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Future Skills Discussion: Nurturing Digital Transformation Talent at Aegon

We spoke with Hiek Van der Scheer, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aegon, about his career path, skills acquisition, and digital transformation in regulated industries.

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During this discussion, we covered:

  • The role and journey to becoming a Chief Data and Analytics Officer
  • Digital transformation at Aegon and the role of data and analytics
  • Strategies to close skills gaps and fill in-demand roles
  • Challenges for digital transformation in regulated industries

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Hiek Van der Scheer, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aegon

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Hiek is a passionate change leader focusing on digital, technology-led transformation. He has deep expertise on how businesses can derive value from data, analytics, artificial intelligence, and technology. In his current role, Hiek is responsible for Aegon’s worldwide data transformation. He has launched programs to build capabilities across the organization with a focus on skills as well as mindset and culture. 

His previous positions include an Advanced Analytics & Big Data practice leadership role at McKinsey & Company. Hiek has experience in the insurance, banking, telecommunications, and utility sectors. Hiek has a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.


Anand Chopra-McGowan

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Anand Chopra-McGowan is the General Manager for Enterprise in Europe at Emeritus, where he is responsible for helping organizations become great at building talent to address the critical skills gap and pioneering a fresh approach to online professional development, upskilling, and reskilling.