BOOST18

BOOST18

WHAT IS BOOST18?

THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS IN A CONNECTED WORLD

MECOMS is proud to announce the next edition of our global conference for all MECOMS prospects, customers, partners and industry relations. BOOST18 offers an extensive program that facilitates inspiration, learning, future vision, innovation and most important networking in a personal enjoyable environment.

WHY DO YOU NEED TO ATTEND BOOST18?

This is an exceptional opportunity to get up-to-date and involved in the MECOMS journey to a digital cloud platform, to meet peers and experts and to learn from others’ best practices from our industry. During the keynote session, several industry specialists will sketch their view on the Energy and utilities market, technology, and innovation.

STAY TUNED

You will be able to experience MECOMS 365 with hands-on demonstration scenarios and use cases. In the demo labs, you will be able to see and experience innovative technology and business practices from our partners such as Microsoft, November Five, Dynamics Software, Lava Consulting, and Formpipe. There will be an opportunity to attend training courses to develop your MECOMS 365 knowledge and to connect with MECOMS 365 staff.

Whilst travel and hotel are at your expense, there are no costs involved in registering for the conference.

AS A REMINDER

  • Get up-to-date and involved in the MECOMS 365 journey to a true digital cloud platform
  • Strengthen relationships, networking and share best practices
  • Learn from other companies using MECOMS
  • Experience why MECOMS 365 is the‘right strategy for the future’
  • Meet with experts
  • Get involved with innovation on blockchain, machine learning and AI focused on energy and utilities

See you at BOOST18! –  A special thanks to our sponsors LavaConsultingNovember FiveFormpipe, Dynamics Software and Centrauto for making this event happen with us.

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9 OCT 2018
9 OCT 2018
FLY-IN & ARRIVAL IN BELGIUM
09:00 - 12:00
Welcome in Belgium, Antwerp
FLY-IN & ARRIVAL IN BELGIUM
09:00 - 12:00
Welcome in Belgium, Antwerp

Banks Hotel Steenhouwersvest 55 2000 Antwerp

LUNCH & WELCOME
12:00 - 13:00
(Ferranti)
LUNCH & WELCOME
12:00 - 13:00
(Ferranti)

Romeynsweel 7 2030 Antwerp

TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
13:00 - 17:00
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - AppFie - CafeX - Xdatanet
TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
13:00 - 17:00
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - AppFie - CafeX - Xdatanet

THE PLATFORM REVOLUTION: DISCOVER WHY MECOMS 365 IS PART OF THE PLATFORM  OF THE FUTURE
13:00 - 14:00
By Michiel Gedopt, MECOMS
THE PLATFORM REVOLUTION: DISCOVER WHY MECOMS 365 IS PART OF THE PLATFORM  OF THE FUTURE
13:00 - 14:00
By Michiel Gedopt, MECOMS

Energy & Utility Players face constant pressure on their business model. Discover how the platform economy can help them be more nimble in being proactive in the digitization of the industry. Learn how MECOMS 365 is part of this platform revolution.

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14:00 - 14:30
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14:00 - 14:30

WHAT'S NEW? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM FOR USERS
14:30 - 16:00
By Ine Busschots & Pieter Jan Hendrickx, MECOMS
WHAT'S NEW? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM FOR USERS
14:30 - 16:00
By Ine Busschots & Pieter Jan Hendrickx, MECOMS

MECOMS is known for its rich CIS (Customer information system) and MDM (Meter data management) functionality. Via this session we want to provide you with insight into WHY, WHAT and HOW we are upgrading this functionality onto the new technology of the MECOMS 365 platform. This session is also interesting if you are curious to see a demonstration of the new user interface and learn what the current status of MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM is.

MECOMS Product Service Management
14:30 - 15:00
By Tekla Mortelmans, MECOMS
MECOMS Product Service Management
14:30 - 15:00

When implementing MECOMS, it is key that the implementation team starts with good fundamental knowledge of the MECOMS standard product. Empowering your team by following MECOMS standard product training is a first step to do so. Our MECOMS trainings are moving from classroom training only to also e-learning/digital training to support you in the future. A MECOMS implementation also experiences other challenges. How to distinguish a product issue from an implementation issue. Who is going to support you? Where to find product documentation? Check in to this break-out session to understand the MECOMS support fundamentals.

SOFTWARE AUTOMATION & RELEASE MANAGEMENT
15:00 - 15:30
By Johan Wagemaekers, MECOMS
SOFTWARE AUTOMATION & RELEASE MANAGEMENT
15:00 - 15:30

The MECOMS Software Automation and Release Management services and software components enable your organization to implement streamlined builds and releases of multiple components to multiple environments in a fully automated process. It also enables you to streamline your build and release process and implement quality gates which reduces errors, environment downtime and effort for release management tasks. This session outlines what the benefits are and how this is achieved.

WHAT'S NEW TECHNICAL? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM
15:30 - 16:30
By Ian Bruyninckx, MECOMS
WHAT'S NEW TECHNICAL? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM
15:30 - 16:30
By Ian Bruyninckx, MECOMS

How did we move MECOMS 2012 to MECOMS S365? In this session we explain how the MECOMS product team approached the technical upgrade. Learn and borrow ideas to upgrade your own customizations.

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MOVING TO MECOMS D365 AS A CUSTOMER
16:30 - 17:00
By Cesanne Kerkhof
MOVING TO MECOMS D365 AS A CUSTOMER
16:30 - 17:00

This session will give you an insight in  how you as a customer can move to MECOMS D365 starting from your current MECOMS system or new implementation.

MECOMS PARTNER SOLUTIONS ADVISORY SUPPORT
16:30 - 17:00
By Michiel Gedopt & Stefan Laskowski, MECOMS
MECOMS PARTNER SOLUTIONS ADVISORY SUPPORT
16:30 - 17:00

BREAK - TRAVEL
17:00 - 18:00
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17:00 - 18:00

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17:00 - 18:00

WELCOME EVENT "De Serre"
18:00 - 22:00
Welcome Reception & Diner
WELCOME EVENT "De Serre"
18:00 - 22:00
Welcome Reception & Diner

10 OCT 2018
10 OCT 2018
MORNING COFFEE & CONFERENCE PACK
09:00 - 09:30
MORNING COFFEE & CONFERENCE PACK
09:00 - 09:30

MORNING COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30
MORNING COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30

WELCOME - INTRODUCTION & AGENDA
09:30 - 09:45
by Johan Vandekerckhove – CCO (Ferranti)
WELCOME - INTRODUCTION & AGENDA

MECOMS STRATEGY & VISION
09:45 - 10:30
By Tom Van Haute - COO and Michiel Gedopt - Business Unit Manager, MECOMS
MECOMS STRATEGY & VISION
09:45 - 10:30
By Tom Van Haute - COO and Michiel Gedopt - Business Unit Manager, MECOMS

FROM CHALLENGER TO MARKET LEADER, AN EXCITING BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY JOURNEY (GEN-I)
10:30 - 11:00
by Andrej Sajn - Member of the management board at GEN-I
FROM CHALLENGER TO MARKET LEADER, AN EXCITING BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY JOURNEY (GEN-I)
10:30 - 11:00

In as recent as in 2006 there was no competitive energy market to speak of in Slovenia. Then GEN-I happened. Started as an idea, built from scratch with sheer enthusiasm, belief, and self-confidence. Betting on being modern, fresh and above all referring to customers as customers when everyone else was still talking metering points. Let take a look and reflect on a 12-year long journey from none to nearly half a million customers from a couple of enthusiasts to 350 dedicated professionals from humble Excel spreadsheets to range of modern technological solutions. But still, all dedicated to the same goal – making lives easier for our customers.

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DYNAMIC PRICING AND QUOTATIONS IN THE ENERGY MARKET
11:30 - 12:00
By Ruben Van den Bossche, November Five
DYNAMIC PRICING AND QUOTATIONS IN THE ENERGY MARKET
11:30 - 12:00

MINDSET MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A CHANGING UTILITIES INDUSTRY
12:00 - 12:30
by Jean-François Segalotto, Research Manager EMEA (IDC Energy Insights)
MINDSET MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A CHANGING UTILITIES INDUSTRY
12:00 - 12:30

Utilities face some of the strongest headwinds in their century-old history. Technology is changing how energy and resources are produced, consumed and conserved. Digital is changing not so much the nature of utility services, but how we expect them to be delivered. While most utilities are facing roadblocks on their transformation journey, some have successfully embraced change and are on the way to become digitally determined organizations.

LUNCH
12:30 - 13:30
LUNCH
12:30 - 13:30

TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
12:30 - 13:30
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - Appfie - CafeX - Xdatanet
TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
12:30 - 13:30
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - Appfie - CafeX - Xdatanet

TRANSFORMING DATA INTO ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
13:30 - 14:00
By Paul Hermans, MECOMS
TRANSFORMING DATA INTO ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
13:30 - 14:00

MECOMS BI allows utilities to measure their effectiveness by transforming data into intelligence. Profit Management, based on customer segmentation, margin calculation and cost to serve analysis, empowers energy and utility companies to identify businesses opportunities and make informed decisions. Furthermore, users can configure their own KPI’s, such as environmental impact or staff productivity. Past trends can be analysed to forecast future evolutions. Furthermore MECOMS BI simplifies the complex MECOMS data model allowing you to create your own preferred data insights in your own preferred analytical tool.

COMPETITIVE RETAIL MARKET IN ITALY
13:30 - 14:00
Business Breakout (Eviva, Ferranti)
COMPETITIVE RETAIL MARKET IN ITALY
13:30 - 14:00

COMPETITIVE RETAIL MARKET IN ITALY
13:30 - 14:00
By Fabio Guzzi, EVIVA & Wim Verwaest, MECOMS
COMPETITIVE RETAIL MARKET IN ITALY
13:30 - 14:00

MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS BASED ON ALL YOUR (FINANCIAL) DATA WITH THE NEW FUNCTIONALITIES IN D365 FINANCE & OPERATIONS!
13:30 - 14:00
By Sören Feyens & Peter Lemens, MECOMS
MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS BASED ON ALL YOUR (FINANCIAL) DATA WITH THE NEW FUNCTIONALITIES IN D365 FINANCE & OPERATIONS!
13:30 - 14:00

As MECOMS is based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, we still leverage the functionalities of Microsoft. Finance & Operations is at the heart of every company and will help you to make decisions based on facts from within 1 application.  This session gives you an overview on some new functionalities within the area of Finance (e.g. General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, etc.)

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PROJECTS, ENERGY DATA AND CLOUD ACCELERATOR
14:15 - 14:45
By Ariane Decramer & Patrick De Vos, FLUX50
PROJECTS, ENERGY DATA AND CLOUD ACCELERATOR
14:15 - 14:45

PRODUCT INNOVATIONS WITHIN THE MECOMS ECOSYSTEM
14:15 - 14:45
By Ronnie Dibbaut, SILTA & Robin Van Loock, MECOMS
PRODUCT INNOVATIONS WITHIN THE MECOMS ECOSYSTEM
14:15 - 14:45

Ferranti continues to innovate in the MECOMS ecosystem by creating Proof-of-Concept implementations based on new and emerging technologies. In 2016 we created MIA, the MECOMS Interactive Agent. A year later an experimental smart-contract based peer-to-peer energy trading application on the Ethereum blockchain was shown. This session will walk you through these innovations, and briefly shed some light on possible future directions in which MECOMS will take this.

IMPLEMENTING MECOMS 365 - A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
14:15 - 14:45
Business Breakout (Waternet)
IMPLEMENTING MECOMS 365 - A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
14:15 - 14:45

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WHO SAID GENERATING & DISTRIBUTING CUSTOMER CENTRIC COMMUNICATION NEEDS TO BE COMPLEX AND TIME CONSUMING?
15:00 - 15:30
By Nick Collard, FORMPIPE
WHO SAID GENERATING & DISTRIBUTING CUSTOMER CENTRIC COMMUNICATION NEEDS TO BE COMPLEX AND TIME CONSUMING?
15:00 - 15:30

PRICING & SOURCING IN THE CONTEXT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
15:00 - 15:30
Business Breakout (Lava Consulting)
PRICING & SOURCING IN THE CONTEXT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
15:00 - 15:30

The past 15 years saw the rise of environmental concern, which has led a.o. to a growing part of renewable energy production and the demand for more green (or blue) energy. The not controllable character of the renewable output makes it more difficult to match the generation and consumption, while producers search to secure their rentability and consumers want to limit their costs. The different types of contracts must be integrated in sourcing and billing systems.

WHAT'S NEW? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM FOR USERS
15:00 - 15:30
By Pieter Jan Hendrickx, MECOMS
WHAT'S NEW? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM FOR USERS
15:00 - 15:30

MECOMS is known for its rich CIS (Customer information system) and MDM (Meter data management) functionality. Via this session we want to provide you with insight into WHY, WHAT and HOW we are upgrading this functionality onto the new technology of the MECOMS 365 platform. This session is also interesting if you are curious to see a demonstration of the new user interface and learn what the current status of MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM is.

MECOMS FOR BELGIAN SUPPLIERS
15:00 - 15:30
By Alex Bongers, MECOMS
MECOMS FOR BELGIAN SUPPLIERS
15:00 - 15:30

MIG 6 will alter the Belgian landscape. MECOMS is there to provide you with a solution that prepares you for new Smart Meter offerings and support you with regulatory requirements. Combined with the power of D365, we are able to shape your IT landscape to the latest modern technology, resulting in less customisation and a more powerful platform. 

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MECOMS Oracle: Shared Future of Continious Improvement
15:30 - 16:30
By Jurgen Beyens & Geert Van Pelt, MECOMS
MECOMS Oracle: Shared Future of Continious Improvement
15:30 - 16:30
By Jurgen Beyens & Geert Van Pelt, MECOMS

In 2003 Ferranti created solutions for the Energy market and especially for the grid operators using the Oracle technology. These solutions are still successfully used in both the Dutch and Belgian market and also kept up to date by a team of experienced Ferranti consultants in response to both market and non-market changes. Strengths of these solutions are the capability to process large volumes of data combined with complex calculation and in-house created workflow solutions. In this session, we will explain the current and future capabilities of our MECOMS Oracle solutions, including a demo of some of these functionalities, build within Oracle APEX, the new web application development tool, which will enable beautiful, modern and responsive database driven applications. 

E-MOBILITY AND BMW ISERIES - FUTURE OF ELECTRIC CARS
15:45 - 16:15
Business Breakout (BMW)
E-MOBILITY AND BMW ISERIES - FUTURE OF ELECTRIC CARS
15:45 - 16:15

MECOMS FOR THE UK MARKET - EXPLORING KEY PROCESSES
15:45 - 16:15
By Sharon Wilson, MECOMS
MECOMS FOR THE UK MARKET - EXPLORING KEY PROCESSES
15:45 - 16:15

How can our knowledge of key processes and pain points in the UK utility markets help you? Take a look at our top 3 most interesting features and find out how they can help your business! Learn about our solutions for Direct Debit automation, complex business processes made simple and smart metering.

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MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365: INTELLIGENT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
16:30 - 17:00
MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365: INTELLIGENT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
16:30 - 17:00

UNLOCK WHAT'S NEXT WITH MICROSOFT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
16:30 - 17:00
(Microsoft)
UNLOCK WHAT'S NEXT WITH MICROSOFT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
16:30 - 17:00

Tim Nagels, Product Marketing Lead, Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Microsoft

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NETWORKING EVENT "Grace Kelly"
18:00 - 22:00
NETWORKING EVENT "Grace Kelly"
18:00 - 22:00

11 OCT 2018
11 OCT 2018
MORNING COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30
MORNING COFFEE
09:00 - 09:30

WELCOME - INTRODUCTION & AWARDS
09:30 - 10:00
WELCOME - INTRODUCTION & AWARDS
09:30 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: CONNECT TO MANY. ENGAGE INDIVIDUALS.
10:00 - 11:00
By Rik Vera, CEO Nexxworks
KEYNOTE: CONNECT TO MANY. ENGAGE INDIVIDUALS.
10:00 - 11:00
By Rik Vera, CEO Nexxworks

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11:00 - 11:30
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MECOMS 365 - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
11:30 - 12:00
(Ferranti)
MECOMS 365 - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
11:30 - 12:00

MECOMS 365 - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
11:30 - 12:00
By Cindy Braspenning, MECOMS
MECOMS 365 - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
11:30 - 12:00

Since Microsoft is shifting towards offering a complete solution with the new D365 Platform, MECOMS will use the opportunity to offer a broader spectrum of functionality. In this session we will explain our vision and roadmap for a "Customer engagement for utilities" solution.

UTILITY CLOUD SOLUTIONS
12:00 - 12:30
Market Survey by Piet YSabie, LAVA CONSULTING
UTILITY CLOUD SOLUTIONS
12:00 - 12:30

Is a SaaS offering a viable solution to run the core processes of an energy supplier or grid operator? Is it a core element for a profitable business model? Does it offer a competitive advantage for a utility? A survey amongst the key decision takers of small, medium and large utility companies keypoints to the main strengths and weaknesses of a cloud solution versus in-house IT processes.

LUNCH
12:30 - 13:30
LUNCH
12:30 - 13:30

TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
12:30 - 13:30
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - Appfie - CafeX - Xdatanet
TECHNOLOGY DEMO PARTNER BOOTHS
12:30 - 13:30
MECOMS - Formpipe - Microsoft - Dynamics Software - November Five - Doxee - Appfie - CafeX - Xdatanet

LOW CODE REVOLUTION - THE STRENGTH OF POWER APPS
13:30 - 14:00
By Gert Voncken, APPFIE
LOW CODE REVOLUTION - THE STRENGTH OF POWER APPS
13:30 - 14:00

UTILITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT AND FIELD SERVICES
13:30 - 14:00
By Tim Hermans (Dynamics Software) & Stefan Laskowski (MECOMS)
UTILITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT AND FIELD SERVICES
13:30 - 14:00

Utility Asset Management provides a strong platform to help you control and manage the preventive and ad-hoc services required for assets. Dynamics Software Utility Asset Management supports you by proving an overview of all work orders, regardless if they are customer-facing or internal.

DELIVERY APPROACH WITH MECOMS AT LATVIA GAS
13:30 - 14:00
By Aivis Rozenfeld & Oleg Lysov, CONSOLWARE
DELIVERY APPROACH WITH MECOMS AT LATVIA GAS
13:30 - 14:00

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PRICING & SOURCING IN THE CONTEXT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
14:15 - 14:45
By Karel Vandiest, LAVA CONSULTING
PRICING & SOURCING IN THE CONTEXT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
14:15 - 14:45

BUSINESS PROCESSES MONITORING FOR REAL-TIME EXCEPTION HANDLING
14:15 - 14:45
Jurgen Beyens & Leen Van der Borght (MECOMS)
BUSINESS PROCESSES MONITORING FOR REAL-TIME EXCEPTION HANDLING
14:15 - 14:45

A smooth running operational system is the dream of each operation manager.   ICT systems in Energy and Utilities are designed to run business processes market compliant and within the defined KPI’s.   For every customer, it’s important that a software system does what it needs to do within the defined schedule. To support the business and operational teams Ferranti has created a monitoring framework to automatically follow up the running of services and processes in such a way that a complete business process is monitored.   The configurable monitoring framework can send alerts in case of unexpected events that could cause KPI violations. Based on the alerts the support team can take corrective actions to minimize or avoid business KPI impact.  For certain known issues, the monitoring system can even interact automatically to solve the issue without manual intervention. On a daily basis, overview reports can be sent out to the different stakeholders. This provides a good insight into the overall performance of the system and a view on possible future improvements. Interested to see what this can do for your business, join the session.

MECOMS HEATING PLATFORM
14:15 - 14:45
By Niek Werkhoven, MECOMS
MECOMS HEATING PLATFORM
14:15 - 14:45

The energy transition in The Netherlands is hot topic at the moment. Government has decided to limit the gas extraction in Groningen with the ultimate goal to stop it completely. Other methods of heating houses and businesses are becoming necessary fast and district heating is one of the options.That is why we are launching the MECOMS Heating Platform: a MECOMS cloud-solution for heating suppliers.

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WHAT'S NEW TECHNICAL? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM
15:00 - 15:30
By Ian Bruyninckx, MECOMS
WHAT'S NEW TECHNICAL? MECOMS 365 CIS & MDM
15:00 - 15:30

How did we move MECOMS 2012 to MECOMS S365? In this session we explain how the MECOMS product team approached the technical upgrade. Learn and borrow ideas to upgrade your own customizations.

MOVING TO MECOMS 365 AS A CUSTOMER
15:00 - 15:30
By Cesanne Kerkhof, MECOMS
MOVING TO MECOMS 365 AS A CUSTOMER
15:00 - 15:30

This session will give you an insight in  how you as a customer can move to MECOMS D365 starting from your current MECOMS system or new implementation.

TRANSFORMING DATA INTO ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
15:00 - 15:30
By Paul Hermans, MECOMS
TRANSFORMING DATA INTO ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS
15:00 - 15:30

MECOMS BI allows utilities to measure their effectiveness by transforming data into intelligence. Profit Management, based on customer segmentations, margin calculation and cost to serve analysis, empowers energy and utility companies to identify businesses opportunities and take informed decisions.  Furthermore MECOMS BI simplifies the complex MECOMS datamodel allowing you to create your own data insights using your preferred analytical tool.

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B2B QUOTATIONS INTEGRATED WITH FORECASTING AND SOURCING
15:45 - 16:15
By LAVA CONSULTING
B2B QUOTATIONS INTEGRATED WITH FORECASTING AND SOURCING
15:45 - 16:15

When an offer is made to a large enough B2B customer, a lot of attention is paid to the calculation of the energy price, taking into account a lot of parameters derived from the consumption pattern. Generally, once the contract signed, no actualization is made on the original volumes nor for the contract with fixations. The fluctuating character of the energy price combined with the uncertainty of the consumed volumes and pattern can rapidly swallow the profit margin or become a loss. Statistical analysis of the contracting process, portfolio build up and product catalogue enable defining a feedback loop to adjust the sourcing.

MECOMS ENERGY DATA STORE (EDS) - THE UMIG 6 COMPLIANT MARKET CONNECTOR
15:45 - 16:15
By Cédric Petit, MECOMS
MECOMS ENERGY DATA STORE (EDS) - THE UMIG 6 COMPLIANT MARKET CONNECTOR
15:45 - 16:15

With the coming of MIG 6 in 2020, each domain a Belgian energy supplier has to deal with will undergo considerable changes. Apart from the challenges to remain fully compliant, end users are being put to the test as well with the introduction of many new concepts. During this session we will take you on a journey to discover MECOMS EDS and find out how it manages to overcome the different challenges MIG6 brings with it. 

SORGENIA VIDEOBILL
15:45 - 16:15
Business Breakout (DOXEE)
SORGENIA VIDEOBILL
15:45 - 16:15

DRINKS
16:15 - 19:00
DRINKS
16:15 - 19:00

10 OCT 2018
11 OCT 2018

SPEAKER DETAILS

Rik Vera is a renowned thought-leader, advisor and lecturer on the topics of customer-centricity, change management, sales and marketing. Having gathered years of C-level experience in sales and marketing related functions, he now inspires companies to develop customer-centric strategies fit for a connected world.

Rik Vera mixes years of business experience at C-level with humor and passion. Rik has an over 20 years C-level experience in sales-marketing and general management in the manufacturing industry. In 2015 he and his business partners Peter Hinssen and Steven Van Belleghem started nexxworks, where Rik is CEO. They travel the world, inspiring companies how to lead in the New Digital World, taking business leaders to innovation hubs like Silicon Valley, ignite frustrated enthusiasts with innovative bootcamps, but above all they encourage companies to get ready for the day after tomorrow.

Rik Vera, CEO Nexxworks
Presenting: "C2MxEi: Connect to many. Engage individuals"

Tim Nagels, Product Marketing Lead, Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Microsoft
Presenting: "Unlock what's next with Microsoft Business Applications"

As Product Marketing Lead, Tim oversees the go-to-market and product marketing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement in Western Europe. He’s a proud evangelist for the Customer Engagement portfolio, including Relationship Sales, Field & Customer Service. In his 15 years in business, Tim has held several business development, sales and marketing roles in the Belgian tech industry. Recently he served as the CMO at Microsoft Belux.

Jean-François Segalotto is a Research Manager with IDC Energy Insights Europe, Middle East and Africa conducting region-focused research providing full coverage of the utility industry value chain. Segalotto leads the “European Utility IT and Operational Technologies Strategies” advisory service, which provides full coverage of the utility industry value chain. In his role, Segalotto covers a wide range of industry-specific themes, including smart grids, mobility, Internet of Things, connectivity and networks, and business systems supporting smart customer operations and digital transformation.

Segalotto is also an active member of IDC’s European Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends practice.

Leading up to his role in IDC, Jean-François spent over nine years as a market analyst in the telecoms, broadcast and digital media sectors, working first at ThinkTel (Milan), and e-Media Research (Milan, London). He has also collaborated as a research fellow and co-author with the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department on monetary institutional frameworks and monetary policy.

Jean-François Segalotto, Research manager EMEA, IDC, Energy Insights
Presenting: "Mindset making a difference in a changing utilities industry"

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Andrej Šajn, GEN-I
Presenting: "From challenger to market leader, an exciting business and technology journey"

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Mr. Šajn began his career in 2004 as a professional researcher in the field of energy markets and connected business strategies and models. He participated in the creation of what is now known as GEN-I. Ever since he was working in the area of business processes and operations of energy trading in sales heading various departments from IT to Sales Operations. His areas of expertise include management of complex development and other projects. In this capacity, he was in charge of preparations for entry into electricity and natural gas markets in Slovenia and Croatia headed operational aspects of the merger between GEN-I and one of its competitors.

From 2011 Mr. Šajn is a member of Management Board at GEN-I responsible for areas of operations and IT support and development.

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