Chris Luijten, CEO of ITCA, has been in the Information Technology industry for over 10 years. He began his career as an inside sales representative for an international reseller of hardware and software licenses and continued his career with a specialization in software license agreements. This experience was the genesis of his burgeoning success in the software licensing and compliance field, eventually leading him to establish ITCA.
Chris moved on to Helwett Packard Europe, Middle East and Africa Division (HP EMEA) in 2001 to gain a more diverse foundation of knowledge. During his time at HP, Chris sharpened his expertise in software license management, and forged strategic partnerships with technology vendors and consultants to offer a full solution to HP’s clients. He formed a License Management Services department within HP with the goal to provide clients with strategic advice and specialized services in Software Asset Management (SAM). He additionally created an initiative around SAM by hosting one of the first conferences about this topic and invited the top CIO's of major Dutch companies to discuss "Best Practices in Software License Management".
In 2005, Chris embarked on his biggest challenge yet and founded ITCA. His extensive experience in working for corporate IT firms led him to look at software licensing and compliance in new and creative ways. Realizing a need in the industry for more robust license compliance programs, he leveraged his experience and skill set in catering to this demand. ITCA was thus formed to provide services that pave the way for an economically-sound and fair playing field for the entire software community, by educating industry stakeholders in software use, licensing and compliance. Currently, ITCA has become a recognized leader in this niche, and endeavors to develop a matured expansion into new markets via new and enriched client relationships.