Retrospect ICE Breaking 2018

ICE Breaking – the IT-Circle event about innovations within the affiliated organizations – was a great success. Over 500 participants from 50 organisations visited the 18 different break-out sessions with a wide range of subjects and live demonstrations.

Host of this day was the Ministry of Defence, where Olivier Sessink – Head of Innovation & Research – took care of introduction and the keynote. Take a look at his presentation in which he explains why innovation can sometimes be vital for Defence tasks. He also explained how they organized IT-innovation, the challenges and the results achieved. Next to that the other very interesting presentations can be reviewed further down this page.

During the various breaks contacts were established, strengthened and expanded. And exactly that is the aim of the IT-Circles: sharing, learning from each other, developing yourself – and with that the organization – further.

Once it is clear that your challenge or problem is not unique, you can find the necessary collaboration within the IT-Circles. And that is what it is all about!
Check out the various presentations of this interesting day and be sure that next time you are there!


Key Note Ministry of Defence

Innovation within Defence


Keynote Speaker: Olivier Sessink – Ministry of Defence

Since 2017, Olivier Sessink has been working as Manager of the department Knowledge, Innovation, eXperiments and Simulation (KIXS) within the Ministry of Defence. During his studies at Wageningen University he founded a company specialized in innovative internet technology. After graduating in 1999, Olivier worked at Wageningen University to improve academic education with the help of innovative IT.

In 2006, Olivier starts as Sr. Innovation Manager at Ministry of Defence and contributes to innovations like cyber-proof internet connections, safe and inexpensive offsite workspaces and flexible network cryptography. He is also co-author of the Cyber Strategy of Defence.  In 2011, Olivier starts in the project team that takes care of innovation in the new IT-organization. This project resulted in the Joint Information Supply Command (JIVC) with the department KIXS, of which he has been Head of Innovation & Research/Lead Innovation Manager since 2012.


Municipality of Utrecht

Household book and Poverty: is block chain the enabler?


Inholland College

Cloud migration


Utrecht University




of Things



UMC Utrecht

The digital



Ministry of Defence

From illegal downloading to global Software distribution



Digital enforcement
of distraction












How a Museum
Shows the Way



The Foyer

At the information booth, the IVO Jurisprudence innovation team told more about Augmented Reality:

Seeing is believing
The team innovation of IVO jurisprudence has investigated what augmented reality (AR) can mean for justice by purchasing a Microsoft Hololens. This first, fully self-contained, holographic computer glasses has a great overview possibility, allowing simple visual information and holograms to be visually displayed in the user's awareness field. The research contributes to to the question whether AR or VR can be used in law cases.

Augmented reality technology, and specifically the Microsoft Hololens, is currently in the early adopters phase of the innovation adoption curve. This means that the general public is not yet familiar with this technology and this product. For this group of people "seeing is believing." With this in mind, the IVO jurisprudence innovation team has built a prototype of a fictual fight in which several statements of suspects and witnesses are virtualized.

Link to Video "Business Value Augmented reality"

Questions and Contact:

ICE | Breaking is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence

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