Wienke Giezeman

Wienke Giezeman

CEO at The Things Network


Wienke Giezeman is the founder of The Things Network. He is on a mission to provide the entire world with a free and open internet of things data network. Giezeman began his career with KPN but soon after he left the corporate world and founded WappZapp, a video on demand platform providing curated free and paid video. Wappzapp was acquired by Sanoma Publishing at the end of 2014. Giezeman has been fighting for a free and open internet since he founded Startups for Net Neutrality. Together with a group of like-minded people he let the EU Parliament know how important net neutrality is for starting online businesses. He is also the founder and CEO of The Smiths, an app agency, and is mentor at Rockstart Accelerator. He talks about the Internet of Things, Starups, net neutrality and app development.

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