What is the future of IT – Connected Future 2024

What is the future of IT? And more importantly, how can you stay ahead in these fast-changing times? We asked ourselves these questions during Connected Future, the first big Colabo event of 2024.


As you know, it is more important than ever to have a future-proof IT infrastructure. It can significally improve your business, heighten your productivity, and boost your profit. Innovating your IT infrastructure is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must. That is why we brought together Oracle experts from the Cronos group. They showed us a glimpse of the future, while tackling topics like AI, BI, integration cloud, self-service platforms, database security, and so much more… As cherry on top, we invited Martijn de Grunt, Lead GenAI Specialist at Oracle.


On Tuesday the 23rd of April, we all brought our expertise together at Vestar in Antwerp, a place where inspiration and comfort thrive. More than 100 business professionals met up with IT experts. After an inspiring introduction from Dirk Deroost from Cronos, Pascal Van Meerbergen from Colabo and Jan Ronsse from Oracle, Martijn de Grunt took to the stage. During his keynote, he explained the possibilities of GenAI, its advantages and the Oracle AI stack. We explored examples of real-life situations and how AI can empower enterprises from day to day. It was the perfect warm-up, and the tone was set for the rest of the afternoon.


After a small networking and introductory moment, accompanied by a delicious lunch, the Cronos competence centers put their experts forward. Each presenting a keynote session on their field of expertise. In between sessions, we provided a moment for relaxation and networking. It was also the perfect opportunity to talk with the experts, ask questions and follow demonstrations.


We concluded Connected Future with a reception to give our minds a break after all that listening and learning. Visitors left with a goodiebag and lots of inspiration.  What more do you need?


Did you miss a session that appealed to you? Or were you not able to make it to Connected Future? No worries! You can download the presentations of each keynote below. Do you have any follow-up questions, or would you like to spar with an expert on your IT-infrastructure and where you can grow? We would love to invite you for a chat over a coffee.

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Orchestrating the Future: Pioneering Self-Service Oracle Platforms

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Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) embraces Oracle APEX as low-code platform for automation of departmental hospital processes

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Learn how Cybersecurity expert Orange Cyberdefense uses NetSuite to support their business processes

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Oracle Cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions across diverse contexts

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Protecting your data: unveiling Oracle Data Safe

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Leveraging Oracle Fusion to optimize financial processes at Ladbrokes

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The ins and outs of doing win-win business with Oracle Cloud

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How Tennis and Padel Vlaanderen hit an ace with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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Demystifying Oracle database deployment models and the Microsoft Partnership. Featuring a success story at Samsonite Europe

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Optimizing an existing truck planning with Oracle Application Express

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Oracle Integration Excellence: Insights from RKITEK

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Data platform - Data Lakehouse in Oracle CIoud Infrastructure

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