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blondiauBusiness Consultant & Coach at Solvay Entrepreneurs, Catherine helps entrepreneurs and existing companies to innovate and improve the way they work. She helps them design and implement winning business models. She also also coaches individuals to help them reveal their full potential.


georgeMartine George holds a MBA and a PhD in physical sciences. She has over 25 years of professional experience, including 15 spent developing business analytics teams within large organizations from different industries. She is Professor of Management Practice at Solvay Brussels School and Talent Development Director of the Accenture Chair of Strategic Business Analytics at ESSEC Business School, Paris. Passionate about developing talent and organizations in business analytics, she is also ICF certified coach, facilitator & trainer.


giudiciGiancarlo is a graduated in Management Engineering, Ph.D. He is an associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Corporate Finance since 2002 and where he carries out research and technology transfers. Previously from 1999 to 2002 he was a researcher at the University of Bergamo.


hoffmannWith more than 20 years business experience, including 12 years of consulting, Frederic acquired a broad expertise in Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) by implementing PPM best practices, methods & tools for major international private & public institutions.
He is now part of the Transformation Office of BNP Paribas Fortis where he’s responsible for project & portfolio management tools.
He is also lecturer and coach at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management for the Executive Program and for the MBA in Brussels and in Vietnam (Saigon and Hanoi).
He holds a master degree in Economics and a postgraduate master degree in Management of Information Technology.


* Client/Account management : budget, sales, negotiation, requests, internal affairs
* Project & Program Management / Change Management / Strategic View
* Business Process Improvments (BPI) methods based on Lean Six Sigma
* End user perspective
* Analytical skills : presentation and analysis in FMCG universe. Analytical problem structuring. Quantitative/Qualitative modeling
* Innovation : Products/Services innovation and development
* Member of the Infopreneurs community


spindlerDaniel Spindler is consultant since 1985. He is also a co-founder of companies. He has conducted numerous assignments in a wide variety of economic sectors (such as retail, industrial equipment, manufacturing, media,..) and has worked with companies in France, UK, Germany, Belgium. As a Professor at Solvay Brussels School, he teaches courses of entrepreneurial strategy, growth strategy, strategy for the Company’s Board of Directors.


verdinOlivier is co-founder of OpenHR, bought by Arinso in 2006 following to an important international growth. He also co-founded 87seconds and AppTweak. He is now involved in several web start-ups.

wattenberghHaving started his career as a consultant, Bruno has been for 20 years an expert in entrepreneurship and SMEs. He has been engaged in developing structures dedicated to the creation of enterprises and, in particular, the Brussels Enterprise Agency, which he founded in 2003 and manages this day. Otherwise, he is also the President of the Brussels Guarantee Fund whose mission is to warrant bank loans to SMEs (€ 30mio in 2012). He’s best known for sharing his vast knowledge and experiences by giving lectures and classes on the subject of strategy and entrepreneurship at various universities, including HEFF, Solvay Business School and ICHEC. He has been appointed in 2011 MBA Professor by Solvay Business School and teaches Business Model Innovation. Bruno also has a solid reputation with the media in general. A national radio airs a daily chronicle on the subjects of entrepreneurship, economy and business strategy which he animates. He is also the creator of the reality TV emission on RTBF on the subject of entrepreneurship Starter! Bruno is Member of several business planning competition jury’s so as Start Academy and Enterprise,.. He is coaching technological startups.
Bruno studied in Belgium, in the US and in the Netherlands. He holds a degree in management, a degree in Labor Sciences, an advanced degree in Management and a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation at the MIT. He has completed a specific Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.

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