Bio Egge van der Poel

Egge holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Elementary Particle Physics (i.e. tiny tiny particles).
Egge van der Poel searched for (and found…) the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN, in Geneva. After his PhD at CERN he trained to be a Medical Physicist and was a Big Data consultant at KPMG before taking on the newly created function of Clinical Data Scientist at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. In addition he advices many organisations about Big Data, teaches courses on it at various academic institutions and is an experienced public speaker on the subject of Big Data. He coordinates executive education programs at TIAS Business School ( and at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (


How Data Science is creating inequality in Healthcare. And why that’s a good thing.

In this lecture Egge will demonstrate what we can learn from Physics (e.g. the discovery of cosmic microwave background and the discovery of the Higgs particle) and from toddlers… He will share his experience creating value (knowledge and/or euro’s) from data, using examples from his work as a Data Scientist in profit and non-profit sectors. With some remarkable examples from the clinical practice of the Erasmus Medical Centre he clearly shows that Big Data can quickly lead to tangible added value. He will also address his vision how to overcome the shortage of relevant talent.