Danny Devriendt is the managing director of IPG/Dynamic in Brussels, and the CEO of the Eye of Horus, a global think-tank for communication-technology related topics. Danny writes regularly on communication techniques, information technology and trends. He lecturered at the Ghent University, StiMa, GRP School, CREA Geneva and the Solvay Business School.
Danny was an EVP of a Top Five Communications Firm, and has his own independent consultancy Heliade. He led Universal Media Brussels.
He was a strategic advisor for clients as the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, The Coca Cola Company, Monster, Tele Atlas, Parrot, The Belgian National Lottery, MacDonald’s, Alpro, Belfius Bank, and HP.
Danny has spoken at SMD, the Bluetooth World Congress, at the Mobile World Congress, at Cebit, the European Content marketing Summit, the Social Media Summit, The Internet Summit in Czechoslovakia and as a keynote speaker for clients like P&G, Bluetooth SIG, Dow Chemical, Tele Atlas, The Belgian National Lottery and Parrot . Danny started his career as a journalist. He contributed to print, radio and TV publications in Belgium and the UK.
Business Insider ranks him the 3rd most influential ad Executive on twitter, and CEO Magazine lists him in their 10 top advertising executives to follow on twitter.
Danny studied Educational Sciences and Agogics, the social science relating to the promotion of personal, social and cultural welfare. His healthy passion for people, Schrödingers cat, quantum mechanics and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy makes him an unorthodox out-of-the-box thinker.
He conducted media and digital media training sessions and seminars to brands and organizations all over the globe. Find him on @dannydevriendt and www.heliade.net
He likes writing poetry and short stories, winning several literary prizes in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Danny is fluent in Dutch, French and English.