Mobile devices & the corporate world rising to the challenges. With 3 real-life stories. (X-change)

Location:Hotel Abbey, Grimbergen




Digitisation and mobility go hand in hand. But within the corporate world there are many challenges for securing and managing mobile devices, and streamlining processes with the digital world.


In this session, we'll hear from 3 organisations from different sectors about how they tackled their challenges.  Van Genechten Packaging group, a European Institution and Cepa (a private federation in the port of Antwerp) will share their insights and lessons learned.


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.


13:30 - 18:00
Hotel Abbey, Kerkeblokstraat 5, 1850 Grimbergen



13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:15 Lean and agile mobile device management


The Van Genechten Packaging group has 10 production affiliates in Europe, and 1500 staff with a total of 300 mobile devices. To support their 6 Customer Service staff for their employees, an agile and lean mobile management is a necessity.  That means standardisation and customisation!  Joeri Feyen and Luc Pluys will share their best practices and the lessons they learned from setting it all up.


Joeri Feyen, System Engineer, Van Genechten Packaging group (English)
Luc Pluys, IT Director, Van Genechten Packaging group (English)


14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:00 Secure and efficient mobile services


The successful deployment of mobile devices in a public institution offers many challenges: not only due to the inertia of change, but also to the need to really understand the user community in order to define the exact level of security that they will accept. This EU institution handles confidential information, yet has succeeded in offering mobile services to its employees.  The speaker will share his experience, from the first signs indicating the need for an Enterprise Mobility Management platform, through the implementation, to the current status and potential future.


Yves Vande Walle, Head of Section, Court of Justice of the European Union


15:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:45 Coffee break


16:15 The Port of Antwerp: digital mobility on the docks


The Port of Antwerp relies on both permanent and contract dock workers to help fulfil shipping tasks. About 40% of the 8700 dock workers are contractors who receive jobs on a day-to-day basis through the recruitment office, (the “kot”). Before, each dock worker had to check in physically multiple times a day at specific times in order to view and sign up for jobs. To help streamline this time-consuming and complicated system, the IT department of Cepa (the private employers’ federation for cargo handling companies and their dockworkers in the port of Antwerp) wanted to mobilise critical HR processes through the Digikot web application on the MyCepa digital platform. Cepa needed a mobile device management (MDM) solution in the short term, and a more comprehensive enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution in the long term.


Filip Matton, CIO and Organisational Advisor, Cepa (Dutch)


16:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:00 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:00 End