The Next Web is all about the world becoming more and more digital. But what do Dutch companies, which are not necessarily rooted in the webbiz, think of the future of the Internet? To celebrate our international release at the Next Web Conference 2012 Frommees traveled through The Netherlands to speak to CEO’s and communication directors of major Dutch companies. In this webseries you will get the low down of organizations like Nieuw Amsterdam (publishing), AKD (lawyers), Rijksmuseum (musea), CJP (cultural), Rotterdam (government), BNR (Radio) and many others. Just sit back and listen to these various visions and see how “your” technology is integrated in these companies.
Taco Dibbits is Director Collections at the Rijksmuseum. Contrary to what you would suppose, Internet is not necessarily fatale for museums. Dibbits thinks of Internet as an enhancement for the collection, regarding knowledge and its distribution.
Paul van Gessel is Chief Editor at BNR Nieuwsradio. In his branch the Internet has lead to a revolution and radio needs to reinvent itself once again. With their new application AppTalk, BNR puts the interaction with their listeners at the highest priority.
Festival Manager Rutger Wolfson of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam is not a huge above-average Internet user himself. However, the festival uses social media and Internet intensively. In the interview he talks about their use of video-on-demand platforms, co-operation with Festival Scope and their contribution to the international film industry.