Dr. Ir. Michiel van Genuchten

... has been managing software teams and software businesses for over 20 years in roles as software manager, general manager and VP of digitalization. He has worked in the consumer electronics, mobile phone and medical industry, employed by world market leaders such as Philips Electronics in The Netherlands and Straumann in Switzerland. He is currently COO of VitalHealth Software, a company focusing on medical workflow software.

He also founded and managed his own software company in the 1990’s, focusing on groupware. He was a part-time professor in software management at Eindhoven University of Technology from 2002 through 2011. He is member of the editorial board of IEEE Software since 2009. With Les Hatton he runs the ‘Impact’ department in IEEE Software in which 25 columns on the Impact of software on various industries were published, written by senior managers from companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Shell Oil, Hitachi and Philips Medical.