Amsterdam is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Europe, perhaps even in the world. And Amsterdam is certainly one of the most underestimated technology and start-up hubs in the world. But the Dutch capital has a long history of collaboration and innovation. The city’s business and social ecosystems are defined by a set of shared principles: diversity, openness, pragmatism, and agility.
Amsterdam’s spirit of innovation is rooted in its history. For centuries, diverse groups in the city have had to work together, for example to ensure that the city remained dry in the face of constant flooding. This has created a society that relies on innovation and cooperation. Mobilizing the strength and creativity of different parties and thinking with an open mind have been the driving forces that continue to propel the city forwards today. It is this history of innovation that has allowed Amsterdam to respond so successfully in recent years to the emergence of disruptive technologies.
Amsterdam’s bottom-up approach is based on smart growth, startups, liveability, and digital innovation. Thanks to the cooperation between companies, research institutes, entrepreneurs and the government, the country has been able to create an environment where innovation can swiftly be created and implemented.
TNW Conference — Tech for better or worse?
Last but not least, in Amsterdam beats the heart of tech. Once a year the international technology and start-up scene meets for an extraordinary festival: the TNW Conference Amsterdam (May 9–10, 2019). This year Porsche is one of the most important partners of the Technology Festival at NDSM, situated on the waterfront in Amsterdam Noord.
Why we are part of the TNW Amsterdam
The automotive industry today is changing in the next 5 years more than in its 50 years before. Porsche is on a journey to fundamentally transform its business model: From a traditional automotive company to a software-enabled automotive tech player.
At TNW Conference in beautiful Amsterdam, we’re moving forward to technology and IT topics to #createtomorrow together. Join our sessions at the Porsche x TNW Ferris Wheel and get in touch with Design, E-Performance, Connectivity, and Digital Business Experts.
Partnering with Chargetrip and Cobalt Industries
And just like at re:publica in Berlin (May 6–8, 2019), we are not alone on site, we develop our (next) visions in dialogue with others. Please get to know our partners, who you can meet personally at our stand on both days of the conference and enjoy a chat with them in our Ferris wheel to move things forward:
Chargetrip, was founded in 2016 by Mark Hulsbergen, Gideon van Dijk, Andreas Sansano and Pieter Waller. Chargetrip was founded because driving Electric is great, but going beyond your range isn’t. When taking a longer EV journey a driver has two options; plan and calculate ahead or search and calculate last minute. Chargetrip builds powerful intuitive Applications for EV drivers including trip planning, station overviews, live navigation and integrations with payment providers.
As you can imagine, we are very happy to be part of this international festival. So, see you in Amsterdam next week? We are keen to get to know your NEXT VISIONS!
In our next blog post about TNW Amsterdam, we will introduce you to our topics and panel talks at TNW more in detail. Until then, follow us on Twitter (Porsche Digital Lab Berlin, Porsche Digital), Instagram (Porsche Digital Lab Berlin, Porsche Digital) and LinkedIn (Porsche Digital Lab Berlin, Porsche Digital). Everything about TNW in Amsterdam can be found here.