Tim van Dam, co-founder
Tim van Dam is a social tech entrepreneur and senior business developer coming from the international telecom market. Spending most of his time building wireless sensor networks in remote protected areas and assembling lion tracking collars. With the foundation of Smart Parks, he has dedicated all his attention to developing and deploying state-of-the-art Internet of Things technology to protect wildlife across the globe. With his team at Smart Parks he has introduced LoRaWAN® as the new standard for remote sensing networks in Africa and with the OpenCollar Initiative he has developed a portfolio of open-source advanced wildlife protection technology devices. Since the ElephantEdge Campaign, he is on a mission to implement the latest machine learning for edge devices. In 2018, he received the Tech for Global Good Laureate from the Silicon Valley Museum of Innovation.