Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec

It’s time for a System Reboot

The Internet of Things (IoT) is maturing, and has even been taken for granted in several industries. We’ve climbed the peaks of inflated expectations and are increasingly often encountering the undercurrent of organisations actively (re)designing their business and technology with fair and inclusive models to succeed in the data-driven economy.

At the same time, a darker, more concerning narrative of surveillance capitalism, weak security, and privacy lures in the the clefts. Since its inception ThingsCon has been an on- and offline environment providing a place to discuss issues within this space needed to be addressed and why.

Now, 5 years into ThingsCon, the need for responsible technology has entered the mainstream debate. We need ethical technology, but how? With the lines between IoT, AI, machine learning and algorithmic decision-making increasingly blurring it’s time to offer better approaches to the challenges of the 21st century: Don’t complain, suggest what’s better! In this spirit, going forward we will focus on exploring how connected devices can be made better, more responsible and more respectful of fundamental human rights.

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Program

ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

3 Keynotes
3 Workshop rounds of 2 hours
Student hack challenge and award ceremony
Demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

8 Keynotes
Workshop round 4
Demos and more

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Workshops

All the 2018 Workshops

Speakers

Keynotes

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)

Location

Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam

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