Name : Johannes Cornelis (Hans)
Nationality : Dutch, partially living in Hungary, partially in Croatia
Dutch, English, German, French, Hungarian, Spanish
(in following order of competence)
: Development: Creating concepts, visions and strategies on
future opportunities by bridging content and technology.
Pioneering: Getting things to work from
knowing in advance which problems will be on the way.
Culture: Designing frameworks to understand and adapt to
Pioneer, creative, practical, solution and content
driven, converting complexity into simplicity,
independent, enthusiastic, inspiring, communicator,
motivator, leader, fundamental, visionary, strategist.
: http://www.culturon.com, http://www.tv-windows.com,
Professional experience record:
1987-date : Self-employed
Locations : The Hague, Rotterdam, Budapest, Sibenik
Company : Ma`at Information Projects
Position : 1987-date. Owner/Consultant
Description : Development of cultural communication
of media concepts
and formats; licensing of concept
of new media projects; consulting
media positioning; project management.
Projects : 1989-date. Various
non-media related short-term
assignments/contributions to general innovation and
business projects. Contributions range from matchmaking
activities to investment opportunity consulting and
strategy development advice. Project involvement
is on a general management sparring partner level and
consists mostly of incidental problem solving advice
of contributions to future business positioning.
A number of activities is listed at www.iq4.com.
2006-date. Mobisub; subtitling presentation format
development for mobile devices. The Mobisub
universally applied for traditional subtitling, live
subtitling and ticker-tapes.
2005-date. Culturon; consulting on the implementation of
models. The models used have been
developed by observation and participation during
extensive traveling. The models represent an information
science approach to culture and have been finalized in
2004-date. TV-Windows “live” Subtitling; concept
development for improving the balance between a
television program being broadcast and its subtitles;
this way improving the stability and readability.
Project status: under negotiation with various
broadcasters and organizations representing deaf
or hard of hearing people.
2003-date. DVB-Windows; concept development for
generating Teletext based interactivity and cross-media
facilities in “zapper” type DVB set top boxes.
Project status: presentations held at various DVB-T
operators, at potentially interested technology partners
and at a CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference in London.
2000-date. TV-Windows ITV and distant learning; concept
development for generating ticker tape, quiz, betting,
voting and auction facilities for ordinary analogue
television sets. Project status: operational third party
implementation at the national Belgium broadcaster
negotiations with other broadcasters; various conference
presentations; exhibited at IBC 2002 and Miptv/Milia
2000-2004 MTM-SBS TV-Windows Cross-Media; concept
development, implementation and project management for
generating cross-media relationships between a television
broadcast and an Internet portal website. Project status:
the SBS pilot project has been successfully implemented
at TV2 in Hungary.
2000-2000 Gouden Gids Yellow Pages TLD; concept and
strategy development for migration of the printed Dutch
yellow pages Gouden Gids to a future Internet based
format. Project status: not implemented. VNU publishers
has meanwhile sold their yellow pages activities.
1998-date. Worldmap of Information Philosophy; the
development of intercultural communication models based
on personal world-wide research and travel experience.
Project status: manuscript for a book on the subject;
manuscript still under further development.
1998-1998 Clavisat Player Piano Network; concept
development for the future market positioning of acoustic
pianos. Project status: negotiations have been held in
Japan with the Yamaha musical instrument division. Yamaha
decided not to implement the concept.
1995-1997 Hannoversche Leben Teleberatung; implementation
and project management for selling life insurances via a
(previously developed) television and telephony based
collaboration tool. Project status: successfully
1994-1996 Aquarell Television; concept development,
implementation and project management for “background”
and cross-media television. Aquarell created a local
direct marketing television environment. Project status:
successfully implemented at DKZ in Bremen and Bremerhaven
1994-1994 Platform Television; concept development for
the Dutch railroad company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).
Project status: the concept has been partially
by third parties as a pilot project at the
Eindhoven railroad station.
1993-1995 Wegener Cable Newspapers; consulting on the
future market positioning of the 24 local editions of
the Wegener newspaper television channels reaching over
3 million viewers.
1992-1992 Access Russia; consulting to Access Innovations
Inc. for the Access Russia scientific information
publishing project; participation in project negotiations
in Moscow; participation in the first international
online information conference in Russia.
1990-1994 Centraal Beheer Kijktelefoon; concept
development, implementation and project management at
the largest direct writing insurance company in Europe;
Centraal Beheer in The
(Teleadvice) is a collaboration tool which enables a
potential insurance customer to consult an insurance
adviser by phone and television simultaneously. Project
status: successfully implemented.
1988-1990 Private World-trip; organization of a World
trip by car through Northern Africa (2 months), Eastern
Europe and Russia (4
months), United States/Canada (5
months) and Mexico/Central America (3 months); by plane
Japan (1 month), Thailand/Indonesia (2 months).
1987-1988 Information World Review; publishing, editing
and distribution of the international professional
newspaper Information World Review (Dutch edition) in
with Learned Information Ltd. in Oxford UK.
1979-1987 : Employee
Locations : Soesterberg, Zeist, Delft
Company : The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific
Positions : 1986-1987 Managing
Director of the Information
Intermediary Bureau bv. (IBB) in Delft (IBB was a 50%/50%
joint venture between TNO and the Wolters Samsom
publishing group) responsible for organizing the national
participation in international online information
1982-1985 Marketing Manager at the Centre for Information
and Documentation (CID-TNO) in Delft. CID-TNO offered
brokerage services in the field of online information.
At CID-TNO an online information collaboration tool named
Telesearch was developed.
1979-1982 Statistical Analyst/Computer Programmer in the
of traffic research at the Institute for
Perception TNO (IZF-TNO), Soesterberg.
Institution : University
Degree : LL.B. (Kandidaats) in
Institution : HEAO-Arnhem
Degree : B.A. in Marketing (Diploma
Membership of professional associations:
Member of the Commercial Television Application Group
(CTAG); previously member of the Institute of Information
Scientists (IIS); previously member of the Association
for Global Strategic Information (AGSI).
1995 : Germany, “Das Goldene Telefon” for the best consumer
information telephone service. Customer: Hannoversche
Leben, TV channel: RTL+.
: The Netherlands, Nominations for the best automation and
for the best information project. Customer: Centraal
Beheer, TV channel: RTL4.
: The Netherlands, Direct marketing award for inventiveness
"De Meetlat". Customer: Centraal Beheer, TV channel:
CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference: The potential of Classical Teletext
and TV-Windows in a Mobile TV Environment.
Brussels : CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference: The commercial potential of TV-Windows.
Budapest : EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising)
Budapest academy: Interactivity starts today, don’t
wait until tomorrow.
London : CTAG (Commercial Television Application Group)
conference: DVB-Windows, an open initiative to use the
Analog Interactive Teletext toolbox in the Digital World.
: EGTA (European Group of Television Advertising)
conference on cross media: Using Teletext as a media
bridge between Television and …
Publications: (because of licensing reasons, media related concepts
: Information conversion an organizational model for the
1990s. In the AGSI (Association for Global Strategic
: Contributions for and editing of the international
professional newspaper Information World Review (Dutch
Hobbies: Traveling, sailing, playing piano, collecting records.