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Founder Tapp


Tom van Arman is an architect & urbanist using open data, api’s & IoT solutions to create more social, sustainable & resilient cities. In 2010 he founded Tapp an award winning agency enabling local governments and industries to become leaders in bottom up digital revolution. Using agile and lean start-up methodologies, Tapp works with public and private partners to rapid prototype solutions to solve urgent urban problems.

In 2018 he co-founded CITIXL (City Innovation Exchange Lab) to share solutions with municipal partners from around the world. By utilising living-labs, city officials can reduce risks and costs while empowering their citizens to co-create easy, simple and effective solutions for a more participatory process to think, create, share and nurture future cities.

Tom is also on the board of Appsterdam (a 3000+ maker community) organising hackathons and other tech-events for Amsterdam Economic Board and a curator for Amsterdam Smart City.