High-End Data and AI Learning Journeys

Welcome at GDD Academy - The one-stop shop for enterprises to develop their AI-competency throughout every layer of the organization, from executive and professional to the most seasoned data scientist and data engineer.

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Apply tomorrow what you learned today.

GDD Academy is a leading training boutique for end-to-end data and AI learning journeys. Our curriculum provides the right flexibility and depth for both individual professionals as well as for teams and complete enterprises.

Our trainers are trusted by global enterprises, including ING, Uber, Heineken, Emirates, Bosch, and Unilever. Over the past years, we delivered over 10,000 hours of training to over 5,000 participants globally.

We are part of the Xebia Group, a global IT training and consultancy firm, and deliver our training through Xebia Academy.

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Our end-to-end curriculum provides the right training topics for every level and purpose - from increasing general AI awareness to challenging the most seasoned data professional through in-depth data science and data engineering training.

Our offering includes courses tailored for executives, analytics translators, and business professionals aiming to improve their data literacy.

Data Engineering Training

Whether you want to learn how to implement Apache Airflow, Apache Spark or Neo4j, our offering of Data Engineering Training provides the practical knowledge you need to tackle real-world data and AI challenges.

Develop workflows using Apache Airflow. You will learn the internals, terminology, and the best practices of writing DAGs.
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A thorough, hands-on overview of the Apache Spark platform. Learn about the core APIs for using Spark, Spark's streaming capabilities and machine learning APIs.
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Besides our public training, we offer custom in-house training on various topics as well.
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Data Science Training

Become familiar and go in-depth with (open-source) data science technologies and methods like Python, R, Spark, Deep Learning. Start your data science learning journey here or challenge yourself to develop your skills to the optimum.

Learn to do data science with pandas, matplotlib, and scikit-learn, and learn to use the command line to speed up everyday data science tasks.
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You will learn how to apply the tidyverse stack from RStudio, how to create interactive ML dashboards with Shiny as well as how to integrate R with databases, Spark, and the H2O machine learning tooling.
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Master the tools that Spark offers to perform large-scale data science.
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Leverage cloud GPU resources and build deep-learning models for images, text and time series.
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"The training gave me a lot of grip/insights on the subject. How to use pandas/clean up your data and plotting it were for me the most interesting parts."

Configuration Manager, KPN

Analytics Translator Training

Learn to successfully identify, develop and execute AI use cases inside your organization. Develop the skills to bridge the gap between the technical expertise of data scientists and the operational expertise of the business.

Learn how to successfully identify, develop and execute AI use cases inside your organization. You will be able to drive the development of AI solutions that fit the business needs within your organization.
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Besides our public training, we offer custom in-house training on various topics.
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The training provided an excellent overview and useful hands-on, practical labs. It was all very interesting and I will definitely recommend GDD Academy to others!

Federico Calore
Manager, Digital Forecasts and Advanced Analytics, Nike

Training Brochure

Download the 2019 GoDataDriven training brochure with our full training curriculum for data engineering, data science, and analytics translator training.

Escalate your skills as a data professional, through indidual training and enterprise learning journeys.

Giovanni Lanzani
Director of Learning and Development, GDD Academy
“Download the GDD Academy Brochure for a full overview of our Data and AI Learning Journeys.”

Data Science, Data Engineering, Analytics Translating Training

Everyone learns in different ways and pace,

so it's up to you to select the format that fits your purpose and prefered method of learning

Our curriculum can be delivered through classroom training, in-company training, online, or combinations of both.

We understand that you learn best by doing.

That's why, in every training, you can develop and craft your skills in the hands-on labs.

We provide the theory and context to get you up and running.

Acquire skills that you can apply to your work immediately.

And increase the business value that you realize.

We make sure to push the content of every training far beyond text books and theory.

Are you interested in more info about the way we work or would you like to know more about the value we can provide to your business? Feel free to get in touch with us directly.

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Your Learning Journey

Are you a data professional looking for individual training? Whether you are new to the field of data engineering, data science, or analytics translators, or a seasoned practitioner: We will escalate your skills to the next level.

Are you looking to train one or more teams? Whether it is a single training topic or a complete learning journey: Our large-scale training programs combine scale with personal attention for every participant.

Are you an HR Manager looking for educational programs for your entire organization? Our curriculum is easily integrated with enterprise academy offerings. We are trusted by category-leading organizations like Uber, ATOS, ING, KPN and Ahold to train large teams throughout their organization. More Customer Stories

Learning Journeys for Leading Enterprises

Our Training Schedule


18-19 Apache Airflow, Amsterdam

18-19 Data Science with R, Amsterdam

23-24 Analytics Translator, Amsterdam

25-27 Data Science with Spark, Amsterdam

25-27 Data Science with Python, Amsterdam


7-9 Deep Learning, Amsterdam


13-15 Data Science with Spark, Amsterdam

20-22 Data Science with Python, Amsterdam

21-22 Apache Airflow, Amsterdam

27-29 Spark Programming, Amsterdam


2-4 Deep Learning, Amsterdam

9-11 Data Science with Spark, Amsterdam

17-18 Analytics Translator, Amsterdam

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Want us to organise a training session at your company? Or, is there something on this list that you wanted to see but wasn't there? Fill out the form below, and we'll be in touch!

Training is like learning to cook: It should not be about showing how an oven works, but should be all about making a delicious meal.

Vincent Warmerdam
Lead Data Scientist and Trainer, GoDataDriven