Work Experience

Current positions:

2018- present : Edge fellow at Deloitte’s Center for the Edge as Global Strategist Digital Health.
The future ‘business’ is on the edge of your current operation: what is created on the edge of the competitive landscape—in terms of technology, geography, or demographics — will strike at the heart of your operation. At the Deloitte Center for the Edge we translate trends to operational impact to be prepared for a seoft landing into the future.

2011 – present : core faculty at Exponential Medicine, Singularity University USA.
Exponential Medicine is a unique and intensive four-day 650 attendees experience gathers world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to explore and leverage the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention of health and medicine.

2010 – present : Director Radboud REshape Center, 2008- presentRadboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Challenges for healthcare are enormous: increasing demand, decreasing budgets and shortage in skilled personnel puzzle many healthcare administrators. To cope with these aspects, at Radboud University Medical Center, initiated the REshape Center that is at the convergence of patient empowerment and (exponential) technology.

2008 – present : Advisory of the Executive Board:
Advising the Executive Board in terms of changes in healthcare enhancing the participation of patients and their informal care in their own disease, working towards raising the level of participation in Health(care), research and education.

1991 – present : CEO Transform.Health
Transform.Health works at the intersection of healthcare today and (the day after) tomorrow. Bridging vision, strategy, and practice on how health(care) is changing in the next 5, 10 to 25 years. Advising top-level CEO’s and administrators of (multiple) governments, NGO’s, institutions, and corporates on their innovation strategy in the most dynamic era in history.
Assisting them in the (digital) transformation society is in the midst of.
(Transform.Health is part of Lucien Engelen Holding BV)

2017 – present : Co-founder and initiator Health Innovation School
After me coining this idea for a program to support future leaders to the Ministry of Health, from wishing my REshape Center at Radboudumc we co-created this with them. Build prototype with the first group of 50 participants, starting 2018 editions also become available in a MOOC in fall.

2011 – present : Core Faculty Singularity University Exponential Medicine Silicon Valley. (Founded by i.e. Google, NASA, Autodesk)
ExponentialMedicine (formerly known as FutureMed) at Singularity University (founded by Google, Autodesk and NASA) is based on the NASA Ames Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley.  How will rapidly developing technologies such as low cost genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, telemedicine,robotics, 24/7 body wearable monitors, smart pills, stem cells, synthetic biology, gene therapy, mobile phone apps and crowd sourced health data affect the future of healthcare and medicine? Member of core team bringing Singularity University to the Netherlands in 2016


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Past positions:

2014 – 2017 : Chief Imagineer Dutch National IT Institute for Healthcare NICTIZ:
What will the future look like, and what do we have to do today to cope with that. ‘Imagineering is a contraction of imagination’ (imagination) and ‘engineering’ (technique). It is a form of communication in which the perception imagineer seeks to strengthen the connection. Between organization and audience through experience, not only through text in a rational way, but also through other senses.’

2012 – 2017 : Member Global Innovation Board Genentec-Roche:
To co-create visions for sustainable innovations together with leading edge cross-industry experts and internal executives.

2008 – March 2016 : Head of the Regional Emergency Network:
Coordinating the Acute healthcare (roughly) in the province of Gelderland to treat the right patients in the right facility based on evidence, research and guidelines. Next to responsibility for the Mobile Medical team (including Trauma-helicopter) together with midwifery, GP’s, Hospitals and ambulances services.

2003 – 2007 : CEO RAV Limburg Noord:
Is a Dutch EMS Service including Dispatch Center (in this case comparable with 911). Lead the merger and the merged company for almost 5 years as CEO. When the development of the organization stabilized and the consolidation phase ahead, I wrote the Control Board of the Foundation my Letter of Resignation as of Sept 1st, 2007. Without a clear view on what would be next I started talking to 10 people near to my heart, when the word got out I was going to leave the RAV was asked to join the Police leadership and the Ministry of Health, but ended up at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center.

  • Member of board of Dutch EMS directors;
  • Member of Dutch ICT en Innovation group of the Health Dept;
  • Member of Advisory board NICTIZ
  • Member of Dutch Councel to stimulate Multidisciplinairy Informatics for the Interior Safety.
  • Founder of the Dutch Steering committee ICT & Acute Healthchain.
  • Boardmember of the Multidisciplinairy Dispatchcenter Limburg Noord (Together with Police-chief, Fire-chief.

1983 – 2003 : Co-owner and director Engelen-group:
Several companies in a Holding i.e. in Automotive, Health Care and Funeral services. Mainly responsible for strategy, personnel affairs and leading and developing the organization.  After my choice to focus on the EMS branche sold the other divisions. Lead merger with 2 other parties and became CEO of the Merged foundation RAV Limburg Noord.