Data touches every aspect of an organization. Working as a data management consultant therefore means getting to know the inner machinery of a business. Which is why this job never gets boring, according to Kapernikov consultant Nils Steyaert.
Data management consultancy might seem like a technical, specialized endeavor, but the questions that Nils Steyaert is trying to answer for his customers sound remarkably simple. What is the value of our data? How do we create and manage it? How do we make sure our data is accurate and qualitative, so it can help improve our processes?
Turning data into value
Nils started freelancing for Kapernikov in 2016 and has since worked for well-known utility companies, such as Elia, Infrabel and Fluxys. Next to master data management, Nils also helps customers with data visualization and data governance.
“I joined Kapernikov, because it allowed me to grow as a professional and get better at my niche, which is data management in an engineering environment,” says Nils. “Other than that, Kapernikov is a great company to work for and it has a very unique approach to doing business.”
I work with many people from various backgrounds, from people on the work floor to upper management.
“Kapernikov is a small, but ambitious company that doesn’t take itself too seriously. And it’s very family-minded, which is quite rare in the consultancy world,” says Nils.
Flexible hours, training during office hours, a preference for vegetarian restaurants, and avoiding transportation by car as much as possible. It’s clear that Kapernikov does not always follow the beaten path.
“Other companies have followed suit in this, but Kapernikov was one of the first Belgian companies to stimulate greener modes of transportation with its employees.”
Data is fun
“In my job as a data management consultant, I have the opportunity to work with many people from various backgrounds, from people on the work floor to upper management. This makes it very interesting,” says Nils.
“Data is everywhere in a company. My mission is to enable company data, so organizations can do something valuable with it. It’s a fun job. Data management allows you to learn the ins and outs of a company, which is why it never gets boring.”