Joost van der Vlies works as CTO & Head of Architecture at PostNL (IT). He is responsible for the IT strategy, Enterprise and Delivery architecture, and is part of the IT management team. Before that, he worked for over 7 years at home and abroad for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), as a cloud architect & strategist, and as global account CTO for HPE’s largest retail accounts worldwide. At Capgemini he worked as consultant and architect at for 10 years, where he also taught international colleagues about the collaboration between Software Engineering and Architecture. Graduated from polytechnic as a software engineer, and as a Master of Science in a combination of IT and psychology at the University of Amsterdam.