On February 18, SIKS, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems, organized a career day for Ph.D. students, with the goal of making Ph.D. students think about what are the career opportunities after they finish. It was a very inspiring day, with many interesting presentations and interactions. I was asked to present my … Continue reading Research consultancy: taking the plunge?
On October 9, a beautiful autumn day, I went to the De Baak estate, in the wooded centre of the country to attend the Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008. De Baak is a well-known training institute, established by the largest employers' organization in the Netherlands. As their site states, it "is the place for leaders, business … Continue reading Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008
Having finished my portal project, I am in Berlin now. As it's been a very intense project, I really felt the need to "reset my brain" and decided to have a creative breather in Berlin. It's a great city to visit for such a purpose, and to get inspiration for new R&D ideas. At the … Continue reading Pitching social enterprises at The Hub
It's been a busy time with my projects, too busy to keep up my blog. Of course, that is no excuse as very useful finally-get-into-and-stick-to-that-writing-habit sites like Write to Done try to tell us all the time. Well, us lesser mortals will have to keep practicing to get more disciplined, I guess. On August 11, … Continue reading Meeting The Hub
The hype is over. Whereas only a year ago, Second Life was everywhere in the mainstream media, the mad rush seems over. Then, every major organization seemed to try to establish a presence "in world", and the virtual sky seemed the limit. Now, the number of active users seems to have stabilized, and many initially … Continue reading Second Life: Beyond the Hype