Category Archives: Resume

Elasticsearch implementation: Brute force ‘stemming’

During my last project I was responsible, as a project manager, for implementing the open source search engine Elasticsearch and the crawler Nutch. It proved to be everything they promised and then some. To get the stemming of the Dutch content right we used a Brute force approach by using  a synonym file for all… Read More »

My future career development

How do I see my career developing and how will an MBA @RSM help me achieve my goals? I want to become one of the best conductors of customer journeys. Removing the  hurdles customers are experiencing when interacting with the same company through different channels and touch-points. Optimizing the outcome of the interaction between organizations… Read More »

MBA sponsorship approved

My business case for the Executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management has been approved. Somehow together we (thanks to all who helped) succeeded in convincing: My wife My counselor 2x Service line leader Service area leder Consulting leader, talent partner of consulting and the learning manager. Thank you for the faith you have placed in me by… Read More »

Seven Years in Deloitte Consulting

After Seven years in Deloitte Consulting I finally made it and landed on the beach (at least partially). Which of course gives me the time to do all sorts of activities: Work on my career plan (and remind my protégés to do the same) Update Curriculum Vitae ( in 2 languages and 2 formats) Find a new project… Read More »

Evenementen database and online shop

Shortly after the go live of the chamber of commerce website we identified some parts that were at the end of their software life cycle (TODO:unable to find suitable link will create post on that myself). One of these components was a vehicle called the “product selector”. This part of the site was styled very… Read More »

Minnesota Licensing in Tridion

This project was the first Tridion project for Deloitte US. As we all know Tridion is currently ranked as the lead Web Content Management System by Forrester (login requirerd). As Tridion is executing its push into the US market it was only a matter of time before Deloitte US would be engaged in a Tridion… Read More »

Kamer van koophandel website

Role description: Tridion Architect, team lead Techniques used: Tridion, Prince2, .NET, SQL 2000 Period: 02-2007 until 12-2007 At the Dutch Chamber of Commerce I was issued the job of getting a failed web project up and running. … was the implementation partner. I have been directing their efforts and straightening out the Tridionarchitecture and FO… Read More »

WABO datadictionary

Role description: Data analyst, team lead Techniques used: UML (Enterprise Architect), WSDL, XSD, XSLT, excel Period: 09-2006 Advisor datadictionary for the ministry of VROM. The goal was to aggregate and minimize data from 30 licenses for which the 400+ governmental agencies granting them had developed a large variety of different forms. I needed to identify… Read More »

Equens merger

RoleDescription: Tridion web programmer Techniques used: Tridion, VBScript, CSS Period: 09-2006 In the days before the merger of Interpay and Transaktionsinstitut I was called in to help a colleague to do some last minute template tweaking. The goal was to reuse the existing website template’s to create 3 internal websites and 3 external (Dutch, English… Read More »

UWV external and internal websites

RoleDescription: Tridion web programmer Techniques used: Tridion, XSLT, VBScript, JavaScript, Sharepoint 2003, Utraseek, C# Period: 09-2005 until 11-2006 The goal of this project was to continuously improve and develop new functionality for and the UWV internal website. It was a classic ASP website where the Tridion templates were written in XSLT. The publication model… Read More »