Ralph

Ralph den Houdijker

Blockchain Architect

ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Ralph den Houdijker and I am a Blockchain Architect. Back in the days however I started my professional career as a Business & Functional analyst. During this period I tried to develop myself not as a ‘silver-tongued salesman’ type of consultant, but rather as a ‘modelling architect’ type, equipped with pen and paper.

Eventually I started to read and study about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. This made me realise I wanted to specialise professionaly in blockchain and other decentralized technologies. As a Blockchain Analyst I am the key figure between the customer and the blockchain development team. Relying on my analytical skills and a strong base in decentralized technology I try to translate customer needs into a suitable case for the technical team.

Now I think that’s enough as a formal, obligatory introduction of myself. Below you can find a more general presentation, as well as my CV.

  • Date of birth
    September 9th 1991
  • Address
    Leuven, Belgium
  • Languages
    Dutch, English, French
  • Hobbies
    Music Producing, Hockey, Swimming
  • Interests
    Science & Technology, Roadtripping
  • Email
    ralphdenhoudijker@hotmail.com
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WHAT CAN I DO

Business Analysis

Optimizing your business processes in order to act more responsive to your corporate requirements. By visualising your processes you will get a clear view on your organisation and its structure.

Functional Analysis

Collecting all the required information about the data and how it needs to be processed. This information will be the input for the optimalization of an existing application, or the development of a brand new application.

Blockchain

Lifting your business to a new level thanks to blockchain. To enable any kind of value transfers, we don’t rely on one partaker anymore, but on a network where every participant act as an administrator.

Architecture

Providing insight and guidance in all aspects of the change, starting from the business idea until a proposal of needed ICT infrastructure.

Change management

Helping you in translating the business vision and strategy towards concrete targets and plans, in order to go from the As-Is situation towards the envisioned To-Be situation.

Agile

Applying Service Design and Agile practices, like Scrum and/or Kanban, to significantly improve the development cycle of your application. Prototyping, short feedback loops and clear communication will be the norm.

SKILLS

I am convinced decentralized technology such as blockchain is the next big thing. Every day I try to build my expertise with this technology and embrace the research that needs to be done.

Business & Functional Analysis

ArchiMate
55%
BPMN
95%
Decision Management
70%
UML
85%
XML
60%
SQL
65%

Blockchain & other decentralized technologies

Hyperledger Fabric
85%
Hyperledger Composer
75%
BigchainDB
70%
Ethereum
65%
Bitcoin
80%

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Blockchain Architect

November 2017 - ...

Together with Trase I teamed up to develop a proof of concept demonstrating the impact of a blockchain solution on the decision-making process of the Flemish government and local governments.

Business & Functional Analyst @ The Business Analysts

September 2015 - November 2017

The Business Analysts (TBA) is a dynamic, rapidly growing company, focussing on state-of-the-art business solutions and implementations. TBA is part of Cronos Leuven and the Cronos Group, both synonymous with innovative entrepreneurship.

IT Analyst (Master's Thesis) @ Atlas Copco

September 2014 - August 2015

Throughout the academic year, I was working on my master’s thesis under the supervision of prof. dr. Steven De Haes (Antwerp Management School). The project entailed an in-depth study of Atlas Copco’s internal investment and portfolio processes in which the relationship between business case usage and perceived investment success was critically assessed by using scientific research and a quality analysis.

Functional Analyst @ Accenture

September 2014 - December 2014

In an assignment commissioned by prof. dr. Jan Verelst (Antwerp management school), my group was responsible for completing the ‘Achieve Digital Excellence’ and ‘Enhance Multi-Channel Communication’ modules of the integration project. I was required to combine all of the skills and knowledge I have attained so far as a Business Engineer and put them into practice during a real-life simulated insurance exercise.

IT Auditor @ Atlas Copco

March 2014 - May 2014

During a three-month period, my colleagues and I were held responsible for completing an IT Audit assignment in which we carefully evaluated Atlas Copco ‘Manage Budget and Costs’ COBIT process. By analysing the subject matter, reviewing the control design and verifying the operating effectiveness, we came to a number of recommendations. Thereon, our findings were presented to the auditee.

IT Consultant (ERP Project) @ Johnson & Johnson

October 2013 - December 2013

Within the context of an academic project, my colleagues and I have conducted a small-scale research into the problems regarding data warehouse structures. The main purpose of this project was to provide some insight into the underlying root causes and to offer a broad range of possible solutions and recommendations.


EDUCATION

University of Antwerp

2013-2015

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), Business Engineering in Management Information Systems

  • Master’s thesis: Benefits management of IT enabled investments at Atlas Copco.
  • Specialization Cluster in IT Governance, Major in Strategy & Organization and Minor in Business Financing.
  • Significant coursework in the fields of Strategic Management, Enterprise Engineering, IT Governance, ICT Assurance and Audit, Software Architecture, Information Systems Audit, Tax Management, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.
University of Antwerp

2009-2013

Bachelor of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), Business Engineering in Management Information Systems

  • Bachelor’s thesis: The implementation of eCRM applications to optimize B2B relations in a B2C environment.
  • Significant coursework in the fields of Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Management Science & Best Practices, Corporation Law, Accounting and Finance, Digital Information Systems, Econometrics and Financial Management.

PROJECTS

  • All
  • Blockchain
  • Business/Functional Analysis

GET IN TOUCH

It might sound a bit of a cliché but I prefer working together over working for someone. In fact this is the reason I became a freelancer in the first place. So let’s partner up, and talk about decentralized technologies, the future of blockchain, open data, your new business, freelance work, Elon Musk, things that haven’t been invented yet,… Just leave a little message!

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  • Phone
    0477 84 98 34
  • E-mail
    ralphdenhoudijker@hotmail.com
  • Address
    Leuven, Belgium