13 maart 2020 - Stadschouwburg Mechelen
Chris Beuckeleers is the CEO of a sales consultancy company that provides commercial and strategic support for IT companies. With his education in IT and more than 10 years of experience in sales, combined, he gained the experience to support others in this. In addition, he is involved in organizations such as Toastmasters and JCI, in which he has had positions in the board of directors. By constantly looking for innovation, he came into contact with the TEDx concept a few years ago. It is ultimately through the establishment of an event in his hometown Mechelen that led him to participate.
IT & Volunteers
Raising security awareness in the cyber era, that is his mission. After studying computer science, Hans started working as a network engineer, responsible for IT management in the public sector. He quickly focused on cybersecurity and in 2019 he published the book "Cybersafe in 10 days", which aims to make people work safer with computers in a practical way. In addition, Hans is the organizer of the National Children's Cancer Day (Nationale Kinderkankerdag) for which he has been committed for many years. As a TED-addict, he is particularly keen to contribute to TEDxMechelen.
Ward Bosmans became a freelance journalist, copywriter and consultant after a long career in the energy sector. He’s passionate about sustainable development, energy and mobility. Between 2006 and 2009 he appeared as energy consultant in television shows ‘De Werf’ (VTM) and ‘Onder Hoogspanning’ (Vier). In 2007 he became Eco-manager of the year (Belgische Energie- en Milieuprijs) and won the Suez Innovation Trophy for the development of an employee engagement program to rationalise the use of energy. As a long time fan of TED, he could tick off an item of his bucketlist last year, ... doing a TED-talk.
Sandra Van Gucht
Sandra has been working over the last decade in several HR-related positions. Over the years she gained the necessary experience in coaching, HR, and recruitment and used this knowledge to start working on her own as an entrepreneur. She’s not only a managing partner in a sales consultancy ﬁrm, but also a passionate career coach where she challenges coaches to take charge of their career. With a positive and open mindset, she strives for personal excellence. She loves to ‘connect the dots’ : to connect people with each other but also to connect career questions with passions and the best-suited opportunities within the current labour market. Her spare time is filled with charity and other social activities.
Production & Tech
Pieter Mollemans is an all round creative working for a company specialised in research and development of software solutions for the dental market. With over 10 years of domain experience, he coaches a team of software analysts and designers, responsible for innovation and user experience of their end products. Pieter has a passion for bringing people in touch with innovation and creativity and has given talks about these topics on multiple occasions. The TED mission: “Ideas worth spreading” closely links to this and was Pieter’s main motivation to join the TEDx Mechelen team
As Chief Technology Officer of a major technology company, for Belgium-Luxembourg, Myriam leads a team of experts, guiding customers on their digital journey. She is passionate about technology and capitalizes on a career of 20 years in IT, influencing people, teams and customers on technology and solutions, to empower people and organizations to achieve more. Being a TED-fan, she was very pleased to see TEDx being organized in Mechelen, her hometown, and is more than happy to join the team!