Pieter-Jan Nefkens is a long-term Dutch-based IT and network consultant. From early on in his career he has been connecting devices and people, even before the Internet era. Pieter-Jan started his career immediately as an entrepreneur in IT with expertise in networking, security, virtualization, and active software development. Throughout his 20+ years of experience as a consultant, he has always been on top of new trends and technologies and applied them through implementation projects and consultancy to solve specific business problems of his customers, varying from small companies to large international operating enterprises. Pieter-Jan firmly believes that you can only consult on and apply technologies if you have used them yourself. Pieter-Jan has always had a strong and close relationship with Cisco since the start of his career, resulting in his participation in beta tests and early field trials, often being one of the first to deploy a new network technology.
Sharing and applying new technology is in the DNA of Pieter-Jan, which resulted in his becoming a Cisco Champion since 2017. Besides networking consultancy, Pieter-Jan also participated in standardization processes for inland shipping across Europe.
Over the past years, Pieter-Jan has been working for both the Dutch government as well as his own consultancy company.