Program 21th of June 2019

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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

Arthur van der Wees, Co-founder at the Institute for Future of Living

Olaf Müller, program manager at United Smart Cities

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

Hester Torn, Information Advisor at City of Delft
Herman de Haan, Information Advisor at City of Delft

4. New digital city business models

  • Cities are investing in digital transformation to provide real outcomes for their citizens
  • Cities of the future will generate over 200 PB of data each day from the enormous number of sensors deployed citywide
  • This data will need to be transmitted, ingested, analysed, presented, acted upon and archived
  • Exposing enormous challenges to data privacy and security
  • Cities will need to acquire new skills to manage this digital future and partner with technology firms during the journey

Harjeet Singh Rekhi, Global Director Digital Cities at Dell Technologies
Kenny Pool, Advisory Digital Transformation Engineer at Dell Technologies

5. The benefits of creating a digital twin of your city

  • A digital twin is a 3D model of the city that accurately represents the streets, buildings, and public spaces of the physical city.
  • The model collects data via IoT sensors to gain real-time insights about the performance of the city’s physical assets and the movement of people and vehicles.
  • The digital twin brings the virtual and physical city together and in this way can help to better inform decision-making and reduces risks.

Carlien Roodink, Business Consultant Urban Science Axians
Edwin Kanis, Director Marketing & Innovation Axians
Axians is part of the consortium that is building the digital twin of the Port of Rotterdam

Smart Mobility Track

6. 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

7. 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

8. Costs and safety public infrastructures at risk. Are you prepared?

  • In the Netherlands 70.000 infrastructures (bridges, tunnels, carparks, harbors) were built in the seventies and were designed to last 60 to 80 years.
  • Germany alone accounts for 90 Billion Euros of avoidable damage due to its inability to monitor the status of inner frames in public bridges
  • Is the public sector prepared for the high maintenance costs and work load?
  • Learn how Smart Concrete monitoring leads to cost reduction, better maintenance planning and improved safety.

Bart Broekhoven, Smart City director at T-Systems Netherlands

Smart Safety Track

9. Smart and Safe Society (will be held in Dutch)

  • How do we use Smart technologies to strengthen societies?
  • How to we bridge the gap between ‘integrale veiligheidsplannen’ and Smart City technology?
  • What challenges do we face when using Smart technology to build a Safe Society?

Mark Albers, Principal consultant safety Van Aetsveld

10. The Hague Resilience Strategy

  • Opportunities and risks
  • Participation in the city
  • Risk awareness and preparation
  • Cooperation with stakeholders

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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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
Mark Keuter, Manager Digital bij AM

14. How can smart city solutions help cities meet climate goals?

  • We explore the link between the energy transition and smart city
  • We focus on an integrated approach to urban development to realize both a smarter and more sustainable city, at the same time
  • We will be zooming in at the possibilities and opportunities to tackle both themes simultaneously

Aafke Mak, Business Development Manager Built Environment at FME

Smart Citizens Track

15. Brainport Smart village District

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

Peter Portheine, Director Brainport Smart District

16. 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)

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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
Edoardo Vigo, Advisor at Sis.Ter
Julia Lintelo, Program Manager at City of Delft
Justo Engelander, Data Scientist at Quantillion

23. 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

Ingrid Reynaert, Business Group Leader Smart Cities at Agoria
Stephan Corvers, CEO at Corvers Procurement Services
Anna Kaijen, Legal Advisor at City of Delft
Dennis Voermans, Advisor at City of Delft

24. Is your organizational culture ready for the next step in smart city performance? 

  • How can you develop a different look among your staff to realize the constraints for the desired smart city solutions?
  • How can you change focus from the technological and smart solutions (the why and what), to the HOW! And see what is necessary in strategy, culture, governance and leadership in your city organization and temporary smart city coalitions?
  • How can change the human site, especially at the human mind where the limits to reach the next step are staying?
  • How do you eliminate preconsumptions, assumptions and suppositions? And build a culture which is safe to find new pathways to innovative solutions
  • How can you develop the leadership and behaviour what is needed for the next step in the smart city performance?

Brigitte Hulscher, Advisor economy at city of Utrecht

25. Economic benefits of a Smart City

  • The need to invest in smart city initiatives
  • How smart city investment can unlock economic growth
  • The Impact of smart city initiatives on cities local economic development

Jacco Saaman, Business Development & Innovation Director at Spie

26. How to scale-up successfully?

  • Upscaling seems to be the buzz word when speaking about smart cities today.
  • We have an overload of pilots, in the Provence of South – Holland Area and in the rest of the world, and everybody is struggling how to scale up.
  • In the triple Helix the Industry and Academia are ready to make the next step but governmental organisations fail to really collaborate.
  • While we think scaling up is necessary to be competitive to other regions in Europe and the world.
  • Smart Transport and creating a sustainable and healthy living environment do not stop at the municipal boundaries
  • Explore which preconditions are necessary for collaboration in the region and what is needed to make the Smart city a Smart region.

Sven de Laaf, Program Manager Use Case Development Living Labs at city of The Hague
Grisjo Koers, Advisor Smart & Digital Society at Provence of South Holland

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