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Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport


October 16-17, 2019

October 16-17, 2019


Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport


What is Riversand Confluence?

Riversand Confluence is an annual event bringing together technology influencers and digital transformation leaders, with the agenda to shape the future of cloud-native Master Data Management.

Register now and reserve your seat!

Featured Speakers

Riversand Confluence 2019 gathered the brightest minds in the tech world.

Get unique insights from experts and practitioners.

How Cloud and Data are driving Digital Disruption

Dr. Tu-Lam Pham is an international expert for digital business models, e-commerce and social media. He is the founder of digital IQ, a consulting company focused on the digital economy. Previously, he was a successful e-commerce start-up founder, a professor and worked in venture capital.

Dr. Tu-Lam Pham

Tech & Business influencer

The Omni-Customer in Retail

Erik Cuypers is the passionate and enthusiastic CIO of Maxeda DIY Group, with over 30-years-experience as a digital leader always looking at ways to improve organizations. Maxeda DIY Group is the largest DIY retailer in the Benelux that operates 376 stores with nearly 7,000 employees.

Erik Cuypers

CIO, Maxeda

Data Driven NIVEA Experience

Learn how Beiersdorf takes the NIVEA experience to the next level. Data driven from product creation to omnichannel and AI driven content to meet the customer need in the right context.

Jasmin Quellmann

Head of Studio NX Beiersdorf

B2B Commerce - Transformation Journey of a Traditional Manufacturer

Pewag, is a 500-year-old business with multiple business units and product lines that is mastering digital transformation B2B commerce customer experience across omnichannel. See how publication automation is part of this agenda and how it plays a major role in assuring data quality. See live the in action the Riversand to InBetween Publishing integration.

Markus Unterweger

Head of Digital Marketing, pewag

The strategic role of data for Orkla

The food & CPG business at Orkla, the largest enterprise of Norway highly relies in data. Learn how best of breed enterprise data solutions like PLM, MDM, PIM and more collaborate & integrate to deliver the Orkla customer experience.

Magnus Arnesen

Team Lead for Data Management, Orkla IT

Implementation of a Global Experience Platform using Riversand and Priint

Saint Gobain is using Riversand as a global standard for a complex assortment of many product categories and dependencies. This session explores Saint Gobain’s successful global roll-out and how priint influenced their global digital experience strategy.

Sébastien ROYON

Digital IT Manager, Saint Gobain

Finding a Unicorn using your data

Alex Ives, Head of Business Analysis & Systems Architecture at Boden, explains how Riversand PIM is enabling them to manage their data and help their customers with the search for that mythical beast - Finding a Unicorn using your Data. Boden is a leading fashion retailer based in the UK who sell their products across the world.

Alex Ives

Head of Business Analysis & Systems Architecture, Boden

Future-proofing the Nordic Construction Industry Eco-system with Data

Byggtjeneste vision is to streamline the dataflow between all the parties making the whole industry more efficient. To future proof their database and provide a solid ground for further development of data driven business for the industry they are now implementing Riversand MDM center. We’ll talk about the challenges, the solutions and share some thoughts about how the Riversand platform can not only help Byggtjeneste but the whole Nordic construction and DIY-industries to a more datadriven business.

Therese Boger

Senior Business Advisor, Avensia

The Data Whisperer

Meet Scott Taylor, know as The Data Whisperer and key influencer in the master data management market. Scott is looking forward recording opinion leaders for his video series on driving business value with data.

Scott Taylor

Master Data Influencer

Conference Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for Riversand Confluence 2019.

This page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!

Partner Track (10:00 – 16:00)




Opening by Ben Rund, VP of Business Development, Europe


Riversand: State of the Business and Partner Strategy
Speaker: Raman Parthasarathy, Global SVP Business, Development and Strategy at Riversand


Riversand University – Updates & Outlook on All Things Enablement
Speaker: Muku Ramani, VP & GM of India Operations at Riversand




Working as a team – partnering for joint customer success

Speaker: Neil Gregory, Global Lead Partner Success


Strategy, Platform Roadmap for Partners
Speaker: Nikhil Bhatia, Director of Product Management at Riversand

13:00 – 14:00



Bootcamp: Sales & presales from positioning to showcase

Speakers: Ben Rund, VP Business Development Europe & Erik Horsting, Principal Presales Consultant


Bootcamp: Best practices and lessons learned across Riversand implementations

Neil Gregory, Global Lead Partner Success & Sirazuddin Sheikh, Senior Manager Customer Success


Shuttle from the hotel lobby to Papas Beach House


An evening of networking over food and drinks with the Riversand community.

  • Presented by Parsionate, Platinum Sponsor


Customer Forum Europe Track (14:00 – 17:00)


Opening by Sachin Kumar, VP Customer & Partner Success Europe


Learn from your peers – panel discussion


Value Actualization in your MDM journey, Michael Rice, Global Consulting Partner


Coffee Break


Riversand Roadmap & Strategy


Coffee Break


Provide Roadmap & Collaboration Feedback & Validate Priorities


An evening of networking over food and drinks with the Riversand community.

  • Presented by Parsionate, Platinum Sponsor


Customers and Partners (09:00 – 14:45)


Registration & Breakfast in Partner Exhibition


How Cloud and Data are Driving Digital Disruption
Speaker: Dr. Tu-Lam Pham. Platinum sponsored by Parsionate


Keynote: Upen Varanasi, CEO & Founder of Riversand, with his team and guest speaker Scott Taylor


Break – Book your seat – The Parsionate WTF Data Chat

12.00 -12.45

The Omni-Customer in Retail
Customer Keynote: Erik Cuypers, CIO of MAXEDA


Data Driven NIVEA Experience
Speaker: Jasmin Quellmann, Head of Studio NX Beiersdorf.
Gold Sponsor: Advellence.


Lunch & Networking in Partner Exhibition

14.00 – 14.30

Riversand platform: What’s New and Future Roadmap

14.30 – 14.45


Breakout sessions Track I: Driving value with data

14.45 – 15.05

Case study 1 – Future-proofing the Nordic Construction Industry Eco-system with Data.
Presented by Avensia, Silver Sponsor
Speaker: Therese Boger, Senior Business Advisor at Avensia

15.05 – 15.25

Case study 2 – Finding a Unicorn Using Your Data.
Presented by Comma Group, Silver Sponsor
Speaker: Alex Ives, Head of Business Analysis & Systems Architecture at Boden

15.25 – 15.45

Case study 3 – Transformation journey of a traditional manufacturer.
Presented by Silver Sponsor: Pewag
Speaker: Markus Martin Unterweger, Head of  Digital Marketing


Case study 4 – Implementation of a Global Experience Platform using Riversand and Priint.
Presented by Silver Sponsor: Priint Group
Speaker: Sébastien ROYON, Digital IT Manager at Saint Gobain


Case study 5: Creating MDM Business Case and Value Justification

Speaker: Michael Rice, Global Consulting Partner, Riversand

Breakout Session Track II: Working more agile with data

14.45 – 15.30

Bootcamp for Business Users – Working Smarter with Riversand

Speaker: Erik Horsting, Principal Presales Consultant

15.30 – 16.15

Bootcamp for Advanced Users – Tips & Tricks

Speaker: Muku Ramani, Head of Riversand University

From 16.30h

Networking & Drinks in the Partner Exhibition Area

Hotel Information

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Location & Hotel


Rijnlanderweg 800, 2132 NN Hoofddorp, Netherlands