The Netherlands is a highly digitised society, with the Dutch making full use of the economic and social opportunities this offers. The government is investing in technical innovations and has developed a broad digitisation strategy. This creates new opportunities for companies who can build and shape digital services.
However, instead of looking for a product to fix a problem, the government is looking for solutions. One of our areas of expertise is translating ICT products into ICT solutions – we deeply understand how the government works with regards to ICT. Our assistance in making these translations, and creating consortia and solution shaping, facilitates a better connection between the market and the government and closes the gap between supply and demand. This in turn ensures that the decision-making process leads to business development and deal creation.
We support clients with their Business Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affairs processes. We also help focus the strategic IT-targets of the Dutch Government like the consolidation of data centres, complex IT-recruitment projects and development of social programs towards a digital government in the Netherlands.
In recent years, procurement has changed drastically within the government. For example, the ordering and delivery process for goods and services has improved considerably with DigiInkoop. Online market places proliferate and there are more public-private partnerships. Governance has introduced category management and professionalises purchasing management centres.
We’ve been working with the government and our clients for years on how to improve the added value of the purchasing process. As a result, we’re well-equipped to guide our clients through complex tender processes in relation to innovation and best value procurement.
The digital society and economy are about the free flow of data. Society relies on trust, data safety and privacy guarantee – with the business models of the digital economy shaped by European Regulation. Understanding these rules, and the interdependencies between them, is vital for success in the digital single market.
BridgeHead’s area of expertise is the legal framework of e-identity, data governance, privacy data self-determination and more. We’ve accumulated years of expertise in the area of regulated markets. This experience allows us to bring different companies together, even outside their own domain, to build a stronger proposition in response to the needs of digital society.