Pieter leads the company’s Research & Education initiative, including the Collibra University, which offers a range of self-paced learning and certification courses to help data governance professionals and data citizens gain new skills and expertise. Prior to co-founding the company, Pieter was a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a visiting scientist at several leading universities across the globe, including Stanford. Pieter was a key inventor of the principles and methods underpinning the visionary data governance technology of Collibra. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications, including five books on the topic of data governance and semantics, as well as several technology patents. He holds a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from Vrije Universiteit Brussels.