Board members appril 

Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Mayor of Appsterdam

I split my time between the for-profit and non-profit worlds. I am the founder of Appsterdam and an Apple Design Award-winning product engineer. I have worked on some great apps, including Delicious Library, Tap Tap Revenge, Obama '08, and Apple's retail store app.

My goal is to bring people together and help them understand each other. I have traveled broadly, speaking to app makers and entrepreneurs around the world, listening and observing how businesses are built and futures imagined.

Specialties: Cocoa, Objective-C, Mac, iPhone, OS X, human interface, experience, evangelism, writing, speaking, leadership, ethics

Brechtje de Leij

Brechtje de Leij

Programma appril 2018 | Digital Strategist | Mobile Expert

I work as a mobile strategist for my own company B-Digitized, helping businesses with a mobile-first or even mobile-only digital strategy. I strongly believe that with the right mobile mindset and strategy, mobile can bring more than ‘just eyeballs’, it is an excellent channel to build loyal customer relationships. In this age, mobile needs to be at the heart of your digital strategy. My ten years of experience in mobile has been published in my book Mobiele Eenheid, which helps businesses get ready for this mobile era.

Previously, I've been responsible for the launch of the Greetz app, winning the e-commerce industry award ‘Best Mobile Shop’. At NU.nl, I’ve set up an in-house mobile development team, rebuilding the entire mobile portfolio with a special focus on mobile monetization. Mobile traffic grew from 50 to 80% and mobile has become a substantial part of the total revenue. At IceMobile, I’ve worked on the omnichannel eCommerce platform for Jumbo, of which the Jumbo app was awarded ‘best supermarket app’by consumer organisation Kassa.

As a ‘lady geek’ I love new tech & gadgets. I was for instance part of Google’s Glass Explorer Program, being one of the first people to experiment with wearables and AR. I’ve build apps for smartwatches and smart glasses, and apps for all the operating systems out there. Yes, even for Symbian and Blackberry back in the days. Today I have a Google Home and Nest in my living room, to experiment with conversational interfaces and the connected home.

Michel van den Berg

Michel van den Berg

Programma appril2018 |Mobile Engagement Provider

Since the first Iphone in 2007, Michel specializes in applying Mobile technology to businesses. Michel helps now bigger companies to transform and innovate towards a mobile-first company. He is founder of Appsolute Value Inc that is a.o. active in the American mobile retail and banking industry. Now he enjoys leveraging his experience to further expand the Dutch Mobile tech industry.

Ivo Jansch

Ivo Jansch

CEO / Co-founder at Egeniq and Buildozer

I'm one of the founders of Egeniq.com, an app development and services company in The Netherlands. I'm an iOS, Android and web developer and software architect.
I've authored three books: 'php|architect's Guide to Enterprise PHP Development', 'PHP development in the cloud' and 'N Ways To Be a Better Developer'. I also regularly speak at conferences. My strength is in my combination of tech, commercial and management skills.

Ruby Nefkens

Ruby Nefkens

Intellectual Property | ICT

For over 25 years I am fascinated by intellectual property law. Copyright law, trademarks, design models are my specialty. Data Protection and privacy law is my other specialty. Protect what is yours. As a lawyer, I can be of excellent help.

I have developed a special expertise in the furniture and interior design industry. From there, I have expanded my experience to other industries and occupations, among others (web) applications (Apps), architecture, fashion, (home) appliances, art and media. My clients are characterized by their creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit. Both nationally and internationally. They are among the best in their field. Designers of a better world. I am very proud to be part of it.