Rob believes that with today’s widespread availability of connectivity, compute power and advanced personal devices, we owe it to ourselves to put people first again. Optimal customer experience, new business models, but also solving our society’s real challenges by combining the strengths of corporates and innovators in new ecosystems.
Rob combines a strong technical and commercial IT background with 15 years business communications experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, trainer/coach and analyst. His heart is in innovation and growth, working with scaleups and corporates to bring new technologies to market.
After studying Computer Science at Delft University of Technology Rob (co-)founded various technology companies, including one of the first Dutch hosted voice providers (before cloud became the new normal), researched the hosted voice market as it matured, led the growth of the Cloud Communications Alliance into Europe, consulted for various technology providers and telcos on G2M of innovative technologies like cloud and UCaaS, and helped strategize and commercialize the CPaaS in one of the first ever telco API Stores at KPN New Business.