Our Team


Rob Gibbon

Rob is a technical solutions architect with hands on knowledge of Big Data system design, build and operation.
He is frequently involved in customer engagement, solution and product design, project management and of course running technical engineering teams.
Rob has gained his experience building solutions in varied domains with organisations ranging from upstart to blue chip and can understand and adapt to varied customer needs.


Matthias Vallaey

Matthias is founder of Big Industries and a Big Data Evangelist. 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 Big Data Vendors
and introduces their technology where they bring most value.

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.

Lennert Sadones

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.

Antony Roelands

Antony is a spontaneous, driven young graduate building a career in Big Data software development. Antony has a degree in Applied Informatics and is preparing now to get AWS and Cloudera Big Data Certifications. He will be working soon on customer projects building data pipelines in Big Data environments.


Sander Geijsen

Sander is a Hadoop Developer. He studied informatics at the University of Leuven with an option in Artificial Intelligence, and is now consolidating his skills at Big Industries. 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.

Iga Kowalska

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.

Joris Billen

Joris Billen

Joris is a computational engineer with a strong background in Applied Physics and Data Engineering.

Joris holds a Master Degree in Applied Physics Engineering an a PhD in Computational Science. At Big Industries he found an environment that fosters productive, collaborative teamwork to further expand his Big Data knowledge.

Liam De Lee

Liam De Lee

Liam is an enthousiastic, driven young graduate in Applied Informatics and passionate about new technologies.

Liam came on board as an intern and quickly realized that Big Industries is the place where he can fully develop his Big Data skills. He is a fast learner and is now specializing on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cloudera platform.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and competent Big Data Architect who has gained extensive experience architecting, implementing and operating large scale data processing solutions based on enterprise and emergent Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark etc…) for large customers in the telecommunications industry and other domains, including designing, implementing and integrating solutions with information security & IT governance systems.

Melih Koca

Melih got his BSc degree from the Anadolu University Computer Engineering department, ranking 1st of the department, and got his MSc degree from the Özyeğin University Computer Science department. In 2011 he founded Turkey’s first Big Data Company called Havooz. While working at Havooz he has completed several projects including the first governmental log processing platform in a telecommunications company, and Turkey’s first search engine service with the help of Hadoop, HBase, Solr cloud, Nutch and 138 servers.


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.


Shrikrishna Warkhedi


Shrikrishna obtained a Master in AI from KU Leuven with previous 3 years’ experience as a Software Engineer in an IT firm working on multiple projects. He has experience in working on various data projects from Big Data to Machine Learning in retail, finance and travel domains. Shrikrishna believes in values of collaboration, expertise and determination. He is passionate about learning new data skills and solving customer problems.