Speakers

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Rick van der Lans

Managing Director
R20/Consultancy
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.
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Keith McCormick

Senior Consultant and Trainer
The Modeling Agency
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.
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Kent Graziano

Chief Technical Evangelist
Snowflake Computing
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.
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Lawrence Corr

Chief Data Modelstormer
DecisionOne Consulting
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.
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Nigel Turner

Principal Information Management Consultant
Global Data Strategy
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.
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Martin Kersten

Computer Scientist
Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)
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.
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Lex Pierik

Managing Director
Think.Design.Make
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.
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Rutger Rienks

Thought Leader Data Strategy
KPN
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.
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Partners

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Peter den Haan

Technical Sales Manager
IBM
Peter den Haan is an experienced Technical Sales Manager in charge of technical sales activities within the IBM Analytics & Cloud Netherlands. His range of expertise varies from Data Science, AI, Big Data, Information Governance, Datawarehousing, Business Intelligence to Digital Business Automation. Peter is highly skilled in the area of data science, application architecture, and...
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David Leichner

Chief Marketing Officer
SQream
David has over 25 years of marketing and sales executive management experience garnered from leading software vendors including Information Builders, Magic Software and BluePhoenix Solutions. At SQream, David is responsible for creating and executing its marketing strategy and managing the global marketing team that forms the foundation for SQream’s product and market penetration.
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Jan W. Veldsink

Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies
Jan W. Veldsink MSc is a creative energetic new thinker, with passion for technology and people. Jan is speaker, senior advisor, trainer and coach specialized in Artificial intelligence and Intuitive interventions in organizations. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organizations.
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Pieter Rambags

Founder
Qosqo
Pieter Rambags has always been a consultant, fulfilling roles ranging from technical BI developer, information analyst and project leader to program manager and business developer. Content wise, he advises companies on topics like designing a BI strategy, BI and Big Data architectures, information and data modelling, and data management and governance. In 2002 he started...
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