You’re invited! Join us at Ace of Space Ghent, the can’t-miss event for FM, real estate, and workplace professionals. Admission is free after registration.
Why should you attend?
- You are a facilities and workplace leader looking to broaden your horizons, learn about key trends and challenges for the profession and gain insights on how to tackle them
- You’ll have the opportunity to discover the latest advancements in the industry, exchange experiences, and be inspired by our expert speakers
Event location: IT Centraal (Ghent)
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to update your knowledge and network with your peers.
|Welcome address | Carlo Van Der Steen
|Ready or Not, Here it Comes: the Smart Workplace | Martine Roeges – Randstad
|FM, Workplace & Sustainability: Connecting the Dots by Breaking Down Data Silos | Billal Vindhani
|To Data or Not to Data: How Data is Changing Strategic Decision-Making in the Workplace | Eelco Voogd – Reworc
|Break & Meet the experts
|From Reactive to Proactive Maintenance | Marnix Ottens
|Sensor-Driven Data Insights | Wilfrid Huculak – ING
|Making Buildings and Workspaces Smart: An Insider’s View | Erik Ubels
|Panel discussion | Q&A Carlo Van Der Steen (moderator)
|Standing dinner & networking
Carlo Van Der Steen
SVP Direct Sales at Spacewell
Carlo Van Der Steen supports clients and partners with proven technology solutions and a clear value focus. His 20-year experience spans all areas of facility management and real estate projects on tenant, landlord and supplier side. Carlo started his career at Siemens, where he first reorganized the real estate division and then became responsible for selecting and deploying an IWMS on a global scale within the organization.
At Spacewell, he was first in charge of pan-European key accounts. He then moved to Sweden with his family to set up the Nordics organization. He successfully coached the growing Nordics team and further developed Spacewell’s channel partner network, before recently taking up the role of Senior Vice President Direct Sales.
Manager Facility Center at Randstad Group Belgium
Martine is a well-rounded facility management leader, passionate about delivering great service to internal and external clients. A dynamic and entrepreneurial people manager, she has been active in a variety of professional roles, in corporate FM organizations as well as service provider companies. It enabled her to gain experience in a wide range of FM-related domains, including corporate social responsibility, safety, change management, and (public) procurement procedures. Always keen to add value to the world of FM, she is also a board member of belfa – belgian facility organization.
Country Manager UK & Ireland for Spacewell
After graduating in Internet Computing, Billal started his career in the Smart Buildings and IoT industry, holding positions in organizations such as Schneider Electric, Honeywell, and Johnson Controls, as well as launching his own start-up tech companies. Now almost two decades later, he’s still in love with this industry, that only gets more exciting as digital transformation intensifies. Billal’s experience spans across different countries and verticals, giving him great insights into diverse challenges, from portfolio management and implementing hybrid work models through to enhancing occupant engagement and improving energy efficiency with a drive to net zero.
CEO of Reworc
Eelco Voogd is the CEO of Reworc, the software platform that makes work work. Eelco has a passion for improving how people get things done more efficiently. In 2005 he traded his role of managing consultant at a TOP 10 IT consultancy for that of entrepreneur and founder of a ‘design for service’ agency. Working for large companies, he saw how work was rapidly changing because of IT and increased mobility. And he witnessed the pain and frustration of thousands of professionals using impressive-looking offices that didn’t work. To end the loss of productivity and happiness, he and his co-founder Ilya developed a platform in 2012 that analyzes employee needs and wants. A decade later, Reworc is an established brand in analyzing employee needs, having analyzed more than a thousand organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including such renowned companies as SAP, Barclays, Coca-Cola and PWC. Today, many ministries, universities and medium-sized and large organizations rely on the information Reworc provides to make work work! www.reworc.com
Account Manager, Spacewell Maintenance
Marnix is an expert in digital transformation, property maintenance, and making buildings more sustainable. In the past 20 years he has gained experience in almost every commercial role imaginable, from product management to business development and consultative selling. He is a trusted advisor to many, known for his enthusiastic approach, in-depth market knowledge, and customer-oriented attitude. At Spacewell, he focuses on long-term maintenance planning and acts as the point of contact for the healthcare and education sectors, as well as housing corporations.
Lead at ING
Wilfrid Huculak has an impressive track record supporting the ICT infrastructure of ING Belgium, first as C-level Executive at Managed Services Provider CELDS, more recently as lead in the ING facility management team, where he introduced, for example, IoT for space occupancy monitoring. As general manager of CELDS, he successfully led a team of 220 people to tackle a radically changing workplace and ATM environment and expanded CELDS’ service delivery to new customers and markets like bank-neutral ATM network Batopin. Wilfrid’s strategic vision for digital transformation focuses on three pillars: innovative use of technology, a company-wide entrepreneurial mindset, and strong marketing execution.
CIO at Deloitte
Erik Ubels, former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Deloitte in the Netherlands, is widely known as the visionary who turned a dream into the reality of The Edge in Amsterdam, the world’s most sustainable, greenest, smartest, most innovative, and most connected building (as written by Bloomberg, CNN, and others). Having played a leading role in the tech journey of the Edge, Erik is since 2 years forging a new path as a much sought-after consultant in the Smart Building space, advising a range of different stakeholders, from real-estate developers and engineering companies to owners and tenants, on topics such as energy performance, asset management, space utilization, health and wellbeing, and productivity.