Cegeka Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

André Knaepen

Cegeka pursues a strategy that revolves around continuous investment, improvement and innovation. It is a strategy that bears fruit, as is yet again reflected in our annual figures: 511 million euro in revenue, an increase of 16% compared to 2017. This is the 15th year running we can report solid growth, and I am proud of that.

2018 is also the year in which I decided to step aside as CEO and hand the reins to Stijn Bijnens. A fully-fledged entrepreneur, Stijn has the leadership skills, the business acumen and the IT expertise that are crucial for steering Cegeka through these fast-paced, volatile and exciting times.

Stijn will decidedly make his own mark, but I know he will stay true to the fundamentals of our modus operandi: cool pragmatism and a customer-centric approach. Our baseline ‘In Close Cooperation’ remains unchanged and is as relevant as ever: Stijn and I firmly believe that it is our accessibility, our transparency and our empathy that are the keys to our success.

I want to express my gratitude to all our customers for their continued faith and loyalty in Cegeka. Thank you also to the more than 4000 Cegeka employees who create tangible impact for our customers, every single day. A final thank you to our shareholders, investors and business partners, without whom this adventure would not be possible.

André Knaepen
Founder & Chairman of the Board

André Knaepen
Stijn Bijnens
Stijn Bijnens

We have exciting times ahead of us.

As consumers, we have witnessed a number of seismic shifts over the past decade: how we communicate and shop, for instance, has changed drastically. Mobile devices, 24/7 online stores and social media have transformed our lives significantly.

We don’t quite see the same kind of leaps and bounds when we look at enterprise IT. In the core, very little has changed in that domain: we still develop applications more or less like we did ten years ago, we still talk about ERP and CRM systems, infrastructure and so forth.

It is my belief that this is going to change. Indeed, it is already changing. And the tilt in business IT is the result of two technologies: the ever-growing world of cloud and the advent of 5G. Combined, they will change enterprise IT completely. 5G will give the cloud eyes and hands.

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Stijn Bijnens
CEO

Vision

IT is about people. Everyone – consumers, citizens and office workers alike – wants to have frictionless and highly personalized digital experiences. People don’t want technology, they want seamlessness, safety and speed, and they want it anyplace, anytime and on any device.

As a b2b IT solutions provider, our customers are businesses, organizations and governmental agencies. They, in turn, serve other businesses, consumers and citizens. Today, we are witnessing a shift: it’s not just our customers we’re being of service to, we’re being of service to the customers of our customers, and increasingly so.

We do this in a world which is highly digitized, increasingly connected and constantly changing at lightning speed. A world in which cloud chaos and shadow IT are creeping up on organizations. A world also, in which gravitational forces, such as day-to-day and financial operations, are slowing businesses down.

In this constellation, it is our mission to help our customers focus on their core business. So they can maintain a high level of operational efficiency, keep a sharp competitive edge, and have the bandwidth to keep innovating as their company grows.

People at the center
People at the center

People at the center

Pendulum Swings
Pendulum swings

IT is subject to constant pendulum swings

Gravity slows business down
Gravity slows business down

Gravity slows businesses down

Cloud entropy will keep increasing
Cloud entropy will keep increasing

Cloud entropy will keep increasing

The world is DATA
The world is DATA

The world is DATA

Mission

As a family-owned IT solutions provider founded on craftmanship, we work in close cooperation with our customers.

We help businesses, organizations and governmental agencies create frictionless and personalized experiences for their customers, for consumers and for citizens.

It is our ambition to become the leading European orchestrator of digital business platforms and ecosystems in our focus markets.

Missionv2

In Close Cooperation

Growth
Growth

We provide solutions which accelerate growth and guide businesses towards digital relevance. We do so in the belief that the power lies in the combination of technologies, trends and skills.

Cloud
Cloud

We navigate the cloud landscape with confidence and conviction, unlocking possibilities and uncovering what lies ‘beyond’.

Innovation
Innovation

We industrialize applied innovation to maximize business impact. We demystify trends and technologies as we go. We aim to deliver.

Ecosystems
Ecosystems

We believe in the power of digital platforms and ecosystems. We want to connect people, things and businesses in order to exchange value among all partners.

Annual Report 2018

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