Wouter Haak is VP of Data Management Solutions at Elsevier. Prior to this, he was responsible for Elsevier’s product strategy for Scopus, ScienceDirect and Mendeley. Both roles share the core focus on delivering tools that improve research outcomes. In the area of data, use and re-use are increasingly important. This goes beyond the availability of data – it is about data normalization, discoverability, trust, credit and overall integration. Therefore, the future of research is about the ability to better share data where all stakeholders benefit.
Wouter has a background in online product and strategy roles.