IT-flexibility as enabler of a data-driven strategy. The strategy and approach of Rijkswaterstaat.

September 21, 2021

During this session, Perry van der Weyden will elaborate on his approach to IT-flexibility to enable a data driven organisation.

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule
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Perry van der Weyden

Head Engineer Director and CIO

Perry van der Weyden (1960) is Head Engineer Director Rijkswaterstaat Central Data Services. As CIO, he is part of the Executive Board of Rijkswaterstaat. Van der Weyden is CIO of the year 2019. He studied Dutch Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He started his career at the municipality Rotterdam (social affairs and employment). In 1995, he switched to PinkRoccade, where he filled the role of Senior Business Consultant Outsourcing. From 2003 to 2011, Van der Weyden was Director Shared Services Organization ICT at the former Ministry of Traffic and Water Management. After this, he was Director Shared Service Center ICT Haaglanden at the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations. Since 2014, he is Head Engineer Director Rijkswaterstaat Central Data Services.



Remko Deenik

Principal Technology Strategist – EMEA CTO Office

Remko Deenik is Principal Technology Strategist in the EMEA CTO organization at Pure Storage and one of the cloud native experts in this region. Pure Storage is mentioned as leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays for 7 years and took over Portworx last year. Portworx is leader in datamanagement for cloud native applications, as stated by analysts like GigaOM. The combination of Pure Portworx allows organizations to realise their data driven strategy by implementing a data centric infrastructure that allows for more flexibility, reliability, availability and permanent innovation. This goes for traditional and cloud native applications. Remko is looking forward to meet you at September 21 and engage in conversation to exchange knowledge and experiences.



All bridges, roads and sluices yield a constant data stream that Rijkswaterstaat uses to control and improve the dutch infrastructure. Rijkswaterstaat sees data as the engine of the organisation and it's therefore fully integrated into the i-Strategy 2.0. To effectively execute this strategy, Rijkswaterstaat focusses on implementing a flexible and scalable IT-infrastructure. By doing so, Rijkswaterstaat is able to operate in an agile manner and can therefore onboard new features without implementing real structural changes.


16:55 | Call in at MS Teams meeting
17.00 | Start program including presentation and discussion.
18.30 | End


Directors and Managers IT & Enterprise Architecture

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