book presentation: A new Digital Deal by Bas Boorsma  

High Tech Campus Eindhoven | Conference Center  |  October 11, 2017  |  15:00 - 17:00 | Free admission



A new Digital Deal

Beyond Smart Cities. How to Best Leverage Digitalization for the Benefit of our Communities.



How can we foster the digital enablement of our communities? How to plan for digitalization efforts that deliver value – economically, socially, and environmentally? What can we do to ensure human values are central to the exercise of digitalization? Why have so many 'smart city' initiatives produced mixed results and what can we learn from them? What are the stepping stones for success in building and executing on a smart city or country digitalization strategy? What does 'digital-ready' governance for a city, a region or a country look like? How must we prepare for a fertile coming together of investments, start-up acceleration, innovation stimulation, tech enterprise, citizens and the community at large?


A New Digital Deal answers these vital questions by articulating both a vision on community digitalization and a rudimentary, practical framework of building blocks. It explores the essence of digitalization, how communities can benefit from the next leap of digital change, and what it is needed to orchestrate it across stakeholders, both public and private, targeting economic, societal and environmental aims, cumulating in a New Deal that is digital in nature.



  • Opening & introduction – John Baekelmans, Managing Director - imec @ Holst Centre
  • A new Digital Deal – Bas Boorsma, Author
  • Smart City Innovations @Strijp S – Wouter Beelen, Volker Wessels
  • Q&A
  • Drinks

 Bas Boorsma is author of A New Digital Deal and Cisco´s 

 Digitization Lead for North Europe.