Portrait of Herman

Herman Groenbroek

AI Consultant
MSc. Artificial Intelligence


As a full-stack AI Engineer with a passion for creativity, I love to design and build innovative PoCs using the latest in AI. I develop practical end-to-end solutions in Python, and I am well-versed in DevOps and Agile Scrum methods. My strengths include effective communication and a strong desire to learn and share knowledge. When it comes to developing intelligent systems, you can count on me to deliver top-notch results.

Certified PSM-I | AZ-900 | AI-900.



07-2024 – present
AI Consultant @ Sopra Steria: At Sopra Steria Groningen, we see a growing demand for Data Science & AI. Together with management, I am the first to help establish this practice in the north. This involves staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in AI, teaching others about AI through workshops, developing PoCs for potential clients and communicating with business partners about potential ideas and expectations.

06-2022 – 06-2024
Data Scientist @ Sogeti: I worked in a diverse set of external and internal teams:
Infrastructure Engineer for the Ministry of Economic Affairs: at the Dutch national CSIRT I designed part of the infrastructure, developed IntelMQ bots, Docker containers and APIs.
Deployment Coordinator for Provincie Drenthe: for the 2023 provincial elections I coordinated the device rollout for Members of the States which includes planning, keeping stakeholders in the loop and teaching and supporting end users through TOPdesk.
Brain-Computer Interface for Sogeti: as a Scrum Master, Internship Supervisor and Data Scientist I helped research an ensemble model for a brain-computer interface that predicts actions from EEG data.
Back-end Development for Sogeti/Iederz: I helped research and develop a Flask REST API and MySQL database as Docker containers which I deployed to Azure cloud as a web app for helping Eritreans learn the Dutch language & culture.

11-2021 – 05-2022
AI Engineer @ Klippa: responsible for improving ID document recognition, object detection, address parsing and data structures. I made sure to document all model training parameters and repositories. My work led to significant improvements for ID document recognition.


Web Development – greenpants.net: to showcase my creativity and ability to learn quickly, I designed, developed and deployed greenpants.net using Figma, Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Gunicorn and Nginx, with blog.greenpants.net using Wordpress.

App Development – Monochrome: taking matters into my own hands, I developed and published a specialized Android camera app supporting Sony's proprietary camera framework with support for gesture controls.


2017 – 2021
Master of Science – Artificial Intelligence: I specialized in Computational Intelligence & Robotics and graduated with my thesis: "A Machine Learning approach to Automatic Language Identification of vocals in music".
University of Groningen

2013 – 2017
Bachelor of Science – Artificial Intelligence: I graduated with my thesis: "Improving natural image denoising using a multilayer perceptron".
University of Groningen