Chief Technology Officer of Gendo.ch
Arjen is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo. He studied
Science & Policy at Utrecht University and worked for IBM and Twynstra
Gudde as IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since late
2001 Arjen has been self-employed, advising clients on the strategic
impact of new technological developments. He is a certified EDP
auditor and information security specialist. As a much sought-after
international speaker on technology policy issues he gives over 100
keynote talks every year.
Since 2002 he has been involved in formulating public IT policy in the
areas of open standards and opensource for the government and public
sector. Arjen advises senior managers and administrators of companies
and public institutions, members of parliament in several European
countries and the Dutch Cabinet about the opportunities offered by
open standards and open source software for the European knowledge
economy and society as a whole.
In addition to information technology, Arjen also works on scenario
planning and strategic assessments of emerging technologies such as
bio- and nanotechnology. With clients he investigates the social,
economic and geo-political impact of science and technology.