At Flow Pilots, we believe that the smart use of smart digital technologies will be a keydriver in the success of modern companies. That is why we don’t just develop apps. We carefully design, build, deploy and manage the digital tools that help our customers increase revenues, decrease costs or bring freedom and flexibility to their employees.
Therefore, our methodology is not limited to software development only, but covers the whole track from business case over concept, design, development, deployment and management of the applications. From an agile project perspective, we monitor the balance between flexibility and permanent commitment on a finished result.
Flow Pilots is a Belgian company, founded in 2011 and specialized in the development of user-centric and mobile applications. In our team we bring together creative, technical and business people. The combination of flexible and creative thinking with a professional approach created the perfect recipe why companies and organizations like Assuralia, Soudal, Belfius, Westtoer, Axa, Agfa, Janssen Cilag and BNP Paribas choose Flow Pilots as their mobile partner.
Great minds think alike but fools rarely differ
Thierry Van Craen
Educated to be a designer, born to be a pitcher. Combine this with being a morning person as well as a night owl, Thierry will try day and night to help customers find a solution to help solve their (un)known problems. When you’re looking for him outside of the office, you can find him where they have the best spareribs.
We are not a lemonade stand, never use Comic Sans MS
Dewi Van De Vyver
Dewi has always had a thing for technology. That she would end up the midst developers was only a matter of time. Although not developing herself, she loves to make future driven projects come true with respect to deadlines and budget. Her love for graphic design adds extra value to the team as she can assess and communicate well the work of UI/UX designers. The love for her two little boys keeps her literally running for miles and miles.
If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life.
Junior Office Manager
Curious by nature, Martyna decided to study Journalism. She loves to explore new things, so she could never imagine herself sitting on the couch watching tv every evening. There is so much you can do out there, meet new people, go to art galleries or enjoy a new band in town. Her work attitude is similar to her attitude in general, do as much as possible and try to be the best you can be. Step out of your comfort zone and great things will happen.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Brent Van Vosselen
Brent was fascinated from a young age by technology. He decided to pursue this interest and started to learn how to program. Now he is working as a Mobile Developer at Flow Pilots. In the meanwhile he also developed a passion for fitness. So when he’s not programming or hanging out with his friends, you’re most likely to find him in the gym.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense
Programmer and guitarist in one. Bart grew up interested in technology, collecting every piece of hardware he could find and picking up programming along the way. But of course no man can live just behind a screen. He found his passion in guitar since 2003. When he’s not pulling off awesome riffs you can find him on the couch with his dog while reading a good book.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating
In the past Johan has been working as a developer on a variety of IT projects for different clients that are active in banking, telecom, public, transport and education sector. With his previous working experience he decided to shift his career towards a more coordinative role as a project manager. Johan is passionate about digital gadgets and likes to experiment with new technologies. In good weather conditions, you might spot him on his electric skateboard. In bad weather conditions you might find him wandering in VR space.
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.
DevOps Engineer / Back-end Developer
Johan is a person who’s driven in solving problems by creating new solutions. Using both his knowledge in programming and system engineering he’s able to develop, deploy and maintain different solutions.
In regards to his personality he’s a person who’s calm, loyal and trustworthy.
In his spare time he also creates music, enjoys nature and hanging out with friends. He is also your man to go for movie trivia.
Get comfortable with the uncomfortable
Lisa likes to challenge herself by stepping out of her comfort zone when designing. She’s always trying to learn something new with every design she makes. She enjoys researching the best possible way to translate a problem into a fully functioning design that supports the contents of the app. After hours you’ll probably find her behind her sewing machine or in case she needs to clear her mind in a bar or good restaurant.
Programming is thinking, not typing
Stijn started his career a scientific researcher, and soon discovered that process of research and development have a lot of similarities. For him the beauty of writing code is in the expression of an idea and realising that your code is only as good as the assumptions you made. When he is not behind his keyboard, he loves to spend time with friends, enjoy a great cup of coffee, and debate about all sorts of things.
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live
Senior Backend/Cloud developer
Gert is not your average code-monkey. With his passion for quality code, UI, UX and customer satisfaction, he loves building apps that stand out from the crowd. As a strong believer of the “New” Microsoft, Gert mainly focuses on Windows Phone and Windows Apps.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Business Development Manager
As a Business Development Manager, Brigitte keeps a close eye on trends and developments on the smart city market to identify new opportunities. In order to realize the expansion of the smart city business, Brigitte has direct contact with existing and new local government customers.
Palm Vx: Best. PDA. Ever!
Koen is driven by customer satisfaction. He gets his kicks from projects that have a significant impact on the customer’s day-to-day business. With over 10 years of experience in mobile and an MBA in entrepreneurship, it was only a matter of time before he would co-found this company.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Ricardo Gonzalez Gallego
Ricardo’s interest in digital project management was triggered while working as an interaction developer. He realized that he wanted to be involved in the entire process of creating digital products. From exploring the customer’s journey to defining an execution plan and delivering the final project. If not at work or at the coffee machine, you’ll find him on the streets taking pictures or travelling around the world with his camera.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't. You're right
Senior Mobile Developer
Fascinated by the possibilities of new technology, Michiel fell in love with the creation process that goes hand in hand with developing for innovative media. After several years working abroad he returned to Belgium, reinforcing the Flow Pilots team with Windows development. Next to developing, Michiel busies himself with squash, reading and good food.
A place for everything, and everything in its place
Back end developer
Jimmy has a background in automotive but switched his career to software development. He likes to write clean and efficient code. His free time is mostly spent playing with his kids, watching and practicing sports and learning new software development patterns and practices.
It’s all about the Customer.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up
Karthick is a flexible guy who tries to deliver things perfect. Loves to explore new things in the field of testing and in real life as well. Whatever the situation be, he strives to handle the situation with ease. Out of work he makes himself refreshed by hanging out with his friends or go on a short ride in his bike.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
You know that person in your group of friends who is always planning something but maybe gets a little too overexcited about it sometimes? Well, that’s Selin. Selin has always had a thing for business and choose to be an analist because it gives her the opportunity to connect with people on a daily basis. On her days off, you’ll either find Selin spending time with her friends and family or exploring new adventures.
Designing is really about solving problems
As a product designer Jelle loves translating ideas and human interactions into a clear digital language. His background in typography helps him create clean looking, readable web & mobile applications with all the information in the right place. Finding simple and functional solutions for user experience is what gratifies him the most.
Progress comes to those who train and train. Reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.
Back end developer
When he’s not unravelling API’s you can find him in the dojo to practice a very different but equally challenging skillset, or in the garden, to find inner peace.
Once the impossible becomes possible, that opens the floodgates of human imagination.
As a PM, Wouter has a no-nonsense approach. He believes that doing the right things for the right reasons, anywhere, will result in the best possible product for his client but also helps strengthen the collaborative relationship between a client and Flow Pilots. For him, there isn’t an idea too crazy to discuss but when push comes to shove, clear decisions need to be made together to achieve the projects’ goals.
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live
For now, he is a young developer who wants to learn as much as possible about developing. And after that, he might become a hat salesman.
I don't care if it works on your machine! We are not shipping your machine!
Marcellino van Hecke
Always interested in the latest technologies and advancements concerning ICT. Marcellino is a no-nonsense and straight to the point guy. He loves to take on a challenge on the job and in the gym.
Dare to be honest and fear no labour
Just as many of his colleagues Jelle is passionate about technology, innovation, and customer experience. Amidst all the combined passion and enthusiasm of the team, he makes sure to guard one key aspect in living up to our clients’ expectations: “What does our client need, want, and wish for?”.
To ease his mind, there is nothing that can top a long bicycle ride in good company.
Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things
The interest in computers started at the age of 9 when Rick got his first computer from his dad. From that moment on he fell in love with computers. At a later age the interest in programming grew and continues to this day. Other than working, he loves cycling and practices Jiu Jitsu.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
Rooted in West-Flanders he is the impersonation of Flemish modesty. Good food, good beer and the company of his loved ones, what more does a man need… As a sublime developer, he’ll take on whatever job is handed to him. As father of 2 children he can’t wait to start teaching them all about code. Succession assured?
Anyone can be good, but awesome takes teamwork.
Dries is the kind of guy who builds a robot helicopter with laser vision just for fun. Never short of ideas, the thought of being part of the future is what pushes him every day. Dries complements the team with an entrepreneurial mindset and the desire to execute.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
As a young man, Christophe was always fascinated by video games, and his curiosity on how they were made led him down the road of programming. Since his first encounter with Xamarin, he knew he wanted to specialise himself in mobile development and be at the forefront of this technological revolution. In his free time, he loves to read books, watch great movies and having a drink with friends.
Making mistakes is something everyone does. Learning from them is not
From a young age, Raimo was always interested in anything that had to do with computers. He then discovered programming, quickly fell in love with it and ultimately resulting in an enormous interest for mobile development. In his leisure time, Raimo is an avid gamer and an Esports enthusiast, but you can also find him working out in the gym quite often
Clients do not come first, employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients.
A fascination for humans led Anique to the field of Human Resources. For a reason she does not know yet, she is attracted to young, growing Technical Development Companies, where she brings a warm and authentic HR guidance for team and management. Having the luck of doing a job where she can ask how colleagues are really doing, she supports them in their personal growth and she strengthens the organization in building a people valued culture. Outside of her work she finds her vitamins in nature running and yoga, which enable her to combine her passion for her job with the love for her family.
Knowledge speaks, but Wisdom listens
Programming is more than writing lines of code for Mattias. It is a passion which keeps him busy night and day. When he’s not behind his computer you can find him reading a book, in the gym or playing some music.
I don’t have the patience to be a non-creator.