#Ethics & Privacy

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Webinar: Belangen borgen in de digitaliserende gemeente

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Door corona-volg-apps, social distancing-apps en surveillance drones laait de discussie op over privacy en het borgen van andere publieke waarden. Wie heeft het eigenaarschap over data, wat vinden we acceptabel en onder welke omstandigheden? Kortom hoe ben je slim én borg je tegelijk ook de publieke belangen? In het webinar ‘Belangen borgen in de digitaliserende gemeente’ onderzoeken we de ethische kant van smart city, en legt Anita Nijboer (partner bij Kennedy Van der Laan) uit hoe we de democratische waarden in de smart city kunnen borgen.

Datum: woensdag 22 april
Tijd: 15.00 – 16.00 uur
Uitgevoerd: via Webex, aanmelden via https://future-city.nl/webinar-22-april/

Hoe kunt u deelnemen?
Deelnemen is gratis en eenvoudig: klik hier om u te registreren voor het webinar: https://future-city.nl/webinar-22-april/ U krijgt woensdagochtend een link om deel te nemen aan het webinar. Voor het webinar maken we gebruik van Webex. Als u zich registreert dan ontvangt u ook een uitnodiging voor de komende webinars.

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Online Get-Together #6: Smart City Lessons From South Korea

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In South Korea the smart city is already becoming reality. With the first project in Songdo and a new governmental project in Busan: an unique platform-based smart city. What can we learn from South Korea’s smart city approach and how can their demand create a new market for businesses worldwide. Join us Thursday 23 April for the 6th Online Get-Together. A special morning edition at 9 AM (CET) with special guest Jong-Sung Hwang, Master Planner of the Smart City of Busan in South Korea.

Participation is free, all you need to do is bring your own drink and snack and you will be good to go. Signup here: https://future-city.nl/online-get-together-23-april/

Busan Eco Delta Smart City

Busan Eco Delta City aims to become an international hub and a waterfront ecological city where the history, nature, and people coexist in harmony and joy. The city has 4 major objectives:

1 – Smart Life for Future – Spatial planning to enable smart living Smart streets connecting the nature, people and technology
2 – Smart Link for Sharing – Environmental benefits of the city shared by everyone 5-minute access to water and green from anywhere in the city
3 – Smart Place for Everyone – Inclusive city for diversity for QOL Cultural Front (culture + waterfront)
4 – Urban Planning for Smart City – Five-innovations cluster to create decent jobs Operational base for the city as a platform View below a short impression of the Busan Eco Delta Smart City.
Jong-Sung Hwang, Master Planner of the Smart City of Busan will illustrate how these key ideas are realized and which challenges they face in the process of designing. In addition we will look at the experiences South Korea has had with COVID-19 and previously with the epidemics MERS and SARS, and how this has led to more digitalisation of the cities.

His talk will be followed by a Q&A session where it will be possible to ask your questions. We look forward to an interactive online event, after which we will raise our glasses together!

How Do You Participate?
Registration is free and simple: Click here to register for the event. You will then receive an email with the link to take part at 9 AM (CET) on Thursday 23 April. Participation is free of charge and the online event will be in English.

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Siddharth Daswani, posted

Participants needed for a fun virtual session about responsible technologies in public spaces.

Do you wish to live in a world where everything you do is being monitored by the government like the world described by George Orwell in his novel 1984 or how about be sent to jail before even committing a crime like in the movie and novel Minority Report? I think not then what kind of world do you want to live in? It is a fact that smart technologies are here and governments usage of them is an inevitable future and if we wish for them to use these technologies responsibly then we must first ourselves must know how they should be used. Come be part of a fun virtual session where I will help you reflect a bit on what you desire from your city and in turn, you help me a design master student with his graduation thesis. To participate you can fill this form: https://form.jotform.com/200902554050039 and for the information, you reach out to me

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Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Bescherm onze gezondheid, maar ook onze privacy

Na aankondiging van het kabinet om tracking- en tracingapps in te zetten ter bestrijding van het coronavirus, tekenen diverse partijen uit de regio het manifest Veilig tegen Corona. Veel problemen worden opgelost met data en nieuwe technologieën, maar hoe blijft onze privacy intact? Hoe creëren we een veilige digitale samenleving waar iedereen van profiteert?

Marleen Stikker: "Dit soort data moet je niet laten verzamelen door private partijen, zoals Google. Het moet transparant en er moet goed toezicht op mogelijk zijn."

Lees verder:
https://amsterdameconomicboard.com/nieuws/bescherm-onze-gezondheid-maar-ook-onze-privacy

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Open call for smart digital solutions to combat the corona crisis

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) invites companies and experts to think along about the development and use of apps in tackling the corona crisis. Proposals can be submitted until Tuesday, April 14, 12:00 hrs and must meet a series of specific requirements. All conditions and information about the procedure can be found at https://www.tenderned.nl/tenderned-tap/aankondigingen/192421

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Worldwide Data Dilemmas: contact-tracing apps during corona times

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Online event by Amsterdam Smart City and Datalab Amsterdam
Worldwide we are seeing digital technologies implemented in response to the corona crisis. Contact-tracing apps are among the most promising yet controversial solutions already adopted in China, Singapore, South Korea, Israel and Czech Republic. In combination with increased testing, these technologies are said to be necessary to restart the economy while preventing a second wave of the epidemic. The Netherlands is also investigating the implementation of contact-tracing apps, along with other solutions which can help us transition to the new “1.5 meter society”.
Join the first online Data Dilemmas event hosted by Amsterdam Smart City and Datalab Amsterdam on the 23th of April. In this interactive session we will explore international perspectives along with the Dutch experience. What can we learn from countries already using contract-tracing apps or other digital solutions in response to the crisis? What data are collected and how are they stored and shared? Is it possible to ensure privacy and what are the long-term risks and benefits of adopting these technologies?
Program
15:55 – 16:00 Virtual walk-in to Zoom meeting
16:00 – 16:10 Welcome & introduction by Leonie van den Beuken, Amsterdam Smart City
16:10 – 16:35 International perspectives from South Korea (Mirian Song, Winitech), Sweden (John Dekker, Netherlands Innovation Network), USA (Nigel Jacob, City of Boston New Urban Mechanics) and Canada (Dan Glikstein, Independent Researcher & Author)
16:35 – 16:45 Dutch perspective: Veilig tegen Corona Manifesto by Waag (Tom Demeyer)
16:45 – 17:00 Q&A with participants
17:00 Program end

Worldwide we are seeing digital technologies implemented in response to the corona crisis. C****ontact-tracing apps are among the most promising yet controversial solutions already adopted in China, Singapore, South Korea, Israel and Czech Republic. In combination with increased testing, these technologies are said to be necessary to restart the economy while preventing a second wave of the epidemic. The Netherlands is also investigating the implementation of contact-tracing apps, along with other solutions which can help us transition to the new “1.5 meter society”.

Join the first online Data Dilemmas event hosted by Amsterdam Smart City and Datalab Amsterdam on the 23th of April. In this interactive session we will explore international perspectives along with the Dutch experience. What can we learn from countries already using contract-tracing apps or other digital solutions in response to the crisis? What data are collected and how are they stored and shared? Is it possible to ensure privacy and what are the long-term risks and benefits of adopting these technologies?

Program

15:55 – 16:00 Virtual walk-in to Zoom meeting

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome & introduction by Leonie van den Beuken, Amsterdam Smart City

16:10 – 16:35 International perspectives from South Korea (Mirian Song, Winitech), Sweden (John Dekker, Netherlands Innovation Network), USA (Nigel Jacob, City of Boston New Urban Mechanics) and Canada (Dan Glikstein, Independent Researcher & Author)

16:35 – 16:45 Dutch perspective: Veilig tegen Corona Manifesto by Waag (Tom Demeyer)

16:45 – 17:00 Q&A with participants

17:00 Program end

The meeting will be conducted using Zoom (not Periscope as previously communicated).

There are two ways to join the Zoom meeting:

1) Click on this Zoom link: <https://zoom.us/j/94258230375?pwd=VGZMdmI3dmZtbVQzY2tEVTBuWWpEUT09>

2) Join using this Zoom meeting ID: 942 5823 0375 and Password: 030074

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Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Het beste internet van de wereld, straks ook het veiligste?

De #coronacrisis drukt ons met onze neus op de feiten. Met de meeste internetaansluitingen per persoon en de hoogste internetsnelheid van Europa kunnen we niet veilig, snel en op schaal gezondheidsdata delen voor een betere patiëntenzorg. Hoe creëren we een internet waarmee we data veilig, op schaal en uitsluitend voor een bepaald doel delen?

“AMdEX stimuleert innovatie en de data economie, en voorkomt misbruik en monopolies.”

Lees verder in de blog van Willem Koeman - Challenge Lead Digitale Connectiviteit:
https://amsterdameconomicboard.com/nieuws/we-hebben-het-beste-internet-van-de-wereld-straks-ook-het-veiligste

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Top-down & bottom-up innovation in an era of COVID-19

Urban innovation rhetoric often differentiates between government-imposed “top-down” measures and community-led “bottom-up” approaches. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing rapid proliferation of both top-down and bottom-up innovations.

Top-down

Many governments have implemented surveillance technologies to track the location of infected people and monitor quarantines. These innovations are usually re-purposing existing technology but they are also controversial:

China installed CCTV cameras outside apartment doors of coronavirus carriers to enforce quarantines and uses mobile apps and QR codes to track the health of individuals.
Hong Kong requires coronavirus carriers to wear a wristband linked to a smartphone app, alerting authorities if the person leaves quarantine.
Taiwan tracks quarantined people’s phones using data from cell-phone towers. The system which is described as a “digital fence” alerts authorities when someone leaves the area.
Singapore has deployed an app called TraceTogeher using bluetooth signals between cellphones to monitor whether potential carriers of the virus have been in close contact with other people.
South Korea uses a “smart city” dashboard that combines smartphone location data, CCTV video data and credit card transaction data to reduce contact-tracing time and inform people who might have come in contact with a coronavirus carrier.
Moscow uses facial recognition and a 170,000-camera system to enforce quarantine.
Israel's security agency is using citizens’ cell phone location data collected over the past few years for counterterrorism purposes to track and enforce quarantine controls.

There is some evidence linking surveillance technologies to slowing the spread of the virus, but privacy advocates warn the coronavirus could acclimatize the public into accepting a new normal of intrusive technologies. Fans of surveillance note that citizens who accept surveillance by companies selling advertising should not be upset if the technology is used to save lives and protect society.

The Netherlands is considering the use of cellphone location data to slow the spread of the virus (as is already done in Germany, Italy and Austria), but such data must be aggregated and anonymized. Anonymized data can help authorities understand where people are congregating and reduce the rate of infection, without compromising privacy.
Bottom-up

So what are alternatives to top-down governmental responses to the pandemic?

On March 27, Amsterdam launched WijAmsterdam (WeAmsterdam), a platform to crowd-source social initiatives combating the crisis. WijAmsterdam was built using open-source code developed in previous innovation projects. The platform lists more than 180 initiatives (as of April 1) varying from people delivering meals to neighbors to digital programming by the Rijksmuseum.

Here are a few more inspiring examples of bottom-up innovation:
Coronavirus Army is a grassroots volunteer initiative developing open-source and privacy-friendly digital solutions to help tackle the pandemic. Examples of tools currently under development include the Outbreak Tracker app which tracks your location but keeps your private data on your phone. If you test positive for COVID-19, you can then “share” the last 10-15 days of your location history to the server and have it matched against other app users to inform those who might be at risk after being in the same location as you.
Hack the crisis a global movement of hackathons developing tech-based solutions for crisis response and post-crisis era. WirVsVirus (We against the virus) hosted by the German government in March had more than 40,000 participants working on more than 800 ideas. The hackaton is coming to the Netherlands April 3- 5!
OpenCovid19 is a program that aims to develop low-cost, open-source COVID-19 creating prevention, testing, and treatment kits to fight the pandemic.
Open Source Ventilator (OSV) is a group of engineers, designers, medical professionals and volunteers working together to generate open source designs for ventilators that can be produced at scale.

The bigger picture

The coronavirus pandemic is fast-tracking many technological and social innovations. Experts are warning the crisis will undermine people’s privacy as governments implement top-down policies that weaken individual liberties.

In recent years, Amsterdam has positioned itself as a leader in responsible digitalization. Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York co-initiated the Cities for Digital Rights coalition to safeguard privacy, freedom of expression, and democracy. And Amsterdam’s government is working on the implementation of the Digital City Agenda and TaDa principles, guided by a conviction that inclusive and fair digitalization contributes to individual freedom.

As authoritarian regimes use this crisis to grab power at the cost of civil liberties, my hope is that Amsterdam and the Netherlands will respond by safeguarding personal freedom from the top and encouraging collaborative innovation from the bottom.

What do you think? How should government and civil society cooperate during the outbreak? Do you have examples of top-down or bottom-up innovations that help without compromising civil liberties? Please comment below.

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Join the online get-together with Future City & FIWARE

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Thursday 26 March, 3 PM (CET)

Following the success of the first Future City Foundation (a FIWARE iHub) online get-together with Wim Willems, Councilor of the City of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, and more than 90 Smart City enthusiasts, this week’s online get-together on Thursday, 26 March at 3 PM (CET) goes international with the participation of the FIWARE Foundation.

Together with its members and partners, the Foundation as a global ecosystem is driving the definition and open source implementation of key open de-facto standards that enable the development of portable and interoperable Smart Solutions in a faster, easier and affordable way. It hereby avoids vendor lock-in scenarios whilst also nourishing a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem.

Participation is free, all you need to do is bring your own drink and snack and you will be good to go.

REGISTER NOW: https://future-city.nl/join-the-online-get-together-with-future-city-fiware/

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, will be joining the get-together to talk about FIWARE. The FIWARE Catalogue offers a curated framework of open source platform components that can be assembled together and with other third-party platform components to accelerate the development of Smart Solutions. It hereby enables a landscape of diverse but interoperable Smart City solutions. Ulrich Ahle will give a short talk on how FIWARE is changing cities worldwide and how municipalities and companies can apply FIWARE solutions. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session where it will be possible to ask Mr. Ahle questions.

We look forward to an interactive online event, after which we will raise our glasses together!

How Do You Participate?
Registration is free and simple: Register on the website for the event: https://future-city.nl/join-the-online-get-together-with-future-city-fiware/
You will then receive an email with the link to take part at 3 PM (CET) on Thursday (26 March). Participation is free of charge and the online event will be in English.

Who is Organizing The Event?
Together with its partners, the only FIWARE iHub in the Netherlands is hosting the online get-togethers.

REGISTER NOW: https://future-city.nl/join-the-online-get-together-with-future-city-fiware/

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Future City Online Borrel

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Omdat wij zelfquarantaine belangrijk vinden, maar borrels ook, organiseert Future City elke donderdagmiddag om 15 uur een online-borrel. De eerste is aanstaande donderdag 19 maart. Voor zolang het duurt (en laten we hopen dat dat niet lang is). Het concept is simpel: wij organiseren een online-lezing, u neemt uw eigen drankje en hapje mee.

Eerste spreker: wethouder Wim Willems
Donderdag 19 maart is de spreker van de eerste borrel Wim Willems, wethouder in Apeldoorn en voorzitter van de bestuurlijke G40 themagroep Smart Cities. Hij maakt sinds zijn aantreden in het voorjaar van 2018 van Apeldoorn een smart city en deelt die ervaring graag met ons. Tijdens de lezing is het mogelijk om vragen te stellen en die worden door wethouder Willems beantwoord. Het wordt dus een interactief-online-event. Na een half uur heffen we samen het glas.

Hoe doet u mee?
Aanmelden is gratis en simpel: Klik op deze link: https://kennislab.typeform.com/to/EpzrOe en u ontvangt op donderdagochtend een mailtje met de link hoe u om 15.00 uur kunt deelnemen.

Wie organiseren dit?
We organiseren deze online-borrels vanuit de Future City Foundation en nemen zo een aanloopje naar de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ die we opzetten op verzoek van het Ministerie van BZK en stedennetwerk G40. Wilt u meer weten over die City Deal? Klik dan hier: https://future-city.nl/citydeal/

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Amsterdam and Barcelona breaking new ground on data

A groundbreaking technology project offering solutions to people concerned about the control of their personal data has just concluded after three years of pilot projects in Amsterdam and Barcelona.

DECODE, an EU Horizon 2020 project delivered by a consortium of 14 European partners, has developed new technology that allows people to decide who they share their data with, and on what terms.

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Next Level #1: Eerlijke algoritmen

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Nieuwe technologietalkshow met o.m. wethouder Rutger Groot Wassink, CTO Amsterdam Ger Baron en techfilosoof Martijntje Smits.

Algoritmen zijn overal en bepalen steeds meer in ons dagelijks leven. We gebruiken het voor de beste smartphone foto's, maar ook bij misdaadpreventie en het opsporen van fraude bij de sociale dienst. Maar hoe neutraal is deze onzichtbare spelverdeler? Hoeveel van onze voorliefdes of vooroordelen nemen deze systemen over? En hoe krijgen we hier grip op? In onze nieuwste talkshow - Next Level - spreken we over de impact van technologie op onze samenleving.

Photo by Charles on Unsplash.

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Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

Mij niet gezien

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Na een fantastisch feest, een inspirerende workshop of een lezing zie je de volgende dag de foto’s terug. Hier wilde je liever niet opstaan, maar nergens heb je kunnen aangeven dat je buiten beeld wil blijven. Volgens de wet AVG, de privacywet die inging op 25 mei 2018, moet je bij het verzamelen van persoonlijke data toestemming vragen om deze te mogen verzamelen. En ook zo’n foto van jou op een evenement geldt als jouw persoonlijke data. Het vragen van toestemming gebeurt lang niet altijd en praktisch gezien kan het best ingewikkeld zijn.

Een ‘informed consent’ aan alle tweehonderd deelnemers vragen? Na afloop de foto’s onherkenbaar maken? Dat kan - maar dan is de data toch al verzameld? Kunnen de personen die daarop staan zonder onevenredige inspanning worden geïdentificeerd? Zijn er andere manieren om mensen zelf de optie te geven om onherkenbaar te blijven? Tijdens deze avond over fotografie en de AVG zullen we kijken naar de restricties die de AVG ons oplegt, maar ook de noodzaak van deze wetgeving en de (symbolische) keuzes die je hierin als organisatie kunt nemen.

Programma
20:00 uur - Inleiding Stefano Bocconi (privacy officer Waag)
20:15 uur - Spreker met voorbeelden uit de praktijk (TBA)
20:35 uur - Discussie
21:20 uur - Samenvatting & afsluiting
21:30 uur - Einde

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Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

De staat van het internet

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Op 27 februari 2020 organiseert Waag met partners voor de tweede keer de jaarlijkse lezing de Staat van het internet. Tijdens de eerste editie in 2019 verzorgde Jose van Dijck de lezing en zoomde in op de rol van platforms in in onze publieke ruimte. Deze lezing was binnen drie dagen uitverkocht en is hier terug te zien. Dit jaar zoomen we in op onze digitale identiteit.

Wie bepaalt, beheert en beschermt mijn online identiteit?

Het jaar 2020 lijkt een cruciaal jaar te gaan worden voor onze digitale identiteit. De manier waarop we onze identiteit (opnieuw) kunnen gaan inrichten zal grote gevolgen hebben voor onze democratische en soevereine toekomst. Kunnen we overal alleen nog maar met onze Facebook- of Google-accounts naar binnen, of krijgen we de mogelijkheid zelf te beslissen welke data we met wie delen? Met andere woorden, hoe krijgen en houden we regie over welke identiteit we online aannemen?

De Staat van het internet-lezing wordt dit jaar gegeven door Jaap-Henk Hoepman, universitair hoofddocent bij de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen en expert in Privacy by Design. Daarnaast is hij verbonden aan het onderwerp IT-recht bij de rechtenfaculteit van de Universiteit van Groningen. Met deze unieke combinatie van expertise over privacy in ontwerp en recht, zal Hoepman de peilstok in het internet steken en ingaan op de uitdagingen in het ontwerpen en beheren van een veilige en democratische digitale identiteit.

Na de lezing zal GroenLinks-Kamerlid Kathalijne Buitenweg een reactie geven op de lezing van Hoepman, om vervolgens in paneldiscussie verder in te gaan op het onderwerp en de politieke consequenties die deze met zich mee zal dragen. Ook directeur van Bits of Freedom, Evelyn Austin zal zitting nemen in het panel. Andere sprekers van het panel worden binnenkort bekend gemaakt.

Start programma: 15:00 uur
Afsluiting: 17:00 uur

De Staat van het internet wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door SIDN en de OBA.

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Yvo Hunink, Concernadviseur Innovatie at Gemeente Den Haag, posted

Conscious Cities

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How might we automate access to a public digital ecosystem for citizens and machines in order to grow a conscious city? How might we incentivize all citizens and companies to interact with the public digital ecosystem of the city in order to improve livability, democratic representation and societal engagement?

Read our ecosystem document

Join our online ecosystem platform

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Five things cities should be doing in the next decade

As a decade of change has come to an end, what will the 2020s bring for cities?

Much of our work with city leaders and governments starts from an immediate pressing need–a housing crisis or a rise in knife crime–but so often moves onto preparing for the future trends that will change all of our lives, and cities as we know them.

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Jose A Ondiviela, SmartCities Director Western Europe at Microsoft, posted

Microsoft IoT in Action - SmartCities

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We are living in an age where the very idea of what it means to be a city is being redefined. Cities are evolving from mere forms of government—powered by breakthroughs in IoT, AI, and cloud platforms—to become the bridge between citizens, businesses, academia and the government itself.
Join us in Amsterdam for a transformative event that dives into what it means to be a smart city. Experience firsthand how cities are leveraging IoT technology platforms to drive unprecedented increases in efficiency, safety, livability, and overall quality of life. Network directly with the companies discussing their experiences on stage and see how you can partner together to transform cities and collective experiences.
We will address how cities are undergoing a massive digital transformation driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). From tackling tough challenges like climate change and aging populations to designing and implementing custom IoT solutions – the lessons shared around architecting on the intelligent edge will change how you approach cities forever.
Underneath the social responsibility we have to shape the future of the world around us, this IoT in Action event will strive to answer the fundamental question of how you can implement technology in a scalable, manageable, sustainable, inclusive, and secure way. Take the first step toward enabling smart cities by registering today.

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Manon den Dunnen, Strategisch specialist digitaal , posted

Digital Twins; cities, neighbourhoods & Rail-infra

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This evening we will have three practical perspectives & applications of "digital twins":
- Tanguy Coenen from Imec will share their insights and best practises within the Digital Twin City of Antwerpen
- Marcel Gerrits & Paul Kootwijk on practical applications of IoT and AI to help ProRail manage themaintenance, safety & security of the railwail infrastructure
- Tom van Arman from CITYXL & TAPP on the digital twin of the Marineterrein

Manon den Dunnen's picture Event on Feb 19th
Manuela Krull-Mancinelli, Digital Transformation & Innovation Manager , posted

Robotics

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Get ready for our next event, it's all about ROBOTS!
Robots are known for their human looks and behaviour. Inspired by movies we often think of them as superhumans. But what are robots really?
On February 11th , 2020 we have the opportunity to listen to at least 3 Robot experts.

Randall van Poelvoorde, international robot expert, will speak about #ethics in the interaction between #humans and #robots;
Martijn R. Lukaart, serial #entrepreneur, will explain all about his #OddBot project and demo the robot version he brought to #CES in #LasVegas;
Marcia Richardson-Dusseldorp MBA-Master Black Belt, #Lean expert, will introduce you to the world of Robotic Process Automation (#RPA). She will also lead you through a #Speedworkshop to build your own #SoftwareRobot (Bring your own laptop, No programming skills required).

And of course, we will have drinks&bites before and after the talks.
If you are interested, please register because the seats are limited!

Manuela Krull-Mancinelli's picture Event on Feb 11th
Wendolijn Beukers, Project manager , posted

New book available: "A smart city, this is how you do it - Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city”

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This year, the Future City Foundation and 26 public and private partners are investigating how we should design the smart city. The network assumes that urban design and the products that result from it are radically changing. Just like it happened with other industries. They want to understand how it happens, what are the opportunities and what are the risks. They present the results of the research in the book: “A smart city, this is how you do it – Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city”. The book is available in Dutch and a summary in English.

The original version of the book is in Dutch (212 pages) with theory about digitalization and technologization in vision and plans, 27 tutorials including the Model Bylaw Smart City Applications in the Public Space and 15 examples of smart city applications in the Netherlands. Download the Dutch version on https://future-city.nl/smartstedenbouw/

The English version (52 pages) focuses on the design principles for smart urban design:
>> We want a sustainable and democratic city;
>> In it we design everything as a democratic smart network;
>> We design flexibility;
>> We design meaningfully.
These are explained in detail. In addition, the Model Bylaw Smart City Applications in the Public Space is included in the book.

You can download the book for free on: https://future-city.nl/smarturbanplanning/

For more background information about the book, please see https://future-city.nl/smarturbanplanning/ And feel free to contact us if you like to know more about it and the follow-up projects.

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