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Over 25+ years experience in guiding governments and major organisations on the economic/business and societal impacts of current and future internet innovations and technologies.

  • Participated and led more than 50 international projects and studies for governments and industry on Future Net issues with teams including experts with advanced academic degrees from many disciplines ranging from technology and mathematics to economics and law, and from many different countries and cultures.
  • Set up and led an international Policy Research team on Information Society in the Netherlands, a national public-private platform on Information Assurance in the UK, got deeply involved in global Internet Governance practice when chairing the Board of a major Internet Registry and the Supervisory Board of an Open Internet supporting Foundation and is Director on the Board of ICANN and spearheading a global initiative on Global Good IoT Practice in the IGF context.

Mr. Botterman is uniquely qualified to serve as a corporate BOARD MEMBER due to extensive governance experience, strategic analyses insights and high-level ACCESS to government internet policy makers.

Furthermore, he and his senior partners provide high-level advice and expertise to businesses, including:

  • COUNSELING international corporates and businesses to anticipate future internet related opportunities and navigate emerging global data/privacy regulations and compliance (to remain proactive vs. reactive).
  • REVIEWING and VALIDATING internal policy impact assessments and feasibility studies from an global multistakeholder perspective (or conduct them, when necessary).
  • INFORMING governments on opportunities to invest in emerging internet technologies and accompanying measures that benefit both society and business.
  • CONFIDANT for Business Leaders that are contemplating on potentially disruptive business directions and/or Board/Leadership relationships (and governance issues)

As a former official in the Dutch government and European Commission, Mr. Botterman and his associates are highly qualified to conduct major impact assessments for future policies, to validate intended impacts, and uncover unintended consequences.

Maarten Botterman

Current & Former PositionsSenior

Independent Strategic ADVISOR to major corporates & governments

  • DIRECTOR of the Board of ICANN
  • CHAIRMAN of the Supervisory Board, NLnet Foundation
  • DIRECTOR of GNKS Consult BV
  • Former CHAIRMAN of the Board, Public Interest Registry (8 years)
  • Former DIRECTOR of the RAND Corporation, European Office (6 years)
  • Former CEO of IAAC (UK based public private initiative – 3 years)
  • Former OFFICIAL of the European Commission (5 years)
  • Former OFFICIAL of the Dutch Government (8 years)

Mr. Botterman is a Distinguished International Speaker, Moderator and Chair.

Recent Speaking and/or Moderation Engagements Include…

  • Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on IoT –  Baku, Bali, Istanbul, Joao Pessoa, Guadalajara (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference – Paris (2016)
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics, New Frontiers in IoT– Trieste (2016)
  • European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) – Berlin, Sofia, Brussels (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • European Beyond Data and Living Data City Challenge- Eindhoven (2016)
  • Connected Future Conference: Driving the Dutch Digital Delta – Eindhoven (2015)
  • European Commission Internet of Things Week – London, Lisbon (2014, 2015)
  • Euroforum Internet of Things Congress – Amsterdam (2015)
  • EPC, NLIGF Workshop – The Hague (2015, 2016)
  • And more over the decades…

Mr. Botterman has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed studies, reports and articles

Recent Studies/ Reports Include….

  • EU-wide digital Once-Only Principle for citizens and businesses – Policy options and their impacts; (report to European Commission, 2017)
  • Ethical IoT: a sustainable way forward (Chapter in book: “IoT Analytics: Enabling Technologies, Applications and Policy Implications”, River Publishers, 2016)
  • Futureproof Policies (article in Paneuropean Networks, 2016)
  • Ethical Design in the Internet of Things (article in Science and Engineering Ethics, 2016)
  • IoT policies towards 2025, benefitting from the opportunities, (report to European Commission, 2015)
  • Opening towards a new reality (Report to European Commission, 2015)
  • IoT Governance, Privacy and Security Issues (publication by IERC, 2015)
  • Fostering IoT entrepreneurship (Report to European Commission, 2015)
  • And many more (full list upon request)

"Whereas we cannot predict the future, it is unfolding based on what we do today - so let us do the best we can, with open eyes and open mind, and aware of the fact that we all share one planet Earth."