The Landscape team

The Landscape team

The Landscape team consists of 5 full-timers and 4 part-timers. All are enthousiastic and professional recent graduates and academic students with diverse backgrounds and expertise ranging from political to computer science and from ICT in Business to Chemistry. What they all have in common is the love for data and the drive to share its potential.

One of our advantages - next to being a young, flexible and learn-eager team - is that we have close connections to the academic world, especially with the Leiden Centre of Data Science at Leiden University.

Our origins

Landscape was founded in March 2014 by Erwin Haas and Lucas van der Meer, master students from Leiden University. Always having had the desire to be entrepreneurs, Erwin and Lucas decided to take a chance. Realising their shared passion for helping people take advantage of IT.

Erwin and Lucas are good friends and besides their shared passion for and vision on IT and data, they both enjoy living the good life: friends, cooking, wine, cheese, espresso, fresh air, nature, sunshine, and even an occasional work-out.

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Meet the team

Erwin Haas

Erwin Haas

Co-Founder & Head of Technology
Loves Cheese

Erwin is majoring in Computer Science at Leiden University after completing his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Management. He is the lead technical person of Landscape and connects his knowledge of IT with real world problems.

Lucas van der Meer

Co-Founder & Head of Advisory
Loves Red Wine

Lucas has completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Leiden University, with courses in Psychology. He also graduated, with honours, in ICT in Business. He is fascinated by structure and manages Landscape's advisory, sales and marketing processes.

Jacob Boon

Jacob Boon

Front-End Engineer
Loves Sleeping In

Jacob is studying Mathematics and a bit of Chemistry at Leiden University and has worked as graphic and interaction designer. He likes to fill his spare time with designing stuff on his Mac, baking, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Neal van Veen

Neal van Veen

Scientific Developer
Loves Guinness

Neal started his Bachelor's degree in Molecular Science and Technology, but quickly switched to Computer Science and hasn't looked back. He is a big fan of programming, discovering new programming languages, gaming, movies, series, and anything related to Linux.

Swier Heeres

Swier Heeres

Data Scientist
Loves Glaciers

Swier has finished his Bachelor's degree in Physics at Leiden University, with chemistry and computer science courses. He is now majoring in Physics with an emphasis on Climate Science at Utrecht University. He loves gaining new insights through clever analysis of data.

Frédérique de Paus

Frédérique de Paus

Marketeer
Loves Food

Frédérique has completed her bachelors in Mathematics and is now majoring in ICT in Business with an eye on Marketing. She has a secret love for bookkeeping, enjoys seeking out different challenges and providing a bridge between business and science.

Joeri Beckers

Joeri Beckers

Data Advisor
Loves Politics

Joeri has completed his Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Leiden University and has a Master's degree in Public Administration at the Erasmus University. He likes to examine how data enriches the decision-making processes and creates an IT system that allow people to reach their goals better and faster.

Jelle Hockx

Jelle Hockx

Front-End Engineer
Loves New Zealand

Jelle is currently doing his Master's in Physics and Science Based Business. He is easily fascinated, has a broad interest and works out some of his thoughts in small projects. Right now, he loves fiddling around with the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Gigi Levens

Gigi Levens

Marketeer
Loves Exploring

Gigi has a background in Languages and Corporate Communication with a dash of Econometrics. She is fascinated by Data Science and what it can do for companies and their communication. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies and series, read up on the newest developments in communication technology and traveling.