LEADERSHIP

Meet the management

The NGDATA leadership team brings together years of experience in big data, artificial intelligence and
machine learning to deliver technology solutions for data-rich organizations across the globe.

Doug Gross

Doug Gross

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Doug is the Chief Executive Officer at NGDATA and brings more than 30 years of international experience. Before joining NGDATA, Doug was Executive Director of Corporate Banking Solutions at financial services technology specialist, FIS Global. Prior to this, Doug was CEO of payments technology firm, Clear2Pay America, which was bought by FIS Global in 2014. He also held senior positions with S1, Unisys and HSBC.

Jens Ponnet

Jens Ponnet

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Jens is Chief Growth Officer at NGDATA and is based in New York. He is responsible for driving the global growth of the company in partnerships, customer success and marketing. In his prior experience, Jens was head of analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia-Pacific. Here, he was responsible for business development and operations. Jens joined NGDATA because of his passion for big data and artificial intelligence being applied in the customer data space to achieve the ultimate goal of creating great customer experiences. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium.

Geert Crombez

Geert Crombez

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Geert Crombez is NGDATA’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of Product Development. Geert joined NGDATA in 2012 because of his passion for leading highly skilled engineering teams in challenging development environments. He has evolved in various roles at NGDATA throughout the years: Enterprise Architect, Head of Research and Development, Director of Product Management, and Chief Technology Architect. Geert has helped to set the foundations and main concepts of the NGDATA product.

Frederik De Coninck

Frederik De Coninck

CHIEF PRODUCT & SERVICE DELIVERY OFFICER

Frederik De Coninck worked within the banking sector for more than 20 years with extensive experience in project and program management, as well as line management across Professional Services, R&D, Support and Operations. He led many successful transformation programs.

Jurgen Van Ham

HEAD OF FINANCE, LEGAL & HR

Jurgen Van Ham is Head of Finance, Legal & HR at NGDATA. He brings more than 15 years of finance experience. Before joining NGDATA, Jurgen worked as Interim Manager Finance on several projects, and has held senior financial positions within multinationals, both in production and services environments.

Jurgen Desmedt

Jurgen Desmedt

HEAD OF MARKETING

Jurgen Desmedt is NGDATA’s Head of Marketing and brings over 10 years of experience in Project and Product Management and Digital Marketing in Banking and Insurance. Driven by a passion for data & insights, he joined NGDATA in 2016 as Product Manager. In 2019, he became Head of Marketing where he oversees the go-to market strategy that aligns business needs with product capabilities and industry specific solutions.