Speakers

 

William McKnight

William McKnightWilliam McKnight takes corporate information and turns it into a bottom-line producing asset. He’s worked with companies like Fidelity Investments, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Scotiabank, Samba Bank, Pfizer, France Telecom and Verizon -- 17 of the Global 2000 -- and many others.
McKnight Consulting Group focuses on delivering business value and solving business problems utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in information management.
His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations. 
William has hundreds of articles, 25 white papers and multiple books in publication and is a prolific blogger.
He is a frequent international keynote speaker and trainer.  He provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information.
 

Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in data warehousing, Business Intelligence, and database technology. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy and an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For many years now, he is the chairman of the annual European Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence conference. Rick writes for various websites including the well-kwown B-eye-Network.com, and he has authored many whitepapers. His popular books, including "Introduction to SQL", have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, Rick published a new book entitled "Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems". 
 

Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen, president and founder of Third Nature, is a well-known consultant and industry analyst. Mark is a former CTO and CIO with experience working for both IT and vendors, including a company used as a Harvard Business School case study. He now advises companies worldwide on data strategy, technology and management, and designs and builds analytics systems.
Over the past decade Mark has received awards for his work in analytics, business intelligence and data strategy from the American Productivity and Quality Center, the Smithsonian Institute and TDWI. He is co-author of several books and lectures and writes frequently on analytics and data topics.
 

Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens is a professor at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on big data & analytics, customer relationship management, fraud detection, and credit risk management. His findings have been published in well-known international journals (e.g. Machine Learning, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Machine Learning Research, …) and presented at international top conferences.
He is author of the books Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts, Analytics in a Big Data World  and Fraud Analytics using Descriptive, Predictive and Social Network Techniques and teaches E-learning courses on  Advanced Analytics in a Big Data World and Credit Risk Modeling. His research is summarized at www.dataminingapps.com.  He also regularly tutors, advises and provides consulting support to international firms with respect to their  big data, analytics and credit risk management strategy. 
 

Rutger Rienks

Rutger Rienks

Rutger Rienks is the author of "Predictive Policing: Taking a Chance for a Safer Future". He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Twente in The Netherlands and is a well-known enthusiastic speaker.
Rutger has broad experience in Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. To broaden his view he exchanged the Dutch National Police after eight years for the City of Amsterdam in order to contribute in the transformation of Amsterdam becoming a smart city.
 

Pieter den Hamer

Pieter den Hamer has 20+ years of experience in the area of big data, analytics and business intelligence, working as consultant, manager and researcher. Currently, he is a strategist at Alliander, focusing his expertise mostly on themes like the smart grid and the energy transition. He is also associated with the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University. Having his academic background in artificial intelligence and data science, he has always worked on the interface between science and business: as managing partner at the knowledge center CIBIT, and as research director at DNV-GL Research & Innovation, amongst others. He has gained his international experience with a myriad of organizations, ranging from the public and industrial sector to the energy sector. Pieter is a frequent presenter at conferences and has authored a diversity of publications, including a book on business intelligence and various papers and articles.
 

Jos Kuiper

Jos Kuipers

Jos Kuiper is an experienced Enterprise Architect. He has been working in the financial industry for more than 30 years, in the IT domain since 1990. In april 2016 he joined Volkswagen Pon Financial Services in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
He has vast experience in setting up agile Business Intelligence and data warehouse architectures. Jos' drive is to innovate in order to improve agility.
In his spare time,  Jos is board member of the Dutch association for Information Architects (GIA).
 

Kishan Shri

Kishan Shri

Kishan Shri has a background in Data Warehousing and Business Process Management and is currently advisor Business Intelligence at Erasmus MC.
In this position he is involved in the many uses of BI within the organization.
In the last few years he also serves as a Scrum Master.
He is committed in making Erasmus MC more agile and data driven, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

Erik Fransen

Erik Fransen

Erik Fransen has been responsible, within Centennium, for business development, innovation, account management and sales regarding Data & Analytics, including Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Big Data and Data Virtualization since 2007. His customers typically are in the  Mid Market and Big Business category, both profit and non-profit. 
Erik has over 20 years of experience in management consultancy, (academic) training and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on various Data & Analytics topics. With over 35 consultants, Centennium has been active in the Data & Analytics business since 1998. Centennium is an early adopter of the Data Vault methodology and built many data warehouses using data vault and automation tools. 

Speakers case presentations

Edwin Witvoet

Edwin WitvoetEdwin Witvoet is owner/executive of Jibe Company. Jibe develops cloud solutions with a strong focus on Data Management & Intelligence. Beside customers in the High-Tech industry, which commonly requires tailored solutions, Jibe also serves the Entertainment, Media and Sports segment with data centric cloud solutions. Jibe is co-founder of Fanalists, which offers Data Driven Business Acceleration as-a-service to this market segment.

 

Mischa van Werkhoven

Mischa van WerkhovenMischa van Werkhoven graduated fom the Erasmus University in Rotterdam with a Master's degree in Business Management. For almost 20 years Mischa fulfilled various positions in information management, business intelligence and analytics, both on supplier and customer side. As Principal Solution Architect with Qlik he is currently focussing on defining strategy, core processes and operational challenges of organisations, using value engineering, as well as creating actual added value with the aid of  Qlik Visual Analytics and Data Discovery solutions.
 

Jos Driessen


Jos is a genuine architect. Not only introducing architecture in organisations, but also practicing architecture in a successful way. Specialists in many fields regard him as their fellow colleague and can share detailed business, functional and technical knowledge with him.
Combining new development and detailed knowledge from multiple fields, he can come up with not so obvious alternatives. Experts then feel challenged to take an extra step and learn to influence decisionmakers to take a company to the next level.
His latest success is related to Business Intelligence and (big) data analytics. After working as an external contractor for 34 years, he started working for Vodafone in 2014 and successfully changed the Business Intelligence Competence Centre (BICC) into a modern agile, (big) data driven organization, application and infrastructure. Projects changed into initiatives supported by data warehouse automation. New positioned infrastructure (Hadoop and Aster) enabled (big) data analytics.
After this BI/BA success he started his own company “BI demystified”.
He is now a frequent speaker at seminars and (big) companies hire him for is expertise to take BI/BA to the next level.
 

Martin Pardede

Martin Pardede

Martin Pardede is the delivery manager of the BI Engineering team at Bestseller
E-commerce.
Throughout his career Martin has been in touch with all facets of software development and Business Intelligence. Through his experience Martin has developed a keen understanding of the importance of people and culture for the 
success of a team, which in turn leads to the success of the organization.

 

Lukas Ames

Lukas Ames

Lukas Ames works as a BI Consultant for Cimt he is passionate about everything about data: databases, data warehousing, BI, Big Data, data visualization and real-time BI. He is enthusiastic about Talend and other open source technology and helps customers to make the most out of that technology.

Rixt Altenburg

Rixt AltenburgRixt Altenburg is manager Customer Insights with Nuon B2C. Together with her team within Nuon she is able to fulfill, using data and analytics, Nuon's mainly customer driven strategy. Data enables Nuon to be personal and relevant to all their customers. In order to maintain a leading role, it is important to be open to new developments in this field and be able to apply these to the Nuon situation.
Rixt herself has many years of experience as a data analyst in different positions within Nuon/ Vattenfall.

 

Rens Weijers

Rens WeijersRens has a background in Finance and since 2011 has developed his talent in leading people within Customer Service as an Operational Manager. These experiences helped him to understand both worlds (numbers and people). Since the start of 2015 he has the responsibility to deliver more business value out of the Nuon Vattenfal data sources. His inspiring job as Director Data & Performance Management enables him and his team to generate lots of new strategic insights and steer their organization into the right direction. 

 

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