Profile and CV

Main interests

Responsiveness, product development, stakeholder management, smart cities, risk management

Profile

My professional objective is to build bridges between high-level strategies and the day to day challenges of software development.

Software development is about building the right thing and about building the thing right. Organizations therefore need to become responsive to the outside world. Equally important is the world inside the organization, in particular its ability to learn and adapt.

I thrive in environments in which I can make people and organizations responsive to their own needs and those of the outside world, especially if this involves volatile markets, demanding end users, complexity, uncertainty, and diverging perspectives and interests.

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 value of studying the interactions between technology and its users, and the importance of understanding how the making and using of technologies interact with organizational and social contexts.

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

Employment history

2018/05 – present: 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: 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 & xing yi quan.