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  1. “Cyber-attacks cost companies more in terms of reputational than IT damage”

    Date: 03/05/2017
    Not enough companies are sufficiently aware of the risks of hacking, or know how to prevent it to the greatest extent possible. A study conducted by KPMG revealed that 80% of the respondents’ systems were infected with malware and 60% even with crimeware. According to Professor Öykü Isik an approach that focuses exclusively on IT is simply not enough. “You need a corporate strategy for that! After all, your customers and your reputation are under threat!”
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  2. Energy sector gearing up for digital transformation

    Date: 17/01/2017
    Distribution system operators are facing a radical digital transformation of their business model. They could go from purely managing the physical infrastructure to acting as data hubs or neutral distributors of energy data as well. Are we on the verge of an ‘Uberisation’ of the energy sector? Stijn Viaene, Professor at Vlerick Business School, believes we are.
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  3. “Together in uncharted territory”

    Date: 27/08/2016
    The rise of new forms of decentral energy production and the growing importance of the prosumer has forced DSOs to thoroughly review their business model. "Data analytics are an essential part of this,' says Jorn De Neve (KPMG). Via interviews with data professionals and a case study of Enedis KPMG wants to map the digitization of DSOs.
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  4. Corporate partners reward Masters graduates

    Date: 13/07/2016
    During the Masters graduation event on 1 July, our corporate partners were delighted to present awards to students who excelled in a field that is close to our partners’ hearts. A gesture that symbolises the strong interaction between our students and the corporate world.
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  5. European Distribution System Operators challenged by dramatic changes in power sector

    Date: 21/09/2015
    A recent survey by the Vlerick Energy Centre in close collaboration with KPMG on the future of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) shows that top executives from Distribution System Operators across Europe expect significant changes in their role and business environment. Vlerick Energy Centre Chairman, Daniel Dobbeni, explains: “Decentralised and renewable electricity generation as well as customers becoming rapidly both consumers and self-suppliers will change the power sector like never before. To keep the lights on, the industry actors must quickly acquire new knowledge and confront their experiences.”
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  6. Mapping and addressing the future business model

    Date: 06/03/2015
    The KPMG Chair on the future of Electricity and Gas Distribution Grid Companies, which was launched last January, is dubbed “Rising to the power grid challenge”. Why this focus on distribution system operators (DSOs)? And what’s on the research agenda for the years ahead? We asked Jorn De Neve, Partner Deal Advisory at KPMG, Daniël Pairon, Global Head of Asset Management at KPMG, and Professor Leonardo Meeus and Daniel Dobbeni, respectively Director and Chairman of the Vlerick Energy Centre.
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  7. Transforming the DSO landscape – preparing for the future

    Date: 04/03/2015
    Inspired by the successful collaboration on a Chair in Banking, long-standing corporate partner KPMG decided to continue its association with Vlerick in a new area. On 22 January 2015 the official agreement for the “Rising to the Power Grid Challenge” Chair was signed. Patrick Simons, Senior Partner at KPMG, and Vlerick Dean Philippe Haspeslagh talk about the drivers and expectations for this renewed chair partnership.
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