Marloes Pomp

Project Manager, Blockchain & AI Experiements

Dutch Blockchain Coalition (Confirmed)

Marloes Pomp is the Initiator and Program Officer for the blockchain projects within the Dutch Government and she is responsible for the international strategy of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition. The Dutch Blockchain Coalition is a jointly developed partnership by industry, government and knowledge institutions. Together they have assumed a leading role and joint responsibility for the success of the national blockchain action agenda.

She also works part-time for the Hague Data Science Initiative, supporting the Peace and Justice ecosystem with state-of-art AI and machine learning tools and knowledge. The goal is to grow into a European AI Security Hub.

Marloes her professional interests focus on tech-innovation within governments. Prior to the blockchain and AI activities, Marloes Pomp worked in several roles like projectleader and researcher at governmental organizations, including the ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations and the city of Amsterdam. In addition, she serves as an advisory member for the SIDN Fund, the Dutch Court, The Blockchain and Society Board of the University of Amsterdam (VU) and the Research Foundation Flanders.

For the Netherlands it is important to look at all kinds of new technologies, not only AI and blockchain. However, the Netherlands is in an excellent position to capitalize on the economic and social opportunities created by digitalization. We have a world-class digital infrastructure, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were invented in the Netherlands, and the AMS-IX, one of the most important internet exchange points in the world, is located in our country.

The Netherlands has a highly educated workforce at an international level and Dutch consumers often lead the way in embracing new digital applications. Moreover, we have a long tradition of cooperation between companies, scientists, and governments. This has contributed to the emergence of innovative clusters all over the Netherlands.