I’m passionate about innovative & disruptive digital solutions enhancing people’s lives. People say I am a “Digital influencer". I like to show & explain the added value of digital, mobile, chatbots and other AI's and their contribution to an improved user experience.
I have over 20 years experience in delivering a wide range of innovative, agile & cost efficient information technology solutions for customers, varying from small and medium enterprises to large enterprises with thousands of employees.
I grew up and still live in Tongeren, the oldest town of Belgium. I am married with Inge, a notorious entrepreneur, and I am the proud father of 2 girls, Lotte and Kato. In my spare time, I am an avid sports fan.
TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN ADDICT
PEOPLE SAY I
Manage with respect & delegate wisely
Communicate clearly & build relations easily
Solve problems with creativity
Understand new & complex concepts quickly
I COMMUNICATE IN
Dutch (mother tongue)
German (mainly understanding)
I LIKE TO
Leverage change for personal development
Explain complex concepts in a simple way
Create illustrative visuals & lay-outs
Challenge the "AS-IS" through exchange
I AM EXPERIENCED IN
Designing innovative & digital solutions
Driving large IT implementations
Informing & convincing decision makers
Managing (international) teams
2016 - 2017
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES NE
Digital transformation manager
Evangelise "digital" and innovative, disruptive concepts. Initiate & support the roll-out of digital transformation initiatives across all dimensions like technology, organisation, culture etc ...
2012 - 2016
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - CLOUD OPS
Product owner & design
"Design of infrastructure services based on on-premise and public cloud solutions.
Building and exposing a service catalog and roadmap through a single pane of glass portal. Member of the Cloud Portal agile development team as product owner."
2010 - 2012
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - HGM
Solution center manager
"Drive a Hong Kong based team developing innovative lightweight solutions. Supporting business development & marketing, informing CIO's in high growth markets all over the world."
2007 - 2010
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - N. EUROPE
e-Commerce & Middleware manager
“Inspire a team, building large hosting farms for web applications, to challenge & improve deployed technology solutions in terms of cost efficiency and time to market.”
2003 - 2007
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES - CORPORATE
e-Commerce CoE manager
“Understanding requirements & driving standardisation of web application platforms & best practices for several AXA Tech entities in an international context.”
1995 - 2003
“Architect & build state of the art enterprise web & application platforms.”
1993 - 1995
Y.S. ACCOUNTING & COMPUTING
“Start up of an IT business delivering hard- & software services."
1990 - 1993
Bachelor "Applied informatics"
Graduated with honors
03 BUSINESS TRAVELS
IDBOX : Instructed entrepreneurial & design thinking training.
GO2 : Driver behind an innovative indoor localisation & navigation app.
NWOD : Implementing a scaled agile IT product delivery model.
Google @ AXA : Introduced Google workplace at AXA. Marketed the product in group COO & CIO meetings.
ATS CIO Meetup : Created 1st AXA Mobile Conference app. Elaborated on and facilitated sessions on on-premise Cloud.
Cloud portal : A unique window on all your Cloud services.
Mid 2017 - NOW
AXA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES NE
FT Cloudification manager
FT Workplace manager
Enable AXA IT to use cloud technology as a valuable asset for it's agile & cloudification targets.
Enable AXA employees to be productie by delivering state of the art workplace & collaboration tools.
2018 - NOW
AXA BE - INNOVATION
Build an innovation strategy & roadmap. Evangelise innovation & assure a continuous flow of ideas, pilot selected opportunities in a dynamic approach.