“Emerging technologies and the future of cities: myths and opportunities”
Wednesday October 9th 14h00 – 19h15
Join us for an inspiring afternoon from the midst of the construction of the district (literally…), where we’ll dive into the myths and opportunities of emerging technologies and the future of cities. You’ll hear about the latest in ‘collaborative innovation’ and, last but not least, the Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema and ING’s CEO Ralph Hamers will officially open the district and… reveal its name, followed by a party to celebrate!
Dr. Anthony Townsend is the author of ‘Smart Cities’ and an internationally recognized expert on the future of cities and information technology. Joining us from New York, he will share his latest insights and show us which of the predictions in his 2013 book have become reality and which turned out to be myths. More importantly, he’ll show us where to find opportunities. Dr. Townsend is a frequent contributor to publications such as the New York Times, The Economist and TIME magazine and is about to publish his next book.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Alessandro Bozzon is professor and chair of human-centred artificial intelligence at Delft University of Technology and leads the urban data science team at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. He will help us make sense of emerging technologies, which often seem to be the magic answer to everything. But how do we actually make it work? How do we balance ethics and privacy challenges, while remaining competitive and relevant? Professor Bozzon will guide us through the complex maze of these new technologies and point out both the possibilities and improbabilities.
Info & register
Amsterdam innovation district, new building, Frankemaheerd 1, Amsterdam (access via Abcouderpad)
|Date & time|
9th of October, starting at 14.00 until 19.15
Free of charge
Please use the tickets section below.
How to get to the venue?
Frankemaheerd 1 is a 5-minute walk from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena train station and metro. It is best accessible via Abcouderpad.
For parking we recommend Q-Park Amsterdamse Poort P23
Who to contact in case of questions?
If you have any questions, please contact our dearest Marielle Janssen on firstname.lastname@example.org or
+31 615 36 66 57.