The second edition of Kappa Data 2020 is a fact

The second edition of Kappa Data 2020 is a fact

It was Thursday, October the 5th, when event location ‘De Filatuur’ in the Belgian city of Aalst filled up with IT networking & security professionals. They all came to join the second edition of Kappa Data 2020, a one-of-a-kind yearly returning live experience and networking event. We can now look back on a successful, inspirational and – most of all – fun day.

Kappa Data 2020 kick-off

Despite the stormy weather and some roadworks around Aalst, most visitors were able to find the event location in a timely manner, where they were warmly welcomed with coffee, brownies and macarons. The kick-off was in hands of managing partners Patrick Casteels and Chris Willems. In this duo-presentation they shared some of the latest achievements of Kappa Data, such as the fast development of the Dutch office and receiving the Barracuda Award for Best Distributor of the Year 2017.

Kick-off by Chris Willems (left) and Patrick Casteels (right)
Kick-off by Chris Willems (left) and Patrick Casteels (right)

Saskia van Uffelen

Even more proud they were, to announce Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO of Ericsson and writer of the book ‘Iedereen baas!”. Saskia Van Uffelen has been working in the ICT sector for over 25 years and has always been very succesful in her work by paying special attention to the most important aspect of an organization: people. In an inspirational presentation she explained the importance of diversity and how this helps in building your business.

Saskia van Uffelen: “We need to build cultures of co-creation and participation!”

A variety of topics

The afternoon program consisted of presentations about Secure Cloud, GDPR, Software-Defined Secure Networks and Wi-Fi. Also ‘Internet of Things’ was part of the agenda. Please find some of the presentations below:

Click for PDF: Building blocks for a Secure Cloud
Click for PDF: GDPR - a legal story that became an IT journey
Click for PDF: IoT - Access, Visibility and Compliance
Click for PDF: Build a Software Defined Network to defend your business
Click for PDF: Make WiFi great again

And the winner is…

The afternoon program ended festive with an Kappa Data 2020 Award Ceremony. We congratulate:

  • Netleaf for receiving the Award for Rising Star
  • Civadis for receiving the Award for Loyalty reseller
  • LNS for receiving the Award for Midmarket project
  • SDP for receiving the Award for Midmarket reseller
  • SecureLink for receiving the Award for Enterprise reseller
  • ItnetX (Euroports) for receiving the Award for Enterprise project
  • DITP for receiving the Award for Upcoming Partner
  • Komputronik for receiving the Award for Project of the year
  • And we congratulate ESC for winning a Foodtruck at the Office for buying the 1000th Firewall!

No networking party like a Kappa Data party!

A Walking Dinner and LIVE music created the right atmosphere for visitors to get to know each other. A successful end of a successful day!

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We’re looking forward to see you again at the next edition of Kappa Data 2020!

The Kappa Data Team

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