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Pascal Vuylsteker

Pascal Vuylsteker

Information Systems Manager, Product Owner, Senior IS Consultant

Employed Open to opportunities
Internet and Web explorer: 25 years' experience encompassing all aspects of web sites management and deployment of other internet tools.
Strong engineering background. Experienced in research and teaching at the Master level
Binational French/Australian
  • In charge of the full information systems: from the back office (ERM/SIS, extranet), to the website (CMS Drupal) or the deployment of new platforms (SaaS): Project Management, Job Board, CV database, Alumni Association Management...
  • This job implies interactions with the Alliance various stakeholders (regular international travels to meet with programme managers, communication directors, academics, students and alumni representatives).
  • The latest projects are about exploring Blended Learning and SPOC solution and Competency Based Evaluation.
  • For the first years, I was in charge of the Social Network strategy.
  • On the production side, management of two developers and coordination with various providers.
  • Provision of IT systems to every team members​.
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  • Expertise:
    NewMedia (Web2.0, Ajax, Prototype ...), Video archives management, MacOSX/Cocoa programming, panoramic imagery and media geolocation.
  • Technical research.
    Proposition of a reasoned shortlist of web-based solutions for the B2B and B2C video delivery platform of the French Broadcasting Institute (INA).
    Selection of an open source ECM (Enterprise Content Management) platform for INA's intranet.
  • Project Manager and Ajax developer for Orao : a QuickTime-based web video player that fully emulate a professional video tape recorder user interface (jog shuttle, frame by frame...).
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  • Academic at the Australian National University (ANU) in the eScience group at​ the Department of Computer Science (in charge of the first Department's Masters).
  • Creation, management and teaching of courses : "NewMedia" (Web2.0), "Computer Graphics" and "Networked Virtual Reality".
  • Management of Masters student's projects.
  • Research interests : panoramic imagery and media geolocation (GIS : Geographic Information System).
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  • Technical team leader for the portal "MediaPort" and INA's web site (supervised a staff of 4 technicians).
  • Launched the Internet and web activity within INA from the very first web site in 94 to the intranet.
  • Participated actively in organizing international conferences (Imagina, Monaco).
  • Designed and implemented large website​ production tools.
  • Strong vision in the selection of technologies used and developed by the team (Apache, Perl, MySQL, QuickTime...).
  • Teaching Internet&Web training programme for French broadcasters.
  • Lobbyng to develop the Internet in France.
  • Technological survey on Virtual Reality.
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  • Scientific visualization : How to represent abstract data in 3 dimensions.
  • How to introduce the 3rd dimension to the Web : VRML.
  • Built the university very first website.
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  • Develop a Producer-Injector of messages with intent to validate a software package.

Advanced study and research in Virtual Reality

Université de Marne-la-Vallée

July 1994 to September 1995
Virtual Reality / Computer Graphics / 3D on the web (VRML).

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Computer science

Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Ulm, Polytechnique (X) and Paris 6

September 1993 to June 1994
DEA: One-year postgraduate university degree required before doctoral studies, equivalent to Master of Science in Maths and Computer Graphics (MSc).

Centrale Marseille Engineer

Ecole Centrale de Marseille

September 1988 to September 1991
Physics, Optics, Computing
3-year technical degree in physics engineering (optics, electronics...), equivalent to a Master of Science in Physics (MSc) or a Master of Engineering (MEng).
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Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles (CPGE)

Lycee Faidherbe

September 1986 to September 1988
Mathematics, Physics.
Math Sup, Math Spé: Intensive undergraduate physics and maths studies to prepare competitive exams for admission to French "grandes écoles" (ENSI : National School of Engineering equivalent to a Master of Science).
  • Project management
    A mix of Agile, Extreme Programming (XP) and Lean
    Advanced
  • Lecturing/Teaching
    Lecturer at Master level at the Australian National​ University for 5 years
    Expert
  • Information Systems
    CMS, ERM, CRM, SIS, SaaS
    Expert
  • Research
    Virtual Reality (VR) Panoramic imagery and media geolocation (GIS : Geographic Information System)
    Good
  • Consulting
    Video on the net, Media Asset Management platforms
    Good
  • Team management
    Good
  • International Relations
    Good
  • Web, Internet
    I sent my first email in 1990 and produced my first website in 1994
    Expert
  • Higher Education
    Advanced
  • Panoramic Images
    Advanced
  • Virtual Reality (VR, AR)
    Good
  • French (Mother tongue)
    Expert
  • English (Full professional proficiency)
    Advanced
  • Double nationality (French/Australian)
    Expert
  • CSIESR
  • EDUCAUSE
  • SIGGRAPH
  • AIECM
  • Father of Three
  • Panoramic photography
  • Woodworking
  • Yoga
  • Archery
  • Horse-riding (TREC)
  • Rollerblading