About Me

It is my ambition to have a connecting role in initiatives that further shape the future of cities, business and society in relation to the technological challenges they face, and to help those parties to solve societal issues together.

I am entrepreneurial, strategically and future-oriented with an international focus. Strong in critically analysing challenges and advising on potential solutions.

My interests include Smart Cities, Smart Mobility, Innovation Strategies, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Big Data and Open Data and mobile technologies.

Work experience

02/2020 - Now
Accountmanager Digital Innovation & Smart Cities
  • Building strategic partnerships and relationship management with knowledge- and research institues, market parties and governmental organisation (national & international).
  • Projectmanagement of multiple research projects (use cases) in Living Lab Scheveningen.
  • Contributing to the development of the innovation process used to test innovations in in the city.
  • Organising events: Smart@Sea & The Hague's participation in the Smart City Expo World Congress.
  • Mentoring trainees and interns
  • Giving tours through Living Lab Scheveningen & guest lectures for numerous knowledge institutions.
Owner / Consultant
  • Providing consultancy and project management services for initiatives that further shape the future of cities and society in the relation to the technological challenges they face.
  • Operating on the crossroads between urban innovation, society, technology, economy and the environment.
  • Clients include: the city of Amsterdam, Transvision and Qbuzz
04/2017 - 09/2018
Projectleader Business Development
  • Analysing the IT-landscape and providing strategic recommendations to position RMC as a Mobility-as-a-Service provider.
  • Coordinating multiple IT-related projects to enable the transition to a fleet of electric vehicles and to develop the charging infrastructure.
  • Collaborating with multiple software suppliers to optimise the software installations.
  • Coordinating a project in collaboration with the city of Amsterdam on accessibility information in public transport
05/2016 - 10/2016
  • Analysing the business opportunities of expanding the existing Internet of Things platform Sentilo to new markets. More info: http://www.thingtia.cloud.
  • Developing the website and presentations for the management team.
02/2011 - Now
Support & Development Team Member
  • Providing support to the users of the platform by answering questions and problem solving.
  • Communicating between end-users and developers through Github, blogs, forums, and social media.
  • Contributing to the technological development of e107.
2008 - 2013
  • Offering of webhosting services, advising on and supporting the development of websites and the application of modern website technologies.


  • 2016 2015

    Msc. IT & Strategic Management

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona School of Management, Spain

    Focus on aligning Business and IT strategy through trend analysis, case studies, a curricular internship and numerous contact opportunities with the business world such as company and congress visits. Master thesis on the differences between Barcelona and Amsterdam in their approach to Smart Cities and its effect on the ability to upscale smart city pilot projects.

  • 2015 2014

    Msc. International Management

    Radboud University, the Netherlands

    Specialisation in International Management and Strategy. Extensive attention paid to quantitative and quality research methods. Master thesis on the effect of R&D collaboration with suppliers on product innovation in the manufacturing industry.

  • 2014 2010

    Bsc. Business Administration

    Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • 2010 2004

    International Baccalaureate in “English A2 Higher Level (HL)”

    Bilingual secondary education.


  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • TOEFL iBT - 114/120
  • Leadership program "The Innovators Learning Journey"


Native speaker
Bilingual (C2)
Intermediate (B1)

Business Interests

Smart Cities
Internet of Things
Big Data
Innovation Strategy
Digital Transformations
Open Source Projects

Personal Interests

Digital Photography
Exploring cities
TV Shows

Webdevelopment skills

HTML(5) & CSS(3)
e107 CMS

Thesis on Smart City Strategy & Upscaling

thesis cover