Name

Mr. Eric van Pelt

Topic

Advantages of the Netherlands and the IT sector

Organization

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

Job title

Senior Project Manager IT & IT Sector Specialist

Expertise

Strategic attraction of foreign IT companies & Economic promotion

About speaker

Experienced professional in IT coming from a private sector background and since several years active in the public-private domain.

About organization

The NFIA is the Economic Promotion Agency for the Netherlands headquartered in The Hague with 26 offices worldwide. It is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.  NFIA’s objective is promoting the Netherlands and guiding foreign companies in the process of opening an office and starting business. The NFIA rolls out the orange carpet to provide companies with everything they need — from introductions to relevant business partners and government authorities to personalized information on incentives and business solutions — to locate pan-European operations in the Netherlands.

 

Name

Mr. André Hendriks

Topic

IT and Cybersecurity landscape of the Netherlands

Organization

Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (VKA)

Job title

Partner

Expertise

IT, strategy, organisation, entrepreneur

About speaker

André Hendriks MSc MBA is an entrepreneur, investor and partner at Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (VKA). André has over 20 years of international experience in consulting and management. Clients at C-level in IT, telecom and public sector

About organization

Verdonck, Klooster & Associates (VKA), is a leading IT/management consulting company in The Netherlands (turnover > 20 mln). VKA works as independent advisor on the intersection of IT and organisation. With over 100 employees, VKA offers a wide range of services in public, financial, telecom, healthcare and utilities sectors. Consulting services include: strategy, digital transformation, sourcing, cyber security, project management, and architecture.

 

Name

Mr. Chris van Voorden

Topic

Dutch partners in economic promotion of the Netherlands

Organization

InnovationQuarter (IQ)

Job title

Director Foreign Investments & Internationalization

Expertise

International marketing & sales, management and economic promotion

About speaker

Chris van Voorden joined InnovationQuarter in 2014. He is a management team member and responsible for promoting West Holland internationally and attracting foreign companies and investors to the region. Previous to his work at InnovationQuarter, Chris worked in various international marketing, sales and management positions at multinational corporations, such as Akzo Nobel, Numico and Danone. Chris holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, followed an international management program at McGill University Montreal and a post-graduate course at Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations.

About organization

InnovationQuarter is the regional promotion agency for the economic area Rotterdam-The Hague (West Holland). It was created by public partners such as the Ministry of Economic affairs and Climate Policy. IQ’s goal is fourfold: investing in companies, creating public-private partnerships for innovation, providing internationalization services for Dutch entrepreneurs and guiding foreign companies to settle in the area. Economic growth in terms of accelerating innovation, investment and employment is the ultimate objective with a focus on (Cyber)security, Maritime/ Offshore, Life Science & Health, Horticulture, Aerospace and Smart Industry/ Hightech.

 

Name

Mr. Brian Gharibaan

Topic

The Hague Tech: access to IT communities, resources and facilities

Organization

The Hague Tech (THT)

Job title

Founder, Serial IT Entrepreneur and IT Ecosystem Evangelist

Expertise

IT communities & ecosystems, livestreaming, blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, embedded software and much more

About speaker

Brian has been a serial tech entrepreneur since age thirteen. When he found himself at the crossroads of university and entrepreneurship, he picked the latter and never looked back.

About organization

It has been two years since The Hague Tech opened its doors providing an environment where entrepreneurs and innovators come together and share ideas openly. Today the community has grown to 300 members where THT facilitates and organizes almost one event a day. Members come together to solve challenges that large organizations – such as Samsung – are facing. THT’ers also join forces to accelerate technology adoption in society. The team of The Hague Tech is there to support their mission and to build the environment where they thrive with networks, knowledge and inspiration.

 

Name

Ms. Eveline Vreede

Topic

Delft University of Technology: Cyber Security Academy and Safety & Security Institute

Organization

Delft University of Technology

Job title

Managing Director Cyber Security Academy and Manager TU Delft Safety & Security Institute

Expertise

Public Private collaboration and interinstitutional academic initiatives

About speaker

Eveline Vreede is affiliated to TU Delft where she is manager of the TU Delft Safety & Security Institute. Furthermore she is MD of the Cyber Security Academy. From 2014 to 2018 she was Executive Secretary of 4TU.NIRICT, bringing together the ICT researchers of the four universities of technology in The Netherlands: TU Delft, TU/eindhoven, UTwente, and Wageningen University. She has been involved in setting up academic partnerships with institutes in Singapore, China and India. She has a background in (intercultural) communication, marketing, and European public policy. She previously worked for a startup, and in consultancy & project management.

About organization

Delft University of Technology also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, the Netherlands. It counts as one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide, typically seen within the top 20. It is repeatedly considered the best university of technology in the Netherlands. The Cyber Security Academy  is a conjunction of TU Delft, Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Science for executive education and expertise in the field of Cyber Security.

 

Name

Ms. Gönenç Seçil Tarakcıoğlu

Topic

Triodor's wealth of experience and expertise in NL and Turkey

Organization

Triodor Ar-Ge / Azerion Group

Job title

R&D Manager

Expertise

Project management, Business development, Coordination of internation industry-academia collaborations, Innovation grants and IPR, GDPR, Signal processing, Speech technologies, Voice conversion

About speaker

I received both my BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul. During my master studies, I started my career at a voice technologies company as R&D Coordinator and was responsible for the company’s innovation activities. After three years, I took a break of 6-7 months to travel Europe from the south to the north. Later I joined Triodor 8 years ago and have acted as executive in many (inter-)national projects. I still manage the R&D department at Triodor; leading national and international collaborations and funds, IPR as well as business and organizational development. With the foundation of Azerion, I took over the responsibilities at group level, and now we have now much bigger plans for Azerion’s future regarding innovation and growth. I’m currently also a PhD student at Eindhoven Technical University.  As a member of several associations and committees, I take part in various social responsibility work. I speak English and German fluently. I adore traveling, am a Jazz fan and deeply interested in ancient cultures, astronomy, F1 and (folk) dances.

About organization

Triodor Software is an international technology company with a versatile expertise in ICT and robotics. Our company introduces unique innovation-driven business models and develops high-technology solutions for different sectors worldwide. Major projects are operating in domains of farming, food, logistics, smart living, call center and gaming. The Triodor story began in 2003, when entrepreneurs of Turkish origin living in the Netherlands realised their dream of establishing a software sourcing company. Nowadays, after a rapid growth, it counts more than 100 employees covering diverse fields and specialisations and has set up partnerships with many companies worldwide. The sales, business consultancy and board-level management are handled at the Headquarters in Amsterdam, whereas research and development operations are conducted in Istanbul. Among various other awards, the Development Center in Istanbul has been awarded to be Turkey's Best Software R&D Center many years in a row.

 

Name

Mr. Hakan Terzioğlu

Topic

Turkish company: Biznet’s customer journey to the Netherlands

Organization

Biznet Bilişim

Job title

VP of Sales & Marketing

Expertise

Terzioğlu holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and currently studies on his MBA degree.

About speaker

Hakan Terzioğlu is a multi-disciplinary cybersecurity professional with more than 15 years of domain experience distributed from technical consulting to sales and marketing. He has worked for leading multi-national IT companies, such as Oracle, Novell and Sun Microsystems. Currently he is working for Biznet Bilişim as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

Terzioğlu is also acting as Managing Director of Biznet Bilişim’s new cyber security services brand in Dutch market, called Penetra Cyber Security B.V., based in The Hague since 2018. Currently, he is focusing on Middle East region as part of company’s regional expansion plans.

About organization

Biznet Bilisim is a leading cyber security services company with a holistic approach to IT, OT and IoT Security. The company offers best of breed products from leading global technology vendors as well as project delivery, technical support, consulting and auditing (incl. PCI-DSS and penetration testing) services to more than its 250 enterprise segment customers including Energy, Finance, and Telco. Biznet Bilisim, a Gartner recognized cyber services company and listed in Deloitte Technology Fast50 Turkey multiple times, has over 90 employees based in Turkey and Netherlands.