Reference architecture, eco systems and demo of the StarterK!t – Rick Schager, Municipality of Eindhoven

Reference architecture, eco systems and demo of the StarterK!t – presented by Rick Schager, Municipality of Eindhoven, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Bring your own laptop with admin rights. We will provide our ’framework-on-a-stick’.

About Rick Schager
Senior ICT architect and project manager with the ambition and experience to deliver results on time, within agreed budget and quality criteria.

I do this in close collaboration with all stakeholders and based on strategic goals and principles. When conflicting interests arise, I reconcile these by using my listening skills, sensitivity, technical knowledge and creativity.

This creates a win/win situation for all concerned and true support from high to low.

All this leads to a broad-based use and pays off with when it comes to user implementation and transition to the line organization and the realization of societal benefits.

Interview
What drives you?
Make IT work!

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Good company, a desalination unit and tools.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
A horizontal Urban Data Platform(s) with minimal, modular, open and easy to use components and (API) interfaces, based on de-facto agreed principles and guidelines.

In the short run the current beta versions will be further developed and validated on local, regional and national and/or European level.

A StarterK!t-like easy to install, operate, use, share and contribute working package will be enhanced and validated as a first step to the Digital Single Market in the EU H2020 project by 8 cities and a substantial number of open call SME applicants.

After 2020 the European Commission will provide vast funding for the massive roll-out and actual implementation of the validated mature platform(s) to realize the Digital Single Market.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
The Digital Single Market will enable Europe to survive as autonomous and inclusive knowledge center and society, without becoming (only) an obidiant ATM for Silicon Valley or a snack for dragon behind the wall.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Too much focus on local, short-term goals: political vote earnings, profit/shareholder/market value, personal/career ambitions lead to closed environments and old fashioned (closed, IP-based) business models.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
By sharing knowledge, co-create, collaborate to open API, micro services and applications a real self-managed platform will arise and stay.

Not become DICKS, but adhere to the motto: Digital Innovation: City Knowledge Sharing!

About Municipality of Eindhoven
Eindhoven is a municipality and a city located in the Netherlands. The city has a surface of 88,84 km² and a population of over 227.000 (April 2017), making it the largest city of the south. Eindhoven is centrally located in Europe and easy accessible.

Eindhoven equals energy: a bustling city in transition, with a constant flow of new developments in the fields of creativity, innovation, technology, design and knowledge.

The Municipality’s organisation consists of 15 sections, managed by the Board of Directors and divided into the following domains: public services, urban development, urban companies, administrative support and internal services.

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.

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