Inspires, transforms, guides and enables effective & robust data transformations
We make data innovation happen – together
We make sure you have the vision how data is enhancing your business strategy, what technology you’ll need to achieve your goals, what processes and organisation needs to be aligned and how your people can benefit.
Data analytics has been our home turf for over 15 years. During that time, we’ve been actively involved in every phase of data analytics. From building data warehouses to analysing data, developing value adding visuals, leading teams of analysts and turning data into new business ventures for existing and new companies across industries.
Our clients range from C-level executives during data strategy trajectories to operational level when streamlining existing data initiatives.
Yes, we know our way around tools like Python, Qlik, Tableau and SQL. In fact, we’re even building our own startup using Python and Natural Language Processing and we’ve been presenting our work during events by, for example, Qlik and SAP. But no, we’re not the most advanced tool-guys you can find.
We have three distinct features which sets us apart:
1. Analytical minds
2. Creative thinking
3. Extreme business savviness
This enables us to translate knowledge about your company and market into concrete new offerings. Which we can build for you. So, there you have it: we’ll never ever start with the tools. It’s the new opportunities first and the tools second.
Our coaching and training is focused on one thing: we make you understand.
Understanding what’s going on, how you can reap its benefits but also what threats there will be, what impact it will have on your existing business and what you need to do to get there. Battling the imagination gap will be a prominent part of our approach, so you’ll have an open mind on all the changes that are yet to come.
We love to read about everything that’s going on. Suffering from a small amount of FoMO (Fear of Missing Out), we dedicate our precious time to read everything there is to know about all the amazing new technologies.
What we love even more is connecting what we read, and the work we do, into new insights. And share them with you. Whether that’s by writing blogs or present them live in front of an audience.
One thing: we’re grey thinkers! We don’t believe in a black and white world where new technology only leads to good stuff or only leads to bad things happening. To really understand the technology, we believe, one needs to understand both the good ànd the bad. And that’s what we will share with you.
These are strange times. For the first time in human history, we, as human beings, are matched by others. In this case not other living creatures, but by ‘machines’ which are starting to mimic human cognitive capabilities. ‘They’ are not there yet, but the pace of new developments is tremendous.
Two power fifty (or 2^50 or 2 -> 50) refers to the example written by Rolf Dobelli in his book The art of thinking clearly. It reflects the power of exponential growth using an example of folding a sheet of paper 50 times. If this sheet is just 0,004 inches thick, you’ll end up with 70 million miles, better yet, the distance from our earth to the moon. That’s the power of two: the human mind simply can’t grasp the true impact of seemingly small and simple changes. And it’s exactly what is happening today.
Twopowerfifty is founded by Jasper de Vries. He uses this company to facilitate, coach and guide organisations to define new opportunities and leverage these with their existing or new business. He’s also founder of a startup which uses AI to enhance the way people learn, providing every single individual with their own, personalised and optimal way of learning.
Since voice will soon invade a home near you ( 😉), I thought I’d share some key take-aways with you to get you up to speed. #voiceassistants #openvoice #alexa #googlehome #getready
Robots have to be able to thrive in unstructured environments like our homes. The way they can do so is to teach them to learn how to learn.
The Next Web conference offered a wealth of lessons from the tech frontrunners. Three trends stood out from the crowd and I share them with you. Below is the first one: design. Steve Jobs already understood its importance to adopt technology, but both the increasing impact on our lives and the increasing complexity ensure design needs to be put on a pedestal. At least, if you want to integrate tech successfully into your products and processes…
Launching new products the Google way, how Google’s uses Minimum Viable Products and Rapid prototyping to gather user feedback
During an interview on Dutch television, Stephen Fry came up with a mindblowing analogy of what we, as human beings, have to decide on when it comes to future developments in Artificial Intelligence.
Somehow, he combines the Greek mythology of Prometheus with the rise of the Internet and extrapolates this to an impressive summarisation of the whole AI debate.
I’m very pleased to say I will host both a workshop and presentation during one of Europe’s leading conferences on Business Intelligence and Analytics on November 20 – 23 in London.