Ronald van Luttikhuizen lives in Nijmegen, the Netherlands with his partner Susanne. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. Ronald studied Computer Science at the University of Utrecht and University of Wisconsin – Madison and received his MSc degree in 2003. Ronald creates valuable solutions for the business using a structured approach to Service Oriented Architecture. He takes into account both technical and functional aspects of a process to come up with a feasible solution. Ronald worked in projects for government, financials, energy, logistics, and services.
Ronald has experience in various roles such as architect, project lead, information analyst, software developer/designer, coach, trainer, team lead, and consultant in a wide variety of enterprise applications. He started his career as a specialist in analysis and design, application development, and application and process integration. The main technology focus in these projects were UML, Java, and XML. In later years, Ronald focused on architecture within service-oriented environments and other types of EAI environments, describing the to-be architecture, defining roadmaps, guiding implementation, and building parts of the solution.
Ronald is a speaker at (international) conferences and regularly publishes articles on Oracle Technology Network, his blog, Java Magazine, Optimize, and participates in OTN ArchBeat Podcasts. In 2008, Ronald was named Oracle ACE for SOA and middleware. Ronald was promoted to Oracle ACE Director in 2010. Ronald wrote several chapters for the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema and served as a technical reviewer for the book. The book was published in 2011.