WIENKE GIEZEMAN

CEO & FOUNDER THE THINGS INDUSTRIES, AMSTERDAM
INITIATOR OF THE THINGS NETWORK

Keynote

Day 2, IOT, 14:05 - 14:30

DO WE STILL NEED NATIONAL CARRIERS? CROWD NETWORKS AS BACKBONE TO IOT.

HOW SECURE ARE LONG RANGE WIDE AREA NETWORKS?

WHY HAVE SO MANY FELLOWS COMMITTED TO AN OPEN AND GLOBAL NETWORK?

HOW DO TACTICAL RADIO NETWORK SERVE ECOSYSTEMS?

BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING TENANT SERVICES.

FACTS

THE THINGS NETWORK

The Things Network is now across 90 countries with 28000 members and with 1700 gateways.

IOT PLATFORMS

Providing a more open, secure and cost-effective alternative to operator IoT platforms.

APPROACHES

Enabling public/private and bottom-up/top-down hybrid approaches to IoT

NEW USE CASE CATEGORIES

Transforming business models with disruptive IoT technology by lowering connectivity OPEX to open a world of new use case categories

BIOGRAPHY

Both SXSW and TEDx speaker, Wienke Giezeman is the co-founder of The Things Network. He is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open internet of things data network. He managed to provide the city of Amsterdam with coverage in 6 weeks, and he is now building a global IoT data network.

He started his career with KPN but soon after he left the corporate world and founded WappZapp, a video on demand platform providing curated free and paid video. Wappzapp got acquired by Sanoma Publishing at the end of 2014.

Wienke has been fighting for a free and open internet since he founded Startups for Net Neutrality. Together with a group of people he let the EU Parliament know how important net neutrality is for starting online businesses.