EVENT — 20 oktober 2022 // 13:45 - 17:30

Hidden Champions: Digitize your business with Low-Code… Why… How… and What?

Creating high-impact solutions with Low-Code applications

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About the event

Business demands are increasing in an unprecedented way. The need for digital services in the workplace is soaring. At the same time, the traditional IT departments are confronted with fewer resources and legacy systems that are holding them back to truly deliver the innovative solutions the business demands. Bimodal IT, combined with Low-Code, helps you to innovate without disrupting or compromising your daily operations as a hidden champion.

Bimodal IT is the practice of combining two ways of structuring processes within your organization, known as mode 1 and mode 2. Mode 1 is optimized for ‘improving and renovating well-understood processes in a more predictable way’, according to market analyst Gartner. After all, you don’t want any changes to uproot your core business. Especially operational tasks, such as updating ERP and CRM operating systems, benefit from this structure.

Mode 2, on the other hand, is about ‘exploring and experimenting’. Instead of working towards big goals with structured planning documents, these initiatives begin with a hypothesis that is tested during short iterations. This allows you to better adjust your work to your goal, or even change your goal if necessary. In which cases is this most useful? For instance, when you need to develop applications which really differentiate you from your competitor such as customer portals, real time service applications, or the development of completely new services. The agile approach of mode 2 makes it very suitable for Low-Code platforms, such as the worldwide market leading Mendix platform.

Mode 2 enables you to execute your business strategy in a faster and more flexible way. As such Low-Code platforms are essential tools to gain a competitive advantage for you as an organization.

Do you recognize the above challenge and do you want to learn how Low-Code can help you to tackle it? We’ve got you covered! Join us for Bizzo Meet & Mx dedicated to ‘digitizing your business with Low-Code’ on October 20th in Cologne.

You‘ll get the opportunity to learn from the best. Meet our keynote speakers; a mix of thought leaders, experts and customers that share insightful stories about how to be ready for the business and IT challenges in the near future.

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13:45 - 14:00


Doors open & welcome

14:00 - 14:30

Digitize your business with Low-Code… Why? - Marc Gelissen, Founder and CEO of Bizzomate

Marc is a highly skilled expert when it comes to the impact of this rapidly changing world on innovation, organizations and leadership. A perfect match we believe now that we’re all gearing up for opportunities beyond the crisis. Marc will offer his perspective and talk about what concrete steps hidden champions should take to be even more successful. After Marc’s contribution, you’ll have a better idea of how you can accelerate differentiation and innovation across your business now and in the future.

14:30 - 15:15

Digitize your business with Low-Code… How? - Charles Bronzwaer, Low-Code evangelist at Bizzomate

Charles will elaborate the Mendix Low-Code approach to bimodal IT and talk about how the Mendix all-in-one Low-Code platform can make sure you cover the business demands for differentiating yourself in the market place in a fast and flexible way. Charles will demonstrate the options Mendix has to offer: automate your processes in an efficient and flexible way, modernize or extend your core systems’ capabilities, and enhance your customer experience dramatically.

15:15 - 15:30


Enjoy some refreshments, drinks and bites for 15 minutes.

15:30 - 16:00

Digitize your business with Low-Code… What? - Mark Boon, Cloud Solutions Architect at Covestro

Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials. Digitalization and sustainability are the key drivers in the development of innovations for Covestro. In 2021, Covestro successfully completed the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business (RFM) from the Dutch company Royal DSM. DSM is a large believer of Low Code and as such a number of business applications within the RFM unit were based on the Mendix Low Code platform. In the past Mark was responsible for the successful implementation of this Mendix platform within DSM and recently joined Covestro in order to assist to also digitize parts of the business for Covestro based on Mendix. Mark will share the “do’s and don’ts of implementing Low-Code” with you during his very interesting lecture.

16:00 - 16:15


Get answers to all your questions. Our keynote speakers will provide you with the answers.

16:15 - 17:30

Network & Drinks

Grab a beer with us and get inspired by people who have a story to tell.


155 meter above Cologne, the highest location in the City UpCologne

An der Schanz 2
50735 Köln
(AXA Building)
+31 6 49 64 16 04

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