I am an IT Professional with a broad experience in most of the IT domains. I started in a support environment, moved into development, grew into database management and analysis. In a later stage I had the opportunity to manage an operational team and as such became interested in systems management. Having touched all these domains, I am now recognized in my current job at SWIFT as a Technical Architect.
Next to my day-to-day job I am interested in Technology, Innovation and Startup scene.
On this page I want to share my experience and interests which are outside of my assignments at my employer.
CupSpace is an online tool to record meeting notes and actions which I built together with Frank Cleynen.
The objective of CupSpace is to provide meeting managers and participants the same view on all decisions, actions, ideas and risks within a project or initiative.
Various Chrome Extensions
I developed various Chrome Browser Extensions, allowing me to play with technology and the Chrome Webstore.
Dailymotion unblur Removes the censoring blurring effect Dailymotion puts on some sensitive videos.
Highlight This Highlights specified keywords on web pages.
Proxy This Makes it easy to send specific sites through a proxy.
Have you ever shopped on Amazon? Did you also notice huge price differences between the different shops (Germany, UK, France...)? I did and together with a partner, I created and now own a site which allows you to compare prices on the different Amazon shops: PeekAPrice
I developed the prototype of the site in less than 4 hours allowig us to evaluate the feasibility, next we defined the product and I did the complete development of PeekAPrice.
Today the site is operational and we are growing the business
Mindtagger for LinkedIn (past project)
Mindtagger was a graphical expert finder for Corporates using SharePoint. To show the power of a graphical expert finder I created a prototype of a Mindtagger browser on top of LinkedIn.
Mindtagger is now called Profeshion and I have no relationship with them anymore
Yammer Reports (past project)
Within the company I work we started using Yammer as a Social Platform. The platform was selected by the User community but we had no usage statistics.
Mobile Token - sponsored by Innovation budget from SWIFT (past project)
SWIFT relies heavily on hardware USB tokens to secure data, which constraints the use of the SWIFT applications to PCs.
In 2011, I proposed, together with a colleague, to create a hardware token which could be used on mobile devices by connecting to the audio jack. We created a working prototype of such a token and demonstrated signing a transaction on an iPad to the Manangement.
I think the potential of such a token is huge, considering that it allows creating a mobile vendor independent platform which could be used for Homebanking, eWallet, Encrypted Email Services...