Frits works as an independent Business Community Builder and Program Manager with a long and strong international track record since 1988 in “organizing value” by connecting people, ideas and organizations in Communities. He seeks to “organize serendipity” i.e. his experience is that unexpected great value is often to be found by bringing different communities in contact with each other. This has resulted in numerous Program Management and consultancy positions focussed on bringing together Information Technology, Innovation and Impact.
One of his key communities is the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’ (I4ADA) which he chairs. The institute was set up at the instigation of UNESCO to seek 21st-century solutions on how to manage accountability in the Digital Age. To help find these solutions I4ADA is building a global multi-stakeholder community consisting of national and local governments, international policymakers and institutes, NGOs, civil society, the ICT industry and platforms, as well as other relevant organizations.