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    Hanna Jochmann

    Hanna Jochmann

    Specialist Child-Computer Interaction - PhD

    Happily married, mother, researcher, Rotterdam, usability, communication studies, tea & girlfriends, children’s interaction design, HEMA lover, sunday school teacher, Utrecht University, student supervisor, voluntary web editor, team player, men in suits, abominator of ironing clothes, Google, smiling and rail passenger. Email: hanna@wizenoze.com

    Diane Janknegt

    Diane Janknegt

    Founder

    Mother, happily married, Amsterdam, entrepreneur, senior leadership, optimist, latte macchiato, operational excellence, the smile of a child, Microsoft, sunshine, empowerment, the power of innovation, new technology, happiness, network, team player, customer relations, work-life balance and Curacao. Email: diane@wizenoze.com

    Thijs Westerveld

    Thijs Westerveld

    Chief Science Officer - PhD

    Scientist, engineer, coffee snob, IR specialist, aspiring runner, PhD, critical thinker, ACM member, European cinema lover, constructive, realistic innovator, indie kid, analytical problem solver, cook, technology enthusiast. Email: thijs@wizenoze.com

    Gerben de Vries

    Gerben de Vries

    Applied Scientist PhD

    Researcher, machine learning, data mining, semantic web, kernel methods, analytical thinker, java programmer, sailing, vegetarian cooking, vinyl records, merino wool clothing, playing and watching football, Amsterdam, blizzard games. E-mail: gerben@wizenoze.com

    Vaughn Dickson

    Vaughn Dickson

    Chief Technology Officer

    Builder, developer, infinitely curious, inspired by technology, mountain biker, science fiction nut, nature lover, optimist, strength trainer, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, bookworm, space nut, gamer. Email: vaughn@wizenoze.com

    Rosa Stern

    Rosa Stern

    Applied Scientist PhD

    Applied research, computational linguistics, languages, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Barre, Yoga, curry, human and machine Learning, Stationery and List geek. E-mail: rosa@wizenoze.com

    Laszlo Csontos

    Laszlo Csontos

    Sr. Back-end developer

    Engineer, developer, Hungary, lifelong learner, database technologies, linux user, running, swimming, problem solving, Swiss mountains, hiking, performance tuning, countryside, organic food lover, psychology fan, eastern philosophy, bikram yoga, buddhist meditation, zen

    E-mail: laszlo@wizenoze.com

    Tjadine Ullmann-Carp

    Tjadine Ullmann-Carp

    UK Ambassador

    Creating opportunities for Children, Education, Maths and Technology. School Federation Governor, After School Sports Club coach, family and friends. Dutch with a touch of English.

    Email: tjadine@wizenoze.com

    Su Kim-Stroud

    Su Kim-Stroud

    Account Director - UK

    Relationship builder, friendly, account management, networker, London, foodie, traveller, animal and nature lover, Korean/American/British, multi-lingual.

    E-mail: su@wizenoze.com

    Dimitrios Zakas

    Dimitrios Zakas

    Back-end developer

    Systems, DevOps, bleeding-edge tech, running, basketball, AEK Athens, motorcycles, barbeque lover, road trips, hate studying, love learning, movie marathons, Ionian sea, palm trees.

    E-mail: dimitrios@wizenoze.com

    Maarten Sprenger

    Maarten Sprenger

    Content Curator

    Teacher (PO/HBO), photographer, art educator, storyteller, cyclist, citygardner, information miner, creative thinker, Amsterdammer and author of a book about Search Literacy. Loves and respects the 100 languages children think, speak and act. Email: maarten@wizenoze.com

    Eric Spaan

    Eric Spaan

    Business Developer

    Cheery, entrepreneur, observing, analyzing, coaching, solving, sun, Curacao, the power and magic of software, collaboration, work-life balance, swimming, cycling, running, traveling, family, intuition, friendship and a glass of wine. E-mail: eric@wizenoze.com

    Jim Paijens

    Jim Paijens

    Sales

    Entrepreneur with a commercial drive, open minded, business development, insprired by new technology and to market new concepts. People person, networker, preferably player coach in a team. Father and happily married, Amsterdam area, Cappuccino, loves Italian and French wines, hockey and golf, active modus operandi, likes watching movies (thriller/RomCom) and crime series. E-mail: jim@wizenoze.com

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    Prof. Theo Huibers

    Prof. Theo Huibers

    Professor of Information Retrieval

    Theo Huibers is Professor of Information Retrieval at the Human Media Interaction Group of the University of Twente, a position he has hold since 2002. As managing partner of a strategy consulting firm, Huibers is also a well-known senior strategy advisor in the media and technology segment. He has published over 60 academic papers in the areas of information theory, XML, information retrieval tasks for children, social media & citizen participation, business strategies and different aspects of information retrieval. At WizeNoze he is the chairman of the Advisory Board.

    Ing. Dirk van der Mark

    Ing. Dirk van der Mark

    President of EADL

    Ing. Dirk van der Mark has a wealth of experience in professional education. His roles include the position of CEO of a number of private institutes such as Dirksen Opleidingen, Dirksen University of Applied Science and ROVC. He also founded several other training institutes and was involved in many R&D projects and committees. He is president of EADL, the European Association of Distance Learning, since 2005.

    Prof. F.M.G. de Jong

    Prof. F.M.G. de Jong

    Professor of Language Technology

    Franciska de Jong has been a full professor of language technology at the University of Twente since 1992. She is also affiliated to the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where she is director of the Erasmus Studio. She studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht, did a PhD in theoretical linguistics and started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research where she worked on machine translation.

    Prof. Ir. Arjen P. de Vries

    Prof. Ir. Arjen P. de Vries

    Professor of Multimedia Dataspaces

    Arjen de Vries is Professor Multimedia Dataspaces (nl) at Delft University of Technology and Group leader of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) research group Interactive Information Access. As a computer scientist he is specialized in information access to dataspaces through the integration of information retrieval and databases.

    Alan Greenberg

    Alan Greenberg

    Advisor and Director

    Formally Director Apple Education EMEA, then Apple Education Asia. Led the team who built Education Podcasting, project managed the launch of iTunes U throughout UK, Europe then Asia, worked on the development of Apple Education mobile strategy, and iOS Education APPs. Currently Director, Advisor and Mentor to a portfolio of early stage education technologies start ups. Portfolio includes companies in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Porto, Beijing, New York and Palo Alto. Contribute across multiple disciplines including fundraising, business strategy, business development, platform, international engagement, channel partnerships, content development and partnerships. Member of the Advisory Board of 8GT Fund. Mentor at Microsoft Ventures, Telefonica WAYRA Accelerator, Masschallenge, Start Up Bootcamp and Founders Factory Incubator, London.

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