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Supply chains in the Next Normal: moving from efficient to resilient

By Vincent Guelinckx on 02 July 2020

COVID-19 and the measures taken to contain it have had an enormous impact on society, and on almost every industry. Travel and leisure have surely been the most negatively affected by the recent stress test, while pharma giants are positively pressured by the urgent demand for a vaccine and other medical supplies. For some e-commerce stakeholders, almost every day is Black Friday.

Envisioning the Next Normal, then, has made many an expert wonder: should we make our supply chains more resilient, or rather the ecosystems in which they operate? AE is a firm believer in the latter. Read on to learn why and how we envision it so.

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Gartner Symposium: what happens in Barcelona, ...

By Vincent Guelinckx on 22 January 2020

When the AE team flew to Barcelona to attend the Gartner Symposium, we could not help but feel a nerdy giddiness thinking of all the technological marvels, forecasts and hacks the yearly summit would likely have in store for us. Indeed, Gartner did not disappoint.

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Why RegTech is the new black

By Vincent Guelinckx on 25 June 2019

Why RegTech matters

RegTech is a commonly used term to indicate “the use of new technology to meet regulatory requirements. These requirements are becoming more and more complex due to the fact that it concerns more functionality, available on all platforms, using massive amounts of data.

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Is Value thinking the fire starter & Matchmaker between insurer and insurtech?

By Vincent Guelinckx on 03 July 2018

A few weeks ago we attended the Connected Insurance Summit in London. In the heart of London City, we encountered a modest gathering of 200 guests varying from insurance companies over services providers to insurTech vendors.

Our intentions were ambitious. On one hand we were excited to be inspired by the vibes and implementations of the insurTech companies present. On the other hand, we were looking forward to gain insights on the vision and initiatives of the leading European insurance companies towards their digital transformation

 The missions we captured were slightly disjunct and often lacked consistency and co-thinking.

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Soft Skills: The Art of Persuasion

By Vincent Guelinckx on 23 June 2016

In consultancy we often talk about the difference between having an educated opinion on the one hand and getting your opinion accepted on the other. In short, it’s the difference between ‘being right’ and others saying that you are and taking positive action because of it. When you know how to convince the person on the other side of the table of your opinion, you’ll find that it will positively affect the deployment of your hard skills.

At AE, Vincent Guelinckx is one of the strongest proponents of the development of a wide range of soft skills, not in the least because these skills form the basis of real, value-based consultancy.

Topics: Soft Skills
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