I remember very well that we were practicing speaking skills for French during my graduation year. I was asked what my favorite subject was and I answered without thinking: "mathematics". Suddenly I had twenty pairs of eyes on me, because in a class full of alphas that was the weirdest answer you could give. But that's exactly what I am: a real alpha with a predilection for mathematics and statistics.
This is also immediately apparent in my work as a data scientist. I love to go into depth together with colleagues, to discuss the various techniques that our field is rich in and to research how you can best use them. But I find establishing a clear communication line to other teams just as interesting. Ultimately, a project stands or falls with being able to properly assess the end user's wishes, so that as a team you can create a product that will actually add value.
When it comes to technical in-depth knowledge, I can indulge myself at Vantage AI. The training program offers me the space to continue to learn and develop. This not only makes the work very interesting, but in my view it is also crucial to be effective as a data scientist at a customer.
Although I dove deep into the theory during my mathematics studies, I have a practical approach as a data scientist. I like to take on the necessary engineering jobs, so that projects are implemented from start to finish. Besides the technical side, there is a good atmosphere for very important to me, so I like to dedicate myself to organizing drinks or other creative team building activities. I also like to roll up my sleeves outside of work.
For example, in the garden there is a collection of homemade garden furniture and I am discovering how I can maintain the car myself. So always trying to learn something new, especially in the philosophy of Vantage! "
I am a data scientist at Vantage AI with a background in Business Analytics. In recent years I have worked at various consultancy companies and gained insight into many different companies. From building models to putting them into production, I know how you can create real impact with data. In my spare time I follow the American baseball league and also play in the Netherlands.
With a background in financial economics and a logical career at a Swiss bank, a switch to Vantage AI did not seem like an obvious step at the time. Why would you? All signals were green for an "auto-pilot" path further within the direction set. Still, something gnawed. Further depth, pushing boundaries, new insights - that's what it's all about for me.
At Vantage AI, I fell in love with that. For example, I have done projects in sectors that I never thought I would ever come into contact with. Take, for example, the development of an algorithm that detects and classifies animals from camera traps in nature parks around the world and predicting the repair costs of aircraft engine parts. Two extremes, each of which in turn required its own approach, both on a technical and a business level. Here too, the variety of (study) backgrounds of my fellow scientists came in handy. This is exactly what makes Vantage unique. A diverse group with the same curiosity and drive to grow together.
Bart van Aalst
During my Business Analytics I worked part-time as a data scientist at KLM and I experienced for the first time how data science was applied in practice. The combination of being both communicative and technical ensured that I was sure that in the future I wanted to participate in challenging projects at multiple companies from within.
Vantage AI was therefore the perfect match to further develop myself as a data scientist and to gain experience within various sectors. The focus on development, especially in the technical field, is an enormous addition. With the friendly and helpful atmosphere within the team, it feels like coming home on Friday!
Machine Learning Engineer
Too many data science projects never deliver business value, but end up as a powerpoint presentation accompanied by a promising code base, even with a strong business case and good results. And this is not surprising! After all, the productionalization of a data science project is not easy. That is precisely why I changed my career path from data scientist to data engineer and I help companies to pursue this challenging goal: the productionalization of data science.
Fortunately, there is also room for this at Vantage AI! With a mentor, a personal training program and cool assignments, I specialize as the first Data Engineer of Vantage AI.
With my broad interests, social personality, and constant drive to learn, I feel like a fish in the water at Vantage AI. Here I have the opportunity to be technically involved at the most diverse companies, while never losing sight of the link with "the real world". In that sense it is the ideal mix between my University College bachelor and Artificial Intelligence master: broad, technical and socially relevant. I get energy from explaining complex matters in an understandable way, writing neat software, and helping people.
Outside of data science, I am very busy with language, education, and my dream to one day shoot a Disney movie. I am always open to a conversation, so please add me on LinkedIn!
By nature I like to research new problems and come up with useful solutions. That was very suitable for doing a PhD, but it is even more fun if these solutions can help people immediately. That is why I am very happy with the field. where I am allowed to work, there are so many new developments and it is every time a puzzle to match them with the wishes of the customer.
Nowadays I spend a lot of hours at the computer (for work, or a game from time to time). In addition, I am too often found in the bouldering hall or the boulderers can be found at my home. both with a nice cup of tea on the couch, or singing songs around the piano an evening. "
I have been passionate about mathematics and music since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated in understanding complex systems, particularly when it comes to abstractions, which led me to study mathematics for my bachelor and my masters.
After having fun with math, I realized I was also interested in understanding and solving industry problems. The reason was that these problems have an extra layer of complexity in terms of case-specific constraints, and a user-perpective aspect, which I find very interesting. This was the start of my career as a data scientist began.
At Vantage AI, I find myself in a real people-oriented company, with a community for which knowledge sharing is key for everyone's development, which I find very appealing.
Machine Learning Engineer
I attach a great deal to personal development. Not only on a technical level, but certainly also on an interpersonal and business level. I find all this at Vantage AI. The joint focus to grow as much as possible works like a pressure cooker. It is not only about acquiring knowledge, but also about sharing knowledge. I enjoy doing that and not only at work.
My girlfriend often jokes with "Welcome to facts with Chiel!", When I share something that I have discovered / learned. During my master Applied Geophysics I discovered my passion for Machine Learning (ML). Vantage AI takes me further in this by providing the skills to not only make a good Proof of Concept, but to make an impact with the skills to bring your ML models into production!
As a person I tend to keep pushing my boundaries and explore the unknown. At Vantage AI I get plenty of that opportunity. For example, I use my background in econometrics to delve even further into the technical details of algorithms and to discuss the subject matter with colleagues.
In addition, I can also develop in a strategic area by giving webinars or training courses. Finally, the atmosphere at work is also extremely important to me and with the young, ambitious and diverse club that we have this can be called top.
I have a passion for engineering, mathematics and solving complex problems. The Aerospace Engineering study was really reserved for me! I started my career in London, where I worked for 5 years for various investment companies and investor bank Morgan Stanley. However, it started itching to get back to solving complex problems, and that's how I ended up at Vantage AI.
Vantage AI offers me a perfect working environment where I continue to learn and where I can work every day on solving complex problems. In my spare time I follow the MotoGP with great interest and I enjoy riding my own bike, preferably on the track!
The projects at Vantage AI are very varied; from proof of concepts at startups to implementation at multinationals. I enjoy being challenged in terms of content and can use my creativity in coming up with solutions. After my medical education, it was not obvious to become a data scientist, but I think it is great to be able to contribute to healthcare from this very role. I am also proud of "Vantage for Social good" in which we use our knowledge for social impact.
My Vantage AI colleagues all have a different (study) background, but we are all curious and would like to learn new things. As far as I am concerned, this culture is the best thing about Vantage AI: a fun and diverse group of people, great projects, the steep learning curve due to weekly training and more than enough social activities, with the annual winter sports as the pinnacle.
Founder & Managing Partner
As a little boy I had a lot of boxes and suitcases full of DUPLO, Lego, K'nex and more of that stuff. In logic puzzles I can lose myself and always keep pushing to get the most out of my capacities. At the same time I am outward looking and I get my energy from the people around me. When I got to know data science, these properties turned out to be a perfect match.
Since my transition from data scientist to manager I have exchanged my online courses for management books and I have shifted my business focus from operational to strategic. To the question: "Do you not miss coding anymore?" my answer is invariably: "Yes, but I get a lot more in return". I like to build, be it code or a company.
Kirsty van Breemen
What makes me happy? Helping people. That is why the role of account manager suits me so well. We are a close-knit team within Vantage AI so I know the consultants well and that makes my job easier and more fun to find a suitable assignment for it. In this I always strive for a long-term relationship where open and honesty is paramount, both in fun but also when it is less fun: a solution is possible for everything, we do that together.
The people who know me know that I have a social and curious nature, but I also think it is very important to ask a lot and to listen carefully and to find out and anticipate the need.
My goal is to sit around the table with customers and potential customers as a knowledge partner and really think along with them. I like to learn, I am certainly not averse to hard work and I like a challenge. Do you have an AI issue or are you curious about the possibilities? Then I will gladly help you further.
In my calling as Office manager I can be of significance to others and I love doing that.
With great pleasure I support the enthusiastic Vantage AI Team. It is a nice headstrong club that challenges each other, supports, is enterprising or actually eager and is mainly vegan and green! In addition to relieving my colleagues by arranging things properly and reliably, I also like to go the extra mile. I like to make a difference by listening carefully, thinking along, being thoughtful and asking sincere and sometimes critical questions in the interest of the other. I think it's a great thing that I can propagate it like that.
My previous HR and training experience come in handy in my broad hands-on position.
I am privately dealing with 2 rebellious adolescent girls, I like to run, I play box fanatically and I cook extensively with spells.
I am a recruiter because it gives me the opportunity to help people in their next career step. This is why I love my job!
As a recruiter, I believe understanding what a candidate wants is important. Because of my curiosity and sincere interest I am able to make the right match. If there is no match, I will try to help you in a different way. My hospitality background helps me to create a positive atmosphere in which people feel at ease.
When I'm not working, I spend time with my 1,5 year old daughter. I also love to play tennis and I recently completed my first Python course.
Vantage AI is a company that stands for their people. Lots of freedom, lots of learning opportunities and fun that is important for my Vantage AI colleagues.
If you want to know more about Vantage AI, feel free to send me a message.
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