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Summary Charles van den Reek

Strong in thinking conceptually with internal and external business partners, I build the strategy on Big Data and Business Intelligence & Analytics. Experienced in an international and multi-disciplined environment where I act as a team lead in building multicultural teams. Highly driven to bring people together and focus on project deliverable, which results in high quality projects within time frame and highly committed stakeholders and team members.

Big Data, thinking Big, start small.

De Lage LandenBusiness Intelligence Consultant @De Lage Landen June 2016 – Present

As a Business Solutions Consultant I have the privilege to act as a Business Analyst and Scrum Master on our Customer Asset Portal project. The Customer Asset Portal is a client facing Asset Management portal.
The Customer Asset Portal is adding business value to our customers where they can see their current contracts and underlying assets but also upload non DLL financed equipment.
We successfully launched the portal in February 2019, https://www.assets.dllgroup.com

The Customer Asset Portal is part of our Asset Portfolio Management strategy and is fully cloud enabled trough Microsoft Azure.
My role in these overarching Asset Management strategy;
Translating business requirements and executing business analysis.
Scrum Master for the various projects under the Asset Portfolio Management umbrella project.

Used technology; Microsoft Azure, Kofax Transformation Modules, Semantic web Taxonomy and Ontology’s management

About meBusiness Intelligence Architect @DAF Trucks N.V.2015-may 2016

Business Intelligence capabilities and data analysis regarding truck IoT, connectivity platform, data and integration towards DAF back office systems and third party data.
Big Data analytics on Hadoop clusters combined with dashboards and reporting.
Business Process Management, requirements gathering using Agile methodologies like BEAM* for Business Use Cases implementation.
Building on best practices and capabilities with regards to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Goal is to setup a Business Intelligence Competence Center and best practices.
As a result I delivered the Business Intelligence platform and the Analytics Platform for adding value to the business case.
Tooling involved, MS BI Stack, Hadoop, MongoDB, R, Tableau, PowerBI

About meStrategic Business Consultant @Merck 2014-2015

As a strategic business consultant I did setup a Big Data Community of Practice to create awareness within all business of Merck. Key in creating awareness is do it vertically throughout the business.

Listen and learn from our business partners since a Big Data project starts with a ´question´, the data will follow the question.
What would you do if you had all the data in the world?
Create awareness on tooling like Flume, Pig, Hive, Ambari, HDFS, AWS, Cloud, Data sources, Metadata repository.
The CoE is also part of a learning experience for our customers, what is Big Data?, what is Hadoop?
Big Data is about thinking big and starting small. So the data is telling the story.

Topics as MDM, a federated data model are especially relevant to understand where the value in your data lake is.

Most noteworthy; Implemented a 7 server Hadoop cluster using Ambari on Amazon Web Services.
Implemented HUE on top of the Hadoop cluster to interface more easily with Hadoop for our users.
Keeping in close contact with our strategic partners and managing the portfolio from an EMEA perspective.

About meSolution Architect Eng., Dev. & Integration EIM @Merck 2013-2014

As the Solution Architect on Enterprise Information Management I presented our service portfolio to the business. Creating awareness, marketing the solutions we could provide to the business from a data integration point of view. Dash boarding and reporting tools like Spotfire, Composite created a seamless environment for our end users, mostly MT.
Portfolio and demand planning as well as the handling the charge back on our projects.

As the database lead for the EUCAN CRM Transformation Program I have taken responsibility for the deployment of a cutting edge database landscape for the CRM solution (Veeva CRM) across Merck in Europe and Canada. This program is a multi-year effort to support the Go To Market strategy for 9 markets: UK, CA, NO, SE, DK, FI, AT, CH, FR. It includes the implementation of Veeva CRM, Master Data Management and Analytics capabilities for the markets in scope.
1.    Working closely with 5 partner companies (Veeva, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, Accenture and Liaison).
2.    Managing DBA’s offshore and onshore
3.    Managing financial aspects
4.    Working with PMO and RMO

I worked with Oracle Database, Oracle Partitioning tables, Spotfire, Informatica in the cloud, Composite, VEEVA.

About meTechnical Analyst @Merck 2010-2013

As the EMEA/APAC lead for archiving strong regulated data I presented the solution we build. While the solution is build on IBM OPTIM and in combination with the processes in place I was able to deliver an end to end solution for the customer. Applications that are decommissioned or retired but do have a retention period, legal hold or other regulatory reasons on their data should be kept. I did bring in demand (feasibility analysis) from the business as projects, and lead the large amount of international projects in the two regions. The lasts step was to lead the decommissioning of the systems.

I executed the project coordination between multi disciplined IT teams on various database projects. Analysis of business requirements and act as an intermediary between de business and key stakeholders internally aswel as externally with strategic partners.

About meOracle DBA @Merck 2007-2010

Management of Oracle databases, versions 7,8,9,10G and Oracle middleware iAS. ITIL Incident and Change as well as Problem management where in scope. Supporting platforms I did managed, Unix, Sun, Windows, Linux. Technical management of our 1400+ application landscape. Responsible for the commissioning of database software and databases under SDLC and SoX

IT Consultant @Akzo Nobel 2002-2007

Oracle consultant @Landis/Quayone 2001-2002

Functional Application Manager @Océ 1996-2001