Big Data World is the event where tangible, meaningful and insightful data becomes clearer. The 2018 event will be guided by a board of patrons comprised of some of the world’s leading data innovators, practitioners and thought leaders. They will help us define the most relevant subject matters and identify the best speakers for the conference.
Kirk Borne, #2 Data Influencer Worldwide & Principal Data Scientist and Executive Director, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ronald Van Loon, #3 Data Influencer Worldwide & Director, Adversitement
Ronald van Loon, Director at Adversitement a data & analytics consultancy firm, and Advisory Board Member & course advisor for leading professional certification training company Simplilearn, is a frequent public speaker for significant Big Data, IoT, and Data Science events. A globally acknowledged thought leader in the industry, he was recently ranked third on a list of Top 100 Big Data Global Influencers by Onalytica for another consecutive year. He’s also recognized as a Top 10 Global Influencer in IoT, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics, and helps companies implement successful data and analytics strategies to meet and surpass their goals in this digital age.
Bertie Muller, Chair, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (SSAISB)
Dr Bertie Müller is Senior Lecturer in Computing and leader of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms (CSAIP) research group at the University of South Wales. He is also Chairman of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. Bertie holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and has previously worked in the Computer Science Department at Durham University. He has collaborated with industrial partners throughout his academic career. His main research interests are in resource and location modelling, multi-agent programming, and intelligent systems. The emphasis in his current work is on making AI work for and with humanity.
Bas Geerdink, Technology Lead, ING
Bas is a programmer, scientist, and IT manager. At ING, he is working as technology lead in the global innovation office. His academic background is in Artificial Intelligence and Informatics. Bas has a background in software development, design and architecture with a broad technical view from C++ to Prolog to Scala and is a Spark Certified Developer. He occasionally teaches programming courses and is a regular speaker on conferences and informal meetings.