BI Knowledge Sharing was founded in 2006 by Henri Theuwissen and Nancy Croonen and offers Business Intelligence training and consulting services. Both Henri and Nancy have many years of experience in training services and more than 28 years and 15 years respectively, of experience working with BI tools such as SAS and SAP BusinessObjects.
BI Knowledge Sharing's philosophy and professional approach revolves around the sharing of their extensive knowledge to enable clients to get the most out of their BI tools and to optimise their own as well as their company's performance.
We strongly believe that it is important to follow continuous training and to maintain good relations with the software suppliers, in order to keep abreast of the latest developments in BI software. Below are a few examples to illustrate our commitment to this ethos:
Henri Theuwissen holds a degree in Civil Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (1980). He has been working in IT and in Business Intelligence since 1980.
He started his career as an Analyst/Coordinator, with experience in the fields of Human Resources, Travel Agency Services and Education.
Henri also worked for the Belgian office of SAS Institute as a Professional Services Manager (Consulting, Training, Sales Support, Hotline Support, Customer Service) and was involved in several training and (pre-sales) consulting projects.
He then became Managing Partner of a consulting company, offering services in BI projects, before he co-founded BI Knowledge Sharing in 2006.
Henri claims "It is an enormous advantage to have worked in all 3 areas of any given project: as a user, as a software provider and as a consultant and trainer. It allows you to think from 3 different angles and enables you to understand all the needs and priorities of all parties involved in a project."
Nancy Croonen holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Limburg and has been working in IT and in Business Intelligence since 1992.
Nancy started her career as a teacher of IT tools (mainly Microsoft) at the University of Limburg. Nancy then worked for the Belgian office of SAS Institute as Education Manager and was the European Coordinator of SAS certification.
Nancy then worked as a partner in a services company with a focus on training in SAS and SAP BusinessObjects before she became co-founder of BI Knowledge Sharing in 2006.
During her career in IT, Nancy has developed more than 20 courses.
Nancy claims: "A good trainer must be a combination of a teacher and a consultant. You need to have good didactic skills, be structured and have experience in real projects and not just theoretical knowledge. You need to find the best balance in what you explain: avoid diving into too many details, with the danger that you 'lose' your audience. You must also have a sufficient background to be able to provide meaningful input on any question, even outside the scope of the training"