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In a digitally connected world, a broad range of tools and data is at the disposal of each business owner. It is still a challenge for businesses to deal with the ever growing amount of available data, to gain actionable insights in the market they are operating in, to leverage the shared knowledge of the ecosystem they are part of or to streamline the processes that are of key importance to their operational environment. Time to market and efficient decision making require the integration of data, tools and platforms in order to make sense of the wealth of data businesses own or have access to.

On March 21, 2016, Jan Vansteenlandt and Ingrid Willems established We Connect Data with the ambition to build a Data as a Service platform, unlocking intelligence of connected organisations and boosting the valorisation of business data.

We Connect Data supports connected businesses to leverage the opportunities new technologies offer, to build added value products and services based on aggregated data (across the boundaries of an organisation). Additionally, We Connect Data develops data-driven digital solutions to harvest and connect business critical data from multiple sources (internal, open or acquired data), to unify and continuously enrich the linked information and to publish and visualize ecosystem information in a meaningful way.

Vision

Our vision is to contribute to building the next generation of the web, boosting network intelligence to unlock data’s usefulness. Data by itself is meaningless. Its true value is in the insights we extract from it. We believe a cross-platform data aggregation to be the only way in gaining a dynamic understanding of any given situation in any given context by proactively developing additional insights.

Mission

We Connect Data continues the mission of We Open Data, actively contributing to the open data community and promoting the capabilities of linked open data. We enable organizations to tap into the power of shared knowledge through shared data services and smartly contracted access to aggregated data across connected organizations.

We Connect Data focuses its activities on aggregating data, enabling individual as well as connected organizations to develop added value products and services leveraging their data assets by connecting data from multiple heterogeneous sources (internal, acquired and/or open data). We support data-driven organizations, business ecosystems, dynamic and co-evolving communities of diverse actors to co-create and capture new value through increasingly sophisticated models of both collaboration and competition.

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