New Year Networking event 2024


Jan 19 2024


15:30 - 22:00


ISACA Education BE
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Members and future Members of ISACA Belgium

We anticipate that 2024 will be even better than 2023, which has been an exciting year.

New modes of operation, new partnerships (Beltug, ANNACON,… a multitude of new process for our Certification Trainings and Membership… It was an eventful and transformative year that you had anticipated for some time. And to commemorate the New Year 2024, we are excited to invite you to a special and fun venue where you can meet your ISACA Board members and members, discuss initiatives such as OneIn Tech/ Sheleadstech and the new emerging tech ISACA certifications (AI, Cloud, Blockchain…), and network with peers.

  •     Welcome beverage
  •     Dinner and Business networking
  •     Meet speakers

Discover training and certification options of ISACA and PECB !
Get 15 % discount code for one of ISACA’s certification training programs in 2024.

Come celebrate the upcoming year with the ISACA Belgium and international community at this exclusive event, where you can mingle and enjoy a drink.

  • Non-members are also welcome at a cost of €95 per individual or
  • for free if you sign up for ISACA membership ISACA Belgium Non-Member + Membership for 1 Year €195.00

Speakers : 

Dr. Aleksandra Klein,  Professor of Management Accounting 

 Aleksandra’s research explores the intersection of creativity and performance. She concentrates on how management accounting and control systems affect creative environments. At Vlerick, she will particularly focus on digital applications in management accounting.

She’s also involved in research projects focusing on social innovation, performance evaluation, family firms and emerging growth companies. Her research has been published in several academic journals and she collaborates with research organisations all over the world. She has taught at different European business schools, winning several teaching and research awards.

Before she became an academic, Aleksandra was an Associate at Deutsche Bank Inhouse Consulting – where she gained important practical experience that she now applies to her research and teaching posts.

Aleksandra teaches on our Masters programmes and plays an active role in the Centre for Financial Leadership and Digital Transformation.

Title : “Unveiling Creative Potential for Better Results”

Punit Bhatia, Education director & DPO at ISACA BE
Punit is a leading privacy expert who specializes in privacy strategy, advice, training and support to CXOs.

He is DPO and Education director at ISACA Belgium. Punit also works with business and privacy leaders to create an organization culture with high privacy awareness and compliance as a business priority.

Title: “Think Believe & Act to realize your dreams”


Siska Hallemeesch, Manager at NVISO – CISM, CISSP, PECB 27001 Senior LI, PECB Lead Cloud Security Manager – Silver Member of ISACA Belgium
Siska is working as a Cyber Strategy consultant at NVISO, where she assists medium-sized organizations to increase their security maturity by defining a strategic direction and implementing action plans. She acts as the CISO for these organizations. For global organizations, Siska assists in the definition, execution, and coordination of their information Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance projects. ​​
​​Before joining NVISO, Siska worked as Senior Consultant  at Sopra Steria Benelux consulting for a European Agency on projects involving security risk assessment,  security plans, business continuity, and disaster recovery projects. She was also deputy security officer for a major European project.   Before Sopra Steria,  she worked 6 months at BNP Parisbas Fortis as third party risk assessor and nearly 13 years  in managed security services at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.​
Siska holds an Executive Master Degree in Information Security Management from Solvay Brussels School, an MBA in International Management, and a  BA in International Affairs.  She is certified for CISSP, CISM, PECB ISO27001 Senior Lead Implementor and  Lead Cloud Security Manager.​

Title: “How to build a comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy in a medium-sized enterprise?”

Kurt Callewaert, Valorisation Manager Digital Transformation, Member the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition vzw Kurt Callewaert is Valorisation Manager Digital Transformation at Howest University of Applied Sciences collaborating with research groups specializing in AI, AR/VR , Web3 (Blockchain , Solid) , Game Technology and Cybersecurity. Kurt is a member of the Flemish Cybersecurity Steering Group Training & Outreach and the Belgian Cyber Coalition vzw .

Kurt has been active in cybersecurity for more than 12 years as lecturer, researcher and momently project leader of the Living Lab Innovative Cyber Security in Industry and Logistics 4.0 . The Howest study program CS at Howest is internationally well-known. Kurt is Belgium’s Cyber Security Researcher / Educator of 2023

Title : The future of Cyber Security … new innovative solutions , methodologies but stronger together.

Livia De Picker, Assistant professor of clinical immunopsychiatry at University Psychiatric Hospital Duffel

Dr. Livia De Picker graduated with a summa cum laude medical degree from the University of Antwerp in 2012. As a clinical psychiatrist and postdoctoral researcher at the University Psychiatric Hospital Duffel (Belgium), her current work seamlessly integrates research, clinical care, and health care policy, focusing on translational strategies for evidence-based policy implementation.

Beyond her clinical and research roles, Dr. De Picker has been actively engaged at the international level, contributing as a board member and director for several prominent scientific organizations. This multifaceted involvement has established her as a noteworthy early career clinician-scientist, advocating for advancements in neuroscience across Belgium and Europe. Dr. De Picker’s influence extends beyond traditional academic settings, as she is a sought-after public speaker. Her recent TEDx presentation on “salience” brilliantly explores the intersection of neuroscience and technology, offering unique insights into this compelling nexus. 

Title : Salience: a psychiatrist’s take on hallucinating algorithms

Artist :

Annette Homann Violinist, Composer and Violist

Annette Homann is a violinist, violist and composer. Born in Hanover, Germany, she stands out for being incredibly versatile in terms of musical styles. Her way of playing has been described as “sparkling, energetic, confident and joyful” (Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung).

She started playing at the age of 6. After graduating from highschool she decided to become a professional violinist and started her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and finished her Teaching Diploma at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz in 2004 where she studied with Professor Christoph Schickedanz. In 2005 she moved to New York City to study at Manhattan School of Music with Laurie Smukler. She received her Master of Music in violin performance in 2006.

2008-2011 she went on a world tour with the fiddle show Barrage playing about 200 shows a year. After she continued being an active freelance musician in NYC playing with various groups and solo at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

In 2016 she moved back to Europe. She has been continuing as a freelance musician performing solo shows and tours including playing with Michael Bublé, Howard Carpendale, Soloist for Alex Christensen and the Berlin Orchestra, Senna Gammour, Marc Secara and Orchestra, subbing in the musical HAMILTON as well as performing with her Irish duo HomeWard.

In 2020 Mrs. Homann published the album “Violin Sentiments”, an album of original compositions for solo- and duo violin/viola. The style can be described as classical crossover. Mrs. Homann is also a dedicated instructor.  She currently resides in both Berlin and Brussels with her family.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.

 This event is sponsored by PECB.

About PECB
PECB is a certification body that provides education, certification, and certificate programs for individuals
in a wide range of disciplines.
Operating in more than 150 countries, they help professionals demonstrate their competence in various areas of expertise by providing valuable evaluation, certification, and certificate programs against internationally recognized standards.Our commitment to excellence extends to the continual development of innovative training courses, led by the best experts in their respective fields, to provide education, certification, and certificate program

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Hourly Schedule


15:30 - 16:30
Welcome Drinks
Discover training and certification options of ISACA and PECB ! Get 15 % discount code for one of ISACA's certification training programs in 2024.
16:30 - 18:30
Keynote Speakers
18:30 - 22h
Networking & Dinner
Throughout the occasion, we will be afforded the opportunity to hear the exceptional violinist Annette Homann.


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