The boardroom sessions

Leading lights are the light beacons that indicate a safe passage for vessels entering dangerous channels. The Leading Lights Boardroom meetings intend to provide a safe navigation across digital channels in disrupting times.

Now that many global organisations are on the verge of a large-scale transformation, digital leaders are searching for their peers, to privately share experiences, learnings and pitfalls on related challenges. Leading lights offers an outstanding opportunity to connect with your counterparts in related industries, to discuss best practices, successes, challenges and learn from each other.

As sessions will be recurring, our Leading Lights Boardroom creates a long-term relationship with and among attendees. 


Participants are all technology and/or digital leaders (typically VPs, CIOs, CDO’s, CTOs, CISOs and IT directors). We are welcoming seasoned executives and people with the ambition to become digital leaders.

We are committed to bringing together decision makers who operate on a high level. That’s why we vet all applications.

Within the platform, members act as representatives of the organisations they serve.

Within the discussions we observe the Chatham House Rule, with the aim of encouraging openness of discussion and facilitating the sharing of information.

Participation is free. And there’s no catch, your information will only be used for Leading Lights Boardroom purposes. We treat your personal and company data confidentially and in compliance with the GDPR.

MODERATOR: Rob Beijleveld

Leading lights boardroom moderator Rob Beijleveld is the publisher of CIO Magazine, IT-executive and BoardroomIT. He is also host of the annual CIODAY in The Netherlands for already 15 years. He created a thriving local CIO community and with his company ICT Media he successfully facilitates Board of Directors and Supervisory Board communities as well. He also founded the Dutch CIO of the Year award, and initiatives on Corporate Social Responsibility, innovation, general leadership and more.

ICT Media

ICT Media facilitates its loyal C level community with strongly demand-driven programmes. The core target group comprises CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, COOs and other leaders within the digital, business and technology field. ICT Media supports decision makers with online and offline media publications and networking events.

Host: Joris van Oers

Joris van Oers is responsible for the business in the resources, manufacturing and logistics vertical. He is also responsible for operations in Europe, he reports to the CEO of BT’s Global Division.

He was previously executive vice president of the business division at KPN, the Dutch telecoms company. Before that he was country manager for BT in the Benelux from 2013-16.


BT’s ambition is to transform how we live in a digital world. BT is a leading provider of communications solutions and one of the biggest telecoms R&D investors. BT’s Global division serves customers in 180 countries, with a team of 17,000 people, operating globally and delivering locally. BT combines products and services with industry-specific solutions and consulting expertise, all underpinned by its world-leading security, portfolio strategy and customer service.

BT is serving its customers by global industry vertical. Leading Lights Boardroom is an initiative for the world’s largest organisations in the field of natural resources, utilities, retail, consumer goods, transport, logistics, automotive and manufacturing. For more information visit

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