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. I am 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. As a former member of the Amsterdam City Council I have a strong interest in Govtech and Smart Cities. 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. The Sharing or Collaborative Economy is one of the answers to these challenges. I write blogposts on the different topics on a regular base.
I am frequently asked as a conference moderator and public speaker. I give workshops & lectures and publish very frequently (for an overview see publications). As an independent consultant I am involved in several project consortia and I am an advisor to startups on funding and business issues. With my extensive network I support them in forming strategic partnerships as well.
If you want to learn more about me, click here to read my full bio. Below you will find a selection of my recent projects and events.