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In this section you will learn about previous projects performed with various clients from the IT and Mining/Exploration background.

IT Consulting
Geoscientific Consulting
Axa Investment Managers, UK
Web Design
Ethnic Elders, UK

 

IT Consulting

Most of the services offered to the IT industry have been applied in an environment of enterprise support contracts encompassing 500-1000+ clients.

 

 

Business Objects / SAP, Canada: Business Objects is the world leader in Business Intelligence (BI) software. (more info)

Recently, Business Objects has been acquired by the German software giant SAP. As part of the migration project a hardware upgrade has been performed. Working in a team of consultants new operating system images have been installed and configured. Clients have been guided through the data and software migration process. After the migration I have continued working in an 2nd level onsite support role.

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Cisco Systems, Germany: Cisco is the world leader in manufacturing network components (routers, switches). (more info)

In the global infrastructure support project in cooperation with IBM Global Services, I am an onsite engineer providing 2nd level local IT support for the client base in the Frankfurt office as well as remote locations. Services include 2nd level hardware (ThinkPad laptops, Compaq Evo desktops), software (Windows 2000/XP, MS Office 2003, user and workstation administration, Cisco VPN, mong other), printer and fax support; cabling analogue and digital ports; laptop/desktop warranty repair service (refresh, hot swap, new hire and reallocation installations); providing "Feet on Street" support for field implementation projects (like server installations) and Remote Network Monitoring.

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Colt Telecom, UK: Colt is a telecommunications company, operating an integrated IP based pan-European network linking financial and business centres, providing the full range of telecommunications services to high value corporate and carrier customers. (more info)

As a member of the internal IT tier 1.5 helpdesk my services delivered included the platform support (Windows XP Pro) during and after a general Windows XP rollout and additionally application support (MS Office XP, Dial-Up and VPN Remote Access (Steel-Belted Radius Server und RAS administration), Mailsweeper, McAfee ePo deployment and administration, various other custom software packages). Additionally as part of an outsourcing project I spent one month training the new helpdesk in India.

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Avaya, UK: Avaya is a major manufacturer of telephony equipment and a major VoIP technology provider. (more info)

Being part of a helpdesk spread over several hubs, tier 1.5 responsibilities have been performed supporting clients using Windows 2000 Pro, MS Office 2000, Dial-up and VPN access, Softphones and various other packages. I liaised with external helpdesks and service providers and was a backup for Spanish calls.

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Xerox (Europe), Ireland: Xerox is a leading manufacturer of small office, office and business laser printers. (more info)

As part of the business printing support team for MonoLaser, ColourLaser, and Solid Ink Printers in the mid-range market, support requests from clients were mostly hardware related (parts of the printing path, print quality). To a minor amount assistance was given with regards to printer driver installations under Windows (NT/2000/XP), Mac (OS 8/9) and Unix operating systems as well as network setups.

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IBM, UK: IBM is a world leader in manufacturing IT hardware (laptops, desktops, and servers) as well as provider of business software solutions and services branded under IBM Global Services. (more info)

Starting in the ThinkPad laptop support services, I moved to a newly established outsourced 1st-line helpdesk for a global VoIP technology provider, Damovo. Clients using multi-vendor platforms (IBM, Dell, Compaq, Toshiba) and the Windows 2000 operating system were supported. During this project I have created a knowledge base for the helpdesk in a web tool with RoboHelp and gathered data and processes for the support while visiting the client's headquarters.

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Hewlett Packard, Germany: Hewlett Packard is a global hardware (desktops, laptops, and servers) and printer manufacturer, Unix software vendor and offers additional IT services to their clients. (more info)

In a contract as a Unix System Administrator (HP-UX 9.0, 10.2, 11.0) I had the 1st-line responsibility for over 500 Unix application servers located all over Europe. Mostly they were SAP servers and to a minor amount web-based application servers (for BroadVision for example). The service included user management, switching clusters with Service Guard, monitoring connectivity and cooperating with third party support companies. Backups were monitored and the appropriate problem resolution processes and procedures with the focus on SLAs were followed. SAN storage arrays were monitored in a 24/7 helpdesk environment.

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Axa Investment Managers, London: Axa Investment Managers are asset management specialists who are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Axa Group. (more info)

Contract as a Technical Support Analyst within a team of specialists within Active Directory 2003, Windows XP Professional, Office 2003, financial applications and RAS Remote Access administration.

 

 

 

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Geoscientific Consulting

 

Premier Gold Mines, Canada: Premier Gold Mines is an active Canadian exploraton company focussing on high grade gold deposits in previously productive mining camps. (more info)

Besides the Geraldton project Premier has an advanced-stage project in the Red Lake, Ontario, district as well as projects near Musselwhite (PQ North) and in Mexico (Santa Teresa).


As a project geologist I am currently working on the Geraldton properties in Northwestern Ontario.

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Hanover Gold, U.S.A.: Hanover Gold was an active North American exploration company holding numerous patented claims in the Virginia City Mining District, Montana, U.S.A. Hanover Gold acquired the assets and liabilities of Rock Energy Partners LP and announced Rock Energy as the surviving operating entity. (more info)

As part of my M.Sc. thesis I have cooperated with Hanover Gold and spent three months in the field, mapping the lithology, structure and alteration in and around the mineralizations in the Virginia City Mining District. Samples were taken in order to investigate the petrological and geochemical signatures of the host rocks and thin sections have been prepared.

Read the abstract of the M.Sc. thesis, the complete report (PDF-file, 2.48 MB) or view the geological map of the Virginia City Mining District (PDF-file, 4.60 MB).

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Valdemar de Vela in cooperation with the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico: Señor Valdemar de Vela is a private Mexican investor who bought an exploration license for a 25 km² block in the Sierra Madre del Sur region around the village of Coral Viejo, in Michoacàn, Mexico. The project was overseen by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales Partida from the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Members of the village have taken part as guides and provided logistical support.

The program involved lithological and structural mapping of mineralization zones in and around polymetallic veins, the collection of representative samples in the field and conducting a series of tests ranging from thin sections to geochemical XRF analyses in the laboratory as part of a pre-feasablity study.

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UFZ Halle, Germany: The UFZ (Umwelt-Forschungs-Zentrum), is an environmental research center funded by the German government and Europan Union. (more info)

The cooperative project of the Technical University of Berlin with the Environmental Research Center in Leipzig/Halle (UFZ), called "Heavy metal mobilization and migration in complex mining and smelting heaps by the example of the smelting location Helbra", developed an extensive database. As part of a study it has been qualitatively analysed regarding the leaching behaviour of different waste dump components from the production of the Kupferschiefer and its smelting.

Read the abstract of the study or the complete report (PDF-file in German, 1.51 MB)

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GS GeoService, Germany: GS GeoService is an independent drilling service company which offers mudlogging and hydrocarbon monitoring to larger oil and gas contracts. (more info)

During semester breaks I was working twice as a sampler geologist (mudlogger) of core and chip-samples on a gas drill site in Northern Germany, observed drill-fluid and gas warnings and reported daily to the head office from where the project was overseen. During 12 hour shifts I was responsible for the geologic evaluation and liaised with other service companies onsite.

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GeoEng. Pollack, Germany: Mr. Pollack ran an independent geotechnical evaluation office in Berlin.

While studying I was called to help out evaluating ground stabilities for new building projects.

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Mezica, Slovenia: The "Rudnik Svinca in Cinka Mezica, d.o.o" is an underground mine in Slovenia famous for it's lead-zinc mineralization which has been mined over several hundred of years. (more info)

During an underground study of the Mississippi-Valey-Type deposit I have made a structural analysis of a tunnel and assisted in the hodrogeologic preparation of the drainage of the workings as part of a mine closure plan.

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TU Berlin, Germany: The Geochemical Lab of the Technical University of Berlin is a distinguished laboratory offering it's services to departments within the university as well as to external clients. (more info)

During my study I was offered to work part-time as a Geochemical Laboratory Assistant preparing samples and analysing them via X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) on pressed and fused pellets, or Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) on acid extracted fluid samples.

 

 

Web Design

For small businesses and individuals static web sites can be designed. The website design is discussed in detail with the client accommodating design ideas with technology. As part of the solution logo design, business cards and letter templates matching the look of the website can be created. In some cases hosting solutions in cooperation with web hosting companies can be offered as well.

 

Ethnic Elders, UK: Ethnic Elders, a company lead by Francesca Taylor, are the specialists in research and strategic planning amongst the UK's over 50s ethnic population. (more info)

 

This is a schreenshot of the Website, business cards and letter template.

 

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