Hackathon 2019 story: Team KBC Humaen

By Lara Borms on 25 June 2019

A heart for young-onset dementia

In Belgium, more than 200,000 people suffer from dementia. Another 1,500 are diagnosed with young-onset dementia. As the number of patients in need of care increases, the pressure on care providers is higher than everHaving been made personally aware of the issue by a colleague who lost her husband to young-onset dementiathe people working at KBC were quick to learn that extra support is especially needed at times when patients are home alone. Hence, in this year’s edition of the AE Hackathon Team KBC Humaen set out to find a solution that would both enable (young) demented patients to live at home for a longer period of time and relieve their caregivers.

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7 tips to boost your Hackathon journey

By Ruben Monsieurs on 29 April 2019

A hackathon brings people together to explore new technologies, insights and business models, allowing them to provide answers to the increasingly complex challenges people, organizations and companies are facing today. All this in a short period of time. But how do you complete your hackathon journey successfully? In the following article, one of our Seth & Dunn coaches Ruben Monsieurs gives you 7 tips based on his experiences at the yearly AE hackathon.

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Ensuring your business a flourishing future: how to and what's the role of platforms and ecosystems in this journey?

By Arben Dervisholli on 19 April 2019

In my previous blog I explained why it is important for any organisation to think about its ecosystem and develop a platform strategies. I’ve dived deeper into the two main platform strategies. Developing a strategy is one thing, at least as challenging it is, to implement it and secure one’s position in the platform business of the future.

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Platforms and ecosystems: What is all the buzz about? Why does it matter?

By Arben Dervisholli on 12 April 2019

If you ask yourself why companies like Google, Amazon and Apple are so successful, it is because they were the first to understand about platform strategies and how to best implement them.

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This is how SESVanderHave prepares for Industry 4.0

By Laura van Duijvenbode on 11 April 2019

A leading global player in the agricultural sector, SESVanderHave specializes in every aspect of the production process of sugar beet seeds. The company’s success speaks for itself: one in three sugar beets in the world comes from an SESVanderHave seed. Needless to say, SESVanderHave is strongly focused on research. Yet Industry 4.0 is lurking around the corner and the company must do whatever it can to keep up with recent developments. Enter the AE team.

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