Data promises to unlock solutions to many of today’s major challenges. Unfortunately, accessing this data is not as easy as it seems. Amsterdam Smart City organises an interesting event about this, with lots of opportunity for discussion.

The event is held on Thursday, 29 September from 4 PM at DataLab Amsterdam, Weesperstraat 113-117.


  • 3:50 – 4:00 Walk-in
  • 4:00 – 4:10 Welcome and introductions, Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City)
  • 4:10 – 4:20 Introduction to AMdEX, Joep Meindertsma (Dexes)
  • 4:20 – 4:30 AMdEX case study: Marineterrein Sensor Data, Tom van Arman (Tapp)
  • 4:30 – 4:40 Future of AMdEX, Jan van Boesschoten (AMS-IX)
  • 4:40 – 4:45 Critical reflection by Waag (speaker TBC)
  • 4:45 – 5:00 Panel discussion
  • 5:00 – 5:30 Wrap-up and networking drinks

Data Dilemmas

Who wants to share business-sensitive data with a competitor? Or privacy-sensitive data? Due to uncertainty about security, privacy and data ownership, less than 1% of all data is actually used, shared and analysed. At the same time, as individuals and organisations we often give away our data – without even realising it. Large tech parties collect, process and use your data to make a profit.

In response to these challenges, AMdEX aims to shape the future of a fair data economy where data owners can securely share their data. Central to AMdEX is the premise that data are not shared without permissions from data owner. What conditions would you set before sharing your personal data? Or competitively sensitive information? Or your research data?

The session presents key experiences, dilemmas and lessons learned from the AMdEX initiative and invites the audience to contribute to the discussion.

About the organisers

Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s DataLab. Three times a year, they explore the possibilities for using data and new technologies to address urban and societal challenges, with a focus on responsible digitalisation. The goal is to use data to make cities more safe, clean and accessible. But what happens to all the data that is collected? Which dilemmas do we encounter when we collect (personal) data to improve the city? These questions are important for everyone: governments, knowledge institutions, companies, and civil society. Amsterdam Smart City would like to explore which decisions are needed for a responsible use of data.

AMdEX is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Province Noord-Holland.

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