Thorvald Byskov Aagaard

Senior IT Architect

Born 15th November 1961

Jyllinge, Denmark
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Professional background


Civilingeniør med speciale i datateknik
(Master of Computer Science),
January 1987. Aalborg University Centre

Professional background:

2002- : 7N / Aalborg Data ApS
Working as a freelance IT Architect / Project manager on different projects in the following companies Magasin, BRFkredit, BEC, TOPdanmark, KMD, DONG Energy S&D, Region Hovedstaden, Tryg, Copenhagen Merchants, Jyske Bank

2000-2002: (Ahead/Valtech)
IT senior Architect / Developer / Specialist on more than 25 e-business projects

1998-2000: (Webtrade)
IT senior Architect / Developer / Specialist on more than 10 inter-, intra- and extranet projects.

1996-1997: (Bankernes EDB-central)
Implementation of COOL:Gen (CASE-tool)

1987-1996: (Nykredit)
Tools and methodologies

Language skills:

English - OK
German - Tourist level

More about my professional experience

2002 - 7N /Aalborg Data ApS

Depending of the customers need I have been working as Architect, Developer, Project manager, Test manager, Business analyst and whatever was needed.

At Tryg I was working as a solution achitect on 4 different projects

During implementation of DMS-solution at DONG Energy S&D I have been filling the gaps as Business analyst, IT Architect, Test manager, Project manager and Integration responsible, when it was needed

IT Senior Architect / Project manager on a project upgrading all java-solutions from Websphere 5.1 to Websphere 7.0 at BRFkredit

Participated in a Tender for a new Distribution Management System at DONG Energy S&D

During the assignment at BRFkredit I have participated in implementing "Mine Lån" on, first as a mentor for developers, but later as the lead architect. In 2007 I was the lead architect in a project implementing the most important services as SOA-services.

Project manager at Magasin, and assigned to Valtech as support for one of Valtech’s large Websphere-customers.

2000-2002 Valtech/Ahead

After participating in closing the deal, where Ahead acquired Webtrade, I have worked on the following projects :

  • Large retail company - Working as senior architect, database administrator and programmer in a project, that has delivered for 6 different sites (Available upon request)
  • All solutions is based on the platform : RS6000, AIX, WebSphere, DB2, Servlets and Java Server Pages.
  • Insurance company - As senior architect and lead programmer I was the man behind a delivery of an extranet for car-dealers, that allowed the customer instant access to loans from the insurance company (delivered in 34 days). The system is based on Tomcat, Struts, servlets, JSP and MSSQL and running on Win2000.
  • Insurance broker - Senior architect for a project that implemented an extranet for helping employees to decide where to invest retirement funds.
  • Finnish company - The system is based on WebSphere, Struts, servlets, DB2 and running on 2 AIX-machines. Data is loaded from the AS/400 production system. Both the corporate site and the extranet uses the Valtech Standard Content Management System, and IBM SecureWay LDAP-server for security.
  • Production company - Implementing a project based on Openmarket, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Commerce Suite

1998 - 2000 Webtrade ApS

Besides being responsible for economy of the company, where I owned 1/3, I have worked on the following projects :

  • Indenrigsministeriet - Working as java specialist to help solving problems in an existing extranet application - based on AIX, WebSphere, DB2 and servlets
  • Østergaard reservedele - Participated in implementation of new functionality in an existing extranet application - based in AS400, WebSphere, MQ, CGI-programming and servlets.
  • PAY-IT : Notesbased paymentsystem that implemented the specifications by PBS to handle Dankort-transactions.
  • Danske Dagblads Foreninger - Extranet application based on Notes 5.0
  • Novasol - Participated in developing a bookingsystem, based on Domino web-server, MQ-series on an AS400/NT platform.
  • A.P. Møller - Intranet applications based on Notes 4.6
  • Kommunedata - Developed and implemented an intranet search machine, to help project leaders find the right standards, templates etc. - Based on IIS, ASP and SQL-Server.
  • IBM - Intranet applications based on notes 4.5/4.6
  • Copenhagen RE - Internet application based on Notes 4.5.
  • Realkredit Danmark - Internet application to calculate the consequences of "Pinsepakken" based on Notes 4.6.
  • Ritzau - Internet application based on Notes 4.6.
  • Licenssystemet - Business-to-Business application, based on Notes 4.6 - developed for Complet/Merkantildata.
  • - internet application based on Cat@log and SQL-server.
  • FDB - Implemented configuration management - based on c-programming and Oracle databases.
  • Mermaid : Internet application based on Cat@log and SQL-server.

1996 - 1997 Bankernes Edb Central

Development and implementation of standards for development of Client/Server applications for OS/2 and Windows NT.
Responsible for the CASE-tool COOL:Gen (Composer)

1995 - 1996 Chefkonsulent at Nykredit

Establishment of a development environment for Windows - based on Composer as the development tool

1993 - 1995 Systemingeniør for IEF at Nykredit

Development and implementation of standards for development of Client/Server applications for OS/2 and MVS/CICS/DB2
Responsible for the CASE-tool Composer (IEF)

1989 - 1993 System consultant at Nykredit

Employed in department for Development support with the following assignments:

  • Professional responsible for tools and methods to the development and operating department.
  • Responsible for IEF-mainframe installation and mainte­nance.
  • Participate in solving different technical problems.
  • Participated in development of a standard for batch mana­gement.
  • Responsible for educating a support group for IEF.
  • Participated in establishing standards for program deve­lopment using IEF and traditional development.
  • Project co-ordinator for 12 different projects, which implemented the foundation for all new systems.
  • Implementation of Change Management System for program development.
  • Developed and implemented a standard for exchanging data with other installations.
  • Project manager on large tech­nical project which removed application bindings to supplier.
  • Participated in description concerning structured met­hods and standards for application development.

1987 - 1988 Programmer and planner at Nykredit

Management and development of applications to the administrative department.

1986 - 1987 Programmer at Aalborg Data Aps

Development of administrative applications in PC/DOS environment.

Professional interest


IBM mainframe 3090, PS/2, PC, AS400, RS6000

Development tools

WSAD 4.0-7.0, Visual Studio 6.0 - 2015, Notes 4.5-6.0, COOL:Gen

Programming Languages and other development tools

C#, Java, JSP, ASP, LotusScript, JavaScript, C/C++, Pascal, VB, COBOL, REXX, ASSEMBLER, JES2, TSO, ISPF, CICS, QMF, DOS, OS/2, CMF, PANAPT, ABENDAID, SDF, CMA-spool, PSF

Operating Systems

Windows, MVS, AS400, AIX, UNIX, Android

Web servers

IIS4.0/7.5/8.0, WebSphere 3.0-7.0, Domino 4.5-6.0, Tomcat, WebSphere Portal Server 3.1-5.1, WebSphere Commerce Suite 4.2

Communication / Middleware

CPIC, MQ-series, COM


DB2, Access, Oracle, MSSQL


HTML, Applets, Servlets, ADO, JDBC, XML, Graphics, Struts, JSON, MVC


RAD, Prototyping, Yourdan, UML, Unified Process, Configuration Management, Standards, Support, Systems Management

Personal interest

Who am I ?

Independent and self-confident
Practical and realistic
Co-operative and service minded
Intelligent and a quick learner

Family relations

Married, 4 children (23,21,16,14)


Bridge and
Danish Knockout Champion 1988, 2013
Danish Club Team Champion 2001, 2004
Danish Team Champion 2004


Always expect the unexpected :-)
Any technical problem can be fixed, it is just a matter of time and money.

How to contact me

E-mail (Work and Private) :
Phone: +45 2299 5525
Private: +45 4673 2675