Since 2006, Wouter Buckinx is co-founder and managing partner at Python Predictions. Wouter is a master in applied economics, an advanced master in marketing analysis, and concluded his PhD in the domain of predicting individual customer behavior at Ghent University in 2005. He is clearly customer oriented, and an expert in delivering tailor-made, robust solutions.
Since 2006, Geert Verstraeten is co-founder and managing partner at Python Predictions. He is a master in applied economics, an advanced master in marketing analysis, and concluded his PhD in predictive analytics in 2005. At Python Predictions, Geert focuses on general management, project management and training. His ambition is to coach data scientists and their managers to become successful with data science and prediction.
In 2009, Kristof joined Python Predictions as a Research Associate. He is Full Professor of Marketing Analytics, Director of the Expertise Center for Marketing Analytics and Academic Director of MSc in Big Data Analytics for Business at IÉSEG School of Management (Lille|Paris, France).
At Python Predictions, Kristof is responsible for fine-tuning existing methodologies and setting up innovative research projects.
Pieter is a senior analyst at Python Predictions, after joining us in 2010. Pieter is a master in applied economics and an advanced master in marketing analysis. He has built extensive domain experience in a wide range of industries, working on diverse analytical projects in predictive analytics and process mining.
At Python Predictions, Pieter has the role of analytical expert and is mainly involved in project management.
Jan is senior analytics consultant at Python Predictions. Jan joined our team in August 2015. He has a master in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven, where he specialised in the fields of statistics and optimisation. Jan started his career in FMCG, where he obtained strong business understanding. He combines this with an inquisitive mindset and modern data science skills and interests to help organizations distill maximal business value from their data.
Guillaume has been part of the Python Predictions team since January 2016. After his studies in Business Engineering, he was active as a researcher in areas such as segmentation and preference forecasting. Now, Guillaume has a track record of developing predictive models in sectors ranging from telecommunication to insurance and FMCG. At Python Predictions, Guillaume has developed a keen interest in the Python Programming language as well as big data frameworks and the implementation of diverse machine learning algorithms.
Klaas joined Python Predictions in 2016 and combines a master in bio-engineering with an advanced master in economics. After working abroad in the non-profit sector, he has built experience in advanced analytics and predictive modeling for several years within the financial sector and in fundraising. At Python Predictions, he will be working mainly on projects in the telecommunications industry.
Adrien joined Python Predictions as a data scientist in June 2017. He acquired his master of Management science at the Solvay Brussels School and his master of Actuarial science at University of Brussels. He developed his first modeling experience during his master thesis.
After his studies, Adrien started his career as an actuarial consultant, developing his skills in financial modeling and forecasting techniques.
Elien joined Python Predictions as a Talent Manager in July 2017. She holds a master’s degree in educational science from Ghent University, and gained five years of experience in human resource management before joining.
At Python Predictions, Elien’s main responsibilities are retention of talent and recruitment of new team members. Besides this, Elien is also in charge of general office management.
Anthony joined Python Predictions as Data Scientist in August 2017. He holds a Master in Electromechanical Engineering and obtained an additional Master in General Management. Before Python Predictions, he was mainly active in the recycling sector, public sector and health sector as a business consultant. At Python Predictions, Anthony has gained experience in segmentation analysis, predictive analytics, process mining and forecasting projects, mainly within the telecommunications industry and utilities sector.
Jan joined Python Predictions as a Data Scientist in October 2017. Before joining Python Predictions, Jan has gained several years of experience in banking and a consumer protection organization, where he was working as a Data Scientist on projects involving Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence. He is currently also finishing his masters degree in Statistics at KU Leuven.
Matthias joined Python Predictions in October 2018. He holds a master’s degree in physics and a PhD in mathematics, both from the University of Antwerp.
Before Python Predictions, Matthias was active as a Data scientist for a startup company specialised in Recommender Systems.
Jennifer joined Python Predictions as Data Scientist in January 2019. She holds a Master in Earth Observation and obtained a PhD in BioScience Engineering at the University of Leuven. During this time, she developed a first experience in machine learning and predictive modelling techniques for analyzing large spatial data sets.