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Secretary General

Represents the Association to the outside world and takes care of all aspects of Administration of the CCA Secretariat with the main scope to ensure the smooth running of the Secretariat and more specifically;

Operate the CCA phone, answer requests, send Membership forms to potential members, answer letters, faxes etc.;

Keep and maintain a Membership Database of all Members;

Develop procedures in line with the CCA’s by-laws and ensure these procedures are complied with; including necessary regulatory filings of AGM minutes and executive board appointments;

Take care of the organization of all Board meetings, including; set up of meeting facilities, drafting and distributing of Minutes.

Undertakes the organization of all Club Events, including; set up of meeting facilities, sending Agenda and Invitations to all members.

Consult with outside services (Hotels, Catering co., printing co., designers etc.) to ensure the best possible service vs. price in the best possible interest of the CCA.

About Edwin Kalischnig...

The Board is happy to inform you about the appointment of Mr. Edwin Kalischnig as Secretary General of the CCA. In May 2011 Edwin was voted a full member of the board.

Edwin Kalischnig is the CEO of Xtreme Technologies BV with a proven track record of generating ROI for organizations. He has been a friend and follower of the CCA since 2004 and became a member in 2006 in his position as RFID Business Development Director at Oracle Corporation. 

Using innovative technologies to deliver business value is Edwin’s passion. He brings over 20 years of experience in driving high performance delivery teams and his ability to bridge technology and business resulted in an enviable career in international sales and board level negotiation, in exiting high-tech markets. 

Edwin is a recognized thought leader in the area of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Sensor-Based Computing for over a decade and responsible for innovative (IT) approaches to providing enterprise and supply chain solutions.

Prior to his role as Director of Business Development, being Oracle’s RFID lead for the EMEA region, Edwin has worked in both License Sales as well as Consulting, previously as the Global Account Director for Royal Philips Electronics and prior to that as Business Consultant and eBusiness Advisor. 

In August 1998 Edwin joined Oracle from Royal Philips Electronics, where he held various Techno-Commercial Management positions in the Semiconductor and Components divisions. Prior to Philips, Edwin was Marketing and Sales manager for a small sub-contractor of high-precision engineered components. 

Edwin has an MBA from the University of Bradford / Tias-NIMBAS, a Techno-Commercial degree from Nijenrode University and a Bachelor Science degree in Precision Engineering Technologies. In 2009 Edwin successfully concluded the course “Leading Product Innovation” at Harvard Business School.