In 2001 I started as a train driver at the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NS). Since 2008 I worked and studied my way up to the Process Business Consultant who I am today. Still at the Dutch Railways.
From the first day, since January 2014, I was submerged into the world of ARIS and BPM. And I liked it. Thanks to a college and ‘teacher’ I quickly became familiar with the tooling, method and IDS Scheer/Software AG. It was then that also my enthusiasm and network grew, especially when the Dutch Railways became a member of the AGNL.
First we were using ARIS (version 7) on a small scale, just to record a small part of the business and its workings. I was mainly focusing on recording processes, how ARIS and its method worked and how it was presented to the Business. In the following years my activities shifted mainly towards (ARIS) modelling languages, (ARIS) method and (ARIS) conventions.
Today ARIS 10 is planned to be used on a (much) larger company-wide scale. In short: the Dutch Railways wants to create a complete digital twin, focussing on processes, risk & control (with ARIS Risk & Compliance Manager), IT, data and compliance. Together with a small group of colleagues I am responsible as ‘(ARIS) method expert’ for implementing the ARIS method and company-wide (modelling) conventions, with the consumer of the content in mind.
In late 2018 I was asked to become a AGNL board member.