1997 I started to work as an independent consultant, initially established
in Portugal but providing services to Belgium companies.
6th June 2001 I moved to Belgium and - together with my wife Joyce -
established "The Knowledge Binder SPRL" in Brussels.
- in its juridic form - lasted until December 2003, when it became a
concept, consolidating our professional and academic career.
Partena group, Belgium
I was responsible for a 3-years challenging programme to merge two
companies while migrating all applications to new technologies and platforms.
This job included hands-on mainframe system programming activities.
Project Management (Migration of AGF/Assubel environment to Partena
site, Implementation of OS/390 2.8, Implementation of Unix Services
· Planning, Installation, Customization, Maintenance and Support
of Mainframe Operating Systems
· Hardware Configuration, Planning and Implementation
· Support and Planning of conversion from legacy applications
· On-site technical training
· Y2K Planning, Preparation and Validation
· Intranet configuration, Implementation and Design of web page
ITSC-E Anderlecht, Belgium
and team Manager
project management my role was to ensure the team leadership during
the transition periof of relocating the company from Belgium to Switzerland
Manager - Responsible for all the projects related to the mainframe
environments. Main projects:
. Transfer of the complete mainframe environments to another location.
There were 15 persons participating in the activities and around 30
indirectly involved, from 3 different companies and 6 different countries.
. Transfer of the mainframe monitoring activities from the outsourcing
company in Belgium to an internal team based in Switzerland. More than
20 persons were involved in the knowledge transfer, from 2 different
companies and 2 different countries.
. Disaster Recovery Tests Coordination
. Mainframe Co-location study - including the European and North American
Mainframe Data centers
Technical and Financial Analysis - Service and software contracts, Service
Level Agreements, Charge-back procedures.
Manager - The team was composed by 6 high-skilled independent consultants,
responsible by providing mainframe services to 6 different European
countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland).
Masters degree in e-commerce and e-business Project Management
ISC Saint-Louis, Brussels - Belgium
(From September 2000 until July 2003)
. Professional presentation techniques (Jeeves, Belgium)
. OS/390 Performance Conference (IBM Orlando FL, October 99 - Speaker)
Management (Computer Associates - Belgium, February 2001)
& Society 2020 (Belgium, March 2001)
for Business in the 21st Century (IBM Belgium, February 2001)
summit Benelux (BMC Belgium, May 2000)