I am part of the Cloud Center of Excellence at Capgemini, and represent the Netherlands in the European group of Cloud Architects in the CoE. I have an entrepreneurial attitude to my work, I lead and teach but never reject the opportunity to help out the team by creating code myself. I like to be part of pre-sales and very start of a project to bring in some innovative ideas and solutions.
Further, I like to coordinate onshore and offshore team (India, Spain, Poland e.a.) as part of our Agile Delivery Centers.
I have been a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable professional for Hardware Interaction Design and Development aka Microsoft Surface). Being a MVP gets me all over the world where I give courses and master classes in software technology, especially C#, WPF and MVVM. I’ve been working with Azure even before it had a portal. For me, Azure is the platform of choice if I have a say in the technology choice.
In my work I always strive for reuse of software components and combining products and technology into a new product. I look beyond the first requirements and try to anticipate for the unknown future. Creating commercially successful products is important to me.