Director of Global Product Strategy & Innovation, Planon Software
With a background in mechanical engineering, Erik Jaspers built his over 40-year career in IT starting in production automation with Philips Electronics, receiving a post-academic education in IT by Philips IOT in collaboration with the University of Eindhoven. Over time he held various management positions in software development, IT Project Management and Information Management for multi-national companies including Philips and ATOS (Origin at the time).
For the last twenty-one years he has been working for Planon Software, the leading European IWMS/CAFM software vendor. Over these years he has held senior management positions managing the development of Planon’s software solutions.
He contributed to a prize winning scientific publication on agile product management of the University of Utrecht (2009), to IFMA publications ‘Work on the Move’ (2011 and 2016) ‘Technology for Facility Managers’ (2012 and 2017) and the (German) GEFMA publication ‘CAFM-Handbuch (2018). He was editor of Planon’s publication ‘A Quest for Excellence’ (2015) and has authored articles on technology for FM for magazines like FMJ and the Real Estate Journal (2014 – 2017 – 2020). He is a regular speaker at Real Estate and Facility Management conferences around the world.
Member of the IFMA European Advisory board, board member of the IFMA Research & Benchmarking Institute and BETA, and member , member of the IFMA Information Technology Community and member of of the (German) GEFMA Digitization workgroup.