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Walter van der Scheer

If you’re looking for Walter, just try finding him at the intersection of growth hacking and bleeding-edge technology. After successfully growing the market share of an IT training institute, Walter joined marketing software startup Copernica,. As commercial manager, Walter was responsible for the growth from 0 to 4,000 users and a successful expansion to various European countries. Nowadays, Walter is CMO at the leading Dutch consultancy firms GoDataDriven and Binx.io. Walter enjoys sharing knowledge and insights from the latest technological innovations, from artificial intelligence, to cloud, and blockchain.
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Establishing Trust in Reputation Systems: Part III

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Oct 30, 2018 2:47:47 PM

Reputation systems are an essential part of the online world. We buy products, book hotel rooms and hire handymen based on the millions of reviews we find online. What can the blockchain add to the trustworthiness of these reviews? This third and last blog in my 3-part series exploring blockchain in practice attempts to answer this question.

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Topics: Blockchain

GoDataFest 2018

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Oct 29, 2018 5:04:33 PM

From October 15 to 19, the second edition of GoDataFest, festival of data technology, took place. Every day of this event, organized by GoDataDriven, highlighted a specific technology or platform: AWS, Dataiku, Databricks, Google Cloud Platform and open-source.

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

How Blockchain Technology Will Make Platforms Obsolete: Part II

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Oct 16, 2018 2:58:41 PM

Blockchain technology can be used to give clients control of their data while also providing full transparency. This second article in a series on blockchain explains how the technology will eventually impact the business model of platform companies.

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Topics: Blockchain

Learn to experiment like Booking.com: State of Product Management Conference, November 16

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Sep 24, 2018 4:08:49 PM

State of Product Management Conference – November 16, 2018

Set better priorities, manage your personal growth, and increase your personal effectiveness across all levels of your career. At State of Product Management, you can expect three tracks with fast-paced, interactive sessions about the latest, progressive, topics in product management.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Agile Software Development

How to Find Blockchain Use Cases: Part I

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jul 31, 2018 3:53:56 PM

More and more organizations plan “to do something” with blockchain technology, but often struggle to identify use cases. Before you can see its potential applications, you must understand both blockchain technology and your organization’s transactions in depth. This three-part series explores ways to find blockchain use cases, beginning with the problems it can solve.

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Topics: Blockchain

Training Specials - Highlights 2018 - Dutch Data Science Week

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 26, 2018 8:45:00 AM

At GoDataDriven we enjoy sharing our skills. During Dutch Data Science Week our consultants were invited to lead a few training sessions. For example, Ivo Everts lead a signal processing training, Rodrigo Agundez shared his insights during a deep learning training. Check out the videos!

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Meetups - Highlights 2018 - Dutch Data Science Week

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 20, 2018 4:45:40 PM

During Dutch Data Science Week several meetups took place on various topics. Watch the after-movies of the Blockchain in Business meetup and the Data Donderdag meetup. 

Blockchain in Business Meetup with Schiphol – Transavia – Zorginstituut – Ledger Leopard and Safeguard App!

At the Heineken Experience the 22nd edition of the Data Donderdag meetup took place. During this edition, the following speakers took center stage: Nelli Gofman (Heineken), Stefan van Heukelum (KLM) and Kicky van Leeuwen (GoDataDriven/UMCG). Check out the videos!

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Cloud Survey - Cloud Strategy

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

On average, most organizations use more than one cloud provider, but a multi-cloud strategy dominates in large enterprises of more than 500 employees (89% over 66% for other organization sizes).

In this blog post, we share insight on Cloud Strategy and experiences gathered from business professionals.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Survey - Cloud Purpose

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Not surprisingly, most organizations use cloud technology to use applications. With most software available as SaaS today, this is the kind of cloud service that people will encounter first. 

In this blog post, we share Cloud Purpose insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. 

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Cloud Survey - Cloud Adoption

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on May 30, 2018 1:38:23 PM

Some form of cloud technology affects most organizations in some way. It has found its way into nearly every industry, and organizations of all sizes.

In this blog post, we share insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. When it comes to the question, “Are you already using the cloud?”, 100% of C-suite executives and boardroom strategist unanimously responded “yes,” and 60% of the software and application users agreed. Government organizations (50%) and financial services (50%) lag considerably behind on cloud adoption.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures