There’s some thing about IoT! (X-change)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik



Internet of Things (IoT) as a concept continues to mature in the minds of companies, innovators and entrepreneurs. But questions arise:

  • How do we start developing an IoT solution?
  • What do we need?
  • What are the optimal (cloud) services for our project?
  • And (last but not least): once the IoT solution is in place, who owns the collected data?

This X-change should give you a lot of inspiration from our experts, as well as the real-life cases from Eandis and BAM!


Please note that in order to guarantee an interactive discussion, we are keeping the number of attendees limited, so be sure to book your spot in time.

13:00 - 18:30
Roularta Conference Centre, Z.1. Research Park 120, 1731 Zellik



13:00 Welcome coffee


13:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


13:45 IoT: Enabling digital solutions

For more than two decades, the internet has been connecting people, creating a true revolution. Now, as we connect the physical world, we can already foresee an even more significant revolution!

Discover new IoT services and sensors, and find out how to enable any type of digital solution.  Learn how a strong eco-system of partners brings IoT to niche markets, such as waste management and mobility. Get inspired by a use case on the development of a room occupancy (meeting rooms, restrooms, auxiliary areas, etc.), using LoRa technology.

Katia Deboel, Lead manager IOT & M2M, Proximus (English)


14:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:25 Digital Transformation: R.I.P or D.I.P. (Disrupt In Peace)?

Digital Transformation is the application of digital technologies to fundamentally impact all aspects of business and society.  We’ll look at the journey from IoT to digital business.  Stéphane Münster will share valuable best practices on how to start from a high-level use case and work down to the proper technology choices, as he challenges us to ‘disrupt or be disrupted'.

Stéphane Münster, Business Unit Manager Digital Business, Dimension Data (English)


14:55 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:05 The Internet of Things at Eandis

The evolutions in IoT are raising a lot of interest at Eandis.  Daan Hostyn shares how they started their IoT journey, and presents a number of innovative experiments aimed at increasing efficiency in processes, collecting data or streamlining maintenance routines.  What lessons did Eandis learn from their ongoing journey?

Daan Hostyn, Digital Innovation Officer, Eandis (Dutch)


15:35 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:45 Short coffee break


16:00 Launching NarrowBand-IoT in 2017

Frank De Weser will explain if and how Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies transform the IoT market.  He also will throw light on Orange's choice to pursue NarrowBand IoT and how this radio technology standard fits into the IoT offering.

Frank De Weser, Marketing Director B2B & Business Unit Director IoT, Orange (English)


16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:40 Hopes and challenges of IoT at BAM

BAM Contractors, a major player in the construction field, will share its journey towards IoT. From the imagination and hopes first sparked by IoT, to the difficulties encountered along the way, the various steps, both past and future, will be described – often, unflinchingly.

Robin Collard, Business Development Manager, BAM Contractors (French/Dutch)


17:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:20 Wrap up & closing drink


18:30 End