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Ferdi Kriel

Ferdi Kriel

Senior manager

KPMG in Belgium

Ferdi is a senior manager within the KPMG Lighthouse in Belgium where he is the intelligent automation tech lead. Ferdi has an excellent background from all aspects of the system development life cycle with specific focus on robotics and cognitive automation including chatbots and machine learning technologies. He gained extensive experience in software solution, system and architectural design within the financial services industry. A strong background in the development of systems with a focus on process control, optimization and automation. Ferdi gained extensive experience as a software developer using the following programming languages: .NET (C#, VBA),Java, PHP, NodeJS, Python, JavaScript, Jquery.

Experience & background

  • Technical development lead and architect on Robotic and cognitive automation projects of multiple financial services and insurance industry processes' using RPA technology incorporating OCR and machine learning technologies.
  • Technical development lead and architect of chatbot/virtual assistant technology that integrates into SAP SuccessFactors using natural language processing frameworks and native programming languages.
  • Technical development lead and architect of the automation of client onboarding processes using third party API services. An intelligent automation solution that reduces the time and improves the accuracy of customer onboarding on existing core systems that form part of the customer onboarding process.
  • Technical development ead and architect of the development of an automation accelerated lproduct for quick and standardized deployment of automation solutions. The solution consisted of an application program interface (API) that houses ready – built, commonly used robotics and cognitive automation (R&CA) solutions that enables RPA developers to accelerate the speed at which R&CA projects can be delivered.
  • Technical development lead and architect of multiple solutions using 3rd party products for visual, facial recognition & natural language processing using Microsoft Cognitive Services, Google and IBM Watson
Areas of expertise
Big data technology Intelligent automation Technology Technology change
Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor: computer science

  • National diploma: industrial engineering

  • Postgraduate degree in software engineering

  • IT: Six Sigma certified (Green Belt)

  • Agile certified (Green Belt)

  • WorkFusion certified (SPA & Express)

  • UiPath advanced developer certified

  • Blue Prism developer

  • Passionate Paraglider, Surfer, Kitesurfer Love to tincker with new technology

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