Launched in 2019 by nexten.io, in 2021, the Tech Talent of the Year aims to shine a spotlight on the CTOs of the industry. We celebrated not only the leadership, talent of the winner, Eric Falk, and finalists, but also the successful contributions of their whole tech team.
With 104 nominees, and nearly 2,000 public votes, this 3rd year’s edition was a success. The 5 finalists of the competition presented their tech project in front of a jury of industry experts on 8 December at De Gudde Wellën. The jury was composed of Romain Hoffmann - LBAN, Julien Doussot - Telecom Luxembourg, Jani Percic - nexten.io and Annabelle Buffart - PwC.
See you in 2022 for a new Tech Talent where new different award categories will highlight the tech community in Luxembourg.
Xavier Ledune is a 40-year-old software developer with 15 years of experience and a degree in Business Computing. He is the CTO of ekonoo. “ekonoo is a startup that was created two years ago and specialises in managing employee savings and collective savings in France.”
Julien Casse has a strong background in devops and web frontend development. He is the Co-Founder and CTO of kodehyve. “We aim to revolutionize the real estate development in Luxembourg and Europe.”
Eric Falk is CTO at investre, a company that develops a blockchain-powered app. “Our ambition at investre is to build the number one application to buy and sell sustainable investment funds.”
Radu Popa works in software development for over 25 years. He is the CTO of LUXHUB. “We provide a European open banking API platform to help developers implement FinTech innovative FinTech services.”
Julien Gras has great experience in IT development and programming in the .NET ecosystem. He is the CTO of Technology Partner. “We are specialised in automation and development projects. We have different types of clients, from small ones like startups to large organisations.”
The winner of the Tech talent 2021 is ....
Dr Eric Falk, 35 years old, won the Tech Talent Award 2021.
He studied a Computer Science Master’s at Universität des Saarlandes and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Besides co-founding Filedgr and being the managing director of NIUGroup, he is Head of IT at investre, a company that develops a blockchain-powered app.
“Our ambition at investre is to build the number one application to buy and sell sustainable investment funds. We want to enable investments as a tool for good.”
The investre's investment application and how the company is leveraging blockchain were praised unanimously by the jury.