Strategy advisor and Smart City Ambassador
Amsterdam Smart City
Since 2008 Frans-Anton Vermast MBA (1969) is Senior Strategy Advisor & Smart City Ambassador bij Amsterdam Smart City. He is an expert in searching for the opportunities of novel appliances and services that make cities a more habitable place for its citizens to live, work and play pleasantly. Furthermore, he specialises in developing Smart Cities as open and user centric innovative platforms as well as holistic and cross silo approaches through collaborative bottom up approaches and citizens engagement. Apart from best and next practises Mr Vermast is not afraid to share some failures and lessons learned to prevent other cities making the same mistakes. Mr Vermast has extensive Dutch, European and global knowledge and experience in facilitating the participation of local governments, municipalities and communities in these initiatives. From this role Mr Vermast is active in several roles within CityProtocol.org.