Ivonne Jansen-Dings

Head of Programme at Waag

As Head of Programme at Waag, Ivonne investigates how we can make citizens resilient to the onset of smart city technologies. By raising awareness about the risks for society, she hopes to empower people and help them to create viable alternatives. Although we should not be naive about the way our personal lives and democratic structures are being influenced by centralized and closed technology, she is optimistic about the different ways people are finding to harness the same power for social innovation and the common good.

My Sessions

Data and Digital Identity in the Cities


The amount of data generated by human activity in cities is tremendous and is expected to grow every day. If for a long time cities (as authorities) were spectators rather than actors in terms of data use and management, this is no longer the case. Aware of the democratic, economic and ecological challenges related to […]