My professional experience encompasses: Software development (C/C++/Java/J2EE), Software Development methodologies (DSDM, Rational), Software Architecture (DBMS, CRM systems), Teaching (University), creating successful start-up companies in data management, Project Management (both commercial and scientific), Advising Ph.D. students and M.Sc. students, Technical Writing (both in the publishing industry, as well as in science – see my Scientific Publications website), Scientific Project Acquisition. As a computer scientist, I often serve in program committees of the major international conferences (ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE) in my field (database systems) as well as the referee for the major journal publications (ACM TODS, VLDB Journal, IEEE TKDE). I have also organized science workshops in this area (twice the DaMoN workshop at SIGMOD, as well as the DBDBD in .nl/.be). I am a regular speaker on data management topics, both to science and industry audiences. I have a strong specialization in engineering database systems. I have designed and implemented multiple database kernels, both relational and XML, inclusive query processing and transaction management. My unique technical expertise is an insight into the interaction between high-performance data management and computer architecture.