Contraste Europe creates a new company, extending its services to cloud solutions.

06 September 2017

The Digital Journey (TDJ) comes as a strong addition to Contraste Europe. Three co-founders, Philippe Briat, Laurent Brouwers and Bertrand Dewamme, join the group to develop this new service offering.

Our mission at The Digital Journey is to support our Customers in their transition towards Next-Gen Solutions, through a Cloud-oriented portfolio of services, and best-of-breed solutions like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Office 365.

TDJ differentiates itself by proposing technology independence, and innovative solutions that best suit your needs, be it public, private or hybrid Cloud. We build intimacy with you, and share your vision with a strong commitment to results.

The Digital Journey aims at becoming your reference partner for succeeding in your transition to the Cloud, through a broad range of services spread over 4 offerings: 

  • Advisory
  • Cloud Solutions 
  • Digital Workplace 
  • Managed Services

With TDJ, an agile and innovative entity, the Customers of the Contraste Europe Group benefit from an extended range of services – we team with you and bring you efficiently to the implementation of your strategy. You get the best combination from a specialized company and a large-scale, solid group.

Created in 1994, Contraste Europe is present in Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Switzerland, with a team of more than 450 IT Professionals for a sales figure of 45M€. Active in Advisory, Solution Services, Application Development and Infrastructure Solutions, and led since 1999 by Benoît Pirotte, the Group has become a key supplier in the BFSI sector (AXA, BNP, ING, KBC, Generali, Euroclear, Ethias, Degroof Petercam, Argenta), with telcos and utilities (VOO/WIN, Sibelga, Encevo), in the government and non-profit sector (INAMI/RIZIV, ACV/CSC, SPW, SPF/FOD, CIBG/CIRB), as well as some other prestigious Customers (Carrefour, Rossel). Its subsidiaries defimedia and Audaxis, specializing in digital presence, ERP and Data Intelligence, have a large number of SMB Customers.

To our employees, this new activity brings opportunities for a professional evolution within an international and multilingual group, covering a broad scope of technologies and functions. For Contraste  Europe, this is a major step on the path to growth, a key element of our strategy aimed at addressing a European IT market that is more and more concentrating on big players and Competence Centres.

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Going Digital Together

Contraste Europe is a growing group with international presence. It represents a turnover of EUR 45 million, and a workforce of more than 450 professionals, spread over 4 countries, Luxembourg, Belgium and France, as well as in Switzerland.

The group delivers long term projects and services with committed results, for large clients such as banks, insurance companies, telco and utilities, public and non-profit organisations. Contraste delivers creative high added value solutions that help clients develop their business and realise their objectives.

The group's primary mission is to design, develop, integrate, run and support complex IT applications and infrastructures that effectively support the clients' organisation and that leverage the industry's best practices.

Contraste Europe offers services in these 4 domains:

  • Advisory Services: our experts help clients increase the maturity of their organisation and processes, to better support their business objectives. This includes, among others, the transition towards the cloud, the digital experience and agile methods.
  • Solution Services: our experts help clients to integrate, customise and deploy business solutions in the area of Open Source and Cloud-based ERP, and Data Intelligence.
  • Application Services: our teams cover the complete application life cycle, leveraging frameworks and agile methods.
  • Infrastructure Services: our teams support our clients' infrastructures, in a changing environment dominated by the New Way of Working (NWOW), mobile users, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and subject to increased security challenges.

The Contraste Europe Group is a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2013.

For further information please contact

Carole GEMAYEL – Marketing & Communication – carole.gemayel@contraste.com

www.contraste.com

Be +32.2.730.79.87 - Lux +352 262 012 97 – Mob +32 477 344 233

 

For more information : www.thedigitaljourney.be

Bertrand Dewamme - 44 year old

With more than 20 years of experience in IT Services, Bertrand has worked for several Belgian and global players such as Proximus, NRB, CSC and lastly DXC Technology, where he was in charge of commercial development for IT Outsourcing and Cloud activities on the Belux territory.

Bertrand takes responsibility for Sales & Marketing

For more details : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dewamme/

 

 

Philippe Briat - 50 year old

With a long experience in IT Services, Philippe was Managing Director of Amster Group, a local IT Service Provider. His expertise with Cloud Computing was much valued at NSI, subsidiary of the Cegeka Group, where he was in charge of Business Development during the last 5 years.

Philippe becomes General Manager of TDJ.

For more details : https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippebriat/

 

 

Laurent Brouwers - 41 year old

With more than 15 years of experience in IT Services, Laurent has taken various functions at Proximus, NRB and DXC. His experience covers Cloud Computing, IT Outsourcing, for solution design as well as operations.

Laurent becomes Operations Manager for TDJ.

For more details : https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurent-brouwers-5a1335112/