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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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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

Shareable Blockchain Knowledge

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on May 1, 2018 11:52:59 AM

Finding answers to questions about blockchain and cryptocurrency isn’t easy. There’s an information overload online, and at conferences, it’s often hard to meet the experts after their talks.

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GDPR: "May 25th is when it really begins"

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Apr 11, 2018 11:43:12 AM

The monitoring of compliance with the GDPR will start in just over a month. What does that mean for your work as a developer or data scientist? "You have to continuously ask yourself what data you really need, and how you can minimize the impact of its use."

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

How Blockchain Leads to New Organizational Structures

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Feb 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Tokens and Smart Contracts Redesign Existing Supply Chains

The rise of the internet and big data unleashed public access to a torrent of information. Blockchain is the next wave of this technological revolution. It took some time for the market to embrace the possibilities of the internet and big data, during which, they evolved and matured. The same phenomenon is happening with blockchain.

This article interprets and compares blockchain to the rise of the internet and big data and explains the core elements of its application. It also looks at its potential impact on society.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Solving hard data problems with causal data science

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Oct 30, 2017 1:10:03 PM

“There’s lots of value in data analytics. But when the low-hanging fruit in a dataset is gone, it becomes harder to extract value from the data.” It is tempting for organizations to find biased answers and draw faulty conclusions, like mixing causation with correlation. In a recent presentation at the Meetup Business Experimentation, Adam Kelleher, lead data scientist at Buzzfeed, emphasized that this is not without risk.

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Case study Bakkersland: Predicting demand for fresh bread in supermarkets

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Dec 13, 2016 11:47:58 AM

With a yearly turnover of 400 mil €, Bakkersland is by far the largest bakery in the Netherlands. Early every morning, the organization's 300 trucks deliver approximately 2 mil fresh baked breads to 1,200 supermarkets. To predict the consumer demand per-day per-retailer, Bakkersland asked GoDataDriven to develop a predictive sales planning model. This machine learning model optimizes the availability of fresh bread products while at the same time minimizes left-over. The sales forecast enables Bakkersland to produce more efficiently and plan further ahead.

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science