Sander Klous holds a PhD in High Energy Physics and worked on a number of projects for CERN, world’s largest physics institute in Geneva. He received several grants and awards related to high performance distributed computing and has numerous publications in this area. He contributed to the research of the ATLAS experiment that resulted in the discovery of the Higgs Boson (Nobel prize 2013). Currently Sander Klous is partner in charge of Data & Analytics at KPMG in the Netherlands, he is globally in charge of the KPMG Data & Analytics technology strategy and is professor in Big Data Ecosystems at the University of Amsterdam. His best-selling book “We are Big Data” about the future of our information society was runner-up in the management book of the year election of 2015 and has been published in Dutch and English.