Interview Jan Oeyen
Our data expert, Jan Oeyen, has been working for Cubis for 9 years and was there in the early years of our company.
That’s why we asked him a few questions to see how he has experienced the evolution.
HOW HAVE YOU SEEN CUBIS EVOLVE IN RECENT YEARS AND HOW DO YOU LOOK BACK ON IT?
I was fortunate to be in almost right from the start, so I saw Cubis evolving from a small company with just a group of guys into the top-notch team of data experts we are now. We’ve grown from a group with more or less the same profile into a relatively big company with different kinds of people. Guys and girls, young and old(er), experienced and just starting to discover the data analytics world. Expertise and knowledge domains can differ but without losing the core of the ‘early’ Cubis: Good, solid knowledge and enthusiasm.
I know from previous experiences that keeping a good vibe is a big challenge for any fast-growing company, and in my opinion, we’ve succeeded quite well at this!
CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT KIND OF WORK YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST FEW YEARS?
In the last few years, I’ve been working as a SAP BW Analyst/Developer. I usually work at the same company for a longer time period on several projects. The spectrum of tasks is quite diverse, ranging from analysis, development, report creation to end-user training.
HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCE TELEWORKING?
Teleworking itself is perfectly possible because my current assignment is an international company and I have colleagues all over the world working in different time zones. So work itself is not really linked to one physical office.
But teleworking still is a challenge because you lose the informal contact. Issues can sometimes be solved in a small coffee corner talk or accidentally passing someone in the hallway. We need to find other ways to do this.
Another thing about teleworking is the home situation which can be challenging as well. I can assure you that in holiday or lockdown period with 2 kids in the house a noise-canceling headphone sometimes can be a lifesaver
WHAT IS AN IDEAL DAY OFF FOR YOU?
An ideal day off starts with an early morning jog or bike ride. After this a nice breakfast and then some family activity.
In the evening go and eat in a local restaurant with family or friends.
WHAT’S ON TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I don’t really have a bucket list but the holy grail of any passionate sporter is to find a way to exercise without having injuries…
This is why I decided to take the opportunity of these special times to try a different approach on (multisport) training. As training without a goal is pointless the plan is to complete a half triathlon this year. Well not just finishing but knowing I did the best performance I could.
Chances are slim this will happen because all events are being canceled as we speak. But I will be ready anyway and in this case, the journey is more important than the destination!
THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF TRUST AND HARD WORK. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FURTHER CAREER AT CUBIS.