Our Communities

Being passionate about your job is the key to professional and personal evolution. We encourage passionate engagement by giving you the opportunity to become a vital part of one of our communities, or even to start your own!

Security

Security Community

“True cybersecurity is preparing for what’s next, not what was last” – Neil Rerup

Cybersecurity is a rising concern for our customer and our security community is growing accordingly. The best way to improve our security offering is to allow direct contact between our customers and the people who create them – you. As part of our community, you can make contributions in the form of creating solutions, engineering customer-oriented products with consultants from other areas, and influencing our expertise positioning. On the personal development side, you get access to regular training and can earn certifications to stay up to date in the constantly evolving world of cybersecurity.

Security Community Scope

Our community brings together passionate people focusing on two main areas:

  • Security Intelligence, which is about gaining insight into the security of an entire organization’s IT environment in order to find ways to improve its resiliency.
  • Security Awareness, which is about empowering employees with the knowledge and skills they need to keep their companies safe from cyber attacks.

Regardless of their level of experience and expertise, every member of the community has the chance to discuss, share knowledge, and offer tips and tricks to help others. Senior members of the community additionally have the chance to build, consolidate and lead training and mentoring programs.

What does our community look like in real life?

Who can explain it better than our members themselves?

“I created the first Security Talks last year to both share knowledge with my cybersecurity peers and spread the basics of my expertise with my non-technical colleagues. I conducted a workshop for the French teams on penetration testing and ethical hacking to introduce my activities as a penetration tester, the different types of attacks, tools that we use at our clients, as well as good practices to keep away from real black hat hackers. I also had the pleasure to introduce my fellow pentesters to the Bash Bunny, the world’s most advanced USB attack platform and explained how to use it. It was an incredibly rich and rewarding experience on both sides. I am passionate about my job, I love being able to share and learn and the Positive Thinking Company allows me to do just that.” -Kevin, Brussels.

“My role doesn’t stop at being a consultant: I have integrated the Security Community soon after my arrival at the Positive Thinking Company to help build solutions. My domain of expertise lies originally in governance risk compliance but I was keen on extending it to security awareness. Together with the Domain Leaders and consultants of other countries, we created a security game from scratch. To create a more impactful experience we decided to bring in virtual reality. I was then involved with experts in XR/VR to design and optimize the game scenario. The other interesting part was to work on the physical escape game. We imagined all the building blocks of it: storytelling, storyboard, challenges, gameflow, objects, level variations, etc. After creating it, we tested it and worked on supporting documents to introduce our innovative approach to customers, which they ended up loving. The making of the solution would have never been possible without the collaboration of the community. We are continuously working on improving it, bringing in modules and features based on the feedback of our client, making it a fun, co-constructed solution that solves real organization problems. ” – Samuel, Geneva.

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Project Services

Project Management & Business Analysis Community

“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” — Joy Gumz

Project management and business analytics are essential for the success of projects. This is the knot that ties off all the threads.

Our community has been gathering various experts with certifications and competences in multi-functional areas such as PMI, IPMA, SCRUM, CCBA, and CPRE.

Together we’re creating a multicultural domain with intensive knowledge and diverse experience in different areas and branches. We are able to perform different roles such as project managers, project controllers, business analysts, test managers and so on. We’re looking forward to having you join us and enrich our portfolio.

Project Management & Business Analysis Community Scope

Our community brings together passionate people focusing on four main areas: 

  • Project and program management (classic/ agile/ hybrid)
  • Project management office (PMO) and project controlling
  • Test management, from strategy to execution
  • Requirements engineering and business analysis

Regardless of their level of experience and expertise, every member of the community has the chance to discuss, share knowledge, and offer tips and tricks to help others. Senior members of the community additionally have the chance to build, consolidate and lead training and mentoring programs.

What does our community look like in real life?

Who could explain it better than our own members?

“For 4 years, I’ve been working for PTC now. I gained a lot of  experience working as Project Manager in the banking industry doing international rollout projects. Markets from all over the world have been involved. I enjoyed working for the customer and getting to know the classic project approach. In addition, I got my certification as Scrum Master and do internal Scrum training courses to prepare my colleagues for the agile work environment.”   – Frederike, Berlin

“As a business analyst at PTC, I have not only gained exciting project experience but also had plenty of opportunities to develop my own concepts and make them come true: I am responsible for the whole requirements engineering process of my project at a huge enterprise; I have created the guideline for business specifications and published it on our website; I have developed a coaching program for our area and have been applying it to new colleagues… Our community has just the right culture to encourage new ideas and promote knowledge sharing. It is fantastic to be able to gather so many cool people who share the same interests!” – Zhaoxi, Freiburg

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Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation Community

Stay head of Gartner’s #1 strategic technology trend in 2020!

Hyperautomation has emerged as THE technology trend of the future. This combination of advanced technologies enables companies to automate complex business processes and radically facilitates the work of their employees by strengthening digital workplaces.

The emerging intelligence of these next-generation software robots seems unlimited, bringing with it immense possibility. From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) through RPA, DPA, OCR, process mining and more – this is a constantly evolving field and nobody can predict what its limit will be!

These fascinating technologies are driving continuous progress among our community of developers and users who share feedback, approaches and visions on a daily basis.

Hyperautomation Community Scope

Our community brings together passionate people focusing on four main areas:

  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for the design of software robots to automate business processes
  • Digital Process Automation (DPA) to identify, manage, monitor and optimize the processes inside organizations
  • Content Services which is all about document management and how to handle content efficiently within organizations
  • Evolution and investigating the possibilities of hyperautomation in order to anticipate the future trends and needs of our clients

Regardless of their level of experience and expertise, every member of the community has the chance to discuss, share knowledge, and offer tips and tricks to help others. Senior members of the community additionally have the chance to build, consolidate and lead training and mentoring programs.

What does our community look like in real life?

The Hyperautomation Community is growing across the Positive Thinking Company following increasing customer demand for this blend of technologies. Newcomers are able to make the most of our active groups, including the very active RPA group.

With developers and users from all over the world, we share best practices, feedback and recommendations according to the respective industries of our clients. Members of the community have access to training courses provided by our partners. They can also contribute to event organization, promoting our expertise, lead workshops, and act as ambassadors of technologies within communities.

Joining the Hyperautomation Community of specialists means staying informed about and at the forefront of the latest trends and best practices.

Who can explain it better than our members themselves?

“What started out as a discussion group between a few RPA enthusiasts has evolved over the months into a community of hyperautomation specialists who level up our operational excellence and our knowledge of this highly specialized and demanding blend of technologies.” – Nicolas, Geneva

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Data & Analytics

Data & Analytics Community

“If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” — Jim Barksdale

Data and analytics are well-known concepts, but only in recent decades has their use become democratized, both in organizations and in our daily lives. We see new tools and technologies emerging everyday, making us ask ourselves: “”How will Matt Turck be able to integrate them all into his annual Data & AI Landscape”? 

On the one hand, business users are now empowered through new and accessible data analytics capabilities, increasingly leading them to realize that their decisions become more relevant when they are based on data. On the other hand, technologies and techniques for analyzing complex, voluminous data are now more accessible, and there is a growing interest in data science and AI projects that enable organizations to generate real value for their businesses. 

Our data and analytics community is growing and aims to better understand the evolution of our domain and to share knowledge about cutting-edge technologies and techniques (such as MLOps, Explainable AI, Citizen Data Science, and more).

Data & Analytics Community Scope

Our community brings together passionate people focusing on three key areas: 

  • Data Engineering, which comprises manipulating and processing data to make it usable and available to users, including both data scientists and business users
  • Analytics, which is about empowering business users to make better decisions through data exploration and analysis capabilities 
  • Data Science, which is the mastery of advanced analysis technologies and techniques such as ML/DL to optimize and reinvent busines as we know it 

Regardless of their level of experience and expertise, every member of the community has the chance to discuss, share knowledge, and offer tips and tricks to help others. Senior members of the community additionally have the chance to build, consolidate and lead training and mentoring programs.

What does our community look like in real life?

The Data & Analytics Community is expanding across the Positive Thinking Company. This expertise is very much in demand among customers. Newcomers to the community are able to follow our workshops sessions, to benefit from coaching and experience sharing and to work on internal projects. They can join active technical communities such as Data Engineering, Data Science and Self-service Analytics, as well as technology communities such as Microsoft BI, SAS and Alteryx.

Who could explain it better than our own members?

“I created the first Python for data science training track in order for data analysts, junior data scientists, or experts in other fields (cybersecurity, data visualization…) to learn some of the most important concepts of Data Science. Two sessions of this track are taking place each year, and are made of 5×2 hours not only focused on purely technical lessons but also on discussions and exchanges with the participants. This leads to an intense but lively and enriching experience!” – Benjamin, Paris

“This year we were very proud to launch the Advanced Analytics Community in order to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration among data analysts, data scientists and any ‘data-aspirant’ from Belgium and France. A lot of nice articles about machine learning algorithms, blog posts on useful libraries, data science MOOCs and Python tips&tricks have already been shared, which is a pretty good achievement during Corona.
We also launched what we call ‘Knowledge Sharing Sessions’ which are short presentations where members talk about their field of expertise in data science in a simple and interactive way. I started the series by giving a session about machine learning model deployment to production. This was a very nice and fun experience for me with the community and it was also a success for the attendees as this topic is usually not much covered in usual training courses at university or on the internet.” – Benoît, Brussels

“With the image recognition training course dynamically built by me and others within the community, we generated a highly professional program, which can be offered externally. It also enabled our working students to contribute to real projects.” – Michael, Munich

“It’s been two years since I got certified as a professional coach for analytics with SAS. Since then, I have provided numerous Trainings on Analytics for clients from various fields such as insurance, banking or manufacturing. It is a pleasure for me to train our newcomers with both solid foundations in statistics and analytics as well as practical know-how in order to give them the best possible start as data & analytics consultants.” – Nico, Karlsruhe

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Cloud

Cloud Community

“The best moment to move to the cloud was 5 years ago, and now.” – Gartner

The Cloud Community is a driving force behind technical development, innovation, ideation and collaboration at Positive Thinking Company. Far from being limited to their role as consultants, experts in this community help develop the company’s business strategy. Always on the lookout for new technologies and tools, our community members provide guidance for the company’s technology roadmap by identifying and testing the products and services that will better fulfill the needs of our customers.

Scattered around Europe, our experts specialize in a diverse range of subjects from infrastructure to digital workplaces and everything in between. Our members are given the opportunity to learn more about, discuss and experiment with whatever topic they deem relevant. As commitment is a core value, we encourage members to share their knowledge with peers and clients in order to make the most of their expertise.

“Expertise applied to a solution-driven approach is the one key differentiator that drives our success, along with that of our customers. By offering our consultants a supportive and stimulating environment, we capitalize on their know-how to encourage their personal development and, at the same time, foster their innovation skills to stimulate R&D.” – Koen Warson, CTO at the Positive Thinking Company.

What does our community look like in real life?

Who can explain it better than our members themselves?

“One of my first big achievements within this community has been to set up from scratch our whole infrastructure in the Cloud with AWS which allowed us to technically handle many more projects, as well as more complex ones. We are now working with the Data & Analytics community to build a Data Factory and also wish to start working on other fun projects including open source. Stay tuned! ”- Marc, Brussels

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Apps & platforms

Apps & Platforms Community

We master technologies even when they are changing at an ever increasing pace!

The development of apps and platforms is a daily challenge. With new, innovative solutions entering and changing the IT market at a rapid pace, staying at the cutting edge of the latest technologies is essential.

Whether for web, mobile, or custom enterprise software development, we do everything possible to enable our developers to anticipate, master and understand the most innovative technologies and methods.

Tech-talks, coding lunches, hackathons, workshops and coding contests are thus an integral part of our daily lives. In a spirit of collaboration and positivity, this is how we bring together our developers who are based all around the world.

Apps & Platforms Community Scope

Our community brings together passionate people focusing on four main areas:

  • Web app development to create functional web-based applications
  • Mobile app development for custom mobile applications designed to meet specific business challenges
  • Enterprise app development that uses latest high-end technologies to develop intelligible desktop apps
  • Scrum, DevOps and agility, which includes sharing best practices from these approaches with the aim of delivering the highest value in the shortest time.

Regardless of their level of experience and expertise, every member of the community has the chance to discuss, share knowledge, and offer tips and tricks to help others. Senior members of the community additionally have the chance to build, consolidate and lead training and mentoring programs.

What does our community look like in real life?

The Apps & Platforms Community remains one of the most important within the Positive Thinking Company thanks to our historical know-how in IT developments of all kinds. Newcomers to the community gain access to an incomparable range of activities that promote knowledge sharing.

Regardless of the format, whether a workshop, training contest or special event, our gatherings perfectly mix know-how, case studies, training and a good dose of fun. Community members systematically take advantage of these opportunities to evolve themselves and others.

Within our community and beyond, we share best practices, feedback and recommendations according to the respective industries of our clients. Surrounded by specialists and mentors, community members stay informed about and at the forefront of the latest trends and best practices

Who can explain it better than our members themselves?

“We are very proud to share our passion, our know-how and our knowledge every day through a multitude of events and training courses of all kinds. This stimulating environment allows everyone to remain in control of the latest technologies and development methods.” – Thomas, Brussels

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