29 march 2021
Aernoudt shares his journey from being an expert in technology R&D to being an expert in enterprise sales. We discuss the fateful dinner in Toronto when his career changed, and how this has brought him to some of the top tech companies in the world. We touch on enterprise tech sales techniques and get a bit geeky speaking about the possibilities of ‘composable architectures’. This conversation is part of the OpenExO series!
Aernoudt is a Tech enthusiast, working his whole life at the very forefront of new technology, (sustainable) business and delivery models. He loves to work with entrepreneurial people: helping them succeed with their ideas. He is a fan of the ‘exponential thinking’ approach from OpenEXO.
Making a positive impact on people’s lives using technology in innovative solutions is what drives him to do better every day.
Started his career in the military (Airforce, NATO Software Development Centre; electronic warfare), after that worked for several world-class software companies like IBM, Cloudscape (Informix), Verum, Oracle, Usoft and HP. Proud of his achievements, like being awarded 4 times Global Performer of the year, and 7 times EMEA performer of the year. (next to several innovation and partner awards) He is a speaker at many national and international events, seminars etc.
Currently, Aernoudt is working in Management Consulting (CDO / CTO role, Business Development and responsible for the Partner ecosystem).
Aernoudt’s recent article on composable banking: https://www.igh.com/post/the-deceptive-certainty-of-proven-technology-in-banking
Download the case study of how N26 has used the composable banking approach enabled by Mambu: https://www.mambu.com/n26-case-study
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