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Understanding how to generate value – within time and budget

As a project manager, system architect and crisis manager in the high-tech industry, Luud Engels has a reputation for not mincing words. In addition to his consultancy work, he recently started as a system architecture trainer at High Tech Institute. “Clear communication is key in complex development environments.”

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography

“High up in an organization, you’re busy with keeping management at ease”

Ben Pronk gained fame as a system architect at several Philips divisions. A year ago, he decided to round off his career by joining a startup in robotic surgery. In the run-up to his keynote at the Bits&Chips System Architecting Conference, we ask him about his 30 years of experience as a system architect.

In other news

Tesla rival Nikola in hot water (Electrek)
Microsoft’s underwater data center resurfaces after two years (BBC)
Radiall proposes ‘massive modular’ 6G mesh networks with tiny antennas (Venturebeat)

Six reasons why your digital transformation is failing

The realization of digital transformation in many companies is a slow, brutal, uphill battle that leaves proponents frustrated, tired and scarred. Being aware of the typical “rejector” behavior can help you overcome the resistance.