I am a senior software engineer, architect and advocate at IBM Watson Financial Services, Open Banking Platform. In my leasure time, I am a learner, 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 lived abroad in Ikaria, Greece; Berlin and Moscow. I previously worked at HP Haven OnDemand, GT Nexus, Reed-Elsevier, Microsoft, Sannopoint Capital Management, ABN Amro and Atos.

I have a son, Blixa Joseph William, born in Manhattan, Easter 2018.

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
  • 201606-201701, Hells Kitchen, NY, USA
  • 201701-present, Yorkville, 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. šŸ™‚

  2. larie

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

  3. Omar

    Hi Remko,
    Iā€™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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