Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Public safety is one of the top priorities for the city of Eindhoven, which has ranked for several years as one of the least safe cities in the Netherlands. Mayor Rob van Gijzel has asked for IBM's support and recommendations on how to better use data and technology to prevent and address organized crime, theft, and a growing black market economy. The team is developing a plan to help city leadership better engage with stakeholders within and outside the city and leverage the high-tech resources that exist in Eindhoven, including Brainport, a collaborative partnership of businesses, scientists and government dedicated to promoting technology and business development in the city
City Leader
Rob van Gijzel Mayor of Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Rob van Gijzel has served as the Mayor of Eindhoven since 2008. He also serves on the Board of Commissioners of HTM, a public transport company, and is the chair of the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region (the SRE) and the Brainport Foundation. He was previously a partner in the government advisory firm Politea Ltd. and served as a Member of Parliament.


Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Anand Paul Global Government Industry Research Relationship Manager, Research, IBM US
Anna Lynch Technical Assistant to Deepak Advani, Vice President Business Analytics Products and Solutions, Software Group, IBM Canada
Richard Budel Global Solution Leader, Public Safety, Global Business Services, IBM Netherlands
Tim Riley Senior Vice President, i2 Inc., IBM US
Ulrike Vauth Executive IT Architect, Global Business Services, IBM Germany
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