Smart City 2017 Edition

Smart & Safe City Event 2017

The 7th edition of the large scale Smart & Safe City Event on 7 and 8 June offered smart and safe solutions for the city of the future. About 800 experts and colleagues inspired each other, created new ideas and learned from more than 30 practical cases and failures. Some topics:

What will cities look like in 30 years | Smart Mobility – Data- Energy – Safety  and Resilience Challenges |
How to upscale Smart City projects | 
Successful collaborations | National/regional Smart City strategies

Program: 7th of June 


9.30 –  Opening by Conference Chair

Jim Stolze, Innovation Expert, Television presenter RTL Z

Saskia Bruines09.45 – Welcome by Saskia Bruines – Alderman city of The Hague



Be inspired by the City of 2050

Peter Schwartz10.00 – What does our future city look like? And how to react to this change in time?

Keynote Speech by Peter Schwartz, American futurist, innovator, author, and co-founder of the Global Business Network, Vice President Salesforce


Why do we need Smart & Safe Cities?

10.20 – The urgency for Smarter & Safer Cities

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


Lamberto Zannier10.40 – Local Approaches to Global Challenges

Keynote Speech by Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, former UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

11.00 – Coffee break at the Smart & Safe City Innovation Playground

Amy Aussieker11.30 – Highlights USA Smart City Strategy

Keynote Speech by Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, a unique public private plus collaboration that is leading Charlotte, the largest city in the State of North Carolina, to become a global Smart City model. The White House announced Envision America, as part of their Smart Cities Initiative announcement.

11.45 – Smart companies

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

12.00 – All Around the table 

Morning speakers talk about the challenges and opportunities. Also the audience can ask questions and interact.

12.30 – Lunch at the Smart & Safe City Innovation Playground

13.00 – Innovation café Smart Cities (optional)

Meet startups, corporates, cities and knowledge institutions at the Innovation café Smart Cities that is organized by RVO. At the Innovation café Smart Cities you learn more about smart city developments, networks and funding possibilities from best practices as the Centre of Expertise Smart Sustainable cities, RDM Rotterdam and Online platform Smart Cities.

13.30 – 16.00 Round Table Sessions

During every round, you can choose:

  • round table session about smart city projects (more information: click on the orange box below)
  • a Smart & Safe City Challenge, where you face opportunities and threats of the city of the future. Together with other participants you search for smart solutions for challenges in cities.
  • a Start up battle

Three rounds: 13.30-14.15 | 14.15-15.00 | 15.30-16.00. Give yourself a coffee break from 15.00 to 15.30.

  1. Smart Cities Strategies in the USA
    Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, a unique public private plus collaboration that is leading Charlotte, the largest city in the State of North Carolina, to become a global Smart City model
  2. How circular is your city? > Introducing the Circle Intro Dashboard
    Annerieke Douma, Director Program & Business Development at Circle Economy, Amsterdam, developer of the Circle Intro Dashboard: a digital tool for cities to self-assess their level of circularity in terms of several key elements of the circular economy
  3. Stadium Galgenwaard: The Healthy phygital experience
    Brigitte Hulscher
    , Proces Manager, Senior Advisor Smart Cities Strategies and Economy, City of Utrecht
  4. Strategies and new challenges with Data sharing and Open Data in Smart cities
    Fanny Goldschmidt, Business Developer at OpenDataSoft
  5. How does IoT Technology support the development of Smart Cities?
    – A disruptive B2C gamification approach for the city: smartMi(laan)-Barilla case
    – How can IoT help local businesses position themselves versus global retail chains?
    – Collaboration between public institutions and private companies: building a strategy for the future together.
    Simona Castelnuevo, Project Manager SmartMi (Smart Milaan), Comarch
  6. The Smart Internet of Things value
    Robert Heerekop, IoT Consultant at IOTC360
  7. The Benefits of Electrified Transport forSmarter & Safer Cities
    – Zone-Management / Safety zones
    – Indoor bus stops
    – Combined charging solutions
    Raymond Janssen, Account & Product Manager Public Transport at Volvo Group The Netherlands B.V.
  8. The use of data science for the detection of organised and subversive crime
    Xander Beenhakkers, Head safety at the city of Zoetermeer
  9. The first circular-built industrial park
    How all theories of circular building come together in 1 industral park. Including circulair business models and circular procurements.
    Peter-Paul van den Berg, Directeur Kamp C and Founder The District of Tomorrow, Province of Antwerp
  10. The implementation of the cyberresilience strategy for the city & harbor of Rotterdam, based on ‘building blocks’, crucial ingredients for a city strategy
    Marly Coenders, Senior Strategic Advisor city of Rotterdam
  11. From car ownership to car use: building for the future
    Based on a number of cases (Utrecht subject to reserve) we share knowledge about projects already submitted with a flexible mobility concept and urban parking policy and discuss conversations
    Martien Das, Senior Advisor Climate Policy and Mobility, Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of the Netherlands)
  12. Philips Lighting: Public private partnership to enable safe smart city of the future
    – How can the cities‘ organizational structure cope with the cross vertical Smart City initiatives?
    – Which business model(s) do cities prefer for the smart city infrastructure (e.g. owned by municipalities, owned by private entities with full service contracts towards cities)?
    – How can cities secure, that they can accept and handle future smart city innovations?
    Bram Joosen, Senior Concept Business Architect Public Spaces & Living Lab department at Philips Lighting Research
    Tom Verhoeven, Concept Business Architect Project Manager Smart Public Spaces at Philips Lighting Research

The Digitalization of the Next City

Ger Baron16.15 – Digital Transformation – The impact of technology on Future Cities

Keynote Speech by Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer at city of Amsterdam

The Sustainable Healthy City

James Ehrlich16.40 – The future of resilient eco villages, first Pilot of the ReGen Village is in Almere

Keynote Speech by James Ehrlich, Senior Technologist, Stanford University, Founder ReGen Villages, a unique example of a self sufficient city

17.05 – Smart Cities and the Energy Transition

The need to develop low-carbon cities

  • The importance of the emerging Energy Cloud to smart city goals
  • How cities are shaping the energy future
  • How cities and the energy sector can work together to accelerate the creation of more sustainable cities

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

Debra Lam17.30 – Building a Smart Cities Ecosystem

Keynote Speech by 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

17.50 – Closure of Day 1

Hal24k will be giving away five copies of the Smart Cities book by Anthony Townsend

18.00 – ‘Not so smart after party’ @ Beachclub BLISS Scheveningen – 5 minute walk

Smart & Safe City Event | Program: 8th of June

08.00 – Philips Lighting VIP breakfast (invitation only)


09.00 – Opening by Conference Chair

Jim Stolze, Innovation Expert, Television presenter RTL Z

09.15 – Be Smart, be Cyber Secure

Keynote Speech by Mark de Groot, leading the ethical hacking team of KPN, is specialized into performing advanced ethical hacking exercises where the physical, human and cyber security comes together to simulate various types of attacks

Yori Kamphuis09.30 – Smart Cities and internet of things

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

Sjoerd Louwaars09.45 – Humanity X, leveraging the Data Revolution for the benefit of humanity

Keynote Speech by Sjoerd Louwaars, Program manager Entrepreneurship at Leiden University and Founder of the Changemakers Lab, one of the partners of HumanityX, leading organisations working in the peace, justice and humanitarian sector to spearhead digital innovations to increase their impact on society

10.00 – Choose 1 of 5 Bootcamps: for social and economic impact in Cities

During one of these 2 hour bootcamps you’ll hear inspiring keynotes, front running cases and you have the opportunity to debate with your fellow experts and colleagues about the opportunities and challenges within each specific interest. Tip: make sure you register soon; each bootcamp allows max. 40 attendees.

Don’t worry, you can switch between cases in Bootcamps…

Bootcamp Smart Society and Economy
  • Citizen empowerment
  • Social innovation
  • Living labs
  • Co-creation
  • Urban leadership
  • Business models
  • Upscaling of projects
  • Public private partnerships

Jim Stoltze, Innovation Expert, Television presentor

Olha Bondarenko, Strategic Advisor, City of Eindhoven

Gaby Rasters, Strategic Advisor, City of Eindhoven

Elia Hernando, Project Manager Media Urban, Spain

Sjoerd Louwaars, Program manager Entrepreneurship at Leiden University and Founder of the Changemakers

Bootcamp Smart Data, Technology and Cyber Security
  • Predictive analyses
  • Open data
  • Big data
  • Internet Of Things
  • Sensors,
  • Cyber security,
  • Privacy cloud computing,
  • Artificial intelligence

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

Richard Franken, Director The Hague Security Delta, the largest safety and security cluster in Europe, where governments, corporates and knowledge institutions work together in the field of resilience, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure and cyber security

Bart Rosseau, Chief Data Officer at the city of Ghent

Pieter Jansen, CEO Cybersprint

Mark de Groot, leading the ethical hacking team of KPN

Bootcamp Smart Mobility
  • Self driven cars
  • Car sharing
  • Electric vehicles
  • Intelligent transport
  • Big data
  • Sustainable mobility

Ab Oosting, Advisor Innovation strategy smart Mobility at Metropool Region Eindhoven

Rob Winkel, Managing Consultant Ecofys – A Navigant Company

Gerwin Hop, Sustainability entrepreneur and Director Over Morgen

Bootcamp Smart Environment
  • Energy neutral, healthy environment
  • Alternative resources
  • Smart grids
  • Circular economy

Leendert van Bree, Business Developer by the Health Urban Living at the Utrecht University

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

Erlijn Mulder, Strategic Advisor Healthy Living, City of Utrecht

Bootcamp Safe City and Resilience
Safe city bootcamp
  • Urban security
  • Safe neighborhoods
  • Prevention of radicalization
  • Smart & strategic alliances of local partners
  • Protection critical infrastructure

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

Gertjan Baars, Senior Director Technology, PwC

Marcel van de Ven, Community Support Officer city of Rotterdam

Kees Zeebregts, Proces-Manager Safety House, Rotterdam Rijnmond

Paul Morsch, Prosecutor, Rotterdam

Anja Stouten, Proces-Manager, Safety House, Rotterdam Rijnmond

12.00 The importance of startups for smarter and safer cities

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

Marijn Fraanje, CIO The Hague

Jan Brink, Alderman Zwolle

12.20 – Lunch at the Smart & Safe City Innovation Playground

13.00 – Choose 1 of 3 Smart & Safe City Excursions

Want to explore and experience more smart The Hague? Join us on the guided Smart City Tour The Hague. Or visit one of our other smart and/or safe cities of the Netherlands. You will visit different locations by bus in one city in just a few hours. You don’t wanna miss out on this. Tip: make sure you register soon; each excursion allows max. 30 attendees.

Smart City Tour The Hague

Dirk van Brederode, Advisor Smart City at the city of The Hague

Excursion Smart and Resilient Harbor at Port of Rotterdam

Peter de Bruijn, Director Smart, Safe & Resilient Mainport

Cyber Security Excursion at The Hague Security Delta Campus

Hans van Loon, Community Manager Cyber Security The Hague Security Delta

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