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This year's Summit will feature engaging keynote speakers, interactive workshops focusing on technology, business transformation, talent, and culture, as well as insights on building a collaborative ecosystem with both partners and clients!

Our Summit brings together top experts in the field to share their insights and experience on how to build a sustainable enterprise around the core premise that having the right technology in place is key, but also merely the starting point. 

The program

Get ready to be inspired and enlightened by our stellar lineup of keynote speakers at this year's sessions. From fin-tech guru Leda Glyptis, to Olympic athlete Akwasi Frimpong and professor Maarten Steinbuch, our line-up of speakers is sure to get you feeling energized, armed with fresh ideas, and ready to take on new challenges.

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09:00 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:15

Are robots our friends? - Keynote - Hanos room

09:45 – 10:15

Rapid advancements in computing power, sensor technology, AI, and robotics are shaping our world. How do we embrace the potential of these innovations, keep up with the accelerating pace of change, and uncover the future of education in this transformative era?

Maarten Steinbuch is a high-tech systems scientist, entrepreneur and communicator. He holds the chair of Systems & Control at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he is Distinguished Professor. His keynote is dedicated to the influence of new technologies on society.

10:15 – 10:45

10:15 – 10:45

Legacy is holding us back in technology, but even more so in talent development, our culture and behaviour and the way we collaborate in eco-systems. If we want to thrive compete and grow in an increasingly digital world, we all have to take responsibility and leap forward.

During his keynote, Pieter-Paul will address why it takes more than technology decisions to take this leap. Why we all must set and embrace a new standard for never-legacy thinking and technology.

11:15 - 11:45

Setting a higher standard: IND's Journey to Success - Altios room

11:15 - 11:45

Our government is strongly committed to digitization. This includes cleaning up legacy systems and setting higher standards for how agencies handle information. Join us for an inspiring session by The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) on their transition from an outdated Java system to the Thinkwise Platform. 

In this session Gerben de Wolf, Business Information Analyst at IND, will share key strategies employed by IND, providing valuable insights into their successful approach. Learn how they effectively guided their organization through the transformation, bringing everyone on board and selecting the right platform to achieve superior performance and adaptability.

11:15 - 11:45

Business Transformation with Data: Your Practical Action Plan - Room 6

11:15 - 11:45

How to give your incumbent function or business a powerful, data-driven transformation? Discover the ultimate key to success in this practical-oriented masterclass. Maria Zelkovskaya, a seasoned Business Transformation Executive, shares a pragmatic step-by-step roadmap and a meticulously engineered governance strategy. These insights are forged from her extensive experience in orchestrating digital and data transformations across both the Consumer Goods and consultancy domains.

Bringing over 15 years of expertise in Consumer Goods, Consulting, and SMB business advisory, Maria Zelkovskaya, the Insights & Analytics Transformation Director at Danone, is your trailblazer. Prepare to dive into actionable insights that are ready to make an impact, ready to be applied straight away.

12:00 - 12:30

Pushing Boundaries: Roadmap for Success - Altios room

12:00 - 12:30

The key to transformation lies in mastering the art of pushing boundaries. But do we have the courage to step beyond our comfort zones? During this session, you'll discover how leadership, resilience and continuous innovation synergize to lead companies to growth, results and success.

Richard van de Bospoort, a dedicated IT entrepreneur and founder of fizor., and Joost Engel, the managing director at fizor, will share their insights and experiences and challenge you to follow the path to growth together.

12:30 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:00

13:30 – 14:00

A living testament to overcoming obstacles, Olympic athlete Akwasi Frimpong will inspire you with his life story. In his keynote, he will retrace his remarkable journey from stateless refugee to becoming the first skeleton athlete from Ghana in Olympic history.

He will illustrate the choices and sacrifices he made to chase his dreams, paving the way for aspiring youngsters to follow in his footsteps to Olympic glory. With his remarkable professionalism, unwavering dedication, and indomitable drive, Akwasi will inspire us all to become the best versions of ourselves.

14:00 – 14:30

Revitalizing Retail with Omoda: A Journey of Innovation and Transformation - Hanos room

14:00 – 14:30

How do you strike a balance between personal touch, technology and long-term added value? Join us as Jan Baan, the CEO of Omoda, presents an inspiring session about his vision on retail and the bold steps taken during the brand’s transformation to full-fashion online retailer.

Since modernizing their systems played a pivotal role in this transformative journey, Martijn van der Maas, IT Manager at Omoda, will then guide you through their transition away from legacy AS/400 systems, embracing the Thinkwise Platform as key part of their IT strategy.

14:45 - 15:15

Visma Solidbricks Roadmap to AI - Altios room

14:45 - 15:15

The construction industry isn't renowned for spearheading digital transformation. However, construction software vendor Visma Solidbricks is closely following AI developments. Managing Director Wouter Boelaars will unveil their key to success with a practical roadmap: from understanding the essence of AI, exploring various AI tools and models to overcoming internal implementation obstacles. 

But that's not all! Prepare to be amazed by a demo of an AI application within a Visma application, built using the Thinkwise Platform. Discover how this innovation came to life and witness its real-world application in action.

16:10 – 16:45

As a highly accomplished and influential fintech leader, Leda has successfully navigated the challenging landscapes of incumbent banks and technology companies, driving transformation in often resistant and gritty cultures.

In her keynote, she will propose adopting a transformation mindset: a permanent set of ways of working that goes way beyond technology. Not change towards a specific end-stage but rather change to optimise for constant change.

11:15 – 11:45

11:15 – 11:45

Discover how the Thinkwise Platform acts as a dynamic engine for building and thorough testing of the Software Factory development environment itself. We’ll reveal how we take advantage of the platform’s extensive CI/CD capabilities and integrations to automate the build and test process.

In this session, Mark Jongeling, software engineer at Thinkwise, will showcase:
- How we build the next version of the Software Factory using the Software Factory itself
- How we drive innovation with the Software Factory and its components
- How we leverage the platform itself
- How we ensure the platform's quality

12:00 - 12:30

Thinkwise Platform Roadmap - Hanos room

12:00 - 12:30

Join this session where Thinkwise CTO Jasper Kloost provides an exclusive glimpse into the upcoming developments of the Thinkwise platform. Topics covered in this session: artificial intelligence, developer experience, sustainability and more.

How is Thinkwise leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to enhance productivity, streamline processes, and unlock new possibilities for businesses? Learn more about AI, sustainability en developer experience during this session.

14:45 - 15:15

How to Supercharge Legacy Software Modernization - Hanos room

14:45 - 15:15

The volume of legacy software in the world is growing significantly. This growth is expected to accelerate in the coming years, driven by an increasing number of developers and the rapid evolution of technologies. Rebuilding software from scratch can be quite expensive, and often, we aim to preserve the valuable functionality of legacy applications as it is.

But how can we efficiently modernize these legacy applications? What should we focus on? Is it possible for every application and technology? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How will AI impact software modernization? Victor Klaren, Chief Visionary Officer of Thinkwise, will guide you through the world of software modernization to address these questions. He will demonstrate the process step by step and provide practical examples of clients who have made their software future-proof.

11:15 - 11:45

Accelerate Your ESG Reporting Through AI-Powered Integration - Room 4/5

11:15 - 11:45

As organizations face increasing pressure to demonstrate their sustainable practices, reliable and efficient data collection, analysis, and reporting are paramount. This session, tailored especially for those who are new to the Thinkwise platform,  showcases how the Platform streamlines ESG data management through AI-powered integration, enabling rapid and comprehensive reporting. Learn how Thinkwise leverages cutting-edge technologies to integrate with your IT landscape and process vast amounts of ESG data, enabling organizations to swiftly respond to ESG surveys and questionnaires.

11:15 - 12:30

For Advanced Programs, our collaboration with Thinkwise is much more than just a business relationship; it's a strategic choice that has completely transformed our approach to application modernization.

During this gathering, we extend our invitation not only to our clients but also to other interested visitors of the Summit. We offer an informal setting where we can exchange experiences related to the Thinkwise Platform and share valuable insights, all with the aim of uncovering ways to maximize the platform's full potential.

This session is an opportunity to learn from the successes and lessons of others. Together, we strengthen our organizations and elevate them to new heights. 

12:00 - 12:30

12:00 - 12:30

Calling all Thinkwise customers and partners: If you're not yet certified or it's been more than 2 years since your last certification, it's time to take action.Certification is about to become a mandatory requirement for both our valued customers and partners, essential for effective platform utilization. Get ready for your journey by joining Arjan Sollie, Senior Platform Engineer at Thinkwise, who will navigate you through the certification process and provide expert insights to guarantee your success.

12:00 - 12:30

Drastically Accelerate Your Transformation with the Upcycle - Room 4/5

12:00 - 12:30

Deciding whether and how to replace legacy software is not an easy choice to make. The underlying technology can be outdated, but the application is usually functionally very complete. The Upcycler enables you to seamlessly migrate your existing legacy applications to the Thinkwise Platform.

In this demonstration, tailored especially for those who are new to the Thinkwise platform, we’ll show how you can use the Upcycler to quickly establish a solid foundation, propelling your transformation project into high gear. We’ll discuss the considerations for its use, the underlying technology, and the impact it can make on your enterprise architecture.

14:45 - 15:15

Ask Akwasi Anything

14:45 - 15:15

Are you ready to uncover your inner champion? Join our exclusive Q&A session with Akwasi Frimpong - the determined top athlete and Olympian in skeleton. Whether you want to know all about the thrilling world of skeleton racing or immerse yourself in training regimes and mental resilience, this session provides you with the opportunity to ask all your questions. 

Discover more about Akwasi's unwavering pursuit of excellence and boundless ambition for success, and be inspired to bring out the best in yourself.

14:45 - 15:15

More than Tech: Your First Thinkwise Application - Room 4/5

14:45 - 15:15

It takes more than tech to transform... That's the key message of the Summit, and it applies naturally to the shift to the Thinkwise platform too. In this session,  tailored especially for those who are new to the Thinkwise platform, we don't only demonstrate how the platform enables swift software development. We also highlight a vital factor - the essential people involved and other aspects that play a role in creating your very first Thinkwise application. This narrative takes shape and becomes tangible through the lens of an inspiring real-world case study.

14:45 - 15:15

Digital Transformation in Logistics, a roundtable conversation - Room 3

14:45 - 15:15

All day

Live hackathon

All day

In addition to the inspirational speakers and workshops, visitors will also be able to see the Thinkwise Platform in action during a live Hackathon. Expert teams from partners and customers will be challenged to design and develop a cutting-edge solution for sustainability issues. 

Throughout the day, attendees can expect regular updates on their progress and will be able to visit partners at their booths for more information on their approach and expertise.

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Building a never-legacy enterprise 

Our goal is to help businesses and public services stay ahead of the curve and transform their operations into a modern, efficient, and future-proof enterprise. Join us as we explore the possibilities and discover new ways to build solutions that will stand the test of time.

Previous editions of the Thinkwise Summit attracted an audience from various countries including Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom and more.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best and take your business to the next level!

Where & when:

Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 09:00 - 18:30 CEST (including drinks & bites)
Location: Theater & Congres Orpheus 
Churchillplein 1, 7314 BZ Apeldoorn
Admission: Free


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What you can expect:

Experience the excitement and energy of last year's event by watching the 2022 after-movie! Get an impression of the thought-provoking keynotes, various insightful expert sessions, and the hackathon that made last year's Summit an unforgettable experience.

Inspired by what you've seen? Whether you're a CIO, developer, or business professional, The Thinkwise Summit is an unmissable opportunity to stay at the forefront of industry trends and drive innovation within your organization! Sign up now!

Getting to the Thinkwise Summit: Parking, and Public Transport

Address: Churchillplein 1, 7314 BZ Apeldoorn



There is paid parking at the event. We recommend parking at either of the following spots.

  • Parking Orpheus (adjacent to the venue, 420 spots)
    Soerenseweg 10, Apeldoorn (7314 CD)
    € 7,00 per visit (12h), max € 10,00 (24h)
  • Q-Park Museum Centrum (5-minute walk, 700 spots)
    Roggestraat 133, Apeldoorn (7311 CC)
    € 3,00 per hour, max € 15,00 (24h)


Public transport:

To reach the venue by public transport, you can take the train to station Apeldoorn. From there, it is either a 15-20 minute walk to the venue. Or you could take the bus to either of these stops for a 5 - 10-minute walk:

  • Bus 204 to Zwolle: Stop at Apeldoorn, Oranjepark
  • Bus 102 to Amersfoort: Stop at Apeldoorn, Grote Kerk

Join us at the 2023 Thinkwise Summit!