Hi, I’m Stijn. I’m one of the few business analysts out there with data science skills such as machine learning and data mining. I make bridges between data and business outcomes.
My strength over most data analysts is that I speak both ‘tech’ and ‘business’. Besides being able to code and work with data structures, I’ve personally worked in sales and business positions for 8 years. I’ve worked for a startup, a mid-sized family business and a corporation. Yes, that’s the full spectrum.
Unfortunately, you can’t really learn this stuff at school. You either graduate with a technical degree or one in business. I personally haven’t heard of any course that teaches both at once. Have you? It’s quite unfortunate though, cause many of the more interesting business challenges require one to understand both sides.
I took the hard way to learn this myself, which also happens to be the only way. After graduating in computer science, I spent almost a decade sharpening my business skills. Then I finally surrendered to my inner geek and got back into coding. I embraced my life long passion for data and that got me to the point where I am now.
Through my direct experience in the business world I’m comfortable working in both technical and business roles. In fact, I *LOVE* projects requiring both of these so that I can approach the challenge from both perspectives.
When I analyze business data, I don’t go for fancy graphs and stats. When you work with me, you get actual ideas and recommendations to drive your business forward.
I work freelance and remotely. Whether you’re in the EU, the US or Tasmania, you can work with me.