Jan Jaap Kolleman Appointed Head of The Digital Neighborhood’s Data Science & Business Intelligence Practice

Jan Jaap Kolleman Appointed Head of The Digital Neighborhood’s Data Science & Business Intelligence Practice

Written by Jan Peter Alberda 23 January 2024

Written by Jan Peter Alberda

23 January 2024

23 January 2024, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The Digital Neighborhood, a growing community of leading independent tech companies specializing in Microsoft Cloud and AI, announces the appointment of Jan Jaap Kolleman as the Head of its Data Science & Business Intelligence (BI) Practice. He will also join as the newest member of the Group’s Management Board. This move marks another step forward in The Digital Neighborhood’s growth and further strengthens its position as a leading Microsoft partner in Northern Europe.

Jan Jaap Kolleman, a distinguished veteran in the IT software industry, is known for his strong leadership in technology. With over twenty years of experience in the Microsoft space, his expertise is well-established. His past roles include serving on the SDL Executive Committee from 2008 to 2014 and as the Managing Director at Exact Software Netherlands, part of its Executive Committee, from 2006 to 2008. Since 2016, he has been the CEO of Active Professionals, a recent addition to The Digital Neighborhood.

In his new role at The Digital Neighborhood, Jan Jaap will lead the expansion and development of the Group’s Data Science & BI Practice. This role complements the Group’s broader strategy, which includes the leadership of its other Neighborhood Practices: Cloud Consultancy & App Development, Cloud Infrastructure & Security, and Business Management Solutions. With a commitment to excellence in these four areas, The Digital Neighborhood continues to invest in top-tier talent to meet the growing needs of its 2,400 customers.

Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO of The Digital Neighborhood, said, “Jan Jaap is an excellent addition to our leadership team. His appointment underscores our dedication to attracting the industry’s leading talent and becoming a data science and BI powerhouse in Northern Europe.”

Jan Jaap’s arrival strengthens The Digital Neighborhood’s team of over 1,335 consultants, engineers, and other specialists across 13 businesses, further enhancing its presence within the North European technology sector.

“I am excited to lead the Data Science & BI Practice at The Digital Neighborhood,” said Jan Jaap Kolleman, CEO of Active Professionals. “Collaborating with the skilled team across this Group, we will develop data-driven strategies and practical BI solutions that boost our clients’ business efficiency and profitability, reinforcing our position as a leadingMicrosoft Cloud and AI technology partner.”


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About The Digital Neighborhood

The Digital Neighborhood is your destination for Microsoft Cloud and AI expertise. Together, we’re a growing community of entrepreneurial tech companies with over 1,335 consultants, engineers, and other specialists. All leading in our own fields, The Digital Neighborhood is made up of True, Fullstaq, Beyond Blue, Pink Elephant, Cmotions, 2Foqus, Focus Enterprise Solutions, GAC, Delegate, Projectum, Sulava, Iquality, and Active Professionals. Based in seven countries, our HQ is in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

About Active Professionals

Active Professionals: Your data solutions provider. We unleash your (Big) data’s potential, from architecture setup to deep analysis, forecasting, and actionable insights. Tailored support or full control, based on your requirements. Active Professionals joined The Digital Neighborhood in November 2023.

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