05 Mar 2020
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Leuven MindGate MashUp

General info

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Do you fancy discussing common issues with fellow Leuvenites in an informal setting? Do you have experiences to offer and want to hear about how others have tackled similar situations? These MashUps offer the perfect venue!

What is a Leuven MindGate MashUp?

The idea is to bring to life the very heart of the Leuven MindGate mission: cross-overs and strength through collaboration.

We'll pick a theme - something our members have brought to our attention - and give YOU the opportunity to get together with members of the Leuven ecosystem to exchange ideas, experience, and solutions with each other.

The goal is not to create a 'lecture' setting where one expert speaks ex cathedra. Rather, we will give the word directly to participants. You will bring the content, talking about your issues and past experiences - both positive and negative - as well as asking and answering each other's questions. Each session will have a moderator to keep things on track. The most technical themes will have an expert in the room who can answer more in-depth questions.


How Does it Work?

At this web page you'll find the most up-to-date information on the entire series of MashUps for 2020. Under each edition you'll find a registration button. This will allow you to register for that specific MashUp. If you want to register for several MashUps, you'll have to go to each individual registration page. This will make sure that we have all the right information and smooth attendance! In some cases you'll be asked to give some information beforehand -- a case study or specific questions, for example. The more you can bring to the table, the more you'll get out of the MashUp. And the more information we bring together, the more interesting the end result.

Leuven MindGate members enjoy free entry to all MashUps. Non-members pay 50 euro (excl. VAT). Since they're informal gatherings and we want all participants to have a chance to speak, places are limited to 20 people per MashUp. Please also only one participant per company. (If your company would like to have an internal workshop about a given theme, you are welcome to contact us directly to see about possibilities.)


When: 05/03/2020, 14PM-16PM

Where: ING Leuven (5e verdiep) Bondgenotenlaan 31, te 3000 Leuven

What: Digitalization & Cyber-Security awareness

Experts: Lien Van Herpe & Steve Bielen (SecureLink Belgium)

In today’s data-driven world, where we rely on the cloud for computing, storage, data analytics and much more, a company has less control of all the devices that employees use. With the use of online and mobile apps, leading to most workloads running in the cloud, traditional methods of protecting data no longer suffice

Cyberattacks are increasing at a fast pace, with attackers using refined tactics such as social engineering and malware. If you think mobile device management (MDM) is thé solution for mobile security, then think again!

Eager to find out how others protect their IoT-devices from cyber hacks? Do you want to understand or even better manage cyber risks across your organization? Based on an "Incident Response Planning" exercise, we will check how well you as a company are prepared for cyber incidents.
Experts Lien Van Herpe & Steve Bielen from SecureLink will share some useful tips & tricks.


When: 31/03/2020, 8AM-10PM

Where: Business Brewery (Interleuvenlaan 62, 3001 Leuven)

What: International Talent Retainment

Experts: Olivia Cardinaels, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist bij Imec

This Mash-Up focuses on two questions : how to attract and how to retain international talent?

In this war for talent, companies and HR should think differently and holistically about attracting and retaining international talent. It’s not just about the recruitment, once you’ve found your top-talent expat, how can you make sure they stay with you? What are the specific needs of international employees in Belgium ? How can you build a long lasting professional relationship with your international employees?

Interested in learning more from our expert and discussing these questions with fellow entrepreneurs ? Then come and join us ! The session will be moderated by Olivia Cardinaels, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist for Imec.


When: 24/04/2020, 8AM-10PM

Where: Cronos, Gaston Geenslaan 11, 3001 Heverlee (1e verdieping).

What: Digital assistants - Chatbots

Experts: Karel Kremer (CTO, Oswald)

The evolution of chatbots has made our lives easier. Right from helping out with customer support to carrying out everyday tasks like booking a taxi or a table in our favorite restaurant, chatbots are becoming integral to our lifestyle. But did you know that chatbots can imitate human conversations, and understand emotions too?

Chatbots are getting more sophisticated and functional thanks to advanced technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Make no mistake, chatbots aren’t just a passing trend!

Curious to see some examples? Do you need some insights on how to leverage chatbots in your organization? Expert in the house Karel Kremer (CTO, Oswald) will teach you everything you need to know about digital assistants!