During this Vision Dinner, Petra will elaborate on how she bridges this gap between IT and the rest of the organization, and will share her insights on how to effectively integrate new technologies and IT skills to drive innovation. In addition to this already great challenge, Petra is now on a journey of bringing two distinct IT cultures together after DSM recently merged with Firmenich to become dsm-firmenich.
Petra Volckaert, dsm-firmenich
VP, Digital Partner Taste, Texture and Health
Petra Volckaert is a passionate digital change leader in the food & beverage field. After business school she started her career at Agilent Technologies, after which she worked at Bayer Crop Science before accepting the responsibility she currently has at dsm-firmenich.
As IT executive you have certainly dealt (or are currently dealing) with the misconception of other departments that IT is simply a tech-support function rather than a value driver. At least, Petra Volckaert, VP Digital Partner Taste, Texture and Health at dsm-firmenich has: the lack of visibility of the IT department hindered its recognition as a value-creating entity. Therefore, Petra has taken this challenge head-on, striving to foster a more robust digital culture within the company.
Location: Central Park, Voorburg
17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking
Chiefs and Directors of Operations, Supply Chain, Information and Technology
Jeroen Scheer and his team have developed a way of working to make quick decisions about digital innovations linked to business strategy and value. From to scouting to full scaled deployment in a harmonised manner. They have successfully implemented this at Shell and are now happy to share their experience and lessons-learned with you. During this Vision Dinner, Jeroen will go into depth about the set-up of this way of working, the challenges encountered and successes they celebrated. This session is a great opportunity to gain valuable insights from one of the industry’s leading experts and to exchange ideas with peers from other companies.
During this Vision Dinner, Olivier Sessink, CTO at Joint IV Command of the Ministry of Defense, will give a presentation. More information will follow soon.