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Tenth session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

19 - 20 October 2017

Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Harmen Van Sprang 

Co-Founder, Share NL, The Netherlands

Harmen van Sprang is a co-founder of shareNL. Being an independent expert in the field of sharing and platform economy, he advises startups, businesses, governments and NGOs worldwide. Over the past years Harmen also gave 200+ presentations all over the globe: from Paris to Singapore, and from New York to Tokyo. Furthermore, together with Pieter van de Glind, he is the author of a business book on the sharing and platform economy. And he is a spokesperson for the international press and contributed to 100+ publications.

Earlier this year Harmen van Sprang launched a second organization, the Sharing Cities Alliance. Being the initiator of Amsterdam Sharing City and a member of the international advisory board of Sharing City Seoul, Harmen now brings cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Washington DC and Toronto together to help them seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges the sharing and platform economy gives rise to.

Building on his knowledge and expertise, Harmen and his team now also guide the organizations in their ecosystem on emerging topics like artificial intelligence, automation and blockchain; continuously balancing between technology and society. His purpose is ‘reshaping the way we live, work and play.’