Albert H. Seubers
Albert Seubers (1959) graduated at Agricultural University Wageningen in building technologies and biomass gasification. Ever since he worked in IT consultancy focused on governmental topics. He worked for Dutch Telecom implementing the first fiber networks in Netherlands, for CMG as director in the Public Sector Service group, for HP as Public Sector executive before he joined Atos in 2008. Since 2011 he is Director Global Strategy Smart Cities for Atos. Since 2019 Albert is member of the Board of Directors of the FIWARE Foundation. The Atos Smart City program focusses on the virtuous circle of managing a city on all aspects as safety, citizen services, employment, education, social and health care, transport and traffic, sustainability and governance and economic development. Engaging citizens and business communities to create and maintain a sustainable, safe and prosperous city is the key message in the Atos Smart City Strategy. In his role Albert works with cities all over the world to help them define their strategy often referred to as a Smart City Strategy or find solutions to support their strategy. Albert is a strong believer in the fact that data plays an important maybe even the most important role in creating the city of the future. As data is leveraging new capabilities to improve citizen services, it also allows for new business models to support cities in financing the city in the future. But data is to be treated with respect for the privacy of all citizens. And as more data is gathered through connected devices (sensors) expanding the possible attack platform for cyber intrusion, there is a clear need for highly secured operated Urban Data Management platform.