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International Data Dilemmas - Data Centres: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

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The digitization of our society produces an exponentially increasing amount of data, which causes an increased need for data centres and connectivity. In 2030, there is expected to see a twenty-fold increase in data traffic, consuming 5% of worldwide electricity at that point. A recent report in the Netherlands has shown quite some hesitance on whether or not the foreseen rise in data centres in The Netherlands is the right way to go.

Some say data centres take up precious space, require quite some of our (green) energy and (drinking) water, and they would not create much direct employment either. The report showed that the connectivity and availability of data centres in The Netherlands at this moment would suffice for the Dutch market, as it only uses about a third of their capacity.

Critics were quick to respond and argued the economic value of accommodating data centres for big data-driven industries. Not only the economic value of high-connectivity data centres is worth mentioning, but also the security and ownership of our (European) data is a factor worth mentioning. While the demand for connectivity and data use is rising, it is necessary to prepare for decision making that takes these aspects into account. And the Netherlands, of course, is not the only country to have to do so!

In this international session of Data Dilemmas we invite you to talk about the costs and benefits of accommodating data centres, the complexity of the weighing of these aspects, and how future policies could manage these.

Program: Online event
Date: 28th of October 2021
Language: English

15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10: Introduction to challenge
16.10 – 17.00: Presentations + Q&A
17.00 – 17.20: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Speakers:

  • Wout Rensink (Province of Noord-Holland)
  • Thomas Moran (techUK)
  • Daan Terpstra (SDI Alliance)

***About the Data Dilemmas series***
The increasing need for data centres shows the speed at which the digitalization of our environment is growing, as the possibilities of using data and new technologies to address big transitional challenges are endless. We use the data to make cities safer, cleaner and more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.

Amsterdam Smart City's picture Online event on Oct 28th
Manon den Dunnen, Strategisch specialist digitale transformatie , posted

Digital Twins & Asset tracking

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2 great speakers at Sensemakers'monthly meetup;

- Armando Lucrecio (Sr. TechnIcal Program Manager @Amazon) on indoor and outdoor asset tracking;
- Aris Witteborg (Leading Professional Digital Smart Water at Royal HaskoningDHV Digital) on Digital Twins

Manon den Dunnen's picture Meet-up on Nov 17th
Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

Data & IT platforms, smart buildings and Smart Energy

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Check out FAN's most recent newsletter for 3 events in Smart Energy:

  • 1 November: webinar on the role of data & IT platforms in the smart control of buildings and devices, with TenneT, Spectral, Alliander and EnergyNXT
  • 23 November: Working conference Top Sector Energy: Increase the scale for the energy transition

  • 24 & 25 January: FLEXCON 2022 - confirmed partners

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FLOOR HvA, Marketing en Communicatie van FLOOR Cultureel Platform HvA at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Digitaliseringspubquiz met Marleen Stikker

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Welke Trump-tweet is echt en welke is nep? Hoeveel MB aan datasporen laten we per persoon dagelijks achter? En herken jij de deepfake-video? Dit soort vragen komen voorbij bij de digitaliseringspubquiz op donderdag 7 oktober. Een uur lang testen we jouw kennis over jouw digitale leven. En zoals het bij een pubquiz hoort: de bar is open (voor een gratis drankje).

Speel mee met de grote digitaliseringsquiz op donderdag 7 oktober! Kunstenaar Roos Groothuizen ontwerpt speciaal voor FLOOR een pubquiz met allerlei vragen over je digitale leven, social media, privacy en meer. Dus ben jij die tech-savvy eindbaas en denk je deze quiz met gemak uit te kunnen spelen, of ben je nog maar bij level 1 en heb je nog wel wat digital skills op te doen? Meld je dan snel aan! En o ja, Marleen Stikker - HvA Professor of Practice the all seeing eye voor digitalisering – kijkt toe.

Hoe werkt het?

Bemachtig snel een plekje door je aan te melden via onderstaand formulier. Tijdens de quiz speelt iedereen in feite netjes alleen. Maar vals spelen mag! Dus wil je als team meespelen, zorg dan dat iedereen zich aanmeldt via het formulier. Kom op de dag zelf op tijd, bemachtig een tafeltje met je team en sleep die digiprijzen in de wacht!

Programma

16:00 – 16:30 Inloop en registratie
16:30 – 16:40 Introductie van Marleen Stikker
16:40 – 17:25 Quiz
17:25 – 17:30 Prijsuitreiking
17:30 – 18:00 Borrel

Toegang is gratis, meld je aan via de link hieronder.

Masterclass / workshop on Oct 7th
Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

How the public sector can use DLTs for good

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Distributed Ledger Technologies have a lot of potential "as a visible tool that improves the lives of citizens and their communities" and the focus should be on the concrete problems that the public sector faces in delivering services to citizens

“You’re going to have to say, it improves mobility, it improves the fight against climate change, affordable housing, a better city, better participation. It’s not going to be about DLTs.” - Francesca Bria, president of the Italian National Innovation Fund

Metabolic concluded the DLT4EU program in May with the goal to drive innovation in the public sector by connecting the expertise of top-notch entrepreneurs with real-world problems, to create new solutions.

Learn more from the link below.

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Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

Wandelen naar de toekomst: de smart citizen-wandeling

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De slimme stad, wat is dat eigenlijk? Kan iets dat geen hersenen heeft slim zijn? Waag gaat er vanuit dat niet de stad, maar de burger slim is: smart citizens in plaats van smart cities. Vanaf 23 augustus kun je met het wandelpakket van Waag de smart citizen-wandeling lopen in Utrecht, Rotterdam en Amsterdam. Wandel de stadsroute en ga mee op zoek naar de sporen van de slimme stad!

Meld je aan om het wandelpakket te ontvangen. De wandeling is corona-proof en te doen wanneer het jou uitkomt.

Gijs Boerwinkel's picture Meet-up from Sep 1st to Dec 31st
Herman van den Bosch, professor in management development , posted

e-Estonia: A great example of e-government

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e-Estonia is currently the most ambitious project in technology-assisted policymaking in the world. It includes anybody involved with government and it has changed the daily life of citizens. Almost all public services are involved: Legislation, voting, education, justice, health care, banking, taxes, and police. These are digitally linked to each other via one platform. Only for marriages, divorces and real-estate transactions, a visit to the town hall is mandatory.

The country’s ICT-infrastructure has been developed by government, along with a few Estonian companies. The state has been the driving force behind this project and has attracted the best specialists of the country. Below, I mention some of the features of the project.

Infrastructure

Estonia has developed an ICT-infrastructure – the Government Cloud - that all government agencies and most companies use. This makes possible almost perfect interoperability in accordance with the highest level of IT Security Standards (ISKE).
To be protected against external cyberattacks, such as in 2007, there is a full back-up. This is in a datacenter in Luxemburg, which has an internationally accepted status as ‘embassy’.  It works under Estonian state control and can take over the most critical services seamlessly.

Data protection

Data is not stored centrally. Instead, the government data platform, X-Road, connects individual servers via end-to-end encrypted pathways. In the Estonian system any individual owns all information that is recorded about him or herand any use that is made of it is recorded.
This video explains how X-road works.

 The backbone of Estonia’s digital security is a blockchain technology called KSI. It is designed in Estonia and applied worldwide today.  It guarantees complete privacy and excludes anyone from manipulating the data. KSI blockchain technology documents all actions in the system and protects information without access to the information itself.
The technology has been developed together with Guardtime, a company founded in 2007 in Estonia, that has exporting the system globally and therefore has offices around the world.

The Dutch Judicial Information Service (Justitiële Informatiedienst) has chosen Guardtime’s KSI Blockchain technology for integrity assurance of new e-services. The blockchain integration ensures transparency, verifiability and security of the information that is processed in government systems.

Voting

Whereas most technology advanced countries still let people vote with pen and paper or use primitive voting machines, from 2007 Estonia applies e-voting for parliament election and elections at municipal level.
With e-Voting, voters can cast their vote from any computer with an internet connection anywhere in the world: During a designated period, voters log in to the system with an ID-card or Mobile-ID, and cast a ballot. To ensure anonymity, the voter’s identity is removed from the ballot before it reaches the National Electoral Commission, which counts the votes. Every system of remote voting, including traditional ballot papers sent by post, risks buying or enforcing someone’s vote. Estonia’s solution is the possibility to change his or her vote later with only the last vote counting.

Streamlining decision-making

Governmental bodies at all levels use a paperless information system – e-cabinet – that has streamlined decision making and reduced the time spent on meetings with 80%. Well before the start of a meeting, participants view the agenda items and determine their opinion. If they have objections or want to discuss the subject, they click on a box. The opinions of all participants are therefore known in advance. If there are no objections, decisions are taken without debate.
This video below demonstrates the operation of e-cabinet.

Residency program

Like many other European states, the population of Estonia is shrinking. Increasing the number of babies is complicated, so a digital residency program was launched in 2014, in style with the Estonian e-government project. Any foreigner can become Estonian resident without ever visiting the country and can participate in Estonian services, such as banking. Estonia has liberal rules for technological research and the lowest corporate tax rates in the European Union.
About 28.000 people have applied for an e-residency, including many owners of small businesses from the United Kingdom who want to be based in the EU.

The footing of e-Estonia is – according to the government – to facilitate and improve the life of citizens and to make the government more efficient. This goal certainly has been achieved. The total amount of savings is calculated at 2% of GNP.

Technology can play a role in improving the quality of the formal organization, decision making, the provision of services and the relationship with all stakeholders. In this context, concepts such as e-government (digital government) and e-governance are often used. Estonia offers a great example of e-government. For e-governance - the mutual communication between municipal authorities and citizens using digital tools - we better take Spain as an example, as I will explain in a next post.

I will regularly share with you ‘snapshots’ of the challenge to bring social and ecological sustainable cities closer using technology - if helpful. These posts represent findings, updates, and supplements of my e-book Humane cities. Always humane. Smart if helpful. The English version of this book can be downloaded for free below.

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Webinar: De rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen

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Bij ‘smart city’ gaat het niet alleen over slimme steden. Digitalisering en technologisering veranderen ook onze regio’s en dorpen. Maar wat is de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen?

Op 9 september gaan we van 16.00 – 17.15 uur daarover in gesprek met koplopers van provincies, steden en het bedrijfsleven.

Maar dat niet alleen, op 9 september verwelkomen we ook onze nieuwe partners! Onder andere de provincie Noord-Brabant ondertekent onze City Deal. We zijn heel blij met deze nieuwe aanwinst! Om het feestje compleet te maken, lanceren we die dag onze City Deal Toolbox vol met smartcitytoepassingen voor steden, dorpen én de regio.

Wanneer: 9 september, 16.00 – 17.15 uur

Waar: Online

Kosten: Gratis

Programma

16.00 uur – Welkom door Jan-Willem Wesselink (programmamanager City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’).

16.05 – Dit doen we in de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ – pitchronde met 13 instrumenten.

16. 20 – Presentatie van de Toolbox met Diana van Altena (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) en Thamar Zijlstra (NEN)

16.35 - Ondertekening van de City Deal door de provincie Noord-Brabant en door Avans Hogeschool en gesprek met Martijn van Gruijthuijsen, gedeputeerde van Noord-Brabant en met Philippe Raets, voorzitter van het College van Bestuur van Avans.

16.55 – Gesprek met koplopers uit provincie, steden en het bedrijfsleven, waaronder René Visser (VodafoneZiggo), Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City) en Frank Reniers (Agenda Stad/Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) over de rol van de regio bij smartcityontwikkelingen onder leiding van projectmanager van de City Deal, Jan-Willem Wesselink.

17.15 – Afsluiting met borrel

Over de City Deal

Binnen de City Deal werken nu zo’n 175 smartcityprofessionals aan 13 instrumenten om digitalisering en technologisering te borgen in de stad. In die borging en implementatie van de instrumenten speelt de regio een belangrijke rol en daarover gaan we op 9 september in gesprek. Meer weten over de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’? Kijk op: www.citydealslimmestad.nl.

AANMELDEN

Online event on Sep 9th
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How Smart Cities & Technology Are Evolving

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Over the centuries, each urban expansion was followed by a period of catching up to face a new, more complex reality. We still experience it today when we know that more than half a million people sleep on the streets in the United States every night and that rents are rising faster than incomes.

In London, between 1997 and 2016, the number of jobs and the population increased by 40% and 25% respectively, while accommodation capacity only increased by 15%. The average American employee's commuting time has reached new records: an average of 225 hours per year (or more than nine days in total) is spent on the road or in transport.

As in the past, the current reality and the future of a physical place requires a good understanding of the place in question. This is why the meaning of place in a city stems both from its logistical environment and from the social and emotional context that unites its inhabitants.

What smart city technonoly does in percentage

The explosion of integrated sensors, mobile devices, high-speed wireless connections, combined with exponential growth in data and sophisticated analysis tools, offers geospatial perspectives that go beyond the theoretical framework. This led to the birth of “smart cities”. McKinsey estimates that the technologies deployed by smart cities can reduce mortality by 8 to 10%, improve rescue response times by 20 to 35%, decrease travel times by 15 to 20%, decrease by 8 to 15% disease burden and 10-15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

A new generation of smart cities

Despite some setbacks here and there, on a global or national scale, metropolises, communities and neighborhoods have followed the path of progress, with more concrete results. According to many futurists, we are in the midst of a new generation of smart cities with a more pragmatic sense of city management. Cities that not only apply intelligence to their macro-systems, but seek to optimize micro-sites for global transformations.

A true smart city uses dynamic 3D digital basemaps to obtain real-time information on the condition of neighborhoods, residential areas or buildings down to the lowest level (floor, corridor and housing) or highest (above existing structures such as the roof).

By making all this information accessible to managers; police officers, firefighters and first aid personnel, public transport employees, care providers, grocers and traders, distributors, teachers, social workers, and especially to the inhabitants, each individual will be able to know where the bus is and at what time it will arrive, where a leak has occurred on the water distribution network, in which car parks there are still free spaces,

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the value of a collective city-wide solution, which involves knowing where people in difficulty are and how to help them. For Alison Brooks, a pioneer on innovative ideas:

As we have seen, a smart city must respond to four major challenges:

  • Operational Efficiency: Streamline business processes and workflows to improve decision making and locate resources for maximum benefit. The digital dashboard is the ideal tool for this. 
  • Data-driven performance: take advantage of data flows from the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices, but also sensors that are part of the city's infrastructure, vehicles and buildings, then analyze the whole this data thanks to artificial intelligence. This has made it possible to achieve concrete results such as the adaptive regulation of traffic lights, or real-time (and no longer static) decision-making at the scale of the city and professional services. 
  • Citizen involvement: Some smart cities of the first wave encountered cultural and societal obstacles in deploying the technology without asking the opinion of the inhabitants. True smart cities involve communities from the start, identifying the priorities of the inhabitants, responding to the specific concerns and needs of different groups and working for greater social equity. 
  • Planning and engineering: 3D modeling, profoundly transformed by the digital revolution and human-centered design, makes it possible to anticipate and mitigate economic, environmental or social upheavals and the resulting tensions. These cards, also known under the name of “digital twins”, take into account a multitude of elements (buildings, infrastructure, vegetation, transit, etc.) down to the smallest level (floor or room, for example). They are the underlying platform of the true smart city.

The history of our species, that is to say of human civilization, in fact merges with the history of the city ; both have the same Latin origin. The city and its systems have allowed a real concentration of resources and the emergence of an entrepreneurial spirit and collective creativity that have won over the entire planet. Thanks to powerful leaders who think outside the box and the cutting-edge tools available to us today and the lessons we have learned from this experience, we have the possibility of reinventing these systems to promote a fairer, more sustainable and more harmonious development model.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Zola Can, Editorial office & Communication at Openresearch Amsterdam at City of Amsterdam, posted

Openresearch: Make sure your theses gets read

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Are you worried that no one besides your supervisor will ever read your thesis? This year openresearch.amsterdam will publish all theses that are relevant for the greater Amsterdam area.

At openresearch already more than 2500 civil servants, academics and designers find each other’s work. The aim of the platform is to:

• Share knowledge
• Show relations between different kinds of knowledge
• Work together in research projects

A great place for students and starters to work on their own professional network in the city by sharing their work, in line with our motto: Dare to share.

Dare to share
So, is your thesis about the Herengracht in the 17th century, dyslexia in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the Amsterdam energy transition or another topic that relates to the city? Send your thesis to: openresearch@amsterdam.nl

For more information and terms and conditions, click here.

Something to share with your interns
Are you not a student, but do you work with graduating or graduated students in your organisation? Bringing this post to the attention of your colleagues is appreciated.

Note from ASC: Have a tip for Zola? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Leonardo Passos, social entrepreneur , posted

DevOps Engineering

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Helo! I am a Computing student at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology.
I wonder if you would like to partner to create a DevOps Engineering company.

Code, communication, monitor, deployment, planning, infrastructure, networks.

I'm an entrepreneur and DevOps developer.
Send an email to create a DevOps project to leonardovieira21@hotmail.com

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

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

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In our program of Tuesday July 6th Circular will meet Digital. Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects. Always in a variety of ways and in a very positive and open vibe. Invitations are sent but we're always open to adding a few new names to the list.

We host these days every 8-10 weeks. During Demodays, community members pitch projects & ask for input, and in small groups we work on concrete questions that our partners put on the table.

Pitches to explore:

• Can we unify powerful, complex tech with a democratic society? – KNVI
Subsidy opportunities for innovation partners – City of Amsterdam
• Building bridges that stimulate bike use – Pontiflex
• How to take circularity and energy into account when it comes to data storage – A’dam Economic Board

Workshops:

Circular ICT - AMS Institute & Gemeente Amsterdam
De production, purchase and use of ICT equipment happens mostly in a well known linear model. But what if we could let the end user manage their hardware in a circular way? Together we'll identify what’s needed to come up with the ideal monitor for sustainable ICT.

Materials Passport – Provincie Noord-Holland
A materials passport could truly speed up circular construction. It gives insights on what’s deconstructed when demolition is taking place and reused in new designs. The different experiences with the Cruquiusbrug and the Bruggencampus Flevoland-Floriade will serve as examples to pinpoint challenges and opportunities.

Responsible IT en data – Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Building a responsible IT System isn’t done overnight. There’re equipment choices, energy use, privacy and security. Not all aspects get the same attention which has consequences for the transparency and accessibility. We'll work with the question: How can you truly built a responsible IT system?

Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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Cristina Albesa, International Business Consultant at Integra Innovation, posted

WEBINAR: Digital Twins In Industry: How Do I Start?

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Are you wondering how to create a digital twin for your factory? How do we bring our industrial assets to digital life from the physical one?

Digital Twins are intended to transform large industrial processes. They are a disruptive technology that assures the (R)evolution of the industry and will be essential for 4.0 factories.

Gartner predicted that this year, half of the largest industrial companies would join digital twins technologies, that is, they will increase their productivity by 10%.

Will your factory be one of them?

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

Data Dilemma's: Measuring the Circular Economy

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The city of Amsterdam is developing the Monitor Circular Economy; a tool that gives strategic insights in the materials that are being used in the city and how we use them.

One of the key motivations behind the push to a circular economy is that material consumption - what we buy, build & throw away - has significant social and environmental impact abroad. And since the city has adopted the Doughnut Economics framework, these impacts need to be quantified and addressed.

Getting an overview of material flows

Measuring the circular economy is a crucial first step. We want an overview of material flows in the city and we want detailed data on how circular these flows are. So top-down and bottom-up, but each come with their own challenges:

• Detailed knowledge at a product level is difficult to obtain in a scalable way since
products are complex, there are no reporting standards or requirements, and there are many products.
• Aggregated material flow statistics are only available at a national level, not at a regional or city level.

City of Amsterdam teamed up with CBS

To tackle the top-down challenge, the city of Amsterdam teamed up with the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). By combining trade statistics and transport data in a novel way, it was possible to create datasets that show regional material flows and they’re ready to give you some preliminary results.

These results cover material flows, but do not yet include information about how ‘circular’ certain goods or sectors are. We’re looking forward to discussing different ways to include this bottom-up information in the data during this session. Though slated for development later this year, the city of Amsterdam is also eager to share some ideas and approaches on gaining insight into the ecological impact and social impact of material consumption worldwide.

Together with a panel of experts, we will discuss these challenges and share learnings and insights. As per usual, the experts will not be the only ones participating: you can too. Join this Data Dilemma’s session and feel free to participate actively in the chat. That way we’ll have a nice interactive conversation between all parties.

Join this session of Data Dilemmas on June 3rd from 16:00 till 17:30

Sign up for the Data Dillema:
Measuring the Circular Economy - How to get the full picture.

Program:Online event
Date: 3rd of June 2021
Language: English

15.50 – Digital walk-in
16.00 –16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10:Introduction to challenge
16.10 –16.45: Presentations + Q&A
16.45 –17.15: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Speakers:

  1. Jorren Bosga (city of Amsterdam); Netherlands
  2. Nina Lander Svendsen & David McKinnon (Plan Miljø); Denmark
  3. Luc Alaerts, Julie Marin & Karel van Acker (KU Leuven); Belgium

About the Data Dilemmas series
Projects like the Circular Economy Monitor show us that possibilities of using data and new technologies to address big transitional challenges are endless. We use the data to make cities safer, cleaner and more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.

Amsterdam Smart City's picture Online event on Jun 3rd
Manon den Dunnen, Strategisch specialist digitale transformatie , posted

A National Sensor registry & update synthetic media/deepfakes

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During this Sensemakers meetup Marc van Andel (Kadaster) will talk about the challenges of the National Sensor Registry that is being realized for the Netherlands. And Manon den Dunnen will share the latest insights on synthetic media. Experts believe that in a few years, 90% of the online content will be synthetic. What are the opportunities for organisations, and how about threats like deepfakes?

Manon den Dunnen's picture Meet-up on May 19th
Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Energie besparen op dataservers

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Zet je servers op eco-stand en bespaar circa 10% energie

In 2020 startte de datacenter-energiebesparingscoalitie ‘LEAP’ (Lower Energy Acceleration Program), met als doel om 20-40% energie te besparen in drie jaar tijd. De eerste LEAP Track, gericht op de inzet van bestaande technologie, heeft al mooie energie besparende resultaten laten zien. Uit pilots blijkt dat door het gebruiken van eco-instellingen op servers kan 10% energiebesparing worden behaald, zonder dat dit invloed heeft op de performance.

De LEAP-coalitie heeft samen met RVO een handleiding, genaamd ‘Happy Flow Manual’, opgesteld die systeembeheerders stap voor stap meeneemt in het gebruiken van powermanagement en virtualisatie. Het gebruik van deze instellingen belemmert de performance niet. Het instellen is relatief eenvoudig en kan in een kleine 5-10 minuten per server; ongeveer 2 uur voor een kleinere organisatie.

Wanneer: maandag 11 mei
Hoe laat: van 16.00 tot 17.00
Waar: online
Voor wie: systeembeheerders

Programma

  • Waarom aan de slag met het energieverbruik van servers. Jeroen van der Tang van NL Digital geeft zijn visie.
  • Stap voor stap toelichting van de mogelijkheden door Dirk Harryvan (Certios), één van de opstellers van de Manual.
  • Eco-instellingen en virtualisatie in de praktijk. Jelle-Eric de Vries (KPN) was betrokken bij één van de pilots en deelt zijn ervaringen.

Waarom meedoen?

Een lager energieverbruik verlaagt de energiekosten voor je organisatie. In de Metropool Amsterdam, met een grote concentratie datacenters, is een verlaging van het energieverbruik één van de manieren om een dreigende overbelasting van het energienetwerk het hoofd te bieden. Deze mogelijkheden zijn bovendien inmiddels via de Lijst Erkende Maatregelen door RVO verplicht gesteld.

We dagen alle systeembeheerders in ons netwerk uit om op alle servers de eco-stand te activeren. Samen maken we impact!

Annelies Van der Stoep's picture Masterclass / workshop on May 11th
Smart City Academy, posted

Smart City Dilemma Sessions: Smart Together

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Steden gebruiken steeds vaker technologie bij het aanpakken van maatschappelijke vraagstukken. Amsterdam heeft de kennis en expertise om zelf digitale oplossingen te ontwikkelingen maar dat lukt niet altijd in alle steden. Kleine steden hebben niet altijd de capaciteit om digitale tools te ontwikkelen en als zij dit toch willen, wordt hulp ingeroepen van externe partijen.

Dit event is de tweede in een serie van Smart City events en podcasts. Deze keer is het onderwerp Smart Together. Het doel van deze sessies is om samen een Smart City-onderwerp onder de aandacht te brengen, kennis te delen op basis van de laatste inzichten en belangrijke dilemma's te identificeren. We proberen eerst de complexiteit te omarmen, terwijl we toe werken naar oplossingen.

Wanneer: donderdag 30 juni
Hoe laat: 15.00-16.30
Voor wie: docenten, onderzoekers en andere professionals die graag meer kennis willen vergaren over het digitale samenwerken in een grote stad.

Online Programma
16.00-16.10 Introductie door Leonie van Beuken, Amsterdam Smart City
16.10-16.25 Presentatie Dilemma's ingebracht door: Boris van Hoytema (Director of the Foundation For Public Code) en Berent Daan (Directeur OIS gemeente Amsterdam) en Guido van Os (hoofddocent bestuurskunde Hogeschool van Amsterdam)
16.25-17.10 Interactieve sessie over dilemma's in samenwerken in een Smart City
17.10-17.30 Conclusies

Het programma zal in het Nederlands zijn, maar sommige interactieve sessies zijn ook optioneel in het Engels.

Welke dilemma’s komen bovendrijven als je kijkt naar de mogelijkheden om bestaande technologische ontwikkelingen in het bestuur over te dragen naar andere steden? En hoe kunnen dilemma's rondom het lerend vermogen bij digitaal beleid worden weggenomen? Meld je aan en ontdek de antwoorden op deze en andere vragen.

Note van ASC: Wil je nog net even meer weten? Laat het weten in de comments.

Smart City Academy's picture Meet-up on Jun 30th
Tom van Arman, Director & Founder at Tapp, posted

Marineterrein smart data shows our Corona curfew behavior

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Wednesday was the official end of the Avondklok curfew in the Netherlands. Since 22 January 2021 the royal Dutch government issued a 9pm curfew to combat the third wave of the corona virus. The AD.nl reports that over these last 3 months, the dutch police have issued more than 95,000 fines for violating curfews.

Out of curiosity, I looked at the DrukteMeter 3 month Avondklok period to see if the Marineterrein community actually adhered to the national curfew.

The data says: yes, we did!

The table in the picture above illustrates that there are little to no people on the Marineterrein between the hours of 9 and 6am. Each night, activity on the Marineterrein stops, or flatlines just before 9pm (and 10pm as of 01 April). These insights tell us that we were all home in time and avoided curfew penalties and fines.

The Marineterrein DrukteMeter (or busyness-meter) anonymously counts the number of people in and around the innovation campus in order to keep the Marineterrein livable - especially during the Corona pandemic. This summer we’ll be using the DrukteMeter to visualize the safe and responsible transition into the New Norm and measuring the post pandemic “PULSE” of Amsterdam most popular destinations.

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