Lennert Van Alboom

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Data
Ottergemsesteenweg 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium
+32 497 891211
Born April 18th, 1981
Belgian nationality
University of Ghent: Master of Computer Science
Thesis: "Management of OSGi Service Platforms"
University of Ghent: Master of Engineering (not finished)
St. Gertrudis College: Science-Mathematics
Trainings & Certifications
ISC² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) [2018]
HP CloudStart Implementation & Integration (4 days) [2012]
HP CloudStart Delivery (4 days) [2011]
ITIL v3 Foundation Certification [2010]
HP Accelerated SAN Essentials (5 days) [2010]
HP ROI/TCO Training (3 days) [2010]
Microsoft MCSE FastTrack (5 days) [2009]
Leading Yourself: MBTI Personality Insight and Communication Skill Training (6 days) [2009]
IBM Certified zSeries (Mainframe) Technical Professional [2007]
Novell Certified Linux Professional [2007]
Lectures & Publications
"Dilemmas in IT innovation" - Workshop for IMGent seminar [2016]
"Datacentre Migrations" - Article for Politeia Information Management handbook [2014]
"Private & Hybrid Cloud: Ask what your Cloud can do for you" - Lecture at Politeia Information Management Seminar [2013]
Working Experience
Owner & Freelance Consultant   [01/2014 - current]
Assisting customers in achieving their IT goals through freelance IT Architecture expertise.
Project as Architect - Infrastructure & Security   [04/2018 - current]
Customer: Degroof Petercam, Brussels
Responsable for Infrastructure Architecture
Creation, guidance and follow-up of Architectural principles in Infrastructure and Security

Keywords: Infrastructure, Security, Networking, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Data Security, Virtualization

Project as Solution Architect - Datacentre Migration & Security   [11/2017 - 04/2018]
Customer: ING Bank, Brussels
Guarding and enforcing bank standards for IT architecture and security
Migration of Unisys Mainframe ecosystem to virtualized environment in strategic datacentre
Analysis and design of Virtual Tape Libraries, High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Data Security architecture for the Mainframe ecosystem

Keywords: Security, Networking, Mainframe, MCP, Unisys, VTL, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Data Security, Virtualization, Migrations, Datacentre

Project as Solution Architect - Systems, Networking & Datacentre   [05/2017 - 11/2017]
Customer: BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels
Guarding and enforcing bank standards for IT architecture and security
Architectural follow-up of the Datacentre Move project
Architecture SPOC for the Network Access Control (NAC) program, enforcing corporate-wide endpoint security

Keywords: Security, NAC, Access Control, Cryptography, Networking, Governance, Compliance

Project as Infrastructure Solution Architect - Specialist Datacentre Transformations   [01/2014 - 05/2017]
Customer: BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels
Guarding and enforcing bank standards for IT architecture and security
Architectural analysis and follow-up of the Datacentre Move project, definition of the Technical Datacentre Move Strategy
Architecture SPOC for the eIntelligence Program: Behavioural Targeting, Visual Analytics, ...
Enterprise Architecture tracks, creating heatmaps, dashboards, blueprints, gap analysis

Keywords: Datacentre Migration, Security, Governance, eIntelligence, Compliance, TOGAF, Enterprise Architecture

Consultant - Solution Architect Datacentre Transformations   [01/2010 - 01/2014]
Long-term assignment at Hewlett-Packard, Diegem - limited selection of highlighted projects below
Project as Solution Architect - Specialist Infrastructure, Linux & High Availability   [07/2012 - 01/2014]
Customer: Large private bank, Luxembourg
Analysis of the existing Mainframe environment and the different workloads running on it
Interviewing key customer employees to capture company requirements and wishes
Analysis, design and implementation of a dual-datacentre mission critical Mainframe Alternative infrastructure
Analysis and design of a Security framework for the infrastructure to comply with customer and regulation demands: hardening, logging, auditing, alerting
Design and development of custom software components for Security, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Keywords: Security, Monitoring, Auditing, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Mainframe, CICS, Linux, ServiceGuard, Clustering, MetroCluster, EMC, SRDF, Oracle, KVM, Virtualization, MicroFocus, COBOL, DB2, Ansible

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist Infrastructure & Mainframe   [04/2013]
Customer: Securex, Ghent
Analysis of Securex critical application stack and infrastructure
Define recommendations for optimization

Keywords: Mainframe, z/VSE, z/VM, CICS, Linux, SuSE, DB2, Clustering, High Availability, Disaster Recovery

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist Linux   [09/2012 - 01/2013]
Customer: Ghent University, Ghent
Optimisation of the UGent Supercomputer software stack and monitoring
Analysis and coordination of firmware/software upgrade paths for Supercomputer nodes

Keywords: High Performance Computing, Supercomputer, Linux, Clustering, Infiniband, Nagios, Scripting

Project as Solution Architect   [05/2011]
Analysis of the operational customer Cloud environment
Defining architectural recommendations to match software capabilities with customer requirements
Developing Cloud template to automate customer workflows

Keywords: HP CloudSystem Matrix, PAAS, IAAS, SAAS, Analysis, Templates, Workflows

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist UNIX & Linux   [01/2010 - 12/2010]
Customer: Mazda Logistics Europe, Willebroek
Datacentre architecture overview, migration planning and migration execution
Integration of highly available services on HP ServiceGuard
Design and implementation of HPUX Virtualization using HP Virtual Server Environment

Keywords: Datacentre Migration, HPUX, Integrity Virtual Machines, Oracle, ServiceGuard, Cluster, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Ignite-UX, ITIL

Infrastructure Architect & Capacity Manager   [10/2008 - 01/2010]
Eandis CVBA, Merelbeke
Design and validation of IT infrastructure for projects
Infrastructure SPOC for Capacity Management and Identity & Access Management projects

Keywords: ITIL, Monitoring, Change Management, Capacity Management, Identity & Access Management, SAP

Systems Engineer Linux, UNIX & Novell - Consultant   [10/2006 - 10/2008]
Design, implementation and troubleshooting of networks and server environments based on Linux, HPUX and Novell
Setup and maintenance of network services, virtualization, high availability and disaster recovery

Keywords: Linux, Novell, Netware, OpenEnterprise Server, HPUX, Virtualization, Scripting, Networking

Hands-on Technical Skills
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Debian, Ubuntu, ...)
Novell (Netware, OpenEnterprise Server, eDirectory, iPrint, Zenworks, Cluster, ...)
Virtualization (Xen, KVM, SIMH, HP Integrity VM)
HP ServiceGuard clustering
Scripting (shell, perl, ...)
Present and former extracurricular activities
Board Member & Public Relations, CoreTeam Member
Technical point of contact for the hosting platform, using open source software solutions
Brainstorming and deciding on the future of the community; giving lectures/presentations
Webmaster & photographer
Developing and maintaining the website of the yearly local horse military competition; house photographer for the event
Software porting
Porting applications to HPUX, using the open source pkgsrc framework
Porting open source software to IRIX, collaborating with the Nekochan.net IRIX community
Dutch: native
English: fluent
French: fluent
Personal Characteristics
Capable of working independently as well as in team
Quick and eager to learn; adapts very quickly to new situations
Target and quality minded
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong."

Last updated: 2018-05-27