Meet our team.

Attendi originated from the desire of young professionals to work on socially relevant themes. We like to introduce to a team motivated to contribute to the affordability and quality of health care.

Ons team

Lennert Jansen

AI Engineer

Lennert obtained his masters in Econometrics and Artificial Intelligence from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Amsterdam, respectively. During his studies and research he focused on Natural Language Processing techniques. At Attendi he is mainly involved in researching and implementing new developments in speech and language technology.

Laura Beukers

Marketing & Communication Lead

Laura obtained her master's degree Persuasive Communication at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, she specialised in Health Communication. At Attendi, Laura is responsible for the marketing and communication.

Tirza Soute

Software Engineer

Tirza obtained both her bachelor's and master's degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she specialized in NLP techniques. At Attendi, it is Tirza's responsibility to build the APIs and Annotation Application.

Diederik de Rave


Diederik studied organizational sciences at Tilburg University where he researched effective collaboration in healthcare. After his studies, Diederik worked as a trainee and product manager at information supplier Wolters Kluwer, both in The Netherlands as well as abroad. At Attendi, Diederik is responsible for product development, customer relations and day-to-day operations.

Rik Luimes

Sales & Operations Lead

Rik has a background in hospitality management and translates that experience and knowledge into healthcare operations. After his education, he advised and supported several health startups in organisational development. At Attendi, Rik is responsible for sales and operations.

Omar Elbaghdadi

Machine Learning Engineer

Omar has a background in Artificial Intelligence. He is currently specializing in NLP techniques. At Attendi, Omar focuses on optimizing speech and language technology.

Berend Jutte


Berend studied Applied Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in the combination of technology and neuroscience at UMC, AMC and NIN. He gained work experience at a technology company and as an entrepreneur. At Attendi, Berend is responsible for the technology and product strategy and implementation.

Roos Hendriksen

Implementation Advisor

Roos has a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. After several years of work experience in healthcare, she completed her Master's in Health Innovation. At Attendi, Roos is responsible for the implementation of the Attendi Speech Service at healthcare organisations and will be the link between the developers and healthcare organisations.

Foke van de Blaak

Medical Annotation Specialist

Foke is currently a medical student. At Attendi Foke is a Medical Annotation Specialist. Data annotation is a very important process for us since it allows us to improve the accuracy of our models. Thanks to her medical knowledge Foke is able to annotate medical data well.

Ilse Siemonsma

Research Intern

Ilse holds a Bachelor in Psychobiology and is currently doing her Masters Social Influence. At Attendi Ilse is researching behavioral change associated with the adoption of healthcare technologies.

Maarten Broekema


Speech technology was once a gadget, it is now becoming the norm. Also in healthcare. It is an honour to support Attendi on their innovative journey.