Following the success of the first Future City Foundation (a FIWARE iHub) online get together with Wim Willems, Councilor of the City of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, and more than 90 Smart City enthusiasts, this week’s online get-together on Thursday, 26 March at 3 PM (CET) goes international with the participation of the FIWARE Foundation. Together with its members and partners, the Foundation as a global ecosystem is driving the definition and open source implementation of key open de-facto standards that enable the development of portable and interoperable Smart Solutions in a faster, easier and affordable way. It hereby avoids vendor lock-in scenarios whilst also nourishing a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem.

Participation is free, all you need to do is bring your own drink and snack and you will be good to go.

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, will be joining the get-together to talk about FIWARE. The FIWARE Catalogue offers a curated framework of open source platform components that can be assembled together and with other third-party platform components to accelerate the development of Smart Solutions. It hereby enables a landscape of diverse but interoperable Smart City solutions. Ulrich Ahle will give a short talk on how FIWARE is changing cities worldwide and how municipalities and companies can apply FIWARE solutions. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session where it will be possible to ask Mr. Ahle questions.

We look forward to an interactive online event, after which we will raise our glasses together!

How Do You Participate?

Registration is free and simple: Click here to register for the event. You will then receive an email on Thursday morning with the link to take part at 3 PM (CET) on Thursday (26 March). Participation is free of charge and the online event will be in English.

Who is Organizing The Event?

Together with its partners, the only FIWARE iHub in the Netherlands is hosting the online get-togethers. We organize these online get-togethers from the Future City Foundation, together with our partners. The events hereby also act as a run-up to the ‘City Deal’, “A Smart City, That’s How You Do It”, which the Dutch iHub is setting up at the request of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and city network G40. For more information about the City Deal, please visit the Future City Foundation website.