Speaker Bio & Abstract

Jene van der Heide Senior Consultant, Strategy and Policy
The Netherlands

BiographyJene van der Heide is a senior adviser on strategy and innovation at the Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (in short: Kadaster). He is working on a smart government for a smart society. His scope: developments and innovations in Smart Cities, all for a happy life! Jene studied Spatial Planning at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in the 90s. He started his career at the municipality of Arnhem in 1999. From 2005 to 2007 he ran his own consultancy business in the geo information for public safety. Jene started at the Kadaster in 2007 as quartermaster of a new division on spatial advisory, and then worked as senior project manager on numerous spatial assignments and developed new products and services. Jene has also been working regularly for Geonovum since 2009. He is proud of his contribution to the very popular television series The Netherlands from above and Invisible Netherlands. And he wonders; do you want to live in a smart cityAbstractAre you on expedition towards a better future by building a smart society Then you will certainly recognize these four phases of the smart society expedition: (1) the ethical phase; (2) the principles phase; (3) the strategy phase and (4) the makers phase. To provide you with some input on the ethical phase; question yourself how and in what extent digital transformation of society affects public values. Key words here are: privacy, security, autonomy, control over technology, human dignity, justice and balance of power (Rathenau, Waardevol Digitaliseren, 2018, in Dutch). My point is; data helps us resolving societal challenges, but at the same time governments should take responsibility to secure public values. One experiment I want to mention here is the registration of sensors in public space, as the entrance to public sensor data. But for all to be transparent to the public. In line with the sensor registration another crucial building block is, to build connected open urban data platforms (fi EIP-SCC; https://eu-smartcities.eu/initiatives/68/activity). Critical success factor for the open urban data platforms is Ďtrustí. With trust I refer to organizing data quality and transparency. By the way, an open urban data platform isnít new to cities and countries. We have already organized well functioning national spatial data infrastructures (NSDI; https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/). So we can do it!