As Global Head of Innovation, Jan-Jaap oversees, stimulates, and facilitates innovation at Irdeto on a global scale. He manages the innovation process across Irdeto with the focus on driving revenue growth, optimizing cost, and building Irdeto’s winning culture. Jan-Jaap joined Irdeto in 2012 as a Researcher while pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In this role, he specialized in data analytics and forensics and provided insights both to clients of Irdeto as well as to teams within the company. Next, as a Technology Evangelist Jan-Jaap made technically complex concepts accessible to a broad audience, identifying emerging technologies, and verbalizing both their potential and limitations to customers and partners of Irdeto. Besides strategic management, he curates innovation activities and events, both inside and outside of Irdeto with a diverse range of stakeholders. Passionate about teamwork, he enjoys collaborating with people with a wide range of skills and strives to match people to challenges.
At Irdeto, we run an internal, annual Hackathon that brings together colleagues from across the globe to participate in 26 hours of innovation to inspire, collaborate and innovate together anywhere. More than 25% of Irdeto employees have taken part in the global Hackathon this year, with many different departments being included.
Innovation, what does that word really mean? The word is thrown around loosely these days when coming to describe a company, product, or thing, checking off a key term from the buzzwords list. Here at Irdeto, innovation isn’t just a word we use to glamourize new job openings or make us look savvy or on-trend. We use it because innovation is at the heart of everything we do and what we believe in.