Koen Willems - Market Director Government and Defense
Koen Willems (@WillemsKoen) currently holds the position of Market Director for Government and Defense at Newtec, a market leader in satellite communication technologies. As well as developing the Government & Defense market and assisting to large projects, he shares his expertise in ISR, Airborne, MWR, SIGINT/COMINT, border security, humanitarian and (civil) government satellite networks with Newtec engineering teams in order to develop application-fit technology.
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.
Willems has more than 15 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.
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.