From workplace to ‘clubhouse’

April 20, 2021

During this Virtual Round Table we zoom in on two important building blocks for the adaptive organization, based on presentations by Fujitsu and Robeco: culture and the design of a working environment in which the creativity of employees and innovative strength can flourish. Subsequently, there is room for a substantive dialogue with them and the other participants.

Johan Sturm, Head of Continuity & Stability en CISO, Robeco

Theo Wakkermans, Head of CTO, Fujitsu

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Johan Sturm, Head of Continuity & Stability en CISO

Johan Sturm has been Robeco's CISO since January 2010. Since 2017, he has also been Head of Continuity & Stability and since 2018 also Executive Director.


Because Robeco has invested heavily in its IT infrastructure in recent years, the 1,360 employees spread over 17 offices worldwide were able to work quickly and effectively from home or remotely. The success of this transformation lies not only in a well-functioning IT infrastructure, but much more in the organisational culture and the mindset of employees. Robeco employs a culture in which new technology is facilitated as much as possible, but with the necessary management and control. For example, through advanced monitoring of data and systems to guarantee continuity and security. The end user experience also has priority and is frequently measured. Johan looks to the future and sees numerous opportunities in the new way of working. For example, the new work environment takes international cooperation to a higher level and he expects to be able to attract new generations of employees in the future.

Theo Wakkermans, Head of CTO

Theo Wakkermans has been with Fujitsu since 2015, where he first held the position of Head of Architecture, Solution Design & Pre Sales Consultancy before becoming Head of CTO in 2019. Before joining Fujitsu, he worked as Manager Operations TV & Media at KPN Broadcast Services.


The trend that towards working time and place independently has gained momentum in the past year. Where the focus was initially on setting up a technical foundation for massive working from home, now it is time to look ahead: with a holistic approach to the working environment, with a focus on people, culture and technology. In addition, the role of AI and chatbots should not be underestimated. Fujitsu itself is also going through this "Work Life Shift": in Japan, 80,000 employees already switched to working from home in July 2020, which is unique within the Japanese culture. In the Netherlands, Fujitsu will soon be moving to a 'clubhouse' in De Meern, which serves as a meeting place to collaborate on projects and that no longer serves as a traditional office where people work from 9 to 5.


In a rapidly changing world, it is essential for organisations to be agile, innovative and resilient. Only organisations that have these qualities are able to survive and be successful under (sometimes even extreme) changing circumstances.


16:55 | Dial in on Teams link
17.00 | Start of the program, including presentation and discussion
18.30 | End


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