Digital Transformation & Business Analytics

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Data Governance. 

George Attaya


beeckmansBenjamin Beeckmans is a Solvay graduate turned into a serial entrepreneur passionate about innovation and online businesses. After holding various positions in finance and marketing at Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, he founded Bluecorp, a software development company based in Sri Lanka and, a manufacturer and online reseller of tea-based products. Benjamin is in charge of the Brainstorm & Boost and e-marketing & e-commerce programs at Solvay Entrepreneurs and a regular coach for entrepreneurial projects. He is also President of the web businesses professional association and runs the e-commerce Entrepreneurship Program at EFP in Brussels.
Besides work, Benjamin is an active board member in several nonprofit organizations.

Economics and Monetization of Digital Transformation.

boutyAs C-Level international Marketing and Strategy professional, Laurent Bouty brings more than 20 years of international experience in Marketing, Sales, Strategy and Leadership. He has a broad Marketing experience (from Marketing Strategy to Communication) including latest trends like analytics, social networks and mobile gained in Telecommunication, Advertising and Financial sector. Laurent has a strong marketing execution orientation in highly complex industries through team development and best practices implementation.

Consulting Skills.

Data Science and Business Analytics.


gassnerMarjorie holds a PhD in Mathematics, ULB (1989). Her main research fields are Political Economics and Collective Decisions. She is member of CRISP and CEVIPOL. She teaches mathematics at ULB.


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. Passionate about developing talent and organizations in business analytics, she is also ICF professional certified coach, facilitator & trainer.


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.

Data Privacy & Digital Regulation.

Laurent Hublet

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.

Patrice Latinne

Multivariate Statistics & Experimental Design. 

Davy Paindaveine

Big Data infrastructure. 


pirotteHugues Pirotte is Professor of finance at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. He previously taught at the University of Lausanne. He is also co-founder and CEO of FinMetrics,a firm based in Switzerland developing dashboard solutions, providing financial management advice and training practictioners in risk management in the wider sense. Hugues has taught and advised on complex financial instruments’ pricing, hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, risk management and governance, strategic wealth management, and corporate finance in general. Hugues has more than 15 years of experience of teaching, advising, implementing financial solutions and research production. He is a member of the BEL20 Committtee and co-founder of the Finance Club of Brussels, a dedicated club to the financial community in Brussels.

Strategy and innovation in the digital era.

NicolasvanZeebroeck With a PhD in economics and management from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Nicolas van Zeebroeck is now Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Digital Business at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) at ULB. During his post-doctoral research funded by the FNRS, he was invited as a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. His main interest is in how ICT transforms business processes and business models. In particular, he looks at the impact of ICT on the organisation and performance of business and research, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of ICT to R&D and innovation. His research has appeared in several scholarly journals, including Management Science, Research Policy, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Information Economics and Policy, Scientometrics, and Pattern Recognition and has been presented in over 30 international conferences and seminars. He has also served as a strategy consultant for private and public organisations, advising companies mostly on issues relating with ICT, business processes, and knowledge management.