Open Circle Solutions sees Business Intelligence as more than just data warehouse solutions. Nowadays it’s more about real-time based analytics, complex event processing and online analytical processing. We do this with the use of Jaspersoft. Read more
Open Circle Solutions has a mobile strategy and, combined with thorough knowledge of integration with relevant back-end systems, we are capable of building valuable mobile apps. We use Xamarin as development platform and build mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows. Read more
Open Circle Solutions sees Business Intelligence as more than just data warehouse solutions. Nowadays it’s more about real-time based analytics, complex event processing and online analytical processing. We do this with the use of Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite. Read more
Open Circle Solutions defines integration not just as the integration of applications and devices, but also as data virtualisation and business process management. Our solutions in integration lead to a coherent IT landscape where data virtualisation is essential. Read more
Friday September 30th, 2016
The Wisdom of the MassesRemodelling data by using ‘The Wisdom of the Masses’ Sander Kerkdijk ‘The wisdom of the Masses’ is a term from Sociology. It introduces the idea that the masses have more information than the individual. A classic example of this is to guess t...
Tuesday July 19th, 2016
Jboss Data Virtualization – map LDAP roles to VDB rolesHow to use security modules to map LDAP roles to roles we can use in the VDB? – Bas Piepers JBoss Data Virtualization (JDV) allows us to expose data from multiple sources via the use of so called Virtual Databases (VDBs). Using a toolset or by defining a XML fi...
Thursday June 23rd, 2016
Inner Circle Client PortalHow does the Inner Circle Client Portal work? Earlier we have written a blog on the Inner Circle app. The app offers your organisation the option to bring information, news and events to the attention of all employees without the use of a computer. The mobile address book...
Rens has been working as a Data Scientist for the last few years, with a focus on problem analysis and data visualisation. This enables him to create relevant solutions which are clear for the end user. To be able to offer custom solutions he uses different tooling, including Hadoop on the Hortonworks platform, mainstream databases and open source scripting languages such as Python and R. Rens prefers to use a ‘rapid prototyping approach’ in a team, to be able to reach the best result through interaction with the team members. Earlier in his career, Rens was primarily active in the care sector.
Sander has close to ten years of experience in ICT and has been active mainly in Data Science. During and after completion of his masters in Theoretical Computer Science and Technical Artificial Intelligence, he has been working mostly in the finance industry. Sander is used to actively involve organisations in the process to the final product. Also, he has a lot of experience in assisting medium sized to large companies in getting more insight from their data. Sander has a strong analytical background and he has held the position of Lead/Owner for a long time, which enables him to translate technical concepts into a clear execution.
Sander likes to take on an active and supporting role in a team. He is eager, flexible, willing to learn and tries to involve everyone in the process.
Jeroen is a motivated Java Developer with 5 years of experience in the development of custom Java applications. He graduated in 2010 from his Master studies in Software Technology from the University of Utrecht. After graduation he worked for 4 years at the University of Tubingen, doing research in the area of compiler technology and query languages. He contributed to a modern compiler and gave lectures in the area of programming. He has been working in Java consultancy from 2013 onwards.
During the last few years he has worked mainly in DevOps environments and he enjoys doing so. Jeroen is used to working in environments where the team is responsible for development as well as application maintenance. He has worked in different roles, from Analyst to Lead Developer and Scrum Master.
Willem van Dreumel
Willem has been working in the software development industry for the last 8 years. After finishing his studies in Information Technology he started as a Java Developer and has grown into an experienced Back-end Developer. In this role, he has been involved in projects in the financial and energy sector and in government. He has fulfilled roles from analysis and implementation of business requirements to leading a team of developers as a Technical Lead.
During the last couple of years Willem has specialised in the area of integration. This work often deals with complex business matters, he likes to be the linking pin between business and technology. An important question that keeps Willem busy: what is the business goal and does the proposed solution accomplish this in the best possible way?
Senior Test Engineer & Analist
Jan has been working in the IT industry for the last 23 years. In the first 10 years as an Oracle developer he formed the basis for his technical know-how and his knowledge of generic software development. He is driven by his strong skills in analysis and his goal to be able to offer good and solid solutions for his customers. Doing so, Jan has developed into a Senior Test Engineer and Analyst. His affinity with technology is useful when working in (setting up) automated testing, in thinking of ways of technical implementations and in testing complex technical solutions.
Due to these traits, he has proven to be successful in bridging the gap between business and IT teams in the professional services industry and in the energy sector. When Jan became aware of Scrum/Agile in 2010, it was clear to him that this would be the best way to combine his knowledge and expertise. He thrives in an environment where he can be a participant, or where is able to guide a self-supporting team as a certified Scrum master in order to improve himself or the team.
Senior Java Developer
Endy has worked as a Developer, Functional and Technical Designer, Team Lead, Architect and Product Owner. He has been active in various sectors, but particularly in the energy sector and the health care market. He loves a results-oriented approach and monitors the quality of the final product. His specialities focuses around Open Source technology, but he enjoys working in heterogeneous environments as well.
Alex has been working in IT since 1992, mostly as an (Oracle) Developer and Oracle DBA, with both small as well as large companies. He likes to concentrate on complex technical issues. His strong drive to find out why something is not (sufficiently) working has often led to him being asked to investigate problems in performance.
Recently he has been specialising in Hadoop and similar applications. In this capacity, aimed at the digital marketing of a large electronics company, Alex is working now on the set-up of a Hadoop production cluster and the configuration of matching ETL processes.
Alex is at his best in a small and committed project team with a strong focus on the final result. In this environment his very pro-active nature and commitment come in very useful, which have a positive impact on the quality and progress of the project.
Senior Java Developer
Bas is a motivated Java Developer with by now more than ten years of experience in developing custom Java applications. He graduated with honors from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2004 and has been working in IT ever since, first as an in-house developer and from 2007 onwards as a consultant.
Bas has worked as a developer, analyst and team lead on a number of challenging projects in several sectors like utilities, government, healthcare and education. In doing so, he has worked with a large number of standards and frameworks, including J2EE, Spring, JSF, Wicket, CXF and Vaadin. Bas is a firm believer in the user of existing frameworks that offer a high level of abstraction, like Apache Camel and JBoss OptaPlanner, for increasing code quality and productivity. In addition, Bas is a certified SCRUM master who highly values working according to Agile principles.
As one of the first people to graduate from studies in Information Technology, Rob Cüsters started work as an Information Analyst at Volvo in 1984. Then BSO, Rank Xerox, Atos Origin, PwC and Ciber followed and now Open Circle Solutions. Thanks to the number of employers and customers and thus taking on different roles and projects he is a truly experienced project manager. His specialties are migrations, conversions and relocations, but in essence any IT project that has multiple interests suits him. Rob excels at team building and decision making, but not in the least at stakeholder management.
Rob says that not the project management methodology or the formal procedures make project managers successful, but it is communication and experience that make the difference. And motivation and enthusiasm are very important, says Rob. Time and time again he gets feedback that these traits characterise him. It’s no wonder Rob enjoys his profession of being a project manager.
Roy Uijting has 3 years of experience as a Mobile Developer and has already been working with the .NET MVC framework for 5 years now. After his studies in Information Technology he started working as a Web Developer, where he produced custom solutions in applications for the web for both small and large enterprises.
Because of growing customer demand in apps, Roy familiarized himself with the Xamarin platform. Firstly, he specialised in Xamarin iOS and Xamarin Android, later he studied Xamarin Forms. Roy is primarily involved in the development and delivery of apps. He can use his creativity to the full in this. By now, Roy has developed several apps for instance XXImo and Booking.com.
Roy has a wide range of employable skills, because of his experience as a Web Developer and as an App Developer. He is a motivated, enthusiastic, involved and independent developer who is eager to learn, and who also has experience in working in project teams. His goal is to learn every day.
Jan, who has 3 years of experience in back- and frontend development, will strengthen the team of Open Circle Solutions as Mobile Consultant. After completing his studies in Computer Science he started work as an All-round Developer at a company that primarily builds software for the agricultural industry. During these years Jan has gained a lot of experience in back-end development of business critical (web) applications, which enable trade in energy, gas and heat for horticulturalists. Next to his work as Back-end Developer Jan has been active in the development of web- and mobile applications. In doing so, he has learnt he has a passion for building mobile applications.
Jan likes to work on issues relating to an optimal User Experience combined with the desired output of functional and technical requirements.
Dennis van Loon
Senior Java Consultant
Dennis has more than 15 years of experience and is our latest Java Consultant at senior level. During these 15 years he has done several projects, mostly Java, and he has shown many customers he is a valuable member for project teams. Dennis is an all-round consultant, he has taken on multiple roles from functional designer to lead developer and scrum master.
The last few years he has mainly worked in DevOps environments which he really enjoys. Dennis is used to working in environments where the team is responsible for both development and application management. He performs at his best in a wide role where programming has to be present, obviously. Dennis has strong analytical abilities and always thinks of solutions in the customer’s best interest.
Nataschja is as our recruiter responsible for identifying and attracting new employees for Open Circle Solutions. She takes care of the process of recruitment and selection. She works closely with managers and the board. The last few years she has gained experience at a recruitment agency in the hotel and catering industry in hiring and supporting staff. She values personal contact a lot. She gets energy from working with people and adding to the growth of our organisation.
Since finishing his studies in industrial engineering and management science in 2001, he has been working in several (Business Intelligence) projects at amongst others Philips, VGZ, KPN, Rabobank, Achmea and Interpolis. During the last few years he has been working in the role of project manager/scrum master, including a period of 1,5 years as an account manager.
Since September of 2015 Ward has been working at Open Circle Solutions as Managing Consultant. In this role he is responsible for the set-up of a Big Data/ BI unit.
Luc de Bruijn
Mobile Specialist / Managing Consultant
Luc de Bruijn has been working in IT since 1999. From the start he has been fascinated by new markets and solutions with associated technologies. After several roles as developer and part of a professional services team at an international organization he started his own consulting company employing 15 professionals. His work brought him all over the world, to implement training management systems for multinationals. After this adventure Luc focused on everything considering Mobile and Online and next to being a real sparring partner for clients he also takes responsibility for creating and developing the mobile and online branch of Open Circle Solutions.
Luc is the ideal consultant for clients who are searching for direction, policy and vision for their online and mobile strategy. Next to that, he is extremely suitable as sparring partner between business and IT in roles like analyst or consultant.
Senior Java Consultant
Bas Piepers, Java Consultant, has been working in IT since 2002. After his bachelor in Computer Science, Bas fulfilled several roles within IT projects, e.g. Developer, Functional Designer and Consultant. In recent years, he focused on development for Open Source Java custom applications. Bas loves the technical aspect of development of new software, but thinks it is very important to involve the client in the process. “The development of software is a co-operation between client and developers, so the processes involved must be flexible.” Bas believes in an approach based on SCRUM leading to an application which enables the client to do the job better and faster.
Roel van Rijn
Roel has been active in IT for over 15 years, including 8 years in Senior or Managing roles. He is your ideal Project manager. After his computer science study he worked as project manager at Atos, CGI, Ciber and Van Gansewinkel. In 2011 he came back to Ciber, where he continued as Managing Consultant.
As an experienced project manager he is able to manage ICT-technical software/hardware projects for small and big companies in sectors like Energy, Healthcare, Government, High tech, Industry and Environment.
Roel is good at keeping an overview in complex environments, he knows how to motivate people and make them work together, give direction to organizations by acting proactively and knows how to keep his calm in stressful situations. Next to that he is a structured person who applies accurate and up-to-date project administration. Because he is good in setting priorities with regard to the usability of the end result, he knows how to keep progress going, up to an optimal end result. He is aware of different and opposing project interests from stakeholders and acts accordingly.
Michiel van den Nieuwenhuijzen
Consultant Java Back-end
With six years of experience as Java developer, Michiel is one of our Java Back-end Consultants. He has shown multiple times that he can contribute in diverse environments for different clients. Amongst other things, he setup a migration process from powerbuilder/sybase to Java and build multiple complex applications as Lead Developer. A small selection of the tasks he performed were: leading teams, define the software architecture, consulting with the architects and setting up the technical architecture.
At his last assignment Michiel was responsible for setting up fully automated service processes and migration to a new platform. Preferably he works in scrum/agile teams.
Michiel has learned to use his love for programming and solving problems and convert this into motivation and a pro-active attitude. His analytical capabilities and creativity help him solve problems and deliver high quality end results.
Junior Consultant Mobile
Jasper, Junior Consultant Mobile, graduated for Design for Interaction at the Technical University of Delft in 2012. He is fully informed and familiar with the newest techniques, and with it he realizes user-centered solutions.
As a Trainee Software Development at Educom & Detacom he focuses his skills for software development and user experience in the field of desktop, web and mobile apps. With his combined experience as developer and UX designer he is our Junior Consultant Mobile.
With his four years of experience as Mobile App Developer and Consultant, Wouter is one of our Mobile Consultants. Amongst others, he has been working for Atos, Rijkswaterstaat, Ciber and the Ministry of Security and Justice. His specialty is developing apps for iOS and Android. Next to that, he continuously follows the newest technologies like Xamarin. In May 2015 he became a Xamarin Certified Developer.
Jordan van Est
Jordan van Est, our Managing Director, is a very experienced project manager and has been working in IT in the energy sector, high tech and telecom industry since 1994. His background is managing Java and Open Source projects for the purpose of integrating systems or for the build of a custom solution. He has also managed Java and Open Source departments. “My approach as project manager is goal oriented and pragmatic, where I guide and inform my team and stakeholders as a team player with a human approach. I support a Scrum approach in a collaboration of business and IT, where we deliver software in short bursts that offer immediate added value to all stakeholders.”
Patrick Deenen, our R&D Director, has 24 years of work experience in ICT and is a very experienced (custom) software specialist in the area of business critical (internet) applications with a focus on JEE technology. “At the start of my career I have gained much experience in 4GL development, where high productivity was key. I find that in current development of web technology this is neglected. I think it’s important to focus on productivity.”
What employees say
Next to experience, motivation and communication, for me as a Project Manager creativity is essential to be successful. At Open Circle Solutions, innovation and creativity are cultivated, more so than at other companies.
At Open Circle Solutions I have the chance to develop myself professionally. This enables me to use the latest techniques for our clients. Open Circle Solutions is a company with motivated colleagues who co-operate informally. We get the best out of each other and in this way we guarantee that our clients get the right solution.
Creating innovative solutions with the best people, implementing them with passion and energy, resulting in satisfied and excelling clients; that is what motivates me as a Project Manager.
Roel van Rijn
At Open Circle Solutions we contribute to the development and growth of the company. Activities have a direct contribution to the company and you are stimulated and motivated to generate and develop your own ideas. Apart from interesting assignments at leading companies, we have professional colleagues and an informal and pleasant work atmosphere.
Entrepreneurship and working with the latest in technology and its possibilities drive and motivate me every day!
Luc de Bruijn
Open Circle Solutions offers the freedom for development. Using the latest technology I develop solutions for our clients and for the client offerings from Open Circle Solutions.