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    Vlerick and Robert Half Management Resources launch new programme for Belgian interim managers

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    More and more Belgian companies are calling on interim managers: professionals that offer companies specific expertise (executive management, Human Resources, supply chain and production, or other) for a limited period and seldom for longer than a year. An independent survey carried out on behalf of Robert Half Management Resources has revealed that 75 per cent of Belgian CFOs intend to bring in an interim manager in 2016. In response to this demand Vlerick Business School and Robert Half Management Resources are joining forces for the first time to deliver a programme in ‘Mastering Interim Management’.

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    Disruptive entrepreneurship: daring, innovating, conquering

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    Globalisation and digitisation are extending the boundaries of enterprises. Competitors are appearing from unexpected corners of the world, and customers are enjoying more and more power. This reality creates tremendous opportunities for companies that dare to innovate. Under the title ‘Daring, Innovating, Conquering’, this year’s Voka Congress focuses on the many possibilities that disruptive technologies and other trends present to our organisations in Flanders.

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    Succession, for entrepreneurs and liberal professions too

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    One in three clients of Bank J.Van Breda & C° is heading towards the end of their career. For the bank which serves “entrepreneurs and liberal professions only”, offering a personal and proactive advisory service on the delicate succession process is therefore high on the agenda. ‘As a Prime Foundation Partner within the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buy-outs, we want to become more in tune with the M&A market,’ says Peter Devlies, member of the Management Committee. Together with our dean Marion Debruyne, he explains the strategic value of this partnership.

  4. Digital marketing through co-creation

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    Category: Student News

    For the third year in a row, a group of Master’s students at Vlerick Business School has had the opportunity to take part in a boot camp at Coca-Cola Enterprises. The topic? Digital marketing. A unique experience and a genuine ‘win-win’ situation for everyone involved. The boot camp is a perfect example of action-based learning. It takes Vlerick Master’s students out of the classroom and into the workplace, where they gain valuable hands-on experience.

  5. East Flanders goes smart digital

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    Acting as a Prime Foundation Partner, the Province of East Flanders aims to achieve its Smart Government ambition during the next three years to come. Vlerick is helping to shape the strategic change process.

  6. The insurance sector is digitalising. And now?

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    Category: Alumni News

    In October, the tenth edition of our MBA in Financial Services & Insurance (MBA-FSI) will start. Arné van den Boom, director of the health insurer Interpolis (part of Achmea, the largest insurance company in the Netherlands) graduated in the first edition of this programme (1999-2000). How does he look back on his time at Vlerick? Has the sector changed over the years and what does he consider the main challenges?

  7. An adaptive ecosystem for smarter cities

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    What are the building blocks required to create an active, smart and adaptive ecosystem for smart cities and municipalities? Together with the Belgian banker to municipalities Belfius, we are aiming to identify those elements that actually cross traditional boundaries and ultimately lead to a multi-municipal approach.

  8. Without data, you are doomed to fail

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    Category: Opinions

    While there is a lot of talk about big data and analytics, few organisations have actually mastered the use of data to advance their business. What does it mean to be truly data-driven and how do you get there? We asked Öykü Isik, Professor of Information Systems Management.

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