Having gathered 16 years of experience in the smart city space, having served in various global and regional leadership positions at Cisco for elevenyears (2007-2018), Bas Boorsma has joined Rainmaking in order to found Rainmaking Urban. Rainmaking facilitates innovation agendas, venture building and start up accelerators across the world.
At Rainmaking Urban, Bas leads the efforts in the community digitization space: facilitating smart city innovations, investments, and strategies. Importantly, Bas is spearheading The Academy for Smarter Communities (TASC) in collaboration with a group of anchor cities, which is set to launch publicly in September 2018. Prior to joining Rainmaking, Bas served in various global and regional leadership positions at Cisco (2007 – 2018).
In his last position he served as Cisco’s Digitization Leader in northern Europe, in which capacity Bas oversaw business development activities relevant to the arena of the Internet of Things, with an emphasis on cities. This encompassed sales, (the management of) thought leadership, innovative reference engagements, new business models and Cisco relationships & investments in partner organizations, incubators and start-ups.