Jaap Bloem is in IT since the PC and now a Research Director at Sogeti/VINT. In his days at KPMG Consulting he co-founded the IT Trends Institute. Jaap was a publisher of IT books and editor in chief of IT magazines at Wolters Kluwer. Before coming to VINT, Jaap was the Marketing Executive for the Dutch Chapter of ISOC, the Internet Society. Jaap has co-authored many books and articles, and loves to develop and evangelize ground-breaking thought and insight together with colleagues and partners. Jaap Bloem is in augustus 2018 overleden.