Jaap van Till is a CONNECTIVIST, who specializes in designing disruptive technology network architecture and infrastructure for improving cooperation between people and collaboration across networks. He writes about the emerging forces of social media driven by smart phones, tablets and the growth of Fiber-to-the-Home. Powerful stuff for the CONNECTION ECONOMY.
His personal slogan is: ” CONNECTING Diverse People with Unique Skills MULTIPLIES Dharma ” (for explanation see [ Van Till’s Law ] in the blog about the Network Effects ).
His essay on The Power of Flocking http://www.scienceguide.nl/200907/technologies-of-flocking-.aspx has been widely discussed on the Internet. Van Till has consulted successfully on using innovative technologies to rethink worldwide networks for Education and Research (NREN’s) as well as huge private company networks, as partner at Stratix Consultants (NL). His consultancy work centres around explaining technology to managers and explaining objectives to network specialists. The canyon between geeks and managers is still wide and deep. Van Till served as Professor for Corporate Networks and Internet Infrastructure at Delft University (NL) and Internet Infrastructure Professor at the HAN Polytechnic in Arnhem (NL). His inventions include “Tillegraaf ” baseband modems and “Plector” local multiplexers. Weaving broadband networks between people to work together and create value in the Connection Economy.
Jaap is Advisor to the “Adopt A Teacher” Project in Bandung which has a mission to help improve basic education in Indonesia , by empowering teachers first. See https://www.facebook.com/adoptateacher1?ref=profile and be so kind to donate something for the kids in Bandung at http://fnd.us/c/410EZ4
You can consult with me. Jaap van Till can be reached at: vantill (at) gmail (dot) com