Our Speakers

Ronald Damhof
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Ronald Damhof

Chief Data Officer at the Ministry of Justice and Security

Ronald's current role at the Ministry of Justice & Security places him in the perfect position to speak to us about 'Data: an inconvenient truth'.

Adam Holmes
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Adam Holmes

Vice President, Global Head of Data and Analytics at Ahold Delhaize

Adam Holmes will talk to us about transforming old fashioned industries with data. He'll be joined by Ronald Root.

Sophie Rust
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Sophie Rust

Teacher & Researcher at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Sophie teaches design ethics and works for the lectorate of AI. She is one of the driving forces behind the Ethics Inc. game.

Loek Gerrits
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Loek Gerrits

Data scientist at Vantage AI

Loek has experience with many different ML applications: from football clubs to multinationals. These different organizations were perfect to observe the key success factors to success with data projects.

Gerard Toonstra
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Gerard Toonstra

Engineering manager at Datafold

Gerard is an experienced data professional. He was one of the first Dutch Kaggle masters and collaborated on many open source projects. Now he uses his expertise to advocate for data quality at Datafold.

Caroline Fluit
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Caroline Fluit

VP Advanced Analytics Customer Domain at Ingka group of Ikea

Caroline is leading a team of data professionals at Ikea and she will share her experiences during a fireside talk.

Mary-Jo de Leeuw
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Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Host of the day

Mary-Jo is an experienced host and keynote speaker. In 2020 she was named one of the 100 most influential woman in the Netherlands in the Tech Top 100 category for the 3rd time in a row!

Bart van Aalst
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Bart van Aalst

Data scientist at BigData Republic

What are the do's and don'ts for successful data projects? Discussing that - and other sometimes philosophical topics - is what you'll often find Bart doing. His forte: going about data projects the smart way.

Jan van der Vegt
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Jan van der Vegt

Sr. Product Manager at Databricks

As the founder of Cubonacci - now integrated into the Databricks family - Jan has plenty of experience with building and buying data products. His opinion on build or buy will definitely be worthwhile hearing!

Fokko Driesprong
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Fokko Driesprong

Customer Engineer at Datafold

Fokko is a Customer Engineer at Datafold, making sure users won't have any sleepless nights because of data quality issues. He has a background in computing science and is an open-source fanatic.

Ronald Root
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Ronald Root

Manager Data Analytics and AI Center of Excellence at Eneco

With 15 years of experience in Analytics and Energy Markets, Ronald is a passionate executor of the Data Driven Energy Transition.

Maarten van der Veen
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Maarten van der Veen

Founder and Strategic Lead at 510

510 is the data initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. With this organization, Maarten aims to make humanitarian aid faster and more effective by using data and digital products.

Daan Kolkman
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Daan Kolkman

Researcher at JADS and data scientist

Daan is an active participant in the academic world, as well as the business world. He will share his expertise on building bridges between those worlds.

Maximo Alves
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Maximo Alves

Head of Data at Just Eat Takeaway.com

Maximo is a strategic thinker and driving force behind many data products. With his extensive experience in technology driven roles he's an excellent candidate to discuss the build or buy question with Jan van der Vegt.