Egge van der Poel, BA, PhD
Clinical Data Scientist
Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Associate Dean, Permanent Education for Professionals, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Egge holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Elementary Particle Physics (i.e. tiny tiny particles). He searched for (and found...) the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN, in Geneva. After his PhD at CERN he trained to be a Medical Physicist and was a Big Data consultant at KPMG before taking on the newly created function of Clinical Data Scientist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. In addition, he started a part-time freelance adventure. As a freelancer he advices many organisations about Big Data, teaches courses on it at various academic institutions and is an experienced public speaker on the subject of Big Data. He coordinates executive education programs at TIAS Business School (www.tias.edu) and at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (www.jads.nl).