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KINTalk with Agaath Doeleman: Combining data and expert opinion in elite sport

15 April 2024
Today, organizations blend human intuition with data insights for better performance. Whether in customer support or finance, combining gut feeling with analytics or experienced decision-makers with algorithms enhances outcomes. What does it look like in practice? Agaath Doeleman, a Data Analyst at NOC*NSF/TeamNL, will reveal how it works in high-stakes decisions.

On Friday, April 19th at 16:30 Agaath Doeleman will provide insights into this dynamic in the world of elite sport. Agaath will unveil how data and expert opinion could be combined in crucial decisions such as Olympic selection and investment. Expect many practical recommendations, including protocols for optimizing the use of expert opinion in any decision-making process.

KINTalks is a series of events designed to connect academics and practitioners, The concept of KINTalks is simple: sharing knowledge, firing up a debate, and fostering enduring connections. The event concludes with networking and discussions over drinks. The event is free, but registration is necessary.


16:30 - 16:35 Introduction KINTalk and KIN Center for Digital Innovation

16:35 - 17:20 Interactive talk - Combining data and expert opinion in elite sport

17:20 - 17:30 Final questions and round-up

17:30 - 18:30 Networking and drinks

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Agaath Doeleman, a Data Analyst at NOC*NSF/TeamNL with a Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Twente, is at the forefront of shaping data-driven decision-making. Her team guides investment decisions for TeamNL, establishes athlete selection standards, and evaluates Olympic and Paralympic performances. Recognized for excellence, Agaath was admitted to MEMOS XXV, where her project on incorporating data and expert opinion in Olympic athletes’ selection processes earned her the prestigious Madella Award as the best project of the year.


This KINTalk is held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, Wing A, 5th Floor,  Room 5A-99.

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