Jaak Vlasveld

Director, Green IT Amsterdam
Jaak has been with Green IT Amsterdam since they started in 2010. He has been instrumental to setting up the current research and innovation oriented structue. His main responsibility is to initiate new projects and activities for the Green IT Amsterdam participants to continue to progress towards achieving the carbon goals in the Amsterdam region.
Jaak is an innovation expert, experienced in integrating new technologies in current and novel scenarios through setting up and running multi-stakeholder collaboration platforms. He has a background in telematics and in philosophy. He contributed to re-shaping ICT infrastructure for science in the Netherlands, on adoption of mobile e-Health services and to rethinking the role of stakeholder involvement in services innovation.
Jaak is strongly committed to setting up Green IT’s networks and collaborative, open innovation projects. Through these activities, he provides support for optimizing and redesigning, from a holistic perspective, IT value chains ranging from infrastructure and applications through urban planning approaches to consolidation and awareness programmes.
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