About Us

The International Association for Business Analytics Certification (IABAC™) is a Globally Recognized Professional Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the field of applied Data Science and Business Analytics.

IABAC™ founding principles are based on Edison Data Science Framework (EDSF), an European commission initiative in the year 2015, to align data science skills to industry requirements. IABAC was founded in 2017 as Netherlands B.V (equivalent of English Private Limited), under the leadership of Mr. Hans Volkers.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be the leading professional body, accelerating adaption of data science and related technologies by organisations, academia and individual professionals aligned with changing industry requirements

Our mission is to achieve the vision through :

  • 1. Aggregating best practices from industry and publishing in Data Science Body of Knowledge
  • 2. Building network of partners : Registered education partners (REPs), Corporates, Universities & Colleges and Government bodies across the globe
  • 3. Enabling data science education institutes to provide high quality industry aligned data science coaching through Registered Education Partner (REP) program
  • 4. As Exam body, certifying the data science competence level (fit for purpose) of individual professionals through rigourous assessment at various levels

Our Leadership Team

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Hans Volkers

Founder - Managing Director

Hans Volkers is an verterian Technologist, who managed large scale European commision innovation projects as a program manager with Logica B.V.

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Jos Bel

Director Strategy

Jos is an AI evangalist and strategy consultant for AI solutions in Europe and UK. Jos specialises about bringing AI and RPA to business. Jos is a licensed pilot and loves exploring the world

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Suzanne Meyer

Member - Advisory Board

Suzanne is an Irish, having studied in Germany, Switzerland, France and Singapore. She played a key senior management roles in business transformation of commerce bank, Germany.