My Profile

Sociologist and European writer, lives in Amersfoort in The Netherlands, likes to write about life, politics, business and IT.

Has worked in IT for 30+ years in Sales & Marketing environments as Project Manager, Program Manager, Investment Manager, Sales Manager, Mentor and Lecturer.

I started in IT when most companies worked without IT and experienced over the years the fast growth and big impact of IT on business. The projects I did were in all kind of industries, for small and large companies, local and international. And what they all had in common that they all had a lot of impact on the company’s business and that this impact has been growing over the years while more and more IT products and services became available.

My focus when working on IT projects is on the initialization phase of a project when the business case needs to be authorized and the project plan defined and the involvement and commitment of both business and IT management is most needed; when done properly this will help making your IT projects successful!

For this reason, I started in 2013 my own business Local Business Services (LBS) which has the objective to support companies improving and growing their business making use of my knowledge and experience around business information management. For more info see my  website: www.businessinformationmanagement.nl

As volunteer I’m  chair of the Regional Committee Amersfoort for UNICEF: our ambition is to create awareness around children in poor circumstances worldwide and get funding for projects to improve these. 

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Sometimes I use my alter ego Gérard La Lune – @GerardLaLune – to create content on social media (see also my blog On a marché sur la lune). I created this identity because of my ambition to walk once on the moon after having watched the first men walking on the moon in 1969 when I was 14 years old: a life changing experience for me! Now I’m not so sure anymore.

For more about my professional background you can view my LinkedIn profile on the right ➡️

Feel free to contact me if you have a question!

Gerard Geerlings

Email: gerard.geerlings@gmail.com

Mobile: ++31 6 53 888 204

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