‘Pragmatism is in BAM’s genes’

Anouk Schrauwen

Anouk Schrauwen works as an IM business partner in the Information Management department of BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland. ‘The role of our department is to ensure that the information services, both in terms of processes and systems, are at all times attuned to the needs of the business.’

Digitalisation journey

‘The rate of development in the field of information technology is very fast. And digitalisation is now also happening in the construction industry and all its products and services. That’s why IM is supporting all companies within BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland in its continuing journey to further digitalisation. We do this by proactively responding to developments we see in the technology market. And also by taking the driver’s seat when we spot an application that is no longer up to its task, by which I mean that we will suggest an update or replacement.’

From strategy to concrete results

‘IM was established three years ago, a new department in a company that has pragmatism in its genes. I’m pleased to see that as a relative newcomer to the business, IM is already achieving concrete results and making a contribution to efficiency in the workplace. To give you an example: for the Operations and Maintenance department we are making IT processes more efficient, which in the longer term will allow them to do more with the same number of people. This is a good example of what I like about my role as IM business partner: I can translate the strategic goals of a business unit into a digital strategy.’