Government cloud strategy: from policy to implementation | In conversation with Lourens Visser, CIO Rijk: about the opportunities, risks, political and ethical issues

June 6, 2023

During this Vision Dinner, Lourens Visser, CIO Rijk, will take you through the cloud strategy with associated implementation frameworks and explain how the use of cloud contributes to achieving the objectives of the I-Strategy 2021-2025. His introduction forms the impetus for the subsequent dialogue with him and the other participants, in which we will also discuss ethical and political issues in addition to the opportunities of the cloud. You are welcome to join this conversation!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Lourens Visser, Government of the Netherlands

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Lourens Visser


Lourens Visser has been CIO Rijk at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations since September 2019. Prior to that, he was CIO of the Judicial Institutions Agency and Port of Rotterdam and held various management positions at IBM, Accenture and Logica. Lourens Visser was recently named 'European digital leader of the year 2023' by CIONET in the category Government.

Government of the Netherlands


In order to better serve citizens and businesses, the subject of digitization is high on the government's agenda. However, further digitization of services requires a solid, future-proof, flexible and scalable digital infrastructure. The movement to the cloud, with its promise of agility, scalability and speed, plays an important role in this and helps to break free from legacy. A movement that is further reinforced by the letter to parliament 'Government-wide cloud policy 2022'. But what does this mean for practical implementation?


Location: Central Park, Voorburg

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


For CIOs and CTOs

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