Codit Integration Summit

Attend the Codit Integration Summit 2014 to discover the business leverage of Integration and the strategic technology trends

Tuesday September 23, Communicatieloft in Ghent.

What is the future of integration? What is the role of integration in the trending technology challenges companies are facing today: cloud, mobility, SaaS, Internet of Things… What does "big MAC" (Big MAC = BIG Data, Mobile, Applications and Cloud) bring you? And more precisely, what can you do to make a difference, both on a strategic and technological level? Who will win this battle?

Why attend?

To find out how you can be a winner. How can integration help you to face these fast emerging technology business challenges? One thing is for sure: you cannot hide from the future. This event will help you to define your technology strategy and explore your technological options to build and support a sustainable future growth path for your company.

Who should attend?

CIO, CTO, Business Decision Maker, Technical Architect, Functional Architect 


  • Date: Tuesday September 23, from 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM (including lunch)
  • Location: Communicatieloft in Ghent, easy accessible via R4 (large parking) & walking distance from railway station Gent Sint-Pieters - SEE ROADMAP
  • Participation is free, but open for pre-registrants only (limited amount of seats available only)
  • Language: English
  • Bring your business cards
  • Questions? Please contact us via

This Summit is being organized in collaboration with Microsoft and Impack Alliance.

Keynote Speakers

  • Richard Seroter

    The Future of Integration

    Richard Seroter is the director of product management for the CenturyLink Cloud, a Microsoft MVP for Integration, Pluralsight trainer, lead editor for cloud computing, frequent public speaker, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

  • Sam Vanhoutte

    How to make everybody love SaaS?

    Sam Vanhoutte - Codit: Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager at Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam is part of Microsoft's Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards. Being a BizTalk expert the last 10 years, Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration with the Windows Azure platform the last years, focusing on the AppFabric technology. Sam is blogging on the Codit blog and tweets via @samvanhoutte.

  • Marc Herremans

    Marc's Motivational Talk

    In 2002 Marc Herremans wanted to achieve his athletic dream: winning the Ironman in Hawaï. This dream promptly came to an end after a training accident on the island of Lanzarote: Marc became paralyzed from chest to toes. Instead of laying down in the hospital bed, he returned to Hawaï in 2003 and reached the 3rd place in the Ironman as a handcycle athlete. Despite his paralysis, in 2006 Marc won the Ironman of Hawaï! Besides these athletic achievements, Marc established To Walk Again, a foundation that provides disabled people with a chance for revalidation and sports, started coaching athletes and established the young triathlon team '185'. Marc is also known as a great international motivational speaker.


  • Serge Verborgh

    Integration tips and tricks: the key is in the project methodology

    Serge Verborgh - Codit: Serge is Service Business Unit Manager and is responsible for the delivery of consultancy and project services. To guarantee smooth delivery of services and projects, he continuously improves services quality by implementing best practices and using application lifecycle management. Key for his team is to maintain the highest level of technical skills through continuous training and certifications. Serge has over 10 years of experience in business integration and has worked for over 20 years in IT.

  • Toon Vanhoutte

    Integration tips and tricks: Application Lifecycle Management

    Toon Vanhoutte - Codit: Toon Vanhoutte is Integration Architect with Codit, focusing on integration for more than six years: mainly via BizTalk Server, or Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Azure and SOA. Has earned vast knowledge about integration and BizTalk as a platform during many successful projects in EAI, B2B, SOA and Hybrid. Toon loves to share his expertise; he is a brilliant BizTalk trainer and blogger.

  • Danny Buysse

    Integration tips & tricks: Application Performance Monitoring

    Danny Buysse - Codit: Danny is responsible for the day-to-day operations within the Codit Managed Services Business Unit. He is the primary point of contact for the Managed Services customers and manages the internal team in order to fulfill the Customer Service Level Agreement. He has been working in the .NET area as from the very beginning of his career. At first a .NET competence center leader in one of the top 3 service providers in Europe, he now is Integration Architect and Business Unit Manager Managed Services at Codit

  • Hans Valcke

    How to make mobility leverage your business?

    Hans Valcke - Unilin: Hans is Integration CoE Lead / Application Director at Unilin.

  • Rudy Van hoe

    Mobility and the architectural requirements to safely and easily expose data

    Rudy Van hoe - Microsoft: Rudy is Business Manager for Microsoft's Server and Cloud platform in Belgium. Rudy joined Microsoft from Sun Microsystems, where he was sales manager for Sun's open-source middleware platform. Before Sun, he was one of the first employees of Belgacom's Multimedia division as product line manager New Products and Services. Rudy started his career in R&D: he holds a PhD from the university of Ghent (research assistant at UCLA) and did spend five splendid years at Philips Research Laboratories.

  • Piet Vandaele

    Internet of Things

    Piet Vandaele - Waylay: Piet Vandaele is entrepreneur, founder and MD of waylay, a cloud software company that empowers enterprises and the public sector to benefit from the Internet-of-Things. waylay enables smarter real-time decisions, proactive monitoring and automation based on integration with existing line-of-business applications. Piet has 10+ years of experience in bringing to market new B2B technologies and has previously been working in IoT, M2M, predictive maintenance, device management and telecommunications. Piet holds an MSc. in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in applied sciences and an MBA degree from Vlerick Business School.

  • Tom Kerkhove

    Challenge of the day: demotime!

    Tom Kerkhove - Codit: Tom Kerkhove is Integration Professional at Codit, Microsoft Azure enthousiast, ex-Microsoft Student Partner and Kinect for Windows MVP. He has been working with Kinect since the release of its first Beta version and has become passionate about Kinect and its - many yet to be discovered - possibilities. He wants to convince companies to see more application scenarios to Kinect beyond gaming, such as using the sensor in production environments & cloud scenarios or - as he likes to call it - "Kinecting the cloud".


In close collaboration with

  • Microsoft
  • impack


  • Welcome coffee

  • Opening keynote: The Future of Integration

    by Richard Seroter - The next decade looks to be one of the most disruptive in the short history of IT. New computing and architecture paradigms, an exploding number of connected devices, and new organization models have all directly impacted what systems integration will look like in the years ahead. What challenges has the cloud introduced? How does a DevOps commitment impact my integration approach? What role does integration play in the "internet of things"? In this session, we'll talk about some of the mega-trends in the industry and how that may impact your approach to integration today and tomorrow.

  • How to make everybody love SaaS?

    by Sam Vanhoutte - The most common pitfalls of migrating to or integrating with SaaS apps and what integration can do to help.

  • -- Short break --

  • Integration project tips & tricks

    • What Application Lifecycle Management can do for your integration project - by Serge Verborgh and Toon Vanhoutte
    • How to monitor the performance of your applications - by Danny Buysse
  • -- 12:30 Lunch time --

  • Mobility: it's not about the "if", but about the "how to"!

    • Great, you go mobile! But how to make mobility leverage your business? Let's look beyond the device and the app - testimonial by Hans Valcke, Unilin
    • Mobility and the architectural requirements to safely and easily expose data - by Rudy Van hoe, Microsoft.
  • -- Short break --

  • Internet of Things

    by Piet Vandaele, Waylay.

  • Win of the day: How to fit a full day Summit in one single demo?

    Tom Kerkhove and Sam Vanhoutte took the challenge.

  • Closing keynote: Marc's Motivational Talk

    Life has taught Marc that every setback in life is an opportunity to fight back. An accident may be able to break your back, but you can never let it break your life and dreams. Life is too short to not fully pursue your dreams. Discover how to transform an obstacle into an opportunity, and that through teamwork, you will realize the greatest successes. Expand your horizon by focusing on the positive.

  • -- 17:30 Open C/Mocktail bar --

Stay tuned for next year’s edition

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