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.
When ESL was launched in 2000, it was no more than a gathering of gaming enthusiasts. Now the company runs events that fill stadiums and bring together millions of online viewers. ESL’s largest event draws around 48 million viewers and some 160,000 visitors.
To enhance the customer experience and creating business models tat drive commercial opportunities, that is what the Connected Stadium Summit is all about. The summit is being held today at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Ajax uses special software to measure and record every movement that its football players make. Using the same software, the ArenA measures even more things: from grass health to beer consumption during a summer soccer match. A conversation with the data architect at Ajax and the ArenA, Max Reckers.