Category: Basic Infrastructure

Signify holds annual partner summit in the ArenA

From September 6-7 Signify held their annual partner summit in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. From all over the world their global network of Value Added Partners came together in the most innovative and sustainable stadium in the world. Signify is one of the partners of the Johan Cruijff ArenA and strategic partner of Amsterdam Innovation ArenA. In total, three hundred international partners and one hundred Signify-employees visited the summit.

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World first: live ArenA match viewed in real time in South Korea

For the first time in the world, a football match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA was broadcast in real time, with only 0.3 seconds delay, in Daejeon, South Korea. Combining new Ultra-Wide Vision technology with a super-fast data connection enabled a group of South Koreans to experience the live event in an unmatched way. Conducted by TNO, the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and SURFnet, the test broadcast was designed amongst other things to demonstrate whether European Championship 2020 matches can be experienced live worldwide.

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Livable Smart Cities Alliance to invest in urban livability with United Nations

Last week saw the launch of the Livable Smart Cities Alliance in which the municipalities of Amsterdam and Warsaw have agreed to invest in urban livability. It comes from an initiative by the United Nations, the city of Amsterdam, the Johan Cruijff Arena and Geodan/EduGIS. The city of Amsterdam has designated Zuidoost as the testing ground for the project. People living in this suburb in Amsterdam’s southeast will be the first to get started on livability in this way.

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KPMG Data & Analytics for Amsterdam Innovation Arena

In 2020, the Johan Cruijff ArenA wants to be the most innovative stadium in the world. But how can this ambition be turned into reality? What are the necessary steps? And what is KPMG’s role in the process? Henk van Raan, director of Amsterdam Innovation Arena: “The secret is in optimal cooperation and creating a data driven organization.” An interview.

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