Gilles Hocepied

Managing Director - Executive Partner

Gilles joined Agilos in 2010, with the intention to introduce new BI products and concepts in Belux. This is a missionary task - evangelizing IT people and Business users about new trends, new ways to access data, new abilities to support decisions.

Gilles spent 10 years with Business Objects, at a time that the term Business Intelligence even didn’t exist yet. Before he participated to the introduction of Oracle in Belgium.

Gilles holds a master degree in management from the UCL.

When he has some spare time, he likes to scuba dive, and those dives in the sea always remind him how rich discovery dives in data can be.

Patrick Barvaux

CFO - Executive Partner

Patrick founded Agilos in 2009. His background as CFO in the group Detry was a key driver in his choice to go on a venture with the QlikView product. The combined power of 27 years of experience in finance with the capabilities of a Qlik environment was a no brainer for Patrick. Patrick is commercial engineer from UCL.

In his spare time he’s an avid golfer.  Right to the goal is an evidence for him, and hole in one projects are his favorite.

Michael Laenen

CTO - Executive Partner

After several years implementing at BSB financial software and BI solutions, Michael joined Agilos in January 2011.

His experience and creative mindset help Agilos to bring Qlik Solutions to the enterprise level.

Passionate about data, new technologies and cooking, our Guru brings to customers the best recipes to reveal their data.

Michael holds a Master degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Liège… That’s probably one the best moves from cubes to the associative experience.

He’s working for a world where everyone gets insights just asking Siri, so he has more time to taste Douro wines, Orval and Belgian chocolates.


Edwin Willems

CMO - Executive Partner

Edwin joined Agilos to help it become the leading Business Intelligence solution provider, focused on innovative BI technology, in BeLux. He’s passionate about extending Agilos’ portfolio to align it with customers’ changing demands.

Edwin has 30 years experience in various pre-sales and European marketing roles in Hi-Tech companies, including Oracle, Business Objects and Infor.

Edwin holds Master degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Leuven, a Marketing degree from the University of Brussels, and a Management degree from the University of Gent.

Edwin’s hobbies include travel, photography and wine. He hopes to live long enough to travel once with one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets and take a selfie (from him and his family) drinking a glass of wine on another planet.


Mohammed Merkachi

Director Healthcare Analytics - Executive Partner

After 18 years in the ICT market in BeLux and 4 years at Business Objects, Mohammed decided to join Agilos, instigator of new Business Intelligence solutions. His mission is to strengthen the organization by focusing on acquisition and business development, and to take part of the business discovery journey into BI 2.0. Mohammed’s main focus is the Healthcare market - counting now more than 15 hospital references in less than 3 years.

Mohammed holds a master degree in International Law at ULB.

His main hobbies are to live a life with Passion, Fun and Pleasure, love sport and physical activities, …

Mohammed hopes one day to use Business Discovery Apps to sort out the reasons behind his poor golf handicap….

Patrick Longé

Business Development Director – Executive Partner

Patrick joined Agilos to focus on Executive Business Development. He holds Master degrees in Electronics and Computer Science extended with a Leadership degree and a specialization in the Power of Emotional Intelligence at the business school of London.

Patrick has 27 years of experience in executive management, sales management and people management in large and mid sized companies, combining a technical background with a strong result driven attitude and with a great respect for people and relations. Driving business, developing new opportunities, motivating and coaching people to go one step further are an important part of his motivation.

Going one step further is what motivated Patrick to start racing sport cars. Searching the limits while staying in control are typical attributes of his hobbies.

About Agilos

Agilos’ mission is to help businesses to become more competitive and agile through a smarter and better use of their data. We do this by providing a best-of-breed platform that enables companies to take better decisions.

Through our training, coaching and expertise, we help them realize a short time to value and maximize the ROI of their business intelligence journey.

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