Vlerick Expertise in Digital Transformation

 

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  1. Transformers 2019

    Raising the digitisation bar higher

    Which large Dutch companies are leading the field with their digital transformation, and who still has a long way to go? Once again, this is the starting point for the third edition of Transformers, a research project by Vlerick Business School in partnership with Het Financieele Dagblad. The goal is to gain insight into the efforts towards digitisation being made by the big Dutch companies, as well as serving as a reality check and sharing useful insights to help them in their transformation process.

  2. Artificial intelligence makes stock management more efficient

    What do AlphaGo, a robot that plays table tennis, a program that recognises emotions, and self-driving cars all have in common, besides the fact that all of them appeal to our imagination and are guaranteed to hit the headlines? They are all applications that use deep reinforcement learning (DRL). Intelligent stock management has recently joined that list. Along with two other colleagues, doctoral researcher Joren Gijsbrechts and Professor Robert Boute have demonstrated that DRL can be applied successfully to problems that seemed all but unsolvable up to now. For the very first time!

  3. White Paper Vlerick - Digital Strategy, the Next Level

    Digital Strategy, the Next Level

    Digital Transformation is hot. In what way will digital developments contribute to the strategy and growth of your organisation? How do you develop digital challenges into digital success? In this white paper you will learn all about the core principles of a strong digital strategy. Are you ready to compete in a rapidly changing world? Read this white paper and tackle your organisational’s growth in a smart way.

  4. FinTech ninja

    How to position yourself as a FinTech ninja?

    It is exciting to work with fintech: new business models appear, IT specialists climb up the ladder to join management committees, more people get access to user-friendly financial products, and apps really work. A new generation is realising that the financial world is important to and influences all of us, and a range of people are getting involved in banking who you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Researcher Tine Holvoet has devised playful labels which challenge both traditional bankers and not-so-typical financial professionals to take a position in the financial sector.

  5. How Industry 4.0 will change the way you do business

    Running your company the smart way

    Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 – from the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and the cloud through to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain. But what does it all mean in practice? It’s not a question of if Industry 4.0 will drastically change the way we do business. It’s a question of when and how quickly. So how can you apply this technology in your business – not just to improve production and performance, but to make a difference for customers?

  6. Formula E

    Emotional tension as a catalyst for digital innovation

    Avoid tension, strive for consensus, get everyone facing in the same direction... That’s the secret to a successful organisation. Or is it? “Not if you want to make big bold bets like the Amazons and Googles of this world - radical digital innovations or disruptions, goods or services you never thought were possible”, Willem Standaert, lecturer at Vlerick, tells us. So how should you do it then? He joined forces with Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin, to analyse Formula E, Formula 1’s little electric-powered brother, and find an answer to that question.

  7. Speed factory - shoe production line

    Local Speed Factories: when the need for speed is vital

    In the 1990s, Adidas moved its entire production to low-wage countries in Asia, but in 2015 it re-opened highly automated Speed Factories in Germany and recently also in the US. These factories are only responsible for a few per cent of Adidas’ total yearly production, but they guarantee extra short delivery times. Why are Adidas and other companies moving a small share of their manufacturing activities back home? Professor Robert Boute and some of his colleagues developed a unique algorithm to answer this question.

  8. Transformers 2018

    Transformers 2018: how digital are the largest companies in the Netherlands?

    How far have the largest Dutch companies progressed in their digital transformation? Which companies are leading the way? And which digital skills are still proving difficult even for this leading group? The FD and Vlerick Business School have joined forces to publish the second annual study into digital transformation among the largest traditional companies in the Netherlands. The results can be read in the special ‘FD Transformers 2018’.

  9. Digital Transformation Leaders Game

    You can't lead a digital transformation alone

    The success of your digital transformation depends on the agility of your organisation. You need to constantly evaluate opportunities and take action, preferably faster than your competitors. This is where the leadership challenges lie. Together with his team, Professor Stijn Viaene has developed a leadership model and a game, the Digital Transformation Leaders Game. This is a light-hearted way of gaining insights into the different types of leadership which contribute to the success of your digital transformation.

  10. The data-driven project manager

    Data-driven project management in clear language

    Professor Mario Vanhoucke has eight academic books to his name. But his latest title, The Data-Driven Project Manager, is written in the form of a story. It follows Emily Reed – a young project manager who uses data to make decisions. The characters and dialogues are all based on real people and Mario’s years of professional experience.

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