Chief Digital Officer at City of Genk
Stijn Schepers is Chief Digital Officer at the City of Genk. In this role, Schepers is responsible for spearheading the city's digital transformation efforts, focusing on enhancing the citizen experience and developing a smart city ecosystem. With over 20 years of experience as an IT consultant, Schepers brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current position. He has worked in various roles in different countries, including Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. This international exposure has provided him with a global perspective on digital innovation and technology adoption. Prior to his role in the City of Genk, Schepers spent six years working for Accenture, a leading global professional services company. During his tenure there, he worked on numerous projects, focusing on the performance, stability, optimization, and reliability of IT systems. .
During the chilling night of October 8 to 9, 1993, a tragic incident shook the Eltie youth center in Houthalen. Mark Bos, a young soldier, lost his life during an 18th birthday party. Perpetrated by uninvited youngsters from the notorious mining district of Meulenberg, known for its violence and criminal activities, the impact of this event reverberated far beyond its immediate context.
Join Stijn Schepers, Chief Digital Officer of the city of Genk, as he sheds light on the unexpected connections between this tragic story and the world of IT security. Despite seeming disconnected, it holds invaluable insights that resonate with our mission today. Don't miss this enlightening journey that will challenge your perspective and inspire meaningful discussions.
City of Genk
Chief Digital Officer (CDO)