Rick van der Linden studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Twente and has nearly 15 years of experience in implementations of business intelligence.
Started in sales reporting
In 2000, Rick started at Compaq Computers as functional manager CRM. At Compaq Computers he conducted various activities including management of the business intelligence environment, taking care of the sales funnel reporting and sales compensation reports.
In 2004 he got to work at Universal Music Netherlands. Here he has implemented Business Objects and thus provide control information to the organization. By submitting figures, Universal Music’s market share could expand considerably in the following years.
In 2006 he started as a freelance Business Objects specialist and has worked for (among others) Nationale Nederlanden, De Nederlandsche Bank and from 2007 to 2012 at Dunea (formerly Duinwaterbedrijf Zuid Holland). Here again he was given the opportunity to address a business intelligence environment, to professionalize and increase the return on the environment. This led among other things to savings of approximately four FTEs in the finance department.
✓ Business Intelligence framework
✓ Business Intelligence engagement
✓ User stories / business analysis
Since 2013 he works for the Passionned Group, with his mission: to help BI departments to make the transition from reports factory to internal consultancy. The main guiding principle here is the philosophy of “Intelligent Organization”. To be taken seriously as BI department, his successes is indispensable. Like no other, Rick van der Linden sees the opportunities to increase the return on business intelligence. The critical success factors: making bridges between BI and the business, thorough information analysis and precise execution.