Global Alumni Winter Reunion and Homecoming '3 & '8

Category: Alumni Events

 
Transformation into an age of collaboration

We look forward to welcoming all our alumni at our Global Alumni Winter Reunion. A very special welcome to our alumni who graduated in the years ´3 & ´8 (1953 - 1958 - 1963 - 1968 - 1973 - 1978 - 1983 - 1988 - 1993 - 1998 - 2003 - 2008 - 2013). We invite them together with all Platinum members to the VIP Reception (6:30 pm)  before the start of the Keynote Speech (8:00 pm).

What to expect?
We’re entering the dawn of the digital era − where humankind and technology fundamentally reconfigure their relationship to empower every aspect of our environment. Transforming from ride-sharing to self-driving, from delivery to drone, from city-planning to thinking cities, from street maps to an index of reality, …

This era is called ‘the autonomous world’, and it’s blurring industry boundaries and disrupting existing business models. What needs to happen to enable this vision? What does it mean for competitors to work together? One company has been walking the talk:  HERE Technologies is on a transformational journey, as it has evolved from a traditional business model into a platform company that includes competitors as shareholders who join forces to create value.

Keynote speaker Mr. Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies, will enlighten and inspire over 1,500 Vlerick alumni as he presents ‘Transformation into an age of collaboration’.

Keynote speaker Edzard Overbeek

 Edzard Overbeek  

Edzard Overbeek is CEO of HERE Technologies, an independent location cloud company that provides products, services and solutions in the fields of dynamic HD digital mapping, autonomous driving and Internet of Things. With deep expertise in new digital business models, Edzard is a keen advocate for innovation, entrepreneurship and continuous change to drive value for customers, partners and governments around the world. Edzard holds an MBA degree from NIMBAS, University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He has a unique background of sales and technology experience, having joined HERE Technologies from Cisco where he was Strategic Advisor and responsible for the Global Services organisation with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees. Prior to Cisco, he held leadership positions in companies including Fujitsu and Siemens. Edzard is also a member of the supervisory board at Royal KPN.  


HERE Technologies

HERE Technologies is an open location platform company, with global headquarters in Amsterdam and over 7500 employees in locations in over 150 countries. The company provides products, services and solutions in the fields of dynamic HD digital mapping, autonomous driving and Internet of Things to solve today's and tomorrow's use-cases to enhance results for companies, citizens and consumers in this exciting digital world.

HERE Technologies captures location content such as road networks, buildings, parks and traffic patterns. The company has maps in nearly 200 countries, offers voice-guided navigation in 94 countries, provides live traffic information in 33 countries, and has indoor maps available for about 49,000 unique buildings in 45 countries. HERE Technologies is also working on self-driving technology.

 

Majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies (Audi, BMW, and Daimler), HERE Technologies’ roots date back to U.S.-based Navteq in 1985, which was acquired by Finland-based Nokia in 2007.

More info at www.here.com
 

homecoming '3 and '8Homecoming '3 & '8

Get together with your fellow alumni classmates at our annual Global Alumni Winter Reunion and Homecoming '3 & '8.

We look forward to welcoming all our alumni at our Global Alumni Winter Reunion. A very special welcome to our alumni who graduated in the years ´3 & ´8 (1953 - 1958 - 1963 - 1968 - 1973 - 1978 - 1983 - 1988 - 1993 - 1998 - 2003 - 2008 - 2013). We invite them together with all Platinum members to the VIP Reception (6:30 pm)  before the start of the Keynote Speech (8:00 pm).

Did you graduate in one of the years ‘3 & ‘8? Support your School by bringing your class back together at our Global Alumni Winter Reunion and join us as an Homecoming Ambassador! The class with the largest number of participants receives a special gift! The following alumni engaged themselves to bring their class back together at the Global Alumni Winter Reunion:

  •  1963: 55 years since Graduation: Mr. Freddy Mertens
  •  1973: 45 years since Graduation: Mr. Philippe Haspeslagh 
  •  1978: 40 years since Graduation: Mr. Yves Fassin & Mr. Guy Vancoillie
  •  1983: 35 years since Graduation: Ms. Brigitte Neetens, Ms. Anne Maeseneer Mr. Rudy Provoost & Mr. Patrick Van Den Bossche
  •  1988: 30 years since Graduation: Ms. Ann Vereecke, Mr. Luc Boelens, Mr. Geert De Blaere & Mr. Peter Verstraeten
  •  1993: 25 years since Graduation: Mr. Didier Vael
  •  1998: 20 years since Graduation: Ms. Troyka Vervaeke, Ms. Joëlle Huijnen & Mr Patrick Coucke
  •  2003: 15 years since Graduation: Mr. Dieter Crappé & Mr. Pascal Persyn
  •  2008: 10 years since Graduation: Mr. Ward Callens, Mr. Robert Boute & Mr. Manuel Couwet
  •  2013: 5 years since Graduation: Mr. Bernard Hendrikx, Mr. Lode Asselman & Mr. Jason Weiland

In the afternoon, you can opt to join fellow alumni in the Brussels campus, where our faculty members will give you the latest updates in their area of expertise. Details will be forthcoming.

This event is made possible thanks to the continuous support of our partners:

 Corporate Partners Vlerick Alumni