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.
In all things, balance.
When it comes to never having enough of anything, Ian knows what he’s talking about. As a hybrid web-mobile-developer-designer he compliments the team by helping out wherever he’s needed to make sure that one funny cat video doesn’t make it into the final release. When he’s not working he’s probably sipping a cup of tea enjoying a good game while his cats alternate between attacking the keyboard, his hands and his feet.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one
Marie-José Smulders is the overall administrative coordinator of our office. Her strong points are organizing and planning. As a real ENFJ she is focused on understanding, supporting and encouraging our team. She acts like a Pilot for the consultants and ensures that everything at the office Flows smoothly. At home she manages the household including her husband, two twins (four teenagers!) and a little farm. She recharges and empowers herself physically and mentally by practicing Pump, Jogging and Zumba.
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live
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.
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.
Comfort zones are for sleeping
Junior iOS Developer
Mathias is enthusiastic about everything that revolves around Apple. Which makes him an ideal iOS developer. Striving towards a more connected future he likes to play with new technologies like IoT. In his spare time he’s a photographer and likes to spend time snowboarding, travelling, listening to music and feeding his army of cats.
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.
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?
Get comfortable with the uncomfortable
Lisa De Bontridder
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.
Optimism is a moral duty!
Jan Van de Poel
Jan has a passion for business and technology. He is an all-round optimist with a critical view on things, in a “Hey, let’s look at this thing from every angle” kinda way. His personality brings some much needed down-to-earthness to the management team. Jan is an avid runner and reader.
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.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't. You're right
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.
To infinity and beyond!
Tim’s found his love for mobile during his internship in Finland where he developed a J2ME app for bus schedules. From then on, the symbiosis between user interfaces, location-awareness and networking really bit him and finally led him to join the team of Flow Pilots. Outside of work, Tim loves travelling and good food, as well as photography and electronic music. Always in for talks over a nice cup of coffee!
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Kimberly Gysbrechts Segers
An MBTI test confirmed some of Kimberly’s characteristics: “An ESFP is definitely a spontaneous, optimistic individual. They love people and new experiences”. She had a strong passion for mobile development and always wants to be up-to-date with the latest technology. If she wants to clear her mind you can find her in the gym practicing Yoga and Griit.
I thought of that while riding my bike.
Wim ’s different shades of grey hair bring in a good amount of experience from a wide variety of technologies, customers and solutions. His ambition is to bridge the needs and dreams of his clients with the innovative thinking and coding mindset of his colleagues. Just be aware of his dry sense of humor.
You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it
Filipe Lobo Del Monte
Always looking for new challenges, Filipe left Brazil to join the Flow Pilots team bringing a lot of enthusiasm with him. With his passion for programming and disposition to learn new things, Filipe helps the team on the development field. When he is not working, you can easily find him experiencing the wonderful things that Belgium has to offer.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Kéké is driven by the urge to constantly further himself and his environment. Either by delivering great software or being an
excellent dad. The goal is the same, improve himself and by doing so improve others around him.
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you never know whether or not they are genuine
Tim has a scientific mind and a great passion for technology. His interest in mobile started when the first rumors of the iPhone started to emerge ten years ago. When it comes to mobile solutions, Tim likes to shape the product from inception to delivery and make sure the client is satisfied along the way. To relax, he reads comics, listens to podcasts and watches tv series. One of the areas for improvement for Tim is writing about himself.
It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
Birgit Van Keer
The urge to create stuff is always present in her mind, on the job she uses this urge to create awesome iOS applications. After hours she likes to create jewelry, clothing and goes on phototours with her husband-photographer.
Palm Vx: Best. PDA. Ever!
Managing partner and co-founder
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.
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.
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.