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Unser Team ist eine einzigartige Kombination aus erstklassigen Software-Ingenieuren und Datenfressern. Wir teilen die Neugier und das gemeinsame Interesse an Problemlösungen. Sind Sie daran interessiert, sich dieser Gruppe (anscheinend) intelligenter Leute anzuschließen? Sehen Sie sich unsere Stellenangebote an.

"I am on a mission to help companies generate true value with AI"

Afke Schouten

Analytics Translator Trainer

Afke has a passion for data & AI and is on a mission to help companies generate true value with AI. The bridge between the data science and business world still needs to be build and this is her key contribution to the field. She does this through (strategy) consulting, keynote speeches and as analytics translator trainer.

She believes that to get value, companies need to undergo an AI transformation, which goes beyond the execution of AI projects. With over 10 years of experience in analytics consulting, data science and as analytics team lead, she knows what it takes to bring organizations to the next level of maturity. She leads the programs AI Management and AI Operations at HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.

Afke holds a Master of Science in Econometrics & Management Science – General Econometrics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

"As a true polyglot developer I am comfortable with many different tools and technologies. Besides developing custom solutions, I enjoy sharing my experience through lectures and training."

Andrew Snare

Big data hacker

Andrew is a Big Data Hacker at GoDataDriven. He is an experienced software engineer with a deep understanding of numerous technologies and languages.

Andrew is a certified Cloudera, Databricks, and Cassandra instructor, and also enjoys sharing his experiences on stage, for example at Goto Conference.

Training Courses:
Data Processing at Scale Training
Streaming Architecture at Scale Training


Bruno Schaatsbergen

Cloud Architect
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Constantijn Visinescu

Cloud Consultant
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Dennis Vink

Cloud Consultant
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Diego Teunissen

Learning and Development Consultant

Diego has joined the GoDataDriven Academy at the beginning of 2022. He has several years of sales experience in different industries, maintaining existing business and creating new business opportunities. In his work, he loves to combine his passion for technology and people to help individuals, teams, or organizations to the next level. Diego is an energetic and positive person with a good sense of humor.

Besides his work, Diego is a true fan of Formula 1 and Football. Unfortunately, he will not be making it into Formula 1 anytime soon. So instead, he now decided to work on his racing career step by step on his race simulator setup.

Want to know more about what GoDataDriven can do for you, your team, or your organization? Don’t hesitate to connect me for a cup of coffee and a chat!


Elvin Luff

Cloud Solutions Architect
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"At GoDataDriven I have the opportunity to help organizations with their data science efforts, designing and managing learning journeys at scale."

Giovanni Lanzani

Managing Director of Learning and Development

Giovanni has a passion for helping organizations get to the next level. Currently he does so as Managing Director of the GoDataDriven Academy.

With a background in Theoretical Physics, experience in the management consulting department of KPMG, and almost 10 years of experience in the Data & AI field, Giovanni knows what it takes to create successful teams and companies in this space.

Giovanni is regularly invited to speak at conferences and events such as meetups, online seminars, podcasts, and expo’s.

He successfully helped clients such as ING, Booking.com, Uber, Ebay, and KLM.

"Time flies when you're learning and having fun"

Herbert van Leeuwen

Analytics Translator Trainer

Herbert is a data scientist who believes that successful AI solutions are made by combining good change management with the right technical capabilities. He is fascinated by data & analytics and applying them successfully in organizations.

Herbert holds a Master’s degree in Data Science and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. During his studies, he worked on several data science and machine learning projects. Both during and after his studies, Herbert worked at several organizations as a data scientist.

At GoDataDriven, Herbert strives to help companies get the most out of their data, by facilitating courses on analytics translation and Python with the GoDataDriven Academy.

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to someone."

James Hayward

Data Educator

James is working with the GoDataDriven Academy to deliver courses on Data Science and Deep Learning. An experienced educator, James has taught across the globe: from East London to China. He enjoys planning creative and engaging lessons, which are structured such that all learners feel challenged.

James holds a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam (Cum Laude); a Master’s in Educational Leadership from UCL (Merit); and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester (First Class Honours). He is fluent in Python and its data science libraries, such as Pandas and Sci-kit Learn, and is proficient with the deep learning frameworks PyTorch and TensorFlow.

Training Courses:
Certified Data Science with Python Foundation Training

"AI has a great possibilities in store for us. Let's explore it together – responsibly."

Jeroen Overschie

Machine Learning Engineer

Jeroen is a Machine Learning Engineer at GoDataDriven. He holds a MSc degree in Data Science from the University of Groningen with Honors and has been involved in Software Development for many years. Jeroen sold his first software when he was 15, and started a freelance Web Development company a year later.
Jeroen worked as a Web Developer for several start-up companies, in Arnhem, Groningen and Berlin. Jeroen learned to work in a fast-paced environment, where iterations are quick due to the use of agile/scrum methodologies.

Whilst working on his Master Data Science, Jeroen worked on Machine Learning and Big Data related projects. Jeroen worked with Machine Learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch and Sklearn, and has lots of experience in data processing libraries in Python such as Pandas and Numpy. Jeroen also worked with Big Data processing technologies such as Spark and Kafka.

Besides his usual work, Jeroen has been active in the Open Source community. Jeroen published several PyPi modules, npm modules, and has contributed to several large open source projects (Hydra from Facebook and Emberfire from Google). Jeroen also authored two chrome extensions, which are published on the web store.
Jeroen calls himself a ‘social nerd’, and is always committed to clear and smooth communication. He positions himself well in diverse or multidisciplinary teams.


Jorge Liauw

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Joris Conijn

Cloud Consultant
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"If you are doing Analytics Engineering properly, your analyst will take for granted how much work there is behind the data they consume. "

Juan Manuel Perafan

Analytics Engineer

Juan is GoDataDriven’s first Analytics Engineer and organizer of the Amsterdam Data Visualization Meetup.

His mission is to help data consumers to create reliable production-grade data workflows that are easy to maintain, have been properly tested, and are impeccably documented. Half of the time, he teaches analysts how to apply engineering best practices to their workflows. The other half, he helps engineers to get in the shoes of the analysts.

Additionally, he is experienced with low-code tools like Tableau, PowerBI, Dataiku, and Alteryx.

Training Courses:
Power BI in a Day Training
Microsoft Power BI – DA-100 Training
Advanced Power BI – DAX & Data Modeling Training



Koen Maes

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"I enjoy combining open-source technologies to create new possibilities for the people around me."

Kris Geusebroek

Big Data Hacker and Trainer

Kris is a seasoned and communicative developer with a passion for combining technologies to create new possibilities for the people around him. He started developing with Java and gained vast experience with the development of Geographical Information Systems. Over time, Kris gradually developed a passion for open source solutions.

Over the past years, Kris has been working with distributed systems and graph databases, like Hadoop and Neo4J, for large enterprises.

Clients include: Rabobank, Wehkamp, Dutch National Police, ING, KNAB, Schiphol, ABN AMRO, and Technische Unie


Laurens Baardman

Cloud Security Consultant
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"Great learning and great data science have something in common: they inspire satori moments."

Lucy Sheppard

Data Spirit Guide

Satori, a term meaning awakening, can be used to describe those moments when you experience a sudden dawning of comprehension. To Lucy, there is nothing better than seeing one of these moments reflected on the face of someone who has realised that the somewhat seemingly impossible is, not only possible, but an opportunity to learn and grow. 

Lucy trained as a teacher before spending four years working for a UK bank building models to generate customer risk profiles. She now feels extremely lucky that she can combine her skills in data and her passion for teaching to share knowledge and support the next iteration of data scientists.

Training Courses:
Python for Data Analysts Training
Advanced Data Science with Python Training


Martijn van de Grift

Cloud Consultant
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"The algorithms are the easy part. The magic is in finding the right questions, only then will you find the right solution. "

Marysia Winkels

Data Scientist

Marysia is a data scientist at GoDataDriven. She completed her Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam, where she specialized in machine learning. Her research was focused on data-efficient deep learning. Applying this research on medical images at a company kickstarted her career at the crossroads of academia and industry.

This left her with a strong theoretical foundation in machine learning and data science. As well as an understanding of and real-world experience with what it entails to bring a project to production. 

She thoroughly enjoys spreading knowledge to help others to improve their data science skills. Even more so, she is always eager to learn from and be inspired by her peers. To facilitate this, in addition to her work at GoDataDriven, she organises regular Python/data science meetups in and around Amsterdam as well as a yearly conference. The conference proceeds are used to directly support the development of open source tools in the Python scientific computing ecosystem.

Training Courses:
Deep Learning Training


Matthew Watson

Cloud Consultant
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"Helping people and businesses of every level to become truly data driven"

Nico de Jonge

Business Development Manager Academy

Nico joined the GoDataDriven Academy in the beginning of 2021. He has several years of sales experience within technical training programs. Learning and development was always one of the key interests within his field of work.

People are the number #1 asset of companies. Helping organizations and their employees developing their skills and knowledge is one of his main drives.

Feel free to reach out to Nico for a cup of coffee to get to know what the GoDataDriven Academy can do to help you to reach your goals!


Niels Van Doorn

Cloud Consultant
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"At GoDataDriven I have the opportunity to extract valuable insights from (Big) Data analysis and develop data driven products by applying my academic background and broad understanding of a wide range of technologies."

Rogier van der Geer

Data Charmer

Before joining GoDataDriven, Rogier obtained a PhD in particle physics. Rogier gained hands-on experience with handling enormous quantities of data and processing, or ‚charming,‘ them into a manageable format before performing complicated analyses. After his PhD he exchanged physical science for data science at GoDataDriven, where he is now putting his skills to use on more business-driven problems. He likes applying data science to anything; be it his daily commute, improving his photography skills or the contents of his lunch box.

Clients include: Bakkersland, App Annie, Costa Cruises, ING, NPO, Ebay, KLM, and RoyalFlora Holland

"Production is where the fun happens!"

Roy van Santen

Machine Learning Engineer

Roy is a Machine Learning Engineer at Xebia Data. He holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering and decided to fully switch to software engineering in 2016.

He is a pragmatic engineer interested in the latest technologies that will always choose the tool that best suits the job. He has a passion for building high-quality and highly maintainable software systems. To achieve this he puts great effort in CI/CD, layered testing, monitoring/alerting and special attention to documentation. He takes an agile and incremental approach to software. He goes by the motto: “if your model is not running in production, it does not exist”. It is better to put a model in production that delivers some value, than having none at all.

He is a team player that communicates clearly with both business and technical colleagues. He takes ownership and responsibility of his work and steps up when a situation demands it. He has vast experience in building customer facing software as well as IT-for-IT systems. He emphasises establishing clear domain terminology understood by all parties involved. He always keeps in mind the bigger pictures with a keen focus on architecture and software component design.


Ruben Kruiver

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"It takes more than correct model outcomes to create business impact. It might even involve some slides."

Steven van Duin

Analytics Educator

Steven beliefs that data-driven decision-making needs stakeholder involvement as much as it needs a solid data model. He helps companies embed data science beyond its data scientists and engineers, by facilitating business translator and analytics translator courses with the GoDataDriven Academy.

Steven gained extensive experience in facilitating trainings, stakeholder involvement and project team management. He obtained this experience through his work as a management consultant (6+ years) and trainer of various courses (10+ years).

Steven holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics – Quantitative Finance (Cum Laude) and Bachelor’s degrees in Econometrics & Operations Research, and in International Business Economics. Steven is proficient in Python.

Training Courses:
Certified Analytics Translation Training

"Knowing something is possible is incredibly powerful."

Tennyson Wu

Analytics Translator Trainer

Tennyson believes that AI/Machine Learning projects are inherently fun and worth doing, but also that outside of a few select environments, companies want to see clear business value from those projects. He loves helping people to create and see the business value of these projects through facilitating analytics translation courses at GoDataDriven Academy.

In terms of formal training, Tennyson has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town. His prior professional work experience was as a consultant in KPMG South Africa’s Actuarial Services team, assisting a variety of clients in actuarial modelling and other risk management-related projects.


Thomas van Latum

Google Cloud Professional Certified & Google Authorized Trainer
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"To solve a problem based on facts from data is what attracts me most."

Tim van Cann

Data Magician

Tim is often referred to as machine learning engineer. He has a background in Artificial Intelligence (MSc) and Software Development and as such enjoys building scalable machine learning solutions, feeling comfortable with both data science and data engineering.

His main focus is getting models to production to achieve business value.

Tim is often seen in the gym lifting weights. He also takes the occasional run, bike ride, swim, or crossfit WOD. Ask him anything about food and/or fitness and you’ll likely get a helpful answer.

Training Courses:
Docker & Kubernetes Training
Create Data Science Products Training
Python for Data Engineers Training

"One of my favorite moments is to see a sparkle in people’s eyes when they face surprising insights that you uncovered in their data. Knowledge that was always there, but remained hidden until a proper key was found."

Vadim Nelidov

Data Enchanter

Vadim combines advanced data science with business insights to make data work with an impact. He sees far beyond what is on the surface and gets to the essence of the problems, discovering innovative long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. Having an academic background, Vadim is always at the frontier of the latest techniques and innovations. This allows him to understand, optimize, and interpret cutting-edge algorithms that may be merely a black box for others.

Vadim is passionate about sharing his knowledge and insights, believing that Data literacy should not be a privilege of a few. And his goal is to be there to make this a reality. Making the intricacies of data analysis intelligible and uncovering the regularities hiding in the data is a major source of inspiration for Vadim.

Beyond conventional Data Science, Vadim is a Reinforcement Learning & Automated Behavior enthusiast. In his spare time, he is curious about discovering applications of automated decision systems in domains such as art and music.
Please feel free to contact Vadim if you want to know how Data Science can provide unconventional solutions for seemingly everyday problems.

Training Courses:
Data Science with Spark Training
Practical Time Series Analysis & Forecasting Training
Bayesian Modeling Training

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