Kim Spinder (28) is an impassioned government innovator in the Netherlands. She works on promoting new ways of working within the government. Her slogan: Just do it!
Kim is founder of the Open Innovation Festival (OIF). This worldwide festival will be held for the fourth time from 28 November through 2 December 2012, and showcases how government can share in dynamic cooperation with commercial, educational, and private sectors to achieve more efficient and effective governance. The Open Innovation Festival is not an event, it is a fundamental change in thinking.
With her company Digital Action, Kim has built the Innovation Lab in Amsterdam to make innovation come to life for people, to make innovative thinking and collaboration more easily possible, and to show how innovation can transform the way government works.
Kim was presented with the Netherlands’ Most Influential Person in Local Government Award in 2010.