Jan loves to build and to make connections. Catching speaker, teacher and trainer. Originally mechanical engineer in the oil business. Has been active – during a few decades- in universities of applied sciences (HBO), organizing links between education, research and the business world. Was managing director of Knowledge Centre of Innovation and Business of Hogeschool Utrecht.
Contagious promoter of thinking in terms of business models when change and innovation are inevitable, ‘in whatever organization’. Since 2012 lecturer at the University Utrecht (Master’s programme Science and Business Management) and trainer at the Utrecht Entrepreneurs College (UOA).
Jan about his passion:
Just give me a group of people from any department, company or organization. Within one afternoon, I make them enthusiastic about business model thinking. About what it is, what you can do with it, why it is so powerful, and how it works. About how important it is to have your own business model sound and clear, as a basis for change and innovation. Already during the workshop, I pose the tough questions, creating the fundament for ‘going different’. The aimed result: a collective ambition, and new energy in the team.