Frits Bussemaker is a global changemaker dedicated to bringing people together in the Digital Age through various international communities that connect Information Technology, Innovation, and Impact. He is a coach and Program Director, providing support to organizations in building business communities.
He is currently the chair of the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’, an association instigated by UNESCO aimed to help define instruments to manage accountability in the Digital Age. He is also a founding member and vice-chair of the outreach committee of the ITU ‘AI for Good Global Summit (Geneva) with over 40 UN Agencies involved.
His community building experience includes founding the first European Chapter of the Association for Strategic Alliance Professionals and the BPM-Forum with chapters in various countries in Europe and Australia. Founder of iPoort, an association to discuss digitization with members of the Dutch parliament. Secretary General International Relations with CIONET, a community of over 7000 digital leaders where he represented the community with international institutes like the European Commission. He initiated the Global Digital Leader Alliance linking over 20.000 Digital Leaders from China, Europe, India, Japan, Russia, South America and the USA. He is chairing the Dutch Government’s Innovation Community.
Frits Bussemaker does ‘pro deo’ work for number of international organizations, conferences and communities such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Digital Africa, WCIT2010 (Amsterdam) WCC2012 (Amsterdam), WCF 2104 (Xian) and the Banking Policy Institute’s FinTech Ideas Festival (San Francisco).
He is a member of YPO’s Global Impact Board, regular speaker and chair at international events and has spoken in Australia, Belgium, China, Ghana, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South-Korea, Sri Lanka, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, the Netherlands. He has an MSc in Geophysics from Delft University.