ArchiXL-PLDN Seminar "Smart Data Practices"

Everyone is always talking about data, but what are the trends and developments that are interesting? What is hype and what is hope?

Seminar "Smart Data Practices"

Data trends and developments

Everyone is always talking about data, but what are the trends and developments that are interesting? What is hype and what is hope? Danny Greefhorst talks from his personal knowledge and experience about what he thinks is interesting. As such, he looks at general developments, but also at practical applications in organisations in various sectors. He mainly talks about matters that are essential for making data really work. Keywords here are Geo-BIM integration, FAIR, knowledge and information modelling, data quality, metadata and citizen science.

Danny Greefhorst is director of ArchiXL and active as an enterprise architect and consultant on data, information and knowledge-intensive issues. He is chairman of the architecture and critical thinking of information interest groups of the Royal Association of Information Professionals and chairman of the Digital Architecture Foundation. He is also the author of books and articles on digital transformation and enterprise architecture.

Smart search at bol.com

“Search for an eCommerce company is much more than implementing a search tool. It requires a lot of contextual domain knowledge, qualitative and quantitative product information and a good understanding of customer search behaviour. Together this should lead to the ultimate search result per customer per query. What do you mean when you search for 'whistle'? The referee whistle or the whistle (‘fluitje’) you pour beer into? Or can we already find out based on information from the customer or the moment or ....

During this presentation, Jan Willem and Maarten give a glimpse into the 'search' kitchen of bol.com and talk about the evolution of the search engine, how it is influenced by actors that are difficult to control and where bol.com wants and should go.”

Jan Willem Mathijssen is Business lead on Search. He has 14 years of experience in eCommerce in various roles, from content employee to eCommerce Manager and from Product Owner to Business Architect. From these different angles, Jan Willem has repeatedly been involved with the subject of Search, indirectly, as an evangelist or as the person ultimately responsible.

Maarten Roosendaal is an IT Architect in the field of APIs, conversational commerce and search. He has 20 years of IT experience, from business consultant to java developer, software architect and project leader in various domains such as government and banking.

Real-time information at Rabobank

With the introduction of new technology, it is becoming attractive for more and more organisations to look at Event Driven Architecture in addition to Service/API Oriented Architecture. The Publish/Subscribe method is often central to this architecture, an architecture in which Producers and Consumers of information do not know each other, but are expected to exchange information. It is crucial that data definitions are clear and consistent. How do you ensure these definitions? What are the guidelines? And how do you deal with version differences and management in large organisations? In this presentation, Jeroen van Disseldorp of Axual B.V. takes you into the world of EDA, viewed from his practical experience. He explains which challenges EDA has and how these can be overcome with clear-cut data definitions.

Jeroen van Disseldorp is the founder and Managing Partner at Axual B.V., a company that built an enterprise-ready EDA platform based on Apache Kafka. Before that, he worked at Capgemini for over 16 years as a Solution/Enterprise Architect.

OTL as a backbone in an Agile environment

Waternet is in the middle of a digital transformation. This process is driven by developments such as an increasingly independent customer, climate change, increasing risks and the digital government (Environment and Planning Act). Waternet wants to do its transformation in a different way than before. Namely: data-driven and in an Agile way where Business and IT come together. These new interpretations should ultimately lead to uniform data-driven processes, in which the Waternet - Object Type Library (W-OTL) is presented as a connecting factor from the architecture.

In this presentation, Justin van der Vlies explains how, based on use cases, the importance of good semantics has been transferred to Waternet's business. Through an iterative process, more and more support has been created for the development of Waternet's OTL. What are the lessons learned around this increasing positioning?

Justin van der Vlies is an architect at Waternet and has been involved in the development of the W-OTL from the start. He analyses and models different information needs in collaboration with the business. Together with the other members of team W-OTL, he is constantly investigating how the OTL can be used even better within Waternet.

Linked Open Organisational Knowledge

The challenging concept 'Linked Open Organisational Knowledge' (LOOK) describes a new reality, after Linked Open Data (LOD). In that reality, open data in combination with open rules (application of the law, process and interaction) are made available to interested parties and published.

The subsequent use of open data and open rules in the primary processes of and between implementing organisations makes these organisations as transparent as possible. In this concept, the interested party is placed, fully informed, at the centre of the implementation process. He experiences a single government and, based on insight, decides independently about the execution of process steps and the use of his data. Of course, it is he who decides whether he wants to accept or reject the consequences of the application of the law. Disclaimer: the LOOK concept is in the research phase and does not represent the ambitions and objectives of DUO.

Jaap van den Berg is an enterprise architect at Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). His focus is on data and the operation of all business functions that handle this vital business asset. He is particularly interested in complex issues in which government organisations want to work together to provide citizens and businesses with a coherent service. The exchange of data between government organisations and the supply of information to citizens and companies is the common thread in this. In this presentation, Jaap breaks complex situations down to their essence. This focuses attention on the fundamental principles underpinning the concept.

Common Ground, ambitions behind far(ther)-reaching municipal cooperation

The municipal government wants to regain control of its own ICT by cooperating more in the area of processes and information provision. This requires a new foundation. The Common Ground initiative is building a modern ICT environment where data can be accessed more easily and efficiently. There will be a 'service-oriented architecture' in which the data is detached from the applications and accessible via services. Here, ‘record once for multiple uses’ is the motto. A modern, agile way of designing has been chosen, an approach that combines flexibility and speed. The sector is switching from an oil tanker to a fleet of agile speedboats. Not all at the same time, and not all in one go either. Each municipality retains control over the transition.

Raymond Alexander is IT director at the municipality of Den Bosch and one of the initiators of this project. Alexander is also chairman of the Information Management Group 100,000+ municipalities. In 2011, he obtained his Master's degree in strategic management for the non-profit sector from the Utrecht School of Governance (USBO).

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