NIBM 2024 – Opportunities and Threats of AI in the Netherlands – India Corridor – 26 June 2024 – Amsterdam

Dear ladies and gentlemen, 

Join us for the Netherlands India Business Meet (NIBM) on Wednesday June 26, 2024, in Amsterdam exploring “Opportunities and Threats of AI in the Netherlands-India Corridor“. 

Discover opportunities, network with industry leaders, and gain valuable insights.


🗓 Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 14.30-18.15 hrs (Program starts at 15.00hrs)
🏢 Venue: Amsterdam – Tata Consultancy Services 


Reserve your place now and be at the forefront of the AI revolution in the business world:


*NICCT Members: Free (One guest included)

*Non-NICCT Members: € 125,- (excl. VAT)



Why This Conference Is Important for Your Organization:

Strategic Insights: Understand how AI can transform business operations and enhance competitive positioning in the market.

Regulatory Understanding: Gain clarity on international regulations such as the EU’s AI Act and their implications for your business operations and strategic planning.

Global and Local Perspectives: Engage with thought leaders from both the Netherlands and India to discuss shared challenges and opportunities in harnessing AI technology.


Key Discussions Include:

– The evolving role of AI in enhancing India’s shared services industry.

– The impact of new AI regulations in the EU and India on your business.

– AI’s transformative potential on workforce management and organizational structure in both regions.


Why Participate in NIBM 2024:

Build Valuable Connections: Network with industry leaders, policymakers, and influencers from the Netherlands and India.

Stay Ahead: Equip your organization with the latest insights and strategies emerging at the intersection of AI technology and business.

Contribute to Important Discussions: Have your say in shaping future strategies that will impact the international and Indian markets.


Join us at NIBM 2024 to navigate the complexities of AI, understand its strategic importance, and leverage its potential for your corporate growth and innovation.


We are looking forward to welcoming you on June 26th in Amsterdam.

Please come back after the event to see the pictures. 

NIBM 2024: Exploring AI Opportunities and Challenges in the Netherlands-India Corridor

The Artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) revolution has recently arrived in our world and is impacting all of us. 

For businesses it is no longer a question whether AI will fit into their business but more how they can realign their organization to fully capture its transformational value. In today’s environment AI is key to automating, accelerating and enhancing key business processes to help transform at scale and drive value.

The AI revolution will also have a significant impact on our workforce where for example in a digital workspace in future human creativity is augmented by the use of (Gen) AI.  
Governments and regulatory bodies across the world are implementing regulations to cover IT, data, privacy and compliance risks. For example, the EU parliament recently passed the AI act with aim to regulate AI applications based on their risk and to provide clear requirements and obligations to developers and deployers. These regulations are expected to have significant impact.


The AI revolution will also have an impact within the India – Netherlands corridor and poses both opportunities and threats.
The Netherlands is uniquely placed in the labour market with its international profile and large pool of knowledge workers. However several challenges are ahead including an aging population, a lack of technology skills and a lack of education infrastructure to quickly re-skill people.
The Indian economy is recognized as one of the fastest growing economies in the world including a thriving technology sector and known for its outsourcing and off-shoring capabilities.

In relation to the AI revolution, several key questions are relevant to address, for example:
– How will the AI revolution impact the value proposition of the shared services industry in India
– What is the impact of regulations imposed in India and in the EU?
– What is the impact of AI on the workforce in both countries?

These key questions will be addressed during the NIBM 2024 with theme ‘Opportunities and Threats of AI in the Netherlands-India corridor’


14.30-15.00       Registration

                            Informal networking with coffee and tea

Moderation by: Edith Nordmann


Opening Session

15.00                   Start Program

15.05-15.10       Welcome by Marcel Lonzième – Business Partner Director – TCS

15.10-15.12       Welcome by Edith Nordmann – Chairman NICCT

15.12-15.30       In conversation with:

                            – H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu – Ambassador of India to The Netherlands (online) (tbc)

                            – H.E. Mrs. Marisa Gerards – Ambassador of The Netherlands to India (online)

15.30-16.30       Business Perspectives

                            An interactive panel with industry subject matter experts:

Noa van Mervennee –  Tax Technology and Data Science Consultant – Ernst & Young 

Vipin Moharir – Co-Founder, Board member & GCSO  – Gateway Group

Joris Juttmann – Partner – KPMG Nederland

Deepak Sundararajan – Advisory & Consulting Leader of Europe – TCS AI.Cloud BU

16.30-16.50       In Conversation with Field Expert

Herman Kienhuis – Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Curiosity VC

16.50-17.05       NICCT Nominee Session

17.05-17.10       Wrap up

17.10-18.15       Informal networking with drinks and snacks

Our confirmed speakers this year are (in the flow of the program):

Opening Session:

Marcel Lonzième – Business Partner Director – TCS

Marcel is a delivery focused executive with business process, technology, and outsourcing experience with a “hands on” management style. He has 30+ years’ experience in ICT whereof 25 years in building & developing business within a service & outsourcing/offshoring environment. He has a strong entrepreneurial drive with a focus on, execution & achieving results across a spectrum of disciplines and industries.
He has spent the last 13 years at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), where he has held various key roles, including Business Process Outsourcing in the Benelux region, starting the Public sector initiatives in The Netherlands and more recently, managing Business Partners, Advisors, and Analysts in the Netherlands. Prior to his career in IT, Marcel served as an officer in the Royal Dutch Navy.


Edith Nordmann – Chairman NICCT & Managing Partner ACG International 

Edith Nordmann is next to being the Chairman of NICCT also Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam.

Edith has an expert qualification in employment law, and is experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters. Her practice also covers cross-border transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, she is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. This puts her in a unique position to resolve cross-border issues.

Edith successfully combines her professional career with numerous charitable and social organizations, where she uses her expertise, not only to help others but also to empower them in their endeavors. Among many other commitments, she is also Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Housing Corporation Rochdale.

H.E. Mrs. Reenat Sandhu – Ambassador of India to The Netherlands (online)

Mrs. Reenat Sandhu is the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is also responsible for India’s relations with OPCW, ICJ, PCA and other legal institutions in The Hague.

Mrs. Sandhu was Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs before arriving in the Netherlands.  During her tenure as Secretary (West), she covered India’s relations with the EU, West & Central European countries and the Eurasia region.

Mrs. Sandhu began her career in the Indian Foreign Service in 1989 and served in various capacities at Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and Indian Missions abroad in a distinguished career spanning over thirty years since 1989.

Her prior postings abroad have included stations in Moscow, Kyiv, Washington DC, Colombo, New York, Geneva and Italy.

Business Perspectives – An Interactive Panel Discussion

Noa van Mervennée –  Tax Technology and Data Science Consultant – Ernst & Young

Noa van Mervennée is 28 years old and living in Harderwijk (the Netherlands).

She comes from a mathematical background and last year wrapped up my master’s in Artificial Intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Two years ago, she jumped into the role of Tax Technology and Data-science Consultant at EY. Despite her limited knowledge of tax at the time, she expected significant potential in digitalizing and automating tasks within the tax domain – a potential that she believes exists for many other corporate businesses.

Noa is particularly passionate about Natural Language Processing (NLP), a fascinating sub-field of AI that focuses on understanding, interpreting, and generating human language: an important foundation for (Gen)AI applications involving human-computer interaction.

 At NIBM 2024, she is delving into the theme of “Opportunities and Threats of AI in the Netherlands-India corridor.” She will be sharing insights from my journey—from math to tax tech—and diving into key questions about AI’s impact on shared services industries and how the workforce is shaping up in both places.

Vipin Moharir – Co-Founder, Board Member and Group Chief Strategy Officer – Gateway Group

Vipin Moharir brings over 3 decades of entrepreneurial and managerial experience. He leads strategic initiatives and drives innovation with a focus on execution and results, having co-founded several successful start-ups across various sectors. Vipin is a serial entrepreneur, an active investor in the tech sector and has built an interesting portfolio of listed/unlisted companies worldwide.

Key Areas of Expertise:

Growth Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Scale-up, Innovation

Recognized for his contributions with various awards, Vipin is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in technology and business transformation. His insights are frequently featured in industry journals and media outlets.

Vipin’s Indian heritage enriches his business approach, and he is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. He is a GenZ enthusiast and lives by the mantra, “There is no substitute for hard work,” evident in his pursuit of excellence in all his endeavors.

Joris Juttmann – Partner KPMG Nederland

Joris Juttmann, Partner KPMG Advisory, has been leading the “Digital Process Excellence” proposition at KPMG for the last decade. This value proposition supports clients in projects ranging from determining Process Excellence strategies and initial improvement projects to full implementation of the chosen solutions, using technologies like; (Gen)AI, Robotic Process Automation, Process Mining, Low-Code Business Process Management, Conversational Chat. As engagement partner he is directly involved in several large-scale digital process transition projects for clients across various sectors.

Next to his work for KPMG, he is a lector on Digital Process Excellence at the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch professional association for Accountants- and Controllers (NBA). Furthermore he is a regular speaker on these topics in national- and international conferences.

Before joining KPMG, he worked for Shell for 14 years in various financial management positions at a global and regional level. As the finance director for the German-speaking area in Europe (DACH) and Asia Pacific, he was responsible, among other things, for managing and transforming financial and business support functions within “Production” (downstream) and “Sales & Marketing” into Shell SSCs.

Prior to his time at Shell, Joris worked as a Financial Business Consultant in the “Corporate Clients” market group at Arthur Andersen. In addition to an MSc in Business Administration, he has a BSc in Public Administration.

Deepak Sundararajan – Advisory & Consulting Leader of Europe – TCS AI.Cloud BU

Deepak Sundararajan brings nearly two decades of experience at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to his role as head of Advisory & Consulting for the AI.Cloud unit in Europe. His journey at TCS has been marked by a commitment to innovation across various domains.

In his previous role, Deepak led the Digital Workplace business for Europe, driving transformative projects. His career highlights include guiding a research team in next-generation web technologies and developing a practice focused on gamification and immersive experiences.

Deepak’s contributions extend to intellectual property creation and the successful acquisition of major Digital transformation programs. His approach is informed by a keen interest in the intersection of technology and behavioral science.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Deepak finds inspiration in photography, travel, and sports.

In Conversation with Field Expert 

Herman Kienhuis –  Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Curiosity VC

Herman is co-founder and managing partner of Curiosity, an Amsterdam-based VC-firm focused on early stage AI software companies in the Benelux, Nordics and Baltics. Prior to that he founded and led investment funds River Venture Partners, KPN Ventures and SanomaVentures, led digital product development at leading online publisher SanomaDigital, and worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Herman holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Groningen University and an MBA from INSEAD. He combines a strong interest in technology, innovation, equality and sustainable development with a love for vintage design, live music and slowfood.

Nominee Award Session

Suneet Khanna – Client Partner and Vice President –  Fractal Analytics (moderator)

Suneet is a Client Partner and Vice President at Fractal Analytics, an Indian AI Services unicorn, leading their partnership with a HealthTech major in the Netherlands. He has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting and decision sciences advisory, working at incumbents and startups, like McKinsey & Co. and Mu Sigma respectively, living across the US, Japan, APAC, and Europe.

He focuses on AI consumption, by bridging AI and Business, via problem structuring, design thinking, experimentation and cross-functional collaboration. He has consulted clients in the TMT, CPG and Retail sectors, driving multi-million dollars annualized bottom-line gains, from digitalization in customer-facing and operations functions. In TMT, he consulted semiconductors clients on manufacturing, strategy, and related Private Equity due diligences, influencing over $2 billion investments.

Suneet holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Apoorva Bajaj – Co-founder, Director and CTO – Edubuk

Apoorva Bajaj is the Co-Founder, Director, and CTO at Edubuk, a deep-tech startup that has developed an AI-driven holistic skilling ecosystem on the blockchain. Under his leadership, Edubuk has garnered international recognition for its innovative solutions in the education and tech-skilling space. Apoorva is a CFA Charterholder and brings extensive experience from the financial sector, having worked with prestigious investment banks like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and D.E. Shaw. His work has earned multiple awards, and his products have been successfully sold to quant hedge funds. He has trained corporate professionals and students in India and UAE on advanced technologies, including AI, data analytics, and blockchain under Edubuk’s Emerging Technologies Certification Program (CETA). Additionally, he is skilled in AI, ML, Generative AI, Data Analytics & Blockchain by IBM, Microsoft and Google Certifications. Academically, Apoorva has graduated as an engineer from IIT (topper) and has completed his MBA from IIM (with a gold medalist), two of the top-tier institutions in India. 


Raj Saxena – Founder & CEO – LogisticsNow

Raj Saxena is the Founder & CEO of LogisticsNow, where he is spearheading the creation of a National Logistics Grid aimed at driving billions in savings and enhancing the resilience and speed of commerce in major countries. With nearly 20 years of experience in technology and logistics, Raj has a rich background working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Cognizant(NASDAQ CTSH), and the US NSF project at Carnegie Mellon University. His expertise has benefited major clients like 7-11, P&G, Perfetti Van Melle, Pernod Ricard etc enabling over $250 million in freight procurement with significant savings. Raj holds a B.E. from NIT Allahabad and an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.


Jeroen Weeber – Account Executive and First Sales Hire – Neople

(Pioneer) Account Executive and First sales hire of Neople. Successfully scaled startups from humble beginnings to acquisitions by multinationals.


Satish Kumar – Founder & CEO – Simsy Ventures

Satish is a passionate entrepreneur from Bengaluru, India and is currently the Founder & CEO of Simsy Ventures. He brings 3 decades of entrepreneurial & global industry experience spanning across India, US & Middle East regions.

Satish was the Managing Director of Anthology (the largest higher education technology company) covering Middle East, Africa and Central & Eastern Europe region. Earlier, he was a Founder, Chairman & CEO of GLOPORE IMS. As a first-generation bootstrapped entrepreneur, over 10 years, he built #1 education ICT/IT Service Management company in India contributing to the digital transformation of 80,000+ classrooms in the education (K-12 & HiEd) sector. Before his entrepreneurial journey, he worked in the US for 8 years at the HQ of Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP).

Prepare yourself to meet your peers.

Please check here who is already joining the NIBM 2024:Deelnemerslijst NIBM (25.6.2024)

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