|At our Member Forum we had a lot to share with you, since it has once again been a busy year. The BELTUG Market Survey was a huge success with more than 300 respondents, and we proudly presented some highlights from the results.
We also had high-level speakers zooming in on hot topics including open data, e-invoicing and software licensing and audits. And Terumo shared their first-hand experience with UCC.
After our overview of the BELTUG positions, initiatives and activities, with f.i. feedback from our meetings with the Cabinets of Minister De Croo and Secretary of State Bart Tommelein; Philippe Van Impe, Founder of European Data Innovation Hub presented Data Science.
Terumo recently decided to implement unified communications & collaboration (UCC). During this session Marc Surinx, CIO and Security Officer, Terumo Europe explained the business case for UCC, user uptake, post implementation key learnings and next steps.
With so many questions from our members regarding software license management and software audits, BELTUG has prepared a Code of Conduct for software publishers along with a checklist for companies facing a software licensing audit. Danielle Jacobs, General Manager BELTUG and Erik Valgaeren, Lawyer – Partner, Stibbe Brussels presented the document and updated the audience on the next steps.
Next, Pieter Breyne, co-leader of the PwC Global e-Invoicing and e-Archiving network talked about e-Invoicing to the federal government. e-Invoicing to the government is one of the points included in Belgium’s Digital Agenda. The Agency for Administrative Simplification enlightened BELTUG members on the obligations and the timing for introducing this new initiative.
Results from the BELTUG Market Survey: no fewer than 317 respondents took part in the BELTUG Market Survey. Paul De Cooman, Managing Director BELTUG was therefore very proud to communicate some highlights of the results from the survey. During this session we discussed, among others,
- The use of UCC
- Negotiation of cloud contracts
- Figures on companies undergoing software audits
- The uptake of MDM
We concluded our BELTUG Member Forum with a well attended summer cocktail
The following companies registered to participate: ACV, Agfa Gevaert, Allnex, Avaya Belgium, Aveve, Bank Degroof Banque, Barco, Base Company, Belfius Bank & Verzekeringen NV, Besix, BIPT-IBPT, BNP Paribas Fortis, BT Global Services, Cisco Systems Belgium, Cobelal/Groep AVEVE, CTG, Datanews, De Ceunynck, De Watergroep, Destiny, Devoteam, Easynet, Effect, Electrabel GDF Suez, EnterpriseDB, Europacollege, European Data Innovation, Free2IT, Galaxy Mobile Solutions, Getronics Belgium, Gial, H. Essers, Havenbedrijf Gent, Huawei, Idewe, Imas (group Van Genechten Packaging), Infradata, ING België, Interoute Belgium, Johnson Controls International, Kanselarij van de Eerste Minister, Kindermans Van Langenhove Associates, KU Leuven, LCL Belgium Data Centers, Microsoft, Mitel, Mobistar, My Force, Nationale Bank van België, Neoditel, Nextel, NGIS, NRB, NTT Communications, Nucleus, Open Knowledge, Orange Business Services, P&V Verzekeringen, Pfizer Service Company, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Proximus, PwC Global, R&M Reichle & De-Massari, Regie der Gebouwen, Ricoh Belgium, Rosy Blue Services, Routz, SecureLink, Sennheiser, Sibelga, Sita Waste Services, Stibbe Brussels, Stichting Qiy Foundation, Stricht, SunGard, Syntigo, Tam Tam Consulting, Telenet, Ter Beke, Terumo Europe, Thales Belgium, Tuc Rail NV, Umicore, Unicon Solutions, Unify Communications, USG ICT Professionals (USG People), USG People, Van Havermaet Groenweghe, Vanheede Environment Group
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