Kurt Tierens works as director Administration & Information in the strongly evolving world of packaging and recycling. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1993, the definition, the development and the maintenance of ICT systems takes an important part of his responsibilities. Based on his experience, both on the business as the IT side, the 2 key elements to realize successful digital transformation projects are: 1) invest time into the design phase - think (big) before you start (small). 2) create a strong trust between all the participants (mature Business IT alignment). To be prepared for the next 20 years of his professional career, he follows the “Executive Master in IT Management” program at Antwerp Management School.
CHAOS Tuesday is an audio community outreach program that connects you with IT executive and project management professionals. CHAOS Tuesday is conversations about software project performance and includes the latest in thought leadership, news, events, people, and opportunities. CHAOS Tuesday is a continuous audio magazine that provides you a simple and swift way to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the software project management environment. Each program will cover one or more of The Standish Group's 10 CHAOS Factors of Success.
Tommy Van de Wouwer lives in Belgium and has been a senior IT project manager and leader of support delivery and software development teams for the last 15 years. He holds an active PMI PMP certificate, several people management certificates and believes in lifelong learning. He has been in the board of several non-profit organisations and local community advisory boards. In addition to his Bachelor degree in information management he has a postgraduate Intercultural Meaning and associate degrees in IT Development, IT Network Management and Corporate Communication, followed by an Executive Master IT management at the Antwerp Management school. Tommy's main focus is on collaboration and (think) out of the box solutions to bring business value from IT investments while keeping the human factor into mind. He likes to travel to world to experience other cultures and broadens his perspective.
Theo is a dreamer in IT solutions. Since 2015 he got familiar with the DEMO methodology of the Enterprise Engineering Institute. He than progressed towards the area of challenging IT problems. Theo is fascinated by innovative technology within the Business Transformation theme. Theo’s outstanding socials skills and open-minded approach helped organizations to achieve the next step in transforming their design to the digital world.
Stijn Van Looy works as Head of Application Development in the insurance industry. In this function he is responsible for IT Architecture, Contract management Systems and Reporting Systems. In 2017 Stijn moved from business towards IT. Before, Stijn has worked for many years in Sales Support function, where he was responsible for B2B-communication, sales reporting, sales applications etc. He holds a master degree in Social Sciences (KU Leuven) and is currently following an Executive Master in IT management (Antwerp Management School).
Tim Vermeulen works as Managing Consultant at Info Support and is a studying for an Executive Master in IT management at the Antwerp Management School. He spends his time ensuring the success of numerous software development projects across different sectors. He is convinced that more often than not the solution lies in including and motivating the right people.
Koen Versavel is a project manager at PSA Antwerp, a terminal operator in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. He has taken up several roles in IT, both technical and managerial. Koen is currently involved in the two year program of ‘Executive Master in IT Management’ at the Antwerp Management School in Belgium.
Eric Verzuh is an internationally recognized authority on project management. He founded Versatile in 1990 and he and his team have been helping firms improve their project management ever since. Eric's company website: http://www.versatilecompany.com
Lou Vianna is the first Brazilian PMP, CSM and collaborator of The Standish Group in Brazil, based in Rio. He began his career as PM in R&D at Naval Research Institute, scaling-up processes to produce chemical specialties, when he was co-author of three patents. Since 1990, he has been professionally involved in nuclear and defense industries, while also acted as trainer of more than 6.000 professionals in PM related topics. Lou is researching implications of the theory of complexity in project management, advocating a co-ed between traditional and agile approaches to project management, and continues striving to innovate developing new approaches in education like flipped classroom. He has been collaborating with organizations of various segments to advance their project management expertise. He is still learning how to better manage projects.
Kirby Wadsworth is Chief Marketing Officer at Limelight Networks. Kirby has led the transition from traditional outbound to content-driven inbound marketing for both global public companies and private start-ups. He serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, and the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University.