After finishing his bachelor degree in economics, Jack started his carreer in 1995 as an ERP implementation consultant for small and medium enterprises in the Netherlands.
After 5 years being an ERP consultant he decided to pursue his interest for performance management and business intelligence by joining Cognos as a post-sales consultant. In this role he was able to combine his technical skills with delivery and education skills. After a few years Jack made the transition to become a dedicated presales consultant.
In this role as a Principal Pre-Sales Consultant Jack carried responsibility for various presales activities like conducting Proof of Concepts (POC’s), partner enablement and providing sales support. Another part of his presales rol was to be the Program Manager SAP. In this role Jack was leading the local Dutch SAP program to increase the awareness of the Cognos on SAP proposition in the Dutch SAP-market.
As of April 1st 2009 Jack has joined the worldwide Business Analytics Sales Enablement team and has conducted various roles in this area like delivering new hire training, sales and presales coaching and being a Big Data and Analytics Evangelist. Since January 1st 2012 Jack has become a dedicated Big Data and Analytics Evangelist and is spreading the good news of Big Data and Analytics around the globe.
Jack is 44 years old, is married to Marianne and has 3 boys and a little girl. When he is not working for IBM his passion(s) are: playing (electric) guitar, his family, riding his mountainbike reading, skiing, photography and travelling.