Cor was originally trained as a Merchant Navy officer and worked with multi-cultural crews as a deck officer for many years. He moved on to Industrial Automation for the Japanese MNC Yokogawa and managed projects in Europe and SE-Asia, broadening his experience in Project Execution, Sales and Marketing as well as Director of Lifecycle Services.

His experience with Knowledge Management started when organising virtual teams for off-shore project execution in large scale automation projects in Manila. His MBA from Murdoch University centred around KM as well.

While working in Singapore he contributed regularly to KM conferences and workshops, including a presentation on Global Engineering Standardisation, which won him a KM Merit award in Singapore in 2008. This initiative focused on driving productivity improvement by combining Quality, Resource and Knowledge Management.

His assignments as VP and Director in Bangalore, Singapore and Tokyo covered global resource planning and corporate strategic planning where he deployed the Balanced Scorecard globally. Most recently he pioneered Agile Project Execution and applying Agile development in Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives.

Partners

Straits Knowledge is a global consulting and research firm focused on knowledge, learning and innovation. Founded in 2002 Straits Knowledge brings over 50 years of professional experience in information and knowledge management, and strategic change initiatives. Straits Knowledge helps organisations develop bespoke knowledge management strategies, frameworks, roadmaps and programmes. They also build enterprise taxonomies and ontologies for deployment in information management systems.

Web Synergies is one of the leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business by providing tailored business solutions, services and consultations that drive sales, improves productivity and enhances operational and marketing efficiency. Their unique need based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and sustainable businesses.

NBDA supports organisations in developing and implementing exciting innovation strategies designed to deliver accelerated growth.

The heart shape in the logo is a 'pompeblêd' appearing in the Flag of Friesland, the founder's birthplace. Company registration: Beetsma Consulting LLC # 9012403004337, Japan