Steven Van Belleghem

Steven Van Belleghem is an expert in customer focus in a digital world. He is a popular speaker at home and abroad. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of modern customer relationships in a clever, enthusiastic and inspiring way.

Steven is the author of three bestselling books. He became known for his first book, The Conversation Manager, which won the award for most innovative marketing book of 2010. Steven also wrote The Conversation Company and his most recent book, When Digital Becomes Human. When Digital Becomes Human received the award of ‘Best Marketing Book of 2015’. Over 100,000 copies of his books were sold. When Digital becomes Human is published in 7 languages.

Steven is also an entrepreneur. He is a partner in consultancy firm Nexxworks, a co-founder of Zembro (a wearable start-up) and the co-founder of content creation company Snackbytes. He spent the first 12 years of his career as a consultant and managing partner of the innovative market research company InSites Consulting. During that time, the company grew from 8 to 130 staff with offices in 5 countries. Steven is also a part-time marketing professor at Vlerick Business School.

Topics

When Digital Becomes Human
About the transformation of customer relationships

There is an urgent need for an extreme transformation of the customer relationship. Customers live in a world of self-service, big data, customer automation and the integration of the online & offline world. Failing to implement the digital relationship puts your company’s future on the line. A successful digital transformation is key, but it will not be enough. Due to the digital evolution, your customer relations need to change on a human level as well. The key challenges in this regard are both numerous and interesting: finding a balance in the relationship between man and machine, outlining the role of the human touch and using the power to connect people with people to maximum advantage. Steven guides you through his famous story ’When digital becomes human’. It’s a narrative about the combination of the digital and the human transformation in your customer strategy. This story takes you on a journey to the future. It is provocative, exciting and scary at the same time. Enjoy this amazing ride!

Customers The Day After Tomorrow 
Winning customers in a world of AI, bots and automation

We are entering the third phase of digitization where artificial intelligence will raise the bar in terms of customer experience. Customer experience is evolving from a mobile-first to an AI-first business. For customers this is the start of the most exciting phase ever. They will enjoy benefits like hyper-personalization, faster than real-time customer service and the most user-friendly interfaces ever seen. In his NEW keynote, Steven describes how to invest in the customer experience of the day after tomorrow. The keynote expounds on three key investment areas: consumer science, automated interfaces and intelligence augmented. As always, Steven’s enthusiastic delivery illustrates the journey with a variety of real-life cases and new management models.

Testimonials

Steven is a regular keynote speaker at our events & every time his performance is an absolute highlight. He has a very unique & authentic style: leveraging a combination of academic depth and well-reasoned cases, he spices up his presentations with a great sense of humor.
~ Anthony Belpaire, Google

Steven’s presentation had our dealers spellbound. He gave our organization a digital wake-up call with great humor and now a new world with exciting perspectives is waiting to be discovered.
~ Steve Vanslype
Manager Marketing & Communication Vans, Mercedes-Benz

Steven is a frequent speaker at Rabobank. We really like the energy and humor he brings to the presentation of meaningful content. His view on customer centricity in a digital world is truly innovative and his presentations pack one hell of a punch.
~ Wiebe Draijer, CEO Rabobank

I contacted Steven a year and a half ago because I needed a good speaker for my most important event. He came to my event and not only gave a great presentation but also connected with the audience in a very special way. The audience were glued to their seats and hungry for more. I really recommend him.
~ Paola Cabrera Magaña, Communications Manager

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