But while algorithms are powerful, they also rely heavily on high-quality data that can easily be used the wrong way. Therefore, how can you make sure you turn your data into better products and services? How to become winners in digital businesses?

Nell Watson

Singularity University
While Artificial Intelligence offers endless possibilities to innovate and increase efficiency in businesses, the growing pace of technological innovation constantly reminds us that machines are about to replace humans at every level. In this context, how can we build ethics into machines and bridge the gap between machines and human? How is our society going to be shaped in the future?

Special guest

STOFFEL VANDOORNE

Driver, McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team

Stoffel started racing at age 6 and was soon recognized as a genuine talent, winning several national and international titles. Last year, Stoffel was the first reserve driver since 2007 to win a Grand Prix point at his debut. This season he was selected by the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team as their driver alongside two-time World Champion, Fernando Alonso.

The modern day Formula One car generates over 100GB of data over a race weekend, with billions of data points providing a wealth of information that McLaren Honda can then analyse to help inform strategy. Join us for more insights as McLaren Honda driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, tells us how he works with his engineers to prepare for a race and about the importance of data in Formula 1.

INTERNET OF THINGS – A SMARTER WORLD

Data is to businesses what fuel is to cars – a necessary component for running smoothly. Smart objects and apps provide accurate data-based insights that are crucial at every stage of the customer’s buying cycle, and help businesses become more efficient and productive. Meet and experience the new world of smart IoT.

DIGITAL BUSINESS FRAMEWORK

As a CIO, being halfway between business and IT brings its fair share of challenges. The emergence of new technologies such as real-time data, cloud, and transformative IT platforms, open up new possibilities for running businesses – but can you both keep your legacy systems up and running, and create a platform that enables innovation? A track that will interest CIOs and CDOs.

REAL-TIME LEADERSHIP

Data is to businesses what fuel is to cars – a necessary component for running smoothly. Smart objects and apps provide accurate data-based insights that are crucial at every stage of the customer’s buying cycle, and help businesses become more efficient and productive. Meet and experience the new world of smart IoT.

THE HYPERCONSCIOUS CUSTOMER

Marketing, sales and (social) media are transforming at a pace unlike any other line of business. And so is the customer: hyperconnected, hyperconscious and hyper-aware of his power to make or break a product, service or company. A track that will interest Marketing and Sales Managers and CEOs.

THE DIGITALLY EMPOWERED WORKER

If it is true that technology can make workers better connected and informed, there are still a number of challenges that digital HR will have to face. How will we work together in the future? What can HR do to create the environment for digital natives to thrive within your company? A track that will interest all CHROs.

THE BORDERLESS ENTERPRISE

The combination of procurement and travel management with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain offers the possibility to make processes smarter and more transparent. Discover how to streamline your processes and grow your ecosystem successfully by leveraging new technologies. A interesting track for CPOs and CFOs.

SAP FORUM 2017

DIGITAL SHIFT

06 September - Heizel Brussel

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Rasmus Ankersen

An author and chairman at FC Midtjylland

Who would have guessed that after selling iconic products such as the 3310, that Nokia would have fallen apart"? How can successful companies go from greatness to irrelevance? Over the past few years, Rasmus Ankersen has been looking into what caused performing businesses to fail and came to the conclusion that “the hardest part is not to become successful, but to stay there”. Learn how to eliminate complacency by attacking your successes with the same level of skepticism as your failures. In other words, learn how to create hunger in paradise.


Rasmus Ankersen is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. Over the past few years, Rasmus has been hired to share his research on high performance cultures by global brands like LEGO, Google, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Google, Facebook, Hitachi, Roche, Ernst & Young and many more.

Timo Elliott

Global Innovation Evangelist

Technology by itself isn’t the biggest disrupter – being non customer-centric is. Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, analytics, are many ways to increase efficiency, decrease workload, and optimize decision-making in businesses. But while algorithms are powerful, they also rely heavily on high-quality data that can easily be used the wrong way. Therefore, how can you make sure you turn your data into better products and services? How to become winners in digital businesses?


Timo Elliott is known as an innovation evangelist. He is passionate about how the latest technologies can transform the way the world works. He has presented to Business and IT audiences in over 50 different countries around the world, on themes such as Digital Transformation, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, the future of Digital Marketing, and the challenges of technology culture change in organizations.

Nell Watson

Engineer, Educator, and Speaker - ‎Singularity University

While Artificial Intelligence offers endless possibilities to innovate and increase efficiency in businesses, the growing pace of technological innovation constantly reminds us that machines are about to replace humans at every level. In this context, how can we build ethics into machines and bridge the gap between machines and human? How is our society going to be shaped in the future?


Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends. Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving as Associate Faculty at Singularity University.

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