My name is Tom Verschueren, a computer enthusiast from Belgium. In 2009 I graduated from Ghent University with a master in computer science. I kept working for the next 4 years at the university as a research engineer, where I spent most of my time on the ICT design & implementation of various smart grids projects.
Next I ventured into the consultant life at RealDolmen. Not too long, as I soon came across a young ICT startup: SLiCKss. There I've been helping out with rolling out our software to the cloud, creating a business critical SaaS solution with users all around the globe.
In my free time you'll find me in the judo dojo, where I've been practicing for the last 10 years. I've found it to be the perfect way to keep mind and body in shape, making me resilient to (most) stressful situations.
The IBCN group belongs to the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of Ghent University and is part of the Future Internet Department of iMinds. At a national level the group is collaborating with about 100 industrial partners in many multidisciplinary projects.
I joined IBCN during the creation of the Smart Grids team tasked with the architectural design and implementation for a number of field tests in Flanders. Most notably was my involvement in the Linear Smart grids project, where we created a java backend application for the monitoring and control of smart appliances in about 100 households.
To cope with the massive amount of data, we created a business intelligence application for the real time monitoring & analysis of the research data.
In 2013 I started ByteCrush, allowing me to work on a number of entrepreneurial side projects.
As part of my master's thesis I had an internship at Alcatel-Lucent. During these 6 weeks we made a java implementation of the Remote Access specification of the UPnP protocol.