Dedicated to Data



Ralf Zoetekouw

Study background: BSc and Msc Econometrics & Operations Research.

Talents: Getting value out of your data, using data to translate business challenges into strategic decisions.

Dedicated to data: Since I was a kid, I started to keep track of my tennis and soccer statistics in my notebook. This passion for data developed by entering it in Excel and analyzing it. I am happy that I can turn my hobby into my job!

Project with the biggest impact: Constructed a model for the Social Domain that predicts which households have a great chance of needing financial assistance in two years. This way, people are helped preventively and costs are saved. 

"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."


Ricardo van der Aa

Study background: BSc Applied Mathematics, MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Talents: Artificial Intelligence implementation (Python, R), Data visualisation (PowerBI), Process mining (Disco, ProM), Datawarehousing (SQL).

Dedicated to data: We want to help companies improve. Taking a step into a data driven society together where decisions are made based on intuition and quantitative knowledge. Let’s help each other into the future!

Project with the biggest impact: Visualising the cycle times of operations in a production line. Using the visualisation, we were able to identify the bottleneck in the process, which contributed to the decision of an investment of millions in new machines to resolve the bottleneck. 

"Feel the power of data!"

Bart Cleijsen

Studie background: BSc Economics and Business Economics.

Talents: My economic background combined with my PowerBI expertise.

Dedicated to data: Ensuring that companies have an overview of their essential data so that it can be acted on quickly and easily!

The reason I work at Datacation: Learn a lot in a dynamic team, apply the theory of the University in practice and get a lot of responsibilities in a professional atmosphere at the High Tech Campus.

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step!"

 Paul Peters

 Study backgroundBSc Political Science (Minor Data Science), MSc Computer Science: Data Science 

TalentsImplementeren Data Science solutions with Cloud Technologies, building analytical Web Applications, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Computer Vision. 

Dedicated to dataA great curiosity for new innovations that create value, which drives me to help organizations get the most out of their data. 

Project with the biggest impact: Setting up a cloud data platform for data storage, processing, delivery, analysis and management. This has resulted in better insights into the available data through linked dashboards and it has resulted in a lot of time savings because the data was processed in automated data pipelines.

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Sander Donkelaar

Study background: BSc Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, MSc Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence

Talents: Implementing data-driven solutions in a business environment, extracting value from data and making this information transparent for the user, building ML models.

Dedicated to data: Data is the new gold! I find it very interesting how large amounts of (unstructured) data can be converted into valuable and manageable information using data-driven technologies. From healthcare, to retail, to the financial industry, this is of enormous value in every sector. In addition, it fascinates me that we can currently develop systems that can learn themselves. Who would have thought 50 years ago that cars could drive autonomously. I think it's really cool keep on learning about the latest features and to be able to contribute to the development of these types of innovative systems myself.

Project with the biggest impact: I did research on a model that recognizes patterns in brain activity based on Deep Learning. The goal of the model is to recognize the word someone is thinking about, choosing from the four words 'up', 'down', 'left' and 'right'. With this we can in the future help people with serious speech problems (for example due to ALS), who can use this to control a speech program. The results of this research will be presented and published at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems, in Magdeburg (2021).

"Never stop learning"

Job Oosterkamp

Studie background: BSc Econometrics & Operations Research, MSc Business Analytics & Operations Research

Talents: Combining customer data and knowledge to operate more efficiently and gain valuable insights.

Dedicated to data: Data contains an enormous amount of information, which is often not immediately visible. By understanding this data, I always look for better solutions and useful insights.

Project with the biggest impact: Researched demand forecasting for a logistics service provider to demonstrate the added value of machine learning compared to standard techniques.

“Knowledge without action is meaningless.”