September 19th, 2017
With immediate effect Vincent Peters is joining forces with Building Blocks to strengthen the data science company. Formerly vice president at Qlik (business intelligence), Vincent previously had a hand in the early days of fast-growing software companies such as Oracle (cloud applications and platform services) and Siebel Systems. Both Building Blocks and Vincent himself are excited with the move and are ready for a new adventure.
Vincent’s arrival is a huge boost for the talented Building Blocks team. In less than five years Building Blocks has become a leading Dutch player in data science; recently Building Blocks was nominated for the Deloitte Fast 50, meaning that they belong to the 50 fastest growing tech companies in The Netherlands. Its clients include companies such as tour operator Corendon, insurer Nationale Nederlanden and crystal giant Swarovski. It uses data to predict consumer behaviour, enabling such companies to offer their consumers more personalized offers and services. But its ambitions go further still: it wants to be European market leader in the consumer predictions field within five years.
This is precisely where the challenge lies for both the company and Vincent himself. For Vincent the energetic drive, the vision of the founders, renewal and the innovative nature, plus the talented Building Blocks team, were reasons enough to convince him that Building Blocks is a perfect match. The data science market is a relatively new field that is a good fit for his wide experience in the world of analytics and business intelligence. It is also an area offering a host of commercial opportunities. Conversely, Vincent’s arrival gives the team a huge boost, which it needs to fulfil its ambitions. His impressive track record in the data world is a great addition to the expertise of the Building Blocks team. Apart from the commercial boost and general management, platform development has Vincent’s particular attention.
Scalable data science solutions
There is a lot of talk in the data science market today of long consultancy processes and products with little scalability. Building Blocks though is transforming data science from a purely tailored approach to a platform approach. This is what makes access and use easier for end users. Vincent is going to play an important part in the platform’s go-to market. Apart from the commercial aspects, such as positioning and the associated business model, Vincent will also be concerned with partner management and technical development.
With the addition of Vincent and his expertise to provide direction, Building Blocks will continue to grow their business in the years ahead with every confidence, helping businesses at home and abroad to become more customer-centric.