Speakers

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Marlies Gevaert
Key Account Manager
Edicom

Marlies has a background in international relations and economics. For the past 3 years she has been working at EDICOM where she manages all commercial activities in the BENELUX area. These activities are mainly focused on international EDI, e-Invoicing, electronic VAT compliance and all related services that EDICOM offers

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Francesca Vanthielen
Presenter
Chairwoman

Francesca Vanthielen is the presenter of the talk show 'Z-Talk', on Kanaal Z. Vanthielen, previously active as an actress, presenter and broadcaster, has a master in Applied Economic Sciences and a master in International Politics. Francesca is also one of the pioneers of the climate issue and the G1000 civilian movement.

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Ben Smeets
Director general a.i. Digital Transformation
BOSA -DG Digital Transformation

Ben Smeets is director general a.i. Digital Transformation @ Federal Public Service “Policy and Support” that supports the Belgian government and federal organizations in their digitization. He worked for various government departments and realized numerous major change projects within the federal administration. He coordinates and guides the further steps that the Federal Government will take in the digital world with a special focus on citizens and businesses. Cooperation, transformation and innovation are at the forefront.

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Bernadette Roesems
Application manager
Colruyt Group

Bernadette graduated in 1994 with a master's degree in physics. After several small jobs, she worked for more than 17 years in a marketing company. In ocotber 2015, she started in Colruyt Group as Solution analyst. In 2016 Colruyt Group started the e-invoicing project of which she is part.

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Nathanaël Ackerman
General Manager
AI4Belgium

Nathanael is the current lead of the AI4Belgium Coalition, he is also appointed as AI Expert @ Federal Public Service “Policy and Support” – Dept Digital Transformation. He was a former advisor for AI of the French Governement, and past Managing Director of the Hub France Intelligence Artificielle.

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