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Pakhuis De Zwijger, Communicatie at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

VPRO presenteert: De digitale impact

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Praat aan de hand van vier recente 2Doc-documentaires mee over de digitalisering van ons leven.

Aan de hand van de vier documentaires: The Cleaners, Bewaren, More Human than Human en Ubiquity verkennen we de steeds verdergaande digitalisering van het leven. Je hoeft de documentaires hiervoor niet gezien te hebben, meepraten kan altijd! Naar aanleiding van deze documentaires die de VPRO dit najaar uitzendt praten we door over hoe verborgen krachten in dit digitale tijdperk ons bestaan steeds meer beïnvloeden. Van de onzichtbare netwerken die ons omringen tot wie er bepaalt wat wij online te zien krijgen. Betekent ‘bewaren’ in deze tijd iets anders dan vroeger? Wat gebeurt er als robots zichzelf steeds verder ontwikkelen en verbeteren, zonder dat wij dat door hebben? En is het wel echt nodig om altijd en overal online te zijn. Een gesprek over de betekenis van technologie in ons leven.

Voor meer informatie over de documentaires kijk op www.vpro.nl/digidocs.

The Cleaners
Twee jonge Duitse filmmakers slagen er in om toegang te krijgen tot een van de beter bewaakte geheimen van Facebook. 2Doc: The Cleaners geeft een inkijk in de verborgen wereld van de digitale schoonmaak waar wordt verwijderd wat ‘men’ niet goed vindt: geweld, pornografie, politieke boodschappen. Wie bepaalt wat we te zien krijgen en dus hoe we onze gedachten vormen?

More Human than Human
Wat betekent het om te leven in een tijdperk van intelligente machines? Kunstmatige Intelligentie (KI) is overal en we hebben er, veelal onbewust, al een relatie mee. We vinden het bijvoorbeeld doodnormaal dat we kunnen praten tegen onze telefoon en dan ook nog antwoorden krijgen. Maar wat betekent het als KI nog verder ontwikkelt?

Zullen liefdesrelaties met een algoritme normaal worden? Omdat het een betere partner is, meer invoelend dan een mens ooit kan zijn? Of is het juist potentieel de grootste bedreiging voor de mens, waar onder andere Stephen Hawking en Nick Bostrom voor waarschuwen? Zal KI, zo oneindig veel slimmer, beter connected en mogelijk ook zelfbewust, uiteindelijk de mensheid overbodig maken?

Bewaren
Waarom bewaren we dingen, wat zit daarachter? En zijn we beter af als we niets meer fysiek bewaren en alles alleen nog in de ‘cloud’ te vinden is? Zolang ze zich kan herinneren bewaart Digna Sinke van alles, variërend van suikerzakjes tot oude kranten. Samen met haar moeder (92) probeert ze te achterhalen waar die behoefte vandaan komt. De bewaarde dingen blijken tijdmachines die herinneringen boven brengen die ver weg zijn geraakt, maar meteen weer springlevend worden.

En toch is er iets aan het veranderen. De digitalisering heeft een heel andere manier van leven mogelijk gemaakt. Digna gaat op zoek naar de nieuwe mens, bij wie het niet meer om materiële dingen gaat, maar om ervaringen: digitale nomaden en minimalisten die alleen nog een paspoort, bankpasje, laptop en telefoon bezitten.

Ubiquity
Het internet sluit zich steeds verder om ons heen, met het doel uiteindelijk iedereen, overal altijd te bereiken. Maar sommige mensen verdragen de straling van de draadloze netwerken niet en voelen de onzichtbare pulsen in hun lichaam. Zijn zij de kanaries in de kolenmijn?

De briljante Zweedse ingenieur Per Segerback stond aan de wieg van de smartphone bij Ericsson. Nu leeft hij al 18 jaar in het bos, omdat hij ziek werd van de straling. Ook Asaka in Japan en Anouk in Nederland hebben last van de straling van het onzichtbare web van smartphones, zendmasten en slimme apparaten. Is er voor hen nog plek op deze planeet als, straks met 5G en verder, alles en iedereen door een draadloos web verbonden wordt?

Language: Dutch

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Mick Jongeling, Digital Transformation Designer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

DSS Mic Drops #7 - Be Your Own Robot

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MIC DROPS
The DSS Mic Drops are inspirational, interactive, provocative master classes given by expert researchers and practitioners, on topics that relate to design, tech, societal challenges and how we can make the world a better place by integrating technology more wisely and humanely.

Be your own robot - What if AR glasses define what you see and do?
Apps and algorithms are already playing a significant role in today's world. What is going to be our role, once we start wearing AR glasses that promise to guide us through life in the most optimal and efficient way?

SANDER VEENHOF
Augmented reality artist Sander Veenhof works on projects where the digital and physical space meet, and engage with local data and humans. His projects invite people to reflect on technology beyond its standard application and relate it to social and societal impact.

http://sndrv.nl/

Talk: Be your own robot - what if AR glasses define what you see and do?
Speaker: Sander Veenhof, AR artist
Date: October 17
Time: 17:00 - 18:30 (including Q&A and Debate)
Drinks: 17:30
Venue: Studio HvA: http://www.hva.nl/locaties/hva-locaties/niet-les-locaties/studio-hva.html

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Daniel Burgers, Stagiair programmamaker Economie, Democratie en Onderwijs at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

Uitnodiging voor het programma: Tech for Good - over de strijd voor een vrij internet

Wij van Pakhuis de Zwijger nodigen de community van Amsterdam Smart City graag uit voor het programma van 26 oktober om 20:00, genaamd Tech for Good. Technologische veranderingen gaan snel. Zo snel, dat zowel overheden als burgers de controle dreigen te verliezen. We staan als samenleving op een kruispunt: willen we toestaan dat technologie onze samenleving beheerst, of willen we dat de samenleving de technologie in handen heeft? In gesprek met Marietje Schaake, Melanie Rieback en Giulietta Marani over de strijd voor een vrij internet.

Amsterdam Smart City sluit aan bij het publiek dat er deze avond zal zijn, en uw organisatie heeft wellicht ook interesse in de verschillende perspectieven die deze avond aan bod komen.

Als u nog verdere vragen heeft, beantwoorden wij deze graag.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Daniel Burgers
Stagiair programmamaker Economie, Democratie en Onderwijs

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 181 K, 1019 HC Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 6 246 380 |
daniel@dezwijger.nl | www.dezwijger.nl | www.stedenintransitie.nl

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

A conversation with Jamie Susskind on the tech revolution and the future of politics

Martin Stewart. Weeks. twittered this interesting read. It is an apt rendition of the thesis that, unless the #DigitalTransformation project has something useful to say or add to these political, structural, institutional questions, it won’t be worth much.

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Sabrina Zaini, posted

Digi.Bio is offering several internships

Digi.Bio is a biotech startup with big dreams. We are looking for a young and ambitious team to join us in our mission to reprogram biology. We have three internship positions open:
- Design
- Engineering
- Business/Finance
Read more about the vacancies and sign up:
Design - https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSr4CPTDRgoYJUDEhB-LlkJDOLQwHP98MXtFfohO2-PKooJbR3p1UtVUAq1knykfMHEaAYiQA6BpRtR/pub

Engineering: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRokue8ippDJzu6g5ZWnUQ99jQLGuwtwOd9TuvJJRAt1UquNuT-bMmLv2yPUoRcLajulstZWcGmlHGg/pub

Business/Finance: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRO9xE7gMRQ-cGiMSg8oZ9wZPoHJj42KOw8IVY9p3GcTok88z9MjZ0NvuTebKPfHpB7JQBg6A6ERtpr/pub

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Giovanni Stijnen, Senior project manager at NEMO Kennislink, posted

Looking for: Digital City Experts for Inscience Festival

NEMO Kennislink verzorgt dit jaar een NEMO City Lab evenement tijdens het Inscience festival in Nijmegen. https://www.insciencefestival.nl/. Jaarthema van Inscience 2018 is AI. Inscience is een kwalitatief hoogstaand festival met (inter) nationale gasten en sprekers.

We zoeken experts - bij voorkeur op het gebied van AI in de stad – die willen deelnemen in onze activiteiten. Dat kan zijn als spreker in onze mini colleges of expert bij verschillende interactieve discussie formats. NEMO City Lab is laagdrempelig, speels en gericht op het betrekken van burgers bij stedelijke vraagstukken.

Inscience 2017 aftermovie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBEhnDOjtss

Wat we vragen
Je gaat als expert onder begeleiding van ons team met bezoekers van het festival in gesprek over AI in de stad. Dat gebeurt op zaterdag 10 en zondag 11 november. Het programma duurt 4 uur en loopt naar verwachting van van 12 – 16 uur. Je bent niet 4 uur continue bezig, er is voldoende ruimte voor pauzes.

Wat we bieden
Wij voorzien je van lunch, koffie en thee. Je krijgt een festival pas waarmee je toegang hebt tot het festival. We bieden geen gages, wel een klein bedankje, reiskosten vergoeding en mocht het nodig zijn kunnen wij overnachting in Nijmegen voorzien.
Verder zorgen wij voor vermelding van alle deelnemers en hun organisaties in promotie uitingen en reportages.

Heb je interesse? Stuur dan vóór 8 okt. een mail o.v.v. Expert AI Inscience naar Giovanni Stijnen: Stijnen@e-nemo.nl

Wat is NEMO City Lab: bekijk hier een sfeerimpressie van een eerdere editie.
https://www.nemokennislink.nl/pagina/nemo-city-lab-x-roef/

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Tomo Kihara, Creative Coder at Waag, posted

Looking for play-testers @ Escape the Smart City

Hello, this is Tomo Kihara, design student graduating from TU Delft.
I am looking for play-testers for my graduation project: Escape the Smart City
It is an escape-room style game where participants have to escape from smart AI surveillance in the city.

It is on September 24, Monday 16:00 - 17:30 at Waag (Niewmarkt 4), 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central.

If interested please contact me.
I work a lot with urban playful intervention and check my other stuff here : www.tomokihara.com

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

We Proudly Present Our Partners: Part #9 Waag

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In June we kicked off a new phase of Amsterdam Smart City. More partners than ever are pooling their networks, knowledge and skills. Who are they? We will present some of them one by one. Waag: 'Amsterdam should be an innovative frontrunner with a focus on the ethical and principled development of smart city technology.'

What is the main reason for you to join the open collective Amsterdam Smart City?

Waag joined the Amsterdam Smart City collective because we believe that inclusive and open innovation only can happen with cooperation between all stakeholders involved, with an important role reserved for the citizen. Waag represents a critical, but constructive voice in the development of a smart and shared Amsterdam.

What is your ambition for the city and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area?

Waag wants Amsterdam to be an innovative frontrunner with a special focus on ethical and principled development of new smart city technology. Innovative technology should serve the citizens of Amsterdam. According to the "Amsterdam Approach”, we want to create educated, involved and empowered citizens and involve these citizens in the development of smart city solutions.

What do you think is the biggest challenge for the city and the region in the future?

Waag wants to give back control to the citizens, and give them the tools to manage their environment, personal data and privacy in the development of city of the future.

How do you see the role of the residents and citizens in your plans?

The residents of Amsterdam play an pivotal and essential role in our approach to innovation. Through co-creation, we invite citizens to give input, create, and lend their expertise for the development of open, fair and inclusive technology.

What do you hope to work on in the upcoming years?

In the context of the Smart City Waag is active with several projects on a broad spectrum of topics, such as personal data ownership (DECODE), citizen science (Amsterdam Smart Citizen Lab), maker education (Maakplaats 021), commons (Chamber of Commons), and much more.

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Andrea Ordonez, Communication Manager , posted

Intel AI® DevCamp Series - Amsterdam

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Calling all AI, Machine Learning experts, and Python developers in Amsterdam!

We're excited to invite you to the Intel AI DevCamp hosted by Intel in Amsterdam at the Wicked Grounds Venue on October 27, 2018. During this full-day conference, AI experts will spend time talking about AI and Machine related topics while showcasing Intel's new AI portfolio.

Our goal is to gather AI and Machine learning experts from all over the Amsterdam Region. You will profit from a hands-on experience approach and by the end of the conference, you will be able to build deep learning solutions with AI optimized Caffe and Tensorflow using the Intel® AI DevCloud! Sign up to learn more about @intelsoftware all while meeting interesting AI experts!

If you're interested in this free conference check out the website and signup here: http://bit.ly/IntelAIDevCampSeriesAmsterdam

Event on Oct 27th
Richelle Schreurs, Marketing Manager , posted

Big Data Expo

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Big Data Expo, the leading two-day expo for big data solutions

On 19 & 20 September the fourth edition of Big Data Expo will be hosted at Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The only event in the Netherlands specifically focussing on applying big data and creating new insights and value. Big Data Expo not only offers an expo floor for 85 exhibitors to present their big data solutions, but an extensive high-quality presentation programme as well. A visit to the two-day expo will provide you with all the tools you need to further improve and optimise your big data expertise.

Once again, this year’s expo revolves around sharing knowledge, with inspiring speakers from companies such as Bol.com, Achmea, VodafoneZiggo, Picnic, TNO, Dutch National Police Force, CZ, NN, Booking.com and Basic-Fit taking the stage.

The main goal of Big Data Expo is uniting data professionals – from different big data fields and of different levels – with exhibitors and speakers. A two-day event to share knowledge and expertise with a big group of specific visitors who are looking for solutions to analyse the huge stream of data and make it relevant. Because becoming inspired and receiving the proper tools is of invaluable importance for making progress.

Visit the Big Data Expo for free.

Event from Sep 19th to Sep 20th
Katja Berkhout, Director International , posted

Connecting The StartupDelta, Tel Aviv

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Business & Innovation Mission “Connecting the StartupDelta”
for Corporate Venture, Startups, Scale ups, Accelerators, Regional Agencies, Investors to Tel Aviv & DLD

When: Monday 3 -Thursday 6 September 2018
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
For: Dutch innovation ecosystem: Corporate Venture, Investors, Accelerators, Regional Innovation Agencies and start-ups/scale up companies

Main focus: DLD conference, Convoy of StartupDelta with Prince Constantijn as speaker, network event by Dutch Embassy

Organization: StartupDelta and PerspeXo, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy

Purpose of this trip is to establish meaningful connections and business relationships to the global innovation system present at/around DLD, the important players in the Israeli ecosystem and to build a strong Dutch StartupDelta brand. We will use the DLD conference, program and smaller business events around DLD to create tailor made programs to meet the demands of the individual participants and to effectively use the collective marketing/branding of the Dutch ecosystem. The participants of this Trade Mission are part of the convoy of StartupDelta, and will be part of the booklet created for DLD, pro-active assistance is given to create a tailor made program fitting individual organizations wishes. Together with the Dutch Embassy a network event will be hosted.

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Freek Bomhof, consultant data science at TNO, posted

Big Data meets Applied AI

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The "Big Data meets Applied AI" gives an overview of the state of the art in applications of Big Data and AI. Contributions from academy, industry (corporate and SME) and government address the most recent developments of "what's cooking". The Big Data track consists of fast paced pitches (3 minutes each) that will give the audience a good and quick overview.

PROGRAM
>> Keynote presentations:
Keynote by Prof. N. Helberger Natali Helberger, Professor of Information Law from the University of Amsterdam, is a member of the Steering Board of the VWData program. She will discuss responsible value creation with data, and how Fair, Accurate, Confidential and Transparent (FACT) data science supports that.
More keynotes to be announced soon.

>> Break-out sessions in application areas:
- Defence and National Security,
- Personalized Health,
- Mobility and Data Driven Logistics,
- ICT and Cyber and
- Small Big Data Congress with pitches with pitches providing an overview of practical and innovative applications based on big data.

The pitches will be selected on the themes FACT (Fairness, Accuracy, Confidentiality and Transparency), and FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability).

The call for pitches is now open: contact Mike Wilmer via mike.wilmer@tno.nl to present your Big Data research, dilemma, solution, application or model at the Small Big Data Congress!

>> Network event with several Applied AI and Big Data demonstrations and poster presentations

Event on Sep 27th
Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

TechConnect

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As part of the TechConnect action programme, a number of initiatives are being launched to increase equal opportunities in the tech sector by making related study programmes and tech jobs accessible to everyone. In practice, this means that thousands of women, people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods and owners of SMEs will be trained to become coders, data analysts, growth hackers, UX designers or tech administrators.

For more information, visit the website: <https://techconnect.city/>

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

WeMakeThe.City | Urban Conference: Next Generation Cities

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The question ‘Who owns the city?’ has become increasingly relevant in a time where data and technology influence cities all over the world. New technologies can offer solutions to urban challenges, however, citizens are rarely involved in such processes of innovation.

Amsterdam Smart City and partners organize a program that explores the necessary strategies for inclusive, democratic and responsible digital transformation. How can we enable all urban stakeholders to own and benefit from this net generation of smart cities?

This conference will take place during the WeMakeThe.City festival. Please get an account on the website first, log in and buy your tickets!

Program:
9:00 Doors open
09:00 - 10:00 Coffee & networking
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome & introduction by moderator Farid Tabarki and alderman Touria Meliani
10:15 - 10:45 Panel discussion with Francesca Bria (Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, City of Barcelona), Dr. Richard Stallman (Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project and President of the Free Software Foundation), Marleen Stikker (director of Waag)
10:45 - 11:00 Marleen Stikker, director of Waag, will discuss alternative strategies to build open, fair and inclusive technologies.
11:00 - 11:25 London’s chief digital officer Theo Blackwell outlines his Smart London Plan.
11:25- 11:50 Dan Hill, digital designer and urbanist, will elaborate on emerging trends in digital technology & transformative processes in cities.
11:50 - 12:00 Wrapping up and Q&A by moderator Farid Tabarki and Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer at City of Amsterdam
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 - 14:00 Break-out sessions
14.00 - 14.15 Break
14.15 - 15.15 Break-out sessions
15.15 - 16.00 CTO panel and wrap-up
DRINKS

This program will be followed by the Kick-off Amsterdam Smart City | the new chapter. More information here: https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/kick-off-amsterdam-smart-city--the-next-chapter

Can't make it to the confernece or the kick-off? Join one of our other activities during WeMakeTheCity! Find the program here https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/posts/we-make-thecity-is-on-its-way

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Daan van den Berg, Teacher & researcher on optimization at University of Amsterdam (UvA), posted

SmartGrid Optimization

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At the University of Amsterdam, in the course of Heuristics, we have a case on SmartGrids. The assignment involves writing algorithms to optimally configure a grid of energy consuming and producing entities.

Houses with solar panels with different outputs must be linked to batteries, all placed on a grid, with minimal wiring cost. In a later stage, alternative locations for batteries might also be obtained.

Check out the case on heuristieken.nl.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

The Road to Barcelona – The Interviews part 5: Xomnia

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In their lovely office, right next to the Prinsengracht, we met with Maarten de Schipper; partner at Xomnia. At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Xomnia will be one of the companies you should definitely meet. Read here why!

What is Xomnia’s core business?

Maarten: we see ourselves as the big data partner. No matter what your organization is doing, it is likely that your business will make use of big data in the future. With our specific skill set, we consult, train, or assist in developing specific tools by which you can analyse big data. We strive to share knowledge wherever we can, have a real impact on your business and ever emphasize on innovation. In short: we make your company data-driven.

To give an example of one initiative: in 2015, we supported the municipality of Utrecht through co-developing a tool that predicts burglary in different neighbourhoods of the city.

Who do you partner with?

In our company, we believe that it is not the size that matters. We, therefore, work with big or small organizations; locally, regionally or globally active. Although we are a relatively young company (founded in 2013), we have a vast network. Within our network, we share the developments of big data and provide tips and tops, do’s and don’ts. It is our mission to realize data-driven innovation globally. To kickstart this, we hope to establish our first foreign office next year, perhaps in Barcelona.

What do you hope to achieve during the Smart City Expo?

We hope to meet both future partners and other international businesses that operate in the same field. With them we would like to exchange experiences, best cases and worst cases, to become inspired by each other. We also want to share our experience with BigDataGemeenten (BigDataMunicipalities): a platform that connects Dutch municipalities through a series of events.

How do you prepare for the Expo?

We believe that work should also be fun. That is why we are flying in on Saturday to have a little Spanish fiesta, and take Sunday to explore Barcelona with some good tapas or paella. For the Expo, we divided clear roles in our team. For international relations and business-to-government, Kaj Gruppelaar is our man. Lisanne Rijnveld will seek opportunities to present Xomnia by holding short and powerful pitches, and I [Maarten de Schipper] hope to meet with city government officials and see how our solutions can contribute to solving their problems.

Want to get to know Xomnia better? Visit their website and come to the Holland Pavilion at the World Expo Smart Cities in Barcelona, held from the 14th to the 16th of November.

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

DECODE

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DECODE is an EU funded project to make tools that put people in control of whether they keep their personal information private or share it for the public good.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732546.

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

Amsterdam Tech City => Global Tech City

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An innovative and intuitive platform made for streamlining and forging meaningful connections between like-minded, influential, and invested partners in order to efficiently make real progress towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a better world.

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