15 February 2019
As the leader with the know-how and how-to in technological disruption, SparkOptimus has been paving the way in business-driven data innovation in recent years. To further strengthen our capabilities on the implementation side of A.I., data science and big data, we are pleased to welcome Koen Verschuren to the SparkOptimus team. Former CTO at top-level data science consultancy firm, BigData Republic, Koen has led many companies in implementing and integrating data-based services into their business processes. With Koen’s expertise and experience, SparkOptimus can help more companies achieve operational excellence – in everything from board level strategy to full-scale, data service development.
Koen says: “I often get asked why I joined SparkOptimus, whereas I have never made a secret of highly valuing the work BigData Republic does. The answer lies in my search for a role where I could complement implementation with a role to instigate, inspire and lead the process of adopting and integrating those disruptive data services. This goes beyond data architecture and algorithms into more “soft” areas like change management and company strategy.
“I believe this is a vital area in which SparkOptimus can expand and lead further. Artificial intelligence allows companies not only to get a competitive edge, but are essential ingredients for any company to get their cost base at a level that allows them to compete in a world where “the winner takes all”. Although finding the right skills to do this and developing the right data architecture to facilitate it is important and difficult, the value is made when it is operationalized across the business. This is where proposition, technology and organization meet, and this is exactly the sweet spot of Sparkoptimus where I now hope to contribute”