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(click to enlarge) Willem A.J. van Schaik

email: willem@schaik.com
web: www.schaik.com
blog: www.i-am.ws

Working experience

Cisco Systems
UCS sales for Western Canada


  • pre-sales Systems Engineer for Cisco UCS
  • sales engineer for Cisco Unified Compute System, which climbed in six years from zero to #1 market leader in blades
  • expert in converged infrastructures like Vblock and FlexPod
  • ambassador for Enterprise Applications on UCS, like SAP, HANA, Oracle and Big Data
  • demo's and proof of concepts for customers accross Western Canada
  • specialist in programming the UCS Rest API, including the development of an Android app for UCS management (UCSand & UCShow)

Sun Microsystems
Canada wide server sales


  • server Systems Engineer
  • pre-sales systems engineer for Sun SPARC and X64 servers
  • national specialist role for virtualization, both VMware and Solaris Containers
  • server consolidation workshops for banks, telecom and government accross Canada
  • pre-sales benchmark assuring a five million dollar deal for one of the large banks

Sun Microsystems
Sun Professional Services, Canada


  • Internet Architect
  • lead architect for identity management solution for workplace insurance
  • server consolidation assessment and migration plan for telecom industry
  • infrastructure architecture and deployment for pharmaceutical portal-application
  • high performance computing architecture, including technical compute portal

H&R Block Canada
Information Systems, Calgary, Canada


  • software development manager
  • managing a software development group of 15 software engineers and business analysts
  • in-house software development and out-sourced applications, including tax preparation, EDI, data warehousing, Web-presence, Intranet development

Compaq OMS, Utrecht, Holland


  • project manager / solution architect
  • analysis and design of a system management environment at the head-quarters, two production sites and an R&D department of a large multi-national
  • set-up and installation of IBM Tivoli

Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology in Singapore


  • manager of a 15 people "manufacturing and third party logistics" group in the Automation Technology division
  • functional requirements and system design of a Shop Floor Control system
  • IT consultant for cargo terminals at Changi Airport (Singapore Airlines)
  • development of navigation system for an autonomous unmanned vehicle, including message passing software bus and GPS positioning
  • chairman editor of company magazine "Cutting Edge"
  • part-time lecturer at CIM masters program of Nanyang Technological

Philips Electronics
TASS - Technical Application Software Services


  • project leader / lead architect
  • lead architect and project manager for Singapore tunnel Plant Monitoring and Control System (12 man-year project)
  • analysis and implementation of Shop Floor Control system for mass-production factory of LCD flat panel displays
  • investigation in CIM architectures of IBM, Dec and HP

Nederlandse Philips Bedrijven
CAM centre of the Centre for Manufacturing Technology (CFT)


  • systems analyst
  • information analysis and functional design of a Statistical Process Control system for a Philips semiconductor factory
  • design of an overall factory-automation architecture for the business unit Display Systems (world-wide 14 plants)
  • feasibility-audit of a national traffic control system project for the Dutch government
  • chairman of an international working-group on preventive maintenance and repair

software house later merged into Cap Gemini


  • programmer / systems analyst
  • banking applications development with PL/1
  • 4GL investigation for IBM Research Labs in Uithoorn

Education and qualifications

'95-'98 Certified Industrial Automation Consultant by the Singapore Industrial Automation Association

'90-'91 APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

'75-'83 Delft University of Technology
MEng (department of Architecture)

'69-'75 Gymnasium - B

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