Frank Wammes

Frank Wammes

Company: Capgemini Applications Services Continental Europe

Role in Company: Chief Technology Officer

Country: Netherlands

Speaker Biography

Frank began his career in 1996 as an SAP consultant within Capgemini, from which he switched to the role of Project Manager and later Account Manager. His passion with technology brought him into early experiments with sensor technology, Frank was one of the driving forces behind the RFID experience center, which Capgemini set-up at the Vanderlande premesis in collaboration with NXP, SAP, Vanderlande and Intel. From 2007, Frank managed one of the SAP practices in the Netherlands, and later took the responsibility for the entire Capgemini SAP business in the Netherlands, thereby als joining Capgemini’s global SAP leadership team. At this time, Frank also became board member of the Dutch SAP User Association (VNSG), the third largerst SAP user group in the world, a position he still holds today. In 2012, Frank took over the BIM practice in the Netherlands, consisting of the Data Management, Business Intelligence and Online business of Capgemini. Thereby also joined the global BIM leadership team. In January 2015, Frank has been appointed as CTO for Capgemini Application Services for Continental Europa. Frank is a Dutch citizen who lives in Wadenoijen, Netherlands with his family. He holds an MBA from the Nimbas-Bradford University. When he is not travelling he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and studying eastern philosophies.

Presentation Description

No, this keynote will not be about Techno or House music, but about the miracles we can achieve when we connect our heartbeat with the computer bytes. In the current era of Technology Rise, fear has become almost more dominant over opportunity. Will we lose jobs because of automation, will Artificial Intelligence cause a danger for humanity, will we be living in a time where 1984 finally becomes reality?

These questions are all valid and should be addressed. But when we connect our heart, our passion and our energy to the technology developments, new opportunities will arise. Not from an Utopian view, but real impact for the world.

In this keynote you will hear about people and examples that were able to create this impact. But perhaps even more important, on how they were enabled. On how you can make a change within within your organisation to unleash this energy.

Because we need to realise, the heart never makes the wrong decision and once energy flows it cannot be stopped.