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
Mark Ruijsendaal, Program Manager and Innovation Liaison at The Hague Security Delta, the biggest safety and security cluster in the world where government, knowledge institutions, corporates and startups work together at smart city solutions for safety and security challenges

3. Challenges regarding Open Data for cities and governments

  • Platforms and interoperability
  • Data protection
  • Data management in a city

Fons van der Ham, Project manager European Cooperation at the City of Delft
Ingrid Reynaert, Business Group Leader Smart Cities at Agoria

Smart Mobility Track

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Smart process to an accessible, connected and healthy city

  • We believe Smart Cities are not about technological solutions. Smart Cities is all about a smart process.
  • This is how BAM investigates fundamental urban challenges and explores smart solutions with stakeholders.
  • By starting with the WHY, we aim to bring solutions to the table that brings our environment closer to the future city we strive for.
  • A city that is accessible, connected and healthy.
  • In our round table we would like to discuss opportunities but also dilemmas of our Smart Process.
  • We use the case study of a new urban neighbourhood in Amsterdam were smart technologies are aimed to be combined with socio-economical goals like the inclusive city, economic competitiveness and healthy urban living.

Bramske van Beijma – Dudok van Heel, Manager Energy Transition & Innovation at BAM
Maarten Markus, Project manager sustainability at AM

11. 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

Smart Citizens Track

12. 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

Peter Portheine, Director Brainport Smart District

13. 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)

14. Cities for people, the stretch from tech state to human centered

  • Introduction of Happy Citizen Design as an alternative to myopic, technology-centric views of smart cities
  • Introduction of our research based human centered hexagon; the framework to change the course from city planning to design cities which add quality to life
  • How to embrace design thinking to co-create happier urban lives

Rob Adams, Chief Expedition Officer at Six Fingers and Founder of Happy Citizen Design

15. Citizen in smart cities

  • Smart Society, using big (and little!) data to make cities perform better
  • Citizen participation is a process which provides private individuals an opportunity to influence public decisions and has long been a component of the democratic decision-making process
  • Citizen empowerment increases the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority
  • Co-creation makes citizens and authorities Douwe Oosterveen great things together.

Douwe Oosterveen, has been a member of the local council for more than a decade, and has been an alderman. Together with Fleuranne de Groot he will zoom in on how government can team up with their citizens to make better societies

Smart City Transformation Track

16. 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

17. Re-Designing the City to be a Smart one

  • Identifying current resources such as; Assets, Infrastructure, and People´s technological awareness is the first step to mainstream a smart city implementation
  • Following this, we should prepare a Master plan of the City describing its functional model, and logic structure (hierarchy, interreltadeness, reciprocity and iterations in general)
  • The conceptual model will be built on; Objects, Links, Networks and System
  • The city-case study will explore an alternative pilot-project at a distrital scale

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

18. 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

19. India’s drive towards 100 Smart Cities

  • Experience, challenges and opportunities
  • Smart Cities vision, strategy and implementation

Rajeev Chadha, Global smart city expert and former Joint Director National Capital Region Planning Board at the Ministry of Urban Development at the Government of India

20. Developing smart city challenges from business case to proof-of-concept in a midsized city setting

  • Working in a European innovation program
  • Startups share their experiences
  • Cross-border cooperation

Fons van der Ham, Project manager European Cooperation at the City of Delft
Ingrid Reynaert, Business Group Leader Smart Cities at Agoria

21. The (im)possibilities of innovative procurement

  • International cooperation with different legal systems and interpretations
  • Intellectual Property and other legal constraints on data
  • Co-creation all the way

Fons van der Ham, Project manager European Cooperation at the City of Delft
Ingrid Reynaert, Business Group Leader Smart Cities at Agoria

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