In over a decade as strategist and innovator at KPN, the Dutch telecom incumbent, Jan Rijk fathered such projects as the API Store and the IoT Academy, connecting corporate silos with a natural ease. He is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who can shift paradigms in order to create value propositions for a company and has been a drone aficionado within telco space for the last few years.
Having grown up in a rural area, Jan Rijk has a weak spot for anything Agri & Food. Although educated in Business Administration, Economics, Philosophy and Sociology, he remained true to the geek part within himself. He truly believes we could create a world of abundance with new technology, like combining 5G with drones. There is one prerequisite, the only way forward to be able to do so, is sharing. Be open but do not give away corporate secrets.