Sérgio Vasconcelos-de-Oliveira

IT Consultant. Writer. Professor.

About Me

Since the time I chose business administration for my Graduation course, solving business problems has been my main goal. With the advent of the Internet and all the related technologies, I found a challenging and creative way of solving those business problems in IT. So, mainly I'am a guy with business base knowledge with powerful IT knowledge. Besides that, I also like surfing 🙂

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Resume

With more than 16 years of professional experience of working as an information technology consultant mainly in the financial sector, I have held positions as a developer, analyst, technical coordinator, team leader and project manager. I have also experience as a writer as well as a professor. You can see may detailed resume bellow, and you can contact me here for further details or if you have any query.

Work experience

2012 - now

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> Barclays

from 2002 to present

Team Leader, Analyst and Developer at Barclays (several projects)

  • Project name: Investments
    • Project goals: to build a new solution to support personal investments using an iPAD interface
    • Position held: technical leader, analyst and developer
    • Technologies used: Java, JavaScript, Oracle, MS Project
  • Project name: PFP - Personal Financial Planning
    • Project goals: to build a new solution to support personal financial planning using an iPAD interface
    • Position held: analyst regarding Filenet repository for the supported documents
    • Technologies used: Filenet, MS Project
  • Project name: MIFID - Suitability Questionnaire
    • Project goals: to build a new solution to support the creation and the maintenance of the MIFID suitability questionnaire.
    • Position held: solution architect, analyst and developer
    • Technologies used: C#, Javascript, IIS, Classic ASP, SQL Server, DB2, MS Project
  • Project name: PIF CIGLS - Account Transfers
    • Project goals: to build a new solution to support Barclay's account transfers (national and international transfers)
    • Position held: solution architect, analyst and developer
    • Technologies used: C#, JavaScript, IIS, Classic ASP, SQL Server, DB2, MS Project
  • Project name: PFC (complex financial products subscription)
    • Project goals: build a new solution for the subscription, modification, cancellation and reinforcement of complex financial products (unit-links; savings; term deposits)
    • Position held: team leader, solution architect, analyst and developer
    • Technologies used: Java, C#, JavaScript, Filenet, IIS, classic asp, SQL Server, DB2, web services, XSL, MS Project

During the implementation of all these solutions, many changes were made to existing Barclay's applications like BarclaysNet (home banking); MCSP (services broker); ePop and many others.

2011 - now

Post-Graduation Auxiliary Professor at ISEG

from 2011 to present day

Auxiliary professor of Database Marketing of the Marketing Management Post-Graduation at ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics & Management


→ ISEG web site
2013 - 2013

Graduation Professor at Atlântica University

2013 (one school year)

Graduation Professor at Atlântica University

Professor of the Technologies and Web Systems and Internet course of the Information and Technologies Systems graduation course at Atlântica University.


→ Atlântica web site
2012

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science

summer of 2012

Workflow and content Management Solution

  • Project goals: to build a new Content Management Solution and Workflows to support the administrative activities of the Ministry.
  • Position held: analyst, workflow solution designer and solution architect
  • Technologies used: Open Text, Java, MS Project
2011

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> IAPMEI

from June 2011 to October 2011

Workflow and content Management Solution

  • Project goals: to build a new content management solution and workflows to support the administrative activities of the Ministry.
  • Position held: analyst, workflow solution designer and architect
  • Technologies used: Oracle UCM, Oracle BPM, Java, MS Project

→ IAPMEI web site
2011 - 2011

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> Contiforme

from May 2011 to June 2011

AS/400 Assessment

  • Project goals: to create an assessment giving three options to the AS/400 environment used to support the paper and card productive processes
  • Position held: project manager
  • Technologies used: AS/400, Java, MS Project

→ Contiforme web site
2010 - 2011

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> Credibom

from 2010 to 2011

B2B web solution of Credibom

  • Project goals: to create an assessment giving three options to the AS/400 environment used to support the paper and card productive processes
  • Position held: project manager and consultant
  • Technologies used: AS/400, Java, MS Project

→ View Credibom website
2004 - 2009

Senior Consultant @ Novabase -> BES

from 2004 to 2009

Team Leader, Analyst and Developer at BES (several projects)

  • Project name: geDOC
    • Project goals: to build a new solution to support personal investments using an iPAD interface
    • Position held: technical leader, analyst and developer
    • Technologies used: Java, JavaScript, Oracle, MS Project
  • Project name: SGED
    • Project goals: to analyse, design, and schedule the next release of the BES e-forms solution, toward a recommendation of a full content management solution that would integrate the following subsystems: acquiring; e-forms; workflows and archiving
    • Position held: consultant and analyst
    • Technologies used: MS Project, MS Visio
2000 - 2004

Consultant @ Eurociber

from 2000 to 2004

Analyst and Developer at Eurociber (several projects)

  • Assisting in the support of the front-end transactions of the Santander bank in Portugal
  • Developing of several business applications to some Portuguese banks and insurance companies using Visual Basic 6, ASP, ASP.NET, C++, C#.net, SQL Server and Oracle
1998 - 2000

Consultant @ SEG

from 1998 to 2000

Euro and Year 2000 preparation

  • Project goals: to help small Portuguese enterprises preparing for the year 2000 and for the adoption of the Euro, using Primavera, a Portuguese software business solution. During this time I needed to establish the first contact with the client; to give advice about the fit of the Primavera software in the client’s business and to install and to configure the product. During the last four months in SEG I worked in Mozambique as a SEG consultant for up to 30 companies, while coordinating 2 persons
  • Position held: seller, consultant and analyst
  • Technologies used: MS Project, Crystal Reports, Primavera software

Educational background

2003 - 2004

Master Degree in Information Systems Management

from 2003 to 2004

Master Degree in Information Systems Management - ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/UTL.
→ ISEG web site

2001 - 2002

Post-Graduation in Technology and Information Systems for the Organizations

from 2000 to 2001

Post-Graduation in Technology and Information Systems for the Organizations - ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/UTL.
→ ISEG web site

1994 - 1998

Graduated in Business Administration

from 1994 to 1998

Graduated in Business Administration with specialization in finances – ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/UTL. ISEG web site
→ ISEG web site

1991 - 1994

Secundary School with specialization in economics

from 1991 to 1994

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Secundary School with specialization in economics at Escola Secundária de Cascais.
→ School web site

Incredible Skills: See my highlights!

From management to IT, from teaching to writing, I am empowered with a lot of fantastic skills, a figure that it is growing... faster! Just watch my highlights.

Master in Information Technology

Master in Information Technology

I have a post-graduation degree in Technology and Information Systems for the Organizations, followed by a master degree in Information Systems Management. Both degrees have been earned at ISEG.
IT Book Writer

IT Book Writer

I wrote an IT book about Crystal Reports and I am co-author of another one about Programming Databases using Visual Basic.net. The first one with more than 600 pages was written in less than 3 months during my leisure time.
Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience

Since last 4 years, I have been teaching Database Marketing of the Marketing Management Post-Graduation at ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics & Management. In 2013, I was also professor of the Web Systems and Techonologies and Internet course of the Information System's and Technologies degree at Atlântica University.
Conference Speaker

Conference Speaker

Speaker at the 36ª Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute in San Francisco and at the 6th conference of the Portuguese's Information Systems Association.
Official Technician Accountant

Official Technician Accountant

I am a Portuguese Official Technician Accountant (TOC) with professional experience of more than 5 years.
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Project Management and Technical Coordination

In the last 6 years, I have held positions of team leader and technical coordinator, and performed many project management activities. I am also a Project Management Professional (PMI) and a Scrum Fundamentals Certified professional.
ECM and BPM Certifications

ECM and BPM Certifications

I already worked with many ECM and BPM tools. I am an IBM Certified BPM Developer - WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2, and an Adobe LiveCycle Process Management ES Specialist.
Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Certifications

More than 12 years of professional experience of developing in Microsoft technology: Visual Basic 6 and Visual Basic.net and C#. Many training courses and two certifications: Microsoft MCP e MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer Visual Studio. Also some courses and examinations of the former MCSE Windows 2003 certification.
Java Professional Experience

Java Professional Experience

More than 6 years of Java developing professional experience. I have also accomplished some training java courses.

These Are Just A Few Main Skills, There Are Plenty More

    Social, Organizational and Soft Skills

  • Intermediate Consulting Skills

  • Fundamental Consulting Skills

  • Seminar of Organizational Behavior

  • Enterprise Project Management Fundamentals

  • Enterprise Project Management: Scope Management Course

  • Enterprise Project Management: Scheduling Management Course

  • Enterprise Project Management: Team Management Course

  • Microsoft Project training course

  • Official Technician Account

  • Professional capacity for the exercise of the activity of Occasional public transports of merchandises

  • English (spoken: good-fluent; reading/written: fluent)

    Technical Training and Certifications

  • IBM Certified BPM Developer - WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2

  • Adobe LiveCycle Process Management ES Specialist

  • Microsoft MCP e MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer Visual Studio

  • Half of the MCSE Windows 2003 certification

  • Oracle ADF and Web Center training

  • Oracle Web Center training

  • OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions Training

  • IBM Content Manager and Workplace Forms Integration Training

  • Techinical Design and Architecture Training

    Conferences and Publications

  • Speaker at the 6th conference of the Portuguese's Information Systems Association

  • Speaker at the 36ª Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute in San Francisco

  • Co-author of the working paper nº3/2006 (ISEG: ISSN Nº 0874-8470)

  • Co-author of the book Database programming with Visual Basic.Net

  • Author of the book: Crystal Reports – Complete Course

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Do you wish to know a little bit more about me?

If so, then read bellow about some of my talents and other personal characteristics.

challenging tasks

I dont like to do tasks that anyone can do, I like to do challenging tasks

solve problems

I like to solve problems, to be inventive and creative

simple things

I believe in simple things and that complex things are probably wrong

tight and formal clothes

I dont like tight and formal clothes, but I understand that sometimes they are necessary

challenging tasks

I don't like to go against my principles, even if I need to go against the whole world, and in this case I still believe I am doing right

extraordinary seller

I can be an extraordinary seller, but I need to believe in the product

good friends

I don't aspire to have many friends, but only some really good

like you

If I'm tough with you, it is because I like you

talk face to face

I like to talk on phone, but I rather talk face to face

living being

I don't like to kill any kind of living being

multiverse and extraterrestrials

I believe in multiverse, in extra-terrestrials beings and believe that they come to the earth since a long time and that they are watching us

vegetarian

I would like to turn myself into a vegetarian, but I don't believe that I will be able to accomplish this task in this life

Clients

During my professional activities, I have been working mainly in the financial sector. However, I also have some experience of the public and education sectors. Next I present a list of the most important clients for whom I have worked.

Client Barclays
Client BES
Client Santander
Client Barclays
Client BES
Client Santander
Client Barclays
Client BES
Client Santander

My Works

In this section, I expect to make an indepth presentation of some of the professional projects I have been envolved in some way. I also expect to get some feedback from you in the comments section bellow each presentation!

See all the my project portfolio here ...

I am now a Project Management Certified Professional!

After four hours answering to 200 questions, I finally got the PMP certification from PMI at first try. In just a few words, I can say it took me about 2 months to get ready for the exam. The professional experience is obviously a must to succeed in this certification, however, it is not suficient. So, if you are aiming for this certification, be ready to study a lot. At the same time, it is the right moment to build your own Project Management toolkit. My next target is the Agile Certified Practitioner, also from the PMI institute. I will post news about these certifications in my blog section as soon as possible, so stay in touch! 😉

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Managing Projects – Task Types and Effort Driven Tasks

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One of the most basic concepts about working with a project scheduler tool like MS Project or any other similar tool, is the definition of work and task duration. However, many people using this kind [...]

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WordPress Security Series – Introduction to WordPress Security

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At present, according to w3techs.com, 23% of the Internet websites are powered by WordPress. That is a huge number of web sites... Now, imagine the number of WordPress web sites users. On the other hand, [...]

3009, 2014

Here I am!

September 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Hello everybody, and welcome to my home page! 🙂 It has been awhile since I had a permanent appearance on the World Wide Web. I remember I was one of the first persons publishing Portuguese [...]

What people are saying about me?

I could describe all my skills, achievements, beliefs and motivations, but that would always be a single point of view, and I want a richer description about myself. That is why I want to share with you what others are saying about me, and to get from you what you think about me. Just read bellow the opinions from those who know me better.

“Sérgio combines a strong professional drive and abilities with an easy going and dynamic character”

Sérgio combines a strong professional drive and abilities with an easy going and dynamic character. His drive and abilities are evident on his multiple academic and professional achievements, while his friendly character is perceived by anyone dealing with him either on professional or on leisure activities.” - Prof. Doutor António Palma dos Reis, ISEG

Making the Tróia - Sagres ride by bicycle with Sergio companionship was an enormous pleasure. He is always willing to help when his knowledge and experience are a value added. This is how he is, my former colleague and professor of the Atlântica Univertity. Thank you very much Sérgio, for your availability, your proficiency and friendship!
Prof. António Aguiar, Atlântica University
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