Part of our DNA since the very beginning of our company, evolution is for us a fundamental value in our industry. We are committed to creating an inspiring environment that not only enhances the career development of our co-workers, but also allows them to grow as individuals.
I started my career at the Positive Thinking Company ten years ago as a Java EE architect in Switzerland. During my first mission, I worked on a project in which many accesses needed to be managed and I had to build a distributed Oracle database. That’s how I got interested in databases and NoSQL, and I also quickly became fascinated by the data itself.
In 2013, I earned a MongoDB certification and I studied Big Data at the University of San Diego in order to learn the basics. This led to an opportunity to be responsible for what was called the “Data Department” at that time. In all the projects I have worked on and in those I still manage today, I always try to identify the meaning, the added value for the client, and I have to admit that I don’t consider myself to be a “geek.”
My goal is to create a vision and to enable new capabilities that correspond to the client’s needs. I think this is the main reason why I had the opportunity to achieve my dream in 2018 by moving to Singapore, where I launched the Data business unit of the Positive Thinking Company. I started my current role as Data & Analytics Domain Leader for the Asia-Pacific region and for a part of Europe more than two years ago. I have the opportunity to work closely with the Innovation & Solution Managers to design the solutions we develop for our clients, to ensure that these solutions are aligned with the evolution of the market and to lead the way in the Data & Analytics domain. It’s an exciting job that combines a bit of technology with a lot of functional expertise!
If I had to describe the Positive Thinking Company in three words, I would say: Opportunity, because we all have plenty of opportunities in this company, Solution-oriented, for the added value we strive to bring to our customers, and Ecosystem, because of the complementarity and diversity of our expertise.
After I first qualified in IT development, I experimented with and practiced the concepts of DevOps, agility and project management. You might think I’m crazy, but I have a real passion for solving issues and taking on new challenges, mostly organizational ones… And that’s how I started my adventure at the Positive Thinking Company in 2019, as the first Agility Innovation and Solution Manager in Paris.
When I arrived, there was almost no structure for this position, so things had to be created. What I brought to the table was my expertise in Agility, my determination to succeed and my collaborative spirit. I quickly started collaborating with several of the group’s entities in order to gather best practices, to share experiences and to improve efficiency.
I’m always searching for ways to bring more value to our clients, so I quickly developed the Atlassian partnership in France (before extending it to Belgium and Luxembourg) and I began supporting our sales teams on a regular basis during client meetings to guarantee the quality of service and expertise our clients have a right to expect from us. I’m also an active member in the Agile and Atlassian communities, where I provide, for example, an accelerated training course on Agility in order to help our motivated co-workers successfully achieve their Scrum Master and Product Owner certifications. My job is actually to offer Agility and Atlassian expertise to our clients as well as internally, by all possible means, and there are many ways to do it!
To sum up the Positive Thinking Company in a few words, I would say: Collaboration, more than just a pretty word, it’s a genuine state of mind here, Intrapreneurship, we can propose ideas and we have the autonomy to bring them to life, and Corporate Culture, we all share the same positive spirit!
Before joining the Positive Thinking Company, I worked as a Java EE and Oracle database developer in a consulting company in Brittany (France), where I learned how to lead teams in agile methodology and to do reporting, data lineage and software migration. Although I was working in many domains, I decided to focus my career on data, and I joined the Positive Thinking Company in 2019 to take on new data-driven challenges and to continue to evolve.
I was initially recruited as a consultant, but I (very) quickly evolved as a senior consultant and a tech lead on data topics. Because I had worked on many projects in various industries (Aeronautics, Banking, Insurance and Manufacturing) before joining the company, I was able to contribute the knowledge, experience and versatility I gained by working in these industries. And the sales teams were well aware of this! Within a few days of my arrival, I was often invited to help the sales teams demonstrate our expertise, and that was great, because I love challenges!
Because of my thirst for learning and my determination, I was quickly identified as an advisor, and six months later, I was offered the opportunity to become a Data Innovation and Solution Manager. A new challenge, what more could you ask for? Now my job is to create offers and solutions that bring value to our clients, in Luxembourg and throughout the group. I’m also in charge of building and developing partnerships to promote the Data and Analytics domain.
If I had to describe the Positive Thinking Company in a few words, I would say: Family, this is really the mindset here in Luxembourg, Potential, I sincerely believe that this company has a bright future, and Listening, you can always find an attentive ear, no matter what the topic is.
I joined the Positive Thinking Company on a sheer coincidence at a digital trade show in Geneva. I had a long discussion with the person, who would later become my colleague and manager, about the security brand of the Positive Thinking Company which was expanding in Switzerland.
From my first day at the Positive Thinking Company, I started helping to build this security brand, worked on services and offers descriptions, collaborated with the marketing teams to establish ourselves in the market. On a second hand, I was also an Information & Cybersecurity Consultant and started working as a CISO for two Swiss companies in the healthcare and education industry.
As from last October, I started as a Cyber Security Governance SME (Subject Matter Expert) for a client but keep working on building new solutions within the Positive Thinking Company on the side. The best part of my job is that I can never get bored: my “consultant hat” allows me to keep gaining experience in my area of expertise; and my “corporate hat” is great opportunity for me to help shape the expertise of the Positive Thinking Company.
I have gained the trust of my peers and I am now involved in building cross-expertise solutions, notably on Data Governance, and marketing material to support our visibility on such solutions. Collaborating with Domain Leaders of other fields of expertise, marketing and clients has really helped me to diversify my skills, express my talent, feed my perpetual reflection and grow my ability to innovate.
What I love the most about the Positive Thinking Company is its warm atmosphere, the diversity of skills, people and opportunities to diversify oneself in the world of IT and innovation. The possibilities are endless.
To me, the three words that would describe the Positive Thinking Company best are: Friendliness, Diversity and Evolution.
I joined Blubird, recently renamed The Positive Thinking Company, in mid 2018 as QA Specialist assuring the quality of the products and taking care of the project post-life client communication. I created and implemented all QA processes and after that I trained all people in the QA team. Then I took more and more project management responsibilities and I was promoted to Project Manager. As such I am managing more than 10 projects, working with more than 5 clients and with about 20 developers. I am constantly working on new features and improving the clients products.
Working in Blubird, now Positive Thinking Company, has always been very challenging for me because of the assignments I had and those that I have at the moment. It is also very exciting to work in this company because I am constantly learning new things and solving situations I have never faced before. It is also fun – working with great people in a pleasant and positive atmosphere is really enjoyable to me.
I started my journey at the Positive Thinking Company in November 2015 as a consultant. During my first mission I worked for a client called Bsit, a mobile application to match parents with babysitters.
I was mainly involved in the front and back end developments, improving the algorithms matching both sides of the application users.
After one year, in November 2106, I joined the apps & platform department (formerly called web & mobile) as a DevOps Consultant. It was only 20 of us at the time, working hard on small startups projects. We are especially proud of “We are Tennis”, a web development project carried out upon a request made by BNP Paribas, the main partner of Roland-Garros Tournament. It is pretty cool to know that we are the coding hands and thinking heads behind the official ticket selling website, marketed everywhere including on the back of the ball boys’ tshirts! Up to this day, we are still running and maintaining it.
One of my first big achievement within the Positive Thinking Company itself 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.
With this experience I was promoted to Technical Leader of the Web & Mobile department, which had meanwhile grown to 50 people, with the responsibilities to manage the dev teams and implement the DevOps methodology among them.
I have been the Cloud and DevOps Innovation Solution Manager since August 2020. This new role entails a whole new set of responsibilities. Moving from a local management, I now have a more global impact: technological watch, collaboration and knowledge sharing with the development teams in France and Bulgaria, incoming leads and project statuses management, proof of value for global brand partnerships, coordination of the cloud community, etc.
Over the years I have really seen the company reinvent itself yet still keeping at heart the same family values.
It is and has always been a great place to work. Although the mindset has changed to become that of a bigger corporation, I have always witnessed the same benevolence and warmth. There is a naturally inclusive atmosphere where ethnicities, genders, and personalities are not even considered outside of the spectrum of their work.
If I had to describe the Positive Thinking Company in three words, they would be: “Challenge, Trust, and Fellowhip ”.
Hi, I’m Conny and I am a computational linguist. My special interest is language and its various nuances that makes it challenging to explore and process. I started my career at the Positive Thinking Company in February 2019.
With my philological background I was a rather exotic character in the company even though there was already an active text mining and natural language processing (NLP) group. Right from the start I got the opportunity to work collaboratively in a big international and interdisciplinary project. I learned a lot about the business side of product development but also became a passionate voice ai practitioner. Apart from my technical role I could continue to gain profound knowledge in agile project management by reaching the professional Scrum master certification level. The NLP section has grown continuously, and I am lucky to participate in the rising field of language interface creation for a better human-machine-interaction.
To me, the Positive Thinking Company in 3 words is diversity, because there are no boundaries for people or expertise, cohesion, even in wide spread teams there is a vivid sense of unity, and evolution, shaping personal career paths through exciting projects.
I joined the Positive Thinking Company in Luxembourg in 2017 as a consultant in Business Analysis before moving to Project Management and Testing. Today, I specialize in European financial regulation. I first started as a project manager in a video game start-up and then worked in the insurance industry. As a result of these varied experiences, I have developed a high level of flexibility that serves me well in my daily work.
Being a Business Analyst (which is my favorite job) is like being a Swiss Army Knife, because I’m focused on the client’s needs – at least this is the case in Luxembourg. And I must say that I love doing something different every day, following the evolution of the projects I’m in charge of and seeing the results of my work. I’m even lucky enough to be able to travel abroad, which is something I really like to do!
At the same time, I’m one of the leaders of the Agile community, a concept which is very much in demand by our clients here in Luxembourg. I provide my experience and expertise, and I spread the word, sharing my daily work on mission and looking for ways to improve things. I regularly organize trainings and workshops for curious and interested co-workers, who can then acquire more in-depth knowledge via certifications. I believe that collaboration is an essential part of our business environment.
What are the three words I’d use to describe the Positive Thinking Company? Open-minded, we encounter a very diverse range of people and professional profiles, Community, a good way to invite teams to collaborate and share, and Trust, because of the mutual trust between internal teams and consultants.
I joined the Positive Thinking Company in 2016 as Appway Consultant and I started my journey with an unusual first project! I indeed begun with a first long-term assignment in Zurich where we had just opened our third agency in Switzerland. This secondment in the German-speaking part of Switzerland was like an experience abroad and totally new for me!
After having been a Java developer during my first professional experiences, I’ve been drawn to the opportunity to acquire new skills on the Appway banking solution. My first experience in Zurich with a renowned customer was very enriching and the transition to this development method was a natural one thanks to my object-oriented knowledge and approach.
Once back in Geneva, I joined an important project for the BCGe (Banque Cantonale de Genève). Initially dedicated to Development and bug fixing, I quickly took new responsibilities to become the technical leader on the project.
My strong interest in Appway and my curiosity pushed me to spend time to understand the business needs, the challenges, and the long-term strategy of the client before designing architecture and processes. It enabled me to think differently the project by having a full global approach.
I think that the stakeholders of this bank appreciated working with me thanks to my ability to provide them with advice and expertise with a rather innovative outlook. Coming from a technical background, project management has enabled me to develop sales skills that also match my personality. My technical-sales approach permitted me to satisfy the client to whom I could bring advice and expertise, with the will to find compromises in case of too ambitious or too costly requests.
I find this new role of Project and Technical Referent very fulfilling and I enjoy being involved on both technical and commercial aspects. I flourish in this position, with a memory that I will never erase from my mind when we won a major tender in 2019. I remember a sense of pride and satisfaction that is pretty hard to describe.
The Positive Thinking spirit is not just a name and can be felt in the way we work. We have the chance to work in a dynamic environment where we feel good and where everyone remains accessible. This closeness with our management who trusted in me allowed me to evolve and to have a role that fills me up today.
I would sum up the Positive Thinking Company as a perfect example of fraternity and caring.
After graduating in Economics in 2013, I joined Positive Thinking Company as IT consultant. Here, I found the perfect place for getting my career started as it was matching my interest in Big Data and IT Technologies.
During my first years as a project and demand manager for IT Operations projects, I gained a lot of experience and knowledge of all the aspects that need to come together to successfully provide and run your BI Infrastructure, -Platforms and -Applications. After working 3 years in various IT departments, my role evolved to business analyst, where I analyze, specify and overall manage business related requirements. In this role, I see myself as a translator and “the guy in between“, understanding and promoting needs and visions of both business and IT.
How I would describe Positive Thinking Company?
What makes Positive Thinking Company unique is being professional in terms of skills, communication and appearance, but at the same time preserving the individualism and human touch when interacting with each other and especially with our clients.
We at Positive Thinking Company show determination to achieve the best results and experience of the solutions we provide.
And last but not least: The people at Positive Thinking Company I met in the past and present, that work with me on projects, that I meet on team events and after work, that support me on my career path, will always be on my list. Having colleagues who follow the same goals and share the passion of our profession is, for me, one of the most valuable things a company can call a part of its identity.
I am the founder of Blubird who joined the Positive Thinking Company Group in 2019. Blubird was created in 2013 with the goal of supporting companies in their digital transformation with a focus on cloud solutions and IT Development. We grew the team from scratch to about 20 in Belgium and did the same with our offices in Bulgaria. We pride ourselves in succeeding to gather the right teams and people together to reach our goals and build reliable services to our customers. It is with the same ambitions that we integrated the Positive Thinking Company.
This change has allowed me to refocus my daily activities burdened with administrative tasks to my core skills. I am now able to focus on the global and local strategy, steer our technical choices and invest in the development of new services and solutions. This approach has allowed me, and the organization as a whole, to build an environment of further innovation and creativity.
As one of the leaders of the Positive Thinking Company, I strive to be the facilitator of our evolution towards a solution and product organization, helping our customers solve real business problems.
If I had to briefly describe the Positive Thinking Company I would say “the infinite game”. More than a game, it is a journey where we look to the future, learn, take risks, share and bring people together into a strong team to be able to face whatever challenges come up.
You’ have probably already acquired specific expertise. Our goal is to help you improve your knowledge in this domain, develop your skills in new technologies and/or help you specialize in a functional area (either in an industry or in a line of business), or discover new skills. With career paths, we propose taking on specific positions and responsibilities to those who wish to play an active role in the evolution of our company.
Innovate, develop new solutions, coach teams and make every project a success.
Because new technologies, techniques and best practices emerge every day, you need to be up to date. That’s why we regularly organize internal training courses with the help of our amazing coworkers as well as external training courses to learn about the trends of tomorrow. Either online or in our offices, we are committed to providing the best content that will bring added value to your daily work.
Share your expectations, join our training courses and stay up to date.
In the face of all the opportunities you have, how do you make the best choices for your evolution? We believe that your career dreams can evolve and that your aspirations are unique. This has led us to create a team dedicated to your evolution and whose goals are to guide you, advise you and monitor your progress in order to help you design your own career path and follow through with it.
Assess your expectations and reach your full potential.
Enhancing and transferring knowledge requires continuous learning and good communication skills. Collaboration and expertise are part of our DNA, so we always warmly encourage our experienced coworkers to become trainers inside the company. With the support of our career and evolution department, coworkers can build professional training courses for specific technologies and expertise (what we call career and skills boosters).
Strengthen your skills and help people evolve.
We live in a world where technology is essential but not always mastered. Everyone seeks to demonstrate their know-how and thus earn the trust of their peers. Get certified, play an active role in our communities, and share your successes and failures. We give you the keys to unlock your potential, both inside and outside our ecosystem.
Take advantage of our ecosystem to inspire your community.
Who has never needed some help to acquire new skills? No one. We are committed to providing an environment that promotes supportive, helpful, and interactive relationships among our coworkers with an emphasis on learning. Our mentors are devoted to sharing their knowledge and expertise to enhance the development of our coworkers.
Take your coworkers to the next level by becoming a mentor.
Some people are able to guide, influence and inspire others. But a fancy title doesn’t make someone a true leader; rather, qualities and actions do. You will need to put effort into developing your skills, balancing authority with compassion, and demonstrating that you are worthy of your team’s trust. We promote intrapreneurship by giving our coworkers free rein to develop new expertise, initiate new activities and open new offices.
Take the company to the next level by unlocking your leadership potential.