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.


Jeroen Mordijck

Jeroen completed his master’s degree in “Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence” with a thesis about injury prediction in professional football. The great results spiked his interest for Data Science and Jeroen continued to work in this field during several other Data Mining projects. Big Industries is now guiding Jeroen with his development of Big Data skills to raise his Data Science capabilities to the next level.

Thomas Nys

Thomas is a software engineer with a passion for ops, data and everything in between. He has taken on the role of Big Data Engineer and presents pragmatic solutions for real data problems, always focusing on business value. At Big Industries, Thomas has found an exciting company that needs people with a broad skill set to help deliver enterprise-grade data-solutions. In his free time, Thomas is organizer of the Ghent Kubernetes Meetup


Ron Vanderhoydonks

Ron is a professional Dev Ops IT consultant with several years of experience and a recent focus on big data and data integration. He has a strong background working with various server environments, database management (mongoDB,SQL) and scripting languages. Big industries is now helping him expand his interest in new technologies with a training in the ways of Hadoop.

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.

Hamed Borhani

Hamed Borhani

Hamed completed a BSc in Computer Engineering at Qom University of Technology in Iran and a MSc in Bioinformatics at KUL, Belgium. Hamed is interested in proteomics and transcriptomics data analysis, big data integration, analytics and visualization, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining.

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.

Stefanie Rotthier

Stefanie is our very own Talent Acquisition Specialist. She loves meeting new people and has a low-key addiction to coffee.

Interested in knowing more about our job opportunities? Reach out to Stefanie and she will delight in telling you all about working in Belgian’s finest Big Data team – over coffee of course ; )

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.

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.

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.