My professional objective is to contribute to the development of software that is not only designed well in a technical sense, but also takes into account the interests of users and organizations.
I’m passionate about enabling organizations to tap into the full potential of software by becoming responsive to their own needs as well as those of the world outside of the organization.
To facilitate this alignment between software and its users, I make use of techniques from the Agile framework (e.g. Scrum) and methods I used during my work as a researcher, such as stakeholder consultation by means of interactive workshops and interviews.
This way of working allows me to understand the various perspectives, commitments, and interests related to software. Studying these aspects of software can help to ensure the perspectives of affected stakeholders and actors are taken into account. Thus, software can be developed in a more inclusive manner that has a better fit with its intended use and audience.
In recent years, I have worked in the areas of risk management, modeling, and smart cities. More details about these activities can be found here.
I hold an MA in Philosophy and an MSc in Science and Technology Studies (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, I finished my PhD thesis on the potential dangers of simulations in hydrology, hydrodynamics, soil mechanics, and ecology at Maastricht University. Subsequently, I held research positions at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Rathenau Instituut.
In 2017, I made the decision to pursue my quest for more inclusive and responsive forms of technological development in the area of software engineering – a decision that culminated in my present work as an Agile Coach and Business Consultant focusing on making software development more responsive to internal and external needs.
2017/05 – present: Product Owner, Sim-CI, The Hague (Netherlands).
2016/03 – 2017/04: Researcher, Rathenau Instituut, The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/10 – 2016/02: Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven and The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/02 – 2013/09: Software Engineer, Sogyo, De Bilt (Netherlands)
2012/09 – 2013/01: Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, VU University, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008/01 – 2012/07: PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht (Netherlands)
2007/08 – 2007/11: Software Engineer, JTeam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2006/12 – 2007/07: Business Analyst, Stratix Consulting, Hilversum (Netherlands)
2006/02 – 2006/05: Workshop Coordinator (internship), Mediamatic, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2012 PhD Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University
2006 MSc Science and Technology Studies (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
2005 MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Dutch: native proficiency
English: full professional proficiency
German: professional working proficiency
Composing and listening to experimental electronic music. More details can be found here.
Chinese martial arts (bagua zhang & xing yi quan)