Koen Willems
Koen Willems

Market Director for Government and Humanitarian Networks

Newtec Cy n.v.

Koen Willems (@WillemsKoen) currently holds the position of Market Director for Government and Humanitarian Networks at Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu), a market leader in satellite communication technologies. As well as developing and executing strategies for the government and humanitarian market, he also assists to large projects and shares his expertise with Newtec engineering teams to develop application-fit technology for government and humanitarian satellite networks

In his previous role as Product Marketing Director at Newtec he was responsible for the launches of many of Newtec’s newest products and technologies including professional IP modems, the all new MDM6000 modem series, FlexACM®, Cross-Layer-Optimization, Bandwidth Cancellation and S2 Extension technologies.

Koen Willems has more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry. His career began in 1998 at speech technology company Lernout & Hauspie, where he held a project management position. Following this he moved to electronics giant Toshiba where he was Product Marketing Manager for the Benelux and later the European market. Koen has a Master's degree in English & Scandinavian Languages (University Ghent, Belgium, 1997) and a Master's degree in Marketing Management (Vlekho Business School in Brussels, 1998). He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt for product development and process improvement. More recently he also received degrees from Belgian and European Institutes on topic related to security and European government acquisition processes.

You may know Koen as a Newtec technology evangelist through his regular appearance in editorials in satellite focused publications, white papers and speaking slots at conferences around the world.