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.

IABAC® is the world’s first and largest registered body for global data science and business analytics certifications. IABAC® issued 20,000+ assessment-based certifications for professionals and organisations across the world as on 2020.

We are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of the International Institute for Information Security (IIFIS) by the International Association of Business Analytics Certifications (IABAC). This strategic move reinforces our commitment to advancing information security and presents an exciting opportunity for professionals to propel their careers to new heights.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be the leading professional body, accelerating adaption of data science and related technologies by organizations, 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 : Institutions, Corporates, Universities & Colleges and Government bodies across the globe
  • 3. Enabling data science education institutes to provide high quality industry aligned data science coaching Authorized Training Providers program
  • 4. certifying the data science competence level (fit for purpose) of individual professionals through rigorous assessment at various levels based on IABAC® Credentialing framework.

Our Advisory Board Members


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.


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


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.

Our Eminent Speakers


Gretchen Stewart

Chief Data Scientist - Intel Public Sector


Hema Chamraj

Business Leader| Health and LifeSciences| Responsible AI


Anshul Sonak

Global Director


Kaushik Murali

President Medical Administration Sankara Eye Foundation India


Jagadish Mahendran

Principal Engineer


Kalyan Sivasailam

Co-Founder @ 5C Network: