I’m enjoying creating Strategic Value and support Digital transformation by linking Business & Technology!!
I’ve been at the front-end of technology revolutions: Cloud/SaaS before the Cloud, Digital currency and interconnected dB’s before Crypto/DLT’s,
Technology companies need to tackle business needs, supporting the ever changing world!
Tech solutions should be a supporting framework for business goals. These frameworks should deliver the flexibility and the support to your or your customers strategic defined business roadmap.
I’ve a extensive background in guiding multiple large scale projects/programs (e.g. cybersecurity)
I’m guiding tech start-ups/scale-ups as an investor and/or board member/advisor/interim mgr.
Furthermore I’ve created strategies for these start-up’s, defining business development roadmaps for new services, setting up investors relationships, fundraising.
Investor relationship mgnt / independed board member
360° analysing of tech early stage/scale-up companies
Technology: Cybersecurity – Smart cities – Energy Efficiency – Real Tech – Smart Data – Fintech/Crypto
Program mgnt of complex (security related) solutions
Some examples of my current activities:
- Technology Advisor to investment funds
- Setting up Tech Funds – editor of PPM’s
- Assessment and coaching of technology & “turn-around” companies
- Fundraising for tech companies
- Angel investor & strategic board member for tech companies
- M&A (Tech and Real Estate)
Some examples of previous activities:
- Program Mgnt for Bpost’s End-to-End ICT Security Baseline (Multi Year/ +/- 10m euro)
- Project Mgnt for Proximus for high visibility Outsourcing/Transition projects
- Program Mgnt for ING Investment management SW Europe
- IT Consulting services for pan-European consulting bureau
- Managing Consulting services for a pan-European Telco
- Technology services for several SMB’s within the distribution sector
Managing Partner & Owner
Jan 2005 – Present
I’ve started VCTS at the beginning of 2005 and we have been focussing on 3 major area’s:
° Consulting Services (IT governance – IT Project/Program/Portofolio mgnt – Benchmarking/RFI/RFP’s – IT Security Mgnt)
° Technology Services: translate Business into IT processes / technology Architecture & Strategy
° Custom Cloud hosting solutions (CRM – Project Mgnt – Portals – Doc Sharing – ….)
Investor Relations / CIO
Oct 2016 – Present
Integrating finance, communication, marketing and compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between Orbit GT and its potential investors, which ultimately contributes to securing the next growth phase of Orbit GT.
Blockchain Centre Vilnius
Oct 2018 – Present
The Blockchain Centre Vilnius mentor team support it’s residents and start-ups in Lithuania and globally.
As a tech entrepreneur and strategic advisor with experience in building companies and creating growth I support the fast growing start-ups & scale-ups with advise.
Furthermore I support the Blockchain Centre Vilnius with it’s work in Brussels at the EC if requested.
Jun 2018 – Present
London, United Kingdom
Supporting business development of Zasti’s European / Middle East network, and delivering knowledge about Blockchain and datasecurity ( GDPR, …)
ZASTI is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology platform that helps companies and their clients by predicting risks and improving business efficiency.
Jan 2014 – Present
The “kiekenvretters”, with Wiet Van Bever as the principal actor, goal is to preserve the “Brussels” dialect by playing live sketches (the ‘Baa Mariette’ show).
Member of the IDA Magazine Editorial Board
International Dragon Association
Mar 2018 – Present
I’m a member of the IDA Magazine editorial team.
Ocean Rodeo Sports
Mar 2017 – Dec 2018
I’m their Sail Racing Ambassador in one of the most dynamic one-design keelboat classes in the world – The Dragon class – and will be testing the Ignite Drysuit in a tough keelboat racing environment.
Aroma de Cuba
Board Member – Vice President & Social Media Mgr.
Jan 2015 – Dec 2018
Founded on the 15/09/1999, Aroma de Cuba is a cigar club, with roots in Bruges, focussed on Cuban cigars, and has members in West & East Flanders, Limburg and even in Amsterdam (NL)
Board Member – Secretary
Jan 2014 – Dec 2014
Secretary of the cigar club Aroma de Cuba
“(Pre-)ICO” & Strategic advisor
Apr 2018 – Nov 2018
Advising Neuron Ltd (http://neuronchain.io/ ) in mutiple fields:
Sep 2015 – Sep 2018
India – Europe
Green Ventures International sources & manages renewable energy projects for construction in the fast growing rural Indian and Nepalese market. The company exclusively considers projects that incorporate economic, environmental and social metrics as part of its core strategy, seeking 10 to 20% IRR’s.
Technology / Business Advisor
Nov 2017 – May 2018
Advising Tokia in multiple fields:
- Management/business/organisation coaching
- Technology advising (eg cyber security), Program mgnt & Su
- Fundraising / ICO
A free tip: some crypto start-ups tend to forget that the ICO is the easy part and that the real thing starts after the ICO, delivering services to the customers, grow your company from startup to the real stuff, add features, support the customers and be profitable!!!
Please contact me for more info
Board Member – President – Social Media Mgr.
BDA – Belgian Dragon Association
Mar 2012 – Mar 2018
Boardmember since 2012.
Chairman/President of the BDA since 2013.
YOUNNIC Capital Partners
Feb 2016 – Dec 2017
Dubai – Antwerp – Amsterdam – Mumbai
Younnic Capital Partners Tech Growth Fund provides a bridge for success entrepreneurs providing access between Europe and the Middle East and India subcontinent and vice versa.
Jan 2015 – Feb 2016
Partner @ Prosquare Consulting responsible for
- Business Dev of tech companies vertical (Smart Data – Cyber Security – Telco – Smart City – E-learning – Clean Tech solutions & special projects)
- Real Estate M&A app ninjas
Enterpreneur in Residence
May 2015 – Sep 2015
Joining App Ninjas Founders team as Entrepreneur in Residence.
Program Mgr for a E-2-E Cyber Security Solution program
Nov 2011 – Dec 2013
Setting up and delivering guidance for a End-2-End Cyber Security Solution program (Security Baseline).
CTO & Tech Strategy for a Fintech startup (Crypto before Crypto / DLT before DLT/Blockchain)
2003 – May 2013
Antwerp Area, Belgium
We did “Bitcoin” before the bitcoin and “DLT” before DLT/blockchain!!!
The fintech situated itself in the world of (mobile) micropayments and transactions based systems.
- Open system
Sr. Projectmgr & Integration Mgr Eandis
Telindus (Belgacom ICT)
Aug 2007 – Nov 2011
Merelbeke – Haasrode
Transition Mgr COP/EIS Astrid
Belgacom ICT (Telindus-ISIT)
Jan 2011 – Aug 2011
Senior Project Mgr – Integration Mgr Port of Rotterdam
Belgacom Group – Telindus
Dec 2006 – Aug 2007
Consulting/PM roll-out DSL network & CRM implementation
May 2005 – Nov 2006
Jan 2005 – Oct 2006
Business Unit Mgr
The Vision Web Belgium – Ordina
Jan 2000 – Oct 2004
Coach Supervisor – Helpdesk Outsourcing
Jul 1995 – Dec 1999
1995 – Jun 1995