The authors of this book have a lot of experience in Internet business strategy in different industries and sectors of the economy. They are internationally active as entrepreneurs, or fulfill high-level functions within companies and or public institutions.
Willem is an international Internet entrepreneur and Professor of Economics and e-business at the Maastricht School of Management. Furthermore, he is a member of the supervisory boards of a number of international corporations. Between 1984 and 1994, he was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives. He served as the State Secretary of Finance from 1994 to 2000 and as Minister of Labor and Social Affairs from 2000 to 2002 in the Government of the Netherlands.
Jan Willem holds a LL.M. degree from Harvard University and a M.Sc. degree in Finance from the University of Oxford, where he graduated with distinction. He has taught economics at Maastricht University and Harvard College and previously co-authored two books on public finance and tax policy with Willem Vermeend. He is currently based in South Africa, working as an independent consultant.
Joost is Internet entrepreneur. After acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development, Joost founded Business Web Solutions BV, a company specializing in e-business solutions. He is also the creator of the website you are currently on.
Rick van der Ploeg is professor of economics at the University of Oxford, research director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is also research fellow in international macroeconomics at the Centre for Economic Policy, Research, London, is chair of the Scientific Council and director of the public sector economics program at CESifo, Munich, and member of the International Growth Centre at LSE/Oxford University. He is former chief financial spokesperson in the Dutch Parliament and former State Secretary of Education, Science and Culture of the Netherlands, and has been on the board of various commercial and non-profit organizations. He has consulted for the European Commission, the OECD, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the IMF Institute, the IMF, the World Bank and various governments and private organizations.
Pim van der Feltz is country manager for Google Netherlands. Before joining Google (May 2008), he worked for Ben/T-Mobile Netherlands for nine years, the final four of them as a board member responsible for marketing, and the first five as Product Development Manager and Carrier Relations Manager. Pim has approximately twenty years of professional experience. Before moving into telecommunications, he worked as a consultant for Shell in a variety of positions. Pim studied general economics at the University of Groningen.
Dr. Marc Teerlink, mba/mbi, is the Global Strategist and Subject Matter Expert in Business Analytics and Optimization for the IBM Global Center of Competence. He has more than 28 years of professional experience as a business manager, consultant and analyst. When Marc started to share his experience with clients, he already had seventeen years outside IBM and four years within IBM's internal BI & Sales Transformation team under his belt, from where his experience evolved to leading various of IBM's geographic consulting practices. Marc is also actively involved in the commercialization of IBM's Watson Project, which won the American game show ‘jeopardy!’ in February 2011
Remco Tomeï is Internet entrepreneur, consultant and project manager. He studied communication science with a focus on new media and marketing, and is specialized in Internet/mobile projects and Internet advice in all business sectors. He helps companies reinvent themselves on the Internet and connects business with IT in his company Seventy3. In 2005, he set up the online startups 'Simyo' and 'Ay Yildiz' for mobile telephony in the Netherlands and was Managing Director of these companies within KPN. Remco also has an e-commerce company and has led multiple projects in the online and mobile field.
Johan studied Computer Science and started his career at the telecom company Ericsson. He co-founded Mobillion, which soon became a leading supplier in mobile entertainment services in Western Europe. After a takeover by the Telegraaf Media Group (TMG), he worked for a number of years on strategy and online acquisitions. He then joined the board of the Sky Radio Group as Digital Director, becoming responsible for the expansion of online and mobile radio business. In 2010 he joined the TSS Cross Media Group.