Our Team

Meet the team

From Architecture design through DevOps to Data Engineering,
we are here to help.
Matthias Vallaey

Matthias is founder of Big Industries He has a strong track record in the IT-Services and Software Industry, working across many verticals. He is highly skilled at developing account relationships by bringing innovative solutions that exceeds customer expectations. In his role as Entrepreneur he is building partnerships with IT Vendors and introduces their technology where they bring most value.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep is technical lead and a highly motivated, enthusiastic and competent Big Data Architect & technical lead who has gained extensive experience architecting, implementing and operating large scale data processing solutions based on enterprise and emergent Big Data technologies. His expertise include designing, implementing and integrating data solutions with enterprise grade information security & robust IT governance systems.

Joris Billen

Joris comes from a computational/engineering background and is approaching 10 years of consultancy experience. His focus is on data engineering and he enjoys working at the intersection of the functional aspects of use cases and their implementation on innovative data platforms. 

He was part of the Big Industries team that laid the foundation for a data analytics platform on Azure for a major client in the auto industry. More recently he has been using Cloudera Hadoop in aviation and anti-fraud projects at EU Institutions and has been digging deeper into AWS. Outside of work he can be found biking, playing soccer and getting fresh air with his (expanding) family.

Sander Geijsen

Sander is a confirmed Data Engineer and Architect. He studied computer science at the University of Leuven with a speciality in Artificial Intelligence. Sander is a fast learner with a strong motivation to succeed. When he’s not developing advanced technology solutions for our customers, Sander can often be found on the football pitch, playing indoor and outdoor soccer.

Lennert Sadones

Lennert holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics – ICT with a specialization in Systems, Services & Security management. During his internship at Big Industries, Lennert acquired real world experience working with AWS. Lennert is professional, hard working and reliable with a strong motivation to succeed and learn.

Nikolai Vanstaen

Nikolai holds a Bachelor degree in Applied Informatics, option Systems and Networking from KDG in Antwerp. Nikolai has a passion for different aspects of Computer Science and also likes video editing. He was the winner of the Big Data contest organized by Big Industries during the Hack The Future hackathon in 2017. We are very happy to have Nikolai on board.

Thomas De Block

Thomas graduated from KDG in Antwerp as a professional Bachelor in Applied Informatics, option Systems and Networking. Thomas is very passionate about IT and sports, we could describe him as creative, flexible and very motivated. He was the winner of the Big Data contest organized by Big Industries during the Hack The Future hackathon in 2017. We are very happy to have Thomas on board.

Bhagavan Gajula

Bhagavan is a senior data professional with confirmed experience in Advanced Analytics, Data Lakehouse implementations, cloud transformations and data migrations. He is seen as trusted advisor and is able to translate business use cases into technical solutions that bring value to our clients.

Jonathan Bokungu
Jonathan Bokungu

Jonathan holds a Masters degree in Computer Science with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. In his role of IT consultant Jonathan implemented several data cleaning routines and built up experience with several Python technologies and data analysis frameworks such as Scala, Pandas and Spark. He is SAFe 5.0 certified and has a good knowledge of Lean Six Sigma. Jonathan is eager to learn and prefers working in an agile environment.

Iga Kowalska

Iga is a senior devops engineer, certified in Kubernetes and Azure technologies. She’s leveraging 10-years of experience in an international company, working in different phases of software delivery process. Iga gained clear end-to-end understanding of what it takes to deliver quick and top-quality to customers. A quick learner who gains energy from learning new skills. Enjoys troubleshooting and working within a team towards a common goal.

Srivatsan Sadagopan

Srivastan has a Master of Science in Software Systems and Data Warehousing. His passion for software development helped him to evolve his career from pure software testing to a lead developer role. Srivastan is a Big Data engineer with experience in developing data flow pipelines from data collection and processing to the production of data insights. He has a strong domain knowledge in Telecommunications

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Joanna Kiesiak

Joanna is a cheerful person with a business approach. Her interest in Data Engineering started with algorithms at the Data Science conference. Then, pursue a master's degree at Warsaw University of Technology in Computer Science and one year at KU Leuven Computer Science with an opt-in Artificial intelligence. Her previous experience as a data analyst is a valuable resource for explaining complex concepts skillfully.

I usually read books, play boarding games(my favourite one is SmashUp&Landlords) and watch formula 1 races in my free time.

Omanandan Manivasagam

Omanandan is a Data Engineer with over 9 years of successful experience in Software development and Testing. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the industry. Strengths in DWH concepts and developing Big Data applications backed by strong testing knowledge with a certificate in ISTQB.

Francine Anestis

My diploma thesis as well as my internship being on ETL, Analysis and Forecasting of Big Streaming Data, I am keen on learning more and immersing myself in Data Engineering and Data Space in general. Building data pipelines, using Kafka, databases and algorithms captivated me during my studies as Electrical and Computer Engineer and as a result I decided to dedicate myself on Data Engineering. I am very excited starting my learning and career path at Big Industries. Regarding my skills, if I had to choose one programming language and a platform, I would say that Python and Kafka are my strongest assets, but I am looking forward to extending that list. 

Morad Aoulad Abdenabi

Morad is known as an enthusiastic and reliable person and graduated as a professional Bachelor in Electronics-ICT.
He holds a big interest in Big Data which only grew even more during his internship at Big Industries. Developing himself and learning new skills will always be of importance to him. Outside IT, he likes to travel and fly his drone to capture cool sceneries.

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Ruben Laureys

Ruben is a young IT graduate with a bachelor degree in Information Management & Security, option Data Analytics at Thomas More Mechelen. He is interested in making businesses stronger by using data and technology to optimize the decision making processes. His goal is to become a bridge between business and IT. To succeed this goal he wants to learn more about Big Data. During his internship at Big Industries he got a taste off AWS and Datalakes. Now he continues his learning path as a Junior Consultant at Big Industries.

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Boris Ideler

Boris is a devoted Data Engineer with many years of IT industry experience. He has implemented data solutions from A to Z, including data pipelines, datawarehousing, visualizations ,dashboarding and advanced analytics using a broad range of technologies. He rejoices in successfully delivering projects. Currently he is working on adding AWS and Apache Kafka to his toolset. 

Muthiah Karuppiah

Muthiah is a Data Engineer with experience in developing data flow pipelines from data collection and processing to the production of data insights. A quick learner who gains energy from learning new skills. Recognised consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the industry.

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Andreia Negreira

In June 2023 Andreia joined the AI class at BeCode, where she found the perfect environment for a hands-on training, enhancing her problem-solving skills cultivated during her studies in Environmental Engineering and her master's in chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering. With experience in data integration, streaming, ETL design, and end-to-end data science pipelines, she is able to bring a fresh perspective and a constant passion for innovation to the tech world, fueled by her analytical and problem-solving skills developed throughout her career. 

As an intern at Big Industries, Andreia is highly motivated to leverage while learning her data engineering abilities to discern and analyze real business needs.

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Jutter Peeters

Jutter graduated from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) with a Master of Science in electronics – ICT Engineering Technology with a specialization in Networks.

During his internship he came into contact with Big Data and was inspired by it. Wanting to continue this journey he became a part of the Big Industries Team.

He acquired hands-on experience with AWS and he is very motivated to further advance his skill set.

In his spare time, he likes to travel, hike, read and play board games.

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