The society of the future

The plenary program is in English. During the various sessions, knowledge tables and workshops there are several who are in English. Feel free to join the sessions that are most interesting for you.

09.00 RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION         

09.30 OPENING 

By Chair of the day Sofie van den Enk, Presenter and Professional Chair.

Sofie will actively involve the audience in the program. We would like you to share your vision and opinion and to ask questions. In this way we will be able to gain concrete insights during the plenary program.

 

09.45 WELCOME BY OFFICIAL HOSTS

The City of Dordrecht and the Province of Zuid-Holland are the official hosts of the event this year. In their welcome speech they will explain which opportunities they see to recreate a sustainable economy. In which ethics and social inclusion are of the upmost importance. And how do you make this work? How do you create a future-proof, livable environment for all citizens?

Maarten Burggraaf, Alderman, City of Dordrecht
Meindert Stolk, Deputy, Province Zuid-Holland

10.05 KEYNOTE SPEECH  A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY OUT OF A CRISIS

  • Towards a more resilient, sustainable and fair Europe
  • Transforming our society and environment. How do we make sure that these huge transitions are successful?
  • How do you create a place for people to flourish?
  • Sustainable economic development

10.25 KEYNOTE SPEECH
THE ECONOMICALLY STRONG, INCLUSIVE, DIGITAL DUTCH SOCIETY

  • The future of our society; beyond recovery, building on and renewing
  • Social and economic opportunities of digitization
  • How to create a safe digital society?
  • Collaboration; key to create a future-proof digital society

10.45 EXPERT INSIGHT
THE DIGITAL, FUTUREPROOF CITY

  • Why digitalization is a key driver to rebuild our cities
  • Digital solutions for social challenges
  • How can we create a safe environment for our citizens?

Deborah Nas, Part-time Professor Strategic Design for Technology-based Innovation, TU Delft, Strategic Advisor, Innovator and Inspirator

11.05 KOFFIEPAUZE

11.35 STARTING FROM SCRATCH SESSIONS
SOCIAL CHALLENGES AS ENABLERS OF THE SMART CITY

We asked a city to present its social challenges. We will work on these issues in this co-create session based on the quadruple helix, government, industry, education and the citizen.

Moderated by the session leader various interests and insights will be looked into. What are the drivers of the various stakeholders? How do you ensure that a successful collaboration will be realised to reach a solution that everyone ultimately agrees with.

including the municipality of Dordrecht and Helmond 

12.35 LUNCH BREAK

13.35 OPEN YOUR MIND WORKSHOPS

In these workshops you can choose from various options. Each session has its own content so that you can opt for the content and work method that suits your interests. In all sessions interaction is key and you will have the opportunity to bring in your own cases.

A. A livable Hilversum by smart collaboration
René Pauw, Policy Officer and City Director Smart City, City of Hilversum

B. Open data in a changing society
Ivonne Jansen-Dings, Strategic Advisor, Province of Zuid-Holland

C. A smart city, that’s the way to do it
Jan-Willem Wesselink, Program Manager, Future City Foundation

D. The smart city after COVID-19
Jacobine de Zwaan, Advisor Smart Cities, RVO

E. How do you govern a smart city?

F. Innovation as a driver; how do you promote innovation as a municipality
Max Remerie, Business Development Digital Mainport, Economic Development Board Drechtsteden
Arjen Langhorst, Strategisch adviseur Regionale economie & Innovatie bij Gemeente Dordrecht / Regio Drechtsteden
Daan Wortel, Managing Director, Duurzaamheidsfabriek

G. How to create your futureproof city? 

10 minutes to change to sub-conference rooms

14.15 KNOWLEDGE TABLES/INNOVATION LABS
The knowledge tables and innovation labs take place simultaneously. You can choose for the knowledge table or innovation lab that you find most interesting. There will be two rounds, so you can make a choice twice.

14.15 – 14.45: Round 1
14.55 – 15.25: Round 2

KNOWLEDGE TABLES

At each table, a specific subject will be introduced by a table host. Subsequently, you will jointly exchange expertise and experience by means of questions and propositions. You can choose from various subjects.

Take a look at all the knowledge tables

1. Smart Mobility; smart transportation from A to B
Speaker on behalf of Municipality of Dordrecht

2. Flanders; together for smart cities and municipalities
Speaker n behalf of Agentschap Binnenlands bestuur

3. Smart region Zuid-Holland
Speaker on behalf of Province of Zuid-Holland

4. Smart City Rijswijk
Armand van de Laar, Alderman, Municipality of Rijswijk

5. Data-driven smaller municipalities

6. Quality of life after the crisis
Fons van der Ham, Project Manager SCIFI Smart City Innovation, Gemeente Delft

7. Livability after the crisis

8. The Digital Twin; data- driven insights for the physical environment

9. The smarter smaller municipality
Theo Meskers, Alderman, Municipality of Hollands Kroon and Board member, P10

10. Digital technique for a safe, sound, sustainable, flexible and democratic city
Niek Hendriks, Advisor Digitalisation & Innovation, Municipality of Alkmaar

11. Smart funding
Heleen Lieftink, Advisor, Municipality of Renkum

12. Smart Move; slimme mobiliteit in Waalwijk
Ranjith Clemminck, Concern strategist, Municipality of Waalwijk & Koen van Neerven, Strategic advisor Mobility, Municipality of Waalwijk

 

INNOVATION LABS
The development of new technologies and solutions is essential to reduce costs and to create stability. In these inspiring sessions we will introduce  innovative initiatives and start-ups that contribute to a smart and future-proof city. Hear all about the vision and solutions of these game changers.

15.20 COFFEE BREAK

15.55 IN-DEPTH SESSIONS

The subjects that were dealt with during the plenary sessions will have an enormous impact on the future of our society. We will elaborate on these issues during the in-depth sessions. What does it mean to you as a municipality. And how can you materialize the opportunities created, linked to the quality of life in your municipality?

A. The Economic Transition
Linco Nieuwenhuyzen, Strategic Manager, Economic Board Zuid-Holland

B.  Bewust Digitaal Bekwaam?! Hoe dan?!
Rick Haverkort, Adviseur, Stichting Digitale Bereikbaarheid
Henk Kreft, Adviseur, Stichting Digitale Bereikbaarheid

C. Social Inclusion

D. Smart Technologies; quantum and AI

E. Ethics by Design
Maaike Harbers, Lector Artificial Intelligence & Society, Hogeschool Rotterdam
Peter van Waart, Coördinator Smart & Social City, RDM Centre of Expertise, Hogeschool Rotterdam

F. Innovation within the government; how do you get your organization moving

G. How do you scale up your Living Labs?
Bart Karstens, Senior Researcher, Rathenau Instituut

H. 5G innovation; how can you use 5G optimally?
Lenneke de Voogd, Programma Manager Do IoT Fieldlab, TU Delft
Jos Maccabiani, Senior Business Developer Digital Technology, Innovation Quarter

10 minuten wissel naar plenaire zaal

16.35 KEYNOTE SPEECH
AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO DIGITALIZATION

Every day, new technological solutions enter our daily lives. This provides amazing opportunities. Yet digital inequality is still an underestimated problem and there is insufficient awareness of the fact that for millions of people, digitalization is not a given. In the Netherlands alone, some 2.5 million people have problems reading and writing. Around 4 million people are hampered in the use of digital devices due to a variety of cognitive and physical handicaps. One in five people in the Netherlands has no or limited digital skills and the Covid-19 pandemic has made uncomfortably visible that internet and well-functioning devices are available to everyone. The digital divide often go hand in hand with other social issues such as unemployment, low incomes, debts, poverty and a background of migration. So it is only by deeply understanding the daily lives, needs and challenges of diverse people that we can identify how we can close this inequality. This process of unravelling the essence is a precondition to inclusive and sustainable digital solutions.

Laurentien van Oranje, Founder, Number 5 Foundation

17.00 CLOSING AND NETWORKING RECEPTION
We would like to invite you to talk to acquaintances and new contacts during the networking reception. So you can return home after rush hour. Naturally, we will serve a warm snack.

18.00 OPTIONAL | FLOATING DINNER
While sailing the Dordrecht waterways you can mingle and have further conversations with your colleagues while enjoying a drink and a nice dinner.