Dealing with rapid growth: Cloud as an growth enabler for DPD Netherlands and Alphabet

November 16, 2021

During this Expert Dialogue we welcome Christian Habraken from DPD and Rens Voogt from Alphabet. They will elaborate on how IT innovation has strategically shaped their respective industries. DPD will show how their cloud strategy provides them with a unique platform for generating data and innovative solutions to leverage that data. This strategy aims to reshape the supply chain, while increasing efficiency and reaching customer demands. Alphabet uses digitalisation to realise a European mobility services platform, as it strives to make the journey as valuable and enjoyable as possible. Does this interest you and would you like to discuss your challenges and lessons learned in a small-scaled exclusive environment? Then you are welcome to participate in this Expert Dialogue!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule
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Christian Habraken


Christian has over 20 years of executive business and technology experience. In his current role as CIO, Christian is responsible for the creation and execution of the Strategic IT program. Transforming DPD into a data driven company with a focus on growth, customer experience and innovation.



Rens Voogt

Lead IT Delivery Centre Netherlands

At Alphabet International, Rens is steering and improving the Continuous Delivery of Business Mobility Solutions in order to realize a European mobility services platform. He does so by challenging, inspiring and encouraging professionals in business and IT to collaborate beyond organisational, technical and personal capabilities. This has resulted in a successful implementation of the international business strategy.



Our society is undergoing rapid transformations. While the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly affected our world, climate change calls for drastic measures. This forces us to make some changes to how we work, live and travel. Ecosystems are coalescing, as high-tech players enter the market and new partnerships are forged. In order to anticipate these transitions, digitalization is an important spearhead within every industry.


16.00u Walk-in participants in Studio
16.15u Start Expert Dialogue
17.45u End Expert Dialogue – Start Borrel Studio
18.30u End


Directors IT and Data

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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