Husband, father, Clog, Fimmigrant, journalist, coach, blogger and the CEO of Cluetail.
Jos is a media geek with an aptitude for coaching, knowledge transfer and collaboration.
Trained in journalism and social sciences, he has been professionally engaged in developing and managing Internet- and intranet-based media concepts since the early 1990s.
After six years at Nokia’s corporate communications team, he founded Cluetail Ltd. in 2009 to help organizations and individuals extract more value from the conversations and interactions in which they engage.
Jos coaches on personal and professional development. He consults on strategies, concepts and implementations for the New Internet.
Where appropriate, Cluetail deploys its serendipity engine for its customers to monitor media coverage as well as to detect relevant content and people.
In March 2011, he was a finalist to the first ‘Uutisraivaaja‘ (‘Newsplorer’) innovation contest by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, with the idea for a hyper-personalized news recommendation engine called ‘Eleet’ (= Finnish for ‘gestures’), based on on-line social gestures.
At Nokia, Jos was global concept owner of ‘Nokia-internal news’ and the ‘Central News Desk’, a company-wide platform for internal news creation and distribution. The ‘News Hub’, Nokia’s news and conversation intranet site, for which he was a concept developer and editor, was granted an Award of Excellence at the CiB Awards 2007, by the British Association of Communicators in Business.
As an Associate Producer at Talentum Group, Jos and his team pioneered the first-ever online news service delivered simultaneously as a Website, an email newsletter, a WAP service, via SMS, to Palm OS, Windows CE, and ‘thin HTML’ tailored to Nokia Communicator devices. The service won the NetMedia European Online Journalism Award 2000 for best technology reporting.
‘City OnLine’, an Amsterdam-based Internet portal, part of publicly listed Wegener NV, where Jos was a concept developer, reporter and editor at the time, won the Interactive Publishing Award 1998 for the best European Internet community website.
“I’ll always find a creative outlet in media content, blogging and participatory media. And I even dare to talk about all of the above in front of a group “