In my professional career I’ve always focused on the creation of intuitive, user-centered collaboration solutions. At first as a junior java developer at Siemens where I created custom web applications for the Flemish Government. During my work at Siemens I tumbled into the world of Enterprise Content Management where I became one of the Documentum experts.
During the subsequent years I made a dodge to a career as a teacher where I could combine all of my technical skills in courses like computer hardware, software programming, electronics, web development, … Besides giving me the time to perfect my triathlon skills I learned that I understood the art of explaining very technical topics in human language.
After a few years of teaching & some successful results in my outgrown hobby triathlon I solicited again for a job as a Documentum consultant at Panoptic, a Cronos firm specialized in ECM solutions. To throw myself again on the ECM world. In life things sometimes turn out very different than expected. I never did one Documentum project but instead got asked to specialize in SharePoint: a product that was getting more traction at the time.
As one of the first experts I became responsible for a team of 4 developers which grew out to 25 FTE SharePoint experts. My role slowly shifted from a technology expert to a more functional/strategical role to generate business & handle the presales phase on a multitude of projects. During these last 8 years I gained skills in business development, presales, team management, sales & still felt the need to deep-dive from time-to-time into various technologies related to SharePoint, O365 & Azure.