Stijn Bijnens, CEO and member of the board at Cegeka and Punch Powertrain NV. With a Master in computer science from KULeuven, he started his career as a researcher investigating network security and object oriented distributed systems at KULeuven and at Trinity College in Dublin. His research background was instrumental to Ubizen’s growth and success. He served as CEO of Ubizen since he founded it in 1995, which merged into Cybertrust in 2004. Later he became senior vice president of identity management and security solutions at Verizon Business, which acquired Cybertrust in 2007. He was a member of the board at LRM since 1999 and served as CEO between 2008 and 2018. In 2016 he was named investor of the Year (Entrepreneur Awards of the Year 2016). 

From smart cities to intelligent ecosystems 

Creating capacity will be one of the biggest challenges for Smart Cities. By 2030, 65% of the world’s population will live in cities. How can a city remain clean, safe and comfortable? We believe that smart use of data, platform thinking, 5G, edge computing, IoT, digital twins and putting the people at the center will be crucial. We can establish this by integrating the best digital solutions to optimize individual and collective mobility in and around cities. 



10:30 – 11:00