Program 27th of June 2018

Plenair openingprogram Smart City Event 2018 in co-creation with iBestuur Mobility Conference

During the Smart City Event 2018, the iBestuur Mobility Conference will also take place at the Zuiderstrandtheater at The Hague. The Smart City Event 2018 and the iBestuur Mobility Conference share the plenair openingprogram, innovation playground (expo), lunch and drinks at the not so smart after party. Visitors at both events can participate at all separate breakout sessions.

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

09.15 Welcome and registration

10.00 Opening Conference

Raymond Knops, State Secretary of Cabinet of the Netherlands, Governmental Properties Management, Kingdom Relations and Intergovernmental Cooperation
Saskia Bruines, Alderman city of The Hague
Ger Baron,, Chief Technology Officer at city of Amsterdam and chairman of the Smart City Event 2018

10.30 Internet of Things and Cyber Security

  • IoT security concerns for smart cities
  • Ways to make smart cities cyber security proof

Michel van Eeten, professor Governance of Cybersecurity at Delft University of Technology and member of the Cyber Security Counsel

10.50 Coffee break at the Innovation Playground

11.15 Toward Smart and Resilient Cities

  • Globalization, urbanization and climate change create a need for to adapt themselves to increasing risks and reach greater safety, efficiency, quality of life and resource recovery for its people and businesses.
  • Resilience has become a key factor to maintain sustainability, competitiveness and attractiveness for these urban ecosystems.
  • Digital solutions can help cities to become more resilient but also help to retain a high standard for quality of life.

Thierry Witkowicz, Senior Vice President Business Development – Smart Cities & Business Partner France – Development, Innovation & Markets Department at Veolia

Hildagarde McCarville, Non-Executive Director at Veolia Energy Ireland Plc and CEO Veolia Netherlands

11.45 Become a Blockchain-Powered Smart City

  • Utilizing the power of Distributed Ledger Technology or Blockchain
  • Internet of Things to provide a number of new technology features for residents

Chen-Yu Lee, Director for Taipei Taiwan Smart City Project Management Office

12.05 Coffee break at the Innovation Playground

12.30 Smart City framework

  • Formulate Smart City framework and synergize the effort from government, industry players and university
  • Smart City projects and findings
  • Security of Smart Grid in a city

Mohd Ezanee Rusli, Associate Professor / Director Department of System & Networking at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Dr. Norziana Binti Jamil, Project Manager for UNITEN Smart univerCity in Malaysia

13.00 Digital Transformation – The impact of technology on Future Cities

  • The digital innovation and Smart Cities
  • Smart cities and the Internet of Things
  • The role of Big Data and Analytics for Smart Cities

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


13.30 Lunch at the Innovation Playground

16.00 Coffee break at the Innovation Playground

17.15 Not So Smart After Party at the Innovation Playground

Round Table Sessions
14.30 | 15.15 | 16.30

1. Resilient Cities for greater attractiveness

  • Resilience as a strategic approach, 2 examples to inspire you with:
  • New Orleans: In partnership with Swiss Re, Veolia worked on an evaluation of critical assets’ risk profile of the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Milwaukee: Veolia provided over 28 municipalities, a study on global risks for the water treatment agency.

Mélissa Mellado Ruiz, Resilience Deputy Director – Development, Innovation & Markets Department at Veolia

2. Innovative Climate Solutions in the Smart City

  • Different sectors working together to develop innovative climate solutions on the global stage
  • City Climate Challenges
  • The Innovation Process
  • Route to implementation

Kate Godding, Senior manager business, data & innovation at C40 Cities
Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer at the city of Milan

3. Smart Society

  • Citizen empowerment
  • Social innovation
  • Living labs
  • Co-creation

Guus Sluiter, Strategic advisor at the city of Eindhoven

4. Smart Data and Technology

  • Predictive analyses
  • Open data and big data
  • Internet of Things

Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer at city of Amsterdam

5. Smart City, a co-evolution model

  • Growing cities have the obligation to adapt their infrastructures to face a triple move: growing population, higher environmental risks and limited budget
  • Digitalization of infrastructure management helps facing these challenges by improving performance
  • Veolia would like to take you along in her vision and approach for the improvement of city challenges through Digitalization

Thierry Witkowicz, Senior Vice President Business Development – Smart Cities & Business Partner France – Development, Innovation & Markets Department at Veolia

6. 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)

7. Smart Environment

  • Energy neutral
  • Healthy environment
  • Alternative resources
  • Circular economy

Gea Davids, Manager Smart City at the city of Dordrecht

8. Performance, the key for Smarter Cities

  • Any evolution in the city needs to be well thought out before it is implemented, then understood by;
  • And adapted to the people who will be directly impacted in order to transform a potential good idea into an effective one.
  • Performance teams that accompany organizations into diagnose, structure and adapt to innovations might be the solution to successfully implement evolutionary solutions.

Eric Hestin, deputy director of 2EI, a subsidiary of Veolia dedicated to Innovation and Consulting in the field of sustainable and resilient cities and territories on a worldwide scale

9. 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.

Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer and manager Rotterdam Climate Proof at City of Rotterdam

10. Safe City

  • Urban security
  • Safe neighborhoods
  • Prevention of radicalization and organized crime
  • Smart & strategic alliances of local partners,

Xander Beenhakkers, Head safety at the city of Zoetermeer
Marc Noordhoek, program manager City Deal at the ministry of Kingdom Relations and Intergovernmental Cooperation

11. Smart Flanders data initiative

  • The need for combination and harmonization of real-time Smart City data
  • Smart Flanders data initiative and further examples from Belgium

Pieter Ballon, Director IMEC Research Centre Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology, world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nano electronics and digital technologies

12. Super divers Smart Cities

  • In Smart Cities we care about crowd, traffic- and public transport control. But we also care about attracting visitors to key exhibitions, centres and (creative) festivals
  • The population structure of a random Smart City in the western world is super divers (many nationalities and no majorities).

Carl H. D. Steinmetz, Managing Director Expats & Immigrants

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. Humanity X, leveraging the Data Revolution for the Benefit of Humanity

  • Enable leading organizations working in the peace, justice and humanitarian sector to spearhead digital innovations to increase their impact on society
  • Bring together pioneers from different disciplines, so that new solutions emerge from a mix of domain knowledge, data expertise, academic research and inspiration from related sectors

Josje Spierings, Project Leader at Centre for Innovation at Leiden University Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

15. Event Safety and Security with introduction /moderation by HSD Office

  • What do you need for a succesfull Volvo Ocean Race?
  • Smart city infrastructures that support event security
  • Learn about relevant technologies and trends
  • Secure the future of innovation

Joris den Bruinen, Deputy Director of The Hague Security Delta

16. Cities 3.0, the stretch from tech state to happy state

  • 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 happy citizen design.
  • How to embrace design thinking to co-create happier urbam lives

Rob Adams, Chief Expedition Officer at Six Fingers and Founder of Happy Citizen Design
Boyd Cohen, Deputy Director of Research at EADA Business School Barcelona

17. Smart City & Smart Citizen

  • Data as a tangible asset to run your city in a different way
  • Join forces and share knowledge
  • Prevent the growth of ‘digital segregation’ in the future

Wim Michiels, smart city expert at city of Genk

18. 5G networks, an accelerator for Smart Cities – 2020-2025

  • User opportunities of 5G and challenges for telecom operators
  • How Smart Cities and 5G networks reinforce each other
  • Municipal transformation: on the road to 2025
  • From urban planning to operational purchasing
  • Market or government investments
  • Cooperation models
  • Evolving regulations

Kees Mulder, Municipal Councillor (Zeist, Netherlands) and Managing Director Ascolo, International Policy & Business Development in Smart Tech (consultancy & change management)

19. Smart moving from A to B

  • Revolution in the automotive world: technology, business models, power shift
  • What are the relevant trends looking at smart: mobility, logistics, city,…..
  • Convergence of changes in technology, consumer demand, and the big global issues
    (energy, space, quality of life, sustainability, demography, social change)
  • Common ground between smart city and mobility
  • How can we build the future, roles and added value of all stakeholders

Hans Groenhuijsen, Independent consultant in the automotive and mobility arena, he worked for Eureko, Leaseplan, PSA, Ford, Athlon, BMW, Akzo Nobel, Rabobank International, Achmea

20. Living Lab Scheveningen

  • Increased sense of security due to the smart lighting technology
  • Identification of free parking spots, ensuring a more efficient traffic flow management
  • Measuring more data in public spaces and using it smartly allows for a more efficient use of time, money, space, and energy

Brian Benjamin, Program Manager Smart City at Municipality of The Hague

21. The future of living

  • Living in smart cities
  • Challenges and opportunities in the future

Lisa van der Heijden, ambassador of One Young World and the Institute for Future Living

22. You have to finish first before dream of succes; unique insight in Volvo Ocean Race

  • Practical management lessons learned from top sports
  • Not the fastest boat wins, but the smartest
  • Leadership, change management and organizational development

Tom Touber, Associate Partner at Holland Consulting Group and 19 years topsport management e.g. former Chief Operating Officer at the Volvo Ocean Race, the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sail 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities

23. Smart, sustainable, sharing cities – balancing interests

  • City councils, citizens, tech-companies and platforms all cooperate to create more sustainable, social and sharing cities. Data use is the key enabling technology. How do we balance conflicting interests at stake?
  • Data collection: quality guaranteed?
  • Technoregulation and algorithms: who’s in control?
  • Sharing communities: private platform enforcement?
  • Ethics: trial and error or ex-ante prerequisites?

Rosalie Koolhoven, Assistant Professor Law & ICT at University of Groningen, an expert in the circular and sharing economy, she focusses on technologies that enable our cities to be more sustainable and social

24. Positive peace data across all your business stakeholders

  • What peace data is
  • Where to find it in your business
  • How to structure and present it
  • How it benefits your business
  • Why it is so important for society
  • How to profit from it

Mark Nelson and Margarita Quihuis, directors of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab

25. A cyber attack on our city, and what happens then?

  • It sounds like a doom scenario; the sluices in Scheveningen are opened due to a cyber attack. The water in your street starts to rise, but the pumping stations are digitally controlled and run on electricity. The supermarkets can no longer order stock and their customers can no longer cash. The phones are now empty and so is the fridge …
  • We must ensure that our critical infrastructure is prepared for a wide range of threats, and that we understand better how a failing system affects (other parts of) our urban systems.
  • These cascade effects can be shown in a simulation model. But what does it tell us, what do we need? How can a model like this really make us smarter?

Anne-Marie Hitipeuw, Chief Resilience Officer at City of The Hague

26. Smart Parking: from vision to reality

  • How to solve growing parking issues in cities with digital solutions?
  • How to give car drivers and cities real-time insight in free parking spaces in the public area?
  • Use cases: preventing improper use of loading zones and parking spaces for disabled people

Gerard Schoemaker, Program manager Smart Parking at Dura Vermeer
Bart Broekhoven, IoT Business Development manager at T-Systems

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