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Employed
Open to opportunities

About Me

Internet and Web explorer: 24 years' experience encompassing all aspects of web sites management and deployment of other internet tools.
Strong engineering background. Experienced in research and teaching at Master level
Binational French/Australian​

Pascal Vuylsteker

Experience

Information Systems Manager

CEMS
Since May 2009
  • 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 (computer) to every team members​.

Senior IT Consultant

Opsomai
October 2006 to April 2009
  • 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...).

IT Lecturer (Computer Graphics, VR, New Media)

Australian National University
June 2001 to August 2006
  • 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).

INA Internet Project Leader

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA)
September 1994 to September 2000
  • 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.

DEA Training course at the Computer Graphics Laboratory (C.I.G.)

Marne la Vallée University
April 1994 to July 1994
  • 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.

Computer programmer

SYSECA
July 1993 to September 1993
  • Develop a Producer-Injector of messages with intent to validate a software package.

Education

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).

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).

Skills

  • Project management
    A mix of Agile, Extreme Programming (XP) and Lean
  • Lecturing/Teaching
    Lecturer at Master level at the Australian National​ University for 5 years
  • Information Systems
    CMS, ERM, CRM, SIS, SaaS
  • Research
    Virtual Reality (VR)
    Panoramic imagery and media geolocation (GIS : Geographic Information System)
  • Consulting
    Video on the net, Media Asset Management platforms
  • Web, Internet
    I sent my first email in 1990 and produced my first website in 1994
  • Higher Education
  • Panoramic Images
  • Virtual Reality (VR, AR)
  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Full professional proficiency)
  • Double nationality (French/Australian)

Interests

  • CSIESR
  • EDUCAUSE
  • SIGGRAPH
  • AIECM
  • FEAST-France
  • Father of Three
  • Panoramic photography
  • Woodworking
  • Archery
  • Horse-riding (TREC)
  • Rollerblading