Olivier Mangelschots

Olivier Mangelschots

Founder

My story

  • I am 41 years old, live in Mariakerke (Ghent), and I'm father of two youngh daughters.
  • I have a great passion for technology and the impact of the digital world on our companies and daily life.
  • 20+ years entrepreneur
  • 10+ years active in the VOKA / PLATO network for entrepreneurs, where I regularly give workshops and trainings.
  • 3+ years Tesla Model S early adopter

coach and advise owner-entrepreneurs and IT decision makers in order to give their digital strategy & IT architecture strength & agility.
I do this for the East & West Flanders, Brussels, and Antwerp regions, and I work mainly with growing SMEs & family businesses, non-profit organizations of around 50-500 employees.

I was the manager of the SME "Orbit One" for 20 years, with a team of 20 people in Ghent and branch offices in Poland. We focused on giving advice and the implementation of Microsoft solutions (Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint, .NET development, hosting...)

In 2016, I sold my company to Deloitte, where I supervised SMEs for 2.5 years as the Director of Digital Transformation, as well as helped create the internal digital transformation of Deloitte Accountancy. Since March 2018, I have been guiding clients directly, as a self-employed independent digital challenger.

Throughout my career, I have worked together with a lot of companies. As a result of this, I have developed an expertise in various sectors. I gained knowledge and experience with a diversity of people, business models, questions and IT environments. All this enables me to quickly become familiar with your business sector, to be able to think along with you, and to create a quick and efficient connection with you.

“Today, in a time of digital transformation and disruption, a company is just as strong as its network”

Testimonials about Olivier Mangelschots

Michel Ehrlich
Co-Founder @ Kwickr

Olivier consistently meets and exceeds his clients’ requirements by taking the time to understand their businesses and goals, aligning himself with those goals, and then providing an unbeatable combination of advice, technology and software development. Olivier is thus as much a partner as a solution provider.

Tim Vandecasteele
co-founder @ Silverfin

Olivier really gets it when it comes to matching technology with industries that desperately need it (in our case financial services). I had the pleasure of working with Olivier while implementing Silverfin at Deloitte. Olivier was eager to come with ideas to integrate and automate as much as possible, both for the initial migration, as the actual end setup.

Jeroen Blanckaert
Finance and administration manager @ Deloitte

Olivier has a clear vision about digitization and brings it in a passionate way. He does not shy away from challenging the status quo and inspiring companies and organizations, with the aim of drawing up a customized digital roadmap. I can only recommend contacting Olivier to take the digital path!

Bram Verswalm
Enterprise IT Architect @ Showpad

Olivier is an honest man who is not afraid of delivering direct feedback. The way he works is impressive, I’ve never seen anybody taking notes while analyzing complex situations and still managing to actively participate in a discussion like he does. The ambition, entrepreneurship and passion that Olivier shows is very compelling. Convincing people of his vision with his presentation skills is effortless for him, I’m proud to have been mentored by him.

Hannah Coekaerts
Marketing Manager @ Oxynade

Olivier inspires. He can combine strategic interests, coupled with the right challenges with their solutions and a strong technological knowledge into a powerful and visionary story. His brain works very fast, so you are encouraged with new ideas. He has a clear picture in mind. I am always impressed by his speech.
Hij weet als geen ander hoe je met technologie een bedrijf naar een hoger niveau kan brengen.

Philippe Lorrez
Moderator Lerende netwerken @ Voka

As a mentor of The "Learning Network for IT Managers", Olivier inspired the participants with his rich experience, his vision and strategic insights as well as from a 'down to earth' approach, to link the daily reality of a company to a strong and rapidly changing IT landscape. His enthusiasm and drive are infectious!

Stijn Wouters
Manager @ Deloitte

Olivier is a technological centipede who is aware of many things and can translate this into added value for your business. Olivier breathes technology in everything he does, helping to convince, enthuse and inspire everyone in his path.

Gilles De Keer
Financial Manager @ Vanden Broele Group

Olivier is someone with impressive expertise in the field of technology, who also has hands-on experience with concrete business applications. He is very empathetic and thinks sincerely from the needs of a customer. At the same time, he is passionate about translating theoretical concepts into concrete solutions. He works according to detailed step-by-step plans that he knows how to communicate very clearly and comprehensively, both to the customer and to his team.

The building blocks that best describe myself are:


PASSION & INNOVATION

I love to inspire people with my passion and creativity. People often describe me as an early adopter with a nose for what is hot, where technology goes: "Olivier breathes what he says and he uses everything first".

CHALLENGER

I ask questions and help both people and organizations to push their limits and to start new businesses. I stand for transparent, open communication, and a no-nonsense approach.

SOLUTION ORIENTED

Quickly assessing situations, detecting needs, and understanding complex structures and processes are things that are effortless for me.
I strive towards efficiently coming to concrete solutions (with all the pieces of the puzzle and the roadmap).

TECHNOLOGY

I can say that I have a broad understanding, and have IT knowledge of cloud, web, digital workplace, software architecture, digital transformation and I feel that I owe it to myself not to limit myself to my own field.

PRODUCTIZE

I have a strong vision, and I am good at packaging concepts & strategy and bringing those to the market. I become very happy when developing methodologies & tools that allow teams to efficiently deliver quality. It is like the joy I experienced when my friends got to play with the LEGO creations I had built. 

 

Professional coach

I remain interested in the world of today and keep challenging myself to continue to deliver quality. For example, I am currently following a professional coach training, given by Alan Seale and Magaly De Smet, specifically focused on change processes: conscious leadership in complex, uncertain times. The power of transformational presence. transformational presence.

 

My way

  • I was the manager of the SME "Orbit One" for 20 years, with a team of 20 people in Ghent and branch offices in Poland. We focused on giving advice and the implementation of Microsoft solutions (Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint, .NET development, hosting...)
  • In 2016, I sold my company to Deloitte, where I supervised SMEs for 2.5 years as the Director of Digital Transformation, as well as helped create the internal digital transformation of Deloitte Accountancy.
  • Since March 2018, I have been guiding clients directly, as a self-employed independent digital challenger trough ODUM.digital.

 

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