Speakers 2017

Chairman – Smart & Safe City Event:

Jim Stolze,
Founder TEDx Amsterdam,  Innovation & Technology Expert, Television Presenter RTL Z

(Keynote) Speakers – Smart & Safe City Event:

Saskia Bruines

Saskia Bruines,
Alderman city of The Hague

Richard Franken,
Executive Director The Hague Security Delta – Leading European Security Cluster

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz,
American Futurist, Innovator, Author of several books, Co-founder of the Global Business Network, Vice President Salesforce. Consultant of several movies.

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands,
ambassador of startupdelta, accelerating the startup ecosystem of the Netherlands

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira,
Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-Habitat

James Ehrlich

James Ehrlich,
Senior Technologist, Stanford University, Founder ReGen Villages

Lamberto Zannier

Lamberto Zannier,
Secretary General by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for UNMIK – Kosovo and Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre


Dr Eric Woods,
Research Director at Navigant, leading the firm’s global smart cities research

Amy Aussieker

Amy Aussieker,
Executive Director Envision Charlotte
(Charlotte; the largest City in the State of North Carolina)

The White House announced Envision America, as part of their Smart Cities Initiative announcement.

Envision Charlotte is unique public private plus collaboration that is leading the City Charlotte to become a global Smart City model using innovative solutions to increase economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and measurable community results. In this program they work with industry partners and 10 cities from across the US.

Barbara Berninger,
Regional Secretary Europe of the Metropolis world network

Chair of the Initiative on Transferability, Metropolis (46 international member cities with more than 1 mio inhabitants form the initiative), Chair of the Berlin Smart City Strategy Group of Ministries, Chair of the Barrier-free City for All working group in Eurocities (26 European cities work on Design for All issues for cities)

Debra Lam

Debra Lam,
Managing Director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology

Former Chief Innovation and Performance Officer for the City of Pittsburgh, founding leader of the MetroLab Network and a finalist for Women of the Future, Science and Technology

Michiel Muller,
Co-founder Picnic and Route Mobiel, Chairman Erasmus Trustfonds, Member of the Supervisory Board FD Mediagroep

Yori Kamphuis

Yori Kamphuis,
Futurist of the Year 2013, cofounder of Coblue Cybersecurity and World Economic Forum Global Shaper at the Amsterdam hub

Sjoerd Louwaars

Sjoerd Louwaars,
Program manager Entrepreneurship at Leiden University and Founder of the Changemakers Lab, one of the partners of HumanityX

Bart Rosseau

Bart Rosseau,
Chief Data Officer at the city of Ghent

Mark de Groot,
Leading the ethical hacking team of KPN

Annerieke Doulma

Annerieke Douma,
Director Program & Business Development at Circle Economy, Amsterdam

Emilie Gerbaud

Emilie Gerbaud,
Program manager Smart City of the city of Lyon

Gabrielle van Zoeren

Gabrielle van Zoeren,
Project Manager New South, Sustainable area development at City of Antwerp

Ab Oosting,

Advisor Innovation strategy smart Mobility at Metropool Region Eindhoven

Gertjan Baars

Gertjan Baars,
Senior Director Technology, PwC

Guus Sluijter

Guus Sluijter,
Program Manager Smart Society by the City Eindhoven, the world’s smartest region

Hans van Bragt

Hans van Bragt,
Program Manager Big Data Value Center Almere

Kim den Boer

Kim den Boer,
Senior Manager Public Sector Safety & Security, PwC

Marcel van de Ven

Marcel van de Ven,
Community Support Officer city of Rotterdam

Peter de Bruijn

Peter de Bruijn,
Director Smart, Safe & Resilient Mainport

Robert Heerekop

Robert Heerekop,
IoT Consultant at IOTC360

Saskia Muller

Saskia Müller,
Sustainable Urban Developer by Skating wherever and former program manager Smart City by the City Amsterdam

Stephen Hilton

Stephen Hillton,
Director of Bristol Futures Global and Fellow of the University of Bristol

Xander Beenhakkers

Xander Beenhakkers,
Head safety at the city of Zoetermeer

Brian Benjamin,
Program Manager Smart City at the city of The Hague

Simona Castelnuevo,
Project Manager SmartMi (Smart Milaan), Comarch

Ger Baron

Ger Baron,
Chief Technology Officer at city of Amsterdam

Arnoud Molenaar,
Chief Resilience officer, Rotterdam

Rob van Winkel,
Managing Consultant at Ecofys, a Navigant company

Raymond Janssen,
Account & Product Manager Public Transport at Volvo Group The Netherlands B.V.

Erik Koopman,
Business Development Manager at Siemens Nederland N.V.