Symposium chairman

Foppe Vogd

Foppe has been active for years trying to bring the academic and corporate worlds closer together. In his role as Program Director of the CIO Platform he is very closely involved with this.
Foppe chairs or moderates symposia of universities on a regular basis and he is responsible for the yearly event "StrICTly for Business" where students, young IT professionals and CIOs meet each other for two days in Papendal. Because of the part he plays and his experience, Foppe has a lot of experience and his participation guarantees inspiration and energy.


Prof. Joe Peppard: Business innovation with help of IT

About Prof. Joe Peppard

About Business Innovation with Information Technology

The impact that information and communications technology is having on all types of organisations is all too apparent today. Through the deployment of technology we have seen the execution of new business models, the reconfiguration of demand and supply chains, the implementation of new processes and work practices, and the creation of new products and services. All of these are the result of innovation: marrying the capabilities of technologies with business opportunities.

Yet innovating with information technology is a key challenge for organisations. Few are consistently able to "mindfully" innovate through IT. While there are examples of IT being deployed by organizations to provide them with a superior competitive position, in the majority of cases these are one-off instances with organizations unable to sustain this innovative capability. It would seem, therefore, that many innovative deployments of IT are the result of serendipity or luck rather than through any formal innovation process. Although strategic information systems planning (SISP) also has an objective of seeking opportunities to innovatively deploy IT, it focuses more on aligning IT investments with current strategic trusts and on achieving business objectives rather than with transforming the strategy itself through novel deployment of IT.

This presentation will present findings from an ongoing research project that is exploring business innovation with IT. Questions being explored include: How similar to, or different from, conventional forms of innovation is IT innovation (i.e. from traditional R&D processes). Is it a top-down or bottom-up process? What are the road blocks to the implementation of this process? How is an environment that is conducive to IT innovation cultivated? Are there particular mechanisms, routines and incentives that can be put in place to support the innovation process, for example metrics or targets? While formal processes can stifle innovation, how can the balance between formal and informal processes be struck? What roles are required in innovation processes and who is best positioned to play these roles? In particular, what is the role of the CIO/CTO in IT innovation? Who are the right people to be involved? Who should drive, or own, the IT innovation processes? How can executive management and other stakeholders be engaged in the IT innovation process? How do executive management become aware of new technology capabilities and how do they make sense of them?

Robbert Kuppens, CIO Cisco Systems Europe

About Robbert Kuppens

A member of Cisco's global IT executive team, Kuppens is responsible for driving alignment and collaboration between the executive leadership team in European Markets and the local and global IT functions. He is also responsible for helping his internal customers adopt Cisco's collaboration, communication, and virtualization products and services, and sharing those key internal lessons learned with external customers and CIOs. Key theme for Kuppens is to enable the European Markets business with IT to: grow beyond $10 billion through excellent customer experience; operational excellence; and leading by innovation.

Kuppens has over 23 years of experience in business and IT management. Prior to joining Cisco, he was a senior partner for e-Strategy at KPMG's Nolan, Norton & Co. At KPMG, he was instrumental in developing the e-business strategy practice across all industries, with a special focus on financial and industrial customers including ING and Philips. Prior to KPMG, he worked for Digital Equipment (DEC) and NCR Corporation.

Kuppens frequently speaks at major international executive conferences and lectures on Network Virtual Organizations and Enterprise Information Architectures at the University of Utrecht. To keep the pulse on innovation, he is on the board of advisors for two Dutch start-up companies and is partnering with venture company BBV.

About The impact of Cloud Computing and IT Consumerisation

In this speech Robbert Kuppens, Europe's CIO of Cisco and former student Computer Science of the University of Utrecht, will discuss the disruption Cloud computing and IT consumerisation are causing in how IT is valued inside of Cisco and other businesses around the globe. He will share how Cisco has driven a social media and virtual collaboration strategy across its own organisation, but also with its customers and partners to increase the growth, productivity and the customer experience across. This includes capabilities like TelePresence, a lifesize realtime HD video service, the use of a global collaboration platform including Quad/WebEx and the delivery of company applications to any device anywhere, anytime. Cisco is a $40 billion revenue company with 70,714 employees.

Daan van Berkel (Topicus)

About Daan van Berkel

Daan van Berkel works at Topicus Care, located in Deventer. He divides his time over developping software, supervising interns and sharing knowledge. As developper Daan is involved with Protopics HAP; an all in one sollution for general practioners.
Apart from work, Daan is interested in climbing, aikido and salsa dancing. You can also wake him for an approriate film marathon.

About The eBusiness Frontier: to boldly go where no Business has gone before

E-Business has quite thoroughly changed the market. Before a company could flourish if it was the only one of its kind in the area. With the introduction of the internet and web 2.0 that is no longer the case.
But what is a good edge for an eBusiness to exist? In "The eBusiness Frontier: to boldly go where no Business has gone before" this question will be answered with inspiration drawn from the science fiction world of Star Trek.

Marcel van Wijk (CBS)

About Marcel van Wijk

Marcel holds the position of statistical researcher Science and Technology at Statistics Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands is responsible for collecting and processing data in order to publish statistics to be used in practice, by policymakers and for scientific research. In addition to its responsibility for (official) national statistics, Statistics Netherlands also has the task of producing European (community) statistics.
Marcel is an expert in the field of economic and social effects of ICT use in the Netherlands. His team publishes the annual "The digital economy"

About The Statistics of the digital economy

One very specific use of electronic networks is ordering goods and services online: the actual transaction. Companies were already doing this before the internet came into our lives, but they used networks in which the companies involved had specially invested and which only they could use. Internet technology has lowered the technological threshold for ordering goods and services online. This is certainly the case for consumers, who did not have access to these services before. This talk gives an extensive update of the digitisation of the Dutch society in relation to e-Business. What are Dutch organisations doing regarding e-Business? How are the Dutch doing in comparison with Europe?


About Frank Rennings

Frank Rennings is a partner for Accenture in the Netherlands within the Technology growth platform, one of Accenture’s three overall areas of service. He is responsible for the Advanced Systems & Technology group, which covers Cloud Applications & Platforms, Open Source, Web and Mobile Solutions, solutions for Enterprise Document & Content Management, Application Modernization & Optimization, Architecture and Technology Delivery.
Frank has over 19 years of working experience in consulting and IT delivery roles. One of his key focus areas is e-Business. He contributed to e-business solutions in various industries, including Media, Travel, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications and Retail.

About Enterprise Web

In the past 10-years the Internet has become a vital marketing and sales channel in almost every industry. Today, more than ever, companies rely for a large part on the Web to advertise their products, transact and provide customer service. Lately, the emergence of social media tools, has enabled further ways for companies to have a dialogue with their clients and to understand customer sentiment. In this speech, Frank Rennings will provide examples how companies in different industries are using the Web and social media for long-term business success.

More information will follow soon!