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Summary

My passion for challenges has taken me to various countries, industries and domains, from the research in physiology/pharmacology to the robotics industry, via the medical and aerospace industry.

In each of these industries I have found the human factor in building great teams to be the most rewarding experience.

I am a Scrum and Agile development advocate, passionate by new development approaches around lean product development.

In the last few years, I have helped organizations kickstart, deploy, scale agile practices in software development locally and/or globally.

My software management experience goes from embedded software development, application development to mobile development.

Work experience

2017-042018-08

Owner

Entervals SPRL

Brussels, Belgium

Growing high-performance product teams through trust, fun and empowerment allows for fast and decentralized decision making. This is an essential element in meeting evolving customers’ needs and delivering a predictable and successful outcome for them.

To achieve this goal Entervals proposes 3 main types of services:

  • Agile Project Management
    • Sr Project Manager role 
    • Product Owner role
    • Scrum Master role
    • Agile Coaching

  • Interim R&D Management
    • People management
    • Technology roadmap and Innovation management
    • Outsourcing & offshoring strategies

  • Training and Coaching
    • Certified Facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method 
    • Team empowerment coaching
    • First time managers transition
    • Team Development using the TeamPitfalls® Method 
    • Agile Project Management training
2017-052018-08

IT Tribe Lead [Interim manager R&D]

Ingenico ePayments SPRL

Brussels, Belgium

Domain: eCommerce | FinTech | ePayments

Ingenico ePayments is the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group. We connect merchants and consumers, enabling businesses everywhere to go further beyond today’s boundaries, creating the future of global commerce.

I am responsible ad-interim (via Entervals SPRL) for the R&D Tribe "Payment Acquiring" made of several scrum teams (20+ engineers)

2016-012017-03

R&D Manager

Barco nv

Kortrijk, Belgium

Domain: Wireless technologies | Video streaming | AV technologies

ClickShare is a market leader in wireless presentation system increasing collaboration in the meeting room.

In this function I have the overall responsibility for a growing team of 70+ engineers and team Managers spread across multiple teams and 4 different countries (Belgium, Romania, India and Taiwan).

  • Head of R&D for the ClickShare product line within the Barco Enterprise Division.
  • Management of the R&D department with regard to people (skills and employee satisfaction), processes, product quality and budget.
  • Responsible for the technology roadmaps of the end products.
  • Responsible for the Innovation roadmap and Innovation exercises within the global team.
  • Responsible for the alignment of Software Product Development & validation goals and projects with the Product Management and Strategic Marketing teams.
  • Develop and steer the Agile Scrum software development processes across different sites.
  • Determine together with Project Management the appropriate staffing for the projects.
2014-092016-01

Senior Manager Robotics Software

Lely Industries NV

Maassluis, The Netherlands

Domain: Robotics | Self-driving vehicles | Industrial robots

Lely Industries NV is the Global leader in robotics farming and smart machinery.

In this function I was the global responsible for all Software Product Development within Lely Industries. This function included the roll-out  of the Scrum methodology.

  • Global Head of Competence Center Embedded Software with development teams in the Netherlands (self driving vehicles, milking robots), Turkey (self driving vehicles) and Germany (Forage machinery).
  • Management of competence center with regard to people(skills and employee satisfaction), processes, product quality and budget.(40+ direct and indirect reports).
  • Alignment of Software Product Development goals and projects with the Program Management of different business segments.
  • Develop, setup and maintain the lean product development processes.
  • Integrate development processes across competence centers.
  • Determines together with Program Management the appropriate staffing for the projects.
  • Responsible for the embedded software technology roadmap for fixed robots and automated guided vehicles.
2012-122014-09

Manager Product Development

Lely Industries NV

Maassluis, The Netherlands

Domain: Robotics | Self-driving vehicles | Industrial robots

In this function I took over the management of the Continuous Development team.
I successfully introduced and nurtured Scrum. While empowering the team, the software predictability and reliability increased as well as the customer satisfaction.

  • Responsible for the continuous development and optimization of the Astronaut Milking robots.
  • Responsible for the software team as direct manager of 9 engineers.
  • Responsible for the management and hiring of software contractors and consultants.
  • Coordination with Product Management and our service organization.
  • Responsible for Agile software development, integration and release.
2010-022012-11

Manager Software Development

Innovative Solutions in Space BV

Delft, The Netherlands

Domain: Space industry | Nano-Micro satellites | GNSS

Innovative Solutions in Space BV provides cost-effective space systems and turn-key missions by using nanosatellites and small microsatellites.

In this function I have started and shaped the complete software department. Hiring passionated colleagues and setting the whole software product development process.

  • Management of the software development team (8 engineers).
  • Project management for an ESA (European Space Agency) project, oversight of the complete life cycle and the creation of a wireless sensor network system. As the consortium prime contractor, I oversaw the management side of the project, as well as communication with ESA.
  • Project management of a payload data-handling module for ISIS Triton satellite mission aiming at collecting ships information at sea. Capturing and harnessing potential of sea based AIS signals from Space. Satellite launched and currently in Low Earth Orbit (700km).
2007-102010-01

Software Engineer

Philips Healthcare

Eindhoven/Best, The Netherlands

Domain: Healthcare | Medical Systems | Image processing

Healthcare Division of Royal Philips NV. Interventional X-Ray group.

  • Implementation of display processing modules within an embedded real time X-ray imaging device.
  • Responsible for verification and validation of the X-ray image processing content at system level.
2007-022007-10

Software Engineer

Thomson (now Technicolor)

Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Master thesis performed within the context of the European THESEUS project. This project aimed at digitizing image, books, and video content to make them accessible freely on the Internet.

2006-062006-08

Software Engineer

Agfa Gevaert N.V.

Antwerp, Belgium

Quantification and correlation of human perception of the gloss with computer perception on printed samples using both physical approach and virtual approach. EU Marie Curie-VICTOR project.

2004-062005-08

Biomedical Engineer & Research Assistant

George Washington University, Texas Tech University

Washington D.C, Lubbock TX, USA

Research on cardiac ischemia: Software based quantification and extraction of motion vector fields on noisy confocal fluorescent microscope images.

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