Hi, I’m Ivan, thank you for visiting. This is a recent short bio.

In 2020, I joined STEMCELL Technologies Inc, the leading Canadian biotechnology company, to design, implement and manage corporate governance frameworks for data-driven decision-making in corporate strategy formation, planning, reporting, and learning.

This came after 12 years, from 2008 to 2020, during which I combined academic research on decision analysis and requirements engineering as a tenured scientist with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S. – FNRS) and associate professor (University of Namur), with leadership positions in high-risk high-technology startup companies in USA, Denmark, Belgium, and Israel, in logistics, medical data, sports, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence. Up to 2020, I have had a leading role in creating digital products and services which today serve about 500,000 people every day.

In my business roles, my day to day over the past decade or so involved various combinations of leading analysis, recommendations, and stakeholder communication and alignment on corporate governance and competitive strategy, product strategy, business and technology requirements, software engineering management, quality assessment, KPI setting and measurement, go to market strategies, building business operations and standard operating procedures. This involves constant communication with executive, product, engineering, quality, marketing, sales and finance teams, while ensuring clear and actionable communication to business owners and boards.

As scientist and professor, I am the author or co-author of 90+ peer-reviewed research publications and two books: “Analysis and Design of Advice” (Springer, 2011) and “The Design of Requirements Modeling Languages” (Springer, 2015). For 10 years, I authored and taught new problem-driven lectures on decision analysis and requirements engineering to MSc level students in management, economics, and computer science.

If you have any questions, then please get in touch via ivan(at)