A sheriff in the wild west: How to govern open source data technology

by | Mar 8, 2019 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Ferd Scheepers is ING’s Chief Information Architect and Chief Architect ING Tech Group Services. Ferd has been driving ING’s journey to becoming a data driven company for the last 7 years. As part of this journey, he has defined ING’s architecture for Information management, best known as the ING Data Lake, and has implemented this architecture across the globe. He has published (with IBM) on Data Lakes, and is a frequent speaker on both major vendor conferences, and on open source summits. Currently he is championing the Apache Atlas & ODPi open metadata initiative. Passionate about data and information, both on the opportunities and the risks, Ferd loves to share his vision and ideas on what data will mean for both companies, and for individuals.


The world is moving more and more into real time or fast data, and real time analytics. A world that is dominated by open source technologies. Kafka, Flink, Storm, Beam, Nifi, many cool technologies that that deliver great value, and are embraced by engineers and data scientists alike.

But as a bank how do you stay in control of this world? Our answer is to embrace open source, and get involved in open source ourselves to build the missing components. This presentation will talk about the need for control, and the way ING gets involved in building open source components that help to bring some law enforcements into the open source wild west.