Dutch tech entrepreneur Wienke Giezeman has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for ISNGI 2016.

Initiator of The Things Network, Wienke is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open Internet of Things data network.

The Things Network’s first success was in Wienke’s home city of Amsterdam where, over six weeks, the people and city were connected using new technology LoRaWAN. This technology allows for things to talk to the internet, without 3G or WiFi.

Wienke will be participating in both days of ISNGI 2016, with his appearance in Wollongong particularly fitting, as the city joined The Things Network in January of this year.