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Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.

State of the frameworks

Thursday, December 6, 10:45-12:45h

Panel members share their view on the possibilities of IoT frameworks based on their specific contexts. After that an interactive discussion moderated by Anthony Liekens


Anthony Liekens

Anthony is an eclectic high-tech skill collector with a keen interest in anything science and technology. He is a real life mad scientist — doctor in biomedical technology, master in computer science and sous-chef in French cuisine. Anthony teaches at Thomas More where he gets student groups to ideate, design and make IoT products.

Wienke Giezeman

Wienke Giezeman is initiator of The Things Network. Has 5 years experience as being a startup entrepreneur. First founding a video on demand startup and moving in the IoT space after.

Afzal Mangal

Started twelve years ago as a techy in the telecommunications & internet industry and also worked as a creative in the events industry from 2008 to 2014. Now I combined these two backgrounds within one very cool job at IoT T-Mobile. To be honest, I don’t know what my job title exactly is. Few days ago I was having discussions about our product roadmap and our business accelerator strategy. The day before yesterday I was involved in some ‘how to reach our target audience’ discussions. Yesterday I was helping some amazing colleagues to become more amazing while they helped me to become a better person. Today I am exploring some new NB-IoT features with our network-heroes. Tomorrow I will host our Installfest and welcome new people in our IoT community. Two things are for sure: we are building something special and it is fun!

In my twelve years of working experience I have learned how most of the companies and people work together and operate. Lack of trust makes people forget that we are here to create solutions with value and add value in the society. Hence, it is my main goal to create an IoT ecosystem where people work together based on trust.

Jochem Meuwese

Jochem is teamlead IoT at internet agency info.nl. Info.nl is a creative technology agency that develops intuitive and manageable digital products for complex digital issues. For the development of several IoT projects info.nl developed a solution to connect sensors to a data storage and services based front-end.


ThingsCon is a 2 day event, packed with talks, workshops and other events.

Thu, Dec 6

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:30h: keynotes
10:45-12:45h: workshop round 1
13:00-15:00h: workshop round 2
15:15-17:15h: workshop round 3
17:30h keynote
18:00h pitches student hack challenge
19:00h drinks, award ceremony
Whole day: demos and more

Fri, Dec 7

Doors open 8:30h, opening 9:30h
9:45-10:45h: keynotes
11:00-13:00h: workshop round 4
14:00-17:30h: keynotes
17:30h: closing and drinks
Whole day: demos and more

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Date and time

thursday, 6 dec. 2018, 10:00 – friday, 7 dec. 2018, 20:00 (CET)


Bluecity 100 Maasboulevard, 3063 NS Rotterdam