Benjamin Hourte is Technology Director at EarthLab Luxembourg and involved from the very first day in the creation of the company. Graduated from the Polytech-Nancy engineering school and the IAEM Lorraine Graduate School, he is working in Start-ups and services companies for more than 13 years. He started as VP R&D in P&T Consulting and was at the origin of the European success of the online software Novento used in 14 different European countries. More recently as ICT & software manager in HITEC Luxembourg, he was one of the responsible of the project emergency.lu and worked in various topics with the scope of the digitalisation of the industrial sectors and crisis management processes. In EarthLab Luxembourg, Benjamin is responsible of the Technological Strategy, architect of the next generation BigData platform developed by the company. He also works as mentor for young developers in the areas of deep-learning and disruptive technologies.