About 11 years ago, my then girlfriend (now wife) gave me this drawing as a present. She called it “Let’s fly”. And we sure did!

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Now that my children have grown up and are about to leave the house, it’s indeed time to fly. And maybe you can help. Or rather, I hope I can help you…

This is my new year’s resolution: I want to use my knowledge and experience to contribute to a good cause.

I have been working at places where technology, society, law and art came together. I am good at getting at the heart of a problem, solving complex puzzles, bridging seemingly contradictory requirements, and understanding people from different disciplines and backgrounds. I like to challenge beliefs and assumptions; also my own. I enjoy talking in public and explain the essence of complex (technological) issues to a general public. I love to discuss and debate, as it helps me sharpen my thoughts and adjust my point of view. I like being part of a small team, focused on solving a problem or delivering a result. (For my full bio, see this page, and click the icons on the sidebar on that page for even more information.)

Money is not part of the equation. I have a part time job at the university, at least for the moment, that covers my cost of living. This means that I don’t necessarily need to get paid for the work I do, as long as any expenses are covered. It all depends on the things I do, the value that creates, and for whom. (If you are a commercial venture, I do typically expect to get paid.)

In other words, if you have a worthy cause you think I could contribute to, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.