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Valentijn Destoop 🇧🇪

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'If you don't know where you want to go, it doesn't matter what road you take. Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland'

The time when digitisation was neatly confined within your company's IT department is over. Digitisation is now an inseparable part of your business strategy. You can use it to accelerate your existing business or build a completely new one around it. The possibilities are endless. However, as a company you cannot make use of every opportunity. You first have to know where you want to go, and then choose the route to get there. Always with a factual and financial foundation.

At JBR, we help you clarify that vision of the future and assess which market evolutions and technologies represent real growth opportunities for your company.

JBR often works at the intersection of Strategy and Corporate Finance. Digital transformation is a growth strategy for increased value creation. We will leverage my digital experience at JBR for digital transformations within companies, to create a positive and sustainable impact.

For years I've been fascinated by how to create impact at scale. Throughout my career, I have come to specialize in various aspects of technology entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

With a passion for entrepreneurship and an eye for sustainable digitalization, I founded among others one of the first Belgian digital product design studios and then a corporate venturing agency. I also worked for almost ten years as a business strategist and technology entrepreneur at the Cronos Group. As a recognised IT holding company, they look for the best technologies and turn them into entrepreneurship. There I learned about and used the power of innovation ecosystems in all possible sectors.

Finally, as head of the VR/AR technology lab at the DAE in Belgium, voted the best game school in the world, I also connected science and business in the context of Industry 4.0.

The unique combination of experiences and perspectives enables me to make the bridge between strategy and practice. I like to use my holistic view and my transversal way of working to broaden the horizon of directors and managers and to teach them to think 3-9 years ahead.

 


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