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    Big Data – learning from the experts in Silicon Valley

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    For quite some time big data was mainly about number crunching and analytics. However, if a company really wants to turn this number crunching into value, managers should adapt their organisation and develop enablers that facilitate a company to become more data-driven. In search of answers to questions on how to drive your business with big data 15 participants of our Executive Master Class in Creating business value with big data went on a 5-day study trip to Silicon Valley. Not only did they visit big, incumbent companies, but also innovative tech companies and smaller start-ups who make use of big data analytics to reach their goals.

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    Engaged customers driving the energy transition

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    The development of renewables together with the digitalisation of the power system have made possible a paradigm change at the European system level. The growing need for flexibility makes customers the key enabler of the energy transition. They are now playing a more and more active role in the energy market through smart networks, smart homes and new services, taking ownership of the way they use and consume their electricity. This shift will be the topic of discussion during a panel debate moderated by professor Leonardo Meeus, Director of the Vlerick Energy Centre. The panel debate is part of European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Week.

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    Who is starting a business in Flanders and why (not)?

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    No less than 9% of Flemish respondents want to start a new business within the next 3 years. However, a considerable gap remains between dream and reality, mainly due to fear of failure and a lack of self-confidence. It is also striking that people who start a new business effectively tend to do so based on necessity rather than opportunity. Start-ups have low ambitions in terms of job creation and innovation. Nevertheless, the international mindset in Flanders is among the highest in Europe.

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    Better leadership thanks to closer collaboration and a focus on change management

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    Changing customer wishes, stricter regulations, disruption in innovation and the volatility in the economy and markets mean that Rabobank is experiencing dynamic market conditions that require fundamental improvements in performance. In order to optimally prepare itself for the changes, Rabobank Walcheren/Beveland asked Vlerick Business School to compile a short, customised programme on the themes of leadership and change management.

  5. Vlerick climbs European and worldwide ranking for executive education programmes and remains #1 in the Benelux

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    The latest Financial Times Executive Education Ranking confirms Vlerick Business School's position as an outstanding choice for training programmes for managers and entrepreneurs. In the Benelux, Vlerick remains the #1 ranked provider of executive education, a distinction it has held for the past five years. Vlerick has also made significant advances in the worldwide ranking, rising 5 places to 29th place, thereby strengthening its position among the top schools in an extremely competitive field. Vlerick also rose two places in the European ranking, climbing to 16th place.

  6. Business acquisition: a significant gap between dream and reality

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    If you dream of becoming an entrepreneur, you don’t necessarily need to start your own business from scratch. Indeed, some 10,000 businesses are handed over every year. “If you ask around, you’ll find that many people underestimate the process that precedes this kind of management buy-in,” says Miguel Meuleman, Professor of Entrepreneurship. “People are very optimistic at the start and have high expectations, but the search for a suitable business can easily take between one and two years.”

  7. PhD in three minutes

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    A doctorate is the result of at least four years of extensive research. Over 1,600 doctorates are completed each year in Flanders and those studies easily find their way to scientific and academic publications. However, only a fraction of these reach the general public. The ‘Vlaamse PhD Cup’ challenges PhD graduates to explain the key elements of their research in an easily understandable three-minute presentation before the public and a jury. The presentation will be recorded on video. The aim of the organisation behind this challenge, Scriptie vzw, is to make scientific and academic research more accessible.

  8. Shape your thoughts with Lego Serious Play

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    Flipcharts are so last century. Sometimes it is just easier to use your hands to shape and explore your thinking. Lego Serious Play gets you to use their blocks to create a shared understanding across a group on different aspects of organisational life, such as leadership or strategy.

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