our digital identity

Values in technology: how to practice what you preach?

13-12-18 16:00 - 13-12-18 18:00
Greenhost, Johan van Hasseltkade 202, 1032 LP Amsterdam

In this meetup hosted by Greenhost, we look for ways to translate values and principles into technology. How do you actually practice what you preach? The meetup will be Dutch spoken. 

When designing technology, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are principles are behind this. Conversely, we find it important that certain principles are translated into the technology. Technology must be accessible and transparent and citizens must be able to maintain their autonomy. Large and abstract terms that must then be translated into actual technology. But how do you do that?

How can you make these principles concrete so that they do not stick to nice words, but are reflected in the chosen or designed technology? In this meetup, organized by the Digital Identity Lab, in collaboration with Greenhost and Tada, we look for ways to translate abstract principles into concrete technology.

The Digital Identity Lab

Digital Identity Lab is looking for new ideas, concepts and concrete tools that can create a reliable and secure digital identity and increase the citizens grip on it. Various stakeholders are invited to participate in the debate. The lab will bring together various perspectives from citizens, experts, artists and civil servants for a complete picture of the issue of digital identity.


Greenhost is a sustainable web hosting company. In their daily work sustainability principles are included in the choices for technology and other choices in business operations. What challenges did they encounter when integrating this principle in their technology? What did they learn from that?


Tada developed 6 principles for a digital city. This is a great opportunity to anchor these principles in the city's technology. How do they deal with this translation and what are issues they face?

16:00 - Introduction Greenhost
16:05 - Digital Identity Lab - from principles to a testing framework
16:30 - Greenhost: translating sustainability principles into technology
17:00 - Tada: principles for a digital city: how do we get it embedded in technology?
17:30 - Getting started: take one principle and pass it all through in a digital identity tool
18:00 - Closing