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Kevin Mitnick keynote speaker on E-recruitment congress ‘the applicant’s journey’ in Gent, June 7th

Kevin Mitnick, the most notorious hacker and cybercriminal, is coming to Gent on June 7th, to be keynote speaker at the E-recruitment congress ‘the applicant’s journey’, organised by House of HR. Chased by the CIA, five years in jail, Mitnick now is one of the most successful thought leaders when it comes to cybersecurity. His first ever visit to Belgium will cause more a stir.

Kevin Mitnick – aka ‘Condor’ – is one of the most inspiring cybercriminals of all times. He manipulated telephone systems, hacked the most secured computer systems (the Pentagon, Compaq and many more), got sentenced to five years in jail. FBI tagged him as ‘one of the biggest dangers for society’. But today, Mitnick is a bestelling author and keynote speaker, advising Fortune-500 companies on cybersecurity issues. On June 7th, he will be one of the keynote speakers at the E-recruitment Congress ‘the applicant’s journey’, an international congress organised by House of HR. It will be his first visit to Belgium. During his speech, he will give live demos of his technical talents, showing that he can hack any system in the world. His goal? Raise awareness about cybersecurity.

The E-recruitment congress will zoom in on the possibilities and challenges of digital recruiting, being the ultimate way to match candidates and profiles. Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • The impact of Artificial Intelligence on recruiting
  • The launch of ‘Google for Jobs’
  • Chatbot application interviews
  • Masterclasses about hyperpersonalization, search engines and recruiting, HR market automation, …

Some of the keynote speakers, apart from Mitnick:

  • Joel Cheesman, founder Ratedly, USA
  • Edward Boute, head of Google Cloud Belux
  • Jori Besteman, senior marketing manager Benelux Indeed
  • Calin Stefanescu, CEO Happy Recruiter (chatbot Dora), Romania

Read all details about the congress on

E-recruitment Congress ‘the applicant’s journey’, Friday June 7th, 8u30-17u30, ICC Gent, Van Rysselberghdreef 2, 9000 Gent.

About House of HR

House of HR is a holding company consisting of 9 HR-companies and 34 brands, all active in specialist staffing, general staffing, engineering and consulting. They have 500 offices in 10 countries, with headquarters in Roeselare, Belgium. The non-consolidated turnover in 2018 was 1,7 billion euros. More info on

Notes to the media

You want to visit the E-recruitment Congress? Leave your name and medium at aart [at], and we will take care of your registration.

You want to interview one of the keynote speakers (except Mitnick)? Mail your preferences to aart [at] and we will set up a one-to-one interview.

You want to interview Rika Coppens (CEO House of HR), Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze (CMO House of HR) or Wilbert Ingels (CIO House of HR)? Get in touch with aart [at]

During the congress, you get access to the press corner, where you can blog, read, write, go through the press kit, …

Further information

Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze, CMO House of HR: +32 473 65 76 51, lieven [at]

Aart De Zitter, managing partner BeSpoken, PR-partner House of HR, +32 478 92 09 72, aart [at]