Speakers, jury and prizes

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Speakers and activities

During the day, you can listen to a number of speakers.

So speaks at 9am main stakeholder Wilfried Boonman, alderman of Vlissingen. He focuses on the importance of the solutions for the mobility issues in the gemeente Vlissingen

At 1pm there is an interactive presentation by Marco van der Linde, Road Safety Researcher/Consultant at Royal Haskoning DHV. He focuses on how to connect societal challenges among which mobility issues (traffic) and technical approaches (data science)

At 3.15pm there’s an energizer to get the blood running again. A short activity, outside the building.


The DataFest 2024 Jury is

  • Drs. Jo-Annes de Bat, deputy, province of Zeeland
  • Ferry Brasz, MsC, CIO, province of Zeeland
  • Gilbert Westdorp, RA, Senior Advisor, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Dr. Alexei Karas, Director of Education, University College Roosevelt
  • Ralph van der Wekke, MBA, Lecturer, HZ University of Applied Sciences


  • Best Overall Result
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Best Data Story