On a high level, data strategy entails creating a strategic plan to use data in an intelligent way to achieve business objectives. It is important to understand that a data strategy is not about collecting as much data as possible, but rather about collecting the right data to achieve your business objectives. “As business leaders we need…
Dries has been assisting us in solving complex problems for over a year now. I am yet to come across a more passionate and driven individual. His personal involvement and care to our business has made the real difference.
Dries is the best machine learning barista out there! I had the pleasure of meeting him at one of the Meetups where he was giving a talk on training a neural network for image classification. Since then, I had the privilege of working with him on several cloud-based machine learning projects for clients in the banking and manufacturing industries, e.g. training a recommendation engine production model in the insurance industry. Dries is a genuine and passionate person who will go out of his way to deliver beyond what is needed. I would highly recommend him on any data or machine learning work! Oh, and don’t forget to get coffee from him!
I have had the pleasure to work with Dries for a number of years. Dries is a true leader not just at his place of work but in Industry, with his extensive experience and knowledge in the world of AI and developing teams in this field, Dries has inspired many youth and the more experienced to learn this modern art. Dries is passionate about developing the right culture and methodologies that span from the likes of silicon valley. He goes that extra mile to contribute back to his community with fantastic thought leadership pieces that help orginisations understand the benefits of AI and how to implement in their orginisations, he is South Africa’s thought leader in AI. Dries has helped my business with sound strategic advice in this space which has been a major contributor to our business becoming a top 100 Google Cloud AI and ML partner globally.