Naur Valverde: Entrepreneur and Consultant 3.0. Founder and CEO of Rubikey Intelligence & Knowledge, a Competitive Intelligence consultant company. Winner of: TIC Americas 2011, competition of Young Americas Business Trust (Organization of American States); Big Bang Challenge 2011 (Latin American Board of Georgetown University) and Fondo Emprender Colombia 2012 (Presidencia de la República, Fonade and SENA). MSc in Industrial Engineering, Master in Marketing, Customer Management and Web 2.0, E-Business Specialist and Diploma in Business Intelligence. Over 10 years experience in Business Intelligence, Market Intelligence and Digital Marketing in B2C and B2B companies on education, health, banking, insurance, services and retail sectors. Researcher and teacher on issues of competitiveness, marketing and business.
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.
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of the online big data knowledge platform BigData-Startups.com, which aims to become the central point of big data on the web. BigData-Startups.com is a platform with trends, best practices, information, open source tools and big data startups for organisations developing a big data strategy. The objective of the platform is to help organisations develop a big data strategy and to find the right big data technology vendor for that strategy.
Mark is a big data strategist who advises organisations on how to develop their big data strategies.
He is an entrepreneur with a drive for innovative concepts that make a difference and inspire others. He has a strong background in online & mobile marketing, strategy, social media, big data and he is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Next to blogging on BigData-Startups, he also blogs on SmartDataCollective.com, which is a platform with the world’s best thinkers on big data. He is author of the book “Think Bigger – Developing a successful big data strategy for your business”, which will be published globally in April 2014. As such, he is a well sought after speaker on this topic. He has given lectures to the International MBA Class and Executive Class at Business University Nyenrode as well as other events. He is co-founder of ‘Data Donderdag’ a bi-monthly (networking) event in The Netherlands on big data to help organizations better understand big data.
Felice Vitulano: Head of Business Intelligence & Information Management for Exprivia, an Italian consulting firm. He has an Executive MBA from Politecnico di Milano and a degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Bari. He has more than 15 years of extensive experience in the Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management market, always with the focus on providing value-added solutions for businesses. He manages complex BI projects, especially for large industrial companies and Public Sector. He is a passionate user of raw data for solving real business and social problems.