The VNAB: Cooperatieve Vereniging Nederlanse Assurantie Beurs (Cooperative Association of Dutch Insurance Exchange) became a corporate partner of the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics, flagship centre and community for data, AI and immersive technology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The VNAB and ECDA have joined forces to make the path to data, digitisation and the rapidly emerging possibilities of AI more accessible and application-oriented for the organizations that are part of the VNAB. All members of the VNAB can become acquainted with ECDA through an affiliate partnership.

An important part of the partnership is gaining inspiration and insight into current developments around data and AI and becoming acquainted with best practices by attending events and programmes organized by the ECDA community, like the leadership challenges in data analytics, ECDA insights sessions and the annual Erasmus Data Summit.

In addition, ECDA organizes activities in close cooperation with VNAB such as C-suite executive knowledge sessions and engages its academic directors to share their expertise during the VNAB College.

Furthermore, by engaging and connecting both communities, the ECDA expert practices and VNAB members will have multiple opportunities for collaborations around specific research questions, studies, active sessions, and deep dives to create direct impact through exchanging expertise and industry experiences.

The VNAB is the Dutch trade association for the business insurance market. The members provide insurance solutions in combination with risk management consultancy for large and complex risks. The VNAB represents the interests of the sector by facilitating the market with efficient ICT systems, by promoting knowledge creation and transfer, by putting important themes on the sector’s agenda and by conducting an active reputation policy.

Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics enjoys a diverse network of stakeholders from the private and public sector, as well as other knowledge institutions and network organizations in the region, tech companies and startups and many student organizations. The foundation lies in the wide range of academics from eight faculties, who provide expertise within the more than 25 expert practices. The mission is to connect all these groups in the larger community and to look for new, fruitful collaborations.

We therefore see it as great value and a logical step to connect the communities of VNAB and ECDA and trust that this will result in even more dynamics and momentum regarding digitization for all parties involved.

ECDA press contact: Marta Stachowiak-de Wit;