B-Hive FinTech Hackathon

219 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 7
219 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 7

This campaign is over.

idea phase
starts on:
Jun 12, 2018, 04:00 PM ()
ends on:
Sep 19, 2018, 09:55 PM ()
starts on:
Sep 24, 2018, 06:00 AM ()
ends on:
Sep 25, 2018, 03:00 PM ()


The panel of judges consists of senior decision makers from the hackathon partners. They will assess the projects presentations during the Hackathons final pitching sessions on the afternoon of September 25.

The current list will be completed with representatives from our other partners in the days to come. Keep an eye out for them!

Niek De Taeye

COO at B-Hive

Jeroen Ghysel

Jeroen Ghysel is a member of the Management Board & Board of Directors of AXA Bank Belgium, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at Bancontact Payconiq Belgium.

As the Head of Retail, Transformation & IT at AXA Bank Belgium, his responsibilities include Retail Banking, Digital Channels, Transformation, IT, Data, Privacy & Security.

Jeroen enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others, especially on topics that are linked to the implementation of change in companies:

  • Program management, enterprise architecture, business architecture, change management, strategy definition, Business-IT alignment,…

He is a strong advocate of the idea that IT and business should work closely together: “A digital transformation is not only an IT matter, it’s a business transformation. To make a transformation successful, you need a continuous interaction and collaboration between IT teams and business teams working on the Customer Journey.”

Dirk Beeckman

Dirk Beeckman is Chief Transformation Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at BNP Paribas Fortis.

Geert Morris

Geert Morris is Head of Anti-Fraud and External Networks Ethias.

Ivan Carette

Experienced Procurement and Finance Manager with interest in procurement, performance management, strategy and change management Specialties: Strategy formulation and operationalization, Performance & Cost Management, Procurement.

Tom Hansen

Tom Hansen is Program Manager Open Banking & Blockchain Projects at BNP Paribas Fortis

Olivier Peeters

Olivier Peeters is head of Marketing & Innovation & Corporate Banking at BNP Paribas Fortis

Bart Ballon

Bart Ballon is Director Bank for Entrepreneurs at BNP Paribas Fortis

David Dechamps

David Dechamps is Senior Vice President, Digital Partnerships for Europe. In this role, he is responsible for the management and development of Mastercard’s with digital partners for the European markets. These include the smart phone payment partners, Google, Apple and Samsung.

Prior to this, he was the Benelux General Manager at Mastercard Europe. In this role he was responsible for all sales, marketing and operations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, which included close cooperation with the financial institutions as well as developing new solutions for retailers and cardholders.

Since he joined Mastercard in 2002, David held various positions as Head of Sales Products & Solutions and Vice President Prepaid Product Sales responsible for selling Mastercard’s prepaid solution across Europe.

David has worked in the electronic payments sector for over 20 years. During that time he has worked for a bank, a vendor and a card scheme, giving him a valuable ability to understand the different perspectives in the payments industry.

David came to Mastercard from the card manufacturer Gemalto, where he was marketing manager in the financial services sector for two years. He started his career as a product manager for an international cash management system at General de Banque (now BNP Paribas Fortis) in Belgium. David holds a degree in Commercial Engineering and a Masters in Telecommunications.

Wilfried Remans

Wilfried Remans is Director CSR & Public Affairs at BNP Paribas Fortis. An experience built on managing relations with specific stakeholders that co-create the reality on any organisation: journalists, trade unions, NGO’s and public authorities. The ability to identify the key questions or essential messages, also when things don’t turn out as planned. The challenge and return of working with diverse teams in large organisations. Changing things for the better, one step at a time.

Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal

Allianz Benelux transformation journey identified Data as a foundational block and hired Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandralal as regional Chief Data Officer. It also took a strategic decision that a Benelux Data Office will be created reporting directly to the Regional CEO, Anthony Bradshaw. In the scope of Benelux Data Office is all businesses of Allianz within the region Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg and the objective of the Benelux data office is to improve in the seven major areas such as Data Governance, Data Management, Data Architecture Vision, Business Intelligence, Master Data, Advanced Analytics and Data Culture. Sudaman Thoppan Mohanchandral, as regional Chief Data Officer heads the Benelux Data Office.

Sudaman has 18+ years of professional experience all in the world of Data & Analytics and is a recognized industry expert & speaker in the field of Data and Analytics.

Michiel Van Acoleyen

Michiel Van Acoleyen currently works within the department of Prudential Supervision of Market Infrastructures and Oversight of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB). His role within the central bank covers the organisation of the NBBs FinTech Single Point of Contact, a platform that aims to facilitate the dialogue between the regulator and firms offering innovative products or services within the financial sector. Besides these activities, Michiel also contributes to the European and Belgian regulatory work on the implementation of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Next to his position at the National Bank of Belgium, Michiel is involved with VITALITE Senegal, a Senegalese based, social business that sells Pico Solar Home Systems to the rural population based on a digital rent-to-own model. Prior to joining the NBB, Michiel studied Economics at the KU Leuven and International Management at ESADE Business School.

Johanna Verplaetse

Johanna Verplaetse is Business Center Manager Brussels East at BNP Paribas Fortis

Robin Devooght

Robin Devooght is data-analist at King Baudouin Fondation

Ann Polis

Ann Polis is Manager Specialized teams Claims Retail at AXA Belgium

Rudi Strobbe

Technologist, Innovation scout, Master degree in Graphical Arts, movie fan and father. With 3 decades of experience in banking and insurance @AXA and a passion for #selfdrivingcars, Universal Basic Income (#UBI), #AI, #VR and #sustainability. On a mission to build bridges to other companies and peers.

Tom Carnewal

Tom Carnewal is Director of Customer Experience bij Altares Dun & Bradstreet

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