Analyzing complex databases in record time - for his searching techniques Peter Boncz (CWI) won the ICTRegie Award 2006 on May 16. Martin Rem, chair of the jury said: "The challenges for Peter Boncz were not only scientific. The real art was coupling research results to a convincing business model. And he succeeded. With the developed knowledge CWI could launch a successful spin-off company: Data Distilleries, now taken over by SPSS. Boncz showed that the actual application of scientific knowledge in the field of computer science can lead to impressive results."
At the moment, Peter Boncz works at CWI in the MultimediaN Bsik program. Other nominees for the ICTRegie Award were Gerard Smit and Paul Heysters (Universiteit van Twente) and Marc Lankhorst and Henry Franken (Archimate Project). The ICTRegie Award and three other national ICT awards were presented during a gala dinner in the Oude Raadzaal in The Hague.