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Speaker profile
Iris Gommers
Program Leader Sustainable City
City of Antwerp

Program Leader Sustainable City for the City of Antwerp since 2010, before which Iris worked as a Neighbourhood Coordinator and for the Centre for Social Welfare. With a Masters in Public Management, and in Social and Cultural Agogics, Iris was born in Antwerp and has lived there ever since.

With the overall objective being to encourage and support the citizens of Antwerp in building a sustainable future, the Sustainable City Team’s main topics are climate policy (mitigation and adaptation), air quality and noise.

Iris’ team’s four assignments are:

  • To prepare the city policies regarding the above four topics
  • To advise other city services to implement sustainability in their projects and processes, especially regarding city development
  • To initiate and actualize projects (e.g. Low Emission Zones, district heating)
  • To collaborate with stakeholders

Agenda sessions

Day 1

May 15, 2017

  • Smart City Live! Focus Day

Day 2

May 16, 2017

  • Customer Centricity Live!

    • Powering Citizen-Centric Smart Cities
      Chair: Paul Morrisey, Ambassador for Big Data Analytics and Customer Experience, TM Forum
    • 2:00 pm
      PRESENTATIONS & PANEL: Humanizing Smart Cities: A Citizen-Centric Approach Toward a Scalable Smart City Platform