Chris works for the municipal hearth service in Flevoland (GGD) on projects in the area of policy, research and innovation
in public health. He believes that technology can help answer complex societal problems if used in the right way. Projects he worked
on include a combination of business analytics, data visualisation, modelling and web tooling for public and policy makers. Examples are a realtime public health monitoring system, predictive ambulance modelling and a national traveller health app.
LowlandZ: het idee en hoe kwam het tot stand
Our presentation will focus on the making of the recent LowlandZ experiment in which 5 organisations joined forces to develop an virtual zombie game that went viral among Lowlands festival. In a unique experiment a total of more than 8.000 players were involved in a realworld epidemic game. These data are used to improve epidemic models and learn from contacts among people in a physical setting of a music festival. We will cover the process of developing a viral game from an idea, initial scientific results and lessons for future use.