Bart is a passionate out-of-the-box thinker, a disruptive innovator and sought after speaker with over 2 decades of executive management experience and in the trenches business expertise in innovation, startup ecosystems and strategy. The fusion of ‘Think Different’ and ‘Just Do It’ is what he believes in.
Since he started to work for the world’s leading travel tech company back in 2003, he has held several management positions in e-Travel, Customer Delivery, Business Development, Innovation and Corporate Strategy. As the architect behind Amadeus Next (next.amadeus.com), the leading travel tech community in Asia Pacific, Bart has built up a solid network and strong relations with key players in the global startup scene.
Prior to Amadeus, Bart founded his own consulting business, worked for several startups and successfully led commercial and e-business projects at the leading edge of internet technology. Back in 2000, he co-created and led the world’s first, SAAS based, integrated supply chain for the ICT industry serving customers like Hewlett Packard, SAP and Coca-Cola.
Pragmatic and result oriented, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and technology background, Bart is an early adopter of the Lean Startup methodology and committed to take startups to the next level.
Specialties: startups, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, and public speaking.