Staff

Koen De Backer

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Engineer Koen De Backer is involved at ABIS in the domains of SAS, UNIX, Db2 LUW and WebSphere. His main interest is in configuration and managing LAN and application environments with a special emphasis on WebSphere.

Koen De Backer has the following certificates:

  • IBM Certified Specialist - AIX System Administration.
  • IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 DBA for Linux UNIX and Windows: V 8.1, 9, 10.1.
  • IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server V5.0.
  • IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.1.
  • IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere MQ V6.0.
  • Linux Server Professional - LPIC-1.
  • SUSE Certified Linux Administrator.

Filip Descheemaecker

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Filip Descheemaecker (bachelor in electronics) has been working in the telecommunications sector for 23 years, both in technical and commercial positions. Filip started at ABIS in 2004 to strengthen the ABIS sales team. As account manager he is responsible for both the management and the further expansion of customer relationships in Belgium and Luxembourg. He is also your primary point of contact for individual enrolments.

Mia Helsen

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Mia Helsen takes care of trainers and students alike: she is in charge of the reception of students, catering, and organising accomodation for our trainers. Mia is also responsible for the preparation of course documents.

Guido Indesteege

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Engineer Guido Indesteege has been working at ABIS as a consultant and instructor since 1984. He has specialized in application development with z/OS and CICS on one hand, and Java and WebSphere on the other hand. To that end, he uses the IBM developer tools RAD, RDz/IDz and RBD/EGL. He is also active in several working groups of the BeNeLux GSE.

Guido Indesteege has the following certificates:

  • IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Rational Application Developer for WebSphere SW V6.
  • IBM Certified Application Developer - Rational Application Developer v7.
  • IBM System z System Programmer.
  • IBM ADFz/IDz/RDz Foundations.

Sandy Schillebeeckx

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Lic. Sandy Schillebeeckx studied mathematics at the University of Leuven. She worked during 6 years at the Royal Military School of Belgium, doing research in the domain of plasma physics. Afterwards she worked as a teacher in mathematics. She started at ABIS in 2008, where her main domains of interest are Oracle, Java, SAS and XML.

Sandy Schillebeeckx has the following certificates:

  • IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML 1.1 and Related Technologies.
  • Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (SCJP) V 5.0, 6.0.
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Component Developer (voorheen SCWCD).
  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE Programmer V7, 8.
  • Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE Programmer V6, 7, 8.
  • Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate.
  • Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate.

Yvette Van den Acker

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Yvette Van den Acker is in charge of the accounting of ABIS. She is your prime contact for all questions concerning invoices.

Peter Vanroose

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Dr. Peter Vanroose studied mathematics and information theory at the University of Leuven, where he worked as a researcher for about 20 years in the area of artificial intelligence. He gained a broad experience in UNIX/Linux, programming & scripting (a.o.: C, C++, COBOL, R, Perl, Python, bash) and XML. In 2004 Peter joined ABIS where he is teaching courses. He specializes in relational databases –more specifically Db2–, in programming languages, and in data science.

Peter Vanroose has the following certificates (a.o.):

  • Coursera & Stanford University - Machine Learning.
  • Linux Server Professional - LPIC-1.
  • IBM Certified Database Administrator - Db2 11 DBA for z/OS.
  • IBM Certified Application Developer - Db2 11 for z/OS.
  • IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML 1.1 and Related Technologies.
  • IBM Certified Solution Developer - DB2 9.5 SQL Procedure Developer.
  • Big Data University (cognitiveclass.ai) - Hadoop Fundamentals I (BD001EN).
  • Big Data University (cognitiveclass.ai) - Using R with Databases (RP0103EN).
  • Big Data University (cognitiveclass.ai) - Spark Fundamentals I (BD0211EN).
  • Big Data University (cognitiveclass.ai) - Python 101 for Data Science (PY0101EN).
  • Big Data University (cognitiveclass.ai) - Data Analysis with Python (DA0101EN).
  • IBM BigInsights Technical Professional.

Kris Van Thillo

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Drs. Kris Van Thillo studied applied economic sciences at the University of Leuven. Since 1992 he works at ABIS, first as an instructor and consultant, within the domains Oracle, Db2 and UNIX/Linux.

Nowadays, he is responsible for outbound sales and client relations in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since 2000 he is also the manager of the ABIS office in the Netherlands. Given his broad technical background, Kris occasionally gives training, mainly in the context of databases.

Kris Van Thillo has the following certificates:

  • IBM Information Management DB2 Technical Sales Professional.
  • Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate.

Arnout Veugelen

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Arnout Veugelen studied civil engineering and architecture at the University of Leuven. After working a few years as a project manager for building projects, he started in 2014 as a trainer and consultant for ABIS, to further pursue his passion for IT. He specialises in everything 'Data', mainly relational databases and data science, with a focus on SQL and Python, and he is the main responsible for ABIS' Python activities. Furthermore Arnout teaches introductory IT courses on computer architecture, operating systems and networks.

Paul Veugelen

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Paul Veugelen, Dr. Sc. (mathematics), became responsible for the training department of ABIS in 1984 and in that capacity closely followed the general IT market. He was also active as a teacher of courses on SQL and relational databases. In 1995 he became general manager of ABIS. He is currently chairman of the ABIS board of directors.