Ivonne Jansen-Dings

  • Head of Programme
    Ivonne Jansen-Dings

    As Head of Programme at Waag, Ivonne investigates how we can make citizens resilient to the onset of smart city technologies. By raising awareness about the risks for society, she hopes to empower people and help them to create viable alternatives. Although we should not be naive about the way our personal lives and democratic structures are being influenced by centralized and closed technology, she is optimistic about the different ways people are finding to harness the same power for social innovation and the common good.

    Coming from an interaction design background she has been a project manager, project developer and team leader for many years in the ICT and innovation domain. Her expertise lies in understanding the uncertainties disruptive technologies can bring and building practical bridges between the different stakeholder in involved. Whether this is through agile development approaches, co-creation workshops, hackathons, manifestos, labs, pilots or other types of creative research.

    As Head of Program at Waag she has lead large European projects like Apps for Europe and is now spearheading the Smart Citizens Lab. From the beginning of the Open Data movement in the Netherlands she have been a vocal advocate of Open Government practices, through projects like Apps for Amsterdam, Code for NL, Making Sense, Clarity and E-Dem.nl. She specialises in the way peer-to-peer technology and bottom-up participation influences the policy making process.

    Currently she is a board member of the ISOC foundation and Code for NL and is a mother of three children.

Articles

  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    25-08-2017
    Many important philosophers from the past have posed questions on what makes a good and just city. Now it seems that these questions are being…
  • We code
    Smart Citizens Lab
    01-06-2017
    Why should you measure, when there is nothing to measure? This was the central question at the third meeting in our Making Sense pilot in measuring…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    12-11-2015
    Code for Eindhoven is part of Code for NL, a project of Waag in which people with a technological background are placed within local governments. In…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    06-10-2015
    Last month, Dutch and Finnish fellows and policy makers met during the Mindtrek conference and a code fellow training in Finland. The aim of this…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    23-03-2015
    After the example of Code for America, Waag recently introduced Code for NL. Code for NL arranges fellowships for technically savvy people within…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    30-09-2014
    In this blogpost, we introduce five examples of ‘glocal’ digital social innovators. These organisations are creating bridges between local issues and…