After working some years in accountancy (Ernest & Young) and business banking (ING Bank) I became interested in information technology, especially at the cross point of technology and usability of software.
I started my own business in the mid 90s (Cone) and since then was hired for assignments with companies like KPN Telecom, ANWB, Rabobank, ProRail, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SSC-ICT as well as a many other mid sized and small companies.
I became primarily interested in and motivated by the creative process when developing, enabling and implementing new information systems and software applications. Delivering input when it comes to dealing with timelines, testing, budget and resources. Assuring that on the crossroad between ICT and business the direction is clear and aspects are understood by stakeholders involved. In recent assignments I directed teams with business consultants, developers, testers and application managers.
Music has been a lifelong passion. As a young boy I remember hearing all these great music from Brasil (thanks to my Dad), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, the musical “Hair” and of course all those great albums by The Beatles. Coming from a family with a strong background in music playing, at young age I started studying flute, piano and guitar. I later on became interested in all aspects involved with recording music. I engineered many music projects as mixing engineer and as a mastering engineer.
If you want to know more about my experiences in the music business, I suggest you continue reading here.
I have always been very interested in History and hold a Master degree (MA) from the University of Leiden. I studied Antiquity and specialized in the History of Greek Science in Ptolemaic Egypt. Other subjects of interest are the birth of Christianity and the relation between technological developments and the impact on economic growth in Antiquity. I published some of my scientific work on Academia.edu.