My whole professional career, which approaches 40 years, I have worked with DATA related software technologies. Boring? Not really ! If you look at it just from a bits and bytes perspective, then one may agree.
But solving the challenges of ever increasing complexities of storing, using, integrating and visualizing high volumes and varieties of data to the benefits of organisations is actually very interesting.
After evangelizing the importance of data for many years, finally, companies start to realize it’s the huge potential value and treat it as one of the organizational pillars, together with People and Money.
Since January 1st , 2016 I started as an independent advisor to be able to offer my knowledge and experience to Software Start-up companies as well as organisations with defining their future data architecture.
In the almost 15 years at Informatica I helped the company grow from just an ETL tools vendor to the leader in Data Integration platform, with solutions for Data Quality, Master Data Management, Big Data Management, and others. Through this, EMEA revenue increased in that period to over 100M dollars.
Distributor for Informatica in Benelux. First with other products portfolio: Novera, Cloudscape, Net-It, Ding! and later just focus on: Informatica, Trillium, KXEN. The company grew to 22 people before being acquired by Informatica Corp. in 2001.
Started in 1994 as the 1st distributor of Illustra products in Europe. Illustra was founded by (a.o.) Prof. Mike Stonebraker and was the pioneer of enterprise, rich-content database software. Illustra was recognized as the "Most Influential Company in the Database Marketplace" in 1995. Illustra was acquired by Informix. See Forbes article from 1997. Other products in portfolio (a.o.): Bulldog Software (acquired by Documentum), Virage (acquired by Autonomy).
For more background see my LinkedIn page.