Jak Boumans

Country: 
Netherlands
Position and Company: 
Managing Director, Electronic Media Reporting

Jak Boumans works as Principal Consultant for Electronic Media Reporting, an electronic publishing consultancy specialised in content strategy, based in Almere, the Netherlands. He has been active in publishing since 1970 and started to specialise in electronic publishing from 1980. In 1984, he created the first online version of a daily newsletter for the computer industry in Europe - for VNU BP in London. In 1990, Mr Boumans started Electronic Media Reporting, performing strategy studies, doing market scans, executing project audits and organising conferences and workshops. Mr Boumans has experience as a Project Evaluator, reviewer and expert for the European Commission in the field of electronic publishing, multimedia and content. He was also a tutor in the EU media projects X-Melina and INYOP. Presently he is involved in the EU SCIENAR project on science and art. Mr Boumans has published many articles in Dutch, English, French and German on new media, contributed to the book E-Content: Technologies and Perspectives for the European Market (Springer, 2004) and co-edited High Performance Multimedia (IOS Press, 2008). Mr Boumans is Secretary General of the European Academy of Digital Media (EADiM), a network consisting of 125 multimedia experts in 28 European countries. In 2003 EADiM was one of the founding fathers of the World Summit Award in e-Content and Creativity.