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Bart De Vleeschauwer

Bart De Vleeschauwer

Director Product and Technology Strategy



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My Work Experience

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Telenet | Sep 2023 - Present

Director Product & Technology Strategy

• Lead Product & Technology strategy team • Team accountable for strategic deep-dives in Product & Technology area, including M&A cases • Consolidate, build, prioritize long term product & technology roadmaps • Follow-up technology trends • Spark innovation • Product & Technology communication agenda towards internal & external stakeholders
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Gartner | Mar 2022 - Aug 2023

Executive Partner


Telenet | Jan 2018 - Mar 2022

Corporate Strategy Manager

• Execution of strategic projects and assessments covering broad variety of strategic topics (Company long range plan, Budget cycle, technology strategy, Data & Automation, Entertainment, Fixed Network Strategy, Mobile Network Strategy, Digitization, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Data, Video over IP, Agile, Cloud, NFV-SDN, 5G, IT, Governance, Budget, 3 Year Plan,...) • Lead for Strategy and Business Plan in M&A activities • Definition and execution of innovation projects to capture new value (e.g. https://www.tadaam.be/, https://theparkplayground.com/,...) • Development of long term company vision • Creation of virtual teams around strategic topics to create alignment and define and implement strategies for key company priorities • Senior Stakeholder management (CXO, VP, board, shareholders,...) • Maintain a broad helicopter view covering business, technology, strategy, IT,... • Manage a broad range of internal & external stakeholders covering Senior Leadership Team, Product divisions, engineering teams, IT, regulatory, customer care, business strategy, new business, Liberty Global, procurement, vendors, research institutes and consulting companies

Telenet | Sep 2014 - Dec 2017

Manager, TV Engineering Architecture, Strategy & Innovation

• Technology strategy for the Telenet video platform (managed devices, OTT, front-end, back-end, delivery, ...) • End-to-end architecture of the Telenet video platform • Manager of a multi disciplinary team covering various technical domains • Team accountable for end-to-end architecture and high level design in TV domain • Execution of strategic on-demand studies for senior management (VP and CXO level) • Definition of architectural and strategy driven projects • Execution of Proof of Concept and innovation projects in the video domain • Alignment with broad range of stakeholders such as product division, other engineering teams, Liberty Global, procurement, go-to-market, content, operational divisions,... • Maintain relationship with broad range of vendors

Alcatel-Lucent | Aug 2013 - Sep 2014

Director Multimedia Delivery Research

• Lead a team of 6 research engineers in the domain of multimedia delivery • Manage a number of research projects focusing on several aspects of multimedia delivery (ABR video, Web Acceleration, Quality Monitoring, 4K) • Valorize research and manage transfer to business units within Alcatel- Lucent • Project manager of a collaborative research project with 9 leading industrial and academic partners • Definition and management of research road map • Communication with internal and external stakeholders • Maintain a helicopter view of the Internet in general and multimedia services in particular

Alcatel-Lucent | Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Multimedia Solution Architect

• Definition of business opportunity plans and business models for multimedia research work • Definition of strategies for research valorization including technology licensing • Manage transfer of Bell Labs multimedia research projects to business divisions • Communication to internal and external stakeholders • Vlerick executive master class in innovation and entrepreneurship (graduated October 2013) • Technical program committee member for leading conferences

Alcatel-Lucent | Oct 2009 - Aug 2012

Senior Research Engineer

• Design and evaluation of new solutions for delivering multimedia services • Coordination of university partners in research projects • Definition of new research projects, both internal and EU funded • Maintain a helicopter view of the Internet in general and multimedia services in particular • Lead on an internal research project focused on video streaming • Transfer of research projects to relevant business divisions • Trusted advisor to business divisions and senior management (director and VP level) • 10 patents on various technical topics related to video delivery • Publications in international conferences and journals • Reviewer for international journals and conferences

Ghent University | Oct 2008 - Sep 2009

Postdoc Researcher

• Technical research on video delivery, congestion management, caching, autonomic networks, peer-to-peer networks and overlay networks • Coordination of work done by a number of researchers and Phd. students • Authored/co-authored more than 10 publications • Coordination of work done by university in European research projects • Definition of research projects

Ghent University | Aug 2003 - Sep 2008

Phd. Student

• Technical research on Internet routing, overlay networks, access network QoS management, QoS/QoE monitoring and management of Massively Multiplayer online Games • Authored/co-authored more than 30 publications • Coordination of seven Master’s theses • Practical courses on “Software Development” and “Design of Distributed Systems” • Presentations and lectures on various technical topics across the globe • Coordination of the universities’ work in the Muse FP 6 project • Work with broad range of industrial and academic partners in European and National research projects • Phd. obtained on 18th of September 2008

My Education

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Executive Master Class in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, InnovationVlerick Leuven-Gent Management School | 2013
Ph.D., Computer ScienceGhent University | 2008
Master, Computer ScienceGhent University | 2003

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