Ingrid and Jan joined forced around a shared belief that cross-platform data aggregation is the most efficient solution to unlock data’s usefulness and gain a dynamic understanding of any given situation in any given context.
Ingrid developed a passion for building & developing online businesses as CMO at Wolters Kluwer Transport Services and later on as COO of Immoweb. In 2012, Ingrid co-founded WFMC, a marketing consultancy company. It was at WFMC that DataScouts, the Ecosystem Intelligence platform, was conceptualized.
As a student, Jan was already active in Open Knowledge Belgium, developing an open source, open data publishing tool. After he graduated, Jan co-founded We Open Data which has completed numerous Open Data and Linked Open Data projects for the public and private sector.
Jan and Ingrid joined the business activities of DataScouts and We Open Data and share the ambition to build a team of ambitious professionals combining profound knowledge of (big/semantic) data technologies with a strong business acumen and affinity for open data and collaborative business models.
Our office is based in Gent. Since its incorporation, Thomas joined as our first SW developer, adding front end and design skills to the team. Bram joined as our second back end developer. Koen manages all marketing activities. Bart supports the Management Team in terms of business administration.