Former member of parliament and mayor of Eindhoven Rob van Gijzel joins the Dutch Blockchain Coalition

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THE HAGUE, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The former member of parliament and mayor of Eindhoven Rob van Gijzel joins the Dutch Blockchain Coalition as a representative towards Dutch government, administration and industry. His goal is to accelerate the implementation of Blockchain applications in The Netherlands. NWO is involved as partner within the Dutch Blockchain Coalition. The coalition is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.

The introduction of large scale applications requires executives to gain insight into decision making process needed to implement Blockchain technology, and the strategic opportunities offered by Blockchain technology. Van Gijzel will actively inform leadership on both issues.

René Penning de Vries, figurehead team ICT en chairman of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition: “Rob van Gijzel is the right person to connect business and government in this crucial stage in the life cycle of Blockchain. I am very pleased that he is willing to push this agenda.”

Rob van Gijzel: “I am looking forward to task ahead. It is vital that the embedding of a young technology such as this receives proper support. In order to achieve that we need a broad constituency of experts that understand the impact of this technology on our economy and on our society.”

SOURCE: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Spokespersons NWO

Tessa van Leeuwen t.vanleeuwen@nwo.nl
t: +31 (0)6 53 75 64 23

Olivier Morot o.morot@nwo.nl
t.: +31 (0)6 53 17 53 77

Poppy Savenije p.savenije@nwo.nl
t. +31 (0)6 83 89 37 13

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