I'm 42 years old, happily married and father of two beautiful 5 and 8 year old girls. I live in the city of Sint-Truiden, a tiny place somewhere in Belgium.
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 internation 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.
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.
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 eight years now.
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.