NURAY GOKALP IS GLOBAL, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY, AND INNOVATION!
Nuray has a passion for innovation, technology, culture, and many more topics. She finished her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Nuray’s thesis “Multimodal, Affective, and Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction” combined her passion for technology and innovation.
Her passion for technology and culture brought her to Japan, where she studied Japanese language and culture at Keio University in Tokyo. As a student, Nuray was part of the Extreme Blue internship at IBM, where she expressed her passion for technology and innovation. As a young professional, she worked as a Management Trainee at Air France KLM, where she was responsible for several innovative projects, the first one creating an Agile development track using Scrum.
As a next step in her career, Nuray has worked in several roles (project manager, portfolio manager, information manager, advisor) for several innovative, local and European projects (open innovation, open data, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding) as part of the City of Amsterdam in “quadruple helix” partnerships with public, private, academia, and citizens.
She has combined all of these experiences in AmsterdamTech.City and GlobalTech.City, focusing on tech trends such as Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big & Open Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Nuray organises and moderates monthly tech events every first Monday of the month in Amsterdam and other cities around the world. This is a platform where government, academia, corporates, startups, scale ups, students, and citizens connect together presenting problems and solutions. We are all connected!
Nuray Gokalp's mission is to solve societal challenges with trending tech solutions globally!
Read the full story in her blog post "GovTech is my Mission" and "FemTech in my DNA".
Coordinating advisor at the office of the Digital Commissioner, Bas Eenhoorn. Bas Eenhoorn (1946) is the National Commissioner for Digital Government (Digi-commissioner). He was appointed by the Dutch Parliament in August 2014. The Digi-commissioners task is to develop a Generic Digital Infrastructure (GDI) that has a high level of operational excellence. The GDI provides government bodies with the basic digital platform to help them organise their primary processes. Thanks to the common use of the GDI, people experience coherence in the government’s services, and a uniform way of communication.
Born September 15, 1952 in Curaçao (former Netherlands Antilles). Completed primary and secondary education on the Island, studied architecture at the Delft Technical University and graduated as an urban engineer in 1977. Returning to Curacao, worked 10 years for the Island Authority at the Department of Spatial Development and Housing. Became Head of the Planning Division and Acting Head of the Department in 1981. Continued my career in 1987 in the Netherlands at the municipalities of The Hague and Rotterdam in various project- and general management functions in the spatial sector, including Head of the Building Codes department in Rotterdam and director of Building Control in The Hague. Worked from 2008 for the Municipality of Amsterdam as Secretary-Director for the Amsterdam Zuidoost District and Deputy General Director for the Municipality. Joined the Wibaut Group as a Consultant and on October 1, 2014 was granted the assignment of Program Director Neighborhood Revitalization (New Style) at the municipality of The Hague. The assignment was to set up a New Action Plan for Neighborhood Revitalization. The Action Plan was adopted by the council under the name "Upward Force" in July 2015, and consecutively a new assignment was granted to set up Neighborhood Development Corporations in The Hague with the aim of tackling unemployment, supporting business and developing careers in cooperation with business partners, educational and social institutions.
Gijsbert has a M.Sc in Astrophysics and has done research in telescope development by simulating parts of the universe. Pursuing his dream of really making a difference in sustainability he started a technical traineeship at Alliander. Here Gijsbert focused on projects dealing with solar power and (personal) energy storage systems. After the traineeship Gijsbert continued in the energy sector and became team lead of the virtual reality team at SIM-CI.
Gijsbert’s ambition is to directly contribute to a more sustainable world by pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and technology. He believes that many of the world's biggest problems can be solved by the use of applied physics, research and new disruptive technologies.
Gijsbert loves the adventure of travelling. He likes to engage in fun sports such as surfing and snowboarding and is interested in commercial space travel.
I am an industrial designer working in the field of man-city interaction. I focus on design projects within the context of urban development: communication, research, design and creative collaboration.
Initiator of Haagse Makers, the platform for resourcefulness in The Hague; anyone in The Hague should be able to make what he/she dreams about
Jovana Karanovic is a researcher/speaker based in Amsterdam. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Economics from Amsterdam University College and Research Master Business in Society from the University of Amsterdam, and soon she will be starting her PhD in Business Administration at the VU University, Amsterdam. Jovana studies the impact of digital technologies on businesses and society. She is particularly passionate about the phenomenon of sharing economy (e.g. Uber, Airbnb), new organizational forms (e.g. platform cooperatives), and online labor platforms.
See Jovana's latest paper here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1024258916688861