Datum 31 januari 2019

Exclusively for its members, Connekt is organizing ‘Connekt Talks’: a series of short, inspiring network sessions held for and by members, covering relevant themes and current issues.

A smart city functions on the basis of predictive algorithms that take decisions. How can we use data to make our public spaces more efficient, greener and safer? How do we make the switch from government to GovTech? How can companies ensure they provide transparent and reliable services in a society within which ICT is playing an increasingly important role? How can we involve citizens and can we draw on science fiction to help us realize the city of the future? And what significance could the humanities have within the context of this major transition?

All Connekt and Lean & Green members are warmly invited to attend the event Connekt Talks: Smart Cities, Hackable Cities? on January 31, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., which will revolve around these questions. Connekt members KPN, the Municipality of Amsterdam and Utrecht University will be entering into discussion with each other and you.

2 p.m. – 2.05 p.m. Opening of event by Connekt
2.05 p.m. – 2.20 p.m. Dan Hassler-Forest, University Lecturer in Media & Film Studies, Utrecht University
Science fiction and the city of the future
The term ‘science fiction’ naturally conjures up images of flying cars, laser guns and impressive-looking spaceships. However, science fiction is much more than just a spectacular form of mass entertainment: it represents a cultural archive that offers us all kinds of concrete ways of imagining our future. During a short presentation Dan Hassler-Forest will reveal how we can draw on science fiction to help us realize the city of the future.
2.20 p.m. – 2.25 p.m. Short reactions and questions
2.25 p.m. – 2.40 p.m. Michiel de Lange, University Lecturer in New Media Studies, Utrecht University
From smart cities to hackable cities
Michiel de Lange will briefly discuss the NWO research project The Hackable City, conducted in the Amsterdam district of Buiksloterham, which looked into how you can involve people in creating a ‘smart city’.
2.40 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Short reactions and questions
2.45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tijs Roelofs, Head of Innovation Programs at the Municipality of Amsterdam- “Digital revolution in the capital”
3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Edwin Bussem, KPN – “Smart City becomes Smart Society”
3.30 p.m. – 3.40 p.m. Introduction of and short reaction from Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Professor of Literature and Comparative Media, Utrecht University, and Head of Humanities, University College Utrecht
3.40 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. Panel discussion with the room
4.15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Network drinks


Connekt and Lean & Green members can register for the event using the registration form below.