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Wednesday, August 24
 

10:00

Setting the stage for innovation
Innovation is a term that has been overused and abused in the past years. If you Google the meaning of the word you get approximately 249 million hits. All companies talk about innovation but very few have a concrete way of working with it. At Spotify we believe that innovation can come from anywhere and anyone in the company. It is not reserved to a specific R&D department, everyone is responsible for contributing. In this session I will talk about how we create the culture, strategies, tools and processes to make that possible. 

Speakers
avatar for Sofie Lindblom

Sofie Lindblom

Global Project Manager Innovation, Spotify
Sofie got a M.Sc in Engineering and Media Technology from Linköping University, Sweden. She currently works as global project manager for innovation at Spotify. Sofie has a big passion for diversity and the startup ecosytem, this has lead her to board positions in both Womengin... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Auditorium

10:00

How we use gamification in service design
In this session we will share our vision on the use of gamification in service design processes. Serious play is an effective way of engaging people for change and designing in complex structures. We have done extensive research on the topic and will share our insights in an interactive session. During this session we'll also demo a card game we developed for doing valuable service design exercises during workshops. This is of special great use to us in our governmental assignments - because of the high complexity and magnitude of stakeholders that work in these organisations.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Van De Maele

Dave Van De Maele

Founder, Knight Moves
With a background in product management and operations Dave knows how to get things done with people. He is passionate about team performance & improving customer service. In 2015 he founded Knight Moves, a service design studio helping organisations engage teams to deliver experiences... Read More →
avatar for Stina Vanhoof

Stina Vanhoof

Service Designer, Knight Moves


Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Workshop 1

10:00

Dare to let go...
Self-Organizing teams are more and more common. Managers are delegating tasks to their teams, teams getting more responsibilities. How do you delegate tasks to a team? It is just a matter of all or nothing? Do you to use a model like situational leadership. However, the model is focussed on individuals. Do you apply the RACI model? However, this model is focucssed on tasks. You have to describe every task.

There is an tool that combines the best of all worlds. A tool that is flexible and can be applied in many different situations. The Seven Levels of Delegation, as definied Management 3.0. When you combine the Seven Levels of Delegation with Kanban boards, you get the Delegation Boards.

In this workshop we will discuss the different delegation approaches. We will dive into the Seven Levels of Delegation and the Delegation Boards.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph van Roosmalen

Ralph van Roosmalen

Ralph believes people make all the difference in every project. The skills of people, how they work together and how they feel. Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Management 3.0, these are just tools or frameworks that exist to help people. | | He has been working in IT since 1997... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Workshop 2

10:30

How I learned to love management
During the past couple of months, you‘ve probably heard several stories of companies getting rid of managers and why this is awesome. In this talk you will hear the opposite story: How we introduced several layers of Management at Jimdo and why I am excited about it. I will share real-life experiences what made us introduce more management, how we did it, what we‘ve learned along the way and what problems it solved for us. 

This will be a 18-minutes experience talk, followed by an open slots where we open the discussion to everyone who‘s interested.

Speakers
avatar for Arne Roock

Arne Roock

Dr. Rock, Jimdo
Arne Roock (aka Dr. Rock) works at Jimdo in Germany – a company that provides a really easy-to-use construction kit for websites. Arne has a great deal of experience with Lean and Kanban in different contexts like start-ups, medium sized companies and international corporations... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
Auditorium

11:00

Be a Proud Explorer

I'm calling out the elephant in the room: being a 'creative' is just not experienced as professional behaviour. That's a century or two of cultural conditioning for you :(. Darn! I want to proudly self-identify as an Explorer! We all should!

 Why? Because creative problem solving is the only job of the future. So I'm talking about you too! Let's take pride in bringing our creativity to the table.

(This short talk is followed up by a workshop (challenge) on the same topic at 14:30, Stage 2.)


Speakers
avatar for Wim Heemskerk

Wim Heemskerk

Beyond Agile / Agilist, Craftsman, Wave Maker
Wim Heemskerk helps development & management teams to be agile in their practices. He is an agilist, a software craftsman, a wave maker. As a hands-on change agent, he stimulates the alignment of process, technology and organisation. Wim works to create lasting change, the kind people... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
Auditorium

12:00

Biology as a tool for change

DIYbio is a worldwide movement of bioscientists democratising biosciences. Biotechnology and biosciences have undergone a technological revolution. Once reserved for the powerful and rich few, they have now become affordable and easy to practise independently in a DIY fashion. ReaGent is one of those Do-It-Yourself bio labs that emerged in Ghent, Belgium. We put the power of working with living matter, micro-organisms and DNA in the hands of everyone, by sharing infrastructure and knowledge together with a growing community.

Transhumanism is related to the story of DIYbio. The goal of transhumanism is to enhance human intellectual, physical and psychological capacities, to earn the label of a posthuman being. The two meet where people with no means want to experiment on the human body, usually their own, with the aim of improving themselves using technology. A DIYbio lab provides the infrastructure required for such self-determination.


Speakers
avatar for Winnie Poncelet

Winnie Poncelet

Co-founder, ReaGent
Winnie is co-founder of ReaGent, a non-profit Do-It-Yourself bio lab in Ghent that makes biosciences more accessible. This biological lab serves as a place for learning, prototyping and experimenting for beginners and experts alike. Besides providing infrastructure, ReaGent advances... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:00 - 12:20
Auditorium

12:00

Accelerated Learning: How Agile Can Help You?
Have you ever thought about applying your Agile knowledge to learn something you want?
Want to learn how to play an instrument? Want to learn a new language? Want to know how to juggle balls? 
Whatever is the new skill you are willing to learn, believe me: Agile can help you with it.

In our life, we often face the need of learning something new. Sometimes it's for the job. Sometimes to impress the person we love. Sometimes it's for fun or a new hobby...
Whatever is the reason, we know that this knowledge/skill cannot be downloaded straight into your brain (yet) like in a nice movie where people can fly and dodge bullets. We know that learning something completely new can be very challenging. We still need to read books, to study, to attend to classes, to do researches, to follow lessons, to practice and of course: be patient, because sometimes the learning curve can be very slow...

In order to accelerate this learning process, many techniques and tricks have been created along the years. And as I'm one of these people who are always trying to learn something new and excited to see results as fast as possible, I'm always looking for these tricks and methods to support me in the learning process. And in this pursuit for ways to learn faster and faster my attention was caught, in special, by one of these methods. 

It's not a complicated method, full of techniques and tricks. In fact, it's basically 5 simple steps. And I'll share this technique with the audience, who and how it was created.
Then you ask me: "Ok, nice. But why are you proposing this talk for an Agile event?". Exactly for the reason why this method caught my attention: it's incredibly similar to Agile values and principles! 
Thus, if you know what Agile is about, you are half way to use it in your favor to learn anything you want very fast.

Speakers
avatar for Artur Margonari

Artur Margonari

Agile Transformation Agent, Wemanity
Artur Margonari is passionate about Agile. He currently works as Agile Transformation Agent at Wemanity Belgium and has more than 3 years experience in practicing and helping companies to be more Agile, to form amazing teams and to deliver great products.Some of the certifications... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:00 - 12:45
Cinema

12:00

How to make Design Thinking work in large organisations? Workshop on a cognitive user case
Speakers
avatar for Isabelle Garcia van Gool

Isabelle Garcia van Gool

Brand Manager, IBM Benelux
Isabelle is the brand manager for IBM Benelux and has been working at the company for 4 years. With a background in Strategic Product Design (Delft University of Technology), she started her career as a consultant for IBM Interactive, IBM's digital agency. Passionate about customer... Read More →
avatar for Petra Hoeksema

Petra Hoeksema

Design Thinking leader, IBM Benelux
Experienced customer experience, interaction and user interface, designer. Certified IBM Design Thinking leader, enabling IBM and their customers applying the IBM Design Thinking framework to their projects and engagements. In the more then 20 years working at IBM, always looking... Read More →
avatar for Stephane Massonet

Stephane Massonet

IT / Innovation Architect, IBM Benelux
Stéphane Massonet is IT Architect at IBM Belgium and Innovation Architect at IS4F (an IBM Company). Stéphane has been working as an IT Architect for large financial organization across the Benelux, helping them develop their innovation agenda and define their digitalization... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop 1

12:00

The Project Canvas
In this hands on session you will discover Bedenk's Project Canvas. 
This tool has been especially developed to transform new concepts into projects together with your team.

It's a very powerful and visual tool that helps you to prepare your projects step by step. Because the whole proces is done in dialogue with your team, it helps to create support and commitment. 

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Daelman

Pieter Daelman

Managing Partner, BEDENK
Business creativity expert/ Facilitator/ 'Defuzzing' the fuzzy front end of innovation and change |


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop 2

12:20

Biohacking Documentary: We need an upgrade

Enhancing the human body with technology, adding new functions and senses, becoming a cyborg. These things seem to come straight out of a science fiction movie, but they are already happening in real life right now.

In the documentary ‘Biohacking: we need een upgrade’, we follow a group of biohackers. These people who are working in basements and piercing shops to implant self-designed technological implants. They think that humans are imperfect and limited. Technology evolves so much faster than humans do, so why wouldn’t you merge them to help speeding up evolution?

Speakers
avatar for Floor Brock

Floor Brock

Journalist, Documentary Maker
Floor Brock is a young television journalists with a passion for documentary making.
avatar for Laura Okkersen

Laura Okkersen

Journalist, Documentary Maker
Laura Okkersen is a young television journalists with a passion for documentary making.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:20 - 12:50
Auditorium

12:45

BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database
This talk describes BigchainDB. BigchainDB fills a gap in the decentralization ecosystem: a decentralized database, at scale. It can handle more than one million writes per second, store petabytes of data, and has sub-second latency. It has a proper querying system, and rich permissioning. It supports public and private deployments. It is complementary to decentralized processing technologies like Ethereum, and decentralized file systems like IPFS. 

Speakers
avatar for Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy

Co-founder / CTO, BigchainDB
Trent McConaghy is co-creator of the BigchainDB scalable blockchain database, its public network IPDB, and ascribe.io for intellectual property on blockchains. Previously, he co-founded Solido Design Automation, which uses large-scale machine learning to help drive Moore's Law. Trent has written two critically-acclaimed books on machine learning and circuits, in addition to 50 papers+patents... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:45 - 13:30
Cinema

12:50

Biohacking Impact. On Life and Society.
Peter Joosten is a biohacker. He likes to try out all sorts of things to test himself. In his lecture he tells about all the lessons learned from his personal experiments and research. What did he do? What did he not do (and why)? 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Joosten

Peter Joosten

Owner, ProjectLeven.nl
Peter Joosten is owner of the blog ProjectLeven and a human guinea pig. He has his own blended coffee bar, a podcast (Project Leven Show) and he organizes the Super Lifestyle Summit and the Biohacking Meetups by Permanent Beta.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 12:50 - 13:30
Auditorium

13:00

Food Market
Wednesday August 24, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
The Park

14:30

Generative Design: Being of benefit to life

Redesigning organizations is out of focus on this stage !  Asking corporations to change the frame of profit maximization is like asking a bear to change its DNA and become a swan. To really unleash human potential, to create not for profit but for the benefit of life, to thrive as communities, to we need pioneers:  a new breed of entrepreneurs, who create radically new types of organizations. This takes far more than incremental changes within the existing framework of an extractive economic model, and more than just starting over with fresh ideas and good ideals.  Take out every player on a football team, and put in all new players : it's still football !

The question we ask is : what are the patterns that allow sustainable self-organization around serving the needs of life ? 

We set out to draw a 30000 ft map, to offer an inspiring and enlightening compass for seekers, innovators and world changers who want to co-create their own organization around a Living Purpose.

Expect to learn about Ownership Design, Organizational Design, Governance, Communities and Commons, New Business Models, Technology, Leadership - and the links between all these and the (Living) System Purpose, which reveals itself over time as a series of events. Expect to be shaken out of your comfort zone !


Speakers
avatar for Anne Billen

Anne Billen

CoP Collaborative Economy, Core-member 2BeLinked
Anne’s passion is to read, think, write and speak about radically different ways of “doing business” – in a regenerative way. For the benefit of life, not for the wealth and power of the 1 %. | | A long career in the corporate financial world and a journey of personal development... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Larik

Ingrid Larik

CoP Collaborative Economy, Founder 2BeLinked
Ingrid’s heart beats for everything to do with Organizational Design and enhancing Collaboration in all sorts of ways : be it within the organization - between people and/or teams – as between organizations who work together in alliances, partnerships or wants to create real... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Auditorium

14:30

Guerilla Leadership. Hit and Trust to Change Your World.
In this talk we challenge you to explore how guerilla leadership can change your organization into a truly responsive one. Guerilla leadership goes beyond shared leadership. Discover the power of hit-and-run actions to break existing patterns, surprisingly changing the rules of the game. Destabilise current situations by unexpected actions and reactions, use of clandestine management, a positive anarchy, a gentle disorder, a sweet disturbance .

Come and rediscover your inner guerillero and the natural ease to invent and execute rebellious acts.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Boelaert

Lisa Boelaert

Founding Partner, True Colours
True Colours, a consulting organisation specialized in individual and team coaching, leadership development, organizational change projects and the implementation of HR processes. About 70% of our clients are Academic and/or Research Institutes. We deliberately choose to work also... Read More →
avatar for Herwig Deconinck

Herwig Deconinck

Founding Partner, True Colours
True Colours, a consulting organisation specialized in individual and team coaching, leadership development, organizational change projects and the implementation of HR processes. About 70% of our clients are Academic and/or Research Institutes. We deliberately choose to work also... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 14:30 - 15:30
Workshop 1

14:30

Opening the dialogue on exploration

Creativity, exploration. Why are these aspects of our work all but taboo? Let’s open the dialogue. Why do they make us or our managers feel uneasy? Why does this matter? How can we become more at ease as explorers of our 21st century?

 (This open challenge is a follow up on my short talk 10:30 at Stage 1. I am an explorer. I believe we should all be able to proudly put this on our resume. I’ll explain this in my short talk. Here, we have up to 90 minutes to explore further.)


Speakers
avatar for Wim Heemskerk

Wim Heemskerk

Beyond Agile / Agilist, Craftsman, Wave Maker
Wim Heemskerk helps development & management teams to be agile in their practices. He is an agilist, a software craftsman, a wave maker. As a hands-on change agent, he stimulates the alignment of process, technology and organisation. Wim works to create lasting change, the kind people... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Cinema

14:30

IoT Ideation
During this hands-on session, participants will be introduced to a new version of the Studio Dott IoT ideation tools. These tools introduce the basics of systems thinking and allow people from a wide variety of backgrounds to conceptualise internet connected products.

The focus of this session is to critically reflect on the relevancy of connected products in the first place. This workshop will introduce a custom built, design driven, ideation process tailored to Internet-of-Things concept generation.

Speakers
avatar for Dries De Roeck

Dries De Roeck

Design Researcher, Studio Dott
Graduated as Master in Product Development, Dries De Roeck currently leads all things research at Studio Dott. The central topic of his research is to understand how technology can be used as design material for the creation of meaningful products for people. |


Wednesday August 24, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Workshop 2

14:30

Mindfulness speeddating
Speakers
avatar for Anneke Vandenbossche

Anneke Vandenbossche

Mindfulness Coach, Orka Coaching


Wednesday August 24, 2016 14:30 - 18:00
The Park

15:15

An introduction to Bitcoin and the blockchain: Why do they exist, how do they work and what can we do with them?
Speakers
avatar for Sam Wouters

Sam Wouters

Duval Union Consulting
At Duval Union Consulting, Sam helps companies with their growth, business strategy and digital transformation. Sam got into Bitcoin and the blockchain in 2013 and has been learning about them every day since. As a speaker he wants to share his knowledge and make these complex topics... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:00
Auditorium

15:30

Introduction to mushroom materials (Part 1)
Most of the materials our world is made of are not recyclable or biodegradable. This inevitably leads to an ever-growing pile of waste. For developing new and sustainable building materials, mushrooms offer great possibilities. Using agricultural or urban waste and the roots (mycelium) of mushrooms, we can now grow biological materials that rival current common building materials.

With biology becoming more and more accessible thanks to initiatives such as DIYbio or biohacking, anyone can experiment with the growing process at home or in shared biolabs.

This workshop will give you an introduction on how to grow your own objects with mushroom materials.

Speakers
avatar for Kristel Peters

Kristel Peters

Shoe Designer / Researcher, Cojak Shoes
Kristel Peters is shoe designer with more then 15 yearsexperience in the international Fashion Industry. (fe. Dries VanNoten and Bottega Veneta).Currently, she is connected as artistic researcher to KASK /School of Arts of HoGent where she is working on theproject ‘Rethinking High... Read More →
avatar for Winnie Poncelet

Winnie Poncelet

Co-founder, ReaGent
Winnie is co-founder of ReaGent, a non-profit Do-It-Yourself bio lab in Ghent that makes biosciences more accessible. This biological lab serves as a place for learning, prototyping and experimenting for beginners and experts alike. Besides providing infrastructure, ReaGent advances... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Workshop 1

16:30

Pulling in the same direction with autonomous teams
An experience report on how one 200 person product company tries to create alignment on strategy while leaving execution to autonomous teams. Attendees will learn how we tie together company strategy, team-driven OKRs, incremental UX & design and iterative development to try to achieve this. This includes
- keeping the strategy front and center
- letting teams own their OKRs while ensuring they pay into the strategy
- focussing UX and design on the team OKRs
- directing our development efforts to maximise the results

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Kueblboeck

Manuel Kueblboeck

Agile Coach, Stylight
Agile and Lean partisan, developer, coach, web fanboy, rock climber, coffee snob


Wednesday August 24, 2016 16:30 - 16:50
Cinema

16:30

Art Provenance: The Physical Past and Digital Future
Speakers
avatar for Masha McConaghy

Masha McConaghy

Curator / Researcher / Art Advisor, BigchainDB
Masha McConaghy is an art curator and researcher. She has extensive experience in organizing exhibitions and interned with the lead curator at the Louvre, Paris. She has worked in artist-run centers and has been an Associate Director of a commercial art gallery in Canada. Masha has... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
Auditorium

16:30

Introduction to mushroom materials (Part 2)
Most of the materials our world is made of are not recyclable or biodegradable. This inevitably leads to an ever-growing pile of waste. For developing new and sustainable building materials, mushrooms offer great possibilities. Using agricultural or urban waste and the roots (mycelium) of mushrooms, we can now grow biological materials that rival current common building materials.

With biology becoming more and more accessible thanks to initiatives such as DIYbio or biohacking, anyone can experiment with the growing process at home or in shared biolabs.

This workshop will give you an introduction on how to grow your own objects with mushroom materials.

Speakers
avatar for Kristel Peters

Kristel Peters

Shoe Designer / Researcher, Cojak Shoes
Kristel Peters is shoe designer with more then 15 yearsexperience in the international Fashion Industry. (fe. Dries VanNoten and Bottega Veneta).Currently, she is connected as artistic researcher to KASK /School of Arts of HoGent where she is working on theproject ‘Rethinking High... Read More →
avatar for Winnie Poncelet

Winnie Poncelet

Co-founder, ReaGent
Winnie is co-founder of ReaGent, a non-profit Do-It-Yourself bio lab in Ghent that makes biosciences more accessible. This biological lab serves as a place for learning, prototyping and experimenting for beginners and experts alike. Besides providing infrastructure, ReaGent advances... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop 1

16:30

Ownership design – Building fair eco-systems
Speakers
avatar for Anne Billen

Anne Billen

CoP Collaborative Economy, Core-member 2BeLinked
Anne’s passion is to read, think, write and speak about radically different ways of “doing business” – in a regenerative way. For the benefit of life, not for the wealth and power of the 1 %. | | A long career in the corporate financial world and a journey of personal development... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Larik

Ingrid Larik

CoP Collaborative Economy, Founder 2BeLinked
Ingrid’s heart beats for everything to do with Organizational Design and enhancing Collaboration in all sorts of ways : be it within the organization - between people and/or teams – as between organizations who work together in alliances, partnerships or wants to create real... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop 2

17:00

Introduction to VR and perspectives
Speakers
avatar for Juan Bossicard

Juan Bossicard

Advisor, Impulse.brussels
Juan Bossicard, an Alumni of AIESEC, a traveler, a VR Enthusiast and a happy father, started his career at Microsoft Europe, working on Corporate Responsibility and Startups. After leaving Microsoft, Juan became a consultant on Community, PR and Government Affairs. Today, Juan works... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 17:00 - 17:30
Auditorium

17:30

Virtual Reality beyond gaming
Speakers
avatar for Tanguy De Keyzer

Tanguy De Keyzer

Managing Partner, Virtual Reality Belgium
I am a Virtual Reality enabler / Speaker. I help companies to connect with their brands in a VR experience that meets their purposes. Whether it's for educational purposes, brand engagement & activation, gaming, healthcare etc. I'm also owner of one of the biggest a international... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 17:30 - 18:00
Auditorium

20:00

OpenVRT Talks (Community Night)
Community Night talks  hosted by OpenVRT

Talks:
  • Ernst-Jan Pfauth (De Correspondent)
  • Sjoerd Raaijmakers (VICE)
  • Amélie Rombauts (Trendwolves) 
  • Jonatan de Boer (Onlane) 

More details about the sessions can be found here

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FREE but you need to register a Community Night ticket
http://darefest.be/tickets 

Moderators
avatar for Camille Pollie

Camille Pollie

Community Manager, OpenVRT
Camille Pollie is community manager at OpenVRT, a community of young creative media makers. She organises and grows the local community.

Wednesday August 24, 2016 20:00 - 22:30
Workshop 1

20:00

Lean Coffee (Community Night)
Community Night hosted by Lean Coffee Belgium & Agile Belgium Meetup

Thinking together about Lean/Agile and more!

As Agile Belgium Meetup and Belgian Lean Coffee Meetups aim at bringing peers together to share and learn, this Community Night session offers again this opportunity!

Bring your process problems and change management questions, or real-world head-scratchers. We discuss from our experience as software developers, project managers, experience designers, and entrepreneurs. At the table will be folks with experience in large and small organizations, who have delivered software and hardware projects for consumers, B2B, and the enterprise. 

Related Meetups
http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Belgium/events/233252856/
https://www.meetup.com/Antwerp-lean-coffee/events/233253195/

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FREE but you need to register a Community Night tickets
http://darefest.be/tickets

Moderators
avatar for Wim Bollen

Wim Bollen

Coach / Mentor, Ductu
As coach and mentor I turn my hands-on experience and hunger to learn and understand into a journey to adopt pragmatic leadership in organizations. | | Working in and leading from startups throughout my entire career combined with a advisory career in corporate and mid-size organization... Read More →
avatar for Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

Consultant
Frederik works as facilitator to make organisations create a happy workplace for their employees. Happy employees build better products!Frederik helps teams to become more self-organised, to embrace agile collaboration, and to think lean.

Wednesday August 24, 2016 20:00 - 22:30
Workshop 2

20:00

Thingscon Satellite (Community Night)
Community Nights talks by Thingscon Satellite
FREE but you need to register a Community Night tickets
http://darefest.be/tickets 

20h00 : Thingscon Satellite introduction by Dries De Roeck
20h15 : Talk 1 : Question the Obvious (Rob Van Kranenburg, Tom Collins & Dries De Roeck)
20h45 : Talk 2 : Rob Heyman - Privacy in an IoT context
21h15 : Wrap up
21h30 : Drinks!

What can privacy mean in an IoT context?
Is it the same privacy when we discuss changes on Facebook or refer to drones? In this talk, Rob Heyman will define key concepts of privacy; awareness and control. These are important if we want to invest in a future with more IoT applications, but as we will see during the presentation, the nature of IoT is completely different from how we talk about privacy now.

Rob Heyman has studied 6 years at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and got a masters degree in both philosophy and communication sciences in 2010. He obtained a PhD in communication sciences in 2016.  This research was part of the EMSOC project (User Empowerment in a Social Media Culture). It critically investigated the evolution of Facebook as an actor-network.Now Rob works as a researcher at iMinds-SMIT investigating privacy in social media, online advertising and City of Things. He also teaches at the VUB and ULB.


FREE but you need to register a Community Night tickets
http://darefest.be/tickets 

Speakers

Wednesday August 24, 2016 20:00 - 22:30
Auditorium

20:00

Virtual Reality Demos (Community Night)
Community Night demos hosted by Virtual Reality Belgium

Demos:
- Paradise (Marijn Goosens / Soulmade)
- Izal ­El Baile 360° (Kevin Hauzeur / Poolpio)
- Cannon Moles (Raphael Villegas / Curious Craft)
- Demo 4: More soon
- Demo 5: More soon

Demo: Paradise
Paradise is the first Virtual Reality movie in Belgium. A horror movie viewed through the eyes of the main character Guust, enabling the viewer to become part of the story. The story goes that Guus' brother left them a year ago to join a mysterious cult Antropus. From that moment on nobody ever heard of him again. Guus decides to go undercover and track down his brother. What looks like a normal and friendly cult turns bad very quickly when he tries to bring his brother home. Preview

Demo: Izal ­El Baile 360°
El Baile 360° is a VR experience that transports you during the last song of Izal
concert in the Arena of Murcia in Spain. You will be with the band on stage or into the public
which is completely crazy about this song. This show has been recorded with three set of cameras, two 360° heads and an old one flat to make some close up that we added in CGI. Preview

Demo: Cannon Moles
You’re no longer alone in Virtual Reality! Cannon Moles is a fun and social experience, built around one VR player and allowing up to 4 smartphone players to join the game. Preview

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Meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/Virtual-Reality-in-Belgium/ 

FREE but you need to register a Community Night ticket
http://darefest.be/tickets 

Moderators
avatar for Juan Bossicard

Juan Bossicard

Advisor, Impulse.brussels
Juan Bossicard, an Alumni of AIESEC, a traveler, a VR Enthusiast and a happy father, started his career at Microsoft Europe, working on Corporate Responsibility and Startups. After leaving Microsoft, Juan became a consultant on Community, PR and Government Affairs. Today, Juan works... Read More →

Wednesday August 24, 2016 20:00 - 22:30
Cinema

22:00

Community Night: Cocktails, Mocktails & Gin
Wednesday August 24, 2016 22:00 - Thursday August 25, 2016 00:00
The Park
 
Thursday, August 25
 

09:30

Virtual Reality Workshop by OpenVRT (Invite only)
Closed Virtual Reality Workshop by OpenVRT
You can only apply via OpenVRT selection procedure (Closed)
For further info please contact camille.pollie@vrt.be

Coaches:
  • Fredo De Smet (VRT Sandbox)
  • Wouter Van Hauwermeiren (POW 3D Design)
  • Leen Segers (EEYOU)
  • Wim Forceville
  • Gregg Young (VRT) 

Thursday August 25, 2016 09:30 - 18:00
Workshop 2

10:00

The next-gen design process
During this talk, the fundamental differences between the design processes of yesterday and tomorrow will be highlighted. Based on an analysis of 15 emerging 'next generation' products, the building blocks of what a design process can be in the future will be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Dries De Roeck

Dries De Roeck

Design Researcher, Studio Dott
Graduated as Master in Product Development, Dries De Roeck currently leads all things research at Studio Dott. The central topic of his research is to understand how technology can be used as design material for the creation of meaningful products for people. |


Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00 - 10:25
Auditorium

10:00

Virtual Reality: Storytelling
Speakers

Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00 - 10:35
Cinema

10:00

Happiness for teams
We will explore a number of serious games and practices to better engage people at work. How to motivate your teams? How to measure happiness? How to empower team members? Happy employees are more productive employees! You will leave this workshop with a number of concrete tools to use time at work. Grow yourself as a leader. Are you ready to experiment with leadership best practices?

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Dehaes

Dieter Dehaes

Agile Coach
Agile coach, change agent, mountain walker
avatar for Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

Consultant
Frederik works as facilitator to make organisations create a happy workplace for their employees. Happy employees build better products!Frederik helps teams to become more self-organised, to embrace agile collaboration, and to think lean.


Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Workshop 1

10:25

Hidden Design, Context = King
Speakers
avatar for Jan Belon

Jan Belon

Co-founder, Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken
Jan Belon (1987) is mede-oprichter van ontwerpbureau Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken. Dit Rotterdamse ontwerpbureau heeft een sterke kernploeg van industrieel ontwerpers. De gedreven teamleden hebben de know-how en ervaring om visies en ideeën met een flinke portie actie om te zetten... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 10:25 - 10:50
Auditorium

10:35

Virtual Reality: Where's the money?
Speakers

Thursday August 25, 2016 10:35 - 11:10
Cinema

10:50

Branding in a digital era
Don't get turned off by the term branding. As Stefan Jenart from Wijs shares Wijs's refreshing take on the impact of digital on branding (and identities). Spoiler: Digital first branding is different. We like to show you how, by talking about the joined efforts of webdesign (!), brandstrategy and online communication. 

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Jenart

Stefan Jenart

Digital Strategist, Wijs
Stefan is a digital strategist with a background in traditional advertising. A creative brain that understands the more technical implications involved. He understands the broader implications of any given strategy. And is therefore constantly looking for the perfect balance between... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 10:50 - 11:30
Auditorium

11:45

Adaptive Interactions in the Internet of Touch
A wealth of interconnected devices is penetrating our daily lives at an increasing rate. While many of these devices communicate with us through visual and auditory information, a new wave of second skin connected devices, like smart watches, unlocks a new interaction paradigm: touch.

Our sense of touch is a complex sense capable of detailed information processing, for example, the various vibration notifications received through wearables. However, touch can also be a rich source of affect, and emotional experiences. Some of the most emotion-laden experiences in our lives involve touch: the soothing feeling of a warm bath, the desirable feel of an exquisite dress, a relaxing massage, or a hug from a loved one.

Tapping into the affective aspects of our sense of touch could provide a whole new way for interacting with technology. Exactly how this should be achieved is still an open question. The social nature of touch offers one possibility: can we somehow emulate the intense feeling of a human touch through technology? And if so, how should such a touch feel, and how should it make us feel?

Speakers
avatar for Aduen Darriba

Aduen Darriba

Interactive Media Artist / Researcher
Aduen Darriba is an interactive media artist and researcher in wearable technology. His research is focussed on body-worn haptic interfaces combined with touch sensitive garments. As an artist, his work is a mixture of performance and interactive installations. Known works are... Read More →
avatar for Gijs Huisman

Gijs Huisman

PhD candidate, Human Media Interaction / University of Twente
Gijs Huisman is a PhD candidate at the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente. In his work he focusses on the use of haptic technology for social communication. He will share his insights from research on how touch perception works and how touch can be mediated... Read More →
avatar for Iskander Smit

Iskander Smit

Innovation Director Labs, Info.nl
Iskander Smit is working at agency Info.nl in Amsterdam, that designs and develops digital services. Iskander is responsible for research and development and leading labs.info.nl. This R&D department dedicated to new developments, and emerging connected technologies. Labs conducts research and experiments on the internet that enters our daily life and how we interact beyond the screen. Among others, Labs is partner in a research project together with the U... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 11:45 - 13:45
Workshop 1

12:00

Fashion as a Perceptual Extension
The prominence of small and affordable computing technology, sensors and communication radios is allowing for seamless embedding of technology within fashion. This opens the door for what we wear to allow us to connect with our environment and our bodies in new ways, and ultimately perceive and understand them better. I want to talk about the consequences and possibilities of altered perception and sensual extension on our view of the world based on my project "Reverb Hoodie", a device creating an immersive sound sphere based on wifi activity, electromagnetic fields and ones own pulse. 

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Rattay

Sonja Rattay

Co-Founder/ Interaction Designer, Block Zero
Sonja is a Berlin-born multi disciplinary designer, currently based in Malmö, where she co-founded the product development studio Block Zero. Her work as a designer focuses on embodied interaction and physical interfaces, as well as the borders of the human body. She has presented... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:00 - 12:25
Cinema

12:00

Blockchain from a technical but especially also from a business view, what is it and how will it change our world, with some real examples
Blockchain can help radically improve industries, beginning with banking and insurance. However the opportunities for blockchain go far beyond this. We predict that this technology will be used to create smart(er), more efficient systems for supply chains, Internet of Things networks, gaming, multi-media rights management, car rental, Government proof of identity (or license) creation and insurance record management.  

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Teijken

Ronald Teijken

Internet of Things Evangelist & Cross Industry Sales Specialist Europa IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM Benelux
Ronald Teijken is Internet of Things Evangelist & Cross Industry Sales Specialist Europa IBM Cognitive Solutions. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in manufacturing, retail and IT with a strong focus on Supply Chain Management.  | | Ronald currently has a role... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:00 - 12:45
Auditorium

12:25

Cognitive Dress by IBM
At the 2016 Met Gala on May 2nd, IBM and Marchesa unveiled a dress unlike any that haspreceded it; a collaboration with cognitive woven into every step of the creative process–from concept, to R&D, from design and alteration to the finished product. The data-drivendress illustrates the changing relationship between man and machine and shows howcognitive systems can augment human creativity by unlocking new levels of artistic visionthat have remained untapped to date. Today, cognitive systems like Watson are givingartists, designers and creative minds the tools to make sense of the world inground-breaking ways, opening up new avenues for humans to approach creative thinking.

Innovation is as key to fashion as is the buzz created by fashion influencers and fans. Fashion designers have only been able to drawinspiration from about 20% of the world’s data and information. That’s because most of the world’s data and information is unstructuredand hidden from computing systems of the past. News articles, research reports and social media posts are all unstructured data. To createa dress for the Met Gala, Marchesa wanted to uncover design inspiration from this untapped source of information.

Marchesa partnered with IBM Watson, a cognitive computing system that can understand, reason, and learn from the 80% of data andinformation that is unstructured to enhance their creativity and innovative designs. Watson made sense of three kinds of data; about fabric,color, fan voices to support the creation of a dress that would not otherwise have been possible.

The cognitive creation relied on a mix of Watson APIs, cognitive tools from IBM Research, solutions from developer partners like Inno360and the creative vision from the Marchesa design team, spearheaded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.

The IBM x Marchesa collaboration demonstrates how IBM is pushing the boundaries of creativity and discovery. It shows the possibilities ofhow Watson can be applied to discoveries in many industries and in solving society’s biggest challenges. The technologies –from those usedto develop the dress to those embedded into the dress itself –can analyze volumes of data and understand complex natural language, andit’s helping enable creative application and discovery in many areas, such as: marketing, new product R&D and environmental exploration.

Speakers
avatar for Hans Boef

Hans Boef

Developer Ecosystems, IBM Benelux
I work with developers from all kinds of organizations, fromstart-ups to global enterprises, to help them achieve their goalsquicker and in a more efficient way. Besides that I help them withthe latest available technologies (i.e. Watson) to improve theinnovative aspects of their... Read More →
avatar for Anna van Wassenaer

Anna van Wassenaer

Business Development IBM's Fashion and Lifestyle, IBM Benelux
Anna is a digital marketing expert and international thought leader at the intersection of business, design and technology,helping companies make sense of data to empower their business. With a start-up mentality and digital agency background Annabrings in a sense of simplicity and... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:25 - 13:05
Cinema

12:45

My Country: The User Experience
Some countries work better than others. Some countries just get it right. They are optimized for citizens and everything from their airports to their public transport to their public spaces works smoothly, adding pleasure and efficiency to people’s lives. While other countries just get it wrong. They are optimized for vested interests, adding stress and frustration to people’s lives. 

This talk uses a mix of UX theory and political philosophy to explore the root causes of “national UX”. Along with five lessons software designers can learn from it. 

Speakers
avatar for Colman Walsh

Colman Walsh

Owner / Founder, UXTraining
Colman is the owner and founder of UXTraining.com. He has been working in user experience design for over 15 years. An alumnus of two world-class UX agencies - Sapient and iQ Content - he has worked with blue-chip clients in San Francisco, New York, London, Brussels and Dublin... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 12:45 - 13:30
Auditorium

13:00

Food Market
Thursday August 25, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
The Park

13:05

Growing Shoes
Speakers
avatar for Kristel Peters

Kristel Peters

Shoe Designer / Researcher, Cojak Shoes
Kristel Peters is shoe designer with more then 15 yearsexperience in the international Fashion Industry. (fe. Dries VanNoten and Bottega Veneta).Currently, she is connected as artistic researcher to KASK /School of Arts of HoGent where she is working on theproject ‘Rethinking High... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 13:05 - 13:30
Cinema

14:30

New Directions in Jewelry: From Analogue to Digital
Among the plethora of wearable devices that emerged in the past few decades, smart 
computational jewelry (artefacts that are both fashionable jewelry and functioning wearable 
devices) seems to be a relative newcomer. From the first glance, it appears that most of 
jewelry-like devices are self-quantifying silicone bangles. But is it actually so? The research 
from Queen Mary University of London reveals a rich variety of jewelry-like devices, along 
with their specific trends, challenges and potentials. This presentation will discuss key-
findings, emerging directions in communication displays, connectivity and power solutions as 
well as market segments and the growing new consumer base.

Speakers
avatar for Yulia Silina

Yulia Silina

Researcher / Designer / Artisan, Media & Arts Technology / University of London.
Yulia is a researcher, designer & artisan, interested in wearables, jewellery and all things | odd and beautiful. Her creative outputs and research interests are set in the realm of digital  | jewellery and fashion tech. As a jeweller, Yulia has a particular interest in sentimental... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 14:30 - 15:00
Cinema

14:30

Why our industry is failing and what you can do about it
Why are some agencies doing better than others? And at the same time, why are some clients doing better than others? Geert and Maarten want to invite you to this interactive session to share their thoughts and experiences on how a modern-day agency should be organized and why successful companies are fed up with the current traditional agency model.  

Speakers
avatar for Maarten Cox

Maarten Cox

UX/CX Strategist / Service Designer, Boondoggle
Maarten is a UX/CX Strategist and Service Designer employing design thinking tools and skills to create meaningful interactions between brands and customers.
avatar for Geert Tewissen

Geert Tewissen

Boondoggle
Geert is a business savvy psychologist with a thing for service design and disruptive innovation.


Thursday August 25, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Auditorium

14:30

Blockchain 3.0 - Decentral applications
A lot of us only associate Bitcoin & other blockchain technologies with digital currencies & payment systems. But there is a lot more hidden potential in this technology stack and we’re still only scratching the surface. Come and explore the evolution of blockchain by also looking at smart contracts & decentral applications.

We’ll create our own set of tokens or cryptocurrency (maybe some Darecoins?) and a peer to peer bonus system dapp. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge of Ethereum or Bitcoin but basic programming skills can be useful if you want to tag along. Full stack developers should be able to get their first Dapp running by the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Waeterschoot

Bart Waeterschoot

Innovation consultant / Agile coach, bITe
Bart gets his energy from engaging teams and incubating new ideas and practices. At bITe he is constantly on the lookout for emerging technologies and HR trends that can help companies prepare for the future. | | Before joining bITe, he spent most of his career at SD Worx. After... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Workshop 1

14:30

Mindfulness speeddating
Speakers
avatar for Anneke Vandenbossche

Anneke Vandenbossche

Mindfulness Coach, Orka Coaching


Thursday August 25, 2016 14:30 - 18:00
The Park

15:00

Crossover thinking in textiles
This presentation will propose textile thinking as a way to create crossovers between sectors, disciplines, research and practice. My idea was to present how smart textiles/wearables can learn from working/collaborating in different scales and disciplines which is the basic goal behind the H2020 ArcInTexETN research project. The scale of the body provides approaches where movement, expression and identity are key. Scale of the interior provides knowledge on the situateness of the experiences. The importance of designing in (social) context to make the use meaningful. The scale of the building allows for a more abstract approach, more specifically the use of computational/ generative design to model and generate shapes and materials. If we then combine expertise from Architecture, Fashion, Interaction Design and textile engineering the possibilities are great as well as the challenges. 

Speakers
avatar for Oscar Tomico

Oscar Tomico

Researcher, Technical University Eindhoven
Dr. Oscar Tomico is Assistant Professor of the Designing Quality in Interaction Research Group, part of the Wearable Senses lab at TU Eindhoven. Current projects focus on the textile industry and involve stakeholders during the design process to create ultra-personalized smart textile... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 15:00 - 15:25
Cinema

15:15

IoT/analytics in the real world, how an ecosystem of partners enables STORM WAVE
in this presentation Ronald will show how Data, connectivity, security, weather, cognitive, IoT all comes together and how a large group of technical and IT companies partner together supporting a team of 23 studentes travellng across the world on their own developed (first) electric tour motorbike www.storm-eindhoven.com

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Teijken

Ronald Teijken

Internet of Things Evangelist & Cross Industry Sales Specialist Europa IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM Benelux
Ronald Teijken is Internet of Things Evangelist & Cross Industry Sales Specialist Europa IBM Cognitive Solutions. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in manufacturing, retail and IT with a strong focus on Supply Chain Management.  | | Ronald currently has a role... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 15:15 - 16:00
Auditorium

16:30

How to develop a creative culture within your organization?
We all want more creativity in our organization. But how do you develop a culture that nurtures creativity instead of killing it? In collaboration whith the University of Ghent, BEDENK developed CROMA, the first evidence based model for the creative organization. In this session Pieter Daelman, co-author of CROMA, will guide you through the model and explain how you can apply these insights in your company.

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Daelman

Pieter Daelman

Managing Partner, BEDENK
Business creativity expert/ Facilitator/ 'Defuzzing' the fuzzy front end of innovation and change |


Thursday August 25, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
Auditorium

16:30

Self-organized company - make a place people want to belong.
For the past couple of years the concept of self-organization is spreading across the agile community. A lot of discussions and conference presentations about the ways of moving from command-and-control model to full self-organizing, collaborating teams. But have you ever had a chance to see a real life company adapting it on a daily basis? Would you like to know if it is at all possible? And are the people working in the company really eager to self-organize? If yes, feel free to join my talk. As we, at Selleo, are taking advantage of many Management 3.0 concepts, we couldn't resist the chance to create a company where people dare to be free. Listen to my story about an unexpected journey through the delegation levels, coaching, circles and freshly ground Lavazza.

Speakers
avatar for Dariusz Wylon

Dariusz Wylon

CCO, Engagement Rockstar, Haxorz Keeper, Selleo
Dariusz is an innovative manager, facilitator and business coach with more than 10 years of experience, fostering change and supporting multinational clients in financial services, FMG, and IT industries. He is a Chief Communications Officer at Selleo – one of the most innovatively... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 16:30 - 17:15
Cinema

16:30

Prototyping Social Wearables & Computational Jewelry
Prototyping social wearables is easy! You just need to know where to start, where you are 
aiming and what to consider. In this session, we will take a broad look at the available 
resources for wearable prototyping tools and tech, touch on available interfaces and 
connectivity systems, take a look at a few examples, and explore people who will be wearing 
your future creations and what they might be weary about.

Speakers
avatar for Yulia Silina

Yulia Silina

Researcher / Designer / Artisan, Media & Arts Technology / University of London.
Yulia is a researcher, designer & artisan, interested in wearables, jewellery and all things | odd and beautiful. Her creative outputs and research interests are set in the realm of digital  | jewellery and fashion tech. As a jeweller, Yulia has a particular interest in sentimental... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop 1

16:30

Dialogic Change – Organizations as conversations
Speakers
avatar for Anne Billen

Anne Billen

CoP Collaborative Economy, Core-member 2BeLinked
Anne’s passion is to read, think, write and speak about radically different ways of “doing business” – in a regenerative way. For the benefit of life, not for the wealth and power of the 1 %. | | A long career in the corporate financial world and a journey of personal development... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Larik

Ingrid Larik

CoP Collaborative Economy, Founder 2BeLinked
Ingrid’s heart beats for everything to do with Organizational Design and enhancing Collaboration in all sorts of ways : be it within the organization - between people and/or teams – as between organizations who work together in alliances, partnerships or wants to create real... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Cinema

17:00

Think beyond the screen
Today's mobile phones have more computing power than NASA had to land on the moon in the 1960s. Screens are now popping up everywhere, intrusive notifications distract us all day long, and our attention spans are getting shorter. Additionally, a ridiculous amount of data is gathered everyday on our routines, preferences, activities, healths, and many other aspects of our personal lives, but is then only sold to companies for marketing purposes, adding more clutter yet no real value to our lives.

Similarly, building an app or a website or any other screen-based product is not necessarily the best technological solution to the problem at hand. Instead, we have to make the devices we already use smarter and more meaningful for people by focusing on real needs and problems. Simply put: less screen clutter and more real value.

In my talk, I will discuss how designers should shift their mindset from catering to devices and directly opting for screen-based solutions, to instead leveraging and employing today’s powerful and ubiquitous technologies to come up with subtle, non-intrusive solutions for real world problems, adding value to people’s lives and suiting each individual’s particular needs and preferences.

It’s time to realize that ‘the future is mobile’ is a passé. It’s time to start thinking beyond the screen.

Speakers
HR

Hany Rizk

User Experience / Product Strategy
Hany is a Berlin-based UX designer and product manager who has built and launched multiple products at different Berlin startups, including 'Somuchmore' which he has co-founded. Hany has given talks on user experience and product management at numerous conferences and meet-ups in... Read More →


Thursday August 25, 2016 17:00 - 17:45
Auditorium
 
Friday, August 26
 

10:00

Future of Good and Evil
100 years ago, the morals of most people in Europe would have horrified us: sexism, racism, anti-semitism and homophobia were all the norm. Today, if we condemn those things, we feel like progressives. But within another 100 years, our morals will likely have shifted again. And as our technology and society are changing faster than ever, our ethics too might change even more radically in the next century than they did in the last. What kind of changes to our values should we hope for? Can we help to make them happen, or will these changes leave us behind? And can super-intelligent machines help us to find the answer?

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Cave

Stephen Cave

Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
Stephen Cave is a philosopher, diplomat and writer. He is currently Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. | | Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, then... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Auditorium

10:00

Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) - Empowering conscious collaboration, for happy, more effective (teal) organizations
Many organizations today are experimenting with new tools and methods for increasing innovation, effectiveness and organizational agility. At the same time it’s becoming clear that each organization’s context is unique and that prescriptive, one size fits all solutions can cause more harm than good. 
Sociocracy 3.0 (also known as S3) is a free and open, principles based framework of patterns that support all aspects of collaboration. It integrates lean and agile thinking, meets organizations where they are and provides a variety of compatible options to choose from and adapt, according to unique context and needs. 

This 40 minutes session will give you a big picture overview of S3, along with the opportunity to have a brief experience of some patterns in practice. 

S3 – A SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TIME Classic sociocracy also known as dynamic governance in the U.S. offers an innovative approach to positively grow and continuously improve organizations. 
S3 builds on the sociocratic principles and practices to provide a reliable and flexible framework that effectively taps into the collective intelligence within teams. It facilitates co-creativity, fosters transparency and guarantees the equivalence of all participants in decision making. 
Short governance iterations with a tight feedback loop (decide – experiment –review - evolve) make self-organization and dynamic steering achievable both for teams and for the whole organization. S3 acts as social technology for unlocking ownership, engagement and a sense of purpose, while promoting respect, diversity and inclusion. It is an invitation to bring greater awareness to underlying circumstances that motivate us to act. 
For more information and open source learning materials, go to sociocracy30.org 

WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR
• Those interested in governance models like The Sociocratic Circle Method and Holacracy. 
• Those engaged in the Responsive Organizations or Teal Organizations movements.
• Progressive leaders and managers. 
• Organizational change agents, consultants and HR. 
• Agile coaches, Project Managers and Scrum Masters. 
• Anyone interested in exploring ways of improving self-organization, ownership, engagement and sense of purpose, while promoting respect, diversity and inclusion.

Speakers
avatar for Jef Cumps

Jef Cumps

Coach, iLean
Jef is a very experienced coach and trainer supporting all kinds of organisations in their transformation towards more agility. He has been facilitating enterprise changes covering all levels (individual, teams, management, organisation). Jef's area's of expertise include organisational... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00 - 10:45
Cinema

10:00

Testing website usability with state of the art tools
The days of performing 1 or 2 usability tests during a whole project are over. Today companies
like Facebook and Amazon run multiple tests on a single day. They continuously learn from their users and adapt their website as quickly as possible.

If you want to see how easy to use the website you’ve just designed is or, perhaps, the website
of your client or competitor, the only real way is to have it tested by a real person, maybe a few
of them. To perform these usability tests, you have different possibilities: go to a specialised
testing laboratory, use a usability testing tool or craft a home-made solution.

Jan will present an overview of the current solutions and show you how simple and easy it can
be with a new tool like UXvue. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to run multiple
tests on the website of your choice.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Moons

Jan Moons

Co-founder, UXprobe
Jan Moons is the co-founder of UXprobe. He is an experienced software engineer and certified usability designer. He puts the user at the core of all his work and leads product management at UXprobe... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Workshop 2

10:00

The Yoga Dharma of Modern Management
A mind-body session to explore what the Eight Limbs of Yoga can teach us about management practice.

Explore the fascinating parallels between Lean, Agile and the ancient wisdom of yoga.

With some simple body movements we'll take a dive into the bohdi of the yogi and discover how to bring poise to our daily business challenges. 

Loose clothing preferred for some lightweight movement. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Atherton

Richard Atherton

Sprial Wizard, BBC
In my fifteen+ years as a consultant I have written code, worked as a journalist and designed change initiatives. I have coached development teams on Lean and Agile working, mentored senior leaders and managed major business transformations. I'm also a committed yogi. | | In summary... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Workshop 1

10:30

Education for an Exponential Generation
A deep-dive session to explore how to educate youth (and adults) for an exponential future. 
The current education system is not geared to a fast-changing environment where jobs and skills will be made obsolete by technology at an ever increasing pace. So how do you prepare the next generation while the education system needs to adapt? How do you change the education system?  Should we change the education system? 

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Mehta

Deepak Mehta

3Dee NV / TEDxYouth@Flanders CTO / Educator / Innovation-enabler / Serial Hacker.
I am at a multi-dimensional crossroad between old and new, guiding and connecting people, ideas and knowledge. Helping established companies see their strengths in the new world. Helping disruptors explain themselves to the old world. Preparing youth for the opportunities of the future... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
Auditorium

10:45

Xtreme #WOL in dynamic cases
We all agree that today, to make knowledge work more performant, we need networks of experts teaming up around shared purposes, we need more and faster feedback loops, and open platforms are the commons for our information and communication. 
For some teams at the Port of Antwerp Authority, we designed a new process to support this kind of work. Without exception, they do all their work in 'dynamic cases', on a web 2.0-platform. 

We experienced the dynamic case as the most often neglected part of current collaboration: a process that we agree upon for working together and keeping the focus on the purpose.
Too often, your short-term strategy went for the best UX of the tool, but what about the UX of the problem-solving processes we are involved in? 
Moreover, combining tool and process, we neglect new necessary skills for knowledge workers these days: wayshowing, managing conversations, tweeting, community management, working out loud (#WOL), and so on. 

And this is our message: creating a holistic view on people, tool & process makes the difference. It yields exponential profits for teams of knowledge workers. As we've been talking too much and too loud about the tools, in this session we'll focus more on the process, because you don't know that yet.

Speakers
avatar for Filip Callewaert

Filip Callewaert

Head of Information & Knowledge Management, Port of Antwerp Authority
Only one professional passion, worded by Peter Drucker: "The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing. The most important contribution management... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 10:45 - 11:30
Cinema

11:00

Design experiences to asses technological impact?
How can we design experiences to generate debate and gather insights to asses technological impact? Meet the Biocomputer Installation.

Speakers
avatar for Joao Gil

Joao Gil

My work explores the potential applications and implications of emerging tehcnologies. | I am to assemble the debate around socio-political implications of technological advancements, exploring manufacture as a cultural, social, ethical and political practice. | Graduated from MA... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
Auditorium

12:00

A look at Emerging Startups in the Blockchain Arena
Richard Kastelein, Publisher of Blockchain News, will give insight and provide a look at some of the more intriguing Blockchain startups in industries you might not think are related to Blockchain technology like Music, Art, Health and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein

Publisher, Blockchain News
Founder of Blockchain News, The Hackitarians & global expert on innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher & entrepreneur. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, & the University of Koln - sat on media convergence panel @ 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 12:00 - 12:45
Cinema

12:00

Cognitive Era
Michel and NAO will show you the art of possible in client engagement using robots. This session will give you insights on what chat bots can mean to the user experience. How they can enhance every interaction making it an unforgettable one and continuously raising the bar for the next one. 

Speakers
avatar for Michel van der Poorten

Michel van der Poorten

Cognitive Evangelist, IBM Benelux
Michel Van der Poorten is Cognitive Evangelist. He has over 25 years experience in IT especially banking and the internet. He has been involved since day one with the development of the internet in Belgium and has helped build some of the best websites.  |    | He then evolved... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 12:00 - 12:45
Auditorium

12:00

Improv lessons
Improvisational theatre is thriving. Worldwide, this exciting, new art form is finding its way into theatres and festivals, spreading like wildfire.

But what can we learn from improvisation to improve our daily lives and our business processes?

This workshop will introduce you to some improvisation exercises while keeping a strong link to the application of their key learnings in your personal and business environments.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Van Loon

Bart Van Loon

Artistic Director, Courtyard Playhouse
Enjoying the stage as an actor since a very young age, Bart also wears the hat of the entrepreneur having cofounded several startups. Today, he manages his own international HR business while getting as much stage time as possible as an improvisor. | | Constantly living at the... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop 1

12:00

Creating Your Future History: D-Day Lessons for Everyday
How could an event that happened over 70 years ago teach you valuable lessons about creativity and innovation for today’s unpredictable world? To thrive in the coming years you must prepare for an unknown future using skills and technology not yet developed to meet challenges not yet defined. Sound impossible? History, however, is full of people doing the impossible. 

Using the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 as an example, this workshop will explore specific stories from D-Day and the lessons you can apply in your own life. Through this historical event you will discover a dynamic roadmap to navigate the world today.  You are invited to explore a specific challenge you are currently facing so as to stimulate creative thinking and innovation. Discover how the liberation of Europe can also be a source for your personal liberation.  

Weaving storytelling with interactive discussions, drawing & quiet reflection, this will be a dynamic workshop in which each participant will gain new perspective on current personal challenges.  

Speakers
avatar for Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Author / Speaker / Time-Traveler
Weaving together degrees in WWII history and cultural anthropology with visual and spoken arts, I use the past as a portal to address today’s challenges in human rights and multicultural identity.  Currently creating a visual art book on the lessons of D-Day, I am fascinated by... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop 2

12:45

12:45

Artificial Intelligence & Design. The end of the user experience as we know it?

Short description:

2015 was characterized by unparalleled dynamics in the area of artificial intelligence not only in the technological perspective - AI becomes one of the most important tools for UX designers. It can make the interaction mit machines more human and integrate it flawlessly in our daily lives. But is there a flip side, will AI be the end of the design and designer as we know them?

Keywords:

AI, personalization, Zero UI, micro interactions, robotics, algorithms, privacy

Long Description:

Tech giants such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon not only proclaimed artificial intelligence as the strategic priority that will determine the future of their organizations, but have successively announced the achievement of new milestones. What has made these milestones exceptional is that instead allowing these new advancements to influence only their own products, these companies have made their successful developments available to all other organizations for use and integration into their respective products.

And as AI is being integrated into more and more products, it will also influence the way we think about customer experience and user interfaces. We are getting used to some early AI-enabled approaches involving predictive personalization and conversational interfaces. 

With Zero UI (or "no UI") we can go one step further. Thanks to computer vision and voice recognition machines can understand our way of communicating: our words, mimics and gestures. Especially wearables such as smart watches or home automation systems like Google Nest clearly show that a graphic user interface (GUI) is a limiting factor for increasingly smaller computers.

All tech giants followed Apple with their versions of voice activated assistants that contain a range of AI components and made pro-active experiences possible: Google NowMicrosoft CortanaFacebook MAmazon Echo – yes, even Barbie – interact with human beings using natural language and carry out an ever increasing set of functions.

While it may seem counterintuitive, AI combined with UX huge step into humanizing the human-machine-interaction. A goal of great UX is to continually learn from its customers to increase usability and joy of use, to minimize errors and frustrations. AI can make efforts to reach it lot easier.

But is there a flip side to this amazing development? What are the consequences of the artificially intelligent design for our privacy and self-determination? Will AI be the end of the design and designer as we know them?


Speakers
avatar for Agnieszka M. Walorska

Agnieszka M. Walorska

Founder, Creative Construction Heroes
Agnieszka M. Walorska is a founder of a digital consultancy Creative Construction Heroes GmbH (www.creativeconstruction.de), focusing on User Experience and Digital Innovation. Agnieszka is a speaker and author of publications on User Experience and digital innovation. She has lead successful UX and innovation projects for banks and energy, insurance and media companies. Agnieszka is dealing with digital... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 12:45 - 13:30
Auditorium

13:00

Food Market
Friday August 26, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
The Park

13:30

VR Experience / theBlu: Encounter
The most amazing VR experience - ever!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/451520/ 

Speakers
avatar for Tanguy De Keyzer

Tanguy De Keyzer

Managing Partner, Virtual Reality Belgium
I am a Virtual Reality enabler / Speaker. I help companies to connect with their brands in a VR experience that meets their purposes. Whether it's for educational purposes, brand engagement & activation, gaming, healthcare etc. I'm also owner of one of the biggest a international... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 13:30 - 18:30
Bar

14:30

From generalization to specialization: introducing a platform economy
Speakers
avatar for Wim De Waele

Wim De Waele

CEO, Eggsplore
Wim De Waele is CEO at Eggsplore, which he founded in September 2015 with Jurgen Ingels, serial entrepreneur and former founder of Clear2Pay. Eggsplore provides a number of business and logistical services and a face for the Fintech community through educational and network events... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 14:30 - 15:10
Auditorium

14:30

Designing strategists who design strategies
This session explores how strategy in an ever-evolving digital agency world is starting to adopt a more design-led approach to solving problems. It explains SapientNitro’s approach to transformation and the value design strategy can add during large-scale projects. Furthermore, three proposals are made for strategists and anyone in a design environment to thrive in a highly complex system called work.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Waegemans

Thomas Waegemans

Product / Service Strategist, SapientNitro
I am a Product and Service Strategist at SapientNitro. I work closely together with Experience Designers and Business Consultants on Digital Transformation projects for large organisations. I use design thinking, lean methodologies and coaching skills to give direction to teams and... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 14:30 - 15:15
Cinema

14:30

Driver Mapping (S3 Pattern)
There's lots of talk about Agile, responsive or teal organisations that have dropped the conventional power-hierarchy and are now based on self-management. Decisions, idea's and structure 'emerge' in these kind of organisations, instead of being planned and controlled. That is awesome. And hard at the same time. 

In this session, you will be guided through a Driver Mapping exercise to experience this self-organisation and emergence of teams and structure first hand. Driver Mapping is a technique from the Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) pattern library. It starts by identifying and agreeing on the main motivation (Driver) for your startup, company or project. After that, Driver Mapping helps us uncover the important actors, goals, requirements, risks and needed actions. You'll end up with a self-emerged structure of both purpose, people and work that you can start working on. 

As Driver Mapping is relying on some other S3 techniques and idea's, we consider the Darefest S3 introduction session a prerequisite for successfully attending this session. Or being familiar with S3 in another way, of course. Without any S3 knowledge, this exercise and explanations in this session will hard to understand. 

Speakers
avatar for Jef Cumps

Jef Cumps

Coach, iLean
Jef is a very experienced coach and trainer supporting all kinds of organisations in their transformation towards more agility. He has been facilitating enterprise changes covering all levels (individual, teams, management, organisation). Jef's area's of expertise include organisational... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Workshop 2

14:30

Smart & the city - Will you dare to live in a Smart City? (1/2)
During this session the Just Things Foundation wants to explore what it will be like to live in a Smart City in the (near) future.  Especially invited experts from the field will shed their light on the latest developments: Davor Meersman (iMinds), Niels De Schutter (Atos), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut) will have you in the right mindset to participate in a large scale co-creation activity.  Together we’ll envision the exciting challenges and opportunities a Smart City environment brings.  Will you dare to live in a Smart City?  

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Schouwenaar

Marcel Schouwenaar

Partner @ The Incredible Machine, President @ Just Things Foundation
avatar for Anner Tiete

Anner Tiete

Partner @ beyond.io, Vice-president @ Just Things Foundation


Friday August 26, 2016 14:30 - 16:00
Workshop 1

15:10

FinTech for Dummies
Speakers
avatar for Niek De Taeye

Niek De Taeye

Business Manager, Eggsplore
Niek is business manager at Eggsplore. Eggsplore provides a number of business and logistical services and a face for the Fintech community through educational and network events, a yearly FinTech conference and a Brussels based entrepreneurial hub that houses FinTech organizations... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 15:10 - 15:30
Auditorium

15:15

Consumer Product Design, the difference in developing for small, medium and large production quantities (50K+)
Developing physical (connected) products creates different challenges during the different phases. A start-up has limited time and budget to get the product to the market. As soon as demands grows, the production needs to be increased. When it becomes a success, the emphases shifts to multi sourcing, reliability control and risk management. SLIM design helps ambitious start-ups and multinationals creating working prototypes fast, while making sure it is ready for mass production. Wouter will share his knowledge and experience gained in projects for Philips, Nike, Panasonic, MSI and several start-ups.

Speakers
avatar for Wouter Konings

Wouter Konings

Product Design Director, SLIM design
Wouter started his design career working for Dyson, Philishave and NPK design. | In 2004 he founded the design agency that has evolved into SLIM design. | SLIM design develops connected (IoT) devices for companies like Nike, Philips, Panasonic, Siemens, MSI, Angelcare and others... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 15:15 - 16:00
Cinema

15:30

Money? No problem!
Introduction of a balance seeking monetary system which has a build in basic income and could make taxes virtually obsolete. 

The design of the currency is explained here:
http://www.thestandupway.org/economy/fixing-the-economy-eradicating-poverty-and-making-taxes-obsolete/

Speakers
avatar for Stef Kuypers

Stef Kuypers

Stand-Up Entrepreneur, The Stand-Up Way
Stef is what you could call a multipotentialite, someone who doesn’t stick to one subject but who has a wide range of interests. This made him explore the worlds of IT, coaching, creative thinking, improv, theater, contemporary dance, sociology, leadership and systems thinking... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Auditorium

16:30

Futura Flora
How can design challenge our perception and cele-brate the symbiotic relationship between the human body and its microbiome?

The human body is composed for the 90% of different microorganisms, most of which
are beneficial to their host. Microbes as bacteria, fungi and viruses are part of our skin flora, covering both the inside and the outer surface of our body. Even though invisible to our eyes, our microflora has a symbiotic relationship with the interface between our body and the
environment - our skin. Flora aims to incentive this symbiotic relationship that raises the beneficial presence of microbes and bacteria in the human body. This proposal uses techniques of microencapsulation of targeted bacteria in a non-woven fabric making it possible to wear the probiotics that keep our body healthy. Creating scaffolds for the exponential bacterial growth in appropriate areas of the body, our clothes and accessories become the ecosystem that balance and support our skin flora.

Speakers
avatar for Giulia Tomasello

Giulia Tomasello

Designer / Researcher, Material Futures


Friday August 26, 2016 16:30 - 16:55
Auditorium

16:30

As user, I hate user stories
One of the biggest challenges of making things together is actually to communicate to other people what is our idea. Considering that humans are not so good at telepathy, the only tool we have is language. For years, people struggled on collect requirements in big books that no-one want read, until we discovered another way: telling stories. But even if the User Story format is something that may sound familiar to many, using it effectively isn’t that easy. This is not about the mantra-formula “as User…”. It’s a common-sense - sometimes opinionated - exploration on how we use user stories during the process of creating digital products. We're going to see how to use it, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to get the real sense of "user stories".

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Cavucci

Matteo Cavucci

Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks
I'm a technologist who started with journalism and media, and then moved into development and management. I spent more than 10 years developing web products for small and large organizations, mastering web technologies (especially front-end) as well as Agile and lean practices, together... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 16:30 - 17:15
Cinema

16:30

Design for Cross-Over Products
Friday August 26, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop 2

16:30

Smart & the city - Will you dare to live in a Smart City? (2/2)
Speakers
avatar for Marcel Schouwenaar

Marcel Schouwenaar

Partner @ The Incredible Machine, President @ Just Things Foundation
avatar for Anner Tiete

Anner Tiete

Partner @ beyond.io, Vice-president @ Just Things Foundation


Friday August 26, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop 1

16:55

Augmented bodies in a hypernature: better than the real thing
Our nature is engineered and our food has become technology. The most natural thing in the world is us, humans. This new nature requires a new and improved version of humans. This presentation will guide you through some remarkable examples of how we are creating a hypernature which is so complex it becomes a technology on itself. And we will speculate on what we are going to augment to our bodies to keep up with this new world.

Speakers
avatar for Marco van Beers

Marco van Beers

Technophilosopher & Designpoet, Right Next
Through design I asks questions about the grey area between technology and society, and in specific the grey area between technology and healthcare.In August 2012 I graduated for my master degree in Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. By then I already held two... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 16:55 - 17:40
Auditorium

17:15

Using a charm offensive to set up a UX team and what we learned doing that
The biggest challenges for our UX team have been about incorporating a user-centered design approach in our development process, having good collaborations with developers, requirements analysts and others and doing this in an agile environment. Using a charm offensive helped to convince people of the added value of user centered design. How we achieved this and which challenges we encountered will be illustrated with interesting examples.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Dekker

Stefan Dekker

UX Lead
As UX Lead for the dutch judiciary Stefan is responsible for creating a good user experience for both our external users (lawyers, legal advisors etc.) and the internal users (judges, administrative personnel etc.). Before that Stefan worked as software engineer, functional analyst... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 17:15 - 18:00
Cinema

17:40

Dare to choose
Between having an idea or living a dream is a big difference. The key is the dare to make choices and to choose for your live. Sharing a personal story, linked to two movies 'brave heart' and the matrix, i give my secret formula to help you make that Dary Choice? Want to know the secret?

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Camertijn

Cathy Camertijn

Owner, LEFNow, Dream Accelerator
My mission is to inspire people to go for their dreams. I am an entrepreneur, a speaker, a writer and an investor with her eyes on the future. Looking to do things differently. e.g organisor of two events: "Fuck Up Nights" in Antwerp and "It's time-seminars". Also coaching entrepreneurs... Read More →


Friday August 26, 2016 17:40 - 18:00
Auditorium

19:00

OpenVRT Afterwork (Pitches)
How this works:
- Grab your OpenVRT Afterwork ticket http://darefest.be/tickets
- Submit your pitch: https://openvrt.typeform.com/to/LoDfiu

Coaches include:
  • Ketnet 
  • Canvas
  • Panorama
  • Eén
  • MNM
  • Vranckx
  • Studio Brussel
  • Sporza
  • Creative Lab
  • Iedereen Beroemd
  • Radio 2
  • Radio 1
  • Wonen.tv
  • Van Gils & Gasten

Friday August 26, 2016 19:00 - 21:00
Cinema