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have established a multi-disciplined international Advisory Board.
Members of this board bring their range of skills, experiences and
industrial sector knowledge to assist and shape the development, strategy
and operations of the company.
Martin is the founder and CEO of Softonomy. He has nearly 20 years experience in
business, having gained an academic grounding in Software with an M.Sc. Martin has worked in such
areas as Software Development, IT Management, IT Consultancy, Business Projects and
Management Consultancy, leading technologists to deliver to business needs and guiding business
managers to exploit the capabilities of software and technology. With his entrepreneurial drive he
has developed and managed several business units, both within blue-chips such as Fujitsu-ICL,
Ericsson, Ernst & Young and IBM, and start-ups such as First-e/Factor-e, Softonomy,
having conceived viable business and strategy plans and executed against them. Martin has
been responsible for developing and selling services and business solutions and has
experience across a diversity of sectors such as Telecoms, Financial Services,
Manufacturing, Hi-Tech and others. He has extensive international experience and has
been an active leader on several company management teams.
Jan-Maarten has over 22 years experience working as a Consultant and a Senior Project Manager in
technology and organisational disciplines. He has delivered on a wide variety of projects, such as
infrastructure conversions, application implementations and service management implementations
for a wide range of business sectors such as Telecoms, Financial Services, Hi-Tech and Transport.
Jan-Maarten has been active in ensuring the effective transfer of technology knowledge and has
a deep experience of international delivery in Europe and globally. He has furthermore founded
and ran a technology company delivering technology services and solutions.
Joe earned his Ph.D in Biochemistry and is an internationally accomplished research scientist.
His professional experience includes research and teaching positions at leading European and American
institutions, including the Pasteur Institute and Stanford University. He has held senior positions
in Biotechnology companies, spanning from anti-oxidant pharmaceuticals and data mining to cancer
therapeutics. He has special interest in cancer therapeutics among others and is a full-time
Rob van Zuilen
Rob is educated as a Professional Purchasing Manager and has over 30 years
experience in purchasing roles that have included the Chemical, Refrigeration
and Telecom industries, among others. He is an experienced Senior Purchasing
Manager with assignments in the Distribution and Pharmaceutical
sectors. Rob has deep experience in complex sourcing projects for integrated
ICT solutions with OEM and Development aspects. He has been involved in
complex large-scale multi-national corporate negotiations for sourcing business software
on a global asis and has championed the establishment of cross-functional and international
Hugh holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and an M.Sc in
Computation from Oxford University. Over the last 20 years he has held a variety of senior
software engineering positions at leading ISVís in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and Ireland.
He was the Chief Architect at a leading global middleware company, where he oversaw the technical
direction of all product lines. In 1999 he co-founded a start-up that specialises in Web
Services and Integration software technologies and is currently working for a major Swiss bank.
Ronan has worked in software development in the Telecoms sector
since 1988 following graduation with an M.Sc from Queens University in Belfast.
He has a particular interest in database technologies and has worked extensively in
designing and developing database access via internet access methods. He has
been involved in integrating third-party billing systems into Telecoms environments
and is a senior manager.
Mike graduated with a B.Eng. in Electronics from the University of Limerick in 1987. He has
worked exclusively in the software industry for 20 years and his international experience
as a senior software engineer has crossed numerous industries such as Telecoms, Finance, Medical,
E-Learning, Cable and Web Commerce. His expertise in technologies is similarly wide ranging and
includes web services, database design, embedded systems and middleware among others. For example,
he designed software for a leading-edge IP network bandwidth measurement product used by Cisco.
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