After being awarded his Masters degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology, Dennis Rijbroek began his career in the R&D department at Océ in Venlo. Initially his work involved carrying out research in Black & White and color print applications. After a 3-year expat experience in Japan, he returned to Venlo, where he is now a System Architect.
Listening to stakeholders
“It’s my job to translate the sometimes conflicting and ambiguous requirements from the various internal and external stakeholders into clear and realizable technical solutions,” says Dennis. “Because of my technical background, I understand how engineers work, and am able to combine this with knowledge of the market, the business and the customer to create new products and platforms.”
Developing a product vision
“The challenge is to develop a product vision beyond the software. This means taking the entire workflow into account in relation to the end product. I need to understand the requirements from the differing perspectives of the various internal and external stakeholders, for example Return On Investment, service costs and commercial opportunities.”
Why is Océ interesting for a System Architect?
“As System Architects, we need to be at the very top of our field. We are the open-minded pioneers that apply our knowledge and creativity to build on the Océ history in innovation and take it to the next level. We collaborate across the various disciplines to facilitate technological breakthroughs through our craftsmanship and expertise. I particularly enjoy the challenge of predicting the market’s future needs to help retain our position as a global leader.”