Amsterdam a hotspot for disruptive technology

On 27 - 28 June, Amsterdam will be hosting a new tech conference that focuses on “disruptive” technologies. NXTTCH (pronounced “next tech”) will connect the corporate world to all kinds of new technologies such as virtual reality, robotics, the internet of things, 3D printing, and many more.

NXTTCH, which will take place in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, is hosting about 150 technology professionals, innovation managers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs, and will offer a broad range of activities. The conference brings together “suits and hoodies” who will be looking at how new technologies can have a direct impact on people, organisations, and society. It will focus on digital disruption, with many world-class speakers discussing the business impact of these emerging technologies.

Amsterdam and the internet of things

For example, Ger Baron, the City of Amsterdam's CTO, will discuss the so-called internet of things, and what it means for a city when millions of new devices are being connected every year; how will this affect work, leisure, and everyday life? There will even be a special lunch session where attendees can play with Lego in an experimental process that is designed to enhance innovation and business performance.

Other speakers come from organisations such as KPN, Rabobank, the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Delft University of Technology, and Startupbootcamp.

NXTTCH is being organised in parallel with CIO CITY, a separate, invitation-only conference that will welcome more than 200 CIOs and IT executives to Amsterdam. With its interactive workshops, CIO speeches, keynote addresses, and countless networking opportunities, this annual conference has become an invaluable opportunity for CIOs around to globe to get new ideas and insights.