The essential goal must be to turn data, especially cultural heritage data, into information that suits the customer’s needs and keeps the customer satisfied.
Hans de Haan (born 1952) has studied art history at the University of Amsterdam, specialising in architectural/town planning history. After graduation he continued his research on the subject of suburbanization and the development of villaparks and their content: detached and semi-detached houses (villa’s, cottages and country houses). This research resulted in two books: Villaparks in the Netherlands and Villaparks in the Gooi, several articles on villas. From 1998 to 2007 Hans worked for the State service for Archaeology (now the Agency for the Cultural Heritage) in various management positions; programme manager KiCH (Knowledge infrastructure for Cultural Heritage) being the last one. Since 2007 Hans is director and owner of N303BV Management, Consulting services, Concept development and worked as programme manager and consultant for the Cadastre, the European Union Carare project, Heritage Netherlands and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science. Main focus in most projects is how to connect data in the easiest way possible to suit the needs of the customers.