Retrospective ICE Breaking 2018

ICE Breaking - the IT Circle event on innovations within member organizations - was a great success. Over 500 participants from 50 organizations attended the 18 different break-out sessions with a wide range of topics and live demonstrations.

Host this day was the Ministry of Defense, where Olivier Sessink - Head of Innovation and Research - provided the opening and keynote. Watch his presentation in which he explains why innovation at Defense is sometimes literally vital. He also talks about how Defense has organized IT innovation, what the challenges are and the results achieved. But you can also revisit the other very interesting presentations further down this page.

During the various breaks, mutual contacts were made and strengthened. That is precisely the objective of the IT Circles: sharing with each other, learning from each other, developing yourself - and therefore the organization - further.

Once it is clear that the problem you face is not unique, you can seek the necessary cooperation within the IT Circles. And that's what it's all about.
Check out the various presentations from this interesting day and make sure to attend next time!


Key note Ministry of Defense

Innovation at Defense


Keynote speaker: Olivier Sessink - Ministry of Defense

Olivier Sessink has been working as Head of the Knowledge Innovation eXperiments and Simulation Department (KIXS) within the Ministry of Defense since 2017. Already during his studies at Wageningen University, he founded a company specializing in innovative Internet technology. After graduating in 1999, Olivier works at Wageningen University on the improvement of academic education using innovative IT.

In 2006, Olivier starts as Sr. Innovation Manager at Defense, where he contributes to innovations such as the cyber-proof Internet link, secure and low-cost home service, and flexible network cryptography. He also co-authored the Defense Cyber Strategy. In 2011, Olivier started working within the project team responsible for securing innovation within the new IT organization. This project resulted in the Joint Information Provisioning Command (JIVC) with the department KIXS, of which he is Head of Innovation & Research/ Lead Innovation Manager since 2012.


Municipality of Utrecht

Household books and poverty: is Blockchain the enabler?


InHolland University of Applied Sciences

Cloud migration


Utrecht University




of Things



UMC Utrecht

The Digital



Department of Defense

From Illegal Downloading to Global Software Distribution



Digital enforcement
from distraction












How a Museum
Shows the Way



The Foyer

IVO Justice's innovation team told more at the information booth in the Foyer:

Seeing is believing
IVO Judiciary's Innovation team explored what augmented reality (AR) could mean for the Judiciary by purchasing a Microsoft Hololens. This first, fully self-contained, holographic computer glasses has a large field of view that allows simple visual information and holograms to be displayed visually in the user's field of view. The research was to contribute to the question of whether AR or VR is a better fit for the Judiciary.

Augmented reality technology, and specifically the Microsoft Hololens, is currently in the "early adopters" phase of Rogers' innovation adoption curve. That is, the general public is not yet familiar with this technology and product. For this group of people, "seeing is believing. With this proposition in mind, the IVO Judiciary innovation team built a prototype of a fictional brawl in which multiple statements from suspects and witnesses were virtualized.

Link to video "Business value augmented reality"

Questions and contact:

ICE | BREAKING is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense

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