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Marc Berghmans
Project Manager

Marc is an insightful, solutions-driven executive with 20+ years of success planning and coordinating large-scale projects, programmes, and business process improvements for various organisations. Well-equipped with M.S. in Information Technology and Prince2 & ITILv3 Certifications. Projects consisted of implementations of applications, set-up of new infrastructures, migrations and connections to third parties.



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Chantal Claes
Change Manager

Chantal has conducted and guided several transitions as change manager in private companies and government organizations. She is a no-nonsense hands-on change management expert and a driving force of change and transformation projects who will use her passion and charisma to encourage organizations to start moving.

Chantal is a certified ACMKC change management practitioner and trainer.



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Daryl Conner
Co-Founder and Chairman | Conner Partners

Daryl Conner is co-founder and chairman of Conner Partners (a consulting firm specializing in strategy execution) and Conner Academy (a professional development firm supporting change practitioners exploring who they are as a means for advancing their capabilities). He works with strategic leaders and seasoned change agents throughout the world, helping them understand the challenges and opportunities they face during transformational change. In this capacity, he has served as a change-related educator and coach for many of the most successful organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions globally. His four decades of service is built on research, extensive consulting experience, and a master's degree in psychology. Daryl has authored two books: Managing at the Speed of Change and Leading at the Edge of Chaos; he is also the author of more than 250 publications, including journal and magazine articles, monographs, and book chapters. His blog, (changethinking.net), is written for change management professionals who want to raise the level of their game and that of the field of change execution.



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Cécile Demailly
Chairperson | The Change Leaders
Founder and Executive Consultant | Early Strategies


Cécile Demailly is a consultant focusing disruptive change within large companies. She brings corporate knowledge together with research focused on the needs of the corporations she works with. Her expertise includes stimulating areas such as collaboration and collective intelligence in corporations, organisational neurosciences, and technology adoption. She is currently researching the impacts of the digital transformation on middle management.

Prior to creating her consulting practice Early Strategies in 2008, she worked for 20 years in executive and management roles in IBM, AT&T and GE. She holds an MA in Business, Oxford/HEC’s executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC), and a degree in neurocognitive and behavioral psychology focused on organisational practice. Cécile is the Chairperson of the Change Leaders, an international community of change practitioners, a former board member of the European Professional Women’s Network federation, and a visiting lecturer and executive coach at HEC Paris. She is a regular writer on technology adoption and organisational change subjects.



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Jan De Winter
Owner | DWT Consulting

Jan De Winter, owner of DWT Consulting, is an independent consultant active in organizational change related to large IT-projects. Typical consulting missions Jan is active in, deal with the reorganization of an HR direction while implementing an HR IS in government institutions, or the outsourcing of the procure-2-pay process in a chemical company, or the creation of a network organization in a NGO-environment.

Jan is also active as a researcher at the Antwerp University focusing on possible improvements in the preparatory phase of change projects. In his research Jan combines methodologies from totally different domains, like ‘dialogical organizational development’ and 'enterprise engineering'.

Jan has a master degree in Organizational Psychology (KU Leuven, 1988), an executive Master in Business Administration (AMS, 2000), a certificate in Enterprise IT Architecture (AMS, 2009) and the ‘AI Certificate in Positive Business & Society Change’ (Weatherhead School of Management CWRU, 2013).



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Luc Galoppin
Organizational Change Practitioner

Luc Galoppin is a Belgium based organizational change practitioner. He is a solo practitioner who likes to connect with other individuals who are free of dogma. The professional image he likes to display of himself is this: Here is a link to his LinkedIn profile.



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Stephanie Jalabert
SBM Offshore

Stephanie is the Programme Director responsible for the Odyssey Transformation programme at SBM. The programme team includes 8 project managers and a mixed team of over 50 permanent staff and external specialists, reporting to Stephanie. In her previous role as the Finance Director for SBM’s Monaco headquarters she led several organizational change and financial systems projects before being asked by the new CEO to set-up and lead the Odyssey programme. Stephanie is a passionate advocate of change management and is a certified practitioner in Prosci. She has dedicated a significant amount of her own time, working with the businesses to strengthen their own change management capability and readiness for the Odyssey changes.



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David Miller
CEO and Founder | Changefirst

David has spent the last 25 years helping major organizations to build the change management capabilities they need to execute their strategies successfully. During this time Changefirst have worked with over 250 organizations in more than 40 countries around the world. Their Enterprise Change Management platform - e-change® gives their clients access to change education, tools and roadmaps as well as to one of the largest change management databases in the world.

David is a prolific writer and blogger. He is also a much sought after speaker. He synthesises and shares the lessons Changefirst has learned from working with major clients around the world. He utilizes data and vivid stories to bring his presentations to life. His book - 'Successful Change’ – is recognized as a major contributor to the profession. His new book ‘Closing the Change Gap - How to prepare your organization for continuous change’ is being published in early 2016.



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Chris Moore
CMC Partnership

Chris is a Director of CMC Partnership, providing the change management services for the Odyssey programme. CMC were involved at the outset of the programme; training SBM’s project managers in change management before setting up and running the change management office for Odyssey. Chris is an experienced project and programme manager, as well as a Prosci Certified Instructor.



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Heidi Selleslagh
Change Manager

Heidi is a freelance professional with a strong expertise in change management and communication in many different types of industry. By inspiring and working with others she is able to produce clear, measurable results that her clients appreciate very much. Ranging from the development of change management strategies and communication plans to the development of business strategies, annual plans and budgeting.



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Giancarlo Traini
Vice President | Assochange

Giancarlo Traini, is a Vice President of Assochange (Italian Association of Change Management), the main Italian focal point for Corporations, Institutions, Universities, Government agencies and Professionals interested in Organizational Change Management.

Giancarlo is a consultant and a university teacher in the field of Organizational Change and Personnel Management (he likes much more to talk about persons than H.R.). His special focus is on sensemaking in change management: the process of translating change objectives in a "plausible reality" able to give sense to the required changes of identity and roles.

After holding important positions inside multinational companies, Giancarlo is now managing partner of ILS Italia, the Italian branch of ILS, an international professional structure active in CM consulting and PROSCI education/certification in south/east Europe and MENA area.

As manager or consultant, he handled organization change projects in many countries of Europe, South America and Africa, supporting private companies and public bodies through organization innovation and people involvement.



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Koen Vandeghinste
Project Manager

Koen Vandeghinste has +20years experience in IT Management and IT Service Management. He is specializing in bridging the gap between business and IT. When he started working for ENGIE (former GDF Suez), he took the role of Program and Project Manager. In this role, he managed several projects (mostly workstation related).