Jak Boumans (1945) has been the principal consultant with Electronic Media Reporting, a private Dutch consultancy specialised in content strategy. He has a publishing background. He was secretary of the European Academy of Digital Media (EADiM).

Mr Boumans has been writing about online and offline for international and national publications. He wrote books and contributed to publications. He was the European correspondent for the bi-weekly Online Chronicle (1981-1985). He wrote an Online Handboek in 1986 and a manual on CD-ROM production in 1994. He has been editor-in-chief of Telecombrief and a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Interactive Media International. He writes for national and international trade magazine on electronic publishing and the content industry. He contributed to the book e-Content: Technologies and Perspectives for the European Market (Springer, 2005), e-Content: Voices from the Ground – The Sequel 2.0. (2005) and A Guide to Good Practice in Collaborative Working Methods and New Media Tools Creation (2006). He was the co-editor of High-Performance Multimedia (2008). He was also the editor of the electronic monthly newsletter Content Market Monitor (2002-2007). He has a blog Buziaulane (http://buziaulane.blogspot.com) on which he ran daily postings for 3,5 years and now occasionally puts up a blogposting.

Mr Boumans has been a member of the jury for the Europrix, EPPY Awards, the NetMedia European Online Journalism Awards2000 and for the World Summit Award. He was the organiser of the annual national multimedia competition Europrix.nl (2003 – 2005).

In 2011 he published a Dutch language book on the pre-internet era in The Netherlands. See http://toendigitalemedianognieuwwaren.blogspot.com.

Since 2014 he is the curator of Jak Boumans Collection on Pre-internet.nl, managing a collection of data, CD media, devices and blogs covering the period 1967 till 2021.

Besides digital archeology, Jak Boumans is a volunteer writer of Lifetime stories. Het wrote the lifetime story of the first inhabitant of the newtown Almere (The Nethelands) and the story about a veteran women basketball international.