Speaker profile

Tom Aelbrecht

Senior Director, Operations
Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS EMEA

Tom is responsible for JLABS strategy across EMEA, as well as directing operations in JLABS @ BE.

Before joining JLABS, Tom was the Head of the Janssen Campus Office Belgium, and continues to be a Member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica NV Management Board and Chair of the Works Council. He represents Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS on the Janssen Benelux R&D Council, and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV in the Board of Flanders.bio, the Flemish trade organization for life science companies. In addition he is a Member of the Investment Committee for Industrial Scale-ups of PMV (Flemish Investment Association).

Prior to these roles, Tom established the Venture & Incubation Center, a virtual incubator and business development model, to nurture and grow viable, high value business options for Janssen and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Tom joined Johnson & Johnson in IT holding various positions in Janssen.

He received his MSc in Computer Science from Antwerp University in Belgium and Executive Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Agenda sessions

Day 1

November 13, 2019

  • The Innovation Lab

    • The Innovation Lab
      This stream will focus on bringing the Lab of the Future to life. Enabling collaborations and partnerships, running innovation hubs and creating the physical and business environments for innovation
    • 3:30 pm
      Solid v Virtual Incubation Labs; Deploying a curated platform to speed innovation