Stijn Van Der Plaetse Joins The Board Of Digitopia

Digitopia is growing rapidly and is enhancing its professional status with the appointment of Stijn Vander Plaetse as independent director.

In order to support ongoing and sustainable growth (30% average each year), Digitopia, one of the biggest players in the field of Digital Signage or Narrowcasting in Belgium, has announced that it has appointed Stijn Vander Plaetse, who will take on the role of independent director when the company changes status from a bvba to an NV.

Stijn will assist Digitopia with the general strategic/innovative decision-making and work on the ongoing development of integrating applications into traditional Digital Signage solutions. At the same time we opened a second branch recently in Mouscron enabling it to continue its expansion into the French market.

Jan Bussels, General Manager of Digitopia explains:

We are delighted with the arrival of Stijn. As former Vice-President of Innovation at Belgacom, he is able to offer us a great deal of added value in terms of technology and strategy. Alongside the implementation of ISO 9001, his arrival fits fully into the framework of our further professionalisation and growth, in which we will also focus on the implementation of the Code Buysse.

Stijn Vander Plaetse, says the following:

Digitopia has already achieved a great deal in its short existence, thanks to the enormous commitment and creativity of its employees. I am looking forward to contributing to Digitopia’s further growth in this growing market. We will achieve this, inter alia, by thorough innovations with partners and clients.

About Stijn Vander Plaetse

Stijn Vander Plaetse graduated with a degree in Applied Economics and then took additional courses at Insead and the London Business School.

He soon began his professional career at Belgacom, where he was responsible for all product marketing activities from the launch of the broadband project. His responsibilities increased as the broadband business grew and by 2005, his team was responsible for all products, except for traditional telephony.

In the second half of 2005, he became CEO of Certipost, at that time a joint venture of Belgacom and bpost.
Certipost, known for its activities in eID and electronic invoicing grew strongly and its financial stability improved significantly.

At the beginning of 2009, he returned to Belgacom as Vice-President, where he headed up a group responsible for new innovations at group level (Fix, Mobile, ICT, ...). Amongst his responsibilities was the micro-payments solution PingPing and he has been a director of several companies. He left Belgacom in early 2011.