AUTHORS: Herman Wagter
Herman E. Wagter
Herman E. Wagter is an independent program manager specialized in complex collaborative innovation programs, where technical innovation needs to be combined with social innovation to get the desired impact.
He supports his customers by developing and refining a comprehensive strategy to achieve the desired goal, as well as by leading the subsequent iterative implementation phases hands-on. One example is the public-private venture to kickstart Fiber-to-the-Home in Amsterdam, including the successful discussion with the European Commission on the application of the Market Economy Investor Principle regarding the role of the Municipality of Amsterdam. Another is the strategic development of the Lean & Green movement aimed at increasing the competitiveness of companies through the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions during the transport of goods.
In his early career as Managing Director in international contracting and services he became interested in the social dynamics of change and the role of social technology in shaping how we work together. As a practitioner who is keen on what creates impact he continuously searches for knowledge, ideas, and experiences to apply in his work. That search includes legal issues like state-aid and public tender processes, new accounting principles, technology, behavioral economics, and human motivation applied to collaboration.
Herman loves to cook for his family, drink good wines with his wife and their friends, and do outdoor sports. He likes to tinker with IT and gadgets and once in a while to enjoy fast mountain roads on his motorcycle.