Playtime is over: Hands-on perspective on delivering data intelligence

The data asset has significantly grown in importance over the last decade, and it shows no signs of stopping. We’ve seen new roles grow in data leadership (e.g., Chief Data Officer), new architectures emerge (e.g., Data Mesh), and an explosion in technologies to help tame the data asset.

Despite this forward momentum many organizations today still struggle to increase their data maturity. Stan will share his perspective on the past decade of data, what it means for the roaring data twenties, and how you can build a data intelligent organization where we – as data citizens – are united by data.


Stijn “Stan” Christiaens, Founder, Chief Data Citizen @ Collibra

Stan leads Collibra’s Data Office and is responsible for overall data strategy, data infrastructure and translating internal learnings into value for our customers and partners. He is also Collibra’s product evangelist and drives future innovation. Previously, Stan launched various departments within Collibra including Product, Presales, Postsales, Partnerships, Marketplace, and Research and Education. Prior to cofounding Collibra, he was a senior researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he focused on application-oriented research in semantics. Stan holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Postgraduate in Industrial Corporate Governance from Europese Hogeschool Brussel. He is a sought-after expert resource, industry speaker and author on the topic of Data Intelligence.