Top expert Henk Marsman starts at SonicBee!
Today top expert Henk Marsman starts as principal business consultant at SonicBee. He is a well-known and recognized specialist in the Netherlands and internationally in the field of Identity and Access management (IAM), with specific attention to Identity & Authentication. For more than 20 years Henk is active in the cybersecurity domain. Besides his knowledge, his people orientation is characteristic. Henk was IAM Global Service Owner at Rabobank and before that he worked as managing consultant of the Dutch IAM practice of Deloitte. Henk is a frequent speaker at events organized by KuppingerCole, Heliview and Gartner, among others.
As principal business consultant at SonicBee Henk will further shape the domain of digital identity and authentication, complementing the already strong domain of authorization and access. In this, he will focus on developing vision, strategy and solutions for customer matters on this topic and on increasing the quality of our services at customers. This is what he says about this:
“I want to stay attached with the practice and want to know what is going on. That is why I will be involved in customer projects as a principal business consultant. In addition, I am going to focus on the further research and development of our field: Identity and Access Management. How do you look at digital identities and access provision from different perspectives, at all levels? What appeals to me at SonicBee is that themes are not only approached from a security perspective, but that we look at the opportunities of digitization, such as operational improvement and interoperability. It is important to keep an eye on both the opportunity and the risk and to continuously test how digitalization affects that”
“I will certainly not only approach identity management from a technological or security perspective, but I also look at the social impact and ethical aspects, for example. What is the role of all of us when it comes to our digital identity? Because it’s about our identity and I think it’s insufficient if only specialists or specific sectors determine its future. On this subject, I would prefer to create a social debate in which government, business and citizens can discuss what they find important. To determine together how the digital identity should be shaped. Perhaps somewhat ambitious, but I can contribute by blogging, giving presentations and publishing. As far as I’m concerned, experts should explain much more about the real consequences in everyday life in ordinary people’s language. At SonicBee I get the space and the people around me to be able to do this.”
Patrick (CEO) en Anne (CCO) say that Henk is of real value to SonicBee:
“With Jacoba Sieders on the Advisory Board and André Koot and Henk Marsman as principal consultants SonicBee has a tremendously strong knowledge base to help organizations both strategically and pragmatically to successfully exploit the opportunities of IAM. We are very proud of this. Where André is one of the top experts in the field of Access Management and Zero Trust, Henk is in the field of Digital Identity and Authentication. We expect this to lead to a lot of synergy and new great ideas.”
Welcome Henk! We are very happy and proud that you are joining the team.