Thursday Jun 30, 2022

Ep. 10 - ’More isn’t always better’ says scale-up entrepreneur Felix Van de Maele – Great Business Minds

Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure.

Our guest in this episode is a successful entrepreneur who has spent the last decade building a business that is today valued at more than US$5 billion.

Felix Van de Maele has led data intelligence firm Collibra through record growth and is responsible for its global business strategy.

But prior to co-founding Collibra, he served as a researcher at the Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory (STARLab) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he focused on ontology-focused crawlers for the semantic web and semantic data integration.

He holds a Master’s in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Master's in General Management from the Vlerick Business School.

Outside his HQ, he is a big fan of kitesurfing and in 2019, Felix was named the EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in New York.

Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for the next episode with another big name in the digital infrastructure space.

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