STEFAN VAN DER WEL
Stefan is a technology strategist, AI enthusiast, and lucid dreamer. He is passionate about the workings of consciousness in intelligent entities, including the philosophical debate as well as the latest physiological discoveries through science and technology.
By day, he provides technology strategy, architecture and delivery management services for information management and analytics initiatives with a focus in cloud, big data and master data. With 12 years of experience within leading business intelligence, software and management consultancies, Stefan has recently worked with IAG, CBA, Suncorp and QBE. In the past he has worked with Zurich Insurance, Optus, ANZ Bank, Shanghai Bank, Medibank, ACT Health, Queensland Health, Customs New Zealand, Telecom NZ (Spark, Chorus) and Vodafone NZ.
Stefan was also a C++ developer for SourceForge.net on the Dune Legacy project, an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. His contribution has mainly been rewriting the AI, introducing linear algebra driven adaptive decision making.