Dutch Software Innovation – We’re Scaling Up!

The Netherlands is scaling up its investments to become a true (software) innovation country. We initially thought we were half way there, but new research suggests we are skidding past that half way mark. First of all we rank as an innovation leader on the European Innovation Scoreboard 2016, placed on a fifth position, following […] Read more »

Digital Transformation in the Netherlands

A recent study from Oxford Economics and Accenture (Digital Density Index) looks at how digital technologies can be used to unlock faster economic growth. According to the study, The Netherlands lead in Digital Transformation and The UK ranks second. Another recent study from Oxford Economics and SAP SuccessFactors  (Leaders 2020) shows a different view. This […] Read more »

The Fab 30 – The Coolest Dutch Tech Companies

  It’s that time of the year again, and yes we have got one too: a list. This year we decided once again to take a closer look at the companies that entered into tech beauty contests, hoping to be confirmed as the fastest growing or the most innovative company; preferably both. Just like last […] Read more »

Tonight it’s Party Time…

Who ever said IT is boring? This week there was plenty of partying going on. It was a time for recognitions and awards with a staggering rate of three events in one week. Accenture kicked off on the 28th with the Accenture Innovation Awards. Computable held its annual award event November 1st while Main Capital […] Read more »

Marketing Budgets & Unicorns – Both Scarce in the Netherlands

In a recent post we discussed the Dutch startup environment, looking at whether the necessary conditions have been created within the Netherlands for startups to thrive and eventually become a Unicorn like Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat or Pinterest, or, in Europe, Skype, Spotify, Rovio and Dutch fintech company Adyen. Though these companies have no trouble finding […] Read more »

Endemol Shine ICT – A Case for the Cloud

Last week we attended the AWS Summit in Utrecht and spoke briefly with Leon Backbier, ICT manager at Endemol Shine Netherlands.  AWS has helped them save approximately 70% in ICT investments and 30% on the operational side. And yes – they plan to expand their business with AWS, at the expense of Microsoft. Why the […] Read more »