Hybrid, multi ... cloud? Pick your best shot! (X-change)

Location:Hotel Abbey, Grimbergen



While cloud computing certainly has its place in today’s organisation, there isn’t really such a thing as 'the cloud'. So to ensure your well-integrated ICT architecture, what kind of solution do you need: Hybrid? Multi-cloud?


Find out more about the different options, as our experts share their insights with you. Plus, TVH (a Belgian company active in forklift trucks and industrial vehicles) and KAS BANK will describe the lessons they learned from their real-life projects.


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.



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 Is cloud the future of enterprise business?

The Digital Economy is changing the way we work and live, and enterprises are increasingly facing challenges such as business innovation, agile operation, service and architecture transformation - all linked to cloud transformation. Hybrid cloud is the strategy for top 500 Enterprises, offering the benefits from both worlds (private and public cloud) to address challenges. During this session, Driss Nioua will share his expertise and elaborate on how cloud can support the future development of enterprises.

Driss Nioua, Senior Cloud Sales Leader, Huawei (English)


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


15:00 Hybrid IT, a key pillar of an agile organisation

Digital transformation is so much more than a buzzword. It is the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society in a strategic and prioritised way, with present and future shifts in mind.

Organisations need speed and agility to successfully overcome new challenges this raises. Blending cloud-based and on-premise IT services; running existing, non-cloud, corporate IT infrastructure alongside public cloud; and gradually migrating those systems to the public cloud over time is what hybrid IT is all about. The cloud is evolving: IoT and edge computing are pushing it to the brink. Developing, running and supporting cloud-based and on-premise applications using Devops CD/CI principles, and combining them with managed services delivered by cloud providers, is a real hurdle for the IT organisation. Kalman Tiboldi explains how TVH Group is building an agile organisation, supported by a hybrid IT, that faces all these challenges.

Kalman Tiboldi, CBIO, TVH Group (English)


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


15:45 Coffee Break


16:15 Win over customers by bringing digital experiences to market faster using cloud, agile and open source


VIDEO: have a short preview here of Dominique De Cooman's presentation.


Time to market is crucial when building digital experiences to win over customers. Outsourcing the creation and maintenance of these experiences to digital agencies often results in more overhead, less control and slower delivery. How do successful teams build and adapt these experiences together with a partner? The subsequent freedom enables digital experiences to be brought to market faster, allowing businesses to respond to customer feedback with lightning speed. Learn how a Platform as a Service, agile and open source can help you to achieve this, all while maintaining governance over your infrastructure and the digital experience:

  • How to use digital experiences to win over customers
  • How to work on these experiences together with a partner, using a cloud-based PaaS
  • How to govern your digital experiences and infrastructure using PaaS
  • How agile and open source help you go faster
  • How this results in a quicker time to market, and why this matters to your business
  • How CIOs can extend business capabilities and support internal teams by selecting the right platforms.

Dominique De Cooman, CEO & Founder, Dropsolid (English)


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


17:00 Shifting your legacy apps to the digital age with low-coding

Kasweb is KAS BANK’s core bank application for its external customers. It is being rebuilt on the OutSystems low-coding platform to improve the overall user experience, enable quick execution of change processes, ensure high performance, and establish a high level of security. Dennis Kruithof will share his insights and lessons learned.

Dennis Kruithof, Product Owner, KAS BANK (English)


17:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:45 Wrap up & Closing drink


18:30 End