Keynote: Are We Being Smart? - Lorna Goulden (ENG)

Monday 10 April | 09.30 - 10.15hrs

Innovation Director Lorna Goulden believes that in order to innovate our way forward we need to be able to both think differently and create differently if we are to successfully ride the impending disruptive wave that technology brings. While the focus of IoT shifts from the ‘Things' to the Data that is being gathered, stored and analyzed she poses the question “are we being smart”.  Using her "triggers, trends and signals" tool to map hundreds of examples she takes us on a journey that provides insight into both the broader impact as well as future opportunities. Shifting the focus of enquiry beyond "what" and the ever enticing "how many" to dig deeper and uncover the patterns and trends that can help us understand a more qualitative "why" and "how". Why a change is occurring, why certain behavior is emerging and how new value can be created within the context of the Internet of Things. At the same time she questions whether the dominant drive to automate people out of many smart and connected systems should be more balanced by incorporating both the intelligence and unpredictability of people back into these systems.

Programme Privacy & Security (NL)

Monday 10 April | 10.30 - 13.15hrs

In the Internet of Things (IoT) many objects collect data about their environments and combine those with data from other sources. Based on these, objects can take autonomous decisions and actions affecting the environment as well as monitor developments in physical world. Apart from enabling useful applications, the Internet of Things is vulnerable for threats in the field of privacy and security. With its advance the chances on attacks on critical systems and infrastructures increase significantly. Like the protection of personal data catering for security becomes a complex and difficult task.


Keynote 10.30 - 11.15hrs | Een Netwerk van Vertrouwen:  Blockchain en Distributed Computing - Eric Pauwels (CWI)

Programme Data & the Self (NL) 

Monday 10 April | 14.15 - 16.45hrs

Technology is not separated from ourselves anymore, it is interwoven in who we are, in what we do and in where we live. People express their identity through the everyday objects they use, the fashion they wear, and the way they act. As cultural symbols of the self. We’re going to explore these identity defining ‘things’ that are driven by personal data and can be worn as garment on the body, as accessory, or as jewellery. Or something new we cannot not foresee. 

Keynote: Techno-Animism & The Internet of Things - Ronald van Tienhoven (ENG) 

Tuesday 11 April | 09.30 - 10.15hrs

Once upon a time animism ruled people’s beliefs: both organisms and objects were imbued with a conscience. The conception that there is no distinct division between objects and organisms seems to be gaining ground again, since today’s Internet of Things increasingly creates organisms that used to be called objects. Consequently, the distinction between myth and science will gradually disappear.

Programme Next Economy (ENG)

Tuesday 11 April | 10.30 - 13.15hrs

Applications of Internet of Things in the economy not only lead to innovation in products and services, but also to changes in the nature and structure of production and consumption.  As part of the transition under way, we witness the emerging Next Economy. This network economy is  mainly based on the cooperation of many actors, of which many are consumers as well as producers, rather than on large, centrally organized companies that compete with each other financially and work mainly for their shareholders.


Keynote 10.30 - 11.15hrs | The Smart Digital Delta - Berry Vetjens (TNO)

The ambition of the Roadmap Next Economy is to transform the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague into an efficient, prosperous, global trading region. And to do this fast. The Smart Digital Delta represents the necessary transition to maximize the deployment of digital technologies that will deliver the ambitions of the regions’ unique sectors: Food & Flowers, Port & Maritime and Security & Justice.

Programme Inclusive Society (NL) 

Tuesday 11 April | 14.15 - 17.00hrs

Central theme in this stream is near future and long-term social implications of the Internet of Things. Debates often focus on connected and smart devices. However, in the future profound developments are expected that will dramatically change our daily life and the way our society is organised. For example: this afternoon we’ll be informed about the energy internet; a plan for a new (global) bottom-up smart infrastructure for the delivery and use of energy. Also we’ll discuss the social implications and opportunities of personal profiles based on big data. In the workshops, we’ll investigate and experiment with some of these short- and long-term future developments from a designer’s point of view.    


Keynote 14.15 - 15.00hrs | P2P Elektriciteit Verhandelen Dankzij IoT - Annelies Huygen (UvA/TNO)

DATA & the Self Hackathon Challenge 

Tuesday 11 April | 09.00 - 21.00hrs

Please note: Hackathon participants cannot attend the Tuesday IoT programme. We recommend hackathon participants to join us monday afternoon at the 'Data & the Self' programme.

Create a prototype that is driven by personal data for aesthetic expression of the self.

Technology is not separated from ourselves anymore, it is interwoven in who we are, in what we do and in where we live. Daily we feed and share personal data to platforms and apps. In return we are able to profit from personalised services and to build and express our digital selfs online.

It is maybe time to question what data means relating to the self and how this ‘fluid digital’ self influences our and other people’s behaviour. But also to leave functional, pragmatic IoT-applications behind us and to look forward to the world we want to live in: what do we look like in the future and how do we perceive and interact with each other in real life using smart technologies?

People express their identity through the everyday objects they use, the fashion they wear, and the way they act. As cultural symbols of the self.

In this hackathon we’re going to explore these identity defining ‘things’ that can be worn as garment on the body, as accessory, or as jewellery or something new we cannot not foresee.

The things are driven by personal data. Personal data is collected in the form of bodily data (biochemic) or activity data (movement) by regular sensors or new sensors like biosensors, activity trackers, brain sensors, etc. Connectivity is key in the Internet of Things. Therefore your device is connected with smart objects and sensors that are around, with devices/wearables of other people, and/or with (open) data of the environment.