Innovative City Convention 2013
Nice·18 & 19 juin 2013
Dirk VAN DER WOUDE
Présentation de Dirk VAN DER WOUDE
- Etudes: Directeur de la connectivité, Département de la planification d’Amsterdam / Director Connectivity, Department of City Planning , Amsterdam
- Dirk VAN DER WOUDE
Dirk van der Woude is the program manager of the municipal broadband programme at the urban planning department of Amsterdam. The city recognizes the necessity of an open and future proof Next Generation Network (NGN) as an essential precondition for a sustainable and competitive economy and society. In relation to the city¹s broadband-, energy- and sustainability programs services are developed and experimented with. As the municipality found the market failing to build the necessary network it brought about a commercial company, GNA, that found commercial partners to co-invest. GNA now rolls out a fiber to the home network, point to point. In December 2008 the Dutch Regulators elevated crucial parts of the Amsterdam NGN approach to become the national policy. Sustainability being an important goal in Amsterdam the City continuously aims at combining fiber and Smart Grid initiatives. In separate projects Dirk has closely been involved in having all Amsterdam schools as well as many theatres connected with 1 Gigabit symmetric connections. In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious national Vosko Award for Perseverant Innovation. Dirk (1955) studied management sciences and sociology in Amsterdam and Utrecht.