Welcome to the LARKinfoblog
Hello and welcome to our blog. LARKinfolab will start and maintain a new blog related to our areas of expertise: information, technology and design. We’re excited to tell you more about our field of work.
We are a data-driven company
We are a data-driven company: our services include data engineering, data analytics and data design. Our data engineers have extensive knowledge on databases. They make sure the right data is collected, processed and stored via a robust process. The data analysts’ goal is to empower people to make well informed decisions that make a difference to their business. We use Power BI tools such as Qlik Sense to provide these analytics. Ultimately, the designers create user interfaces and its interaction between data and decision makers. Well designed information engages the audience and improves its visual literacy, creating both aesthetically pleasing graphics and clarity for viewers.
A screencap of the De Groene Golf project. Real time data on all ships in the Netherlands is processed in cooperation with Trapps Wise.
We have worked on numerous exciting cases. De Groene Golf (The Green Wave) being the most recent. Initiated by Trapps Wise, the ultimate goal of the project involves developing an app to optimize traffic flows on waterways.
The project concerned predictive modelling in order to determine the ETA (estimated time of arrival) for boats within the Netherlands. Using this ETA, we can calculate the recommended speed for each boat in order to save fuel and reduce CO2 emission. We made sure to clean up the real time data and properly implement this data, as well as assisting in creating a graphic representation of the Dutch inland waterways.
In order to get the best ETA possible, – and by extension – a good speed advice, we are using a neural network. Together with Trapps Wise we have written the data in a form that allows us to start predicting ETA’s applying the neural network. The model currently uses historic data such as speed, ship type, location, path etc. However, eventually we strive to expand the data we are using by including weather data; historic, but also present weather data and forecasted weather data will be added.
We have a number of partners whose technologies we use in our everyday workflow: Alteryx, Qlik and Narrative Science Solution Provider. Read more about our partners.
We started our company in 2015. The founders have more than 25 years of experience in large organizations in a wide range of topics around data engineering and business analyses but also in running a commercial business and operation.
Our team has since grown to a divers bunch of data engineers, data scientists, business analysts and designers which all share a passion for building solutions for clients. Although we tackle all sorts of topics and businesses, we can build on our long experience in the financial industry to quickly add value in banking, asset management or pension fund cases.
What we do not like is having long meetings or wearing suits to work. We think creation comes from passionate professionals that work together in a healthy and supportive culture. By the way we are worried about the future of our planet so we strive to do what we can to minimize our footprint as a company and protect our environment.