Rotterdam Moves

Rotterdam is often praised as one of the most modern cities in the Netherlands. We wonder, however, how our city will evolve in the future. Will we still have fresh air to breathe? Will the port of Rotterdam grow even bigger? And how will technology shape the city around us?

We're happy to discuss that during the Erasmus Alumni Lecture! This time we will focus on the future of transport, the city and the port of Rotterdam.

Maarten Poot is one of the founders of felyx, a scale-up that offers shared electric scooters via an app as a new mobility concept. With growing urbanization and decreasing air quality, the transition to sustainable and shared mobility solutions is of great importance. In addition, increasing pressure on public space also means that we have to look at a transition towards compact “light electric vehicles” instead of individual and underutilized forms of transport. Felyx's concept and vision are fully aligned with these global themes. The presentation will reflect on this and discuss how a concept such as felyx contributes to shaping the sustainable transport of the future. Maarten studied Financial Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics and obtained his master's degree in 2014.


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Marcel van Oosterhout is an associate executive director at the Erasmus Center for Data Analytics (ECDA), the center of excellence for multidisciplinary insight into data, Artificial Intelligence and digitization at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Last year he led a European study into the use of data and urban data platforms in 80 cities in Europe. In his presentation on the data-driven city, he will use various examples to discuss the application possibilities of such platforms for more efficient services, support for policy, but also opportunities for innovation, sustainability and strengthening social inclusion. In addition, the main drivers and barriers are discussed. Marcel studied Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and obtained his PhD in 2010 on the subject “business agility and information technology in service organizations.”


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