Dirk Jonker is CEO and founder of Crunchr, an intelligent solution for Workforce Planning & People Analytics – and partner in Total Rewards Boutique firm Focus Orange. For 15 years he focused his research and product development on how elegant mathematics and company data can help companies to generate sustainable competitive advantage through people. He left Amsterdam for New York, where he worked for five years. Recently he was featured in The Economist and was awarded Actuary of the Year in 2017.

With shortage on the talent market and industries that are transforming faster than ever, employers want to understand the dynamics of their internal labor market. Who are the best people, what is the quality of managers, who might leave the company and how do we keep our workforce fit. Dirk Jonker shows how actuarial science was his starting point and how he developed a new angle for people analytics.


Dennis Olesen is an experienced senior executive in the shipping industry. He has worked in multiple disciplines and all levels from Project Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, global & regional roles and continues to serve as board member. Currently he is working as Global Head of Operations for APM Terminals, a company with 22.000 employees, +70 container terminals and +100 Inland Service business and an annual turnover of 4.2BN USD. 

In his lecture he will give us a brief summary of the company and tell us how they facilitate global trade.  Next he will tell about how time impacts AMP Terminals and their customers.


Erwin Abbink holds a MSc in Econometrics/Operations Research and a MSc in Information and Knowledge Technology. From 1989-1995 he studied at the university of Groningen and was member of VESTING. After a short period of secondment, he started his career at Netherlands Railways. Currently, he is head of Innovation and Analytics. His main focus is on leading the development of Decision Support Systems and Advanced Analytics, applying simulation and serious gaming, and on introducing technical innovations to improve operations (i.e. smartwatches and speed advice systems).

He will discuss the influence of time on railway operations and vice versa. What has been the role of time in history and how we can make the shift from schedules in minutes to a precise internal clockwork in seconds. This to utilise the available railway capacity into full extend.


Daniel Koerhuis has studied econometrics in Amsterdam. Afterwards, he started working at the Ministry of Finance on financing Dutch government debt and Dutch exports. When the financial crisis struck European banks in 2008, he worked on bailing out Dutch banks and when the financial crisis struck European countries he worked on bailing out countries like Greece and Cyprus. He has also worked on the European Banking and Capital Markets Union.

In March 2017 he has been elected as Member of Parliament for the Dutch liberal party VVD. Since then he is spokesman on the housing market. He is pleading for more housing construction and for less regulation that is currently hampering housing construction.

In the first part of this lecture, mr. Koerhuis will tell about his experience bailing out banks and countries. In the second part of this lecture, he will tell about his work as a Member of Parliament and how his study econometrics helped him in his career.

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