In the past 20 years, technology has truly changed the world: the way we all live, the power that customers have or the way businesses operate. In a world of continuous change and ever shortening innovation cycles, it’s fair to say that building a successful company today is a challenge.
We all know there is no fixed algorithm for success. However, with this Smarter Selling event, we will bring the future of sales into the present so that you are better prepared for tomorrow. There is no doubt that data combined with a wide variety of technologies will continue to drive companies forward in the future.
However, we at KreaSalesCPM deeply believe that humans will always remain the real dominant centre of gravity in the success of a business. We are very much looking forward to inspiring you and to opening the door to a world of smart selling!
“The power of data" by Bert Paesbrugghe
Bert Paesbrugghe is currently a research associate in the area marketing & sales at Vlerick Business School where he conducts academic and applied research in the domain of sales management, purchasing, and sales force effectiveness.
Next to his affiliation with the Vlerick Sales Excellence Center, he practiced sales at Danone Waters and at Francorp Inc. Furthermore, he is currently finalizing his PhD in sales at Ghent University. Most recently he published his work in highly ranked journals, such as Industrial Marketing Management. In September 2017 Bert is joining the IÉSEG School of Management (Paris) as assistant professor in sales management.
“How artificial intelligence is reshaping sales” by Filip Muyllaert
Filip Muyllaert is a presentation coach and a sought-after professional keynote speaker who has addressed audiences from around the world, in all five continents. He is a 21st century idea explorer who is passionately curious for the non-obvious. Apart from motivational speeches, his highly rated presentations cross between topics like inspiring leadership, coping with change and unpredictability, the business use of artificial intelligence and communication.
Filip scans multiple horizons for actionable insights and he truly brings infectious energy to every group he addresses. He is a new breed of speaker who mixes many different perspectives into a transformative and impactful experience for his audience. FIlip captivates audiences by mixing a thought provoking and dynamic presentation style with solid business content. Delegates consistently rate the presentations of Filip as inspiring, surprising and refreshing.
“How we live tomorrow depends on what we do today” by Dirk Gaudeus
Dirk Gaudeus, innovation coach at living tomorrow, is responsible for the future trend sessions and innovation workshops. As responsible of the complete guide team he ensures the high quality of the tours throughout the demo platform. In addition, he is actively involved in the preparation and integration of new demos and he is also widely viewed as the "boss of the Living Tomorrow robots".
A small selection of his diverse background: during and after his training as an interpreter, he worked for several years in various departments of the newspaper group “De Standaard”, current “Corelio”. With that experience, he grew in a specialized direct marketing company. Afterwards he founded his own marketing company. In 1996 he took over a mailing firm and integrated the firm in his already existing business. Over 20 years he ran his own business, specifically aimed at fulfillment. After that adventure it was time to explore other horizons. Through an intermediate step in France he currently still runs an equestrian center in Bulgaria. Knowing that his specialization horse whispering is at a high level, it is not surprising that besides his work at Living Tomorrow he gives Equine Assisted Coaching, management courses with the help of horses.
He is in other words someone who is used to lift people out of their comfort zone and encourage them to think. Combined with a strong knowledge of computers and technology this is a person who can tell fascinating items on how our future will perhaps look like.