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Koen Vellenga

Koen Vellenga is a student at the University of Amsterdam, following his bachelor degree in Information Management. He will pursue his master in Business Information Systems. Koen carried out a scientific study within Atos Consulting in the Netherlands.

When looking for a place to do my final thesis, I was pointed at Atos by a relative about the possibilities. I got in contact with the digital transformation team of Atos Consulting and found out they had a very concrete and specific need that I could help them with.

My internship is about a scientific study on Robo Advisory: how can we enable asset management services to a wider public? Should Atos be willing to invest in this and what can be done with analytics? As part of this research, I conducted two surveys: one within the finance sector to find out what their opinion is about this development and how they can facilitate this, and the other one amongst possible end-users to find out about their needs and requirements regarding the customer experience.

Doing an internship within a large organization has opened many doors for me; I was introduced to many different people in the finance sector with different visions and had interviews with them.

This enabled me to do a solid analysis. I was also able to experience what is actually happening in the market and what is useful for organizations; putting theory into practice.

Atos has supported me in defining a concrete and interesting research question, I was well supported and guided and got a lot of freedom and responsibilities in my work. This internship has taught me how a consultancy firm works and how I want to further grow in my career. It is a very valuable asset and experience, a strategic choice for my future.

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