Profile and CV

Objective

My professional objective is to support organizations to build the right things, in the right way, whilst building them fast.

Profile

In today’s volatile, complex, and uncertain world, the ability of organizations to learn and adapt is of vital importance.

Through coaching, mentoring, training and facilitating, I help people and organizations to become adaptive, whilst supporting them to deliver products of the highest possible value that have maximum impact.

More concretely, this involves building bridges between high-level strategies and the day to day challenges of software development, involving end users in product development, helping leadership teams to grant more autonomy to development teams, and prioritizing capacity to build technically robust software.

From research to software engineering

After writing my PhD thesis on the potential dangers of simulating risks, I spent several years working on risk management (water, climate, civil engineering, and critical infrastructures) and smart cities. Publications I (co-)authored during this time can be found here.

Doing research taught me the importance of understanding how the making and using of technologies interact with organizational and social contexts. Without such an understanding, the benefits of technologies are compromised and technologies may end up having a negative impact.

Informed by these insights, I decided I wanted to contribute to more inclusive and responsive forms of software engineering.

Employment history

2019/05 – present: Consultant, Xebia ProducX, Hilversum (Netherlands).
2018/05 – 2019/04: Business Consultant & Agile Coach, Expleo Group, 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: Postdoctoral Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven and The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/02 – 2013/09: Java 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 & Lecturer, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht (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

Producing electronic music (see www.clinamen.nl), hiking, crossfit, and the Chinese martial arts known as ‘bagua zhang’ and ‘xing yi quan’.