who am I?

I'm 40 years old, happily married and father of two beautiful girls, one three years old and one six. I live in the city of Sint-Truiden, a tiny place somewhere in Belgium.

what keeps me busy?

In my spare time, I like to play tennis, travel the world, ski and hang out with friends. Although my wife hates it, I like to fool around with new technologies, just because I think it's crucial to have hands-on experience with the technology that is deemed to be cool! If I would have to describe myself in a few words: product hacker, cx advocate, ux wannabee and life enjoyer!


I studied at one of the finest universities in Belgium, the University of Leuven. Maybe some who have attended a different university might disagree with me, it was definitely a fun city to study and live in.


I obtained two Master’s degrees. One in Applied Economics, with a focus on international business economy and strategy... and one in Business Informatics, in which I learned the finesses of all operating systems out there, without actually seeing or touching one of them, but still a highly recommended study.


In my professional life, I'm CTO at SDL Structured Content Technologies where I carry the overall responsibility for driving product development and getting the overall content management experience to the next level. I'm with SDL for a bit longer than five years now.


I started my career in '99 at Trisoft. During that time, I worked all around the world with global organizations and integrated Trisoft’s Component Content Management solution into their tool chain and processes.


I worked with some of the largest organizations in the world. To name a few: Amazon.com, Autodesk, Dell, Intel, Nokia, Sony Mobile, VMware and many more.