innovator, Designer, and Director in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iskander Smit is working as innovation director at agency Info.nl in Amsterdam, that crafts connected digital products and services. Iskander is responsible for research and development and leading labs.info.nl. This R&D department dedicated to new developments, and emerging connected technologies. Labs conducts research and experiments on the internet that enters our daily life and how we interact beyond the screen. We work closely together with research institutes and universities.
Iskander has a background as Industrial Design Engineer and have been working as creative and strategist in digital services. He has a longtime track record for designing and thinking on the internet of things and one of the thought leaders in the Netherlands on IoT. Since 2009 Iskander is member of Council Internet of Things and in 2013 co-founder of the Behavior Design AMS meetup.
In 2014 he initiated and co-organised the Amsterdam edition of Berlin conference ThingsCon, a leading conference on the design of the internet of things that has the mission to foster the creation of a responsible and human-centric Internet of Things. Since 2017 Iskander is chairman of the foundation ThingsCon Amsterdam.
Next to this, Iskander started in April 2017 as a visiting professor at TU Delft Industrial Design Engineering, at the Connected Everyday Lab. I am involved in the research program Things As Citizens.
Regularly sharing ideas in presentations. From ThingsCon to SXSW. Check slideshare for past presentations. I blog on targetisnew.com, labs.info.nl.