I chair the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’ (I4ADA). An institute set up at the instigation of UNESCO to seek 21st-century solutions on how to manage accountability in the Digital Age.
Furthermore, I work as an independent Business Community Builder and Program Manager with a long and strong international track record since 1988 in “organizing value” by connecting people, ideas and organizations in Communities. I seek to “organize serendipity” i.e. my experience is that unexpected great value is often to be found by bringing different communities in contact with each other. This has resulted in numerous Program Management and consultancy positions focussed on bringing together Information Technology, Innovation and Impact.
Regularly, I am invited to speak at or moderate events. Furthermore, I advise and coach organizations and other communities on community building, collaboration and strategy – the shift from “Command-and-Control” to “Connect-and-Collaborate” thinking. Examples include IPBPM – Portugal, General Council – Netherlands, Rijks Innovatie Community – Netherlands, FSTGov – Australia & New Zealand, ACM – US. I have written various articles for BPtrends, Executive People, BPMagazine and a number of books on BPM and have written a couple of columns for the books of Trendwatcher Adjiedj Bakas.
I have developed my expertise through various senior commercial positions with a number of organizations including Logica, Cambridge Technology Partners and Staffware/Tibco. Since 2009 I am self-employed.