Hey there, I am Dimitri, Innovation is in my DNA.
As a data innovation consultant, I support companies in recognising how valuable data can be for their business. While data analysts and data scientists typically work within the IT department and see the data itself as the starting point, my job is to brainstorm with the end-users of the finance, sales, R&D or supply chain departments about how data can help them make better decisions on a daily basis or how to make their business processes run smoother. And believe me, there are many opportunities out there and there is still a lot of missionary work to be done.
I do this by facilitating workshops. In these co-creation workshops, we ("we", because usually there are two of us) think together with a number of stakeholders of the client about how data can create value around a certain topic, e.g. how can we optimise the logistics process of loading and unloading trucks using data. I then write down the elaborated idea in a business case, which we then discuss with the IT people, who bring us back down to earth. After all, in the workshops everything is possible, but in the harsh reality of legacy systems and data quality issues, this can sometimes be rather disappointing...
What I like about my job is the variety and creativity. Because these are rather short projects, I encounter many customers in all sorts of different sectors. Moreover, the topics vary from cross-selling in a service company to maintenance contracts for lease cars. This also brings me into contact with very different profiles, both of the client as well as colleagues from DataMotive, to whom I can always turn for advice. If you enjoy helping companies evolve into data-driven organisations like I do, then feel free to contact me for a chat or a ping-pong match*.
*If you can beat me, you'll be hired on the spot. Challenge accepted?
DRIVERS (THIS IS US)
- Continuous learning
- Simplifying complex solutions
- Problem solving
TURNOFFS (THIS ISN'T US)
- People who’re not open for innovation
- Monotonous work
- Doing something without knowing why