Innovations Talk: Bas Boorsma

Innovation Bulb

Bas Boorsma

Many cities aim to embark on ambitious innovation and digitalization strategies — or already have. What makes such strategies result in the impact hoped for? What can be learned from the many successes and failures observed in the "smart city" space of the past 10 years? What are the building blocks of a comprehensive digitalization effort for a community? What are the skills and competencies executing organizations need to gear up for? What are some of the key questions emerging from smart city initiatives that are up for attention of the research and academic communities?

Bas Boorsma is a leader in the "smart city" space with over 16 years of experience. He is managing director of the smart city practice at Rainmaking, CEO of The Academy for Smarter Communities and adjunct professor at ASU. Boorsma served as Cisco’s director of digitization in Europe until beginning of 2018. Boorsma is based out of Amsterdam.

RSVP is requested for this event.

Department: 
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Contact: 
Melissa Waite
Sep 21 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Computing Commons 120
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
Free