Bart Van Der Vurst

till now

Partner Analytics

Today, Bart is Partner and leading the Microsoft team. His focus area is to guide organizations in translating their business needs & challenges into working tech-enabled solutions. In a world driven by technology (and buzzwords), his both business- and tech- background allow him to act as a translator for clients helping them understand and focus.

Bart hold a Master in Business Engineering with a specialization in Advanced Analytics. He has a professional track-record as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and at Jumia ( prior to NYSE listing) as Global Head of Data & Intelligence managing both BI analysts, BI tech and data science teams.

Bart joined element61 in 2016 and leads Delivery in the Microsoft team for Platform, BI, Data & ML Engineering. He works daily with Directors, BI managers and C-level management to clarify their current challenges and ambitions & define a hands-on roadmap trajectory for organizations to embrace Data & AI opportunities. He has taken up the role as Data Architect at multiple customers with complex structures (on data architecture, organizational and processes).

Bart is an expert in Microsoft Azure Cloud (certified), Databricks (certified) and related open-source tooling (Terraform, Python, Airflow, Delta, MLflow, etc.). He's hands-on technical experienced yet focuses today on supporting & coaching the experts at element61 and its customers.

In his free time, Bart loves to cook and finds his energy in spending time with friends and family. Bart is passionate about Italy and its red wine.