We are Cranium and we are experts
in privacy & security
WHAT WE DO
CRANIUM is specialized in privacy and security solutions and services. CRANIUM supports and familiarizes your organization with the compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and protection against cyber-attacks and other possible data breaches. By building bridges between IT, legal and business, CRANIUM provides profound end-to-end solutions on both tactical and operational levels and prepares your company for GDPR.
ONE STOP SHOP
At CRANIUM, we believe that privacy and security are closely related. That’s why we offer your organization a high level, full package deal which covers the mapping of your organization’s legal compliance framework and the implementation of IT security and (sensitive) personal data protection within your organization. CRANIUM pinpoints which steps you should take in order to be GDPR proof and to protect your organization from data breaches and online attacks. We optimize and keep your framework and procedures up to date to maintain good data security standards.
WE THINK BIG, WE AIM HIGH
CRANIUM delivers consultants who are recruited internationally and trained to fulfill missions in different countries. The GDPR is a current challenge for European companies, but also a growing necessity for every international organization who has business relations within European borders or collects data from European citizens without even physically operating in Europe. IT security and data protection are definitely topics to globally reckon with these days.
Currently CRANIUM has offices in Belgium, Hungary and the Netherlands. But we are still expanding in Europe and performing tailored missions in the US and China.
We build an international organization that recruits, develops and retains top consultants. Our Passion for People is visible in the way we communicate, appreciate involvement, build trust, show respect and integrity. We implement top-notch solutions and services and by changing the behavior of people, we create a long-term added value for our customers.
We believe in a world where every organization takes good care of personal data and the privacy of people. We want to support and create business cultures and environments who are resilient to IT security attacks and data breaches.
To create ongoing and long-term successful relations with our customers, partners and employees, we strive to live our values in everything we do.
In our values we balance a Passion for Winning with a Passion for People.
A passion for winning will be reached by delivering on commitments and going further, excel on results and taking ownership. The passion for people is measured in having an open communication, continuously developing people, show involvement to each other, building up trust and respect and being integer in everything we do.
Our Leadership Team
Alex Van Cauwenbergh
Group CEO, Partner & Managing Director Belgium
Alex Van Cauwenbergh has been working in consulting since 1999. After working for P&G, CTG and Oresys, he started in 2004 his own company Quasus. This company grew in 11 years to 180 people. He successfully merged the company into ALTEN.
Next to his career in ICT he also founded a private kindergarten Hupskadee, which provides place for 64 children and he also invested in Eligio, a company specialized in reception services.
Alex is a Master in Engineering and alumni at the Vlerick Advanced Management program. Both in professional and private life, he is driven by finding the ideal balance of his two passions:
– Passion for Winning
– Passion for People
Bavo Van den Heuvel
Partner, Privacy Guru & Director Innovation
Bavo Van den Heuvel is commercial engineer and is recognised as a true specialist in applied privacy and IT-security. He is FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPP/IT certified and ISO27001 Lead and Forensic Computer Auditor.
He became Certified European Privacy Expert for Technical and Legal evaluations of Products and Services (CEPE TL PS) at EuroPrise in 2018 and is ready for future GDPR certification audits. Translating the data protection needs between legal/business and IT-(security) people is his daily challenge!
Business Unit Director
Lien Keulemans is an entrepreneurial spirit with natural people skills.
Lien is driven by curiosity & passion. She is always interested in networking, life-long learning, science and novel technologies, tools, business processes and entrepreneurship.Soon after graduating as an engineer, Lien started her career as a consultant in the highly regulated pharmaceutical & medical industry.
Being an entrepreneurial person, in 2013, she co-founded Krinos Academy, a company specialized in managed services and tools to facilitate organizations to raise cyber security awareness.
In 2017, Krinos Academy merged with CRANIUM, where Lien has taken up the role of Business Unit Director. She is leading a team of consultants that are working for Life Sciences and Technology. In that role, she has responsibilities such as recruitment, sales, account management, people management and creating and managing a business plan.
Her focus is to deliver a maximum result with the people & tools available.
Her motto is to keep things simple.
Business Unit Director
Koen takes on the role of Business Unit Manager within CRANIUM for all organizations within the public and utilities sector. As an energetic and pragmatic person with more than 15 years of experience in the government sector, he is ideally placed to provide perfect support to customers within this sector. As an all-rounder with a proven track record as IT manager, Project manager and DPO, he has the right background to guide the companies and colleagues active in these sectors. Together with the extensive team, he is committed to quality and customer satisfaction and he is always ready to assist you where necessary!
Managing Director USA
Jan-Pieter is currently our Managing Director for the USA; he started his career as a product manager, followed by a career in IT consultancy. Three years ago, he took up the role of Business Manager for an international consultancy company, in which he was in charge of a team of 4 business managers, managing 100 consultants and 25 clients, generating a revenue of around 10million euro.
Jan-Pieter joined CRANIUM in august 2018, initially as a business development manager for both the US and Belgium. In January of 2019 he became our MD for the USA, working out of our US HQ in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
At CRANIUM we strive towards a comprehensive approach for our privacy and security solutions. By bringing the best specialists in the field together, we continuously expand our network of partners and strengthen our position within our niche.