Data analytics 2022: KBC Group

Digital Reinvention
02/02/2023 Interview
profile picture of Karin Van Hoecke Karin Van Hoecke KBC Bank General Manager, Digital Transformation and Data

Karin Van Hoecke, Digital Transformation and Data Manager of KBC Group, tells us more about her company and its data analytics strategy.

What is your role and the scope of your responsibilities within the company? Are you responsible for all data analytics initiatives within the company and who are your internal customers? (Divisional, Business Units, Groups/functions such as IT, ESG, Legal, Marketing, Finance, Risk etc.).

Besides my role as Transformation leader for KBC Belgium, I’m responsible for data operations as Chief Data Officer. The CDO Belgium is responsible for the implementation of data delivery for the Rainbow program and architecture (managed by Group Data Quality Management, see answer to question 3), which covers data management solutions for local and group calculation and reporting for Finance (including ESG), Risk and Treasury, for all entities of KBC Group.

The CDO Belgium is responsible for the rollout of the Data Driven Organization and Data Management Framework in all parts of KBC’s Business Unit Belgium, as well for commercial data and company management dataThe CDO advises all data owners within the Belgian scope on setting clear data strategy ambitions, aligned with the group vision and ambitions, as well as on company data, commercial and other data. The coordination of data activities among the local data owners is also an explicit responsibility of the CDO Belgium.

Overall the CDO Belgium is supported by the Chief Data & Analytics Officer (Barak Chizi), the actual CDO of KBC Group.

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