CEO at DataStories / Director
‟Prescriptive analytics holds the key to achieving consistency, transparency and adaptability in an ever-changing marketplace. Solutions built upon prescriptive analytics will play a key role in industrial automation, driving not just optimisation across organisational processes, but empowering workers to unleash their potential across the value chain over coming decades.”
Katya has over 20 years of experience working with clients to improve assets and optimise performance by quickly interpreting data. She holds a PhD in predictive modelling and a PDEng in industrial mathematics, which she applies to the fields of AI, advanced machine learning, digitalisation and prescriptive analytics. Her company, DataStories, has been a part of Partners in Performance since 2021.
Katya is a member of Forbes Technology Council, advisor to the European Commission on innovation and material science, advisor to the Belgian government on AI, a registered industrial designer in the Netherlands and a guest lecturer at the University of Leuven (BE).
She works primarily in mining and metals, food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged goods and advanced machinery industries, where she helps clients understand and optimise KPIs to drive performance to new heights. She uses prescriptive modelling, Virtual Experts, yield and profitability improvements, data literacy, emissions reduction, and data and innovation programs to help streamline client operations and lock in profit improvements.
Katya’s mission is to modernise operations using advanced analytics and upskill teams to create data‑driven improvements aligned with business goals. By translating business problems into the realm of data science, applying system analysis and optimisation, Katya helps clients identify the weakest links and devise simple solutions to complex problems.