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A BIG congratulations to both companies for their outstanding contributions to innovation and teamwork.
Keep pushing boundaries and inspiring us all!
Port of Antwerp Bruges
HRtech believes technology is a driving force in a rapidly changing world of work. It will be instrumental in designing more efficient processes, creating an engaging employee experience and enable better decision making. We present two awards. The HRtech.team.award for team of the year and the HRtech.startup.award for startup of the year. The jury has judged all the applications. Now it’s up to you to put forward your favorite candidate. Read all about their HRtech project below and cast your vote for team of the year and startup of the year.
As an investor in tech companies and events, Jurgen is constantly scouting the market. His latest event Space – The Human Quest has acquired international fame. He has seen the hr-tech sector grow and evolve. Jürgen is convinced that HR departments need to accelerate their digital transformation in order to empower their employees.
Managing Partner SmartFin Capital
Ann has a strong connection with the world of digitisation, in all layers of the organisation. At Beltug, Ann is responsible for the communication with the members and facilitates many of the member-events on various topics.
This allows her to be in direct conversation with the Belgian ICT business users and gain insights on their drive and on the challenges they face.
Her energy boosts when she can talk to Belgian companies, listen to their stories and hear about their priorities.
Communication Manager Beltug
Kathleen combines a broad business experience as HR Professional (DHL Aviation, AB Inbev, H.Essers, Belfius) with academic skills (PhD in Business Economics “Values at work” – KU Leuven). Her work was published in both top-ranked academic and practitioners’ journals and presented at national and international conferences. She taught at Rotterdam School of Management, IESEG Paris and – up until today – Antwerp Management School.
The combination of business and academia enables her to translate a wealth of scientific knowledge into hands-on insights and workable solutions. Her domain of expertise focuses on realizing individuals’ potential in a work context and spans topics such as values and authenticity at work, leadership, resilience and well-being, enabling diversity in teams and strategic HRM.
Her background in psychology (Master – KU Leuven) and mediation (Post Graduate – KU Leuven) empowers her to optimize the learning experience for a group, and to understand the deeper motivations and processes behind some questions and events.
Professor Organizational Behavior & HRM Antwerp Management School
Geert Van Conkelberge (45) has been in charge of the People & Organisation department of Cevora, the training centre for companies and employees, since 2022.
Cevora’s mission is clear: encouraging people to learn throughout their careers and promote, organise and supervise this with full conviction. By doing so, Cevora provides an answer to the current challenges of the labour market.
This mission is exactly what Geert feels comfortable with. His career in human resources started in recruitment, but his passion for the growth of employees shifted his focus to training and talent management. He gained experience as a talent manager with IT companies and telecom players such as Getronics, Trasys and Telenet. For the past ten years, he took on the role of HR manager to support companies in shaping and implementing people policy
HR Director Cevora
Kristof Van der Stadt is an experienced journalist with a strong technical background in computers and consumer electronics. His passion for information and communication technology has driven him to become a respected figure in the industry. With a focus on telecoms, enterprise computing, and the impact of social media on business, Kristof’s expertise allows him to analyze and report on complex subjects with clarity and depth. He has contributed to both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) magazines, sharpening his skills in print and online journalism. Known for his comprehensive understanding of the tech landscape, Kristof combines his technical knowledge with a talent for explaining intricate concepts to a wide audience.
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