Paul Suijkerbuijk

Paul Suijkerbuijk

Open Data Expert at The Green Land

Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor

I have been working with Government organizations for over 15 years in the area of government2citizens projects. Successful implementations of systems handling massive numbers of citizen contacts (eg. Tax service, DUO, Second Chamber). These projects have learned me to have very sharp focus on needs of citizens and needs of governments. Since 2009 I’ve been working for the Dutch ministry of interior (Binnenlandse Zaken) as Open Data specialist. I have been working with a large number of startups who created apps based on open data. My main focus will be startups working on societal challenges based on open data.

Top Skills

1. Networker
2. Creative
3. Unlimited enthusiastic
4. Feet on the ground

Startups are able to deliver powerful solutions to societal challenges. These new solutions will have huge impact on the way we live, the way we can take care for each other. This is the way to come to a new society. I’m looking forward to work with startups, to help startups better understand where the real value is and startups helping me to stay ahead of developments.