ELAN 2019 by IRIS Professional Solutions

February 21st 2019 – Quartier Papier. Register today!


On February 21st 2019 IRIS Professional Solutions would like to welcome you at ELAN 2019 at Quartier Papier in Zaventem.

It’s crucial to transform data into information, information into knowledge and knowledge into a certain business value. We would like to share our view on Innovation, Digitization & Automation to improve the organizational efficiency of your business in a digital era.


13:30 – 14:00 – Welcome & Registration
14:00 – 14:25 – IT: a changing world by Luc Blyaert, former editor in chief of Datanews.
14:25 – 14:50 – IRIS Professional Solutions by Bart Donné, Chief Operating Officer and Rick Gruijters, Director Information Management Solutions.
15:00 – 15:20 – Breakout Session 1

* Information Management Solutions: Transform Business Processes the Right Way by a Case Management hero.

To make the right business decision, it is a requirement to unite information, process, and people to provide a 360-degree view of work. In contrast to solutions of the past, today’s digitized workflows enable business professionals to participate directly in designing business solutions, rather than forcing them to write requirements and hand those requirements over to IT. Experience this evolution yourself and see how a process is built in minutes without any code.

* Hybrid Technology Solutions: Can your business survive the complexity of tomorrow? by Govert Lambrechts – System Support Engineer avant la lettre.

Your business has evolved over the past years, cloud is here to stay, containers and other technologies or ways of working are waiting around the corner looking for an opportunity. Integrating these factors into the business continuity plan is therefore of crucial importance. Get ahead now, before the complexity takes over.

15:20 – 15:50 – Breakout Session 2

* Information Management Solutions: Involve Your Customers in the Process Using Their Own Devices by Tom Vanderbiest – Smart Capture enthusiast.

Directly involving customers in processes boosts efficiency while it increases the relationship with them. And how to better accomplish this then using their own devices? Get control over business related information you require from your customers or externals, avoid exception handling and optimize business processes using IRIS Mobile Capture components that interact with their devices. Experience a demonstration of mobile capture and see how this solution can make a difference for your business.

* Hybrid Technology Solutions: Is DevOps ready for Healthy Growth? by Robbert Lambrechts – Presales Specialist cum laude.

At its essence, DevOps is a culture, a movement, a philosophy. It’s a firm handshake between development and operations that emphasizes a shift in mindset, better collaboration and tighter integration. DevOps targets your product delivery throughout the entire service lifecycle, from design to production support. With new and emerging solutions and platforms such as public cloud DevOps reduces the latency that has existed for decades around software development, are you ready to take the leap?

15:50 – 16:00 – Break
16:00 – 16:20 – Breakout Session 3

* Information Management Solutions: Put Non-Value-Added Work on Auto-Pilot with RPA by Carl Krick – Digital Business Automation leader.

In today’s business climate, increasing efficiency is consistently among the top initiatives, and organizations are motivated to find areas where they can more quickly complete (or cut out entirely) time-consuming tasks that are considered “low value.” This session explains the principles of “process automation”, and provides a pragmatic approach to handle pervasive, time-consuming, repetitive tasks that you and your team can’t avoid, yet are pained to perform.

* Hybrid Technology Solutions: Create order in the Cloud chaos by Danny Roefflaer Managed Operations Leader.

Hybrid cloud adoption has expanded the role of IT operations and created a demand for adaptable management tools capable of supporting the complexity of hybrid cloud deployments. The need for these (Cloud) Management Platform (CMP) software can be expected to increase alongside the predicted growth in use of hybrid IT environments. The capabilities of CMP offerings are also expected to evolve to meet the increased complexity of the target environments and more sophisticated requirements from enterprise customers.

16:20 – 16:40 – Breakout Session 4

* Information Management Solutions: “IRIS Can Only Help Me With Hardware and Software” Really? by Emilie Verheylewegen Business Consultant.

Behind all powerful technologies, humans think and design adaptive solutions. Solutions that meet your information management needs. Adaptive services focused on your company assets. Trusted relationships to reach out new perspectives. Based on business cases, this session introduces the key elements of IRIS business consultancy services to achieve different technological and/or business objectives.

* Hybrid Technology Solutions: What’s Schrödinger’s Cat doing today? Quantum Computing by Hans Van Mingroot Senior Managing Consultant at IBM.

Technologists and IT experts have all been taught that the value which a bit of information can take in our programming languages, network, storage or calculation operations, … is one of two values 0 or 1 at a given moment in time. Some of these values are stored short-term, some longer-term. But what if any value between 0 and 1 can be used in our IT operations? What if such processing power was made available through the cloud and using an accessible programming language? This session will provide you the basic insights into which evolutions towards quantum computing make this possible, what has changed over the past years and what the near future will bring.

16:45 – 17:00 – IRIS Professional Solutions Awards
17:00 – 17:30 – Take educated risks – when you stop taking risks, you stop living life! by Cédric Dumont – wingsuit flyer, base jumper and Red Bull athlete.

Why are some people more willing to take risks than others? Why do some constantly push the envelope of what is possible? What is “Flow” and how can I achieve it? Cédric motivates audiences to confront their fears and overcome them! Get out of your comfort zone and learn how to survive in high-pressure environments.

17:30 – 19:00 – Networking


Quartier Papier – Fabriekstraat 55-59, 1930 Zaventem

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