Speakers


Dirk de Bevere
IBM Belgium - Integrated Technology Services Leader Benelux

Dirk is the Business Line Executive for Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in Benelux. ITS serves customers in various industries and provides solutions ranging from smaller, short-term consultancy assignments to large, long-term managed services engagements and specializes in the domains of Business Continuity & Resiliency, Security, IT Services Optimization and Cloud Computing.

Dirk has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, and is now with IBM since 12 years. Today he leads a cross-functional team spanning sales, solutioning, local and off-shored delivery. He is member of the IBM Benelux Senior Leadership Team and the IBM Belgium Executive Committee. Next to that he serves as boardmember for IBM Services Financial Sector Luxembourg and was the chairman of the board of Skillteam prior to its integration in IBM Belgium.

Before taking up his current role Dirk held several management roles in IBM's Global Technology Services Department and prior to that in Software Group. Dirk holds a University Degree at Antwerp University and an MBA at Henley Management College.


Stephen Moffat
Client Technical Architect, GTS Systems Services Competancy, IBM

Stephen Moffatt is an IT archtiect in IBM Global Technology Services cloud Centre of Competence, specialising recently in the emerging cloud brokerage business models. He's had the privilege of working with IBM clients on all scales in public sector and education, financial services and utilities for nearly 25 years. A Fellow and Chartered Professional of the ICS, Stephen lectures business strategy in his spare time on MSc Programmes in cloud and analytics at the National College of Ireland.

Marnix Gillis
IBM Distinguished Engineer, GTS Technology, Innovation and Architecture , IBM
Marnix Gillis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, an executive technical advisor, leading and shaping the technical strategy and direction for IBM's most complex accounts. He has a reputation for strong technical leadership, demonstrated by his success in leading large and complex infrastructure projects. He has gained the depth and breadth of these technical skills through more than 30 years of experience from a varied range of challenging services projects and from working with advanced technologies inside and outside IBM.

Over the last 10 years, Marnix Gillis has built broad experience in the area of strategic outsourcing. He currently is the CTO for a very large outsourcing contract in the Nordics. He is a renowned speaker at customer conferences, industry events and universities. He holds a degree of civil engineer (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Gent, Belgium, 1983.

 

 



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