Combining business, technology, creativity, enthusiasm and humour is the leitmotif of Pieter Hermans, matchmaker for innovators. After his study Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, he has had management functions in multinationals, software companies and has been partner in a consultancy company.
He acquired Jakajima, a Benelux publishing company in IT and Telecom, and restructured it towards a matchmaker for innovators in the high tech industry, ranging from 3D Additive Manfacturing to Internet of Things, from Unmanned Systems to Health Tech, from Photonics to 3D Bioprinting and from Experience Design to Virtual Reality.
As the technology develops itself from atoms to bits and from bits to atoms, traditional boundaries between value chains disappear which offers new business opportunities. Pieter Hermans, matchmaker for innovators, focuses on these crossovers.
He has been chairman of several international conferences and has given many presentations on these crossovers of technology, business and creativity – not to forget enthusiasm and humour. Often he is chairman at Jakajima conferences as well.
An inspiring interview with Pieter Hermans, in Dutch: