Curiosity Forum 2019


We’re pleased and proud to present a range of the most forward-thinking minds and leaders across a spectrum of disciplines. From renowned business philosophers to the cross-industry business leaders and data science experts.

Discover more details on our first list of selected speakers. The final program will be announced in the weeks to come.

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Anders Indset
business philosopher
Keynote Speaker, closing plenary

It's an absolute pleasure for us to add none other than Anders Indset to our speakers lineup. Anders is one of the world's leading business philosophers and a trusted sparring partner to international CEOs and political leaders. He is currently one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in Europe with his approach to practical philosophy. Be sure to look forward to his talk on ‘Quantum Economy – What comes after digitization?’.

“Our leaders of today need the philosophy of the past, paired with the scientific knowledge and technology of tomorrow”.

word of welcome ‘Curiosity is our code’

As SAS’ Managing Director for Benelux, Jeroen has the bigger picture in mind: he wants the company to thrive whilst making a difference in our ecosystem. He reflects on how analytics have an impact on our society and ultimately make the world better, one step at a time.

Hans, mayor of Vilvoorde since 2013, is very much aware of the important role local governments play in facing modern-day challenges. “In order to meet these challenges, it’s important to veer off the beaten path and let creativity flow freely and that is exactly what ASIAT will be the hub for. A place to explore Vilvoorde’s new identity.”

Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven

Jeroen Van Godtsenhoven
managing director SAS Benelux

Hans Bonte

Hans Bonte
mayor of Vilvoorde

Rik Vera

Rik Vera
founding partner Nexxworks
consumer viewpoint

‘Curiosity did not kill the cat’

Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker and author of business bestseller "Managers The Day After Tomorrow". He’s a trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer centricity, innovation in the digital era, business model change, sales and marketing. He’ll be sharing his insights on how organizations need a new point of view and an outside in perspective to be able to adapt to the change ahead.

Suyin Aerts

Suyin Aerts
Entrepreneur & presenter Kanaal-Z/Canal-Z
host of the day

Suyin is a jack of all trades in the purest sense of the word. As a creative female entrepreneur, she combines her professional life at X-Treme Creations with a freelance career as TV presenter and event moderator. With a Masters Degree in Industrial Business Policy and a recent degree in International Trade at the International Chamber of Commerce, Suyin stays eager to be innovative. Her motto: “To get the right answers it is essential to ask the right questions.”

Olivier Van Horenbeeck

Olivier Van Horenbeeck
managing partner at Growth Inc.
host & moderator
public viewpoint

Olivier uses his decade-plus experience in public affairs and communications on behalf of a wide range of corporations, trade associations and issue coalitions. He stays grounded in the fast-evolving theory of advocacy and tactics in a dynamic and global entrepreneurial context, which makes him the ideal moderator for an engaging debate on how data and technology today helps to better serve citizens tomorrow.

Beatrice de Mahieu

Beatrice de Mahieu
chief innovation officer at Co.Station Belgium
Financial services viewpoint

Béatrice is a Belgian entrepreneur and strategy consultant. She participated in the development and growth strategy of major telecommunication and media companies. She also co-created the Pimento Map business model validation tool and co-founded the Virtuology Academy. In 2018, she joined Co.Station Belgium where she focuses on corporate venturing and open innovation between startups and corporates.

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