Current – since January 2010
Founder and owner of Metaaps SRLU, a spanish registered company specialised in Satellite based Earth Observation and Geographical Information Systems.
Roles and responsibilities:
for our two main products EOClipse and EOTools: product definition and business plan drafting, business development (search for funding, user involvement and partnerships with participation to several ESA and EC FP7 call for proposals), technical developments (web & desktop, mostly Java and web technologies)
day to day management of a start-up
European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
From May 2007 – November 2009
Project Officer working on the use of technologies and systems (in particular the use of Satellite Imagery) for Maritime Surveillance. Software Development for the Vessel Detection System of JRC. Project Officer on EU funded projects such as TANGO and LIMES. Participation to internal EC consultation on GMES and Security.
BARCO, Toulouse, France
From May 2001 – May 2007
R&D Team Manager. Management of a 2 million R&D budget for Military computers and consoles design. Managing a team of 4 project managers. Elaboration of yearly workplans, roadmaps, international cooperations. Elaboration of product specifications, follow on, reports, corporate presentations and meetings.
Business development engineer. Elaboration of technical proposals in response to calls for Avionics systems or devices. Customers included Airbus, Honeywell, Sagem and others.
Project Manager and Software Project Manager. Various Project and Software Projects management in Avionics and Military.
Software developer. Various desktop and embedded applications.
Alten Benelux, Kortrijk, Belgium
From October 2000 to May 2001
Image Processing Consultant. One mission at Barco's Headquarters in Belgium.
ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
From March 1999 to October 2000
Young Graduate Trainee and stagiaire. Onboard Image Compression techniques study for Satellite based Astronomy Missions, selection of algorithms and implementation on actual hardware.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg from September 1996 to September 1999
Master in Image Processing from September 1998 to September 1999
Fluent in English and French, some knowledge of Spanish and Italian
Maried and father of two daughters
Living in Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
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