Careers: Interviews
Frits Bussemaker, Community Builder & D1G1T4L C0NN3CT0R

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Frits Bussemaker.

Frits BussemakerBussemaker has a passion for bringing people together in the Digital Age. He is the founder and the chair of the 'Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age', an association instigated by UNESCO aimed to help define instruments for, and manage accountability in the Digital Age (see i4ada.org). Bussemaker is furthermore a coach and Program Director and supports organizations on collaboration and community building.

He has been working in the International ICT industry since the 80s. He is focused on linking Information Technology, Innovation and Impact. He started with a Dutch Start up and has since then held various marketing and alliance positions with consultancy, software firms and associations including: CIONET where he was the Secretary General International Relations (2010-2018), a community of over 7000 CIOs. where he represented the community with international institutes like the European Commission. He is the initiator of the Global Digital Leader Alliance linking over 20.000 Digital Leaders from the China, Europe, India, Japan, Russia, South America and the US.

He does pro deo work for number of (international) organizations, conferences and communities including: founding member and vice-chair of the outreach committee of the ITU 'AI for Good Global Summit' (Geneva) with over 35 UN Agencies involved. iPoort an association to discuss digitization with members of the Dutch parliament, Digital Africa, WCIT2010 (Amsterdam) WCC2012 (Amsterdam), WCF 2104 (Xian) and the Banking Policy Institute's FinTech Ideas Festival (San Francisco). He is a regular speaker and chair at international events and has spoken in Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, South-Korea and the United States. He has an MSc from Delft University.

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