I am a technology evangelist at IBM. In my leasure time, I am a writer, living and working in New York, NY. I grew up in the south of the Netherlands near Maastricht/Liege/Aachen. I lived, studied History, and worked in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 1992 to 2002. I came to the US in 2002, and worked at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics (YCMI), where I published several scientific articles in the field of bioinformatics. In 2004, I moved to New York City. I also worked at HP Haven OnDemand, GT Nexus, Reed-Elsevier, Microsoft, Sannopoint Capital Management, ABN Amro and Atos.

The Books in my Life

1992, Limburg, Netherlands
1992-2002, Diemen, de Pijp, Indonesische Buurt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002-200404, New Haven, CT, USA
200404-200409, Berlin, Germany
200409-200506, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY, USA
200509-200606, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY, USA
200606-200609, Moscow, Russia
200609-200908, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, USA
200909-201008, Ikaria, Greece
201008-201009, 19e, Paris, France
201009-201203, Gramercy, Manhattan, NY, USA
201203-201207, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA
201501-201502, Spanish Harlem, NY, USA
201208-201601, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, USA
201602-201505, Spanish Harlem, NY, USA
201606-, Hells Kitchen, NY, USA

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5 thoughts on “aboutme

  1. Becky Olivares

    Read your article on Coffee. Loved it! My name is Becky and I live in Southern California. After reading your article, I followed it to your website and absolutely adore your pics of Sevilla. I have yet to go to Europe but am planning on it very soon. My last name actually originates from a small town 13 or so miles West of Sevilla…a little town called “Olivares” that apparently traces back to Roman times. I’m very excited about going! Thanks for the great info. 🙂

  2. larie

    Je dubbele bodem op Sargasso-comments (die niemand begrijpt lijkt het wel) , maakt mijn dag soms goed. Dank

  3. Omar

    Hi Remko,
    I’m currently enrolling my first semester at CUNY to become a Computer Engineer, as any beginning, questions come up. Yesterday I had a meeting with Olga, from CUNY Startups, and advised me to contact you for guidance. I am wondering if you may advise me on the best of your ability as to which will be the best programming language(s) for me to learn. I would like to be able to develop an app in the future.
    Thank you very much for any further collaboration.

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