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The convergence of cloud, AI and the dramatic surge of emerging technologies open an entire new world of opportunities. While the market forces and competition have driven many businesses to accelerate their digital transformation journey, the tools and approaches to become a data-driven organisation are not very clear.

Join this interactive workshop to hear from Cloudera, Cognizant and Microsoft experts on how to:

  • Develop a practical strategy to optimise operations and real-time decision-making
  • Apply insights from the latest research on AI in the Benelux and European markets to gain competitive advantage
  • Build the roadmap to migrate from on-premise solutions to the cloud enabled by hybrid infrastructure
  • Connect with the industry peers and experts and exchange insights

Check out the agenda for this invitation-only event. Please register now to secure your spot at this unique session.


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8:30am - 9:00am

Registration & breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am


9:15am - 9:45am

Azure: open platform for digital transformation

9:45am - 10:15am

Driving value and insight from data

Customers looking to leverage large amounts of data (potentially petabytes a day) for strategic advantage in industries undergoing digital disruption. Scale issues prevent achievement of current data objectives. Together, Cloudera and Microsoft allow customers to do more with their applications and data. In this session, we’ll go into the crucial elements that help organisations unlock these benefits: machine learning, analytics and cloud.

Presented by Andre Molenaar, Partner Sales Engineer - Cloudera

10:15am - 10:30am

Coffee break

10:30am - 11:00am

Unlocking value with machine learning

Speaker session and demo on how to enable large and complex enterprises to tap optimal value of data and move enterprises from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive intelligence. To enable a data driven culture applying AI, cognitive science, human behaviour and product intelligence to deliver programs at scale touching everyday experiences of customers and end consumers.

Presented by Anoop Sharma, Lead AIA Practice, Cognizant Nordics

11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel discussion

To close off, we'll be holding a lively panel discussion with all presenters. We'll discuss the practical considerations for driving value from AI and analytics in the cloud including:

  • Which use cases deliver value fast

  • How to deal with legacy systems

  • Top tips for how to get started right now

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Networking and lunch


Partner Sales Engineer - Cloudera

Andre Molenaar


With over 20 years of experience in business intelligence, Andre can be described as a veteran in the field of BI and Analytics. After completing his degree in Information Science at the University of Amsterdam, Andre worked for renowned technology leaders like Oracle and SAS. He continues to demonstrate his curiosity for the latest technological innovations in this sector. That is one of the reasons he joined Cloudera in 2017. Andre believes Open Source enables innovation at an unrivalled pace, especially when it comes to data related software. At Cloudera Andre advises and supports the major Cloudera partners in Northern EMEA, helping to deliver world-class data driven use-cases.

Sales Lead Open Source Data & Partners, Global Blackbelt Data & AI, Microsoft EMEA

Hans Wieser


Hans Wieser runs Open Source Data Sales within the EMEA Blackbelt Data & AI team. This includes 1st and 3rd party offerings, as well as the co-selling process with strategic advisors and global system integrators. Hans has been with Microsoft since 2010. In prior roles, he has managed the German data platform business and led the launch of services like Azure Databricks in the EMEA time zone. Hans has been in the data business for more than 25 years, in leadership roles with companies such as Oracle und Sun Microsystems. he holds a Master of Science in Information Science and a Bachelor in Mathematics with Moscow State University

Lead AIA Practice, Cognizant Nordics

Anoop Sharma


Anoop is Practice Leader for Cognizant’s Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Practice in Nordics. Anoop is a Thought leader in AI and Analytics space and also driving multiple complex and successful engagement in Nordics and Europe. Anoop has extensive experience in developing solutions like AI based Augmented maintenance, Customer 360 analytics, Data lake, GDPR, Product and operation intelligence etc.

Assistant Vice President AI and Analytics

Gwellyn Daandels


Gwellyn Daandels leads Cognizant’s Artificial Intelligence and Analytics business in Benelux. His work experience includes industries such as: software, management consulting, insurance, financing, luxury goods. His specialties include: Business analytics and performance management, digital, information architecture, data warehousing, supply chain planning and optimization, competence centers and shared services, strategy formulation and execution, sales force incentive programs, Solvency II.

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