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Hi, you have reached Royalty.nl, my personal scrapbook. I'm Roy van Veen, self-employed since forever, husband and dad. This site contains my personal opinion which isn't necessary compatible with the formal vision of the organizations I'm or was related to.
My professional history is a strange one. Started as a writer (advertising, theatre) in 1986. Moved into physical security (guys, dogs, systems) in 1994-1995, followed by online gaming (1995-1998) and fish (yes, the food: 1996-1998). Next up was my Tech era: systems and services (1998-1999) where I met my wife, followed by e-commerce (1999-2002) then middleware (2003-2008) and telecoms (2004-2014).
The writing never stopped. Through the years I' ve worked on plays and musicals, did a lot of copywriting, wrote columns, short stories, speeches, essays, long background stories, songs, poems and lots and lots of other stuff. A couple of years ago I discovered photography. I'm still trying to get it right, but have developed a deep affection for my Leica.
Through the years I have won my fair share of ugly sculptures, mirrors and pellets. To name but a few: I was named most promising startup chief, most decent entrepreneur and most eccentric manager in telecom. Now trying to win the best accolade by being the coolest dad in the world.