Digitalisation has a profound impact on organisations and changes the way CEOs and executives lead their companies. However, the pace of technological change is dizzying and this pace will continue to accelerate. Keeping up with these technological developments is necessary to remain competitive, but extremely challenging. Therefore we offer the unique opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with four country leaders of the largest technology providers in the Netherlands. In a panel discussion, they will shine a light on the emerging technologies and how they can impact your organisation and boardroom decisions.
Are you interested? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the executives from Google Cloud, Oracle Netherlands, Microsoft and VMware, and to have an in-depth conversation with 15 other executives. You are most welcome to join!
Joris Schoonis, Google Cloud
Wilfred Scholman, Oracle Netherlands
Erik de Geus, VMware
Rob Elsinga, Microsoft
Managing Director Benelux
Joris has over twenty years of experience in the tech sector. Prior to joining Google Cloud, he was Vice President EMEA at MessageBird. He also held several leadership positions at Oracle and Salesforce. His experience spans multiple market segments, including large organisations and emerging markets.
Wilfred Scholman started in June 2018 as director of Oracle Netherlands. He knows the company inside out and has worked in various roles for Oracle for nearly 20 years. He started when Oracle acquired Tinoway, a provider of mobile field services, in 1999. After several years of commuting between the US and the Netherlands, Scholman decided to settle in the Netherlands. He also heads the Technology Sales business unit within Oracle Netherlands
Senior Regional Director Benelux
Erik de Geus is Senior Regional Director Benelux at VMware. In this position, he is responsible for the management, business operations and strategic planning of VMware in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Erik has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and joined VMware in 2010. Erik studied Technical Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Delft. In his spare time, he likes being active and he is an avid skier, snowboarder, runner, tennis player and cyclist
National Technology Officer
In his role as National Technology Officer (NTO) for Microsoft in the Netherlands, Rob focuses on the possibilities and impact of innovative technologies on society, customers, and partners. Emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain, digital identities, digital sovereignty, climate, and Quantum Computing offer great opportunities, but they also require vision, responsibility, and regulations. As a member of the Dutch leadership team, Rob is responsible for innovation, sustainability, and AI & ethics.
In his role, he collaborates with customers, government, research institutions, universities, standardization bodies, and umbrella organizations.
During this Vision Dinner, we will discuss the impact of emerging technologies on leadership and organisations.
Location: Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen
17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking
For Board Members and Executives
To remain competitive, organizations need to be agile and innovative. In addition to success factors such as leadership, culture, and attracting the right people, modernizing the IT landscape plays an important role. A flexible and scalable landscape enables the rapid deployment of digital innovations and the ability to adapt to new technologies. TomTom experienced the necessity of reinvention firsthand: the introduction of the iPhone with GPS and free route planners made the company's future uncertain. TomTom therefore fully embraced digital innovation and the development of new services based on data and analytics (geolocation technology). One of their goals is to take a leading role in the navigation of self-driving cars. During this Vision Dinner, Pieter Geelen, co-founder of TomTom, will take you on this journey and discuss the associated challenges. Following his presentation, there will be ample opportunity for an extensive dialogue with Pieter and the other participants. You are warmly invited to join!
During our Vision Dinner on 15 June, Arjan van Limborgh, Head of Digital at Royal IHC and Mark Courage, Director of Smart Industry at TNO will answer these and more questions while sharing their own experience with digital transformations. You are most welcome to join and we are looking forward to your own insights on the topic.
Bas Leutscher, Transformation Director Benelux at L'Oréal, likes to share his experiences from the past period. Together with you, Bas will go deeper into the challenges of an Innovation or Change leader, and the qualities that such a transformation requires of them. During this Round Table, a lot of attention is paid to dialogue and you are therefore very welcome to participate as a peer!