Niels van Weeren

Head of data science, Randstad

Niels van Weeren is the Global Head of Data Science at Randstad, leading an international and diverse team of data professionals.
Further, he is a lecturer at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), part of Leiden University.

At Randstad, Niels and his team are focusing on creating deep, fact-based insights into the dynamics of the major labour markets. This work is done by bringing together a multitude of data sources and applying machine learning techniques to derive new insights into subjects like supply and demand, matching, skilling, compensation, and skills taxonomies.

At LIACS, Niels is teaching marketing analytics and supervising master students in related thesis projects, including skills graphs and data ethics.

Niels holds a M.Sc. degree in astronomy and informatics from Leiden University.

Prior to Randstad, Niels has been working as a marketing intelligence systems lead for ING Bank and as an IT professional at KLM Royal Dutch Airline.

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