Frans Cronje

CEO at DataProphet


Frans is the CEO and Co-founder of DataProphet. Since founding DataProphet in 2014, Frans has continually worked to highlight the real value machine learning technology can, and should, offer manufacturers, and regularly speaks at AI industry workshops and events. He currently leads a forty-strong team of mathematicians, statisticians, and datascientists who have made it their mission to help manufacturers reach their Smart Factory ambitions. Prior to DataProphet, Frans was the Head Statistics Tutor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and worked as a consultant for Bain Consulting. Frans has been named one of Fast Company SA’s top 20 industry leaders under 30. He holds a Masters in Statistics with Distinction and Bachelor of Business Science Honors in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town.