With the exceptional participation of:
Rik Vandenberghe: President of the Event - Welcome & general introduction
For example, in the Uber issue, the outcry of taxi drivers throughout Europe is significant. The consumer, however, applauds this kind of initiative which is a business model based on web collaboration.
But what exactly are we talking about?
Disintermediation is an economic and commercial phenomenon resulting in the reduction or the suppression of the intermediaries in the supply chain due to an increased digitalization. This implementation between producer and consumer has been made possible thanks to internet. For a large amount of companies, disintermediation has made reduction in costs possible and therefore helps towards a profit for the end consumer.
This phenomenon will gather in strength but will not become of general use: in certain areas we will always need the skills and expertise of intermediaries.
Therefore is disintermediation not only a major risk: it is also an occasion to rethink completely the business model of a company. It also opens the door to many development opportunities. The creation of new professions will thus compensate the expected job losses.
The next TOP MANAGEMENT EVENT aims to present you concrete cases of digital evolution within certain companies that are leading to disintermediation. The final goal consists in a better knowledge of the process and, mostly, in the promise that you will leave this event with concrete ideas and strategies that you may immediately apply to your company!
Bruno Colmant: The financial disintermediation
Philippe Coulon: To create a community with people of same valuesrism is, undoubtedly, one of the sectors the most affected by disintermediation. There are countless new web sites arriving on the market. However, this phenomenon is approached by Airbnb as an opportunity, it allows us to create a community of people having the same values, which travel differently and see digitalization as sharing.
Ada Sekirin: « Digital-mediation : how digitalisation of all human interactions is changing intermediation landscape » Examples of the new business models for intermediation based on data empowered digital channels.
Denis Gorteman: While a large majority of car buyers make their choice on internet, the actual purchase of the vehicle is always through a dealer. This will however not last forever … In fact, in the coming years this activity sector will be profoundly impacted by the change in habits of the population. For example, will we still have our own personal car? And how will we acquire it? The following years will be passionate for this activity sector.