Digital Transformation

Digital at the heart of the strategy: Data-driven, Agile, Customer-Centric and Future-proof

June 02 - 10, 2022

Netherlands

About the Event

In a changing world moving toward the Next Normal, digital transformation itself is changing, bringing in a new chapter where organizations and their CxOs are reprioritizing their agendas. The challenge is clear. Winning in the next normal means focusing on addressing new customer requirements, developing new capabilities, and building digital infrastructures that support resilient operations and pervasive experiences in the new digital economy.

ME'S Digital Transformation platform is back, but that’s not all this time. Since we will go big! This year’s event will be part of a bigger happening: ME Executive Day. Here we will gather four target groups under one roof. Next to gathering transformation leaders and CxO's responsible for Digital Transformation, we will also welcome other IT end responsibility on Cloud and Tech. Together we’ll explore best practices, share learnings, and co-transform. Join us at this upcoming networking event filled with insights related to the evolution of the CxO, C-suite collaboration, driving digitalization, cultural change management, and data and customer experience. Gain insights and share experiences with C-suites and top executives through inspiring keynotes, discussions, and virtual 1-to1 networking sessions. Showcase your Solutions and Expertise in pre-matched 1-to-1 meetings with strategic decision-makers in the Netherlands to establish long-term business partnerships.

Speakers

“After his graduation in economics, he pursued a career in the ICT Consulting industry. Between 1996 and January 2013, he worked in different positions at various companies. His primary focus in these positions was business/ IT transformations ,consulting, commercial and operational management. In 2013, he started in the position as CIO at Damen Shipyards Group. Digitalization is one of the pillars in the delivery of the ambitious business objectives of Damen Shipyards Group. New digital solutions to improve customer value, customer experience, operational excellence, employee experience and new business models. In line with Damen’s ambition, they changed in 2022 his position to Chief Digital Officer. In his new role he is responsible for the digital transformation of Damen Shipyards.”

Aart Rupert

CIO
Damen Shipyards Group N.V.

Hellen van der Plas

CEO Benelux
Signify

Bas Van de Bunt

CDO
Nederlandse Loterij

Ruth McGill

CHRO
ING Group

Celeste Wilderom

Prof. Change Management & Organizational Behaviour
Universiteit Twente

Manyana Schmitz

Senior Director Digital Optimization & Transformation
PVH Europe

Robert Overweg

Workshop Facilitator
The Adaptable Mindset

Jeroen Smit

Journalist & Bestseller Author
Leadership Speaker

Jarno Duursma

Tech Expert
Leadership Speaker

Han Dols

Head of Business Development & Entrepreneurship’
CERN

Rob Hendriks

Head of IT
Rijksmuseum

Joris Vollebergh

Global Director Digital Center of Excellence
AkzoNobel

Featured Sessions

Panel discussion : THE BOARD-ROOM CHEAT SHEET: THE ROLE OF THE CxO IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
CxO's discussing and sharing insights on their digital transformation strategies and capabilities. Which steps to take? How to align the internal different strategies? What expertise is needed? How to keep up with pace in an every-changing environment? Lessons learned, do's and don'ts and best practices on:
- Implementing and aligning the business strategy and digital strategy in an ever-changing environment: balancing digital business goals and resources
- Leadership skills: defining the capabilities needed to thrive AND accelerate digital transformation
- Breaking down communication silos: aligning expectations and ensuring collaboration across boundaries
- Digital Transformation vs. Business Transformation vs. Agile Transformation: What will the future hold for us
Speakers: Aart Rupert - Damen Shipyards Group N.V., Hellen van der Plas - Signify
Panel discussion : THE BOARD-ROOM CHEAT SHEET: THE ROLE OF THE CxO IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Today, we are living in an “Age of Customers” and “Age of Digital”, where one drives the other to excellence. In this era of digital transformation, customers serve as the purpose while digital serve as the means to fulfill that purpose. The scope of Industry 4.0 has rendered the legacy tools, systems, and processes redundant. It has created a need for a leader who can visualize beyond what is to what can be. Technology is the fuel but only a leader can steer the wagon to the digital destination, while skilfully avoiding the potholes on the road. Signify, Damen Shipyards and de Nederlandse Loterij will be discussing and sharing insights on their digital transformation strategies and capabilities. Learn more on: - Implementing and aligning the business strategy and digital strategy in an ever-changing environment: balancing digital business goals and resources - Leadership skills: defining the capabilities needed to thrive AND accelerate digital transformation - Breaking down communication silos: aligning expectations and ensuring collaboration across boundaries - Digital Transformation vs. Business Transformation vs. Agile Transformation: What will the future hold for us
Speakers: Aart Rupert - Damen Shipyards Group N.V., Bas Van de Bunt - Nederlandse Loterij, Hellen van der Plas - Signify
Panel discussion : PEOPLE, CULTURE & TECHNOLOGY: WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
In this fireside chat we will welcome Manyana Schmitz from PVH Corp, Ruth McGill from ING and Celeste Wilderom, Professor Change Management and Organizational Behaviour, to discuss the importance of getting people & culture elements of digital transformation right and the challenges that organizations face to creating cultures that allow for effective change within in a hybrid world on. Learn more on:
- A Flexible and Agile working culture: Learning how culture change must be linked to business objectives and new working practices post-pandemic
- A Clear vision: Training employees about the purpose and technical skills needed
- University Collaboration: Attracting and retaining the required talent
- The Generation Gap: Finding connection and alignment between different generations, from baby-boomers to Gen Z
Speakers: Ruth McGill - ING Group, Celeste Wilderom - Universiteit Twente, Manyana Schmitz - PVH Europe
Case presentation : WORKSHOP -
The Adaptable Mindset: How to Cultivate Openness to New Ideas
Speaker: Robert Overweg - The Adaptable Mindset
Leadership presentation : Are we in Metaverse yet: Introducing the Next-Generation of the Internet
Speaker: Jarno Duursma - Leadership Speaker
Event Themes

In Discussion

The Board Room Cheat Sheet: The role of the CxO in Digital Transformation

People, Culture and Tech | Where the Rubber hits the Road

Rethinking Sustainability through Data and Digital Technologies

Spotlight Videos

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Trimm
Underlined
eMagiz
Freshheads

Themes

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From scratching the surface to the core of the iceberg: a company-wide transformation
A transformation without data is not a transformation
Facing the challenges of digital leadership in an accelerated digitized environment head on
Employee experience should be a reflection of customer experience
Digitization in pursuit of our sustainable goals

Speakers

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Andrew Hall
Workfront
Michael Guntenaar
ID&T
Hans van 't Riet
Brenntag Nederland
Edita Mujović
ASML
Alexander Zwart
Rabobank
Daniël Post
Renewi