Digital City

People get more connected and technology becomes part of our daily life. Between 2014 and 2015 there was a 27% growth of internet traffic in Amsterdam. Eleven out of fifteen Trans-Atlantic data cables are connected with or go through Amsterdam and the AMS-IX is the second largest internet exchange point in the world. In 2016 Amsterdam was ranked second in the European Digital City Index. Do you work on a smarter city? Share your technologies here!

Malou Brantjes, project manager , posted

Holland High Tech Paviljoen op Mobile World Congress

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> Werkt u in de mobiele IT-sector? Heeft u internationale ambities? Neem dan deel aan het Holland High Tech Paviljoen op het Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Van 27 februari tot en met 2 maart 2017 is Nederland vertegenwoordigd met het paviljoen.

Het MWC is met ruim 100.000 bezoekers en vele productlanceringen van toonaangevende bedrijven de belangrijkste bijeenkomst ter wereld voor de mobiele en IT-sector. Op het MWC komen vertegenwoordigers uit de hele wereld samen om ontwikkelingen binnen de mobiele sector en onderwerpen op het gebied van onder andere veiligheid en het 'Internet of Things' te bespreken.

Holland Lounge voor Starters International Business

Export biedt nieuwe kansen voor uw bedrijf. Het kan leiden tot meer omzet of het antwoord zijn op de toegenomen concurrentie op de binnenlandse markt. Met Starters International Business (SIB) helpt het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken bedrijven die de stap willen maken naar buitenlandse markten.

Speciaal voor de Starters International Business wordt een Holland Lounge samengesteld, die onderdeel is van het Holland High Tech Paviljoen. Binnen dit programma krijgen deelnemende bedrijven krijgen matchmaking, presentaties en workshops, netwerkgelegenheid en gratis toegang tot de beursvloer. Reis- en verblijfskosten zijn voor eigen rekening.

Spotlight

De Holland Lounge is een open concept, waarin ieder bedrijf de mogelijkheid krijgt voor exposure. Bij deelname aan de Holland Lounge huurt u niet zelf een stand, maar zet u uw bedrijf toch in de 'spotlight'. Het MWC is hét platform om de producten en diensten van uw bedrijf op internationaal niveau te profileren, leads te genereren, contacten te leggen en een internationaal netwerk op te bouwen.

De Holland Lounge wordt ondersteund door de RVO.nl, de Nederlandse Ambassade, het Netherlands Business Support Office Barcelona en de gemeente Den Haag.

Deelname

Het aantal plekken is beperkt. Wilt u deelnemen? Stuur dan een e-mail naar:

E: info@nbso-barcelona.com

Schrijf daarin een korte motivatie waarom uw bedrijf deel zou willen nemen aan de Holland Lounge en het SIB programma op het Mobile World Congress.

U hoort midden januari of u bent geselecteerd voor deelname. Bedrijven die voldoen aan onderstaande criteria hebben voorrang:

•Spanje is een nieuwe afzetmarkt voor uw bedrijf.
•Uw bedrijf haalt momenteel niet meer dan 25% van de omzet uit export

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Erkan Efek, informatie adviseur at Vicrea Solutions, posted

Smart Shipping traffic

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By measuring canal traffic, we can avoid traffic jams on waterways

Case study

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Maaike Osieck, Founder Mighty4 & Amsterdam Smart City Ambassador , posted

Big data can help us prevent a fire or reduce criminality!

Interesting read (Dutch only) on using big data to help cities overcome some of there challenges or be more efficient.
This is one of the topics of the new established Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. This programme equips mayors and their senior leaders with cutting-edge tools and techniques to more effectively tackle pressing management challenges faced in their cities. Through a $32 million initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University are collaborating to provide hundreds of city leaders customized executive education focused on leadership and innovation in governance.

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Anonymous posted

Smart Cities Nanotechnology Proposal

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In recent years, nanotechnology has been making considerable progress in the developed world. Manufacturing technologies — nanofacture — have been becoming more reliable and less expensive, and the number of products incorporating nanotechnology are ever-growing. Whereas ICT is the digitalization of information, nanotechnology can be viewed as the digitalization of materials, offering phenomenal potential for enhanced services, cost savings, green innovation, improved citizen health and economic development.
This development should be of considerable interest to all Local Authorities & City Planners, because entering the world of industrial nanotechnology requires much lower capital investment than traditional materials such as steel. Secondly, one of the most important industrial uses of nanomaterials, especially discrete nano-objects such as nanoparticles, nanorods and nanoplatelets, is as additives to other products. The addition of nano-objects to matrix materials can significantly enhance their qualities. For example, low- and medium-grade base (lubricating) oil can be converted to high-grade oil by the addition of certain metal nanoparticles. There are many other examples of this kind.
The message NLG wishes to convey to all cities, regardless of location, is that nanotechnology can be rapidly implanted and can significantly boost the value of products and services. Indeed the first cities to embrace the full potential of nanotechnology in regard to innovation, financial success, citizen health, clean and sustainable employment, etc., still await development. There is now a wonderful opportunity for city planners to exploit these innovations whilst focusing on greener and cleaner cities.
In order for cities to effectively unleash the potential benefits of nanotechnology, a careful assessment of existing activities is required, accompanied by an appraisal of what impacts the different aspects of nanotechnology (materials, devices (systems), metrology and so forth) could have on each of these activities.
NLG undertakes such appraisals upon request. The outcome is a comprehensive report, including data tables, and an assessment of the feasibility of implementing nanotechnology. The report can be followed-up by a teleconference or face-to-face question & answer session.
If any aspect of the appraisal needs to be followed up in specific detail, this can be undertaken in a second step, the outcome of which would be a further report.
Reports are typically delivered within 2 to 4 weeks after commissioning. They are researched and written by the scientific and technical associates of NLG. These associates have, typically, been educated and/or occupy a post at one of the world's top 10 universities. Their expertise is guaranteed. When using nanotechnology in the above described way, cities will profit from innovation, increase the health of citizens, enhanced performance of services, new business development, whilst improving competitiveness in a global market.
For more details please contact Dermott Reilly on +44 (0) 20 3287 9234 or info@nanolandglobal.com.

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Victor Banos, IoT Entrepreneur , posted

IEEE 802.11ah: A Technology to Face the IoT Challenge

Since the conception of the Internet of things (IoT), a large number of promising applications and technologies have been developed, which will change different aspects in our daily life. This paper explores the key characteristics of the forthcoming IEEE 802.11ah specification. This future IEEE 802.11 standard aims to amend the IEEE 802.11 legacy specification to support IoT requirements. We present a thorough evaluation of the foregoing amendment in comparison to the most notable IEEE 802.11 standards. In addition, we expose the capabilities of future IEEE 802.11ah in supporting different IoT applications. Also, we provide a brief overview of the technology contenders that are competing to cover the IoT communications framework. Numerical results are presented showing how the future IEEE 802.11ah specification offers the features required by IoT communications, thus putting forward IEEE 802.11ah as a technology to cater the needs of the Internet of Things paradigm.

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Sjoerd Langedijk, Researcher , posted

Looking for contacts in building area

Dear reader,

For a project of the University of Applied Sciences, we are doing research on the use of diesel generators in the Netherlands. We focus on reducing CO2 emissions by lessening the use of the generators. Building companies can profit because of lower diesel costs.

We would like to get in touch with people working in the building area or with people who can connect us to the right people. We have a few questions to ask.

Kind regards,
Sjoerd

T: 0621130423
E: Sjoerd.Langedijk@hva.nl

Beste Lezer,

Voor een onderzoeksproject in opdracht van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam, doen wij onderzoek naar het gebruik van dieselaggregaten in Nederland. Het onderzoek is gericht op het reduceren van Co2 uitstoot door het verminderen van het verbruik bij dieselaggregaten. Hiermee kunnen de dieselkosten van bouwbedrijven aanzienlijk worden verlaagd.

Graag zouden wij in contact willen komen met personen die werkzaam zijn of ons kunnen verbinden met mensen in de bouwbranche. Wij zouden graag wat korte vragen willen stellen omtrent dit onderwerp.

Alvast bedankt,

Sjoerd

T: 0621130423
E: Sjoerd.Langedijk@hva.nl

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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Amsterdam Science Park: see what the future holds

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You could say that digital connectivity was born at Amsterdam Science Park – it was the location of the first transatlantic internet connection, after all. And with connectivity continuing to surge to ever greater heights, the park has no intention of resting on its laurels.

You could say that digital connectivity was born at Amsterdam Science Park – it was the location of the first transatlantic internet connection, after all. And with connectivity continuing to surge to ever greater heights, the park has no intention of resting on its laurels.

At SURFsara, the institute that acts as a bridge between research and advanced ICT, Maurice Bouwhuis sees a promising future for Amsterdam Science Park in generating the future interactions necessary to further tomorrow’s levels of digital connectivity. “The park combines excellent knowledge institutes with a large and expanding capacity in data centres,” he explains. “We will see more and more collaborations between these institutes and the digital companies that can benefit from their research. This is exactly what we need to keep the Amsterdam area competitive as we move towards a global knowledge economy.”

He notes that the park has the experience of bringing together businesses, knowledge institutes and policy makers in order to collaborate on new solutions – a vital combination as society becomes increasingly technological. “Digital developments are extremely far-reaching,” he says. “That means we have to work together: scientists with companies and policy makers.” The Mayor of Almere, Franc Weerwind, is one of the latter group, whose members are increasingly looking to Amsterdam Science Park to see what opportunities the future holds for the whole Amsterdam region.
Digital Connectivity event
Mayor Weerwind and other policymakers attended the Digital Connectivity event which SURFsara hosted on Novemer 2nd. This initiative demonstrated the sort of interaction Maurice Bouwhuis is talking about in action, and the discussions did not stop there. “We are talking about setting up an expert centre for responsible data, new ways for data centres to be more energy-efficient, and Amsterdam’s possible role in a neutral, independent public cloud,” says Bouwhuis. He points out that the EU has just allocated 2 billion euros in funds for the European Open Science Cloud Initiative, which indicates the scale of the opportunities for research. “Amsterdam Science Park should certainly be able to take advantage of this,” he says.
The Amsterdam Economic Board
The Amsterdam Economic Board shares the park’s vision, says Willem Koeman, Business Connector Digital Connectivity. He points out that the Board sees the Amsterdam area as consolidating its position as one of Europe’s top digital centres in the future – with the help of Amsterdam Science Park. “Amsterdam is one of the world’s biggest internet hubs, and that has grown from Amsterdam Science Park,” he says. “The park has great research institutes that can give the whole Amsterdam region a leading edge when it comes to the digital future. There are lots of opportunities here.”

The park has a particular strength in its five advanced data centres, he adds. “With data centres, it’s all about expanding capacity – as is happening here at Amsterdam Science Park with Equinix and Digital Realty,” he says. “We increasingly need more space to store and transport data. Meanwhile, we also need to make our data centres as green as possible. That means finding ways for them to become more energy efficient.” The new SURFsara data centre, for example, which has the power of 10,000 modern PCs, stores the enormous heat produced by its servers and uses it for heating and cooling – so greatly reducing its environmental impact. Meanwhile Green IT, with a presence at Amsterdam Science Park, is playing a leading role in showcasing new, energy-saving solutions in IT, in line with the City of Amsterdam’s aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2025.

Also essential to maximize digital connectivity is another Amsterdam Science Park strength: data innovation. The park’s research institutes and data-driven start-ups are key in initiating potential new applications for the ever-expanding amount of available digital information, for example to support healthcare, sustainability and mobility. In the park’s new Startup Village, for example, Metrica Sports works on improving team performance through data and video analysis, while its neighbour Aiir Innovations uses artificial intelligence to create tailored solutions for a range of industrial and business problems – just two of Amsterdam Science Park’s blueprints for the digital future.

Source: Amsterdam Science Park

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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Dutch digital infrastructure: engine of economic growth and prosperity

The dutch digital economy is growing fast and is - when seen as a separate sector – already larger than many of the traditional sectors in our economy. Recent research by the national statistics bureau (CBS) found that this digital economy provides 345.000 jobs with an estimated annual growth of 7-9%. The digital infrastructure is one of the key enablers of the digital economy and allows Dutch companies to grow both nationally and on an international scale. In addition, the digital infrastructure is one of the main reasons for international digital companies to locate in the Netherlands and these companies bring substantial activities and jobs to our country.

The Amsterdam Economic Board now proudly presents the third edition of the digital infrastructure research report together with 11 partners active in digital infrastructure.
It shows how the Dutch digital infrastructure and the digital ecosystem as a whole are rapidly evolving and expanding. With internet traffic growing 22% annually, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) still being one of the largest internet exchanges in the world, and a colocation market that grows almost 15% annually, the Dutch digital infrastructure is the foundation of a strong national and international internet economy. Of wich nearly 70% of the infrastructure is located in the Amsterdam area.

Although well positioned as a first mover and differentiator internationally, this does not mean the current growth and high desirability of the Dutch digital infrastructure sector will continue unabated. A combination of factors need to be aligned in order to sustain and expand our leading position. As the recommendations of this report show, there is still a lot that can and must be done to maintain and safeguard our position.

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Teun Wagenaar, business developer at Olisto, posted

Meet us on the first Triggi Discovery Day upcoming saterday

Connect your devices, apps and services to Triggi and make them all work together.

How? By creating your own rules. Build real time connections between multiple devices, apps and services. Triggi works with Philips Hue, Nest, Netatmo, Toon thermostat and many other services.

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Jolanda Tetteroo, Researcher / Project manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Co-Creating Responsive Urban Spaces

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The rapid developments of smart sensoring kick-started a new industry. However, in relation to public space, sensors are mainly used in interactive objects as part of cultural or temporal exhibitions like the Amsterdam Light Festival and Glow in Eindhoven. The Co-ReUS project aims to bring these kind of objects into the challenges of spatial design of public space.

Do you have a question, are you interested to join and/or would you like to follow the project via Newsletters? Please send an mail to project manager Jolanda Tetteroo via j.i.a.tetteroo @ hva.nl (remove spaces)

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Viktor Bos, Business Connector at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Prepare scholars in secondary vocational education to become self-employed.

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The Dutch Creative Sector contains relatively many vocational educated people. Half of them are self-employed. Education doesn't match this trend. The program New Creative Starters developed a trajectory with a great amount of events and a supporting digital learning environment. These offer the secondary vocational scholars a great interdisciplinary creative network and prepares them for a career as a self-employed entrepreneur.

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Viktor Bos, Business Connector at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Werkloos talent begeleiden naar kansrijke sectoren

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Werkloze jongeren en ondernemers uit branches met een tekort aan werknemers hebben moeite om elkaar te vinden. Brug Onderwijs – Arbeidersmarkt en Startersbeurs versoepelt de overgang voor werkloos talent naar kansrijke sectoren. Wapens in de strijd: Startersbanen, Scholingsvouchers en een Startersbeurs.

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Maaike Osieck, Founder Mighty4 & Amsterdam Smart City Ambassador , posted

Any plans for you Friday evening yet?

Interesting documentary @Pakhuis de Zwijger on the past and future of internet!

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Amsterdam Data Science and Elsevier Sign Long-Term Collaboration Agreement to Boost Local Data Science Scene

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Focus on applying latest technology to search, share and reuse data

Amsterdam, 1 November 2016 – Network organization Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) today signed an agreement with scientific information solutions provider Elsevier aimed at advancing data science research and education in Amsterdam. Both parties are embarking on a number of joint projects that will enable data scientists to access and share data and use the latest technology to collaborate and advance the field of data science together.

Kajsa Ollongren, Alderperson and deputy mayor of the City of Amsterdam, supports the initiative: “The partnership between Elsevier and Amsterdam Data Science is great news for Amsterdam as it helps us to further develop the city as a hub in data science and attracting international technology talent. Seeing our best educational and research institutes teaming up with Netherlands-based multinational science & health data company Elsevier will boost Amsterdam’s international competitive position and improve the overall data tech climate in the greater Amsterdam metro area.”

ADS and Elsevier will collaborate together on several fronts, including research and development, joint promotion of Amsterdam as a data science center, and data science talent development. This partnership marks the first long-term collaboration agreement signed by ADS, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam, VU University, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.

“Business and society are generating and storing more data than ever before”, said Prof. Marcel Worring, Director of the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. “The most-heard questions across sectors are how to find and use that data to gain new insights and make informed decisions, but also how to enable reproducibility of the data, deploy semantic technologies and create a safe data sharing environment. Answering these questions requires a multi-stakeholder approach involving partners from academics, business and society. ADS bundles these forces. In Elsevier we’ve found a partner that has a proven track record in deploying technology to analyze data, enable data sharing and reuse and facilitate collaboration among researchers.”

“As a global technology company, we’re engaging in data science and big data collaborations around the world”, said Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President Global Academic Relations at Elsevier. “But our company has its roots and its head office in the Netherlands so it’s exciting to collaborate with ADS and local institutions to help develop our home city as a national and international data science hub, making it an even more attractive place for data science researchers. In addition to contributing to ADS’ goals ourselves, we’re looking forward to learn a lot from the companies and knowledge institutes that are part of the ADS network. Advancing data science is a multi-stakeholder endeavor.”

A number of projects have already started. These are focused on improving data search and reproducibility of research that will ultimately result in higher quality research outcomes. These projects entail:

* Developing better methods and infrastructure to share data for scientific experiments, ensuring better reuse of data in a safe and trusted manner.
* Developing new search and discovery technologies for searching data underlying scientific experiments.
* Applying knowledge graph technology to, for instance, help researchers find funding for their research or identify new relations that were previously not detectable.

Both parties have committed to developing new projects together in the years to come, among other things providing corporate work experience programs for grad students and post-docs at Elsevier, and specialized Elsevier staff engaging in teaching the next generation data scientists.

More information: http://amsterdamdatascience.nl/news/ads-elsevier-sign-long-term-collaboration-agreement/

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Paul van Heel, Marketing Communication Manager at SIM-CI, posted

CI Summit | Disruptive Technology & Critical Infrastructures

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The CI industry faces unprecedented challenges (replacing legacy assets, meeting 2020 goals, countering cyber crimes) and is on the brink of a tech revolution which will have a disruptive effect on how CI owners and asset managers operate.

CI Industry Summit November 10 2016,

Since CI networks are interwoven and interdependent, collaboration between CI owners, governments and technology partners is key. This asks for sharing asset data and knowledge in a trusted but open environment. SIM-CI invites you to embark on a joint expedition, exploring the future of CI asset management and Resilient Smart City Design.

For additional information and sign up, please visit <http://sim-ci.com/summit2016/>

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AYA Nuray Gokalp, Founder at Amsterdam Tech City => Global Tech City, posted

AI &The City

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“AI & The City” Artificial Intelligence (AI)

9:00-17:00 uur maandag 7 november Raadzaal Stadhuis Amstel 1 Amsterdam

Programma

09:00 – 09:30 Registratie

09:30 – 09:45 Gemeente Amsterdam > Nuray Gokalp > opening

09:45 – 10:00 SalesForce > Chet Chauhan > Einstein

10:00 – 10:15 Gemeente Amsterdam > Gert Zwagerman > Stadsarchief

10:15 – 10:30 Scyfer > Tijmen Blankevoort

10:30 – 11:00 Pauze

11:00 – 11:15 Gemeente Amsterdam > Lizann Tjon > Smart Mobility

11:15 – 11:30 Vrije Universiteit > Students > Smart Mobility as a Service

11:30 – 11:45 Waternet > Rob van Putten

11:45 – 12:00 Global Smart City Community Coalition Paul Voskuilen

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:15 Gemeente Amsterdam > Aik van Eemeren > FutureGov

13:15 – 13:30 InnoValor > Ruud Kosman > DigitalWe

13:30 – 13:45 Gemeente Amsterdam > Tamas Erkelens > Stad In Balans

13:45 – 14:00 Nano-Lit > Sarah Morgan

14:00 – 14:30 Pauze

14:30 – 14:45 Civic Tech Amsterdam > Katalin Gallyas

14:45 – 15:00 Philips > Rob IJff

15:00 – 15:15 Sentensor > Marc Hendrickx

15:15 – 15:30 Gemeente Amsterdam > Nuray Gokalp > afsluiting

15:30 – 16:30 Borrel

Wat?

Kansen van technologische trends Artificial Intelligence (AI) voor lokale overheid verkennen. Samen met nationale en internationale experts de mogelijkheden en onmogelijkheden onderzoeken voor de Gemeente Amsterdam.

Hoe?

Koppelen van maatschappelijke vraagstukken en oplossingen. Vraagstukken worden gepresenteerd door ambtenaren van de Gemeente Amsterdam. Oplossingen worden gepresenteerd door experts van andere overheidsinstellingen, kennisinstellingen, stichtingen, bedrijfsleven, grote bedrijven, MKB, startups, scaleups en freelancers. Presentaties zijn blokken van 15 minuten, waarvan 10 minuten presenteren aan publiek en 5 minuten interactieve vraag & antwoord.

Wie?

  • Ambtenaren van de gemeente Amsterdam en overheidsinstellingen
  • Experts op het gebied van Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Kennisinstellingen (universiteiten, hogescholen, etc.)
  • Stichtingen, NGO’s
  • Bedrijfsleven
  • Startups & Scaleups
  • Freelancers

(50% overheid + 50% “rest”)

Contact

Nuray Gokalp
Mobiel +31(0)6-46068985
Email <n.gokalp@amsterdam.nl>
Twitter & Instagram @NurayG
LinkedIn NurayGokalp
Skype Nuray.Gokalp

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Amsterdam Tech City (YouTube MeetUp)

meld je aan >> amsai1.eventbrite.com

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