Empowering Transformation: Enexis’ Data-Driven Journey | Navigating the Pros and Cons of Bottom-Up vs Top-Down Approaches

January 18, 2024

During this Vision Dinner, Annemieke Bulters, Chief Data & Digital Officer at Enexis Group and Director Portfoliomanagement, will explain more about Enexis’ approach to changing people’s vision about data implementation and the alignment of this strategy with company culture. She will share best practices and lessons learned. You are most welcome to join!

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

Annemieke Bulters, Enexis

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Annemieke Bulters

Director Portfoliomanagement & Chief Data & Digital Officer

Annemieke studied organizational psychology at Utrecht University and later business administration at the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated cum laude. After working at Accenture, she started at Enexis Group in 2014; where she has been responsible for the Data & Digital department for a few years now. This new department has been established to realize value from data and (new) digital technologies faster, better, and more effectively, so that the strategic goals of Enexis Groep can be achieved. Her background in psychology is useful in this role because the focus is not only on the technological opportunities, but also on the adoption in the organization, ensuring a more data-mature organization and digital-fit workforce.



To accelerate the energy transition, and to contribute to excellent grid management, Enexis fosters a data- driven culture. However, cultural change is difficult, especially when pushed top-down. Therefore, Enexis opted for a bottom-up approach, using internal influencers to demonstrate the added value of data for specific departments. This approach hinges on creating a sense of urgency and selectively addressing departments to achieve quicker adoption. But as an organisation, how do you prepare to be ready for implementing tailored solutions for departments? How do you manage the scarcity of time and assets so you are ready to help the right department at the right time?


Location: Utrecht area

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

This session is part of the Data & Analytics Platform, a collaborative initiative by Capgemini, Dataiku, and Snowflake to establish a strong network in which data executives from the leading companies of the Netherlands can exchange knowledge, openly discuss challenges, and cooperate on becoming more data-powered. In four sessions per year, the platform inspires and supports organisations in harnessing data effectively to become as impactful as possible and continue to create value. The combination of the extensive knowledge of the platform’s partners and the experience of the high-level speakers from a variety of backgrounds empower participants to embrace change, break silos, and democratise data in their own companies.


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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
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