Diederick Van Thiel

Diederick Van Thiel

Chairman & CEO at E-cology Innovations / AdviceRobo
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Bio Diederick van Thiel, London Tech CEO of the year 2018; lieutenant at the Dutch special forces; C-level financial services executive; serial entrepreneur; tech Investor. Also, Diederick is a PhD candidate at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. His work focuses on understanding the impact of human-centred artificial intelligence in banking. His broader research interests lie at the intersection of behavioral science, neuroscience, and digital sciences. He has an MSc degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Career History Since 2009 FinTech entrepreneur founding and growing robo-advice companies like eyeOpen, AdviceGames and AdviceRobo, non-executive director of IKANO bank. Before 20 years of leadership in boards of Vodafone, KPN Mobile, ING.


Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

REVOLUTIONIZING VENTURE CAPITAL How AI based structured investment can improve VC ROI by 45%

24 May 2022

Vision on the future of venture capital The pandemic has exposed value chain fragility and stress-tested all sectors and industries. Innovation has become the new arms race. According to Mc Kinsey Global Research of Executives companies have accelerated their digitization by three or four years and the share of digitally enabled products in their ...

Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

The embedded finance transformation: Think big! Think smart! Be bold! And do it!

14 Apr 2022

CEO’s: what a stretch! The C-level job is more demanding than ever before. On one hand smart decision-making is pushed by the revolutionizing digital experience needs of younger generations. In my last blog on embedded finance, I wrote that nowadays, people are online almost continually, searching for products and solutions, watching videos on Ins...

Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services


25 Mar 2022

The Experience age transformation of personal finance The age of experience is deeply transforming markets and will do so even more. More than a decade ago, when I was Chief Marketing Officer at ING, I wrote my book ‘Got EQ? Cool!’ to support my fellow CMO’s with practical approaches to win the hearts and minds of their customers. The book reached...

Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

Game-changers: Harnessing the power of alternative data

10 Dec 2021

The tied-on-points World Championship finale This weekend Verstappen and Hamilton will battle head-to-head for the formula one World Championship. It’s going to be a battle on team strategy, car, and driver performance. A battle fuelled with smart big data strategies and zillions of data from sensors. Formula One is one of the most competitive and...