Wienke Giezeman is the founder of The Things Network. He is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open internet of things data network. He managed to provide the city of Amsterdam with coverage in six weeks, and he is now building a global IoT data network.
He started his career with KPN but soon after he left the corporate world and founded WappZapp, a video on demand platform providing curated free and paid video. Wappzapp was acquired by Sanoma Publishing at the end of 2014.
Wienke has been fighting for a free and open internet since he founded Startups for Net Neutrality. Together with a group of people he let the EU Parliament know how important net neutrality is for starting online businesses.
He is also the founder and CEO of The Smiths, an app agency, and he is mentor at Rockstart Accellerator. He talks about the Internet of Things, Startups, net neutrality and app development.