Thierry Geerts graduated as Solvay Business Engineer from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 1989. He started working as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), but his passion for media, online marketing and innovation quickly led him to management and board positions at Corelio Publishing, Nostalgie, VAR, Clickx, and Passe-Partout, among others. Since 2011, he is the Country Director of Google Belgium and Luxembourg and is at the heart of the digital revolution, marketing and innovative entrepreneurship.
He is the author of Digitalis: How to Reinvent Our World, which has also been translated into English. Digitalis is the country where more than 4 billion people are connected and where healthcare, education, mobility, economy and other social themes are addressed thanks to the possibilities of a digital revolution. Geerts challenges us to face our fears and embrace technological progress and the digitization of our world. He’s a member of the “Digital Minds for Belgium”, a group of thinkers and doers with a rich experience in the digital world. They share the passion to build a digital Belgium and will co-author Digital Belgium, the action plan intended to firmly put Belgium on the digital map.