Stijn (Stan) leads the company’s global product organization with a focus on driving data governance technology innovation. Prior to co-founding Collibra, Stan was a senior researcher at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, a leading semantic research center in Europe, where he focused on application-oriented research in semantics. Stan is a sought-after expert resource, industry speaker, and author on the topic of data governance and semantics.
Jan joined BearingPoint in 2018 to lead the technology consulting services in Belgium and to enable clients to become data centric. Jan is a highly rated analyst, consultant, speaker and author with more than 28 years of experience in the field of information architecture and information management. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and user-groups meetings worldwide.
Tomas has been with BearingPoint since 2008 after eight years as an entrepreneur in Business Intelligence and analytical CRM solutions in Germany. With a background in Financial Services and the Automotive industry, Tomas has been managing BI/analytics projects for more than 18 years. Data driven and strategic business insight initiatives have been part of Tomas’s focus from early, on helping Swiss Financial Services customers developing and setting up their analytics platforms. Since 2017, Tomas is responsible for BearingPoint’s Big Data & Smart Analytics practice in SIA Region (Switzerland, Italy and Austria).
Data is nowadays one of the most valuable assets an organisation can own and many strive to become more data-driven to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. However, becoming data-driven is easier said than done. Many companies around the world are struggling to leverage their data assets to its fullest potential. A major cause of this is the absence of a data-driven culture within the organisation as well as the lack of the necessary technology to support the transformation. Stijn Christiaens and Jan Henderyckx discussed how data governance plays a critical role in enabling an organisation to become data-driven and highlighted use cases illustrating how Collibra’s platform can help to transform data assets into tangible value.