Detailed Schedule of TEC19

October 2nd, 2019

This is what your day at TEC19 will look like.
Every visitor gets to pick and choose from different sessions to design his own agenda and get the most out of the conference.

9:20 – 10:00

Vincent Vermeulen - CEO & Founder of School of butlers & hospitality

The Chief Hospitality Officer

Vincent started his business to train people into becoming the world’s best butlers that would go out and work all over the world.
He has now expanded his reach and uses his learnings and experiences to coach businesses. How can you interact with customers and with each other? What quick tips and techniques can go a long way when it comes to a more engaged workspace? Find out in Vincent his session.

10:00 – 10:45

Claude Silver - Vaynermedia

Bringing HUMANITY Back Into The Workplace

There are so many daily moments when humanity and empathy are needed at work. Employees are humans first, and somewhere along the line, we forgot this. Claude will empower us to contribute powerfully to our cultures by looking through the lens of being 100% human at work. You will be inspired to push your company and culture into action! You will be empowered to bring empathy into your organization! And you will know how to create a sense of belonging, cultivate purpose and celebrate joy! You will walk away with the essential elements and methodologies to create strong teams that drive culture forward with a sense of motivation and collective energy!

11:15 – 12:00

Jordan Hagan - StoryMe

Show, Don’t Tell – Videos to improve your touchpoints with future and current employees.

Today’s HR landscape has shifted. Candidates are craving a more personal and humanized job search process. Companies are shifting from traditional recruitment methods to digital platforms and online advertising to reach top talent. And trust and transparency is crucial for employees to feel fulfilled in their jobs. Video can help tackle all these challenges and more! After countless video projects with HR professionals in different businesses, we’ve learned which tips & tricks can help you get more out of your video efforts. This keynote is packed with real video cases from HR teams and HR video strategies that have proved to work best.

Julie Vens - Nexxworks (Panel Discussion)

Reskilling or Rehiring

Julie, CEO of Nexxworks will invite multiple guests from big corporations on her pannel conversation to discuss the infamous topic rehiring or reskilling: what’s the best move for your organisation.

Hi! I’m Irene,  HR Digital Project Manager at Solvay. I’m passionate about reshaping employee experiences through design thinking and technology.

I’m very excited to join the nexxworks panel discussion on reskilling and reshaping employee purpose with Julie Vens-De Vos.


Hi! I am Nathalie, Marketing and Client Experience manager at Library De Krook, the brand new library of the City of Ghent. Together with our  partners University of Ghent and imec, we turned the library into a research and innovation hub, a living lab. More than a house of books, our library became a bustling house of people. For the past years, I have been guiding our staff from one library model to another, aiming to keep everyone on board. I look forward to sharing my experiences and thoughts on reskilling and changing mindsets during the nexxworks panel.


Hi, I am Katrien Rots. Since Jan 2018 together with an amazing community of agile coaches, we are transforming our organization and launched the agile way of working at ING.
Why? To stay relevant for our customers and create a great place to work for our people. We are creating a learning organization around purpose, mastery and autonomy. Above all, it is a cultural change. I am really happy to share our experiences so far and how we are doing this.


12:10 – 12:50

Kaat Clerix - Dixon Drive & Antwerp Management School

Employee Experience Design, the key for organizational development

Design Thinking shows how you can work towards organizational development based on user experience and co-creation. With this methodology you will succeed in building processes around human experiences by measuring them and making them. What unique experiences do you create so your employees give the best of themselves every day?

With the support of Antwerp Management school and based on good practices from international and Belgian companies, Dixon Drive conducted research into the do’s and don’ts of Employee Experience Design. Leave your calculations for Return on Investment for what they are and focus on Return on Experience to predict the success of your organization. Experience yourself how you can get started with Employee Experience Design in this session.

Maarten Raemdonck - Spencer

Why Employee Experience must be part of your 2020 budgets; the ingredients of your business case and how to get started.

Emiel Hendriksen - Tesla

(Hidden) Advantages of owning an electric fleet.

Florence Dobbenie & Pauline Vallaeys - intuo

Creativity in change management

After this interactive workshop, you will go home with the best ideas to start working on a change project within your company. Together with other HR experts we will be defining the key aspects of your change process. If you’re a fan of creative thinking and making an impact in your organisation, then join us!

13:40 – 14:10

Mike Ettling - Unit4 & Tim Clauwaert - intuo (Q&A)

Fireside chat

The previous President of Successfactors (now CEO of Unit4) and the CEO of intuo will take the stage and answer your live questions on the future of HR, the importance of data in HR and engagement. You can already start preparing because no questions will be left unanswered.

14:20 – 15:00

Elk Jorens - Microsoft

Data insights in Talent Acquisition

One of the world’s leading organisations will share their view on data insights and talent acquisition. They will discuss how they use data to hire the best talent out there and how you can too!

Syrco Bakker - Head Chef at Pure C

Being the Head chef means being a teamleader, only faster and under more pressure.


Pieter Van Bouwel - Python Predictions & Peter Beeusaert - SD Worx

Can algorithms help to reduce absenteeism?

Today’s increasingly digital world relies on smart algorithms to predict product interest, fraudulent behavior, sports injuries and even epileptic seizures.
But what about algorithms in HR? In this workshop, we will explain how some of the most powerful data science applications have clear value in an HR context.
We will use a recent joint use case ‘How data science can segment your employees to propose differentiated absenteeism treatment’ to demonstrate how bringing together data science and HR experts can improve and facilitate HR decision making. 

Florence Dobbenie & Pauline Vallaeys - intuo

Creativity in change management

After this interactive workshop, you will go home with the best ideas to start working on a change project within your company. Together with other HR experts we will be defining the key aspects of your change process. If you’re a fan of creative thinking and making an impact in your organisation, then join us!

15:35 – 16:15

Caitlin Brophy - Pepsico

How do we make the employee the hero of the narrative?

As global Human Resources Director at PepsiCo, Caitlin deals with some of the biggest challenges in the industry. How do you deal with them together with your employees and get him/her in the driver seat?

Patrick Van Veen - CEO & Founder at Apemanagement

Patrick is actively researching chimpanzees’ and gorillas’ behaviour in the jungle and compares this to the businessworld. Why do issues arise in the workplace? Why do people react the way they do? You’ll probably walk out of this fun session googling his books.

16:20 – 17:00

Justine Henin - Justine Henin Academy

After 7 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal and being the number one tennis player in the world for over 117 weeks, Justine knows what it’s like to perform at the highest level. She’ll share what it took from her and her team to perform at such a level and for such a long time. You’ll learn from her experiences and go home inspired to lead your own team(s).