Roeland Nagel

Intrapreneur | Consultant | Agile evangelist

Zetten, Netherlands

Dutch Nationality


Key words

  • Innovation
  • Scrum
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Intrapreneur
  • Digital Strategy

Key attributes

  • Leading by example
  • Collaboration
  • High energy
  • Original
  • Creative thinker

Key skills

  • Scrum/Agile working
  • Startup/Lean thinking
  • Building business models
  • Calculating business cases
  • Strategy consulting
  • Innovation management





Computer skills





Extra Curricular Activities

  • Advisory board
  • Chairman of the advisory board of the primary school Lammerts van Bueren; 2010 – to date

  • Kick boxing
  • Youth kickbox trainer at Mayrucenter; 2018 – to date

  • MMA
  • Practitioner of Mixed Martial Arts; 2012- to date

  • Survival runs
  • Practitioner of survival runs; 2017 – to date

  • Crowdfunding
  • Successfully crowdfunded a local theater production ´Vrouwen van Zetten´ in 2016


I have a serious passion for innovation leading to new business. My analytical skills allow me to reduce complexity to convey clear messages and produce executable roadmaps to plan future activities.

For companies I am the linking pin between the business and technology departments, as I speak those languages very well. My high energy level, contagious enthusiasm work well to motivate the people around me. This allows me to lead teams of professionals with open minds and commitment for a cause.

I have developed different frameworks, tools and methods to support multidisciplinary teams in the process from ideas to added value. As a strategy consultant I have successfully applied these frameworks and tools in research programs, education, government, start-ups and large corporations.

Work Experience

Owner | Agile Ventures
May 2018 - Current

With Agile Ventures I shape my dreams and help others shape theirs.

Many people have ideas for the next Facebook or Google, but lack the knowledge and experience to know how to proceed beyond this idea. This is where I come in: I can help structure ideas, mature them to come to a sustainable business model, a sound roadmap and a viable business case. I can help in the role of an Advisor, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Program/Project manager.

I am the linking pin between technology, marketing and the business, understanding these worlds and knowing how to communicate to them and connect them to drive ideas to value.

Venture Developer | RWE/innogy
May 2016 - May 2018

The goal of the innogy innovation hub is to create new revenue streams to secure the future of RWE/innogy.

In the position of Venture Developer, I scouted startups and collaborated with them as an entrepreneur in residence to prepare investment proposals for the investment board. Besides this main task, I also created and promoted the use of standard tooling and methods for all Venture Developers to use.

I was one of the co-creators of the innovation hub´s vision on bigdata and privacy opportunity spaces. This vision was used to scout startups and offer them a compelling story to work with our team.

Strategy consultant | IBM
November 2006 - April 2016

The IBM consulting practice is an important team of consultants that help c-level executives improve business performance with sound executable strategies. Often these engagements lead to follow-on business for the rest of the IBM corporation.

As a managing consultant, I helped our clients define and implement their strategy on technology to strengthen the business. For 4 years I participated in the research consortium ´Flood Control 2015´. In that period, I co-founded the Digital Delta. This is now a government owned initiative to significantly improve Water Management in The Netherlands.

Engineer | Yacht Group
September 1999 - September 2004

At Yacht I´ve been involved in several projects for clients such as Unilever, Fontijne Grotnes and IHC Holland. My involvement in these projects varied from writing technical specifications, to concept design, and design optimization. I developed a framework for knowledge assessment of Yacht employees. Also, I was responsible for developing the method to gather intelligence for long-term marketing plans. This method was adopted nationwide in Yacht.

Manager | TLM
December 1997 - August 1999

I was responsible for growing the Virtual Reality and 3D business of TLM. In 18 months I grew the team from 1 to 5 FTE with a good reputation in the 3D visualization of planned real-estate, including the expansion of the museum Boymans van Beuningen (Rotterdam).


Master of Science | TU Delft
September 2004 - August 2006

Graduated Cum Laude from the faculty of Technology Policy and Management in the master program Management of Technology. Thesis title: Facilitating the Front End of Innovation.

Bachelor of Science | HR&O
September 1992 - September 1997

Graduated from the faculty of Mechanical engineering in the program Design and Construction. Thesis title: Design of a Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane (awarded with a 9 out of 10).


A case for evidence-based levee management using sensor technology

Sips, van der Vlis, Nagel, Havers in IBM Journal of Research and Development VOL. 57, 2013, ISBN/ISSN 0018-8646

Disaster Management Training Environment

Vermeulen, Nagel in Comprehensive Flood Risk Management, CRC Press/Balkema 2012, ISBN/ISSN 9780415621441

Evacuation: A serious game

Nagel, Vemeulen for Aston CRISIS Centre, 2010 in: International Conference on Emergency Preparedness

Flood Control 2015

Maccabiani, Zijderveld, Huizinga, Nagel in Geotechniek, 2008, ISBN/ISSN 1386-2758