Skills Set Overview


Personal Information

Name Stéphane Penet
Address Rue de la Vanne 9
1000  Brussels
Phone +32 (0) 479 33 23 12
Nationality Belgian
Marital status Single
Date of birth 3rd of July 1973 (33)

Professional Track


February 2006 - to date

Organization Contractor at Euroclear bank, Brussels
Occupation Experienced Consultant
Activities Participating with the Network Engineering team in the Datacenters Consolidation Strategy project for Euroclear bank S.A.


June 2005 - November 2005

Organization Technofutur TIC, Gosselies
Occupation Free Student
Activities I've been following several training courses and seminars related to Information Systems and Security. More details about activities can be found at


January 2005 - June 2005

Organization CITEGECO, Charleroi
Occupation Cisco Network Academy Student
Activities After the Ion-ip's bankruptcy, I decided to take a break and enrolled in a Cisco Network Academy for a 6 months period to prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam (CCNA) which I successfully passed in July 2005. I'm now self-studying for the CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) before going further towards the professional Cisco tracks


June 2003 - October 2004

Name of Employer Ion-ip Belgium, Brussels
Type of business or sector ICT Services Integrator
Occupation or position held Technical Pre-sales Consultant
Preamble Following the Cable & Wireless Belgium Management Buy Out in the Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Belgium, I joined the Belgian Sales & Solutions team. The vision was to become a new renowned Internet and Telecom Services Integrator over Northern Europe.
Main activities and responsibilities Activities:
  • Designed IP solutions for SMEs in support of the direct sales channel
  • Dealt mainly with LAN & WAN connectivity, VPN (MPLS and CPE based), xDSL, Internet Access, Hosting, Security and Performance services
  • Developed technical proposals, build of materials and profit & loss analysis
  • Answered tenders and RFIs
  • Involved in the development of standardized Internet products for the indirect sales channel (e-selling)


July 2001 - May 2003

Name of Employer Digital Island Inc., Brussels
Type of business or sector Provider of managed Internet services for business Customers
Occupation or position held Benelux Sales Engineer
Preamble Following major organizational changes within Cable & Wireless and the decision to relocate our team to Germany, I joined Digital Island a Cable & Wireless new acquisition.
Main activities and responsibilities Activities:
  • Assisted the Account Representatives to promote global Content Delivery Services (caching and streaming) and integrated Web and applications Hosting solutions
  • Evaluated Customers´ requirements according to the situation, problems, implications and need pay-off methodology
  • Developed the most appropriate technical solution according to the Customers´ needs and constraints
  • Answered tenders and RFIs


April 2001 - July 2001

Name of Employer Cable & Wireless, Brussels
Type of business or sector International Telecommunications Company
Occupation or position held Internet Activation Engineer
Preamble Following the takeover of IPergy Communications by Cable & Wireless and its subsequent integration, I took in charge the role of Internet Activation Engineer reporting to the C&W USA Internet provisioning group.
Main activities and responsibilities Activities:
  • Performed Internet Access activations for European wholesales Customers over the IP backbone (AS3561)
  • Managed BGP and static routing configurations, C&W Internet Registries and Customer records


May 2000 - March 2001

Name of Employer Ipergy Communications, Brussels
Type of business or sector European Internet Service Provider
Occupation or position held Provisioning Manager
Preamble Prior its acquisition by Cable & Wireless, I joined Ipergy Communications, a start-up Company. I took the mission of elaborating and developing the Customer provisioning operations. Ipergy operated a pan-European full IP Network and datacenters.
Main activities and responsibilities Responsibilities:
  • Project managed the delivery of services offered by Ipergy such as IP transit, MPLS VPN and co-location over Europe
  • Started elaborating the provisioning processes and tools
  • Participated in the Rapid European Deployment of AS3561, project that aimed to integrate the Ipergy core assets into Cable & Wireless


May 1997 - April 2000

Name of Employer MCI Worldcom, Brussels
Type of business or sector International Telecommunications Company
Occupation or position held Network Operations Engineer
Preamble February 1998 - April 2000: Promoted NOE I became accountable for the operational delivery of all data telecommunications services offered by MCI WorldCom, such as national and international private lines, international Frame Relay and ATM connections.
Main activities and responsibilities Responsibilities:
  • Managed Customers´ new implementations, upgrades and migrations in a timely and effective manner
  • Maintained optimal availability of the networks and Customers´ services, assuring 2nd and 3rd line support, part of the on-call group
  • Managed and supervised the SDH MAN extensions
  • Guiding a group of Field Engineers (6 persons)
  • Advised the sales and project teams at the technical level
Occupation or position held Field Engineer
Preamble May 1997 - January 1998: Joining Worldcom, I got intimately involved in the early operational deployment of its SDH Network and carried out the first service deliveries to Customers.
Main activities and responsibilities Activities:
  • Participated in the WorldCom MAN buildout, commissioning and installation of SDH and PDH equipments
  • Performed on-site Customers service deliveries and validations (local and end-to-end quality testing)
  • Assured 2nd line support and part of the on-call group


July 1996 - April 1997

Name of Employer TEIN Telecom, Brussels
Type of business or sector Telecom Integrator
Occupation or position held Customer Service Engineer
Main activities and responsibilities Responsibilities: Supporting the Customer base growth by participating in new installations and fulfillment of the Service Level Agreements.
  • Installed and maintained high-end PABX systems (Etrali) dedicated to trading rooms for the banking and broking sectors
  • Troubleshooted service degradations, connectivity issues, hardware failures
  • Supported Customers on-site



1991 - 1995

Title of qualification awarded Ingénieur Industriel en électricité option électronique
Name of organisation providing education Ecole Centrale des Arts et Métiers, E.C.A.M. Bruxelles
Principal subjects/skills covered Electronics and Telecommunications


1987 to 1991

Title of qualification awarded Technicien qualifié en électronique
Name of organisation providing education Collège Technique Saint-Joseph C.T.S.J. Comines
Principal subjects/skills covered Electronics

Personal Skills and Competences

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Technical Skills and Competences

Information and Communication Technologies

  • Transmission Networks
  • Network Management Systems
  • Internetworking
  • Security Solutions
  • Performance Products
  • IP Telephony
  • Operating Systems Administration
  • Computing

Other Skills and Competences

Professional Certifications

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2005
CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate, Exam planned for Q1-2 2007
CCDP Cisco Certified Design Professional, next milestone
CCIP Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional, next milestone