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Edwin Van Ras
Edwin leads Abley’s Software Development team, with extensive experience in business development, innovation and product creation, full stack solution architecture, cloud services, quality and continuous delivery. Besides that Edwin is an experienced project manager, product owner, lean six sigma practitioner and agile scrum master.
Edwin and his team develop full stack software solutions. They bring data to life through spatial bespoke web and mobile apps. Their apps are built to last and have a unique rich user experience which ensures happy end users. Edwin and his team operate fully agile with focus on quality and scalable design. As they are masters in online platforms like Esri and HERE, they also provide performance and other health checks for your company’s geospatial infrastructure.
Edwin did his master’s in computer sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
He began his career at the multinational Royal Philips where he witnessed the birth of the first LED lights, LCD television, CD/DVD recorders to full spectrum cardiac and vascular intervention X-ray systems.
“This is where I got my true passion and deep understanding of complex real-time multitier system architecture and design. I have been blessed to learn so much from some of the legends in IT across the world.”
He continued his system design career, designing Electron Microscopy Systems at Thermofisher Scientific and Photolithography Systems for the semiconductor industry at ASML.
“The world of technology has been so fascinating. I loved being on the edge of where the best of science meets the best in technology and digital engineering.”
“Embracing the fourth industrial revolution is exciting. Being at the front of continuous improvements, pushing the limits of automation and data processing, is exciting. The economic and social impact of cloud computing, AI and big data, augmented reality, robotics and IoT, blockchain and crypto is huge. And it is available to everyone.”
In 2015 Edwin chose to alter his focus more towards software management.
He already was an experienced scrum master, product owner and lean six sigma practitioner, but felt the need to engage more as competence lead in software quality improvements and continuous improvement processes for cloud-based solutions.
“The return on investment and value of adopting best practices within software can be enormous. Some of these bigger projects can safe tons of dollars and weeks of lead time if they adopt good software practices.”
In 2020 Edwin moved to New Zealand with his family, becoming the Software Business Delivery Manager at Abley. He is involved with clients in a wide range of market sectors – environmental, transport and infrastructure, agricultural, ports, logistics and networks.
“At Abley we innovate. We think along with the client and deliver the best possible solution or service. We host a treasure of domain experience through our experts and best practices. This enables us to produce great results and long-term value, every time and again.”