Dr. Daan Velthausz received his MSc (1993) and PhD (1998) in computer science and has worked in the Netherlands for many years and in South Africa since 2008 at CSIR Meraka Institute. Daan is co-founder of two companies: InVivio: (a Living Lab innovation company) and Maraxis (a strategic consultancy company). Daan Velthausz has been involved in many strategic initiatives, e.g. the smart city strategy development for the City of Johannesburg, and many research projects, including many open innovation studies (EU), as well as many evaluation studies in Mozambique, Angola and South Africa.
How to innovate in a urban/city environment?
In his talk, Velthausz will illustrate how cities can innovate through smarter decision making and co-creation via urban living labs.