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Patrick Varilly
Patrick fell in love with Python five years ago as a theoretical chemistry post-doc at Cambridge and has never looked back. He has contributed to SciPy and used Python in wide-ranging settings, from scientific libraries to model proof-of-concepts to data backend pipelines.
Joris Swinnen
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Joris Swinnen

Joris believes in sustainability and learning how to continuous improve situations, services & products . He likes to create a humane and digital world of tomorrow by opening windows of opportunities and increasing engagement. In these data centric times Joris is committed to embrace and enable Organizational Agility.
Olivier Caeymaex
Olivier is a sales and digital coach & consultant. He is also very lazy (and proud of it), therefore always on the lookout for pragmatic solutions that allows him to do more with less. Olivier is a strong believer in the value of collective intelligence. He is always operating in agile mode, because it leads...
Romke Bontekoe
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Romke Bontekoe

Romke Bontekoe taught himself Bayesian statistics while engaged in his business. By applying Bayes to challenges where traditional methods floundered. And, by following his gut feeling that no challenge was irresolvable. He is 60+ years old and feels it’s time to transfer his knowledge and experience to a younger generation. Romke has a doctorate in...
Nele Verbiest
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Nele Verbiest

Nele Verbiest is an Analyst at Python Predictions, a Brussels-based service provider specialized in Predictive Analytics in the field of Marketing, Risk and Operations. Nele holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Computer Science and a Ph. D. in Computer Science, both from Ghent University.
Jan Wijffels
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Jan Wijffels

Jan Wijffels is a statistician and the founder of BNOSAC, a Belgium consultancy network specialized in open source analytical intelligence.
Silke Govaert
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Silke Govaert

Silke Govaert is analytics consultant at Datatonic. Silke holds a Master in Mathematics and has a strong skillset in text mining, machine learning and data visualisation techniques.
Dominique De Beul
Dominique De Beul worked in the Telecom world (Philips, Dialogic, Intel) for more than ten years. Dominique holds a master in civil engineering in computer science and worked at the University of Mons for several years as researcher in the machine learning and ontology domain.  He also had some opportunities to teach computer science at an...
Jochen De Weerdt
Jochen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management of KU Leuven.  He works within the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems, where he teaches and conducts research in the area of Information Systems, with a special interest in Business Process Management, process mining, data mining, artificial intelligence, and web...
Seppe vanden Broucke
Seppe vanden Broucke received a PhD in Applied Economics at KU Leuven in 2014 after obtaining a Master’s degree (magna cum laude) in Business Economics: Information Systems Engineer from the same institution. Currently, Seppe is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Decision Sciences and Information Management at KU Leuven. His research interests include...
Véronique Van Vlasselaer
Véronique graduated in 2015 as Doctor in Business Economics at the KU Leuven with the department of Information Management and Decision Sciences under prof. dr. Bart Baesens. Her Ph.D is oriented towards the development of fraud detection frameworks and solutions from a data science perspective. She is co-author of the book “Fraud Analytics Using Descriptive, Predictive,...
Xander Steenbrugge
Xander Steenbrugge is a data analytics consultant at Datatonic who is fascinated by data science and machine learning. Through his thesis on brain-computer interfaces at Ugent, he first came into contact with the vast opportunities provided by data driven computer algorithms. After his Master of Science in electrical engineering, he took an extra masters degree in...
Matthias Feys
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Matthias Feys

Matthias Feys is head of data science at Datatonic, an innovative company in the field of analytics. With his team Matthias helps corporations unleashing the power of data, streamlining reporting processes and crafting advanced analytical applications.
Geert Verstraeten
Geert Verstraeten (PhD) is a dynamic trainer with a solid background both in predictive analytics and in professional training. Geert has 14 years of experience in building predictive models for organisations in a wide array of industries. Since 2006, he is managing partner at Python Predictions (www.pythonpredictions.com), a Brussels-based niche player in Predictive Analytics. Geert is a frequent presenter on academic and business conferences in analytics.
Martine George
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Martine George

Martine George holds an MBA and a PhD in physical sciences. She has over 25 years of professional experience, including 15 spent developing business analytics teams within large organizations from different industries. She is Professor of Management Practice at Solvay Brussels School of Management & Economics and the Talent Development Director of Accenture Chair in Strategic Business Analytics at ESSEC Business School, Paris. Passionate about developing talent and organizations in business analytics, she is also ICF certified coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant in cultural transformation of organizations.