Harm Hermsen

CEO - TimeTeam

Harm Hermsen first met rowing at student rowing club Gyas in the North of The Netherlands. In his second year he became a coxman for the lightweight freshman’s eight and after a full time year in the board of the rowing club, he decided to convert the regatta timing committee into a business called Time-Team. The aim was to provide a better regatta experience for spectators on site, but also for the non present audience at home. With the first online real-time live tracker, draw, results and regatta management system in the Netherlands, Time-Team took on regatta after regatta. In 2012 Time-Team became the official timing partner of the Dutch Rowing Federation and since then they have provided services at numerous national and international regattas.

Having done his master thesis in Artificial Intelligence on the subject of real-time rowing race tracking using GPS and accelerometer data, Harm is always on the lookout for applying new technologies with the aim of improving rowing itself or the experience of rowing for the audience. Internet-of-things timing boxes, centrally controlled video installations and remote heart rate monitoring are some of the subjects he worked on throughout the years.