Sprekers 2020

A number of prominent speakers will share their insights into the various specific HR domains with the HR community. Academics from all of the major university institutes and management schools will be present. Several tracks will be augmented by international speakers.

Keynote speakers

Jitske Kramer

Drs Jitske Kramer
Corporate Anthropologist & Author at Human Dimensions

Drs Jitske Kramer is corporate anthropologist, TEDx Speaker and Founder of Human Dimensions. She is a bestselling author of Jam Cultures, Deep Democracy and co-author of The Corporate Tribe. Jitske Kramer travels the world to learn from different organisations, tribes and cultures.
In this keynote, Drs Jitske Kramer looks at the organisation as a living entity with village squares, town halls (meeting rooms) and bars (coffee corners) where the real conversations take place. Part of the game are chiefs (leaders), hunters (sales) and magicians (IT, HR, change managers, consultants). We will learn when an organisational culture is functional and when it is dysfunctional. Leadership gets a new dimension!

 

Andrew TarvinAndrew Tarvin
CEO & Author at Humor That Works

Keynote speaker Andrew Tarvin teaches people a missing skill they don’t teach in business school: humor! He is the world’s first Humor Engineer and the author of the best-seller Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany.

 

Session speakers

Xavier Baeten

Prof Dr Xavier Baeten
Vlerick Business School

An Brosens

An Brosens
HR Director, Capgemini Belgium & Luxembourg

Dirk Buyens

Prof Dr Dirk Buyens
Vlerick Business School

Wendy De Letter

Wendy De Letter
Head of Support Services Department, Flemish Information Agency

Kris De Nul

Kris De Nul
General Manager HR, Human Progression and Portfolio Management, KBC

Ank De Wilde

Ank De Wilde
Founder & CEO, Absolem

Eddy Debrulle
HR Director, Ageas

Koen Dewettinck

Prof Dr Koen Dewettinck
Vlerick Business School

Peter Geiregat

Peter Geiregat
Chief People Officer, Showpad

Ingrid Gonnissen

Ingrid Gonnissen
Member of Boards & Advisory Boards in several organisations

Kurt Gutschoven
Head of Transformation, Vinçotte

Hilde Haems
Chief Human Capital Officer, Ackermans & van Haaren

Sven Hubin
Head of Employer Branding, Recruitment & Selection, Lidl

Marc Lambotte

Marc Lambotte
CEO, Agoria

Veerle Lozie

Veerle Lozie
VP Operations & IT, Melexis

Christine Meurs
Rewards Transformation Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Stan Monheim

Stan Monheim
Chief Operating Officer, Autogrill Europe

Alexandre Mottrie

Prof Dr Alexandre Mottrie
CEO, Orsi Academy

György Pál Kovács
HR Analyst & People Analytics, Spotify

David Patient

Prof Dr David Patient
Vlerick Business School

Julie Scherpenseel
Chief Growth Officer, ML6

Gerrit Schimmelpenninck
Senior Talent Intelligence Manager, Philips

Filiep Spinnewyn

Filiep Spinnewyn
Chief Human Resources Officer, Vinçotte

Jonathan Trevor

Prof Dr Jonathan Trevor
Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Marc Van de Looverbosch

Marc Van de Looverbosch
Former political journalist VRT, Author & Lecturer

Filip Van den Abeele

Dr Filip Van den Abeele
, Digital Transformation Architect & Moderator

 

Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal

Drs Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal
Tilburg University

 

Dr Sjoerd van den Heuvel
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Elke Van Hoof

Prof Dr Elke Van Hoof
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Luc Vandenbulcke

Luc Vandenbulcke
CEO, DEME

Karlien Vanderheyden

Prof Dr Karlien Vanderheyden
Vlerick Business School

Karlien Vanommeslaeghe

Karlien Vanommeslaeghe
Chief People Officer, Partena Ziekenfonds & Partners

Kim Verheyden

Kim Verheyden
Employee Happiness Manager, InSites Consulting

Viola Zsédely-Takács
Senior Corporate Performance Manager, Ageas