"Each company will be a data company in the future, which is why data management is more important than ever. Companies that fail to keep up with this development are in serious danger of being overshadowed by a competitor that can make better strategic decisions more quickly."
Instead of implementing all kinds of new systems, it is therefore wiser to focus on improving cooperation using the existing digital resources. People who possess this knowledge and skills can be used as a kind of digital ambassadors who guide their colleagues.
After a brief flirtation with the legal profession, Thomas Benard discovered that he preferred to solve problems in a broader sense than within legally limited frameworks. Once at Boer & Croon, he soon found himself in the technological corner. I noticed that companies talk a lot about data and technology, but seldom really embrace it. At Boer & Croon, you get the opportunity not only to think up a solution, but also to sell it. There may be 1000 people with a good idea, but only a few are able to make it work in practice.
'Look also at the developments in airlines. Here you see that traditional airlines are being challenged by new players who are very good at data management and can therefore make better predictions, which translates into more competitive prices and better planning. With the narrow margins in that industry, it is make or break.'