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Willem Pienaar
Singapore, Singapore


Google Cloud Platform

My Biography

Willem leads the Data Science Platform Team at GOJEK, the Southeast Asian super app. His main focus areas are building data and ML platforms, allowing organizations to scale machine learning and drive decision making. The GOJEK ML platform supports a wide variety of models that handle hundreds of million of orders every month. Models include recommendation systems, driver allocation, forecasting, anomaly detection, mapping, and more. Willem is a frequent speaker at technology events around the world. He has been invited to speak at conferences like Google Cloud Next, Spark+AI Summit, Strata Data Conference, DataEngConf, and many more. He is also a frequent speaker in Singapore and other Southeast Asian meetups. His talks focus mainly on productionizing machine learning and big data systems. In a previous life Willem founded and sold a networking startup, and also worked as a control systems engineer in heavy industry.