For over 20 years, I have been helping
many of the world’s largest organizations to
release the value of their data, enabling
business leaders to make strategic
executive decisions. I have a natural ability
to use divers and complex data sets to
solve real-world business issues. I have
built teams of experts that tackle complex
data problems using the latest and greatest
in data services.
I manage teams of talented data and
strategy experts as they engage with our
stakeholders in every stage of their data
journey. From data strategists who
conceptualize the flow and use of data, to
data engineers who build diverse platform
solutions to data scientists who perform
robust analytics and extract insights.
My in-depth expertise with platform
agnostic data strategy and business
intelligence design & development coupled
with my business and program
management acumen have consistently
allowed me to deliver industry-leading
solutions. Beyond these core expertise, I
enjoy looking for creative solutions to push
the boundaries of what’s possible.
+41 79 878 01 13
Blériot-Allee 4,
CH-8152 Glattpark (Opfikon)
Independent Data Governance & Strategy Consultant Feb 2021 - current
Harro Wiersma Smart Consulting, Glattpark (Opfikon), Switzerland
Supporting my customers with hands-on data-governance, -architecture and -
strategy knowhow as I engage with business stakeholders in every stage of their
data journeys. From business leaders who define the business roadmap to data
engineers who build diverse platform solutions to data scientists who perform
robust analytics and extract insights.
I'm focusing on hands-on delivering direct business value out data, by creating
strong data strategies, supported by a structured data governance approaches
based on 5 guiding principles - Data Ownership, Meta Data Management / Data
Modelling, Master Data Management, Data Quality and Data Availability.
Enterprise Data Architect / Founder Nov 2015 - Jan 2021
Regarding Data GmbH, Baar, Switzerland
Responsible for the shaping and leading successful delivery of several customer
projects. Based on the actual business use cases, the delivered operable minimum
viable product (MVP) prototype that evidenced and validated the customers' ability
to achieve harmonization and standardization in the practice of data and
Management consulting for data architecture and governance related topics.
Build and maintain customer relationships
Information & data architecture - created several solutions and approaches for
our customers.
Announced "speaker of the year 2015" by the Swiss Oracle User Group.
Data Architect & Project Manager Jul 2019 - Dec 2020
iShepherd, Inc., Sunnyvale, USA
Founded a startup in the field of Identity and Access Management analytics, based
on Neo4J GraphDB and custom build AI technologies.
Senior Manager Data & Analytics Jan 2014 - Nov 2015
EY, Zürich, Switzerland
Support of SMEs and large companies in the (re)definition of their data and digital
strategy -using data on a broader scale in order to increase the added business
value for companies and customers. Digital and data transformation with a
comprehensive understanding of business and technology across many industries.
Reorganization & restructuring of IT areas as interim, project and program
Head of Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Jun 2011 - Nov 2013
Postfinance, Zofingen, Switzerland
Responsible for a team of 29 employees and consultants, supporting a
development, redevelopment and extension of the Oracle based data warehouse
and business intelligence solutions.
Data Strategy & Architecture Expert
Division Head Service Engineering Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Opitz Consulting Schweiz, Thalwil, Switzerland
Technical Lead IT Infrastructure Engineering Jan 2008 - Jun 2010
Sunrise Communications AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Freelance Consultant Mar 2001 - Dec 2007
Signitory ICT Holding NV, Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Freelance consultant with projects for IKEA, Banco de España, Billiton, Deutsche
Bahn, Gasunie and several other larger organizations.
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leadership Aug 2012 - Oct 2013
Universität Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems Aug 1999 - Mai 2003
University of Phoenix, USA
Data Strategy & Architecture
Master Data Management
Data Governance
Data Quality Management
Intelligent Process Automation
Project Management
Business Intelligence & Insights
Data Warehousing
Change Management
Team Building & Leadership
Presentation & Negotiation
Data Virtualisation
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Council Member Mar 2020 - Present
Forbes Technology Council
Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level
technology executives.
Don’t Screw Your Business Insights 15 Ways of How Not to use Your
Data. Dec 03, 2022
Amazon Kindle / Barnes & Noble / Rakuten Kobo
Book to support Senior Leadership with lessons learned about data. Read more
Entrepreneurship, or The Art Of Saying Goodbye Aug 26, 2020
Forbes Technology Council
Relationships, friendships and buddies from a club or association all have a certain
life span some longer, some shorter; some a lifetime, some only one evening.
Read more
How Artificial Intelligence Can Add Value To Your Personal Aug 05, 2020
Life and Business
Forbes Technology Council
In many of the conversations with our (potential) customers, we discuss the power
of artificial intelligence. In many publications the usage of AI is almost promoted as
"the land of milk and honey" Read more
From Output To Impact: The New Way of Working in 2020 May 06, 2020
Forbes Technology Council
For many years, we have handled our office employees like they were working in a
factory. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., they worked on sales, marketing, projects and
products. Expectations to do overtime were to simply deliver output or, in some
rare cases, outcome. Read more
Dutch, Swiss Residency Permit C
Date of birth
01.06.1976, Groningen
The Netherlands