Rick van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, and database technology. Rick helps clients worldwide to design their data warehouse, big data and BI architectures.
Donald Farmer, principal of TreeHive Strategy, is an internationally-known advisor to analytics vendors, investors and enterprises. His career has ranged from fish-farming and archeology, to leading product teams at Microsoft and Qlik. Donald specializes in helping his clients to develop advanced strategies for analytics, innovation and design, especially taking advantage of new technologies and techniques.
Mike Ferguson is an analyst and consultant and specialises in business intelligence / analytics, data management, big data and enterprise business integration. Mike has consulted for dozens of companies and teaches popular classes in Big Data, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI.
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.
Regine Dhaene, Practice Lead GDPR, Regine holds more than twenty years of experience in several sectors and has held various executive roles in her career. Among these are COO, business- and information architect, program- and project manager, business analyst, line manager and management consultant.
Irene Salemink has been appointed as Director of the Business Register Department at Statistics Netherlands since 2012. After her master’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry, she changed career and started in 2000 at Statistics Netherlands (SN). Her department works closely with the Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Central Bank. Momentarily her biggest challenge lies in managing the design, development and implementation of a Logical Data Warehouse solution as part of the new SN Data strategy.
Mark worked as head of marketing at Borland in Amsterdam before he moved to Silicon Valley in 1993. In the United States he led the marketing activities of companies such as Borland, Red Hat, Zend Technologies, Sonatype, CFEngine, Saucelabs and Splice Machine. He is an authority and frequent speaker on software development tools, databases, open source and marketing automation.
After his studies in Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence, drs. ing. Cor Baars has always remained active in the IT field, predominantly in the area of Enterprise Architecture. As co-founder of CIBIT Academy, he has been responsible for the academy's Master of Science studies for more than 25 years. Furthermore, he has been involved in many different projects at more than 40 organisations as an advisor and Enterprise IT Architect.
Sam Wouters is a Blockchain Consultant. He has been learning everything about them for the past 4 years and has advised organisations across several industries on them. Sam works at Duval Union Consulting, where he helps organisations understand the impact of digital and transform their business. He helped write the Digital Transformation Book, sold in over 60 countries.