Rodolphe Sepulchre is a researcher in control engineering. His research lab at Cambridge University
aims at unfolding the mechanisms that enable robustness, performance, and adaptation in artificial
and natural systems. Neuronal circuits in the brain have become its main source of inspiration to explore the simplifying role of feedback and nonlinearity in the multi resolution organization of behaviors.
I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur. I live in Belgium, on earth and in cyberspace. I’m Manex CEO and Lampiris CIO. I eat organic food. I’m concerned by health and the environment. I’m left and right brained. I love life and people (most of the time – I also need to be alone). I seek balance in life.
After studying civil engineering (master in computer science) at the University of Liège, I started my carreer as a researcher in artificial intelligence at that same university. My research interests were natural language processing and generation, expert systems and how the brain works. I then switched to the IT services industry in a “small » local company named NRB that grew from 30 to 800 persons in 15 years.
I then gradually started my own company (Manex) to focus on software development.
Since mid 2010, we are building the full IT platform for Lampiris and, hopefully, participating in their incredible growth (yes, it’s crazy to code at the speed of an exploding business!…). Lampiris is the first of the alternative energy players in Belgium and is currently experiencing great growth in France. We are also planning a revolutionary project in the software for energy sector… stay tuned!
Ella Jamsin studied theoretical physics and completed a PhD thesis exploring the hidden symmetries of black holes in higher-dimensional universes, before working as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
She then joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The charity pursues its goal by acting in three areas: education, business and analysis.
Drawing on her business background and her geometrical thinking, Ella takes part in developing the circular economy model and creating tools for companies and governments keen to bring it to life.
Director of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research and UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. Marleen Temmerman is also the Chair of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, a global membership network of more than 270 reproductive health supplies organizations.
Elected senator, Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics with years of research and project implementation experience worldwide, Marleen Temmerman brings a unique blend of clinical, research, politics and parliamentary knowledge to WHO’s work on sexual and reproductive health. Working with the global community, she strives for a world where all women and men, including adolescents and those who are underserved or marginalized, have access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, and where their rights to health are promoted and protected.
Kris is head of innovation & change architect at Duval Guillaume, a well know creative agency based in Antwerp. Knowing that true innovation comes from collaboration between very different types of people, the agency has changed the way it operates in the last few years in such a way that multi disciplinary teams are working together on finding those innovative new ideas that made it world famous. Before joining Duval Guillaume, Kris lead several digital initiatives at Kinepolis Group as well as Microsoft EMEA. He’s also the publisher & chief editor of Belgium’s well know gadget & innovation blog ‘Belgian Cowboy’s and co-founder of Shutterspeed, a visual storytelling company for the automotive industry.
Peter Verbiest is Group Strategic Director at Boondoggle, a communication group located in Leuven and Amsterdam.
Boondoggle has a strong reputation for innovative campaigning and ground breaking communication solutions. Boondoggle is now working for the Belgian Football Federation and, through its partnership with Bonka Circus, for Vincent Kompany. Before his career at Boondoggle started, he was Managing Director at TBWA and Board Account Director at BBDO in Belgium, In between, he worked at the New Business Department of TBWA Chiat Day LA, for Apple and Taco Bell. He won 9 Effies (effectiveness awards) in his career. He is living together with the soul singer Alexia Waku and together, they have 7 children.
Luc Schuiten is a visionary architect. Parallel to his professional career dedicated to the conception of highly respectful environmental housing estates, he imagines interfering in emblematic parts of the city and in its surroundings.
Committed in an ecological thought, concerned about the future of the planet and about the life conditions of the men to come, he dedicated a part of his activity to science fiction.
He has been drawing, without tiring, lots of projects, buoyed up by the worry for other types of life. A way of thinking that gave birth to a new architecture, based upon a poetic vision where invention and relation with nature occupy a predominant place. As well as for his brother François, with whom he co-operated for several books, drawing is a way to explore the futur possibilites.
Carsten Engel graduated at the University of Brussels (ULB) as a biomedical engineer and currently works as a researcher at SIRRIS (Collective Centre of the Belgian Technology Industry) which has the biggest European Additive Manufacturing machine parc. His main work involves R&D projects in the field of biomedical and aerospace applications. He worked on specific cases (for example the total jaw replacement in Titanium fully patient-custom) in order to help surgeons in the field of biomedical 3D Printing using various biocompatible materials. He is currently finishing a thesis for his MBA where the topic involves the strategic positioning & the viability of a startup company in the field of metal Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing for the aerospace sector.
“Agar-Agar” is a Belgian electro-analog solo act. His sound is mostly shaped by everyday life’s constraints such as eternal recording and rehearsal studio vagabondage, dealing with hard-to-deal-with drummers and a very pronounced gear acquisition syndrome. Driven by a thirst to create despite these limitations, Agar-Agar is usually relying on his trusty old (and not so old) machines and instruments to produce something ‘not so electronic’ as some might think when presented with this kind of line-up. Not an easy shift! It took him years to gradually abandon the ‘power-trio’ approach and become more and more independent and self-sufficient. So truly: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Professional speaker, consultant and published author, Fred Colantonio leads brands, companies and people to create, grow and deal with their best business attitude and corporate brand.
Criminologist specialized in New Media and Technologies, Fred Colantonio is also Director of the « e-management » collection at Edipro editions. He used his abilities to understand the mindset and behavior of an individual as part of a group to serve growth in various business contexts. Nowadays, his approach encompasses a vision of human potential with « L’attitude des Héros ».
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