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Piet Hein van Dam Independent research consultant, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Piet Hein van Dam is an independent media consultant, helping data- and technology-driven start-up companies to grow and make it to the next phase. From seed to seasoned. With a PhD in nonlinear dynamics, Piet Hein evolved to business developer type CEO. He spent more than 10 years at Unilever and KPMG Consulting in international business development functions. In 2005, he became the managing director of Motivaction International, a Dutch market research company. In 2011 he joined internet start-up Wakoopa as CEO. This passive metering company grew exponentially and joined Netquest in 2014, where Piet Hein took on a new function as Chief People Officer. Piet Hein is a regular speaker at conferences and author of several articles on behavioural data collection. He is holder of six patents and several scientific publications. At Unilever, he was awarded with the Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence in Research (1997) and in 2008 he received the Deloitte Award for the 50 Best Managed Companies in the Netherlands. He loves traditional sailing boats, books and cooking. He lives in Amsterdam, with his wife and two kids.