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“The Shinkyo bridge in Nikko was built in 1636 as a sacred bridge and connect the Futarasan Jinja temple with the outside world. For centuries, the bridge was only accessible to the emperor of Japan and the military elite. These limitations came to an end in 1973 as the bridge was opened to the public.
The bridge reminds me of the development of technology and knowledge. These used to be reserved for the elite, but nowadays everybody has access to problem solving technology.”
“This bridge stretches across the Maas and connect Roosteren to Maaseik, or the Netherlands to Belgium. During my years in high school, I rode my bike to school, and everyday I crossed this bridge on my way from my home in Born to school in Maaseik. The bridge symbolizes the connection between my roots and my future.
In my work as a front-end developer, I build my own bridges these days, connecting clients to products. I love to share the look and feel of an application or website to make it fit our clients. The work is challenging and rewarding, especially since I directly get to see the result of my work.”
“An engineer’s favorite bridge is the one still being built. It is his/her raison d’être, giving peaceful sleep and exciting mornings. The Chenab Rail Bridge in India is such a bridge and symbolizes the way Ponthus helps companies in their growth.
People on both sides of the valley have pinned their hopes on the bridge, and thus on the team building it. The team must complete it within time and budget while complying with a myriad of guidelines. They work on tight schedules, often finding creative solutions to unexpected challenges. One fine dat the bridge will be completed, and the daily routine set in place. But not for the team that built it. They march on to another location to build another bridge. Because an engineer’s favorite bridge is the one still being built!”
“The railway and bike bridge across the Maas near Mook. That is where I was born, and it feels familiar. I love riding my bike with friends. To discover new roads on my racebike in the south of Limburg or to embark or longer rides across Europe. In challenging circumstances, we must support each other and persevere in order to reach our goal. This is something we also do at Ponthus.”
“The Tolerance Bridge in Dubai serves as a gateway connecting Dubai’s rich history to its vivid future. The bridge connects the banks and communities alongside the canal and seamlessly transports visitors across the path. This bridge represents the function Ponthus has in collaboration with our clients. The commercial team takes the first steps on the bridge to our clients. Together with our clients we walk the pathway to the desired situation, without losing sight of the past. Thus, Ponthus guides its clients in their digital transformation.”
“Ever since I was a child, growing up in Lisse, I have found aqueducts interesting. You drive under the water, while ships pass overhead. Aqueducts are waterways, tunnels and bridges at the same time. . I love that versatility and outside the box thinking. Sometimes you must dare to do a complete 180 to get to the core, and thus the solution.
In my work as a consultant, I like to look at a challenge from all different angles to get to a solution that is not always the obvious one in the beginning. I love to create structure and set priorities. To me, it is like sweeping a street full of autumn leaves and revealing the road that was hidden, but there all along.”
This unusual ‘bridge’ in Halsteren (Netherlands) doesn’t stretch out high above the water; it walks through it. As a pedestrian you can wade through the water with your hands and contact the surroundings. This reflects my vision on Organizational Development, Change Management and Leadership.
The purpose of these three elements is to get people moving to allow changes to unleash within the organization instead of just inventing it top-down,pouring it out and hoping it will resonate. An organization gets better mainly because good leadership facilitates the changes. Ponthus supports organizations in this. We move through organizations like you walk through the Moses Bridge. With your hands in the flowing water. All the water!
“The infinity bridge stretches across the Dubai creek and is always busy with its 12 car lanes and pedestrian stroke. The most striking detail about the bridge is its steel arc in the shape of the mathematical symbol for inifinity.
As a software developer the idea of infinity really appeals to me. Software development is always in motion, it never stops. Not for a company, but neither for myself. I will always continue to develop myself and keep educating myself in order to help our clients. And yes, that keeps me pretty busy.”
“This bridge in Maastricht connects my new life in the Netherlands with new opportunities and the step to a new career. Besides that, the bridge symbolizes the connection between ICT and the results for an organization.”
“This bridge in Singapore is inspired by the geometric built of a DNA strand. As long as the passion and energy for your job, any job, come from the depths of your DNA, you shall accomplish your goals. That attitude brought me to where I stand now and it shall surely continue to help me, whatever the goals may be.”
“This bridge was built in 1883 and measures 1825 meters. It has a beautiful balance between old materials and materials from the new era. This shows in the combination of the massive pillars and the thinner cables carrying the road surface. . The bridge contains a Dutch plaque from 1834 that reads “Eendraght Maakt Magt” (strength in unity). In my role within Ponthus I always seek the collaboration with the client, and we work together to achieve our goals. Doing this, we combine experience from the past with the latest innovations.”
“The Sint Servaas bridge was built between 1280 and 1289 to replace the former bridge that collapsed in 1275. The bridge was often overburdened due to a constant increase in traffic, but it was never torn down completely. This symbolize the way Ponthus builds relationships with their clients. We are always ready to support, unburden and adapt to achieve the goals our clients seek.”
“The Milau Viaduct consists of eight cable spans, supported by seven concrete pillars. The viaduct is one of the highest and biggest vehicle bridges in the world and is designed emphasizing its integration in nature. My colleagues and I stand for implementing quality solutions that fit their surroundings. It is with perseverance and a systematic approach that we realize our clients’ goals. Every day we are the connecting factor that uses advice and support to achieve growth for our clients.”
“The Golden Gate Bridge was built over the span of four years and opened in 1937. Many experts thought it impossible to build a bridge across this bay due to the strong currents. On top of that, the river is 102 meters deep in the middle. The builders exceeded expectations. Every day my colleagues and I are ready to exceed expectations. We do this by working together with our clients and finding solutions for complex challenges. This way our clients can take the next step in operational excellence, corporate development and growth.”
“The HEF in Rotterdam is more than a bridge. This bridge requires coordination, because when the center part is not coordinated with the left and right bank, the connection will not function. That is where lies my passion. Besides establishing connections, I want to coordinate these connections, so that everything the bridge connects, will be able to cross it seamlessly. Besides this, I really love trains. Their power, speed and beauty fascinate me.”
“The chain bridge in Budaperst has been connecting the districts of Buda and Pest since 1840. During an adventurous holiday with my best friends, I visited this bridge. During our trip we faced many challenges together. When we got to the bridge, I found it projected a sense of calm and serenity. That is also what I stand for at Ponthus; to build long lasting connections with clients and colleagues. To execute adventurous projects with deadlines and many challenges together and to maintain your calm in hectic situations.”
“My first real trip was a few years ago, when I visited Prague with my classmates.
It is there that we saw the Charles bridge. The bridge is bustling and adorned with several towers, statues and a multitude of Czech artists. It connects two ancient parts of the city.
Since that visit, this bridge represents connection, curiosity, personal growth and above all fun and passion.
This is reflected in my role at Ponthus. It is with curiosity that I start a new project with the client and with enthusiasm that I look for the best solution.”
“A bridge is a way to connect people, groups and organizations. A bridge enables collaboration and gets us from A to B. A good bridge is always solid and well thought out. You can trust the bridge to get you to your goal. To me, Ponthus is that bridge.”
“The Ponte Vecchio reminds me of a friendship that grew when I was about 13 years old. I befriended two Italians and even after 15 years we still see each other on a regular basis. We share activities together, like going on a road trip through Tuscany and Florence. This bridge reminds me of this long lasting friendship: a bridge to build on. Building on long lasting relationships is also one of Ponthus’core values.”
“During my studies I lived in Rome for about six months. The bridge on the photo connects Isola Tiberina to Trastevere. To me, Trastevere is a piece of authentic Rome, a part of the city where Romans like to be. My time in Rome represents my personal growth and curiosity towards Roman and Italian culture. in Trastavere that is abundantly present. To me, the bridge connects chaotic modern Rome and a tranquil piece of the city.
This represents my role as a Data Scientist with Ponthus. I love to help clients creating calm in chaotic times. At Ponthus I can use my curiosity for our clients and offer them the best solutions.”
“I choose this bridge because it connects the old and the new part of Maastricht, my hometown.
At Ponthus we do the same thing, connecting and building a future. This fits my personal ambition, using innovation to improve systems and processes of people involved, while at the same time getting the teams excited and guiding them on the journey crossing the bridge.”
“Changing and discovering new things makes life more interesting. You force yourself to establish new contacts and build bridges. The Maria Theresia bridge connects the suburbs of Roermond with the city center. Just like this bridge, Ponthus makes connections based on trust, integrity and curiosity. These values are also embedded in my DNA and that’s why Ponthus and I are a perfect match.”
“During my trip to the beaches of Normandy, I crossed the Pont de Normandie: a phenomenal bridge in France. The bridge offers beautiful vistas and reaches far across the water. This represents my ambitions, that may reach even further.
The bridge forms a very important connection between two departments in Normandy. It symbolizes the close connection between me and our clients. An elegant construction that stands for passion and perfectionism. It reflects my character and my work at Ponthus.”
“Sometimes issues are deeply rooted within an organization, and it can seem near impossible to get from A to B. By working together, establishing a connection and with the right expertise, we can work together with our clients to build a bridge of possibilities that lead to results.
. I am happy and proud that I get to be a part of that and that I can contribute in my own way. It brings me great job satisfaction.”
“During my first backpacking adventure I visited Vietnam with two of my best friends. During that trip we saw the Golden Bridge. This bridge and the journey I made represent personal growth (embarking on an adventure), trust and working together to get from A to B. It represents my role within Ponthus. I always greet colleagues and clients with open arms and I support them in their journey to achieve growth. I always have two hands available to help.”
“My roots are in Canberra, Australia’s capital, and the location of this bridge. I have only lived there briefly and even though I am a Limburger at heart, I am very proud to be able to say that I was born in beautiful Australia. It really feels like a home and that is also my bridge to Ponthus: the familiar feeling of home. We call it ‘the Ponthus family’ for a reason. A bridge always connects and that is exactly what Ponthus does. We connect people to companies, knowledge to skill and think with our clients to reach solutions. In our work, trust is at the basis of everything.”