About Jan Krans


Director Enterprise Collaboration, Social Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing and member of the Scientific Community

Jan Krans is Group Director Enterprise Collaboration, Social Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing, a member of the Scientific Community and a Lecturer at The Hague University. Jan is specialized in new ways of working in combination with social business and he likes to surf. Not only the web, but also waves and wind, to get a clear mind and to be connected to nature’s forces. Do you want to be in contact? Just send a tweet to @Vivjan or drop a line at jan.krans@atos.net




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Big change and digital transformation, fuel for the Intelligent Networked Enterprise

Large scale enterprises have a tradition to be excellent in executing structured business processes to deliver value to the end customer. It is about standardizing for efficiency, ensuring performance predictability and minimizing risk. This is done by crafting a plan, setting budgets and targets followed by a set of reporting KPI’s to deliver…

The Intelligent Networked Enterprise: New Paradigm for The Digital Age

Cloud, Mobility and Social technologies are all around us, in combination with Big Data, IoT, wearables, beacons, artificial intelligence, augmented (interactive) reality, etc. This leads to the question: how could enterprises adapt to keep up with the speed of technology change in the outside world? In formulating an answer, it is most likely, it will…

Innovation Value Webs to drive innovation Part 2

In the first post, it has been argued that traditional innovation processes are not always the best-equipped method to realize new business innovations. In this post, we take a look at another way to organize the innovation process, whereby should be noted that both approaches can co-exist and can be best applied where they will bring the most…

Innovation Value Webs to drive innovation - Part 1

Setting the scene In today’s globalized economy, companies are facing ever-tighter margins, ever-faster time to market and leaner and swifter business (operating) models. Companies have to be in a continuous search for innovative products, services and processes to stay one step ahead of the competition. A real challenge, especially for large scale enterprises, because of…

How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 2

In the previous post  the difference between an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) and a typical business application was explained and how to start growing an ESN.     The beginning is the easy part because you can cover the total user base with the project team involved, ergo synchronous communication one-on-one and one-on-few,…

How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 1

Probably the most important word in the above question is ‘grow’, because that’s what you will be doing when introducing Enterprise Social Network (ESN) technology in your company. It is not about implementing or rolling-out software in a mechanical way, process by process or department by department, use case by use case. Although…

Do you have the mindset of an Olympic athlete?

The whole world is watching passionate athletes trying to achieve their ambitious goals. Some succeed, some fail, but they are all heroes granted with the experience of being part of the best of the best, being an Olympian. A result of dedication, focus and endurance leading to a grant opportunity: being on the spot on the…

Zero email, how to get things done! part 3

The last mile, becoming Zero email The inbox is under control, which was described in part one of this series. In the second post Unified Communications was added to the mix to reach the target set, sending less internal emails as a result of smarter ways of working, which was a good one, but we are…

Zero email, how to get things done! Part 2

The next level, minimizing email sent Challenged by the Zero email ambition of our company it was time to take it a step further, since mastering the inbox overload problem is not enough. Basically, it is doing the same as before only more efficiently, which was described in a previous post. In this second post the…

Zero email, how to get things done Part one - reaching Inbox Zero

Maybe you already know we are running a Zero email program at Atos. The objective of this program is to implement smarter ways of working and as a positive side effect the total amount of internal mail sent by employees will decrease to the bare minimum. Great stuff, but…

Bring Your Own help desk

When I joined Atos, light years ago, I was very pleased with my new job, but had some mixed feelings about the provided hardware and related operating system. I have worked with Macs forever as from the last years of university and, in fact, in all my jobs. The all-time high for me was in my role as an ICT manager, responsible…

Cars can fly

I while ago I spoke with a colleague about a possible new enterprise 2.0 platform for Atos and in our conversation he shared the following story: "Every day I'm off to the office and every day I’m stuck in a traffic jam and then, all of a sudden, I see a plane flying over and I think; if I would have a plane, I would…