Erik Jan brings a wealth of experience to his role as a liaison. Having resided in Munich for 22 years, he has worked in various roles within the IT industry. His career spans 12 years as a business consultant for Capgemini, where he specialized in innovation, startup guidance, and change management. Additionally, he has served as an Interim Manager for prominent SMEs and family-owned companies, overseeing large-scale IT projects. Over the past decade, Erik Jan has held directorial positions in the German subsidiaries of two Dutch IT solutions and services providers. Throughout his professional journey, he has actively participated in various German-Dutch business networks.
What makes Erik Jan particularly suited for his liaison role is his deep understanding of cybersecurity. As a service provider, he was responsible for managing some of Germany's largest E-business platforms, making him well-versed in handling cyber incidents, data privacy, information security, and establishing robust systems and processes. Furthermore, he has also served as a crisis manager, aiding hacked companies in swiftly restoring their operations.
As the liaison, Erik Jan has two primary objectives. Firstly, he aims to position the Dutch Cybersecurity sector prominently in southern Germany. This entails engaging with companies, decision-makers, local authorities, potential partners, and other stakeholders, with the valuable support of the Dutch Consulate-General. Secondly, he strives to support PIB companies by identifying opportunities and forging connections with the cybersecurity sector and individual companies in southern Germany.
Erik Jan encourages all interested parties, including local stakeholders, to reach out to him for collaboration or further information about the cluster. His expertise and dedication will contribute significantly to the success of Dutch companies operating within the cybersecurity domain. Notably, the companies he mentors include Codean, Compumatica, EclecticIQ, Guardian360, Hudson Cybertec, Secquard, SecuMailer, SonicBee, Ubiqu, and Zynyo. Together, they form a formidable force in the realm of cybersecurity.
For those aiming to navigate the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity and forge fruitful partnerships, Erik Jan Hengstmengel is the trusted point of contact.
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