Digital Transformation Forum Brussels
- June 27th -


The Digital Journey of Innovation and Learning in Organizations

80% of employees do not have the skills needed for their current and future roles, stated Gartner in 2018. Also, according to PwC’s latest CEO survey, 38% of CEOs globally say they’re extremely concerned about the availability of key skills as a threat to business growth.

To meet the promise of this age, mid-career upskilling and transition must be a critical focus for both companies and individuals now, says PwC. In order to keep the workforce skilled and attract new talent, organizations need to invest in continuous learning and development.

The second Digital Transformation Forum Brussels will give answers on how to create a culture for learning and innovation, enable better information change and knowledge management, as well as some practical use cases on the latest employee engagement and learning experience platforms.

Event highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker from NASA
  • Workshop on employee centricity in the digital workspace
  • Inspirational customer case
  • Experts to guide you in your digital transformation journey


 - Please register now to secure a seat. Seats are limited -

If this is not the perfect location and date: The Digital Transformation Forum will take place again on the 28th of June in Amsterdam. More information can be found here.






12:00 pm

Lunch and Registration


1:30 pm


Nicole Xavier

1:40 pm

Inspiring Keynote (live stream)
How NASA handles the Workforce transformation

Dr. Charles Camarda

2:30 pm

Digital Transformation of Learning

Janne Hietala

2:50 pm



3:10 pm

Copernicus Climate Change Service
Copernicus C3S delivers Global learning in support of climate adaptation and mitigation challenges

Anna Ghelli

3:40 pm

How to Facilitate Your Digital Transformation
What is a DXP, how will Liferay make you succesfull for many years to come

Ruud Kluivers

4:00 pm

Digital Transformation in Learning and how it affects your organization


5:oo pm

Network Reception


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    Martin’s Brussels EU

    Boulevard Charlemagne 80
    1000 Bruxelles, Belgium



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Ruud Kluivers is General Manager at Liferay Benelux. He has more than 25 years of experience at the intersection of Business and IT. In the early 1990s he was in charge of the first internet projects of publishing house VNU. His vision is that technology should be at the service of organizational goals and have a positive impact on the lives of all of us. In 2012 he founded the Liferay Benelux office in Leiden.
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Dr. Camarda has 45 years of experience at NASA as a research scientist/engineer in thermal structures for hypersonic vehicles, Astronaut on STS-114 (Space Shuttle's return-to-flight following the Columbia Tragedy), Director of Engineering at NASA's Johnson Space Center, and now Senior Advisor for Engineering Development at NASA's Langley Research Center. He is focusing on developing tools and methodologies to enable the digital transformation of learning/education and to revolutionise how we solve problems in the 21st Century.
Janne Hietala started his first company at the age of 21. Janne was selected as a Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Janne has been leading Valamis' commercial operations since 2008. Currently, he is leading Valamis' global sales from the company's UK office, located in the world's largest fintech center, Level39, in London. He is responsible for commercial strategy and development within the key areas of marketing, sales, product development and services. He is also completing his Executive MBA at the London Business School.
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Anna Ghelli manages the training activities of the Copernicus Climate Change Service. Anna is by education a scientist and her field is meteorology. She works at the European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast, an international organisation based in the UK. She is passionate about innovation in training and strives to provide learners with an inspiring experience when approaching online learning.

She has been actively engaged in widening the scope of training in her organisation by introducing more blended learning, which combines the benefits of online learning (anywhere and anytime) with the face to face teaching.
Chris Gobel is Director at Valamis Benelux. Chris started his career at PWC and joined the Dutch internet pioneer "The Digital City" in 1998. Chris has a passion for Digital Transformation. For the past 8 years he managed Componence. Componence was the first Liferay Platinum partner of the Benelux. 

This year Chris and the team of Componence joined Valamis. Valamis is the Forerunner in Digital Transformation of Learning.