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Smart for Good

Thursday, December 6, 15:15-17:15h

Smart City could be the biggest buzz word echoing in innovation-land. Digital technology may help us rearrange challenges like energy, security and mobility. But the topic is way more complex than most LinkedIn posts let you believe. Sure, yes, Rotterdam would like to digitize, but only on its own terms and conditions: useful, fair and people driven. Hence, a circle of Rotterdam frontrunners present a joint agenda. 

With the Rotterdam School of Management (EUR), Erasmus Centre for Data AnalyticsVenture Café, V2_ Institute for Instable MediaThingsConBlocklabLiveworkThe Incredible Machine,Grassroots Business LabRotterdam Partners en Wolfpack;

Contributions include critical research, open data platforms, new hardware and radical business models – up to new curriculum for business managers and a lab for humanizing smart.

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Full program

Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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12 / 13 December, Rotterdam

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)

Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

All our Speakers & hosts