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Pieter Buteneers

Chief Technology Officer, Chatlayer

Pieter Buteneers is an industrial and ICT-electronics engineer. He started his career in academia, first as a PhD student and later as a postdoc, where he did research on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Brain Computer Interfaces and Epilepsy. He won the first prize in the biggest Deep Learning competition of 2015 together with a team machine learners from Ghent University: the National Data Science Bowl hosted on In the same year he gave a TEDx talk on Brain Computer Interfaces. In 2016, he finished his MBA at Flanders Business School. Currently he works as the CTO of, a platform that lets make chatbots that work for you.


Chatlayer is a platform to build high performing chatbots. It has custom built AI that outperforms the biggest players in the market for Natural Language Understanding and provides you with insights and advice on how to improve your chatbots.

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