Dries started his career as Government Official at the Municipal Police in Weert in 1980.
In 1988 he changed jobs and became software engineer at the Audax Group in Gilze.
In 1995 he became an official in the European Commission as Oracle specialist in the e-mail service.
In 2002 he joined the team to set-up a Metadirectory Service based on MMS in where HR and IT related data were joined to provision users and give them the access rights needed.
In 2009 the Metadirectory Service was transformed into an I&AM Service in where he became the Operational Service Manager. His main role nowadays is to coordinate operations and give guidance to HR and IT services. Since 2017 the I&AM Service is part of the Digital Identity and Signature Services.