Dirk Luyckx Joins Codit as CTO

Dirk succeeds Sam Vanhoutte, who is moving on to a new challenge.

With almost 25 years of experience in all aspects of software development, Dirk joins Codit after 13 years with Itineris and 5 with RealDolmen. His experience ranges from delivering large scale projects to multi-national and multi-cultural environments, to smaller-scale, more focused solutions. 

With Codit’s increasing realignment with new fields of expertise, Dirk takes over as CTO with a new set of eyes, to help drive the company to new heights. He is excited to be given an opportunity to help Codit evolve and embrace new solutions such as developing Cloud Native on Microsoft Azure, as well as our increasing focus on data and Azure PaaS.  

Dirk says: “I have known Codit for a long time, through former colleagues and successful mutual projects as a partner and as a customer. I’ve always been an external admirer of what Codit stood for, the technical knowledge and vision, and the people making the company thrive; I am very excited to be joining the team and to be continuing Sam’s great work in building and delivering technical value.” 

In the spirit of this, our current CTO, Sam Vanhoutte, will be leaving Codit on 31 December 2021. 

Since joining Codit in 2004, Sam has been an integral part of helping the company to become one of the most innovative European Microsoft partners. Not only did he encourage Codit to embrace such industry evolutions as the introduction of Cloud, Internet of Things and Data-driven solutions, but he has been instrumental in the company’s monumental growth over the years, through both his guidance as CTO, and his professional ties with Microsoft HQ and its offices throughout Europe. As MVP and guest speaker at many events, Sam was often the face of Codit in the Microsoft community.  

 Codit CEO, Stijn Degrieck says:  

“This change of leadership creates a lot of opportunities for Codit, Dirk and Sam. It will allow us to evolve and take a next step in the evolution. 

I would like to thank Sam for his tremendous impact on the growth of Codit of the past 17 years. I’m convinced our paths will cross in the future.”