Confirmed speakers

TEC wouldn’t be TEC without some top notch speakers.

We invited international speakers to TEC19 to bring you actionable takeaways and inspirational content.


Claude Silver

Vaynermedia – Chief Heart Officer

Hi! I’m Claude Silver, VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer. After nearly 20 years at numerous Fortune 50 companies, I have found my home. My success guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management is driven by an abiding passion for creating spaces in which people can thrive.

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Caitlin Brophy

Pepsico – Global Human Resources Director

Hi! I’m Caitlin Brophy, global human resources director at PepsiCo. After having worked as a lawyer for a few years, I have found my passion in providing employees the tools and resources they need to succeed. I strongly believe in investing and empowering employees for future roles. Prior to my career at Pepsico, I’ve had the chance to work as a Senior Talent Management Business Leader for Boeing where I also focused on development of women in leadership.

Mike Ettling

Unit4 – CEO, ex President of SAP Succesfactors

Hi! I’m Mike Ettling, the CEO of Unit 4. I strongly believe that individuals enable organisations to achieve their full potential and let their people realise their dreams. I’ve always been in it for people. From “Paying People” as CEO of NGA HR, to “Engaging People” as President of SAP SuccessFactors, and now truly “Enabling People” as CEO of Unit4.

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Justine Henin

Justine Henin Academy – Winner of 7 Grand Slams & Olympic Gold

Hi! I’m Justine Henin, founder of the Justine Henin Academy. At TEC19 I’ll share stories and experiences about leadership, coaching, and perseverance.
After my career at the highest level of tennis, I’ve founded the Justine Henin Academy. Here, I wanted to implement a range of concepts devised and learned throughout my career. I aim to pass on a range of values such as courage, fighting spirit, respect, and discipline.

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Elke Jorens

Microsoft – Senior Director Talent Acquisition EMEA

Hi! I’m Elke Jorens, Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA at Microsoft. My purpose is to empower people: my team, employees I coach and candidates that want to join Microsoft. I strongly focus on talent market analysis, acquiring talent, internal mobility, succession planning, leadership and talent development. Passionate about technology, I am always on the lookout for new digitalisation opportunities.

Tim Clauwaert

intuo – CEO & Co-founder

Hi! I’m Tim, CEO at intuo, an engagement based talent management platform. With intuo we position ourselves as market and thought leaders.
We offer a full solution to enable your talent management process. I’m a strong believer in people and facilitating them to be engaged at work and grow their careers.

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Patrick Van Veen

Apemanagement – Biologist

Hi! I’m Patrick Van Veen, biologist, researcher and founder of Apemanagement. I study and compare primal behavior in the wild with everyday behaviour of humans. My main focus has always been apes. An animal without shame, rational approaches to certain situations, cultures or styles. It’s that unique element that I try to link to behavior at work.

Jordan Hagan

StoryMe – Video strategist

Hi! I’m Jordan Hagan, and I’m a member of the StoryMe family. As a Video Strategist, I provide organisations with video strategies and educate them on the latest trends. I’m specialized in using video in every step of the HR process.
Spreading my knowledge along to other people through public speaking is what I love doing.

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Julie Vens – De Vos

Nexxworks – CEO & Partner

Hi! I’m Julie, CEO at nexxworks, a company founded by Peter Hinssen.
I will give you an overview on trends I have picked up during tours to Silicon Valley and Asia.
I’m very passionate about changing leadership skills and guiding a team as a servant.

This brings us to the topic from creating encouraging purposes for employees and the debate around reskilling.

I’ll invite people from ING, Solvay and The City of Ghent on my panel.
Check out the panel session on the schedule to meet them.

Vincent Vermeulen

School for Butlers and Hospitality – CEO & Founder

Hi! I’m Vincent Vermeulen, founder and president at the school for butlers and hospitality. I’m the fourth generation of a family that has dedicated its life to working in the hospitality and service sector. My family’s experience in this field is simply unrivalled in Belgium.
It’s from this experience that I teach businesses how to handle and improve customer and employee experiences.

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Florence Dobbenie & Pauline Vallaeys

intuo – Customer Success and Implementation Experts

Hi! We are Florence and Pauline, part of the customer success team at intuo. Together, we have done more 130 performance management implementations and workshops.