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Reference Data and Business Semantics at the Flemish Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation

The Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation is, amongst others, tasked with funding scientists and their research projects through multiple specialized institutions. Monitoring how the different institutions allocate the resources is critical because it allows the department to compare compliance and return cross all disciples, against international indicators, …

Collecting this information from the different institutions is often challenging because each institution uses different terminology (terms, codes, …) and classifications (i.e. for disciplines). This requires complex many-to-many mappings of fields and codes (i.e. crosswalks).

Using Collibra’s business glossary, data dictionary and reference data capabilities, the department of education was able to set-up and maintain complex mappings of terminology and codes. For many code tables a foundation list was set-up as a basis to map to. These code mappings are further used to support the data transformation and movement.

Felix co-founded Collibra in 2008 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. As its CEO, Felix is responsible for Collibra’s global strategy and has lead Collibra from idea to conception to over 8 years of record growth. Before Collibra, Felix focused on Semantic Technology research at STARLab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He holds a master in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a master in General Management from the Vlerick Business School.
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