Data Science Direct (part of LeanDirect BV)

We facilitate every employee to become proficient in the field of Data Science. We see that if employees in the operation themselves are able to solve problems, this leads to structural improvement of the company results. Data Science Direct focuses on online & classroom training (virtual), coaching and consultancy.

Our teachers are experienced PhD experts in statistics, data science, econometrics and mathematics. Our renowned certification program is challenging and internationally distinctive. We have a lot of experience in helping employees to accelerate in their workplace. Where value is realized, processes, people and systems are optimally organised.

We encourage ownership and leadership of the students by making them responsible for their learning performance. They receive all the support, but ultimately the student is in the lead.

Candidates trained by us are not only strong in content, they also show passion. And with that they earn themselves back within the companies. We have now trained more than 3000 experts. Companies such as Tesla, Heineken, Wehkamp, ​​Samsung partners and ING are reaping the benefits

Dr. Joran Lokkerbol, teacher, Data Scientist en Black Belt

Joran Lokkerbol, PhD, is head trainer at the Data Science Institute. Joran Lokkerbol studied econometrics at the University of Amsterdam and specialized in machine learning and applied econometrics at Harvard and M.I.T. Joran has years of experience in executing Data Science projects, and in training and coaching professionals in data-driven improvement of business processes.

Prof. dr. Ronald Does, senior lecturer & scientific advisor

Ronald J.M.M. Does was director of the Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam (IBIS UvA) from 1994 to 2020. In addition, he was head of the Operations Management section of the UvA for more than 6 years and has been a professor of Industrial Statistics for more than 29 years. In recent years, Ronald has received prestigious recognitions and medals for his international contributions to quality improvement for his pioneering career, including the Lancaster Medal of the American Society for Quality in 2021, the Box Medal of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics in 2019. (ENBIS) and the Shewhart Medal of the American Society for Quality for his statistical contributions to quality improvement.

Willem Janssen, Director, Master Black Belt and teacher

In 1996 Willem Janssen started as quality manager in the steel sector. Gradually, he learned which approach can be used to achieve sustainable results. That gives him a lot of energy every time.
In 2014 he was certified by Ronald Does of the Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics (IBIS, University of Amsterdam) as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. At Ziggo, he has realized more than 5 million euros in demonstrable financial benefits with various Lean Six Sigma projects. At Merck, storage has been reduced by 2,500 units and pallet movements have been reduced by 18,000. Those are just a few of his many project results.

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