About DataExpert

History of DataExpert

To sum up more than 25 years of experience in one sentence:
DataExpert started as the inventor of Vidocq (the Dutch criminal intelligence information system) and expanded from there to selling innovative software along with training courses and support for Public Safety and Security authorities in the Netherlands.

DataExpert was founded in 1990 as a spin-off of Kender Thijssen. In collaboration with specialists from Oracle, we developed the famous investigative information system Vidocq for the Dutch Criminal Intelligence Service.
Within the next few years it was in use by scores of clients, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium.

Distribution and Training Courses
In addition to the development of software, DataExpert was also active in marketing, sales, installation, support and training. It was a logical step to also start doing this with interesting products developed by other companies. In 1992 we became the distributor of i2 (now IBM) for the software package Analyst’s Notebook—today still a well-known item among all criminal analysts worldwide.
Later on we added other i2 software products, such as iBase, to our portfolio.

Detection & Analysis

Over the years DataExpert evolved from a software developer into a value-added reseller.
We added a whole new range of forensic tracking and analysis products to our portfolio and the number of new business partners grew rapidly. Guidance Software (EnCase) and AccessData (Forensic Toolkit) are two examples.
We also expanded our service with a larger variety of software training courses and consultancy regarding installation and deployability of the software.

Autonomous Solutions

Over the past 25 years, DataExpert has successfully expanded to become both technology and knowledge partner of organizations such as the Dutch National Police, the Dutch Defense Forces, and all intelligence and security services.
Customer needs in the areas of data security and forensic investigation are translated into appropriate solutions by our team. Our expertise and many years of experience in the market of Public Safety and Security provide support for these efforts.