Arjan van Bekkum
To really make a difference you have got to stand out in the crowd
To help customers go where they never went before by using (new) technology. The possibilities are endless and beyond our imagination
Listen, ask, learn, challenge to do more than just getting the job done.
Who inspires you? Who/what is your source of inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere: using cool new technology, having a drink with your friends, walking around or doing a workshop so open your mind by thinking there is no box. You should always go your own way, be who you are, talk about your passion, that’s the most inspiring.
This makes me happy:
Enjoying time with my wife and two boys and among other things having a good cup of coffee, listening to music, reading a good book, going to the beach and watching Formula 1. Learning new cool stuff by working with anyone who is passionate about what they do, no matter if it is work or not.
What is your ultimate ‘Epic Shit’ moment:
On a personal note my two boys being born and working with Xpirit (wh00t, there really is no box). Work related it was the adoption of automated testing and releasing in an organization where a lot of this was done by hand. Using the least obvious application to start with in a small team really created a boost for the entire organization.
What song gets you started:
Depending on my mood I like to start with some (soft)rock, dance or Dutch folk music. But no matter what, the songs below always get me started.
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Bon Jovi – Born To Be My Baby
Avicii – Wake me Up (Radio Edit)
Daddy’s Groove – Bvulgari
Armin van Buuren – Wild Wild Son
For my complete playlist, check Spotify (it will change over time):