Geert-Jan Bogaerts is Head of Digital Media at VPRO, a popular broadcast media in the Netherlands. He is responsible for digital channels and innovation and distribution strategy, and a member of management team. He is also an entrepreneur in his new media consultancy named Raker. Taught at the University of Groningen, he has also consulted on new media strategies, lectured and headed workshops at different media and marketing companies.
Background: journalist and editor with 15+ years of experience in financial reporting and international political and economic affairs. International experience during long-term stay in the US, North Africa/Middle East, Belgium. Involved in developing new media/internet strategy at de Volkskrant. Active in webdevelopment, Zend Certified Engineer.