Rick F. van der Lans is Founder of R20/Consultancy. Rick is an independent analyst, lecturer, and author. He specializes in data warehousing, business intelligence, service oriented architectures, and database technology. He is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. He has lectured professionally for the last twenty years. In 2009 he introduced the Data Delivery Platform, a BI architecture based on data virtualization principles. He writes for BeyeNetwork.com and for several IT magazines. He has published many successful whitepapers. Rick is the chairman of the annual European Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Conference and the annual BI Event. He is the author of several books on computing, including the popular Introduction to SQL and SQL for MySQL Developers.
Erik van der Velde is a senior Healthcare BI/DG consultant/project manager with a wide range of experience in healthcare working for the second large hospital in the Netherlands, the University Medical Center Groningen. He currently leads a Data Governance program. During his career, he initiated and supported several BI programs in all domains of a Hospital environment dealing with existing “data drama”. Now he explores the different areas of Data Governance to get this data “in control”. He is a member of the executive committee of “All about data”, a bi-annual educational congress dedicated to professional’s working on data in healthcare organizations held in the Netherlands.