: Johannes Cornelis (Hans) van Nieuwkerk
Dutch, partially living in Hungary, partially in Croatia
Language skills: Dutch, English,
German, French, Hungarian, Spanish
(in following order of competence)
: Management: Coaching people by enthusiasm; disciplined
innovator with a clear, structured, vision and ability
to generate synergy in multinational environments.
Creating concepts, visions and strategies
on future opportunities
by bridging content, market
positioning and technology.
Pioneering: Getting things to work from scratch without
knowing in advance which problems will be on the way.
Culture: Designing frameworks to understand and adapt
to intercultural differences.
: Creative, strategist, practical, leader, solution and
content driven, converting complexity into simplicity,
independent, enthusiastic, inspiring, communicator,
Professional experience record:
: The Hague, Rotterdam, Budapest, Sibenik
: Ma`at Information Projects Ltd.
: 1987-date. Owner/Consultant
: Interim management, International business development;
Cultural communication consulting; Concept and strategy
development; Development of media formats; Licensing of
concept copyrights; Consulting on strategic media and
business positioning; Realization of new media projects;
: 2011-date. International Business Development activities
for: Rodcam (www.rodcam.com),
(Germany and Hungary); Modul Energy Ltd., pyrolysis
technology for recycling used car tyres (Bulgaria);
Organization of a two-day International mini pharma
conference in Budapest on applications of Alkaline
Phosphatase for Zoltanlabs (www.zoltanlabs.com) and
Alloksys life sciences (www.alloksys.eu) (USA/The
Netherlands); Infrax Inc. (www.infraxinc.com), Smart
Grid (USA); Solarfarmcleaning (www.solarfarmcleaning.com),
product development (Hungary); Q-Power Srl.
(www.q-power.eu), Industrial energy recovery
2009-2010 Navayo Technologies Inc. and Secfone AG;
Internet security encryption hardware and secure VoIP
manufacturer. Location: Worldwide (business units in:
Hungary, Slovenia, Macedonia, USA,
Japan and Germany).
Tasks: Interim Management, International Business
Development, Marketing and Strategy Consulting.
General (interim) management of 8 locations
in 6 countries. International Business Development
resulted in the creation of a new R&D unit
in Macedonia, cooperation for the MENA region with GFB
in Bahrain (www.gfb.bh) and a Joint Venture company
regarding Smart Grid activities with Infrax Systems
(www.infraxinc.com) in the USA. Marketing activities
included strategic repositioning of the Navayo and
Secfone portfolios and participation in the CeBIT, GITEX
and RSA trade shows (www.navayo.com, www.secfone.com).
2008-2008 Leatex Srl; second-hand clothes grading
company. Location: Romania. Tasks: Business Development
and Innovation Strategy Consulting Description: Market
research and expansion strategy for the Romanian market.
Innovation strategy for waste recycling. Leatex employed
80 people at its 4.500m2 production facilities in
Füzesabony, Hungary. It processed over 400.000 kg.
of second-hand clothes per month (www.leatex.eu).
1989-date. Equiptor; International Business Development
to innovation and business projects. Contributions range
from being a management sparring partner and strategy
developer to matchmaking and investment consulting.
Involvement consists of problem solving advice and future
business positioning. Most assignments are innovation and
technology related (www.equiptor.com).
1989-date. Culturon; consulting on the practical use of
Cultural Communication Models. The Culturon models have
been developed by observation and participation during
extensive traveling and by working in various
international mass-communication environments. The
models represent an information science approach to
culture and have been finalized in 2008(www.culturon.com)
2006-2008. Mobisub; subtitling presentation format
development for mobile devices. The Mobisub format can
be universally applied for traditional subtitling, live
and ticker-tapes (www.mobisub.com).
2004-2008. TV-Windows “live” Subtitling;
development for improving the balance between a
television program being broadcast and its subtitles;
this way improving the stability and readability.
Project status: previously under negotiation with various
broadcasters and organizations representing deaf or hard
of hearing people (www.livesubtitling.tv-windows.com).
2003-2008. DVB-Windows; concept development for
generating Teletext based interactivity and cross-media
facilities in “zapper” type DVB set top boxes.
Project status: presentations held at various DVB-T
operators, at potentially interested technology partners
and at a CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference in London (www.dvb.tv-windows.com).
2000-2008. TV-Windows ITV and distant learning; concept
development for generating ticker tape, quiz, betting,
voting and auction facilities for ordinary analogue
television sets. Project status: operational third party
implementation at the national Belgium broadcaster VRT;
various conference presentations; exhibited at IBC 2002
and Miptv/Milia 2004 (www.itv.tv-windows.com).
2000-2004 MTM-SBS TV2 Hungary; TV-Windows Cross-Media.
Tasks: concept development, implementation and project
management for generating cross-media relationships
between a television broadcast and an Internet portal
website. Project status: the SBS pilot project has been
successfully implemente at TV2 in Hungary
2000-2000 Gouden Gids Yellow Pages TLD; concept and
for migration of the printed Dutch
yellow pages Gouden Gids to a future Internet based
format. Project status: not implemented.
1998-1998 Clavisat Player Piano Network; concept
development for the future market positioning of acoustic
pianos. Project status: negotiations have been held in
Japan with the Yamaha musical instrument division. Yamaha
decided not to implement the concept.
1995-1997 Hannoversche Leben Teleberatung; implementation
and project management for selling life insurances via a
(previously developed) television and telephony based
Project status: successfully
1994-1996 Aquarell Television; concept development,
implementation and project management for “background”
and cross-media television. Aquarell created a local
direct marketing television environment. Project status:
successfully implemented at DKZ in Bremen and Bremerhaven
1994-1994 Platform Television; concept development for
the Dutch railroad company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).
Project status: the concept has been partially
implemented by third parties as a pilot project at the
Eindhoven railroad station.
1993-1995 Wegener Cable Newspapers; consulting on the
future market positioning of the 24 local editions of
the Wegener newspaper television channels reaching over
3 million viewers.
1992-1992 Access Russia; consulting to Access Innovations
Inc. for the Access Russia scientific information
publishing project; participation in project negotiations
in Moscow; participation in the first international
online information conference in Russia.
1990-1994 Centraal Beheer Kijktelefoon; concept
development, implementation and project management at
the largest direct writing insurance company in Europe;
Centraal Beheer in The
(Teleadvice) is a collaboration tool which enables a
potential insurance customer to consult an insurance
adviser by phone and television simultaneously. Project
status: successfully implemented.
1989-date. Worldmap of Information Philosophy; the
development of intercultural communication models based
on personal world-wide research and travel experience.
Project status: manuscript for a book on the subject;
manuscript still under further development
World-trip; organization of a World
trip by car through Northern Africa (2 months), Eastern
Europe and Russia (4 months), United States/Canada (5
months) and Mexico/Central America (3 months); by plane
Japan (1 month), Thailand/Indonesia (2 months).
1987-1988 Information World Review; publishing, editing
and distribution of the international professional
newspaper Information World Review (Dutch edition) in
co-operation with Learned Information Ltd. in Oxford UK.
1979-1987 : Employee
Locations : Soesterberg, Zeist, Delft
: The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific
: 1986-1987 Managing Director of the Information
Intermediary Bureau bv. (IBB) in Delft (IBB was a 50%/50%
joint venture between TNO and the Wolters Samsom
publishing group) responsible for organizing the national
participation in international online information
Manager at the Centre for Information
and Documentation (CID-TNO) in Delft. CID-TNO offered
brokerage services in the field of online information.
At CID-TNO an online information collaboration tool named
Telesearch was developed.
1979-1982 Statistical Analyst/Computer Programmer in the
department of traffic research at the Institute for
Perception TNO (IZF-TNO), Soesterberg.
Institution : University of Utrecht
: LL.B. (Kandidaats) in International Law
: B.A. in Marketing (Diploma C.E.)
Membership of professional associations:
Member of the New Media Expert Group (NMEG); previously
Member of the Commercial Television Application Group
(CTAG); previously member of the Institute of Information
Scientists (IIS); previously member of the Association
for Global Strategic Information (AGSI).
: Germany, “Das Goldene Telefon” for the best
information telephone service. Customer: Hannoversche
Leben, TV channel: RTL+.
: The Netherlands, Nominations for the best automation
and for the best information project. Customer:
Centraal Beheer, TV channel: RTL4.
: The Netherlands, Direct marketing award for inventiveness
"De Meetlat". Customer: Centraal Beheer, TV channel:
2006, Amsterdam: CTAG (Commercial Television Application
conference: The potential of Classical Teletext
and TV-Windows in a Mobile TV Environment.
2005, Brussels : CTAG (Commercial Television Application
conference: The commercial potential of TV-Windows.
2004, Budapest : EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising)
Budapest academy: Interactivity starts today, don’t
wait until tomorrow.
2003, London :
CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference: DVB-Windows, an open
initiative to use the
Analog Interactive Teletext toolbox in the Digital World.
2002, Vienna :
EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising)
conference on cross media: Using Teletext as a media
bridge between Television and …
Publications: (because of licensing reasons, media related concepts are
: Cultural Communication between Arabs, Palestinians and
Israelites; an application of Information Philosophy.
At the www.informationphilosophy.com website.
: Mapping Cultural Communication, an Introduction
Information Philosophy. At the
: Information Philosophy, three Business Cases:
The Netherlands and Hungary. At the
: Information Philosophy, three Examples of Cultural
Change and Migration: Hungary, Romania and former
Yugoslavia. At the www.informationphilosophy.com website.
: Information conversion an organizational model for the
1990s. In the AGSI (Association for Global Strategic
: Contributions for and editing of the international
professional newspaper Information World Review (Dutch
sailing, playing piano, collecting records.