Working on the implementation of (back then) innovative SaaS solutions at a staffing agency over 15 years ago, Tijs got a taste of the challenges, but also the enormous potential of technology to make staffing and recruitment better and more efficient. He has been hooked on Recruitment Technology ever since, working with staffing and recruitment agencies to improve and speed up their sourcing and hiring processes. Tijs stepped on board at Textkernel in 2013 while it grew from a small, very innovative AI-technology firm to what it is now: a leading international supplier of AI-based solutions for searching and matching, document understanding and data analytics. Textkernel has grown over 5 times in size since then, no longer small, but still very innovative. And with AI entering the mainstream at increased speed, Textkernel’s expertise and R&D could not be more relevant for its customers and partners. Tijs drives business development for the global staffing and recruitment market for Textkernel, actively working with and consulting for many of the top players in the field.