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From next week I will be available again for interesting assignments

Yes, you read it correctly, after 15 months of working at GRAPHISOFT I have found a new part-time challenge, a lot closer to home. Besides my new job – as Senior Business Developer at TNO – I will have a few days a week left!

There are of course several reasons for my departure from GRAPHISOFT. After all, it is a great company, with beautiful products, an intrinsic belief in open BIM and I have been able to work with very nice, knowledgeable colleagues. What I missed was a more commercial challenge, in the past decades I have of course mainly been busy on the cutting edges of sales, content and organization. My role at GRAPHISOFT developed more and more into an ambassador where I could travel internationally a lot and talk about open BIM, very challenging but I had little direct contact with customers. But the lack of my family on the many trips and during the stay at the headquarters was decisive. Although we had an apartment in Budapest, you only come home in the evening, right?

In addition to my interim assignment at TNO (in Delft, the Netherlands), I am available for training, interim (sales) management, consultancy, business development or a supervisory board position. I like to talk about short and long-term projects, both in the Netherlands and internationally.

See you soon!

Ahoy, Rob Roef – BIM captain – +31651930030


Thanks for a great 2018 – Have an even better 2019! – #openBIMworks

2018 has been a very important year for me, not only in business but also personally. Thanks to a lot of support from my wife and kids, I was able to report on my 50th birthday that I had lost 50 kilos. My new, healthy lifestyle makes it possible for me to handle a busy itinerary. I have made many beautiful trips abroad, met a lot of new Open BIM minded people, learned a lot from different perspectives and share knowledge.

My new assignment at GRAPHISOFT has been a search for the right mode and I think we have found it in the meantime. As of 2019 I will be in Budapest more often, my work-life balance will not change, the motto “work hard, play hard” remains applicable and I will continue to enjoy!

Suddenly I have a new group of colleagues, I am the only Dutchman in the whole company, which has led to the result that my English has improved enormously 🙂

2018 was also the year that I was programmed several times as a keynote speaker, this was a unique experience and I would like to thank everyone for the trust they placed in me. Meanwhile I feel even more confident on the big stage and I promise that I will improve my presentations with the input I have had.

Open BIM has become an essential part of the global construction industry, and despite this approach being anchored in my client’s DNA, there is still a clear need to optimise the message. I will continue to do this in 2019 and I count again on your support to get everyone to say as soon as possible: