How hybrid is your cloud? (X-change)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik



Invitation to the Beltug X-change "How hybrid is your cloud?"


Companies can be hesitant about jumping feet first into cloud solutions; the Beltug Priorities Survey shows many are interested in hybrid IT as the golden mean between optimisation and concerns such as security, etc.  But this answer raises a lot of other questions: integrating the IT infrastructure, moving towards a cloud-first strategy and negotiating contracts, to name a few, are very high on the list.


So what exactly does it mean to ‘go hybrid’? Where are the advantages? What are the pitfalls and hurdles? What about network performance?


In this session, we consult experts on the topic, and gain insights from the user story of FPS Mobility and Transport, especially regarding the importance of a solid network. Then, in an interactive discussion, participants exchange their own experiences, concerns and best practices.


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.




14:00 - 18:00


Roularta Conference Centre, Z.1. Research Park 120, 1731 Zellik



14:00 Welcome coffee


14:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:45 Cloud solutions – why go hybrid?

There are a broad range of questions companies face about cloud and hybrid solutions, including:

  • Is there only one hybrid model, and why is this important?
  • Where does hybrid cloud fit in the world of IoT, Edge and Artificial Intelligence?
  • How do companies retain their heritage while maximising the new ‘magic’?

Peter Retera explains how to build an agile foundation.


Peter Retera, CTO Managed Services Benelux & Nordics, Atos (English)


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


15:30 Fast fibre optic connection to the cloud - a perspective on network performance.

You cannot have smooth cloud usage without high-performing networks. The Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport is all about keeping things moving - via road, railways, water and air. But back office data also travels: between servers in Brussels and local branch offices elsewhere in Belgium, and to the cloud server in Amsterdam that guarantees secure backup. Jo Vanderwegen & Stijn Fouquaert share their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in developing this vital backup, while also guaranteeing uptime.


Jo Vanderwegen, IT infrastructure engineer, FPS Mobility and Transport (English)
Stijn Fouquaert, IT infrastructure engineer, FPS Mobility and Transport (English)


16:00 Interactive roundtable discussion

Make sure to bring your questions and experience to this session, so we can together have a look at the barriers you face when considering cloud solutions. We will discuss the experiences and concerns of participants interactively.


Moderated by Luc Lornoy, Adviseur-generaal/Conseiller général, FPS Finances. Discussion in French & Dutch.


17:00 Wrap up & closing drink


18:00 End