About Paul Hertroys

Personal Profile

My clients mostly ask me to help them overcome problems or extraordinary IT-related challenges, and coordinate associated projects. I work for my clients as consultant, manager and project executive. My work usually encompasses international reorganizations, large and complex projects such as data centre consolidations, and the outsourcing of IT activities. The scope of my projects often extends beyond organizational and even national boundaries.

As a passionate and goal-oriented person, I focus on finding original and practical solutions and on achieving results. Thanks to my inner drive to understand situations, I can focus directly on applying structure to these situations from various angles. This attitude helps me to quickly identify the approach that would produce the best solution.

It comes as second nature to me to first synthesize situations and view them in their larger context, and then make a thorough analysis of the problems so as to arrive at an orderly and solvable situation. This gives my clients the information and insights they need if they are to take the right decisions. My result-oriented attitude and my passion to help clients also act as an incentive to prove the feasibility of my recommendations by putting them into practice.

Paul Hertroys profiel

The aspirations, mission and culture of the client organization form the starting point from which my work is carried out. I check whether the complexity of the project and the nominated objectives are in harmony with the culture of the organization. Within this field of tension between complexity, objectives and culture, I endeavour to define useful and practicable solutions that will provide sustainable results for my clients. The wheel doesn’t need to be re-invented every time, but it may well have to be adapted to remain well-fitting and durable. In my efforts to find a basis for an acceptable solution, I rely on both formal and informal communications with all stakeholders concerned. Finding the right balance between the investments to be made and the value to be gained is an obvious starting point for this acceptance. Only an improvement shaped and accepted by the organization can be truly carried through.

Experiences

Infrastructure architecture and management:

Sourcing:

Strategy and Governance:

Project Management and Application Development:

Marcus Aurelius was one of the last 'good' emperors of the Roman Empire. As the adopted son of Antonius Pius, he succeeded his father as emperor in 161 A.D. Marcus Aurelius was not, however, a dogmatic philosopher. He combined the principles of Stoicism with other philosophical ideas and his experiences as head of a vast empire. His legacy, therefore, lies not so much in a further development of the Stoic system, but in his pragmatic application of the fundamental principles of Stoicism in his daily life as human being and emperor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a public figure in the service of the Roman Empire, he was convinced that all people formed a coherent unity. Each individual, from the highest to the lowest layers of society, has a duty to provide his or her contribution to society. An individual can only flourish when the society in which he or she lives is a happy and well-functioning society. This principle can also be extended to organizations. An employee, project or recommendation can only be considered successful in the context of the entire organization. Herein, then, lies the key to the sustainability of the actions of individual people.