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Andre Speek

Over 15 years of experience in software design, development & implementation and over 25 years in sales. Mostly self-taught and still learning every day by watching others and being open for everything new or different.

Driven by innovation, passionate about creativity, striving to make the world around me a bit more happy; whether it's through music, food, photography or software.

Creativity is not a skill, it's a way of life.


CTO & Co-Founder @ Silver Essence January 2010 - Present
Lead architect for innovation on the patented Silver Essence Semantic Rapid Application Development Platform. Front- and Back-end developer using ASP.NET, C#, XML, MS SQL, HTML, Javascript and CSS.

Responsible for the functional and technical design of the Silver development layer and the roll-out of vertical branch solutions that are created with it.

Product Manager Exact@ CANE April 2005 - December 2009
Responsible for the design, development and certification of new Custom Solutions for Exact e-Synergy (Classic ASP and .NET) and Exact Globe. This included Cane Education (targeted at commercial educational institutes) and Cane Projects (targeted at project driven organizations). Besides these vertical solutions, this also included additional modules for Exact Software like SubSystems, Checklists and AccountLinks (advanced CRM), GLX (financial integrator between Exact Synergy & Globe) and others.

Because of this role and the inter-dependency of the Exact Software, I became a member of the Exact Quality Commision; an advisory board with a strong focus in improving both Exact Synergy and Exact Globe.

Also involved in setting up the Cane University; an internal training center for new employees.

Senior Consultant @ CANE September 2003 - March 2005
Implementing Exact Globe and e-Synergy as well as designing and programming Custom Solutions for e-Synergy using ASP and VB6. Creating reports using Crystal Reports, Exact Excel Add-In and Sumatra Builder. Training both key- and end-users.

Also responsible for the Internal Network Administration and the Internal Training of new employees.

Exact Consultant @ Actall March 1999 - August 2003
Account manager and Sales rep. Also supporting and implementing Exact for Windows/DOS, Exact Globe and e-Synergy. Building reports with Sumatra Software and Excel.

Also responsible for the Customer Service Desk, the Internal Exact Implementation and the Internal Training of new employees.

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Rotterdam Conservatory (now Codarts) 1985 - 1990
Studied Composing & Arranging with Ruud Bos. Other teachers included Lex Hakker, Folkert Grondsma, Jan-Laurens Hartong, Ab Schaap and Peter Ypma. Took Master Classes from, amongst others, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker, Loek Dikker, Ron McClure and Chris Hinze.

Thomas More College (now Markland College) 1983 - 1985
Middle School

Pastoor Hellemons Mavo (now Markland College) 1979 - 1983
Middle School

Patents, Awards & Activities

American Patent for Silver Essence
October 2016
The Silver Essence Rapid Application Development platform I designed was officialy patented in the USA. The claim can be found here.
Exact Innovation Award
March 2015
Silver Essence won the Exact Innovation Award 2015. Awarded by Exact Software and by vote of their Partner Channel.
Dutch Patent for Silver Essence
February 2014
The Silver Essence Rapid Application Development platform I designed was officialy patented in the Netherlands. The claim can be found here.
Google+ User of the Year
January 2014
In this informal contest on the Social Network Google+, I was voted as Google+ User of the Year in the category Men.
Google Maps Summit Lisbon
September 2013
During this international Summit I got to to work with the team of Google maps on the transition of Panoramio to Google Maps.
Google Geo Summit Barcelona
October 2011
I attended this internation Summit which focused on all Google's GEO products, and spoke on behalve of the Panoramio Moderator Community.
Google Panoramio Summit Zürich
April 2010
During this international Summit I worked with the team of Panoramio on the transition to the Google Domain and the introduction of Panoramio Groups.
Working at Exact ADC
April 2005
As a member of the Advisory Board of Exact Software I visited the Exact Asia Development Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Most Innovative Guitar
June 1994
The Excalibur Guitar from Vigier, for which I gave input on the design, won the NAMM Award for Most Innovative Guitar


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