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.

I am frequently asked as a conference moderator and public speaker. I give workshops & lectures and publish 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.

Professional activities

Interview with Allianz: I explain how insurance advisors can benefit from the blockchain. (Video in...

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New European Commission service offers technical and financial advisory support for up to 20 Sustainable...

'Zonder start-ups zou de financiële wereld stil zijn blijven staan' Link to article

College over de Blockchain voor de collegereeks Technologie van Managers van Focus Conferences. Periode 9 mei...

On behalf of Amsterdam Smart City I offer tailor made presentations and tours on specific...

On January 19th 2017 I will moderate KPMG's "Ready for Regtech" event in Amstelveen. The...

Een open gesprek tijdens het Hoe Open? Festival met Sabine Gerrese (DisGover), Carlien Roodink (Open State...

I advised researchers & university related startups on funding and business issues during a ‘Pre-Conference Bootcamp’ that...