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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erik Fransen has been active as a consultant, trainer and speaker in the field of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Virtualisation and Analytics since 1994. Erik has over 25 years of experience in management consultancy and as a trainer and regularly speaks at international conferences around various Data & Analytics topics.