Running a Successful Business with Big Data: What Every CEO Should Know

CEO Roundtable Meeting

Brussels, 25th June 2013

Herman De Prins
Chief Information Officer, UCB
Herman De Prins has been the CIO at UCB since 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in IT in various roles and branches of industry including IT Director at Abbott Laboratories and Vice President, IT International at Medtronic. He has lived and worked in both Europe and the US.

Frans Bentlage

VP & Leader Business Analytics & Optimization, IBM Benelux

Frans Bentlage is a veteran in management consulting. He has lead the IBM Benelux Business Consulting unit for several years and in this role he was instrumental in the formation of the Business Analytics & Optimization service line. Frans is now leading one of IBM's most important growth plays: "Smarter Analytics" in the Benelux. This mission involves the leverage of the full IBM portfolio from Software and Hardware to Consulting and other Services to create the best value for clients. Prior to IBM, Frans was a senior partner in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting specialised in performance management.

Karsten Soderberg

Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.


Jacques Platieau
Vice President and Country General Manager, IBM Belgium and Luxembourg

Jacques Platieau holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the University of Mons-Hainnaut, Belgium.

Mr. Platieau began his career at IBM Belgium in the Telecommunications division as System & Sales Engineer. From 1990 to 1994 he was Client Executive for major international clients.

In 1995, Jacques became SWG Sales Manager Belgium/Luxembourg and in 1997 SWG Executive for Belgium/Luxembourg. In 1998, he had in parallel the lead of the Software Group at IBM France as Sales Director.

In July 2002, Mr Platieau became Director of the Data Management and Business Intelligence System for the West region.

In July 2003, he joined the Business Consulting practice of IBM as Practice Area Leader for the Industrial Section and in April 2005 became General Manager of IBM Global Business Services for Belgium/Luxembourg.

Since July 2005, Mr Platieau has been General Manager of IBM Global Business Services for the Benelux.

On April 6th 2010, Mr. Platieau was named Country General Manager for IBM Belgium/luxembourg and Sector Leader Benelux.

Mr Platieau was born in 1959, is married and has 2 children



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