After a late diagnosis of ADHD and ASD, Daphné learned how to create a safe work environment for and lead a team of neurodivergent people. She started Bjièn with Dietrich to help other leaders and teams embrace neurodiversity and make their workplace neuroinclusive.
Prior to Bjièn, Daphné worked for 10+ years in several start-ups, scale-ups and corporates as a product manager, marketer, and later CMO of her own tech start-up, Tengu.
Others say Daphné is brave, creative, supportive, driven, solid in her values, flexible, empathetic, persistent and open to other people’s ideas and opinions.
She plays in an improv theatre group and organizes events related to the tech scene in her spare time.
When his family bought an LCD screen-fitted typewriter in 1992, Dietrich fell in love with computers and electronics. He developed free software to create online communities while still in high school in the early 2000s. After graduating in software engineering, he started working as a developer, growing into roles such as development team lead, project manager, analyst, ScrumMaster and consultant.
With a late diagnosis of ADHD and ASD (autism), Dietrich gradually discovered the strengths and challenges of being neurodivergent. He created a keynote in 2021 outlining the curious similarities between software teams and ADHD and how some principles can make life better for both.
After founding Bjièn with his partner, he now focuses on making companies and workplaces more neuroinclusive, putting his own experiences and learnings into practice and guiding leaders, HR professionals and teams to thrive with neurodiversity.
In his free time, he organises events on innovation in the Belgian tech industry and plays improvisational theatre.