James Archer is a business analyst, consultant, teacher, writer and innovator. James is co-editor and contributing author of Business Analysis and Leadership (Kogan Page, 2014). He identifies the key to great business analysis as an inclusive leadership style, thinking innovatively, working collaboratively, acting strategically and helping people discover their real requirements.
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.
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.
Christoph Balduck has been working in IT since 2001 and as of 2007 in the field of information management. Initially Christoph fulfilled a number of technical and functional roles in SAP, moving over to CRM applications and since 2007 he has focused on information and data management.
Emiel van Bockel is an expert in strategic information management and business intelligence and works with CB in Culemborg, The Netherlands. People call him a visionary and thought leader in both the data world and the world of process, which is quite unique.
Peter Boncz holds appointments as tenured researcher at CWI and professor at VU University Amsterdam. His academic background is in core database architecture, with the architecture of MonetDB the main topic of his PhD thesis. He has a strong track record in bridging the gap between academia and commercial application. His current interests are data systems architectures covering various angles such as database-as-a-service, graph and network databases, and databases that can take advantage of heterogeneous processors and modern storage media.
Lawrence Corr is a leading international BI consultant and former Ralph Kimball Associate. He has worked on data warehousing projects in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa within healthcare, telecoms, broadcasting, higher education, financial services and retail, helping organizations benefit from simpler, more inclusive requirements modeling techniques.
Guy Crets is a Business Integration Architect and Partner at I8C. I8C itself is part of the Belgian Cronos Group with a headcount of well over 4000. Guy is a leading consultant and speaker with more than 25 years of experience in the area of application integration and SOA. He spoke at many international conferences and user groups, presented workshops and moderated panel discussions.
In Belgium, Guy regularly presents workshops for SAI (similar to NGI in the Netherlands).
Dr. Barry Devlin is one of the foremost authorities in the field of business insight and he is one of the founders of data warehousing.
With over thirty years’ experience in IT, of which twenty with IBM as “Distinguished Engineer”, he is a valued consultant and teacher all around, plus author of the standard book “Data Warehouse – from Architecture to Implementation”.
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.
Janani heads up the audience platform data teams, that manage the petabyte scale data warehouse and data lake, and deliver data products and services supporting personalisation, insights and innovation. She also manages the data governance and operational privacy teams, who promote and embed data management best practices, ensuring reliable and compliant data is made available for all digital products. Apart from managing and delivering these products and services, part of her role is also to explore innovative ways of applying technology and practical uses of the petabyte scale data repository for wider benefit across the BBC. Prior to the BBC, Janani has worked across multiple verticals assisting businesses with their unique, industry specific data requirements including digital transformation, master data management, data quality and data governance. She also regularly speaks at seminars, and authors blogs & white papers.
Wayne Eckerson has been a thought leader in the data warehousing, business intelligence, and performance management fields since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous in-depth research studies and is the author of “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business.”
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.
Erik Fransen is sinds 1994 actief als consultant, trainer en spreker actief in het vakgebied Datawarehousing en Business Intelligence. Momenteel is hij samen met Antoine Stelma actief met het oplossen van Data & Analytics vraagstukken voor datagedreven organisaties en als mede-eigenaar van Centennium Opleidingen actief in het opleiden van Data & Analytics professionals.
Christian Gijsels currently works as an independent consultant and trainer. Before that, Christian was employed at the Cronos Holding, where, as a co-founder, was responsible for the Consulting Groep The Business Analysts, a group of 55 business analists, functional analists and project managers.
Kent Graziano is an award winning author, speaker, and trainer, in the areas of data modeling, data architecture, and data warehousing. He is an internationally recognized expert in Data Vault and Agile Data Warehousing. Mr. Graziano has developed and led many successful software and data warehouse implementation teams, including multiple agile DW/BI teams and is the Chief Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Computing.
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.
Jan Henderyckx is trusted advisor, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Information Governance and strategy since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide.
Sander Hoogendoorn is an independent mentor, trainer, software architect, programmer, speaker, and writer. He is a highly appreciated catalyst in the innovation of software development at his many international clients.
A thought leader and practitioner in the rapidly growing field of business intelligence – Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D. is a popular and dynamic speaker on business intelligence and the infrastructure to support these initiatives – the Corporate Information Factory (CIF).
Martin L. Kersten is a computer scientist with research focus on database architectures, query optimization and their use in scientific databases. He is an architect of the MonetDB system, an open-source column store database for data warehouses, online analytical processing (OLAP) and geographic information systems (GIS). For this work he received the prestigious ACM SIGMOD E.F. Codd Innovation Award and the ACM SIGMOD Systems Award.
Mr. Krishnan is a recognized expert worldwide in the strategy, architecture and implementation of high performance big data analytics, data warehousing, analytics and business intelligence solutions. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader, ranked as one of the top 20 data warehouse consultants in the world.
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.
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.
Harm van der Lek is an experienced designer. His specialization is modelling, especially in the area of Business Intelligence. From information analysis and modelling to architecture and database design to implementation.
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.
Keith McCormick has leveraged statistical software since 1990 along with deep expertise utilizing popular industry advanced analytics solutions such as IBM SPSS Statistics, IBM SPSS Modeler, AMOS, Answer Tree, popular open source and other tools involving text and big data analytics. Keith has guided organizations to establish highly effective analytical practices across industries, to include public sector, media, marketing, healthcare, retail, finance, manufacturing and higher education.
William 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.
Bert Meuris is a senior integration consultant at I8C (Integr8 Consulting) with 12 years of experience in IT. Throughout his entire career, Bert focused on integration in all aspects. He has substantial experience with Service Busses and worked with SoftwareAG webMethods, TIBCO BusinessWorks, and SAP PI/PO, among others. For the last couple of years, Bert has focused more on API’s and all aspects that come with it: from API design to API management (Axway API Management) and API governance.
Daragh O Brien is an internationally respected trainer and consultant Information Governance, Information Quality, and Data Privacy. Prior to establishing Castlebridge Associates he worked for 12 years with a leading telecommunications company in CRM and Regulatory Operations roles.
For 25 years Kevin has deciphered what technology means to business leaders and practitioners, as an industry analyst, writer, instructor, product marketer, and services leader. He launched, built and led a profitable data services team for EMC Pivotal in the Americas and EMEA, implementing data warehouse and data lake platforms for Fortune 2000 enterprises. More recently he ran field training at the data integration software provider Attunity, now part of Qlik.
Lex Pierik started working in the ICT industry in 2000 and by extensive field experiences he quickly grew into his current role as a principal BI consultant. He is a seasoned ICT professional with a particular expertise in both the conceptual as well as the technical complexities of BI challenges.
Egge van der Poel is working as a Clinical Data Scientist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Elementary Particle Physics. He searched for (and found) the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN, in Geneva. After his PhD at CERN he trained to be a Medical Physicist and was a Big Data consultant at KPMG before his job at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.
Adrian Reed is a true advocate of the analysis profession. In his day job, he acts as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He is a Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA® and he speaks internationally on topics relating to business analysis and business change. Adrian wrote the 2016 book ‘Be a Great Problem Solver… Now’ and the 2018 book ‘Business Analyst’.
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.
James Robertson has been associated with hundreds of projects. From this rich experience he has witnessed time and again that development efforts only succeed when they profoundly understand the problem to be solved, and derive a solution that elegantly delivers the needed functionality and qualities. James is the author of six books, numbers courses, video instruction, and many articles and talks that have provided insights to better business analysis.
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.
Tim Schulteis implemented various initiatives in datawarehousing, Business Intelligence and analytics, initially mainly focusing on concepts and processes. Observing that the quality of concepts is only a minor success factor in digital transformation he focused on change management and leadership styles. Schulteis built a new and energetic unit at APG covering the total datamanagement playing field, therewith conceiving a new data architecture. Since August 2019 Schulteis is director Group Data Office at APG.
Alec Sharp, a senior consultant and acclaimed teacher with Clariteq Systems Consulting, has deep expertise in a rare combination of fields – business analysis and requirements specification, data modelling, strategy development, facilitation, and, of course, business process modelling, analysis and design.
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.
Antoine Stelma co-founded Connected Data Group and is responsible for business innovation with Data & Analytic architectures. Antoine has an extensive background of 20 years in Enterprise Data Warehousing, specialising in Data Vault modeling, Data Virtualization and designing Data & Analytics platforms.
Piethein Strengholt is a Lead Data Architect with a passion for technology. He is responsible for setting and driving the strategical agenda for ABN AMRO for topics such as Data Management, Data Integration and Cloud. Engineering experienced in Data Management, Data Integration & Cloud (AWS & Azure). Piethein is commercially skilled, with more than ten years consultancy background.
Nigel Turner is Principal Information Management Consultant for EMEA at Global Data Strategy Ltd. and Vice-Chair of the Data Management Association of the UK. Nigel has worked in Information Management for over 25 years, both as an in-house deliverer of Information Management solutions at British Telecommunications plc and subsequently as an external consultant to more than 150 clients, including British Gas, UK Environment Agency, Intel US and others.
Samuel Vandecasteele is Cloud Integration Architect bij i8c.
Jeroen Vermunt brings over 25 years of experience in several fields of IT and data. He held multiple positions in the field of business intelligence and data analytics, ranging from developer, consultant and architecture roles to managing Business Intelligence Competence Centers.
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.
Gert Vonck is momenteel werkzaam als zelfstandig business consultant, maar is beter bekend als de oprichter van Appfie.com. Appfie is een start-up gericht op de invoering en het gebruik van Low Code platformen binnen ondernemingen, en specifiek voor Microsoft PowerApps en Flow. Binnen Appfie is Gert, naast spreker en PowerApps trainer, ook dagelijks betrokken bij strategische oefeningen, de creatie van roadmaps en change management projecten binnen middelgrote tot grote ondernemingen.
Dave Wells is the Data Management Practice Director at Eckerson Group, a data analytics research and consulting organization. He brings a unique perspective to data management based on five decades of working with data in both technical and business roles. Dave works at the intersection of information management and business management, where real value is derived from data assets. He is an industry analyst, consultant, and educator dedicated to building meaningful and enduring connections throughout the path from data to business value.
Rogier Werschkull is a data-solution architect with over 20 year of consulting and teaching experience in BI, data warehousing and analytics.
Colin White is the founder of BI Research and president of DataBase Associates Inc. As an analyst, educator and writer he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of business intelligence, business analytics, and data management technologies. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events.
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.