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    ‘We should be proud of this new European standard’

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    The much-discussed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force at the end of May 2018. This new data and privacy legislation is causing a fair amount of concern in the corporate world. Nonetheless, Jo Coutuer, chief data officer at BNP Paribas Fortis and Öykü Isik, professor of Data Privacy at Vlerick Business School, mainly see it as a source of opportunities: ‘Privacy by design will be the new standard, and this is a good thing.’

  2. “This team was so strong because its members complemented each other”

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    A shared passion for fashion brought three students from different backgrounds together during their Masters in Marketing Management. It led them to work together on their in-company project at Van de Velde lingerie where they carried out market research for the US market. And successfully, too. “I'm a very happy customer”, beams International Retail Director Yan Aerts.

  3. How financial management can make or break your start-up business

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    Financial management is the heartbeat of every business. However, a start-up or scale-up will focus completely different aspects to an established company. Additionally, many starters and growing businesses tend to underestimate the importance of financial management. They either lack time, or staff with sufficient financial background and expertise. “Cash – and primarily a lack thereof – ensures that many good starters or growing companies run into problems and, at worst, even have to close down their business,” researcher Yannick Dillen tells us. “And that is a great pity.”

  4. Take the Lead: ‘This programme isn't exactly what you would call a free lunch’

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    Professor Stijn Viaene, programme director of Take the Lead at Vlerick Business School, can't emphasise enough that the digital transformation is not just about technology. In fact, to put it even more strongly, it affects all the people within a company. ‘People who take this programme should be able take on the role of ambassadors afterwards’, he tells us.

  5. From Robotic Process Automation to digital transformation

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    From Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing: the digital revolution is a fact, and that is good news. Karim Hajjar from Solvay, Robert Boute from Vlerick Business School and Thierry Mortier from EY talk about the challenges and opportunities on the road to intelligent automation.

  6. Love the problem, not your solution

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    Last month we joined forces with independent knowledge centre Groeiatelier for a two-day workshop – Running and Scaling Lean: Life’s too short to build something nobody wants. Ash Maurya led the session at our Ghent campus – and the best-selling author sat down with Professor Miguel Meuleman to discuss his work. Read their conversation.

  7. Network formation in hospitals: how do they do it in Canada?

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    Healthcare systems vary enormously across the world. Which is why every three years, our MINOZ Research Centre organises a study trip that gives members the opportunity to see how other countries do things. This year, participants from eight Belgian hospitals went to Canada to find out how the country organises hospital networks.

  8. Arcadis signs Knowledge Partnership to activate digital leadership

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    Arcadis is a global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets. “We are a people company: our 27,000 bright minds are our main asset today. But if we want to continue to flourish in the digital era, we need to embrace data wholeheartedly – and that requires a new bag of tricks.” Double interview with Julien Cayet from Arcadis and our professor in digital transformation, Stijn Viaene.

  9. International expansion? Students point the way

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    Teamleader is the Ghent SaaS technology company behind the eponymous cloud solution for CRM, project management, sales, time recording and invoicing. Teamleader has experienced rapid growth since its launch in 2012. Today, it is one of our most successful scale-ups. “We started out in Belgium and are now active in six countries,” says CEO and co-founder Jeroen De Wit. “Our aim is to become the European market leader, so we want to expand our sales territory to include other countries. The question is which ones?” The in-company project by Masters in Financial Management students Louis Gabriels and Frederic Keereman led to a shortlist.

  10. UK Power Networks Services and Vlerick Business School launch strategic partnership

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    UK Power Networks Services has joined forces with the Vlerick Energy Centre for a two-year partnership. They deliver world-class engineering, power systems operation, distributed energy resources and industry-leading consultancy for some of the most energy-reliant and complex organisations in the UK. According to Director Ian Smyth, this collaboration will enable them to implement best practice and continue to keep their clients ahead of their competition and ensure value for money in their investments. “It’s our mission to increase productivity, reduce carbon emissions and integrate new technologies for the benefit of our clients, and this partnership will ensure we achieve this.”

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