I've been a speaker at many different events with talks about technology, business, culture, and legal. Over the years, I've started to delegate speaking opportunities to colleagues. If you look at iText's event list, you'll notice that many talks that I created are now given by other people at iText.

That doesn't mean I don't like speaking in public anymore—just take a look at a video of one of my talks, and you'll understand that I love it! I just don't like to give the same talk too many times. I like the opportunity to come up with new angles and new presentations on a regular basis.

2018

Date Event Topic

May/29

Agentschap Ondernemen / KPMG, Kortrijk, Belgium

Hoe pas je de nieuwe innovatie-aftrek toe? (bedrijfsgetuigenis)

Apr/25

GIDS 2018, Bangalore, India

Blockchain, threat or opportunity?

Mar/11

SXSW, Austin, U.S.A.

Startup Cities: Brussels, Belgium

Feb/12

University College UCLL, Leuven, Belgium

Guest Lecture International project week: Culture in Business

2017

Date Event Topic

Nov/6

Hoek af roadshow / Vlerick Venture Talks, Ghent, Belgium

Writing a table of contents for your business idea

July/27

EDTA Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

PDF standards, eTax invoices and ZUGFeRD, Blockchain for documents

June/26

Hoek Af roadshow, Ghent, Belgium

"Don't Believe the Hype"

May/29

Watt Factory, Ghent, Belgium

Sales before funding: Bootstrapping your Business

May/18

University College UCLL, Leuven, Belgium

Guest Lecture: International Business Culture

May/16

PDF Days, Berlin, Germany

Next-Generation PDF: Server-side applications - view presentation

May 1

B-DNA, Singapore

Belgian Startups.be Mission: why iText started a company in Singapore - view presentation

Apr/25 - Apr/28

GIDS, Bangalore, India

Why you can be like Zuckerberg - view presentation

2016

Date Event Topic

Dec/15

VOKA, Gent; Belgium

Doing business in the US

Nov/21

University College UCLL, Leuven, Belgium

Guest Lecture: International Business Culture

Oct/22

OSI Days, Bangalore, India

keynote: How can large open source projects be monetized?

Oct/21

OSI Days, Bangalore, India

Open source: an introduction to IP and Legal

Oct/5

Eurostaff Connect, Gent, Belgium

How can large open source projects be monetized?

Sep/18-Sep/21

JavaOne, San Francisco, United States

Oops, I broke my API

June/14-June/15

PDF Days, Berlin, Germany

Disrupting the world of document creation & distribution

May/18

University College UCLL, Leuven, Belgium

Guest Lecture: Doing business in the US vs doing business in Europe

Apr/28

GIDS, Bangalore, India

Technical talk: PDF is dead; long live PDF!

Apr/26

GIDS, Bangalore, India

Technical talk: what's new in iText and iTextSharp?

Apr/26

GIDS, Bangalore, India

Keynote: PDF, from simple to powerful

Mar/13

SXSW, Austin, Texas

Participant Global Innovation Forum

Feb/18

Tech Startup Day, Brussels, Belgium

StartUp! ScaleUp! MoveUp!

Feb/02

BRYO Sounding boards, Ghent, Belgium

Milestones & Challenges

2015

Date Event Topic

Dec/14

City of Ghent, VOKA, Ghent, Belgium

Discovering Silicon Valley: what to expect?

Dec/5

Singapore: Smart Nation, FIT, Brussels, Belgium

Why iText went East

Oct/25–Oct/29

JavaOne, San Francisco (CA), USA

IANAL: What developers need to know about IP and Legal

Oct 19–Oct/20

Technical PDF Conference North America, San Jose (CA), United States

ZUGFeRD: the Future of Invoicing; panels discussions: "Who's Afraid of XFA?" and "PDF 2.0 and the Future of PDF"

Aug/28

Masterclass Investor Readiness, Antwerp Management School, Antwerp, Belgium

Guest Lecture: "Hare Corp. and Tortoise LLC; fables and facts"

Jun/08–Jun/09

PDF Days, Cologne, Germany

Who's afraid of XFA?

May/20

Guest lecture at the UCLL, Leuven, Belgium

Doing business in the US vs doing business in Europe

Apr/02

eaZySign (Zetes), Ruisbroek Castle, Belgium

Digital signatures, how it's done in PDF

Mar/12

Tech Startup Day, Brussels, Belgium

Keynote speech, 'Four failures and one hit'

Mar/10

National Digital Invoice Forum (FNFE), Paris, France

ZUGFeRD, an overview

Jan/27

What's Next (CIONet), Vilvoorde, Belgium

How startups think

Jan/ 05

Founder Institute, Brussels, Belgium

Startup legal and IP

2014

Date Event Topic

Dec/11

PDF Days, New York City (NY), USA

How standards drive business

Dec/10

PDF Days, Washington DC, USA

How standards drive business

Dec/06

Startup Weekend, Ghent, Belgium

Bruno Lowagie, Unplugged

Nov/10–Nov/13

Devoxx, Antwerp, Belgium

The founder's dilemmas

Sep/29

JavaOne, San Francisco (CA), United States

PDF is dead. Long live PDF... with Java

Sep/16

GlobalSign XChange, Leuven, Belgium

Digital signatures: how it's done in PDF

Sep/05

Business success in the US, VOKA East Flanders, Belgium

Doing business in the US: Yes, you can!