Keynote speakers


Bernard Duverneuil

Group CIO, Essilor

Bernard Duverneuil joined Essilor in February 2009 as Group CIO, and in this capacity member of the Executive Committee. He is responsible of Information Technology activities across the group, which cover the definition and implementation of the IT strategy, as well as the coordination of operational IT projects and activities.

Essilor is the world leader for corrective lenses, present in more than 100 countries, and reported consolidated revenue of of more than €6.7 billion in 2015.

Bernard Duverneuil is vice-president of Cigref, and CIO of the year in France in 2013.

Graduated from ”Ecole Polytechnique” and Telecom Paristech, Bernard Duverneuil has developed an expertise of 25 years in information systems. The first years of his career took place in services companies (GSI) and in management and strategy consulting firms (Coopers & Lybrand and AT Kearney). He then joined the Lagardere group where he spent 8 years as Group CIO with additional responsibility from 2006 to 2008 for the animation of Innovation Center, transverse process to boost the development of innovative media offerings related to digital technologies.

Kevin Slavin

Assistant  Professor at MIT Media Lab

As an entrepreneur, Kevin Slavin has successfully integrated digital media, game development, technology, and design. He is a pioneer in rethinking game design and development around new technologies (like GPS) and new platforms (like Facebook).
As an entrepreneur, Kevin Slavin has successfully integrated digital media, game development, technology, and design. He is a pioneer in rethinking game design and development around new technologies (like GPS) and new platforms (like Facebook).

In 2005 he co-founded Area/Code (acquired by Zynga in 2011), where he developed large-scale, real-world games using mobile, pervasive, and location-aware technologies. This included work for major companies, including Nokia, Nike, and Puma, and also for media giants, including MTV, A&E, the Discovery Channel, CBSl, and Disney. He co-founded AFK Labs in 2008, designing next-generation responsive environments, including one for what was then the largest and densest sensor mesh on the planet.

Slavin has taught at NYU’s ITP, the Cooper Union, and Fabrica, and has worked as a creative director and strategic planner in advertising agencies, including DDB and TBWA\Chiat\Day. He is currently working on producing a TV show for network broadcast. As an artist, his public, city-scale work has been exhibited in Frankfurt’s Museum fuer Moderne Kunst and the Design Museum of London. He has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Wired, and Fast Company. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union.

Philippe Dewost

EVP, Caisse des Dépôts

Philippe Dewost has a dual corporate & startup executive track in high tech and telecom. He joined Caisse des Dépôts in 2011, as EVP, to drive a 4.25 Bn€ public funding effort in France’s Digital Economy, as part of the «Investments for the Future» program launched by the Government in 2010. As Wanadoo co-founder, he helped build Europe’s #1 ISP, held senior marketing and business positions in european startups, relaunched Orange France Telecom’s home devices business successfully, and became CEO of Imsense, a Cambridge (UK) imaging startup that was acquired by Apple in 2010. Philippe also drove a “Digital Districts” Mission for the French Prime Minister in the first half of 2013 and is the GrandFather of La French Tech – Philippe graduated from ENS Ulm in Physics, holds a Master in Telecommunications and received his MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs.

Giuseppe Serrecchia

Head of Digital Enabler

Head of Digital Enabler, Enel
He recently joined Enel as Chief Digital Officer to run the Digital Enabler unit in the global ICT function, where he is responsible for digitalizing the organization, and driving the company change and transformation.
He coordinates the technological innovation implemented by the ICT functions to service company divisions and global functions.
Since 2011, before joining Enel, he worked in the media industry, as CTO of Condè Nast Italy where he led digital teams and ran international technology transformation programs.
Before joining Condé Nast, since 2000, he worked as CTO of the Internet company of Gruppo L’Espresso, the biggest newspaper media group in Italy, by leading the adoption of new technologies, developing and operating new online services and working across the convergence of digital and print processes. Before that, he worked in the telecommunication, aerospace and Internet industries, by running his own startup.
He holds an Electronic Engineering master degree and worked at the start of his career as researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Aloys Kregting

CIO, AkzoNobel

He was appointed at AkzoNobel on February 15th, 2016. Before joining AkzoNobel he was CIO of Royal DSM from 2008 and Royal Numico from 2004. Prior to Numico Aloys has been in several roles within Unilever in IT (amongst other in the Nordics), Merger-activities and Logistics. He also worked for KPN from 1992 to 1999 in diverse roles and functions.

Aloys is a Dutch national and graduated at the Technical University Delft (Electrical Engineering), Nyenrode University (Business Economics, Executive MBA) and Rochester University, NY (Executive MBA program, cum laude). He also enjoyed leadership programs at Wharton University, Pennsylvania.

Aloys received the CIO of the Year Award in 2007 and 2011, ICT executive of the year 2008 and is member of CIO Platform Nederland, member of the Research Board and since March 2016 Board Member of the European CIO Association. He is also member of the Supervisory Board of Ordina.

Freddy Van den Wyngaert

CIO Agfa-Gevaert, Chairman of the board, European CIO Association

Freddy Van den Wyngaert is Vice President, Chief Information Officer with responsibility for Global Shared Services at Agfa ICS. Before joining Agfa in 2000, Freddy spent 22 years in various managerial positions in business (Knowledge Management, Process re-engineering, Business Analyst) and IT (Infrastructure, Applications) at ExxonMobil Chemical in Belgium, France, Europe headquarters and U.S.A headquarters. He is currently the president of the board of the European CIO Association. Freddy is also board member of ADM, the business-IT network in Belgium and member of the CIO Forum Belgian Business.

Portrait Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè

Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè

Bocconi School of Management

Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè teaches Strategic Management at the School of Management of Bocconi University (Milan). He also taught at the “Medien MBA”- Steinbeis University (Berlin), and in executive programs at Columbia Business School (New York) and with Stern School of Business (New York).

He has been member of the Steering Committee E-business Policies of European Commission, and serves in many editorial boards of management journals, such as Harvard Business Review Italy, and collaborates as columnist and commentator for financial newspapers and televisions such as CNBC Europe and Bloomberg Television. He also serves as independent director in the board of listed companies and strategy adviser for leading international companies, focusing on innovation, information technology, media and telecommunications