CIO Vision: Advancing Sourcing Strategies
CIO Roundtable Meeting

20th March, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16:00 - 21:30


  Marnix Gillis
  Distinguished Engineer, 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 this 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, and 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.

  Eric Koek
  Director Strategic Outsourcing, IBM
As Director of Strategic Outsourcing in Benelux, Eric's key focus is customer satisfaction, delivery excellence and innovation to drive growth.

He has end-to-end P&L responsibility and is known for turning around declining business results into sustainable growth. Eric has been successful in leading teams from different European countries working well in a tough commercial environment and balancing between his people and the client's needs. He believes in employee and customer satisfaction as the main drivers of any growth.

Eric has 16 years of experience in the IT industry. Today he leads an organization that provides full scope outsourcing services in various industries across Benelux. Before taking up his current role, Eric held several management and sales positions in IBM Benelux and Europe.

Eric holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing and International Management.


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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.


  Alan Nance
  Vice President Technology Transformation, IT Infrastructure & Operations,
  Royal Philips N.V.

In Alan’s current role, he is building an on-demand consumption based infrastructure rooted in cloud that supports both enterprise IT as well as external digital propositions. This entails designing, sourcing and (re)building Infrastructure and Operations to become the engine that drives the digital revolution within Philips. This is an integral part of the Accelerate! business transformation program.

Before taking on this role, Alan was Chief of Technology Staff at ING where he was responsible for: Change and Innovation Programs: Customer Journeys, Retail Flagships, Cloud Operating Model, Human Capital Program, Future of Workplace, Unified Communications, Innovation Centre, Organizational Development and Rationalization, and Data Center Strategy.


 Aart van der Vlist

Aart van der Vlist is a trend watcher and CIO. Since September 2013, he is the CIO at UWV. Prior to that Aart was the IT Director and CIO of Nationale Nederlanden where he was responsible for IT-driven innovation, enterprise-wide SAP programs and the IT division between the bank and the insurer ING. In the period up to 2005, he has worked for 12 years at KPMG Consulting including several years as a senior partner IT management in financial markets. Aart has an IT background and various studies done at Erasmus and the Free University in IT, EDP Auditing and Consulting. In addition to these activities, Aart has since 1995 been engaged in IT trend watching, he is the co-author of the bestselling annual survey "Trends in IT, invest time in the right technology." Aart has just turned 50 and is married with four children.


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