Lonneke Dikmans lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two children. She graduated with a degree in cognitive science from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She started her career as a usability specialist but went back to school when she lived in California to pursue a more technical career. She started as a JEE developer on different platforms such as Oracle and IBM, and specialized in integration. She now works as an architect, both on projects and as an enterprise architect. She has experience in different industries such as financial services, government, and utilities. She advises companies that want to set up Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management. Lonneke was one of the first five technical experts to be recognized as an Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director in 2005. In 2007, the program was renamed and is now known as the Oracle ACE program. Lonneke is a BPMN certified professional and was awarded the title of Oracle Fusion Middleware developer of the year by Oracle Magazine in 2007.
Lonneke is the managing partner of Vennster with Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Vennster is a knowledge-driven organization. Vennster’s single most important ambition is to help her customers improve their products and services by improving the quality of the information flow. This is accomplished by offering services in the areas of User Experience, Business Process Management, and Service Oriented Architecture.
Lonneke has contributed to the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema that was published in 2011. She publishes on a regular basis in magazines and on the internet, participates in podcasts, and speaks at international conferences about Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management.