Roland Ndaka Fru is a Dipl. Ing. in Information & Communication Technology from the Fachhochschule in Dortmund, Germany. He later acquired an MBA qualification in Business and Engineering from the Steinbeiss/Kelly Business school.
Roland first came in contact with Java technologies in 1998 while working as a student for Siemens AG and developing call center solutions based on IBM IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Java Beans. He became a Sun (today Oracle) Certified Java Programmer 2 years later and has since then worked on designing & developing solutions and business models driven by Java. He has had different roles from Project manager, Requirements manager, Scrum Master, Architect & Developer over the last 15 years. He also contributed to open source projects like eclipse whenever possible.
Roland has been a freelance consultant for the last 12 years and worked on solutions for Clients like Siemens AG, 1&1 AG, Deutsche Bahn amongst others. He has employed OSGi technologies since his early days as a consultant in building solutions that cover a broad spectrum from embedded to enterprise and from stanalone, thin clients to multi-tier architectures. He is currently Founder and Managing Director of Yaka 5 GmbH in Cologne, Germany.
Roland loves spending time with his daucghters and designing homes as a passion when taking a break from technology to do something meaningful ;-)