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K2 Transformations - Freelance consultant
2017 - Today
Creating strategic visions and roadmaps for transformations. Leading the planning and execution of complex programs and organizational changes. Negotiating IT outsourcing contracts.
HP - Transformation director
2008 - 2016
In HP, I aligned IT Transformations with the Business transformations of the client. I coached transformation managers during the sales, planning and execution of global IT-transformations.
Smets Adventures - Owner
In Smets Adventures, I want to inspire your employees, team members, clients and/or partners to take on challenges in a professional way. To achieve this, I combine my experience in the transformation of companies and government institutions with the lessons learned at extreme altitude.
EDS - Transformation manager
1995 - 2008
In EDS, I was responsible for the transformation of IT-departments of multinationals and government institutions. To achieve success, I focussed on organisation and program management but also on the people aspect of the change, both with the employees of the IT-department as with the end-users of the IT services.
I am a passionate and experienced mountaineer who prepares his challenges thoroughly and executes them professionally. I am the 3rd Belgian that climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). I am also the first Belgian that has ever tried to climb K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world. On top of that I am the only Belgian that has climbed Broad Peak and Lhotse. On Broad Peak, I saved the life of a South-African mountaineer during the descent.
This track record makes me the most successful expedition climber of Belgium. For my accomplishments, I have received congratulations of the royal family and was named honorary citizen of my hometown.
Education and certificates
University of Antwerp - 1990
Vlerick Business School - 1991
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Project Management Institute - 2001
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Coaching you - 2012
Prosci - 2016
Certified change manager (ADKAR)
Intercultural management Communication