Anne-Marie Spierings studied environmental sciences at Nijmegen University. She joined ARCADIS fifteen years ago as an intern on ecology and rural planning. During her career at ARCADIS she shifted subjects several times: environmental impact assessment, water management, process management and stakeholder involvement. She was also chair of the ARCADIS works council for three years. Since two years Anne-Marie works for the energy and sustainability department of ARCADIS, first as team manager and now as sector leader renewable energy. She is the project manager of the Eurbanlab project. Next to working at ARCADIS, Anne-Marie is member of parliament for the Province of Noord-Brabant and a voluntary neighbourhood mediator.
Louis Bekker is the City Account Manager at Siemens, Nederland NV. Bekker is responsible for the sustainable development in urban areas for Siemens’ projects. Mobility issues, integrated building and security systems, power distribution and sustainable solutions in urban areas, together with projects as the Sustainable Randstad, the Green City Index and the Smart Grid are among his interests and field of engagement. Due to his position he has been working in the big or small scales, contributing to the reshipment of the urban tissue.
Peter has a strong background in telecommunications: he worked for 23 years in the telecom sector in the Netherlands in several senior IT management positions in fixed, mobile and internet network divisions. Peter started in the Utility sector in 2007 where since then he is driving IT strategy and the initiation of corporate roadmaps and business programs, related to unbundling, energy transition, smart grids and smart meters.He joined Stedin (DSO) in 2010. Peter is participating in M490 activities of CENCENELEC/ETSI and a member of the EU taskforce smart grids (EG3). P.A.M.Hermans is 57 years old, holds a MSc degree on Telecommunications (Eindhoven) and a CMC degree on change management (ICMCI).
Erik achieved his Master- and PhD degree at the Eindhoven University of Technology, within the group of Construction Management and Engineering. He is specialized in the subject of energy distribution in urban areas, with a focus on technical innovation, energy transition, smart grids, international best practices, entrepreneurship and process management. Since 2012, he works for Stedin as Market Policy Specialist. In his current function, he works on the implementation of sustainable projects and legislative changes. He is a member of the workgroup Smart Grids within Stedin, co-wrote the Stedin – roadmap on Smart Grids and focuses currently on the execution of this roadmap.
Jan Cardol is a very experienced organizational Project Manager with over 35 years of (international) working experience. After studying Applied Physics, Mathematics and Logistics he started his career in 1978 as a technical manager of a programming department and manager Business Processes at a governmental department. In 1985 he made a change to consultancy and worked 16 years for ICT service providers. Since 2001 he is working as a sole entrepreneur with emphasis on organizational Project Management, setting up and managing PMOs and giving courses on Project Management (PMP®, CAPM®, Fundamentals). He developed a methodology for managing Business Cases in complex environments (Dynamic Business Case Management). In 2009 he joined PMI Netherlands Chapter and acted in a leadership role – 2 years as Director Knowledge Sharing and Events and 3 years as CEO. He is certified delivery provider for the PMI® Challenge of Egypt (a 1-day Project Management role play). Since 2013 he is senior advisor for the development of the Leisure Dome Bucharest (Romania) – a 500 mio€ investment. His motto: “Professionalizing Project Management through simplicity and integrating silos of knowledge, with the human factor as an important basis for project success”. He has a high level knowledge of a variety of branches, such as manufacturing, retail, transportation, construction, healthcare, mechanical engineering, food & beverage, pharmaceutics.
Responsible for the developing off the Dutch market for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) and (ESCo`s). 15 years ago the first ESCo work in the Netherlands realized, such as the Tongelreep and Ir. Ottenbad in Eindhoven. My employers have been Siemens and Johnson Controls.