Profile

Profile

Software development is about building the right thing as much as it is about building the thing right.

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 people and organizations to become agile so that they can become responsive to their own needs and those of the outside world.

To achieve the foregoing, it is of vital importance that organizations are capable of learning. I thrive in environments in which I can facilitate this learning process, even more so if these environments feature complexity, uncertainty, highly varied stakeholders, and diverging perspectives and interests.

During the past years, I have acquired expertise in studying the impact of technological innovations (e.g. smart cities) on companies, governmental institutions, and society. In addition, I spent several years working on risk management in the areas of water, climate change, critical infrastructures, and cybersecurity.

My personal interests include composing and listening to experimental electronic music, hiking, crossfit, and the Chinese martial arts bagua zhang & xing yi quan.

Background & career development

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 simulating risks at Maastricht University.

During the past years, I have acquired expertise in studying the impact of technological innovations (e.g. smart cities) on organizations, governmental institutions, and society. In addition, I spent several years working on risk management in the areas of water, climate change, critical infrastructures, and cybersecurity. More details about these activities can be found here.

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 organizations more responsive to internal and external needs.

Employment history

2018/05 – present: Business Consultant & Agile Coach, SQS, Utrecht (Netherlands).
2017/05 – 2018/04: 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)

Education

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

Languages

Dutch: native proficiency
English: full professional proficiency
German: professional working proficiency

Personal interests

Composing and listening to experimental electronic music. More details can be found here.
Chinese martial arts (bagua zhang & xing yi quan)