Peter Verkoulen

Coalitiemanager Dutch Blockchain Coalition

Peter obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Eindhoven University of Technology.After a research project with five Dutch universities, he also obtained his Ph.D., after which he worked as an assistant professor at Twente University.

Afterwards, he moved tothe Dutch Ministry of Traffic & Transport, responsible for a number of ICT innovation projects.

In 1997 he moved to Atos, holding many roles on the edge of ICT, business, management and sales. Often taking new challenges, thinking “out-of-the-box”, cooperating in teams with colleagues, customers and sometimes even competitors.

In total, Peter has worked for Atos for 16 years, with a two year intermezzo as an outsourcing advisor for KPMG/EquaTerra.

In 2015 Peter became CEO of Brightlands Smart Services Campus.A triple helix organisationcreating an ecosystem of large companies and organizations, SME’s, start-ups,students and researchers jointly innovating in the area of digital transformation. Built from scratch, BSSC now consists of some 80 companies and organizations.

In relation tothis role, Peter also became a part-time professor at Maastricht University.

Since September 1 2019, Peter is the Coalition Manager of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition (DBC). The DBC is a cooperation between partners from government, business and science with the objective to create a safe and sound blockchain infrastructure for The Netherlands, in the broadest sense of the word.

10:35 - 10:55

Day 1 June 24

Consortia - Q&A Unlock

12:25 - 12:30

Day 1 June 24

Collaboration reflection