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!

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

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