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MATHIAS KNOP

Digital Transformation Consultant

I am a results-oriented Digital Transformation Consultant and aim to help my clients to achieve all of their goals. I have a couple of years of experience in the industry and have worked every step of the way, but more than that - I love stepping out of my comfort zone and being challenged on a daily basis.


Take a look at my academic and professional milestones.

"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it." - Steven Wright

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DX CONSULTANT, YOKOGAWA BELGIUM

April 2021 - Now

Following the latest trends in the industrial automation industry, I am working as a Digital Transformation (DX) Consultant both for internal DX transformations as for advanced customer projects.

The demand of Yokogawa's customers to deliver more complex and digitalised applications is rising.This demand requires resources that have skills on both the automation side as on higher level software integration and the connection with business applications.

The general digital transformation strategy will be designed to:

  1. Help project managers to deliver more advanced solutions

  2. Guide customers towards new possibilities and modernization

  3. Set new standards in the automation world


The objectives of the consultant will be to:

  • Design and develop internal software solutions

  • Deliver advanced automation projects with the latest products (e.g. FastTools)

  • Proactively introduce, propose and potentially lead internal DX transformation projects (e.g. MyProject)

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BUSINESS MANAGER, ALTEN BELGIUM

August 2020 - April 2021

As a Business Manager in the Technical Software department of ALTEN Belgium, I have the following responsibilities:

  • Business development within IT and Engineering sector

  • Recruitment of high potential engineering profiles

  • Management of a business unit (people management, P&L, etc.)


While I can say that this is an extremely interesting experience, I can also say that it brought me too far into the business domain. I am no longer bridging Business and Technology, and I feel that I cannot make as much impact as I would like to make based on my technical background and passion. I am more than eager to be involved again personally in digital transformation design, development and implementation projects.

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INTERNATIONAL LEAD BUSINESS ANALYST, YOKOGAWA HQ

January 2019 - August 2020

Grateful for this extremely challenging but also rewarding mission to achieve the first agile & digital transformation goals in the Global Project Delivery Division of a 4B $ revenue multinational company. Bridging the Business and Technical departments.

  • Creation, follow-up and reporting of the project planning (MS Project)

  • Maintaining and prioritizing the product backlog (Azure DevOps)

  • Facilitating the agile meetings (Sprint Review, Sprint Planning, etc.)

  • Scheduling global webinars for UAT and Release events (MS Teams)

  • Defining the cloud architecture (Azure stack)

  • Creation of new dashboards for stakeholders (MS Power BI)

  • Collaboration with remote development team in Romania

  • Coordination of two other Business Analysts in Tokyo and Singapore

  • Frequent business travel

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APPLICATION ENGINEER, YOKOGAWA BELGIUM

July 2017 - August 2020

  • Design, development and implementation of industrial SW applications

  • Project execution from A to Z: requirements gathering, drafting specifications,

  • implementation, testing (FAT/SAT) and commissioning

  • C# .NET, Entity Framework, WPF, WinForms, SQL Server, Crystal Reports, OPC, Yokogawa (PLC, DCS, SCADA, PIMS), Virtualisation (Hyper-V)

Successful delivery of the following projects:

  • HIS On Tablet @Air Liquide

  • Graphic Replay Station @Air Liquide

  • Preventive maintenance application @Chevron

  • MSS for gas detection system @Imec (including PLC programming)

  • Multiple data historian installations and upgrades (MES)

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ENGINEERING DEGREE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

September 2014 - June 2018

  • Master of Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology

  • Specialisation in wireless networks

  • Graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude)

  • Thesis around Smart Buildings titled "Evaluation and implementation of a

    WSAN in large buildings" (18/20)

  • 3-month internship at Yokogawa Belgium (18/20)

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, MATERIALISE NV

  • Agile software development in .NET for adding multilingual options to

    industrial 3D printing software with an international development team

  • C#, WPF, SQL, VSTS

July 2016 - August 2016

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EMBEDDED SW ENGINEER, ZORA ROBOTICS NV

  • Embedded software engineering for a voice-isolation project

  • Python, Matlab, C

October 2017 - November 2017

 

RESUME

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