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Riccardo Ortolan

Information Systems Developer and IT Project Manager conceiving IT solutions in the widest context

I am a certified Google Data Engineer with more than a decade of international working experience as a System Developer and ICT Project Manager in Norway, Australia, Afghanistan, Italy, Denmark, and Kenya. I gained experience from a variety of local, international, and governmental organizations where I managed the full life-cycle of projects from both an IT project management and software engineering point of view.

IT Project Management

The reach of IT spans across most of a business or enterprise, the scope of these projects can be large and complex.

Developing (full stack)

Conceiving, designing, programming, documenting, testing involved in a variety of programming languages.

Data and Visualization

Analytical and advanced database retrieval skills for social and data science to find trends and manage data.


Creating computer systems that analyze and display geographically referenced information.


Developing and optimizing blockchain protocols, crafting the architecture of blockchain systems.

Natural Language Processing

Jumping in to the branch of artificial intelligence dealing with the interaction between computers and humans.

My Portfolio

Some Interesting Facts

My life is entirely based on dealing with friends and colleagues from everywhere in the world and every day I draw on my knowledge of other cultures.

Finished projects
Million lines of code
Countries lived in
Cups of coffee
My Resume //

Some Words About Me

My Story and resume

Everything started when I developed my first web application at the age of 15

Nairobi, Kenya

01. -

IT project manager

Leading a team of technical IT and project management experts in providing IT advisory services to several Government Entities. In Kenya I managed the full life-cycle of ICT projects from both an IT project management and software engineering point of view. An integral part of my professional growth with the UN has been the awareness of the increasing potential of IT to be able to model enhancements in developing countries accompanied by an immense liking for computer science. I believe that these experiences provided a milestone in my career that allowed me to become a successful, innovative professional and assist in accomplishing my goal of providing projects with a broadened IT knowledge.

Copenhagen, Denmark

02. -

Senior Database Developer

Defining project plans and system/user requirements to design, develop, document, test and implement projects, reporting and analytics functionalities, data models, database architectures, the internal data warehouse and DBMS/BI solutions.

Kabul, Afghanistan

03. -

ICT Specialist

In Afghanistan I substantially increased my knowledge of peacekeeping Missions.

Work with LABGroup in Melbourne, Australia

04. -

System Developer

Design and development of IT information systems according to AML/CTF (Anti Money Laundering / Counter Terrorism Financing) international laws. ASP.NET C# developing and testing with SQL server support. Agile software development strategy with SCRUM
During my experience in Australia I had been sponsored by the Australian government through my employer to permanently live and work in Australia.

Work with Bennett in Trondheim, Norway

05. -

System Developer

Design and implementation of IT applications, web services and websites, with support of Microsoft languages and technologies. Active developing of the internal CMS. Being a full stack system developer led me to deal with the entire process of IT project and software development life cycle from the very early phases of requirements analysis, to the back-end development, database design, security and front-end developing. At Bennett I met and I was being mentored by the best colleagues I could ask for.

Many more professional, projects and freelance experiences are available in my full resume Ask me for the full Resume

My Master's Degree in Information Systems

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, 2009 – 2011
The programme focused on the technical areas of information systems design and engineering, providing a broad overview of basic methods and specialized training in selected cutting edge technologies, conceiving IT solutions in the widest context

//How I Work

How I Work

My side projects

On my spare time I occasionally develop websites and web applications, pro-bono or per-profit, for a variety of clients and organizanions or specifically to cultivate my interests.

  • Web developing

    Website and web application developing

    I frequently develop new websites and applications for worldwide clients or for personal interests. Among the many, the web communities of the Italian version of the videogames The Sims and GTA.

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  • Online branding

    Making each online presence for a brand authoritative

    Together with the web developing phase I also contribute to create or enhance online personal or professional branding and marketing.
    Pro bono for local NGOs and humanitarian services; happy to help in IT CVs, cover letters, interviews and assessments.

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  • Databases and data

    Full stack data scientist

    Structured or non-structured, I take data, tidy up and display meaningful reports and dashboards.
    Pro bono for local NGOs and humanitarian services.

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