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Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK

There's something about data…

Martin Leijen (Rabobank / Digital Transformation Office)
Location: Capital Suite 13
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Pick any company strategy plan these days and you’ll see that data is key for the company’s future. From a technology perspective, it sometimes seems that anything is possible, but from a regulatory perspective, we mostly experience restrictions, but bear in mind that we shouldn’t forget the ethics concerning the reuse of data. In short, we all want to find the right balance between what we can do with data, what we ethically want to do with data, and what we’re allowed to do with data.

Martin Leijen takes you along his big data journey, starting in 2011 and ending in a vision 2020, giving you insight into the choices Rabobank has made from an organizational perspective and the company’s lab technology vision and data strategy.

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Martin Leijen

Rabobank / Digital Transformation Office

Martin Leijen is the architect for the Data and Intelligence Lab, part of Rabobank’s Digital Transformation Office, where he is challenged to extend the current on-premises lab services to the cloud this year and is the privacy and security officer responsible for the data AI and analytics domain within the bank. From day one, next to introducing innovation with new open source technology, Martin has kept the team highly aware of the privacy and ethics responsibilities that come with the team’s high privilege to process all data available within and outside the bank. He started his career in Rabobank’s IT Operations Department in the Netherlands but soon became interested in the value of data and BI and was involved with the bank’s first big data and advanced analytics experiments. This resulted in an assignment to help setting up a new department, the Data Science and Business Consultancy. In his internal presentations and public speaking opportunities, he tries to motivate people to actively use their intrinsic privacy and ethics awareness in their daily job.