Bas Geerdink is a programmer, scientist, and IT manager. He works as a technology lead in the AI and big data domain. Having an academic background in artificial intelligence and informatics, he has his research on reference architectures for big data solutions published at the IEEE conference ICITST 2013. Bas has a background in software development, design, and architecture with a broad technical view from C++ to Prolog to Scala. He occasionally teaches programming courses and is a regular speaker at conferences and informal meetings, where he presents a mix of market context, his own vision, business cases, architecture, and source code in an interesting way.