Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author and lecturer specializing in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Virtualization, and Database Technology.
He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy which he founded in 1987. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse, business intelligence, and big data architectures. Lately, he has focused on big data and logical data warehouses.
Rick is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For the last thirty years, he has presented professionally, and has lectured in many of the European countries, South America, the USA, and in Australia. He has been invited to do keynotes at numerous international events.
Since 2005 he is the chairman of the European Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference (organized annually in London) and since 2014 chairman of the Data Warehouse and BI Summit (Organized annually in The Netherlands), and is named one of the big data voices.