Meet Justin, Datavillage's full-stack developer

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Datavillage Sep 03, 2021
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Can you please introduce yourself and tell us more about your background ?

I am Justin Sirjacques, a fullstack software engineer with a master degree in IT. A few years ago, I started my professional journey as consultant for one of the automotive’s market leaders. I have been involved in many projects focused on customers and personalised services offered by the brand. I also had the chance, within this company, to go through multiple departments, meet a lot of experienced people and identify my professional goals/values.

What is your role at Datavillage ?

At Datavillage, I was initially involved in the micro services development and their integration in the product line. For the last months, my role has been more vertically spread, I am now involved in a lot of decisions, from architecture choices to some end-users applications development. Together with Philippe Duschene, we try to have a really lightweight technology stack and we try to facilitate integration for new clients with our off-the-shelf solution.

Give us your predictions, what do you think technology will be in the next 10 years and what are the challenges of today ?

The move to cloud computing is the number one technology shift of the last decade. However, centralising data that often goes in pair with cloud computing is coming to an end.

In Europe, with the help of GDPR, I think that data decentralisation will keep going and be adopted by a lot of organisations in the near future. I am indeed convinced that data decentralisation is one of the keys to reduce the endeavour to meet these new European requirements.

New regulations aren’t the only cause of data decentralisation, it also has a lot of benefits: it answers complex technical requirements, it allows data sharing between personalised services providers and it brings control back in the hands of end-users.

One of the challenges for organisations based on decentralised data will be to have the end-users at the core of everything and they will have to depend on them for accessing, storing and exploiting data for which they won’t have any control anymore.

Why have you chosen to work with Datavillage ?

At Datavillage, we deeply believe that personal data decentralisation, with people in control of it, is the answer to the data privacy challenges of today. Datavillage made the bet that a user-centric ecosystem based on data decentralisation will be able to bring values to clients. As this revolutionary user-centric belief convinced me, I didn’t hesitate to join the Datavillage’s ship!

According to you, what is the number one challenge of digitized organizations today ?

Organisations are facing a lot of difficulties to comply with personal european data regulations (GDPR). Centralized data storage in a single warehouse is becoming more and more complex to manage. Organisations and more specifically small organisations will need an optimised and simpler way of storing, maintaining and taking advantage of personal data.

On top of that, personalised services providers will not be able to provide suitable services only based on their own collected personal data. Sharing data among organisations will be one of the keys to maintain quality among their services.

These two big challenges can find an answer in data decentralisation!


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