Future Proofing your Digital Backbone: The Case of Aethon

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The Vlerick Digital Transformation Club is inviting you to the second webinar in the series of interactive webinars that will zoom in on digital transformation challenges and how to tackle them.

“Break siloes.” “Act data-driven.” “Be experience-centric.” Those were the critical drivers of the digital transformation at Aethon, a fast growing Dutch staffing organisation, initiated in 2019. In less than a year, the company went live with a new “future-proof” and talent centric operational backbone. Sounds like a plan for rebounding after the Corona crisis?

The Vlerick Alumni Digital Transformation Club and its co-sponsor Workday invite you for an interactive webinar and Q&A with former Aethon CFO Thijs Burgerhout, for a unique behind-the-scenes view on how they got the job done. How do you start? What are success factors? Does your choice of IT partners matter? Let’s together figure out what to learn for digital transformation post-Corona. Please share your questions upfront by sending a mail to [email protected].

Aethon is a young and dynamic staffing company with a unique business model based in the Netherlands. Aethon has been one of the fastest growing staffing companies in the Netherlands and won an FD Gazellen for seven years in a row.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and we will send out a Zoom invite one day prior to the event.

About the speakers

Thijs Burgerhout
In June 2018, Thijs Burgerhout started as CFO for Aethon with the mission to future proof the back office and digitally transform the company. Prior to Aethon Thijs worked for IT solutions provider Cegeka and business software developer UNIT4 where he was involved in various projects related to M&A, integration and transformation. The combination of his business driven financial background and a lifelong passion for tech, digital and data, helps bridging gaps between IT, Business and back office and accelerating transformation processes. While still involved in the further digitalization journey of Aethon, Thijs recently started his own company Engation.

Stijn Viaene
Stijn Viaene is a professor and partner at Vlerick Business School, where he serves as the director of the focus area Digital Transformation. He is also a professor at the Research Center for Information System Engineering (LIRIS) at KU Leuven.


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