Evert has been active as researcher, consultant and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining for over 25 years. He was one of the key developers of a machine learning application to assess credit risk, started a data mining practice in Cap Gemini and was CTO of a successful AI startup. He subsequently joined the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to research self-learning robots that can adapt to new tasks and environments. Since early 2018, he has joined Deloitte as a senior manager with a keen focus on AI-enabled solutions that actually make a difference.