Robert is founder of the IDnext association, entrepeneur and advisor on digital identity matters.
He has started his career at Unisource, a pan-European organization owned by KPN, Swisscom and Telia providing international voice, data internet and messaging services to a broad array of (multinational) corporations located primarily in Europe. Job rotation within Unisource (which later became AUCS, Infonet and then BT Infonet) has led to managing projects of delivering messaging and directory related services. In the last ten years and in his previous position as sr. Project manager at Everett, he was able to extend his knowledge and experience by managing and delivering Digital Identity, security, risk management and compliance projects/programmes in a variety of sectors like government, education, financial and telco.
Robert is member of eema since 2001 and was elected for board of directors in 2004. Eema members have – at the annual conference of eema in london in june 2008 – elected Robert as vice-chairman of eema and he is also responsible for organising the Benelux RIG meetings.