11:00am – 11:30am
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, is a friend of our house. He will welcome the audience and will briefly share his view on smart cities, and of course espacially his city.
11:30am – 12:30pm The role of a city in tackling local challenges resulting from global problems
During this Panel discussion the panelists will elaborate on several statements like:
– Cities need to have a Smart City strategy
– Cities are responsible for the livelihood, such as job creation, business
development and sources of household income.
– City planners must look beyond its boundary to see what is going on
outside and how the city fits in the overall scheme of development that is happening or not happening around it.
– Cities and city councils need to learn from startups, because these two worlds fit together and this will benefit
citizens and residents.
– New York: Miguel A. Gamiño (CTO)
– City of the Hague: Marijn Fraanje (CIO)
– City of Amsterdam: Henk van Raan (CIO Amsterdam Arena)
– City of Rotterdam: Frank Vieveen (Project Director Digital Innovation)
About the New Dutch Wave Smart City program
Following the Cities Summit at SXSW, a special Smart City program will be hosted on Tuesday 13 March at the New Dutch Wave house.
The term “smart cities” have become synonymous for cities implementing new technologies, though truly smart cities are more than tech savvy. Cities are reflections of the people who live, work and play within them. Experts from different angles share their visions on how they think the future will look like for cities in all corners the world. We offer an interactive program with professionals from Dutch and foreign cities, startups and entrepreneurs. The overall theme of the day is “the Future of Living” and issues like how urban development can be done in a transparent process in which citizens and professionals cooperate and co-create will be touched.
The New Dutch Wave Smart City program is a kick off to phase two of the Dutch Smart City Strategy with a focus on accelerating international cooperation with cities around the globe, and use the power of the collaborating cities to effectively tender and develop interoperable, scalable and replicable Smart City solutions, and with that, create sustainable industry jobs, welfare and well-being.