May 31, 2018 | Zoetermeer (NL)

Building a Data-Driven Future: A Collaboration Between The Analytics Academy and Port of Rotterdam

According to research, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers and are 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result.

Being aware of the impact data can have on your organization is undoubtedly valuable. But knowing it and actually making it happen are two different things. The Port of Rotterdam is an excellent example of actually making things happen.

With an external environment that is constantly changing, the Port of Rotterdam needs to move quickly into a data-driven organization. According to Karin de Boo, Program Manager Advanced Analytics at the Port of Rotterdam, developing the right data skills within an organization is crucial to make this happen: “If you want to be the smartest port in the world, you need to be the smartest port authority. It means you need to educate your own analytics teams to leverage the maximum value from the increasing amount of data. It will help us grow in an even better strategic partner to our customers.

To deepen the knowledge and accelerate the development of their Advanced Analytics teams, the Port of Rotterdam has developed, in collaboration with The Analytics Academy, the Data Analytics Development Program. A development program during which 12 Data Science Analysts and 20 Business Translators of the Port of Rotterdam were given the opportunity to follow inhouse trainings from industry and academic experts, and receive on-the-job support to take their Advanced Analytics skills to the next level. 

On April 12 we jointly celebrated the closing ceremony of the successful program. A perfect moment to reflect and record! Watch the video to see how participants and trainers experienced the program and how it will impact Port of Rotterdam (in Dutch only):

Want to learn more about the Data Analytics Development Program? Read it here.

About The Analytics Academy 
Through offering a broad range of Data Science trainings, The Analytics Academy supports organizations to grow and sustain knowledge at each stage of the data-driven transformation. Their trainings are applicable to all layers of an organization and range from creating basic understanding at board level to develop a data strategy, to acquiring hands-on skills enabling workforces to deliver value in data oriented projects. Enabling organizations to prepare their business and people for a data-driven future in a sustainable and inspiring way. 

The Analytics Academy is a cooperation between Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam, ORTEC and Amsterdam Data Science.

Want to learn more about The Analytics Academy? Visit the website.