Welcome Yoren Lievens

Why did Yoren choose for Lytix?

During the job interviews with Sander, David and Wim, he really got the feeling there is a strong emphasis on the extension of knowledge in the different domains of data analytics. This was most appealing to him as his number one priority is learn a lot and adapt quickly to the world of business. Another important factor was the enthusiasm of all co-workers he met during video calls. They convinced him of the young and open work environment Lytix stands for and ensured him the support for newbies is of great quality.

 What did Yoren do before Lytix?

He recently graduated as a Business Engineer in Data Analytics at Ghent University, which gave him the technical basis he needed to take on the next challenge at Lytix. Moreover, he spent one semester studying in Tallinn (Estonia). This experience really improved the chameleon inside him and also strengthened his social skills on an international level.

What’s his favorite holiday destination?

He’s a real explorer when it comes to travelling. Almost every place on earth has its charm and that’s why he just adores to be on the road, whether it is by car, bike or on foot. This summer for instance, he made a bike tour around Belgium, rode with a campervan through Portugal and did a Grand Route in the Basque Country.

Welcome Jef Van den Dungen

Why did Jef choose for Lytix?

After a first meeting with Wim and David, he immediately noticed that Lytix is an open and fun place to work. With a lot of in-house knowledge, where sharing this knowledge is very important. The wide variety of different projects also appealed to him.

What did Jef do before Lytix?

He worked as a Business Intelligence consultant for different projects and clients. Here he has had the opportunity to learn a lot about the entire Microsoft BI stack,  going from the “old school” on premise topics to the latest technologies in the cloud.

What are your favorite things to do during the weekends?

During the weekend he likes to spend a few hours on his mountainbike or road bike, enjoying nature and being away from the hustle and bustle. After this he would love to have a nice dinner and a few drinks with friends or family.

 

Interview: Emma Willaert

How would you position the typical Lytix atmosphere?  

The atmosphere at Lytix and Cubis is very welcoming, easy and fun. We like to laugh and make a joke, but also know the time to get serious. 

While working at Lytix, I really experience a sense of encouragement to both learn and teach. Hence the value ‘knowledge sharing’ that is strongly promoted. This is not only the case in organised meetings, like monthly evening sessions or shorter sessions during lunch break, called ‘Bits & Bokes’. This happens also during work, when you have an issue or an assignment you do not feel comfortable or experienced enough about. There is always a colleague who already has this experience and is available for a short meeting and an explanation. Even in times when teleworking is standard, a helping hand is just a video call away. 

 

What was your nicest experience at Lytix?   

I started my first job at Lytix about 8 months ago now, and looking back at these past few months, I can see how much I have grown. This is already very nice to experience. Not only to see the growth in work experience or knowledge of the different tools and programs, but also in communication, planning, way of working… I think these months were great to experience altogether, to see this learning curve and to become more confident in what I do. This is thanks to the opportunities I get on projects: the chance to implement new things or try out new methods. It is worth getting out of your comfort zone sometimes and not always sticking to just what you know. 

What are your specialties?  

Recently I obtained the Microsoft certificate of Azure Data Engineer Associate. Working with the Azure cloud tools is something I am really interested in and very much like to spend time on. I still learn new things every day and simultaneously, these tools are improved with new features as well. Currently I work mostly with Azure Data Factory and all Azure services that go with it, like SQL server and Data Lake Storage. I think ADF is a really convenient ETL tool that can perform some cool and advanced activities. 

I am convinced that every company will make a shift from its on premise systems towards the cloud in the (near) future. It is a handy, secure and future-proof way of handling all your data in terms of storage, computation and costs. 

What was the nicest teambuilding activity that you ever did with Lytix?  

I had the chance to experience already two teambuilding activities with Lytix/Cubis, one that took place offline and the most recent one was online. Both activities were a lot of fun and really well organized, still I prefered the offline one.  

During the online teambuilding, we did an escape game to escape from lockdown and solve riddles from all around the world. Afterwards, we could discuss our virtual journey during an afterwork e-peritif. For the offline teambuilding, we went to Durbuy on a big adventure which included a via ferrata, zipline, freefall and so much more… We concluded the day with drinks and a delicious BBQ, which was the ideal setting to get to know the colleagues better. 

What is an ideal day off for you? 

An ideal day for me should start with having a generous brunch, preferably in the morning sun. Afterwards I would go on a long GR-walk together with some friends, in a beautiful piece of nature. At the end of our hike, we would arrive in a nice village and make a stop at an ice cream truck or cosy pub hidden around the corner. Finishing this ideal day with a warm bath to let the feet rest, a nice cup of tea and a feel good movie.  

Apparently, corona makes me enjoy the small things in life more. 😊 

Let’s meet!

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Upcoming TRAININGS 2020

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Evening Session: Power Platform Adoption Framework

We want you to attend!

Hello Power Platform enthusiasts! Lytix hosts the Power User Days Belgium night event on the 22nd of January. It will all be around the great Power Platform Adoption Framework. Make sure to tune in at this session on the 22th of January!

Are you an Adoption -, Change Management – or Governance Specialist, then this event is especially for you! If you’re none of those you’re also welcome.

As the Power Platform becomes more popular and organizations are starting to see the potential, so does the need to establish an Enterprise Power Platform Management, Governance and Adoption Strategy. In this meetup we will have 2 special guests: the team behind the Globally acknowledged “Power Platform Adoption Framework” (https://github.com/PowerPlatformAF/PowerPlatformAF ).

Andrew Welch – Founder and Architect #PowerPlatformAF
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewdwelch/

Lee M. Baker – Lead Contributor #PowerPlatformAF
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-m-baker/

The other Lead Contributors (who will not be joining us at this time) are:
Manuela Pichler – https://twitter.com/ManuelaPichler_
Keith Whatling – https://twitter.com/KeithWhatling
Lucy Alice Bourne – https://twitter.com/LucyAliceBourne

Thanks to their evangelizing efforts, organizations are starting to realize that without a clear strategy, Power Platform initiatives have a 90% chance of failing.

Come and learn first-hand from the experts!

The agenda will be as follows:
18:00 – 18:45 – Registration
18:45 – 19:00 – Welcome + Word from the Sponsor
19:00 – 20:00 – Power Platform Adoption Framework Part 1
20:00 – 21:00 – Power Platform Adoption Framework Part 2
21:00 – ….. – Networking + Drink

The event will take place in the Lytix offices: Leuvensesteenweg 350, 3190 Boortmeerbeek.

Register quickly, as there are limited seats available. If you are not able to make it, please de-register to allow those on the waiting-list to join.