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How digital technologies boost manufacturing agility #wmf2016 (2/2)

On the 3rd & 4th of May the 2016 World Manufacturing Forum was organized in Barcelona. The theme of the conference was “The Digital transformation – driving innovation, new business opportunities and competitiveness”. In a first article we shared the highlights around digital collaboration & digital engineering. Below we focus on the role of big data combined with good analytics, standards & privacy challenges as well as the importance for SME’s to also move into this direction.

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Agoria @ Copernicus Value Chain Workshop

Op 26 en 27 april jl. vond in Brussel een workshop plaats over Copernicus, het Europees aardobservatiesysteem waarvan de ontwikkeling en het beheer door de Europese Commissie worden gecoördineerd. Agoria was er namens Eurogi gastspreker in een panelgesprek over 'interoperabiliteit'.

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Patrick Gillerot

Recruiting in 2016: from a “match made in heaven” to a strong marriage

Handling careers in a more sustainable way is a hot topic in strategic HR policy. Employers deploy more and more efforts to enable effective stress prevention, and the legal framework is also being reviewed to include ‘workable work’ in the coalition agreement of the Michel government. However, in all these efforts, we must dare to look beyond the workplace.

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Marc Lambotte

Young people say ‘yes’ to technology – but only technology with a purpose

Technology dominates our day-to-day lives – this is a fact. This phenomenon will continue to spread in both our private and professional lives in the years to come. Is this world of technology a good thing for our young people?

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Laurent Hellebaut

New boost for internal market: the right focus on compliance and enforcement

The European Commission has recently proposed a strategy to give the internal market a new boost. Agoria is pleased to see that efficient and effective market surveillance is an important part of that plan.

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Marc Lambotte

Believe in our country once again

Ten thousand new jobs in the technology industry, a real possibility if our country leverages sufficiently the advantages of its geographical situation. Our economy is now beginning to reap the benefits of the measures the government has taken to reduce our labour cost handicap. The Belgian technology industry will once again be able to live up to its name as a job and growth engine.

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How digital technologies boost manufacturing agility #wmf2016 (1/2)

On the 3rd & 4th of May the 2016 World Manufacturing Forum was organized in Barcelona. The theme of the conference was “The Digital transformation – driving innovation, new business opportunities and competitiveness”. In this article we share the highlights from a general overview on digitising manufacturing.

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The future of jobs: is your workplace ready for the digital shock?

Digitisation, big data, the Internet of things, robotisation, and so on: the fact that the fourth industrial revolution is shaking up our economy and job market goes without question. But how will this impact the world of work? And how can companies arm themselves against the digital revolution in the workplace? Agoria experts Jeroen Franssen (Talent & Job Market Expert) and Robrecht Janssens (Social Affairs Expert) examine this hot topic.

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Recruiting in 2016: from a “match made in heaven” to a strong marriage

Handling careers in a more sustainable way is a hot topic in strategic HR policy. Employers deploy more and more efforts to enable effective stress prevention, and the legal framework is also being reviewed to include ‘workable work’ in the coalition agreement of the Michel government. However, in all these efforts, we must dare to look beyond the workplace.

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Achiel Verheyen: “One in three car speakers comes from PSS in Dendermonde”

Do you have a famous brand of music system in your car? Is the B&W Bowers & Wilkins logo adorning your speakers? Chances are you bought the name and image of a known speaker brand, even though, behind the scenes, Dendermonde-based PSS designed and produced the top-of-the-range loudspeaker. No less than a third of the cars on our roads are fitted with loudspeakers from Dendermonde.

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Privacy Shield (instead of Safe Harbor): what does that mean?

As you may know, on the 2nd of February the EU and the US agreed on the “EU-US Privacy Shield” to replace the "Safe Harbor" adequacy decision for transatlantic flows of personal data. Meanwhile all relevant documentation has been published from the side of the EC.

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Biobakkerij De Trog, Ontex and Van Hoecke NV, Factories of the Future from other industries

Since 4 February Belgium has seven more factories of the future: De Trog Organic Bakery, E.D.&A., JTEKT Torsen Europe, Ontex, Punch Powertrain, TE Connectivity and Van Hoecke NV were granted this label as a show of appreciation for their efforts. These companies have invested in state-of-the-art production technology, digitalisation, social innovation and ecology which now makes them top-of-the-range companies. We will discuss these remarkable companies one by one.

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