Real world impact from De Rechtspraak

De RechtspraakWe often say customers are our best storytellers at Splunk, and it’s certainly the case with our latest EMEA customer case study (from my homeland!) in the form of the Dutch court system, De Rechtspraak

Data is at the heart of successful IT operations. The team at De Rechtspraak is harnessing insight from Splunk to understand real time performance and availability across its network to anticipate and prevent outages, ensuring courts can function and crucial case documents are available when needed. That’s real world impact. 

The flexibility of the data platform allows the IT team to be true business partners to judges and officials alike, and I love how Erik Boerma, senior judge at De Rechtspraak is helping to change the mindset of a traditional organization to focus on the data:

“One of the main things we always said is don’t think about documents and dossiers. Think about data,” - Erik Boerma, senior judge at De Rechtspraak.

Thanks to the great work of the team, judges including Boerma are now using data to better understand and serve Dutch citizens. During the coronavirus pandemic, when a judge requested information on the number of cases coming through the courts, the IT team, acting as a partner rather than a crisis manager instantly provided a Splunk dashboard showing a breakdown of current cases. 

Great to see the real world impact and how De Rechtspraak are using data to keep such a vital aspect of society functioning.

Read the full story here: Dutch Court System Rules in Favor of Real-Time Data.

Frederik Maris
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Frederik Maris

Frederik Maris is the Vice President, EMEA at Splunk and joined the company in 2016. Prior to Splunk he ran the Western European business at Symantec/Veritas. He has also held roles at companies including BMC, PTC and EMC², where he was a member of the EMEA management team and ran a $2B business. 

Frederik is Dutch and has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands with a minor in Technical Marketing. He is married with three children and is an avid sportsman. He played tennis at a semi-professional level and held a Dutch national ranking of 17 in singles and a world wide ranking of 670 in doubles.

What You Really Do:

I’m really focused on building a high performing team in EMEA across all areas of our business. That starts and finishes with taking care of our customers and ensuring they get value from our solutions. As the business in EMEA grows, it’s key that all functions are aligned and my job is to make sure that happens. 

First Day At Splunk:

My first day was at an EMEA management meeting in the UK. It was great to spend time with my new colleagues right away. The clearest feeling I have when I look back at the first few days at Splunk was the fast pace of everything. I also made it a point to meet with a large amount of customers and partners within the first few weeks of joining (even though I did not understand our offering that well yet). 


I am really into the latest trends around health, fitness, diet and sleep management. This partly stems from my interest in psychology and how the mind impacts our lives. I am also really into sports, having spent a lot of time on the tennis court over the years. I guess my main interest though is making sure I’m getting my work/life balance right!

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