Hi, I'm Gregory

I am an IT Architect, but not only!
I am also a Husband, a Father, a Tabler, a Software Developer, a Technical Architect, a Speaker, a Geek, a Musician, a Startup Enthousiast...
Co-founder of Iconfrog SPRL, and Gotoro ASBL, co-founder and co-organiser of Startup Weekend Liège, TEDxLiège, Pecha Kucha Liège & No Fail No Gain

I do a lot of things, but I'm passionate about all of them!


Corporate IT Architect

09/2015 - Now

As one of the Corporate IT Architects at Sibelga, my role was to design and document the Information System of Sibelga. To achieve this mission, I had to have extensive discussions with the Key Users and the Business Sponsors of the projects I was working on, as well as with the Solution Architects and Technical Experts of the products and technologies included in those projects. The Corporate IT Architect role requires a technical and functional understanding and a lot of communication.

Technical Architect

02/2015 - 06/2015

As the .NET architect my role was to handover the applications written in the last years to an offshore team so they could support those applications. I was also in charge of putting in place a methodology for the factory development team. My mission also included coaching younger team leaders to help them gain in productivity, and review the code produced by the developers, both offshore and in house.

Technical Architect

07/2013 - 02/2015

In the Energy sector, as the .NET Architect of the software factory/specific applications team, my role was to ensure the quality of the deliverables of the .NET development team and the stability of the Pegasus platform (Hybrid ESB). On top of that, I also had to review & deliver Technical Design Documents after interacting with functional analysts. I implemented some code on the server framework of Sibelga and reviewed the code written by other developers. I was the Interim Development Manager for 5 months while Sibelga was recruiting an intern for the position.

Founder & CEO

04/2011 - 12/2013

Mapromo.be was a web and mobile based startup for interactive shopping. As the Founder & CEO of mapromo.be I have lead the startup from the beginning. From the idea and funding to the research, market study, development, press release etc. Failing to grow fast enough, the project was ended on 31/12/2013

Technical Architect & Coordinator

03/2010 – 07/2013

In the utilities sector, working as a Technical Coordintor at Electrabel. My role as a Technical Coordinator in the optimization program was to coordinate the technical work on 4 major projects for Electrabel: Stone, iPop, HTC and EBooks. I was also the Technical Architect of the 1Source, HTC and the IFRS projects. My responsibility in these 2 roles was to design the architecture of the solution then coordinate and lead the different development teams in order to deliver the projects on time and on budget. I was working as a freelance consultant

Lead Developer

10/2008 – 02/2010
EDF Luminus

In the utilities sector, working on a fixed price project of Steria for/at SPE, my role as Lead Developer was to develop some modules of 2 projects called ELIO and GasOP. One of my other roles was to coach the young developers of the team and bring my expertise to the more experimented ones. The development was done in c# using WCF (.NET 3.5) and llblgen. The GUI used Infragistics components along with the standard winforms controls. I was working as a freelance consultant

Lead Developer

02/2007 – 10/2008

In the utilities sector, working on a fixed price project at Steria for Elia, my role as Lead Developer was to develop some modules of a project called TOP/TWP (Tool for Outage Planning/Tool for Work Planning). One of my other roles was to coach the young developers of the team and bring my expertise to the more experimented ones. The development was done in c# using WCF (.NET 3.0). The GUI used Varchart XGantt and some Infragistics components along with the standard winforms controls. I was working as a freelance consultant


01/2007 – 02/2007

Reprobel collects from companies the “reprobel” tax for copy machines. In that context, my job was to develop new features for the website and the intranet. Before leaving I have designed a new architecture and planned a migration to ASP.NET 2.0. I was working as a freelance consultant


04/2005 – 12/2006

In the HRM context, as a member of the HRAccent development team, my role as a developer was to develop xml web services (C# using llblgen) and winforms interfaces (in C# using infragistics controls) in order to meet the business requirements of my client. Usage of xml, xslt, xsd. I was working as a freelance consultant

Founder & CEO

10/2004 - 06/2013

As the Founder & CEO of Cross-Roads, I lead the company and fixed the objectives of all the people working for the company. I created cross-roads in 2004 and it employed up to 7 people doing web development, software development for several platforms including windows, mac, mobiles phones and other devices.


08/2004 – 04/2005
Alcatel Bell

In the Telecom context, as a member of the Proximus Market team, my role as a developer was to develop or adapt services for the Proximus market. I have been developing Alcatel IN services using C++ and Tibco and the related GUIs and monitoring tools with Java.

IS Business Analyst

04/2003 – 08/2004
Sirius International Belgian Branch

In the Re-Insurance sector, my main roles as a IS Business Analyst were to write technical analysis and to develop software. I worked on the SICSNT migration and on the Sirius Document Manager. Additionally, I was responsible for the Business Objects universe and repository maintenance and development.


11/2000 – 04/2003

As a Team Leader, I was responsible for designing the architecture, issuing the technical analysis and supervising the technical people on several Projects at Proximus. The Projects were: Content Billing, Mobile Number Portability & Multimedia Services. I was working for Logica as a consultant.

Software developer

08/2000 - 11/2000

As a QA software developer, I have written and executed test cases for the existing Ubizen applications. I was personally responsible for the Mac OS client testing. I have also been working on the security tests of the Ubizen products on all platforms.


"Gregory was working as technical architect on a derailed project we had to bring back in line. Gregory did an amazing job delivering a sound technical architecture aligning different teams and multiple technologies. Gregory was able to understand quickly the As-Is situation and to propose a To-Be one in a very short time frame."

Guy Capiau / Regional Director Service Delivery at OutSystems

"Gregory est un consultant .NET expérimenté, connaissant bien les différentes technologies à mettre en place, maitrisant les différents aspects du développement depuis l'analyse technique jusqu'aux tests, s'intégrant facilement au sein des équipes projet tout en coachant avec patience les développeurs juniors et en s'adapant aux différents contextes sur lesquels il est amené à travailler."

Emmanuelle Cunin / Service Delivery Manager - Sopra Steria Group

"Gregory contributed significantly to the success of our project. His hands-on approach to .NET development and his nice personality won him the team's respect. Gregory was somebody I enjoyed to work with and I really would like to work with him again in the future. On account of his mature approach to his responsibilities, I often thought of Gregory as a colleague I could always rely upon to get the job done."

Wim Van Den Broeck / Senior Technical Analyst

"Gregory is an expert within the IT development domain. Good work performance and excellent sense of humour."

Adriaan Martens / HRIS Project Manager - Securex

"Grégory a de grandes qualités humaines, c'est une personne généreuse, patiente et intègre. Il a également une grande capacité d'écoute et avec lui le mot "confiance" prend tout son sens. Sa motivation et sa persévérance sont communicatives."

Antonella Luparello / Délégué Commerciale & Coach en développement de performances

"Merci Grégory pour ton excellent travail sur mon site internet, mes cartes de visite, et tes judicieux conseils en personal branding. Je vous le recommande chaleureusement! Un expert avec qui il est agréable de travailler!"

Bernard Delvenne / Catalyseur de Réussite - Pragmatique et éthique

"Gregory delivered a high quality service to the project he was involved in. He allowed the project to reach high profits by taking both functional and technical initiatives"

Eric Claessens / Project Manager


Phone: +32 476 61 97 73

Email: gregory@vanass.be

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