The Things Network is now across 90 countries with 28000 members and with 1700 gateways.
Providing a more open, secure and cost-effective alternative to operator IoT platforms.
Enabling public/private and bottom-up/top-down hybrid approaches to IoT
Transforming business models with disruptive IoT technology by lowering connectivity OPEX to open a world of new use case categories
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.