Welcome to my personal website. My name is Carlien Roodink and I am a digital innovation optimist with a solid background in the traditional financial sector. As a former member of the Amsterdam City Council I have a strong interest Smart Cities & IoT. Smart digital solutions, making use of Open & Big Data can improve government services to the public and can improve the quality of life of their citizens. Citizens face the challenge to live together in highly populated areas and to make efficient use of scarce resources. Shared mobility and the Sharing or Collaborative Economy in general is one of the answers to these challenges. I am currently hired by the European Commission (DG Move) to support the action cluster Sustainable Urban Mobility of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities & Communities.
Because of my background the financial sector I am also passionate about how technology, Fintech, can be used to make the finance function in our society more transparant and efficient. This counts for the way the financial sector is organized but also for the way the finance function within an organization works. The Blockchain is an example of a promising technology that can lower the administrative burden in all sectors of our economy. I write blogposts on the different topics on a regular base.