Lead Energy & Digital
Amsterdam Economic Board
Focus: Responsible digital society, future energy system, building coalitions
In our society, digitalisation is on the rise, increasing its complexity. The energy transition and digital transition are closely linked: one cannot happen without the other. Solving scarcity on the energy grid is one such example. Sharing data responsibly is becoming increasingly important in solving societal issues. The trick is to harness the potential in a transparent, fair, inclusive way – while retaining control over your own data.
Marjolein Bot wants to contribute positively to the transition towards a sustainable digital society. She is building various coalitions with parties from industry, knowledge institutions and governments. Because to make an impact, organisations must collaborate intensively. She is responsible for our Data commons initiative. Under her leadership, our LEAP initiative was initiated and transitioned into the Nationale Coalitie Duurzame Digitalisering (National Coalition for Sustainable Digitalisation) by the end of 2022.
Marjolein studied economics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and worked at PwC, IBM Consulting, Deloitte and Shell. Here she focused particularly on transitions and organisational development.
“The challenge is to link social issues to the strengths of organisations. So they know and feel the solution lies in collaborating with others, without knowing exactly where it will end up… And to embrace that.”