Program 21th of June 2019

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  • Keynote speeches from inspiring smart city experts: learn from front-running cities around the world
  • Smart City Challenge: build your own smart city with your fellow experts and colleagues
  • Roundtable sessions: ask experts what you need to know for your smart city
  • Innovation playground: meet startups and innovative companies with smart city solutions
  • Smart City Tours: visit smart city projects in the Netherlands
  • Not so smart after party: network and have fun near the Sail at Scheveningen Village

10.00 Welcome and registration

10.30 Opening Smart City Conference


10.45 European innovation partnership on smart cities and communities

  • Develop and implement integrated smart city solutions to improve urban life
  • Support networking, partnerships and exchange of information
  • Focus on the intersection of energy, ICT and transport
  • Translate digital technologies into better public services for citizens, better use of resources and less impact on the environment

Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament for the EPP/CDA and Coordinator in the Committee on Regional Development, Vice-President of the Urban Intergroup


11.00 Best kept smart cities secrets

  • Smartest smart city solutions for an adaptable, inclusive, productive, sustainable, and resilient future for humanity
  • New ways to solve problems in cities such as urban overcrowding and climate change

Gerard de Leede, Professor of Practice Smart Cities at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science

Michel Bezuijen, Mayor of the city of Rijswijk

Rik van Berkel, Cluster Manager Built Environment at FME-CWM, Netherlands organization of enterprises for the technological industry

11.40 Coffee break at the Innovation Playground


12.10 Most livable city in the world

  • Quality of life: political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply
  • Environmental conditions – from green space to air quality

Dominic Weiss, head Smart City at the city of Vienna, the most livable city in the world for the eighth time


12.40 Smart Healthcare City (Tokyo, Dubai and Brussels)

  • Dubai-Tokyo-Brussels: 3 different approaches for Smart City
  • Smart Healthcare City as concept and solution
  • Using Smart Healthcare technologies to make Smart City (citizens) smarter

Sed Saad, Professor at the American University in Dubai


13.00 Lunch at the Innovation Playground


15.30 Coffee break at the Innovation Playground


16.45 Not So Smart After Party at the Innovation Playground

Breakout Sessions
14.00 | 14.45 | 16.00

Smart Data Track

1. The digital city Almere

  • Data projects and digital experiences in Almere
  • Juridical and ethical challenges
  • Innovation challenges

Frans Jorna, Digital City & Innovation Director Almere

2. Smart City Cyber Security Proof

  • Cyber Security A necessary pillar of Smart Cities
  • Information and communications technology has become
    indispensable to the modern life

Ben Kokkeler, Professor of applied science at Avans University and consultant at Technopolis Group

Smart Mobility Track

3. The future of Mobility in smart cities

  • Self-driven cars and car sharing
  • Electric vehicles
  • Intelligent transport and Big Data
  • Sustainable mobility

Oualid Ali, Founder and President at Future Cities Council and Director of the Training and Smart Solutions Center at the German University of Technology in Oman

4. Drones in cities

  • Smart City initiatives and drones
  • Trends and developments
  • Opportunities and challenges

Joshua Serrão, Innovation Officer and Smart City Liaison at the city of Amsterdam

Smart Safety Track

5. Smart and safety cities

  • Smart City Technology and safety and security challenges
  • Innovation in safety and security

Peter van Dusseldorp, management consultant innovation and safety at Van Aetsveld

6. Urban resilience

  • Resilience is about surviving and thriving, regardless of the challenge
  • Urban resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer at the city of Milan

7. Resilient communities

  • Cities face a host of threats: natural disasters, technical failures or human errors, terrorism, war, cyberattacks, or simply the wear and tear of material can jeopardize our daily routines
  • That is why urban communities need to become resilient
  • To prevent actual or potentially adverse incidents, prepare for them, take them into consideration, cope with them, recover from them, and adapt to them ever more successfully
  • Accordingly, resilience cannot be created by municipal governments on their own, but rather is a multifaceted task to be accomplished by society on the whole

Chirine Etezadzadeh, President SmartCity institute, conducts research on the topic of cities of the future

Smart Environment Track

8. Circular Buiksloterham

  • Living lab for Circular, Smart, and Biobased development
  • Energy, intelligent use of materials, recycling, climate resilience and sustainable mobility
  • The shift from ownership to usership (sharing economy) and the development of new models for production, consumption, distribution and logistics

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

9. The future of living

  • The society of tomorrow
  • Challenges and opportunities in the future
  • Living in smart cities

Arthur van der Wees, co-founder at the Institute for Future of Living, a foundation that merges the National Smart Cities Strategy

Smart Citizens Track

10. Brainport Smart village

  • The smartest neighborhood of the Netherlands
  • Showcase innovations in the field of mobility, health and social cohesion
  • Laboratory for testing smart city technology
  • Working hands-on towards a smarter, better, more sustainable, more social and more beautiful village

11. Smart City based on Smart Humanity

  • Society is transforming through digital technology and with that the role of humanity is changing. It becomes even more important to position people at
    the center of our information society.
  • Likewise, a Smart City can only be successful when citizens and information professionals are prepared and educated to take part in this transformation.
  • Moving into the era of Smart Humanity we urgently need to address ethical and privacy matters, organizational transformation, inclusion and participation of citizens.

Iemke Idsingh, Director Smart City Academie and Chairman Special Interest Group IT and Government at KNVI (Royal Dutch Information Professionals Association)

Smart City Transformation Track

12. How Israel became a Smart Cities Nation

  • Smart city development and challenges
  • Smart cities are a future reality for municipalities around the world
  • Major issues that challenge every city
  • Solve problems and current and future challenges with technology
  • Make our cities more livable, more workable and more sustainable with technological innovations

Uri Ben-Ari, Senior Advisor for Smart Cities, responsible for developing Smart City Master Plans for 8 Smart Cities in Israel

13. Smart City Planning

  • SCP-2020 is above all a change in the way we use current and future resources. (human resources, man-made resources and natural resources)
  • We are shifting from a “hardware” (built environment) focus to a ‘software’ (Management of resources) approach
  • Business case-study: From Education to ‘Smart Learning Environments’
  • The ‘Uber-ization’ of services highlights a twofold process, on one side the ‘personalization’ of services (user-centered) and on the other, the ‘collective’’
    benefit (massification).
  • Presentation of an App: ‘Babel’ Designing a personal ‘curricula’, according to personal cognitive skills and learning styles
  • It will change, the pace, time, budget, place, interaction, and the topics that are useful in our own context and preferences, the sequence and integration of
    knowledge, blurring the transition from ‘education’ to the ‘work-place’

Jorge Diaz, Senior Consultant Smart City Planning of the United Nations Office for Project Services

14. Accelerating Innovation and transformation

  • Accelerating change and drive business and social impact
  • Top down; through innovation strategy facilitation and innovation portfolio management
  • Bottom up; accelerating with a new mindset, skillset and toolset

André Knol, CEO and founder of Innomics
Tine van Heerikhuize, associate partner at Innomics and co-creator roadmap smart cities at the Institute for Future of Living

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