Joris’ global career in creating engagement spans across 17 years, 15 countries and 7 languages. He is one of the world-leading experts in Octalysis design and as Managing Director for The Octalysis Group, he is responsible for world-wide project implementation. Projects take place in 4 continents and with Fortune 500 as well as medium size companies. He is also an International Keynote speaker on Gamification with appearances in several renowned conferences. Early in his career, Joris was a high level diplomat in the Netherlands Foreign Service and was responsible for creating people-engagement in situations where this was hard to achieve. His main successes were in creating innovative training and virtual engagement approaches with rebel groups, government soldiers, public-private partnerships and refugees. He also authored and coached the virtual training missions for the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF). In his work as Global Advisory Manager in New York and The Netherlands for PricewaterhouseCoopers, he continued his engagement consulting services and became involved in a large overhaul of the United Nations to achieve better engagement of the organization with its members and beneficiaries. Prior to joining The Octalysis Group, Joris focused on the Human Resources Industry, implementing innovative ways for virtual, distance HR and Project Management methods in Finance, Oil and Gas and IT. He resided in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he headed up large corporate entities.