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Roel de Vries

Advisor. Trainer. Speaker

About Roel

WHO I AM

I have lived and breathed innovation management for the largest part of my career. It’s where my heart lies.


After designing and leading the idea management program at a large, international corporation, I started RiverStoneBlue to help other companies with their collaborative innovation efforts.


For more than a decade now, I’ve been active with people driven innovation at dozens of organizations, giving me this rare combination of broad theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. It’s with that background that I’d like to work together with you, applying this knowledge, supercharging your own idea- and innovation management efforts.

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Roel de Vries

Advisor. Trainer. Speaker

roel@riverstone.blue | +31 6 22510348

Biography

Timeline

Since the beginning of my career, I consistently focused on finding new and better ways to grow businesses. During the early stages of my career, I was active in the financial sector until I made a move to the telecommunications industry where I resided ten years. I performed various business development and innovation roles, working for corporates or as an external consultant. During my working life, I also always continued to grow myself as a person. End 2017, I decided to combine and apply all my knowledge and experience as an independent innovation consultant.

 
8 – 12 October 2018

Innovation Mini MBA

Innovation Academy, Amsterdam

8 – 12 October 2018
October 2017 – Present

Independent Innovation Management Consultant

RiverStoneBlue, Amsterdam Area, The Netherlands

October 2017 – Present
September 2017

European Innovation Impact Award,

Best Innovation Campaign

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

September 2017
January 2013 – September 2017

Innovation Program Manager

Liberty Global, Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands 

January 2013 – September 2017
26-27 June 2012

Innovation Management Fundamentals

PureInsight, London, United Kingdom

26-27 June 2012
March 2009 – December 2012

Business Developer / Strategy Consultant

UPC, The Netherlands

March 2009 – December 2012
November 2008 – March 2009

IT Project Manager

UPC, The Netherlands

November 2008 – March 2009
January 2007 – March 2010

Business Universiteit Nyenrode

Breukelen, The Netherlands

January 2007 – March 2010
November 2006 – October 2008

Junior Consultant

RealFlair Consultants B.V.

November 2006 – October 2008
September 2001 – October 2006

International Hospitality & Office Management

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

September 2001 – October 2006
September 1995 – June 2001

Gymnasium Bernrode

Heeswijk-Dinter

September 1995 – June 2001