Michiel Van Brusselen

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Senior Analytics Architect

Michiel van Brusselen is a highly skilled and experienced professional with a strong background in data engineering, Databricks, and product ownership, with a focus on process automation. He achieved a Master of Civil Engineering Technology - specialization in construction - from the University of Antwerp in 2017.

In his final master's year, Michiel worked as a structural engineer at Planet Engineering in Brasschaat, where he completed his master's thesis on the automation of a slurry wall calculation using Python and REST API calls. He also gained experience in data analysis and visualization through a project investigating and optimizing the energy balance of a house in Power BI and the Azure data platform.

After completing his studies, Michiel began his career as a Junior Data Scientist at Cropland. In this role, he performed various tasks related to data management, including maintaining data quality and conducting ETL actions on data sources. He also developed analyses in Python using Azure Databricks and Jupyter.

Motivated by his work in data management and ETL, Michiel chose to pursue a career in Microsoft Analytics and joined element61 in 2020. During his first months with the company, he was involved in the migration of an on-premise data warehouse solution to the Azure cloud, where he automated Azure Data Factory pipelines and utilized CI/CD principles with ARM templates in Azure DevOps. He also obtained certification as an Azure Data Engineer Associate.

In addition to his technical skills, Michiel has proven expertise as a Product Owner, with a strong ability to define product vision and strategy and to lead cross-functional teams towards the achievement of common goals. He has a track record of delivering high-quality products on time and has conducted market research and analyzed customer feedback to inform product development. With his strong foundation in data engineering, Databricks, and product ownership, coupled with his focus on process automation, Michiel is a valuable asset to any team seeking to leverage the power of Azure and drive efficiency through process automation.