Pierre Marchand is Chief Data Officer at Keytrade Bank. Before this, he was involved in data management and data analytics at BNP Paribas Fortis, Capgemini, Euroclear, Teradata, Shell and the World Bank. He has a proven record track of successful high impact collaboration between Business and IT, with a deep expertise spanning Analytics, Data Governance, Data Management, Business Intelligence and Data Science.
Considered an expert in the fact oriented modeling community, Marco Wobben has been consulting and contributing to IT projects for nearly 30 years. He is active in a wide range of industries, such as medical, banking, logistics, tourism, manufacturing, and government.
The fact oriented modeling method was originally developed in the Netherlands in the 90's, and continues to be taught in educational institutions across the globe.
Michiel De Keyzer is a data enthusiast, who helps building and growing the Data & Analytics practice at PwC Belgium. His primary focus lies on data strategy, data governance and data architecture. With 10 years of experience, of which 8 years in consulting, Michiel has been involved and lead many projects on these topics in different industries.
Throughout his experience he has learned that the human factor is essential to get buy-in and drive the change when defining and running a data governance programme. Anticipating on this has become an important element of how Michiel tackles his data governance projects.
Tim Scott is programme manager at Argenta of a large transformation/replatforming programme related to data management and reporting. His responsibilities range from day-to-day follow up of the progress of the various projects, follow up on the overall risks, managing the interdependencies and safeguarding the priorities and timelines.
Koen Verheyen is Technical Solutions Architect at Argenta. As BI/DWH consultant, Koen has been involved in all steps of large business intelligence projects (scoping, design and architecture, development, testing and move into production). He has worked in various industries: Telecommunications, Retail, Direct Marketing, and Banking.
Koen has experience with Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB), Oracle Data Integration (ODI), telecommunications datawarehouse development and overall data warehouse management.
Cédric Charlier is a talented architect and Data Platform MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), initially active in the domain of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing. Driven by quality and reliability, he is embracing the practices of Data Governance, Data Quality and Metadata to build large and powerful data platforms.
Cédric has more than 15 years of successful experiences on data-related projects in European industrial groups and services companies. Cedric also advocates for the introduction and general usage of agile practices on the data world.
Ronald D.W. Kok a Dataliberator ('Dataverloskundige'), founder of Scamander - The Data Liberation Company, a Netherlands based consultancy firm started in 1998 with a focus on business intelligence, data governance and analytics.
Ronald started his career in 1985 as a trainer and consultant on data modeling and database management at Oracle Corporation. Ronald and his Scamander colleagues consulted 150+ large companies in improving their dataflow with a minimal effort and optimal control. Ronald is a strong supporter of the non-invasive data governance approach of Robert S. Seiner. Ronald augmented this approach with the Datapoly business game as a starter to implement non-invasive data governance.
Bart Gielen is Managing Partner at DataSense, an innovative company that focuses on Data Warehouse Automation and Integration by applying the Data Vault 2.0 methodology and standards. They guide their customers through the process of integrating their different data sources into 1 integrated Enterprise Data Warehouse by using our standardised reference architecture and project approach.
Luc Delanglez is Managing Partner at Datalumen, an end-to-end data management solution provider. Luc has been active in the information domain for more than 20 years and during this period has advised and assisted numerous organizations implementing different Data Governance, MDM, Data Quality & Data Virtualization solutions.
Michael Olschimke has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialised in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. He has consulted for a number of clients in the automotive, insurance, banking, and non-profit fields. His work includes research on massively parallel processing (MPP) systems for building artificial intelligence (AI) systems for the analysis of unstructured data.
After realizing the value of Data Vault 2.0 to the business intelligence industry, he partnered with Dan Linstedt to distribute the knowledge of Data Vault 2.0 within the industry. Michael holds a diploma (FH) from the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen (Germany) and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, California. Michael is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Scalefree, where he is responsible for the business direction of the company.
Ivan Schotsmans is an experienced Data Specialist with 30+ years of experience. Ivan supports organizations in their data strategy but also in the real implementation of data warehouses, dashboards and KPI's. His highlights from the past decade include: setting up and rolling out company wide data governance organizations and revamp data warehouses using Data Vault.
He has a vendor neutral approach and is speaker on international conferences and driver of several user communities in the Benelux area.
Steve Hoberman taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has trained more than 10,000 people since then, spanning every continent except Africa and Antarctica.
Steve is the author of ten books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. His latest book, Data Modeling for MongoDB, presents a streamlined approach to data modeling for NoSQL solutions. One of Steve's frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique.
He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone conference, recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award, and highest rated workshop presenter at Enterprise Data World 2014 and 2015.