Dutch Data Science Week 2019 Returns on June 3-7

We will be exploring ‘The Impact of AI on Society,’ and the goal of this week is to provide data scientists and organizations a platform for innovation, education, inspiration, and networking. Read More


Data Council Meetup Announced

Today, GoDataDriven announced the start of a local Data Council Meetup. By combining several Meetup groups into one overarching group for all data specialists, this group instantly is the largest of all global Data Council AI Meetup groups. More information


GoDataDriven Kicks-Off First NL DeepRacer Competition

SURF,, and GoDataDriven organize the first-ever Dutch race competition with DeepRacers, the autonomous 1/18th scale race cars from Amazon Web Services. Read more


AWS Machine Learning Competency Status for GoDataDriven

GoDataDriven, as part of Xebia Group (Xebia), a global boutique for IT consulting and training services, headquartered in the Netherlands, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning (ML) Competency status.

Achieving the AWS ML Competency, recognized Xebia’s consulting experience on helping customers to solve their data challenges. Xebia, an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), has a strong experience enabling machine learning and data science workflows that empower people to get their work done faster, better, and more easily than ever before. For more information, visit our press release.


Rodrigo Agundez Selected as Keras Committer

We are proud to announce that our very own Rodrigo Agundez has been selected as a committer to Keras, a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible delay is key to doing good research.


Apache Airflow Graduated to Apache Top Level

Apache Airflow graduated from incubating status to a Top-Level Apache project on January 8th. As committers on the project, it's truly amazing to see people from all over the world contributing code and documentation to Airflow to make it even better. We look forward to what 2019 will bring to Airflow! For more information, visit our blogpost on the topic.


Data Survey 2018/19 - Data50 is Live

What is the most popular data technology? As part of their international research into the use of data and AI, the team behind Data Survey 2018 - 2019 collected the insights of no less than 1,345 professionals from all over the world. They were surveyed about the solutions they use when it comes to data technology, cloud platforms, and data visualization tools. This research is the result of a collaboration between Big Data Expo, GoDataDriven, and Computable. More information can be found here.


The Dates for Dutch Data Science Week and GoDataFest Announced

Dutch Data Science Week will be held on June 3-7, 2019, and the topic is 'The Impact of Data Science on Society.' GoDataFest will be held on October 28 - November 1, 2019.


Camille Denning Joins GoDataDriven

On December 1st, Camille Denning joined the GoDataDriven team in the role of Marketing Manager. Camille is responsible for marketing strategy, branding, events, and communications. Before joining GoDataDriven, Camille was the Marketing Communications Manager (Global) at Megaport, an ASX-listed company operating in the SDN (Software-Defined Networking) space.


Big Data Expo 2019

With over 5,000 visitors spread across two days, Big Data Expo is the largest data-related trade show in the Benelux. For the past few years, GoDataDriven has been a proud ambassador of this event. This means that GoDataDriven plays an important role in bringing together the most experienced practitioners and the best stories from the field together. GoDataDriven is responsible for the program in Room 1 on Thursday, September 20, and several keynotes, including Uber and AWS. Furthermore, GoDataDriven launches the report of Data Survey 2018, the benchmark for the data-driven enterprise, comprising the insights and experiences from 1,330 professionals. At the GoDataDriven stand, visitors of the expo have the opportunity to participate in an exhilarating race engineering experience called "Max Five Mins"-challenge.


Guido Hobeijn Joins GoDataDriven

On September 1st, Guido Hobeijn joined the GoDataDriven team in the role of Sales Manager. In this role, Guido is responsible for sales, account management and new business for consultancy projects. Before joining GoDataDriven, Guido was a strategic Key-Account Manager at Kadenza.


Data Survey 2018

What challenges do data-driven organizations face? What are the most popular technologies and providers? How do organizations in various countries implement data applications? Data Survey 2018, the largest market research on the use of data, provides answers to these questions and insight into global developments when it comes to the use of data.

For the fourth time, the Big Data Expo trade show and data consultants at GoDataDriven, together with various media partners, will be conducting Data Survey 2018.


GoDataDriven recognized as one of the top-250 fastest growing companies in The Netherlands

At the national NLGroeit event, featuring Princess Maxima of The Netherlands, Erasmus School of Entrepreneurship awarded GoDataDriven as one of the fastest growing companies in The Netherlands.


World Summit AI partners with GoDataDriven

The world's leading AI conference, World Summit AI, and GoDataDriven will now collaborate on various events and initiatives, including Big Data Survey, Dutch Data Science Week, and the conference.


Trends & Innovation in Marketing Invites GoDataDriven as a Speaker

C-Parity, the organization behind the event Trends & Innovation in Marketing, invites GoDataDriven as a speaker in the Artificial Intelligence track of this event which takes place on March 1 & 2. In this practical story, Glenn Ikking (Marktplaats) and Vincent Warmerdam (GoDataDriven) share how Marktplaats, an eBay company, started developing highly-personalized recommenders. They will demonstrate lessons learned and will share how organizations can create the ultimate customer journey by running successful experiments. More information


Successful Third Edition of Blockchain in Business Meetup

This meetup featured four talks with speakers from very different backgrounds who share a strong belief in blockchain technology. Watch the live stream on GoDataDriven's Youtube channel: Blockchain in Business Youtube


Blockchain in Business Meetup

Blockchain in Business Meetup

Discover the business value of blockchain during the Blockchain in Business meetup, Thursday 22 February, Amsterdam.

Speakers: Dirk Scheringa -ICO HeadStart Reza Sardeha - Undeveloped Joris Bontje - oneUp.Company Pieter Haasnoot - PUBLICISM

Seats are limited. Register now>>


Ready to Compete in Google Hash Code?

Join Google Hash Code

GoDataDriven is one of the hubs for Hash Code, the team programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The competition You pick your team and programming language, Google picks an engineering problem for you to solve.

The competition takes place over two rounds: an online qualification round on Thursday, March 1st (18:30 – 22:30 CET) and the final round at Google Dublin on April 28th.

Register here: GoDataDriven, Amsterdam

The final round takes place on Saturday, 28th April 2018 9:30 to 21:30 CET. Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to Google Dublin to compete in the Final Round of the competition.

We hope to see you there!


Two Talks Accepted for Inclusion Spark and AI Summit, San Francisco

GoDataDriven Data Scientists Ivo Everts and Rodrigo Agundez will be presenting at the Spark and AI Summit, taking place from June 4 - 6 in San Francisco. Ivo will be speaking about Predictive Maintenance at the Dutch Railways. Rodrigo will be speaking about the deep learning project that GoDataDriven executed at Royal Flora Holland.


Successful Python training for Restart Network

On Thursday, February 2nd, GoDataDriven's Rodrigo Agundez had the opportunity to lead a Python training for a group of 15 participants of a training program provided by Restart Network. Restart Network is a non-profit coding school based in The Netherlands that makes tuition-free world-class education available to refugees and low-income students. Teodor, the founder of Restart Network, was very happy with the result.

Restart Network and GoDataDriven commit to #buildingpeopletogether. This collaboration reflects our shared belief that in our community, and in this nation, diversity is our strength. We stand together to build a world where it does not matter where you come from, how much money you have, or who you know: in our community you have the opportunity to try and achieve greatness. We thank GoDataDriven for their participation in making world class education a reality for everyone.


Julian de Ruiter joins GoDataDriven

We are pleased to announce yet another data scientist has joined the GoDataDriven team. After obtaining his PhD in computational biology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Julian decided to join GoDataDriven to apply his strong academic background to data innovation for large enterprises.


Urgent Future Trendreport Blockchain Available for Download

The rise of the internet and big data unleashed public access to a torrent of information. Blockchain is the next wave of this technological revolution. For business leaders, it is important to understand what blockchain is and how it affects modern-day business. Urgent Future: Blockchain does just that, by interpreting the potential impact on society, the enterprise-readiness of this fascinating technology, and the relation of blockchain with surrounding phenomena such as ICO’s and cryptocurrencies.

Download the trend report here


Lukas Koning joins GoDataDriven

We are happy to announce that Lukas Koning has joined GoDataDriven as a data scientist. Prior to this, Lukas worked as a data analyst at KPN and as data scientist at Crystalloids. Lukas has a PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology.


GoDataDriven amongst fastest growing organizations in The Netherlands

GoDataDriven was ranked FD Gazelle, a prize awarded to the fastest growing organizations in The Netherlands.

Whenever there is news about GoDataDriven, you will find it here. Whether it is a news article, press release, someone joining our team, or new client projects.

Walter van der Scheer