Diane Janknegt started her career at consumer company SCA Molnlycke. In 1997 she joined Microsoft Benelux, at that time a relatively small company. After various marketing roles, she spent the last 8 years in business development and commercial roles. In her last role she was Sales Director in the Dutch Management Team, with a P&L responsibility for all software attached to hardware (OEM).
In 2013 she switched careers and founded the ICT start-up WizeNoze BV. WizeNoze wants to make the Internet a better place for children. It is the mission of Wizenoze to make great online age specific content accessible to children and to enable them to discover new and exciting information. WizeNoze’s Search Engine Jouwzoekmachine.nl discloses only suitable information based on the reading levels of a child. A child of 8 years needs to receive different information as a child of 14 years. The content editor helps content providers to identify the level of a text and ease the content development for multiple reading levels.
In 2016 they will go international with an English version. WizeNoze aims to be the global market leader in this area.
Diane loves working with young, passionate and inspiring people, has a proven track record in building strong and successful teams and with her positive attitude she knows how to motivate other people. She has an extensive network in the IT industry and beyond. She is happily married and proud mother of 3 kids, aged 11-9-7.