International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

International privacy regulation: Compliance officers react extremely defensive – Herman Bennema, Vektis

Herman Bennema is CEO of Vektis, the leading healthcare information provider in the Netherlands. Mr Bennema is an experienced executive with an inherent strength of improving businesses based on analytical insight. Under his leadership, Vektis evolved from an organization focused on collecting healthcare claims-data to an information provider for the entire healthcare system in the Netherlands. Prior to Vektis, Mr Bennema was boardmember of Solera Netherlands, specializing in automobile related claims. Herman started his career as a technical officer in the Royal Netherlands Airforce after finishing his education at the Royal Military Academie. He also holds a graduate degree in business economics. Herman Bennema will speak on Jan 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht, about Big data for healthcare.

What drives you?

Helping our customers improving healthcare and keeping it affordable

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Big data exploration and artificial intelligence

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Data tells more than you can imagine. It helps you finding hypothesis you never thought about

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

International privacy regulation. The GDPR is too restrictive and maybe a little naive. Compliance officers react extremly defensive so we can do only 10% of what we could do.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

I hope to inspire the audience in 2 ways: first by making them aware of what is already available and second by showing them what might be possible