Tom Staes

till now

Customer Relations & Business Development Manager

After graduating in Music Pedagogy, Tom continued his studies in Economics and obtained a degree in Computer Science. His professional career started at KBC Bank as a Savings & Investments Advisor, but - after obtaining a degree in Informatics in 2004 – Tom decided to follow his passion for IT as a sales representative at Michiels-Remmicom. At the time, a well-known Canon partner and software house for municipal authorities. From hardware to software for scanning and digitization, Tom sold solutions to help his customers in their digitization processes.

Later, Tom took on a role as a Customer Advisor at Konica Minolta, followed by a sales role at Informed Consulting (Enterprise Information Management). There, he assisted his customers in mapping out the challenges surrounding digitization and business process optimization, helping them to achieve their objectives through tailor-made solutions.

Since 2020, while working at Cegeka, Tom immersed himself in custom application development and application modernization as Solutions Sales in application integration. As a result, his interest in Data and Analytics grew too. Tom experienced first-hand that for companies to consolidate their data from various applications and create insights to help make strategic decisions, is still a major challenge today... while the opportunities of putting vast amounts of data to work are growing faster than ever!  

After initial contact with element61, for Tom it quickly became very clear that a new challenge awaited him to build valuable customer partnerships, this time based on services and solutions related to Analytics & Data. It’s thus with great enthusiasm that Tom joined element61 in January 2024.