Profile

Hi! I’m a product management consultant based in Utrecht (The Netherlands). I support organizations to build the right things, in the right way, whilst building them fast.

Organizations can thrive in the face of complexity and uncertainty if they are able to learn and adapt.

I can help you and your organization to become more adaptive, thereby empowering you to deliver products of the highest possible value that have maximum impact.

More concretely, I build adaptive organizations by:
• building bridges between high-level strategies and the day to day challenges of product development
• integrating data in product development
• measuring the impact of products by implementing product metrics
• facilitating collaboration across organizational silos
• involving end users in product development
• training and coaching on the job to enable Agile ways of working

From research to product development

After writing my PhD thesis on modeling risks, I worked on risk management (assessing and mitigating the impact of water- and climate-related risks), and studied how local and national governments can contribute to building smart cities. Publications I (co-)authored during this time can be found on my publications page.

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

Informed by these insights, I decided I wanted to help organizations build products with maximum benefit for the end user in a more effective manner.

Employment history

2019/05 – present: Product Management Consultant, Xebia ProducX, Hilversum (Netherlands).
2018/05 – 2019/04: Business Consultant, 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, 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 Chinese martial arts.