Kees van Bochove
Kees van Bochove is the founder of The Hyve, a 40-person international company dedicated to the support and facilitation of open source, open standards, and open data in biomedical research. He studied Computer Science at the University of Utrecht and Bioinformatics at VU University Amsterdam and Tufts University in Boston. Kees is active in many open-source software development communities such as i2b2/tranSMART, cBioPortal, OHDSI, RADAR, Galaxy, etc. Through his many years of experience in open source software and standards development in biomedical informatics, Kees has gained a deep understanding of all aspects of collaborative open source development and open data science, including open source community building and governance, software quality, and sustainability requirements, data workflows, etc.
Kees has been involved in OHDSI initially via the IMI EMIF project starting in 2013 and has been building a team around OMOP/OHDSI through the EMIF collaboration, working with a.o. Janssen and ErasmusMC as well as by providing OMOP mapping and OHDSI installation and support services to several pharmaceutical companies. Kees was also involved in planning the first OHDSI Europe meeting in March 2018 and hosted a subsequent follow-up workshop to introduce OHDSI to a number of European national health data initiatives (from a.o. The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark) in May 2018. The Hyve will also be leading WP4 in the upcoming IMI EHDEN project, which is one of the largest components of this important project, laying the technical groundwork and building data conversion and quality management tools for further developing the European and global OHDSI community.