Event: Amsterdam Science Parks Connects

September 14, 2021

Join our "Amsterdam Science Park Connects Event" hybrid event. 

Let's Connect and Celebrate!

After a thorough renovation and expansion, the Amsterdam Data Tower (AMS17) of Interxion: A Digital Realty Company is ready for the future. Exactly 5 years after the initial commissioning, we invite you to join us in (re)opening this connectivity hub.

With the AMS17 Data Tower in the background, journalist and presenter Charles Groenhuijsen will lead a forum discussion on the crucial role of the Amsterdam Science Park in the digital transformation of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is 'The Gateway to Europe', but can we retain this position?

Register now for our event, limited places available. Or join the live stream.

 

Time

Program

 

15:30 - 15:40

Welcome by Charles Groenhuijsen and Michel van den Assem, Managing Director of Interxion: A Digital Realty Company Netherlands

15:40 - 16:05

Forum discussion moderated by Charles Groenhuijsen about the crucial role of the Amsterdam Science Park in the digital transformation in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is 'The Gateway to Europe' but can we maintain this position?

With the participation of:
     

  • Michiel Steltman: General Director of the Digital Infrastructure Association NL (DINL) 

  • Queeny Rajkowski: Member of the House of Representatives (VVD) and member of the Digital Affairs Committee

  • Peter van Burgel: CEO of AMS-IX, the first Dutch Internet exchange 

  • Michel van den Assem: Managing Director of Interxion: A Digital Realty Company Netherlands.

16:05 - 16:15

Dave McCrory, the inventor of Data Gravity about the Data Gravity of Amsterdam

16:15 - 16:45

The new national supercomputer SNELLIUS is located in the Amsterdam Data Tower and will be officially commissioned by Queen Máxima on September 16. Charles talks about it with:

  •   Walter Lioen: Manager Research Services of SURF

  •   Rick Koopman: Technical Leader AI & High Performance Computing of LENOVO

  •   Koenraad Zirkzee: Director Operations of Interxion: A Digital Realty Company

 

16:45 - 17:00 

Symbolic opening of Amsterdam Data Tower by Mr. Piet Beertema, internet pioneer

17:00 

Networking and opportunity to tour Amsterdam Data Tower and Supercomputer