Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan

Udviklingschef / Head of R&D at Rehfeld

Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark
Computer Software

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Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Summary

Product owner for Effektor, the coolest self service data warehousing tool out there. Released version 6.0 in September 2014. Releasing 6.1 with support for touch friendly scorecards in November-December 2014.

(3-4 week) sprint count: 66

Read more about Effektor from

Product sheet (in English):

About me:
As a consultant I will do what it takes to make the customer happy. My main expertise is in areas close to data and databases. I like SQL performance tuning, capacity planning and data warehouse architecture.

As a tech leader I will do what it takes to make the team happy. Always trying to help people grow and get even better. And I believe in action more than words.

For the company I try to make it a little better every day. Always small improvements everywhere

For the customers and Effektor partners: (almost) everything

Tech specialties: Oracle and Sqlserver Development DBA, SQL, PL/SQL, sql tuning, ETL, Data Warehouse design, SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, SSIS, T-SQL, Data modelling, Functional Programming (Standard ML, F#, Haskell, Erlang and friends), Linux, Web application development

Business specialties: Agile development using XP/Scrum, Technical Project Management, Product Management, areas between IT operations and development, Innovation Management

Frequent speaker on databases and related areas @
IT people (2014)
GOBI (2014)
cph:data meetup (2014)
SQL Rally Amsterdam (2013)
Campus Days DK (2013)
SQL Saturday 196, 228, 274, 275, 280, 281, 310 and 317 (2013-2014) (2013) (2013) (2012) (2011 and 2012) (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Miracle Open World (2010 and 2012)

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Experience

Udviklingschef / Head of R&D

Rehfeld Partners A/S

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

June 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Copenhagen

Responsible for the scrum team developing Rehfelds BI platform Effektor. And damn proud of what they have achieved. Scrum master and product owner. Running the talent incubation team of student consultants @ Rehfeld. Responsible for developing and implementing Rehfeld Academy. Responsible for signing partners for Effektor world wide. Responsible for strategic alliances on BI products.

Sql server 2008/2012/2014, Windows server 2008/2012/2012R2, Word, Excel, Balsamiq, TFS 2010/2012

Beskikket censor

Censorkorpset i datalogi

March 2014Present (8 months)

Mulig censor på bachelor- og kandidatniveau i databaserelaterede områder

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2013Present (1 year 10 months) Copenhagen

Teaching the course "Introduction to database design" in semesters Spring 2013 and Spring 2014.

Topics: Relational algebra, SQL (from the select statement to window functions), query optimization, e-r modelling, design theory, index design and transactions

Principal Consultant

Rehfeld Partners A/S

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2012January 2013 (1 year) Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Data Warehouse architecture, installation and configuration of test systems, preparing for operations.

Sqlserver 2008r2/2012, Informatica Powercenter, Effektor, SSIS, Windows 2008r2/2012, TFS, Subversion

Senior BI konsulent

Rehfeld Partners A/S

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2011February 2012 (1 year 1 month)

Performancetuning, dimensional and relational data modelling, etl, data warehouse design, troubleshooting (technical issues, projects issues, people issues)

tfs, subversion, vs 2005/2008/2010, sqlserver 2005/2008r2, Oracle 9i, ssis,ssas, excel, VirtualBox on Windows xp/7/2003/2008


Miracle A/S

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2008February 2011 (2 years 4 months)

Worked with various subjects such as income statistics for a union, internal it-development, councelling on database issues, performance tuning, development of offshore software, design and implementation of a data warehouse on router performance data, data-centric applications, technical project management, dba-support and teaching database courses.

Oracle (SQL, PL/SQL, APEX) on Linux/Windows, sqlserver (T-SQL, SSIS, MSBuild), Virtualbox,. Excel, Subversion



November 2008February 2009 (4 months)

Rådgivning til kunde om de it-relaterede spørgsmål de måtte have til deres leverandør (scrum, projektledelse, prioritering af opgaver, it-arkitektur).

Head of Software Development

IT-Universitetet i København

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2006October 2008 (2 years 5 months)

Team lead for group of 3 people. Tried my best implementing eXtreme Programming and Scrum in the organisation, score high in the Joel test and be a better leader of tech people. Worked with the implementation of a new It-governance structure in the organisation. On the techie side it was about web applications build in Standard ML on top of an Oracle database and DBA-related work on Oracle. Also tried to give the developers time to establish a development environment in .net, using NAnt, Cruise and NUnit.

Standard ML, PL/SQL, Apache, Oracle 10g on Linux.

Software Developer

Danmarks Statistik

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Government Administration industry

January 2006June 2006 (6 months)

Set up automated build proces for a .net project using NAnt, coded infrastructure for database layer and webservice security management. C#, NAnt, NUnit, PL/SQL, Oracle 10g. Windows XP

Software developer

IT University of Copenhagen

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2002December 2005 (3 years 5 months)

Working with the development of business processes and the corresponding it-systems to support them. It all ended in the portal called my.ITU. Designed and implemented the database underneath the Project Database, designed and implemented the Course Database including course registration and the Admission Database.

Standard ML, PL/SQL, SQL, Oracle 8i/9i, AOLserver on Linux.

Software developer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

February 2000June 2002 (2 years 5 months)

This was where I learned my personal editions of the lessons in Peopleware, Death March and the like. Perl, PHP and MySql on Linux.

Database developer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

August 1998December 1998 (5 months)

Explored the possibility to calculate risk using multidimensional differential calculus. Implemented this as PL/SQL packages, including a package for matrix algebra

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:

      • CISV International

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Organizations

  • CISV

  • PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server)

    Board member of the Danish SQL Server User Group
    • March 2014 to Present

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Computing for Data Analysis (Johns Hopskins University), online course (compdata-003)
    • Økonometri B (Københavns Universitet)
    • Statistics One (Princeton University), online course (stats1-002)
    • Unpredictable? Randomness, Chance and Free Will (National University of Singapore), online course (randomness-001)
    • Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials (Johns Hopskins University), online course (clintrials-001)
    • Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), online course (epidemiology-001)
    • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox (Johns Hopskins University), online course (datascitoolbox-002)

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Danish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Projects

  • FLIS

    • September 2011 to Present

    Benchmarking datawarehouse and BI solution with data from all the municipalities in Denmark.

  • OPS

    • January 2010 to August 2010
  • SKMS

    • August 2010 to January 2011
  • ePuls

    • September 2011 to December 2011
  • mit.ITU

    • August 2002 to January 2005

    • September 2007 to October 2008
  • IBS

    • February 2005 to May 2005
  • SecureScan

    • February 2000 to June 2001
  • Effektor

    • May 2012 to Present

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Oracle SQL
  2. T-SQL
  3. SSIS
  4. SSAS
  5. PL/SQL
  6. VirtualBox
  7. Subversion
  8. Databases
  9. Data Modeling
  10. SQL Tuning
  11. Functional programming
  12. TFS
  13. SAS/SQL
  14. Base SAS
  15. SAS/STAT
  16. Data Warehousing
  17. ETL
  18. SQL
  19. SQL Server
  20. Scrum
  21. Business Intelligence
  22. Database Design
  23. Performance Tuning
  24. Relational Databases
  25. Troubleshooting
  26. Oracle
  27. Microsoft SQL Server
  28. Data Warehouse Architecture
  29. Analysis Services
  30. Solution Architecture
  31. Software Design
  32. Informatica
  33. OLAP
  34. Data Integration
  35. Master Data Management
  36. IT Strategy
  37. Business Intelligence Tools
  38. Data Mining
  39. Dimensional Modeling

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Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Certifications

  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert): Data Platform

    • Microsoft
    • February 2014 to February 2017
  • 70-465 Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    • Microsoft
    • February 2014 to February 2017
  • 70-464 Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

    • Microsoft
    • January 2014 to January 2017
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate): SQL Server 2012

    • Microsoft
    • December 2013 to December 2016
  • 70-463 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    • Microsoft
    • December 2013 to December 2016
  • 70-462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

    • Microsoft
    • October 2013 to October 2016
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I)

    • June 2013
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)

    • June 2013
  • 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    • Microsoft
    • May 2013 to May 2016
  • Certified project manager (IPMA level D)

    • IPMA
    • April 2013
  • Oracle 9i Certified Professional DBA

    • Oracle
    • 2010
  • Oracle 9i Certified Associate PL/SQL Developer

    • Oracle
    • 2008

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Publications

  • How to build an IT Operations expert (in Danish)

    • November 1, 2010

    This thesis examines expertise within IT Operations staff. Specifically the following three research questions will be investigated:

    ``What makes the difference between a normal and an expert IT Operations person?''

    ``How can you upgrade the competences of the normal IT Operations staff to be more expert like?''

    ``How can you make sure that your experts develop their skills and thrive?''

    Conclusion (read the report for everything in between):

    The main differences identified were experience, personal commitment and use of intuition.

    To help upgrade the competences of the ordinary IT Operations staff I recommend: let them work with more experienced colleguaes, but make sure that the span between their Dreyfus skill levels are not too wide. Allow the staff to specialise, and make it explicit that procedures can exist in multiple versions according to Dreyfus skill level.

    Regarding the experts: they should also work together with their less experienced colleguaes, though in the role of supervisor.
    Experts should be allowed to work in their expert domain and not be promoted to management positions. If experts are forced to stricty follow procedures their performance drops.

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan's Education

IT-Universitetet i København

Master, IT Management and Strategy


Master Thesis on "How to build an IT Operations expert".

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Business Strategy, IT Architecture and Security, IT Strategy, Business IT Alignment (IT governance and Innovation Management), People Management and Change Management, Rethoric and Qualitative/Quantitative Methods


1 year management program, based on the systemic field of psychology


Appriciative Enquirery, Karl Tomm, Coaching, CMM (Coordinated Management of Meaning), Change Management, Personal Management

The University of Queensland

Computer science studies


Took courses on software development, algorithms and data structures, design and test of software, concurrency, cognitive computing and compiler construction.

Københavns Universitet

Master of Science, Math


Operator algebras, Riemannian and Lorentzian geometry, Rings of Continous functions, Lie groups, non-standard analysis, algebraic topology, spin geometry, vector- fibre and principal bundles and their connections.

Thesis on Wittens proof of the positive energy theorem in general relativity using elements from spin geometry.

Activities and Societies: Studenterkollokviet, Famøs

Københavns Universitet

Bachelor of Science, Math, Physics, Statistics


Math: Covered areas such as Linear algebra, multi-variable calculus, statistics and probability, general topology, measure theory, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, diff. equations, functional analysis, theory of distributions and their applications to diff. equations, pseudo diff. operators, algebra (groups, fields, modules), algebraic curves, history of mathematics, differential geometry of curves and surfaces, dimension theory of topological spaces

Physics: covered areas such as mechanics, thermo dynamics, special relativity, theory of electromagnetics, introduction to particle-, nuclear- and atomphysics.

Activities and Societies: Fysikrevy

Sankt Annæ Gymnasium


Sankt Annæ Gymnasium


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