Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

Energized and intrigued by the enablement of people, society and businesses by technology - with culture as essential factor.

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Canonical: A partnership that delivers the best and most secure open source for customers

“Before this partnership we would typically only passively engage with users who consume our products and services. But this co-sell model allows us to jointly sell both Canonical and Microsoft solutions, which is helping us connect to many more enterprises and sales cycles – and that is certain to yield more results over time.” Alex […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Maersk and Onomondo: a partnership that’s making all the right IoT connections

“I suppose you could say we were dating at first,” says Michael Karlsen, CEO and co-founder of Onomondo, as he recalls his company’s first meeting with Danish shipping behemoth A.P. Moller – Maersk in February 2019. He admits that the two companies were an unlikely corporate couple: the small, Copenhagen-based start-up IoT operator Onomondo with less than 20 employees, and the massive, 79,900-strong Maersk with its global fleet of over 700 vessels and 3.5 million containers.   The match was made by the Danish Energy Authority. “They knew we were very interested […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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The Fire Group: how data-driven processes are reshaping sustainable credit management

“We want to change the way credit management is perceived, because we play an important social role in this sector. Data and technology allow us to show the critical role that we play in a more direct way.” Sonia Di Nuzzo, Corporate Communication Leader at Fire is outlining the ambitious goal the company is setting for the industry it operates in with data. As Italy’s largest independent credit management solutions provider, Fire plays a pivotal role […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Zuiver: Supporting both business and culture through technology

“Since moving to the cloud, there are no limitations anymore. And I’m certain without this technology, we would not have seen the growth we have today.” Jaap Landsaat, CFO and Head of IT at Dutch furniture designer Zuiver, is talking about the profound impact technology has had on the business he co-founded more than 20 years ago. “Back then, we had 100 orders a week […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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How Microsoft became an Intelligence Driven Organization – and how your business could do the same

Microsoft has learned how to make digital transformation work, not just from projects undertaken with customers, but also by committing to its own transformation journey. Digital transformation may be a buzzword, but that doesn’t make it meaningless. Far from it – a journey of transformation can open up infinite possibilities for organizations of any size […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Bell Food Group: Proving the benefits of digitalization through a Power Platform solution

“We expected a few drawings or designs to see what the product-tasting app would look like – but instead, they came in with a working model. We were all speechless, and really impressed at how fast Power Platform allows you to build something that works.” Valery Thomas, Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Digitalization at […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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East Limburg Hospital Health Bot: a chatbot as a screening procedure

Hospitals have been under a lot of pressure since the outbreak of COVID-19. In order to protect both patients and staff as best they can, and to safeguard the functioning of the hospital, the East Limburg Hospital (ZOL) in Genk, Belgium, started using the Health Bot, a chatbot on the Microsoft Azure platform, at very […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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ASML: Redefining customer support with mixed reality technology

“In our industry, the stakes are high. If one of our machines were down for a day, the cost for a chipmaker could run into the millions.” Working under pressure is something that Michiel Haverkorn Van Rijsewijk has grown used to since he started as the Director of Customer Support at ASML in February 2020. Within a month of starting at the world’s largest semiconductor lithography equipment maker, the company’s long-established […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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IRCCS San Raffaele: Identifying the COVID-19 patients at highest risk with AI

2020 has been an unpredictable and transformative year for every industry. But no sector has felt the impact of COVID-19 quite as acutely as healthcare. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions all over the world have had to adapt quickly to a situation that is changing and evolving every day. A major aspect of the challenge […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Etex Group: Future-proofing employees to work anywhere across the world

When COVID-19 spread across Europe in early 2020, businesses entered a new digitally-dependent age. Social distancing measures had asked offices of all shapes and sizes to close their doors, sparking organizations to quickly find other virtual ways for colleagues to meet and collaborate remotely. But for Belgium building material specialist Etex, this was a step they were ready for – having already implemented a cloud-based infrastructure and collaboration tools […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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COFCO International: How cloud technologies ensured business continuity during challenging times

“I have worked at COFCO for 12 years, always in an office. But I have spent the last 63 days working from home.” Marcus Seelbach, Chief HR Officer at global agribusiness COFCO International, is talking from his home via video call about the transition he and all his colleagues have undergone since COVID-19 led to the closure of the company’s offices worldwide. “But thanks to the preparation and […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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2020 has shown manufacturers the true value of digital transformation

At the start of 2020, there were all manner of manufacturing topics to be discussed. And then suddenly, there was only one. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of Covid-19’s disruption on manufacturers. Almost across the board, this industry has seen supply chains breaking, cash ceasing to flow and production lines grinding to […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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