And when he meets up with his old classmates, he notices the amount of freedom he has at his job.
“You have the ability to shape your own days and the tasks you take,” he explains.
And when he detects a challenge, Tjon feels empowered by his team to pursue it and make an impact. As a result, his working environment feels like a start-up. As they break new ground through their innovative digital health solutions and fight through the inertia of current health systems industry more widely, the one quality that remains important is entrepreneurialism.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” he says. “On the one hand you work in a small team and share a whole market. Yet on the other hand you have a big company behind you, with a lot of resources, research, development skills and marketing capabilities.”
This is just the beginning for Tjon. As he continues to make an impact, he can’t help but feel excitement to be a part of Philips at this time. Innovation has become an important part of his life, where he believes he can make an impact on people’s lives.
“We are helping shape the future of healthcare. I truly believe that. It’s a challenge and but that’s what makes it worth it.”