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    Cloud architect & Real Time Collaboration specialist

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Cloud architect & Real Time Collaboration specialist

Who am I?

  • Name: Kevin Suys
  • Date of birth: 31 August 1979
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Email: info@bitservices.be
  • Phone: +32 474 31 70 98

My name is Kevin Suys and I am an IT Architect with both strong technical and developer skills. Always interested in the current development technologies, learning both how to implement and develop for them.

Experienced in Enterprise architecture, cloud advantages (AWS and Azure) and emerging technologies like AI (IBM Watson) and chatbots.



No school can replace the school of life, and the work experience that brings with it. Here are some of my past experiences

2013 / Sep - Present

BNP Paribas Fortis

Cloud architect & Real Time Collaboration specialist

  • Introduced the first chatbot within the BNPParibas group and created the framework to build new chatbots

  • Created a proof of concept for multiple chatbots: Translation service with automatic language detection | Scenario based (resource ordering)

  • Integration of IBM Bluemix REST API (Tone analysis | Automatic language detection | Translation)

  • Assisted on the agile development of a chatbot for a separate business unit in the BNP Paribas group based on a Graph database and AIML

  • Built a custom monitoring system in JAVA for a Vidyo system using SOAP API

  • Created a dashboard using Highcharts.js to reflect real-time statistics based on the Real Time Collaboration behaviour of the users (chats, meetings, Audio/Video meetings etc.)

  • Supporting the existing architecture team on infrastructure problems Working for the Real Time Collaboration department I was responsible to support the existing architecture team while providing out of the box enhancements, including the start of a chatbot framework

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT), .NET (VB & C#)
HTML 5 & CSS3 (jQuery)
Scrum | AGILE development
IBM Domino 9.0.1x | IBM Sametime 9.0.1
AIX 7.1 | Windows Server 2012 | Linux

2012 / Sep - 2013 / Jul


Application and Development Consultant

  • Application and Development Consultant

  • Auditing the current application environment and preparing the applications for a migration from Domino 6.5 to 8.5.3

  • Requirements analysis for an existing budget approval application

  • Development of an enhanced version of the budget approval application that is deployed globally on a replicated & High-Avalability Enterprise architecture

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT)
JavaScript | VBscript | PowerShell
Object Oriented programming
IBM Domino 8.5.3
AIX 7.1 | Windows Server 2008 R2 | Linux

2012 / Sep - 2013 / Aug


Application and Development Consultant

  • Application and Development Consultant

  • Providing development enhancements for the existing applications

  • Requirements analysis & development of a new document management system

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT)
PHP 5,6,7 (Laraval), Client Scripting (JavaScript / VBscript / PowerShell)
ASP, RPG (ILE), SQL, PL/SQL (Oracle Forms), C, C++, HTML 5 & CSS3 (jQuery)
Object Oriented programming
SCRUM, AGILE development
Windows Server 2008

2012 / Jul - 2013 / Aug

Flanders Investment & Trade

Application and Development Consultant

  • Application and Development Consultant

  • Developing bug fixes and enhancements to both internally developed and third party applications running on the Domino platform

  • Requirements analysis & development of new applications running in the client and web

  • Providing added development support to the existing on-site team

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT)
Lotusscript JavaScript | VBscript | PowerShell)
IBM Domino 8.5
Object Oriented programming
Windows Server 2008

2011 / Nov - 2012 / Jun

BASF Information Services

Application and Development Support

  • Lotus notes Application & Development support engineer

  • 3rd level Support for Domino and webbased applications

  • Support in LN application projects (migrations / development)

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT)
Lotusscript JavaScript | VBscript | PowerShell)
IBM Domino 8.5 | IBM Sametime 8.5
Object Oriented programming

2006 / Dec - 2011 / Oct

Safmarine Container Lines NV

Subject Matter Expert for Messaging & Collaboration

  • System Engineer & Administrator

  • Application and Development Consultant

  • Comparing different mail solutions, both on premise and in the cloud and creating a recommendation based on business needs regarding the future Mail strategy of the company, impacting all offices worldwide

  • Investigating the current Mobile offerings (Tablet’s, Smartphones, etc.). Creating a framework for the future Mobile workplace based on different business roles

  • Technical lead in projects, migration or implementation of new products and software

  • Responsible for IT security in Safmarine Head Office

  • Development of a new asset management application running on Domino

  • Lotus Notes & iNotes template customization

  • 2nd line support for the Domino Notes messaging infrastructure (Client & Server)

  • Automated migration of 1400 notes clients from Notes 6.5.2 to Notes 8.5

  • Setup of Domino 8.5.1 iNotes server and iNotes mail template customization

  • Proof of Concept projects for Connections 2.5, iNotes 8.5.2 and Lotus Notes Traveler

  • Provided onsite migration training from Notes 6.5.2 to Notes 8.5 for Safmarine Head Office. Created self-learning materials for other offices

Traveled to USA (Offices in Houston, Charlotte and New Jersey) to provide Lotus Notes 8.5 training to Safmarine employees to prepare a migration from Outlook to Notes. A two hour training consisting of best practices and day to day usage of mail, calendar and instant messaging functionality in Lotus Notes 8.5.

2004 / Dec - 2006 / Oct

Safmarine Container Lines NV

System Engineer & Helpdesk Support

  • System Engineer & Helpdesk Support

  • Providing local support to Safmarine Head Office

  • Global support contact - first point of entry for any issues regarding Safmarine applications

  • Traveled to offices abroad to provide onsite support & training

Java (J2EE, Swing, AWT)
Lotusscript JavaScript | VBscript | PowerShell)
Lotus Domino 6.5.2 | Lotus Sametime 6.5
Object Oriented programming

2003 / Jan - 2003 / Mar

Axi NV

Junior JAVA Developer (Internship)

  • Junior JAVA Developer

  • 3 month project to enhance the current cms product and include a webshop. Creating documentation, help pages and presentation to the customer.



Our strong analytical skills combined with result driven mentality, allows us to surpass our Customers expectations and needs
Time and time again

"Kevin Suys is skilled developer who always finds an answer and a way in complex issues. He is very capable is translating "tech-talk" into "plain English/Dutch". It's nice to know that you can always count on his loyalty"

Lieven De Vleeschouwer
E-Media Consultant at Baloise Insurance



Education | Courses | Certification

2017 / May
2016 / Oct

Certification : Vidyo Architect

2016 / Apr

Course : AWS Cloud Solutions Architect

2014 / Apr

Course : IBM xPages Advanced Development

2013 / Feb

Course : Managing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 Servers and Users

2005 / Dec

Course : ITIL Foundation v3 class

2003 / Apr

Education : Graduaat Handelswetenschappen en bedrijfskunde: Toegepaste Informatica
Karel de Grote-Hogeschool - Antwerpen

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