Grégoire Botquin

Senior Data Scientist

Meet Grégoire, our Senior Data Scientist and one of the people working on the digitalization of monitoring, verification and reporting processes at SustainCERT. His work involves analyzing how to process data and implementing verification algorithms – using data science and data engineering techniques – all to increase the speed and accuracy of carbon impact verification.

After studying computer sciences and working for many years in software development, Grégoire decided to add environmental and data sciences to his background. Yes, he knows all data science and data engineering tricks to help us bring carbon impact verification into the digital age. Add to this his strong passion for sustainability and it’s a perfect match!

Grégoire is creative, curious and open-minded and truly enjoys the company of his family. One of the things he likes to do outside of work is take part in family celebrations. Stay certain that he would never miss one of the birthday parties of his loved ones. To know him better, we asked Grégoire a few questions.

  • Why does bringing credibility to climate action matter to you?

Climate change has long been a major concern for me. We are already feeling the effects of climate change both environmentally and socially. It is important to accelerate efforts to reduce our impact by putting in place credible tools using technology and scientific knowledge.

  • What’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever done or seen before?

Maybe not the most interesting, but definitely a good memory was recording some tracks in a studio with the bans I was playing some years ago.

  • What are we most likely going to find you doing on the weekends?

As I have a passion for music, you will most likely find me playing bass or guitar, looking for new artists to listen to and attending concerts or festivals from time to time. I also love to cook new dishes and don’t hesitate to try more exotic ones. You could also see me in one of the running events organized in the area. I appreciate visiting and walking around in a new town and spending some time in museums.

  • Would you rather live in Antarctica or the Sahara Dessert? Why?

Tough question. Probably Sahara even if the risks of big sunburn and dehydration are pretty high. But maybe there are things I could do that would contribute to limiting the desert from expanding.