I love the energy we collectively create at TEDxLeiden! And therefore feel fortunate to, together with Freek, be the license holder for TEDxLeiden. In daily life I work as change agent and innovation manager at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. I am passionate about transition. I have co-founded several social networks a.o. Fier, Boom and BankoftheFuture. And am truly proud that we can host our TEDxLeiden conference in our house of transition, the beautiful Meelfabriek in Leiden!
I am passionate about the transition to a society where people and organizations cocreate their future. A natural balance between the industrial efficiency and selforganized diversity. A world where we are able to organize the surplus. TED has been a major source of inspiration for me; it has broadened my perspective on society and the possibilities for the future. I use these insights and experiences in my work as a business architect for IBM.
I am a very energetic person and I love being around other passionate people. I believe that TEDx creates an amazing platform for their creative, and sometimes courages, ideas that contribute to changing our thoughts and perspectives on the world around us.
Last year I was involved with TEDx Leiden as a photographer. From that prespective I had a chance to capture the spirit and passion with which the speakers conveyed their ideas. This year in addition to acting as a photographer I am also involved in the creative process leading towards TEDx Leiden 2014. In daily life I am a physiotherapist and manualtherapist, a very different setting where I am contributing to change on an a more individual basis.