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Ronald Haverman

Ronald Haverman is an expert in the field of shared mobility. He founded the Dutch bike sharing system OV-fiets in the beginning of this century. In 2009 Ronald lived in Melbourne and ran a bike sharing pilot with RMIT University. Back in Holland he became director of MyWheels and introduced peer-2-peer car sharing in the Netherlands. Ronald is also co-founder of Common.bike: an open source bike sharing platform owned and developed by the community. Nowadays Ronald focuses on “interoperability’ for bike sharing. There is an increasing number of bike sharing initiatives popping up in the Netherlands and the world. For all those initiatives customers need a special account, app or smart card. In the Netherlands, there are already more than 10 incompatible bike sharing services. Because this is difficult to understand for travellers, they do not use shared bikes as much as it could be. That’s why Ronald works with “Tour the Force” developing an open standard for bike sharing. Our goal is to make it possible people can grab a bike anywhere in The Netherlands with just one account.

Ronald is panelist in the session Architects vs Platforms

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

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Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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Tickets & info

12 / 13 December, Rotterdam | Get your tickets now!

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)


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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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