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IBM Champion Spotlight: Jan-Willem Steur

By Namitha K posted Tue October 10, 2023 03:04 PM


Please meet IBM Champion Jan-Willem Steur, who is a Business Development Manager and Asset Management subject matter expert (SME) at ZNAPZ BV. He is a new IBM Champion in 2023, and an active advocate for the IBM Sustainability Software Technology area. His favourite product is IBM Maximo Application Suite, including all add-ons and Industry Solutions. In addition, he loves the Cloud Pak Products (CP4D, CP4BA) and IBM Process Mining, especially because these products have data and AI embedded. 

Jan-Willem loves to share his passion by presenting at events and answering questions from peers, clients, and partners within several communities. He says, ”My drive is to share my knowledge and experience with other peers and members, since I strongly believe that bringing knowledge and experience into practice will lead to real wisdom all of us can benefit from.”
He feels proud to bring in new trends and vision towards IBM Product Development and he is also the creator of EAM Business Capability Model which used an “outside-in” business view on how complex solutions like IBM Maximo can be easily adopted and implemented even for less mature companies.
If Jan-Willem didn’t work in technology, he would probably be a teacher in asset- and maintenance studies area!
IBM Champion nominations are now open, and Jan-Willem’s comment to those who are interested in the program is, “Wouldn’t it be great if you share your knowledge and experience with other peers in the tech community and become a true advocate?”

Meet Jan in person for his sessions at IBM Maximo Exchange München October ’23, and IBM TechXchange EMEA Barcelona ’24!

Lightning round:
What would be your superpower and why? Helping people
Ice cream or cake? Ice Cream
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Summer or winter? Summer
Morning or evening? Morning
eBook or paper book? Paper book
TV shows or movies? Documentaries, streaming
A night out or a night in? Out
Cannonball into the pool or dip a toe in first? Cannonball
Go-to karaoke song? Satisfaction (Stones)
Drive or fly? Drive

Find out more from Jan’s LinkedIn and Community page profile

Want to be part of the community of IBM Champions? You can jump on the path through the IBM Rising Champions advocacy badge program or nominate to become a 2024 IBM Champion through the end of November 2023.