John Poppelaars is Senior Manager and Practice leader of the Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence unit of BearingPoint in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In this role John acts as senior advisor, analytics expert, programme manager and project leader. John is a specialist in the field of Analytics and Operations Research and a passionate proponent of its use as a key business enabler. Throughout his career, he has applied the business maxim of 'improving decision-making quality' to numerous projects across a myriad of industries and supported his clients to optimise their businesses with the best suitable analytics techniques.
During his consulting career John has been taking on roles as advisor, analytics expert, programme manager, process improvement consultant and project manager. John was awarded the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for this work on the development and enhancement of TNT Express' analytical capabilities which resulted in substantial savings.
John is an advisor to The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam Econometrics master programme, the Dutch Science Center Nemo and is regularly invited to guest lecture at various universities and conferences. Furthermore, he has created a blog titled, 'OR at Work', where he writes about the practical application of analytics in business.
John earned a Master's degree in Econometrics (1990) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands and is INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional.
The value of data is not a result from its size nor composition but from our ability to use it to change our decisions