Felix Van de Maele
Co-founder, CEO, Collibra
Felix has led Collibra from idea to founding to more than eight years of record growth and industry leadership. He’s responsible for the company’s global business strategy. Prior to co-founding Collibra, Felix served as a researcher at the Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory (STARLab) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, 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 in General Management from the Vlerick Business School. In 2017, Felix was named by DataNews as the ICT personality of the year.