Pieter-Jan Beckers holds a professional bachelor degree in Applied Computer Science from the Antwerp University College. Since obtaining his degree in 2011, he has been active in both in Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management-projects.
He began his career as an intern at Cronos in 2011, where he developed a cloud bi platform for KMO clients using Microstrategy, Pentaho and PostgreSQL. After his internship, he continued working for Cronos. Pieter-Jan focused on MicroStrategy, in which he holds certifications and was involved in hands-on work at clients in Pharma, Retail and Energy. Pieter-Jan and his team also received the Vision Award for Business Impact in 2012.
In mid 2014, he made the switch to the Information Management & Analytics team at Deloitte Belgium. He specialized in the IBM Cognos BI suite and mid 2015 added IBM Cognos TM1 to his skill set. During his stay at Deloitte he gained several certificates in this technology and hands-on experience on projects such as the Local Police of Antwerp, Digipolis, Umicore and Tenneco. Next to implementations of CPM solutions, Pieter-Jan also broadened his hands-on experience in Business Analytics and got skilled as SQL Server SSIS developer. Adding this to his skillset made him a more complete & all round Business Analytics Consultant. Over the last two years, Pieter-Jan implemented various TM1 (Planning Analytics) solutions (eg. P&L, Cashflow, Volume & Price Planning and Budget Allocation Planning). He managed these project from start (analysis and design) to implementation (development, go-life) as a Senior Performance Management Architect.
In his career to date, Pieter-Jan has taken on various roles on projects going from user-requirements gathering to front-end BI reporting and CPM application development, always delivering high quality solutions.
In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and friends, killing his legs during cycling and some occasional swimming competitions.