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Pieter Ballon, winner of the Brussels Smart City Ambassador 2016

Pieter Ballon appointed as first Brussels Smart City Ambassador

04 May 2016

At the Brussels Smart City Event State Secretary for Digital Transition Bianca Debaets has appointed Pieter Ballon as the first Brussels Smart city Ambassador.

Mister Ballon is a professor at VUB university and director at smart city research facility iMinds. He is a true authority on the subject of Smart Cities. As an ambassador his role will consist of advising and representing the Brussels region both at the national and international levels. Together with the State Secretary Bianca Debaets he will select the next Brussels Smart City Ambassador.

Quality of life for all citizens

“I am honoured to be appointed by the Brussels region as their Smart City Ambassador. I will dedicate my experience and international network to making Brussels a Smart City where the quality of life for all citizens will improve thanks to the intelligent use of technology.”
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