Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report was based on research into cutting edge technologies and future-forward thinking. What if similar simulations are created based on actual data and technology, which is bound to happen? With spatial computing, open data, IA and 5G, the digital twin is about to reach unprecedented detail. Welcome to a world where content enhances and facilitates our everyday lives, from home to work. Where we can rearrange our home, follow directions, control machines and even remotely work thanks to these new technologies and the links between them.
This programme is an in person event in Amsterdam and will be broadcasted in the Laval Virtual World.
Timmy Ghiurau – Innovation Leader XR, Volvo
Jan Verwoerd – Founder, 360Fabriek
Martin Liboska – Mobile XR Product Owner, Deutsche Telekom
Tom van Arman – Smart City Strategist & Future City Maker
Maarten Sukel – AI Lead, City of Amsterdam
VRDAYS –2021-11-14T19:46:39+01:00



No matter if it’s social, economical, or environmental: Sustainability is a thing. What role can future coders, engineers & developers play in this hot new market? Based in Amsterdam “The front line of a circular EU city,  Tom van Arman of will showcase personal and transformative API’s, Open Source Codes, Artificial Intelligent “municipal projects for good” and what it means for the talented developers of Ukraine. 

DEVOXX UKRAINE 20212021-11-14T19:45:11+01:00

Data Transparency in Public Space Conference Oct. 6-7


Oct. 6 11AM – Paul Manwaring will be part of the first panel discussion at the DTPS conference 2021 “Data Visibility Frameworks and Law” with Keynote speaker Beryl Dreijer – Privacy Officer at the City of Amsterdam, and Sage and Naomi from the organising committee who will open the program Oct. 6 at 10:50 AM. Paul will speak about the “The Responsible Sensing Toolkit: Data transparency applied to an ethical framework for city sensing projects in public spaces.” The DTPS2021 schedule has been posted and registration is still open -sign up now https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/bride/DTPS2021/Schedule/#talks

Data Transparency in Public Space Conference Oct. 6-72021-09-29T12:10:08+01:00

RePublica21 – Crowdboost Digitalstrategie Berlin


The State of Berlin wants to shape the digital transformation in terms of sustainability, participation and economic development. Paul joins the leaders on the digital stage to discuss the CITIXL participatory processes.

Join the discussion today! https://re-publica.tv/de/session/crowdboost-digital-strategy-berlin




RePublica21 – Crowdboost Digitalstrategie Berlin2021-05-20T11:30:41+01:00

Festival de Géopolitique de Grenoble

The Festival Géopolitique 2020 has been rescheduled for March 24-26, 2021.  Paul Manwaring will deliver a paper: Smart Cities versus Smart Citizens are Living Labs the answer?  If we are going to create sustainable value in urban environments we need to radically change our thinking from the current top-down/bottom-up dichotomy to a more egalitarian side-by-side collaborative approach. He will explain how it is possible to cultivate a productive dynamic between socio economic power and the power of the crowd in Living Labs.  
Festival de Géopolitique de Grenoble2020-10-06T13:12:59+01:00

User Centric Digital Cities: Generating Value with Experimentation in Living Labs


Paul Manwaring will discuss is current focus with the City of Amsterdam CTO office to test, distribute and scale community driven Smart City solutions for crowd monitoring in public spaces. He will share his experience working with Tom van Arman at the Marineterrein Living Labs to generate urban value through inclusive experimentation and discuss their unique Data + Dialogue approach.

User Centric Digital Cities: Generating Value with Experimentation in Living Labs2020-10-06T13:31:04+01:00

Virtual Sensor World Week


Smart Cities, Energy & Infrastructure

Tom will be speaking to sensor specialists within the smart city and infrastructure sector. With a core focus on IoT, AI and advanced sensing technologies for smart cities – including sustainable technologies, managing assets with sensing technologies and reducing energy and waste.

How to Future-proof Your City in The Age of Corona?

Since Corona, we realize there is a huge discrepancy between the policy versus practice of safe social distancing. Using Computer Vision (AI, object detection & machine learning) we have been able to safely capture, store, process and share real-time insights with the public to make informed decisions. During this talk, Tom will be showing fellow civic-innovators how to use this open-source (GDPR ready) technologies to communicate ‘spatial health’ of urban parks, squares, terraces, waterfronts and other social spaces.

Join us here: https://transformindustry.com/virtual-sensor-world-week/

Virtual Sensor World Week2020-10-04T19:44:30+01:00

Kyiv Smart City Forum 2020


How to Future-proof Your City in The Age of Corona?

Smart Architecture? Inclusive Cities? Excited to be speaking at the Kiev Smart City Forum 2020 w/ Yulian Chaplinsky , Chief Archiect of Lviv and deputy minister of the Ministry of regional development. We’ll be discussing how to future proof cities in the era of corona. For those interested in Tom’s mission and vision for smart cities check out: https://bit.ly/36rtGA2 (Language: Ukrainian – use Google Chrome w/ English Translation on!)

Kyiv Smart City Forum 20202020-10-04T19:39:16+01:00

Smart Cities and Municipalities


Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition

Jan. 15-16, 2020 Ankara, Turkey
Paul Manwaring has been invited by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey to to give
a speech on the topic of ‘’Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities”.  He will focus on the value
generating dynamic of Living Labs and discuss specific cases from CITIXL and the City of Amsterdam
to demonstrate experimentation as a driver of innovation in Urban environments.


Smart Cities and Municipalities2020-01-07T23:07:58+01:00
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