Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Free and Open Source Architecture & Strategy

ID: 739281 Germany

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Expert is a leading free and open source industry expert with more than 30 years of relevant experience across various sectors including telecommunications, financial services and hosting environments. He has experience helping companies master their journey to the new now using open source technologies. He supports enterprises to become digital-native, reshape their IT ecosystem and help them to stay relevant.

Areas of expertise include: pre-sales, IT security, everything SDLC-related, mobile technologies, compliance and regulatory requirements. Vertical know-how in financial services, retail, telecoms and healthcare helps to connect players and technology. Including in-depth technical knowledge about Python, Ruby, embedded technologies, C/C++, PHP, Linux, virtualization, cloud technologies and surrounding ecosystems.

Technical advisory: Architecture / design, PoC implementation, Staff engineering, SDLC subjects, DevOps topics, Licensing
Business advisory: Open source strategy, Business models, Marketing / brand awareness, Community management

Professional/Personal Skills:
- Free & open source software: Architecture/stack components, business strategy definition and implementation, legal/licensing aspects, marketing/brand building, community management.
- Sales: Sales support and pre-sales work in different fields of services/software solution sales (financial services, ICT and healthcare) in the area of enterprise sales, sales methodologies/qualification processes.
- Management/Soft skills: Broad international expertise of the management of global teams, closing enterprise / midlevel prospects, excellent presentation skills, experience in various technical sales roles with a pre-sales focus in miscellaneous industries, etc.
- IT: Operating systems (Linux, OSX / BSD), virtualisation and container technologies, databases, programming languages, system-integration software with a special focus on enterprise application integration, ETL/EAI software, micro services, high availability/cluster technologies, system, mobile / embedded technologies, software development lifecycle aspects, software quality.
- IT security: ISO 2700x, auditing, secure software modelling / hardening, social engineering, basic pentesting skills
- Internet/web technologies: Cloud / hyperscaler environments, standards, software, networking and protocols
- Industry expertise: Comprehensive expertise of the financial services, ICT and healthcare markets both from a process as well as technology perspective including compliance / regulatory requirements


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Computer Science: Customisable operating system architectures Institution: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Year: 1993 Degree: MSc Subject: Computer Science Institution: University of Bonn
Year: 1990 Degree: BSc Subject: Computer Science Institution: FH Fulda

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Solution Architect / Community Manager Department:
Strategic consulting in open source architecture, implementation and deployment with focus on NoSQL DB technology in addition to community management and marketing / brand awareness creation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2022 Employer: Leading Real-Time Graph DB Start-up Title: Advisory Board Member Department:
Duties included advising on open source strategy, community marketing in addition to business model tuning and channel / partner selection
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2018 Employer: Verizon Title: Senior Solution Architect, Cloud Services Department:
Strategic consulting on cloud workloads (from infrastructure aspects to managed service offerings) focusing on open source and mobile technology, IT security and SDLC aspects in addition to process definition and (re-) engineering
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Axway GMbH Title: Principal Consultant Department:
Management of pre-sales and professional services team with a focus on vertically oriented middleware technologies in the area of B2B projects for financial services customers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Hexaware Technologies Ltd. Title: Pre-sales Consultant Department:
Supported the growth of the central European market for a leading IT service provider by closing major prospects and ensuring repeat business. Focus was on SDLC and integration aspects in addition to near- and offshoring process definition, design and implementation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: NA Title: Contract Work Department:
Project work focused on business process integration and process optimization in the area of enterprise application integration / internet projects for the financial services industry and other verticals.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: CSK Software AG Title: Product / Development Manager Department:
Duties included product management of a financial ETL product line consisting of mostly FOSS components.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Fidelity Investments Title: Project Manager / Consultant Department:
Project management of multiple teams in the area of financial services software in addition to off-shoring process definition and implementation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Euristix Title: Team Leader, Pre-Sales Consultant Department:
Technical management of multiple small project teams in charge of the design of in the area of telecommunication applications using FOSS technologies.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2023 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Various positions in the technology sector
Years: 1993 to 2001 Country / Region: Ireland Summary: Various positions in the technology sector

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
ISC2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP, 2016)
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH, 2015)
Linux Professional Institute Certification LPIC-1 (2012), LPIC-2 (2013) and LPIC-3 (2014)
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP, 2013)
Novell Linux Enterprise Certified Linux Administrator, (CLA, 2012)
Certified SCRUM Master (2011)
Professional Appointments
Jan. 2020 – Present: Host of one of the fastest growing FOSS podcasts. Growth management (avg. 10,000 listeners per episode on a limited marketing budget), the format attracts leading industry figures including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Free Software Foundation Europe, the Mozilla Foundation, etc.
May 2013 – Present: Board member of one of the biggest FOSS communities in Germany, responsibilities include running the association in addition to representation at community events etc.
Feb. – Nov. 2018: Media relations at OpenRheinRuhr as part of core team, duties included planning and execution of all media-related activities including PR, press releases, etc.
Publications and Patents Summary
3 publications, 3 case studies

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native
German Native

Fields of Expertise

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