Pieter van de Glind

Pieter van de Glind is a co-founder of shareNL. Being an independent expert in the field of sharing and platform economy, he advises startups, businesses, governments and NGOs worldwide. Over the past years Pieter gave 200+ presentations all over the globe: from Paris to Singapore, and from New York to Tokyo. Furthermore, together with Harmen van Sprang, he is the author of a business book on the sharing and platform economy. And he is a spokesperson for the international press and contributed to 100+ publications.

Earlier this year Pieter van de Glind launched a second organization, the Sharing Cities Alliance. Being the initiator of Amsterdam Sharing City and a member of the international advisory board of Sharing City Seoul, Pieter now brings cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Washington DC and Toronto together to help them seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges the sharing and platform economy gives rise to.

Building on his knowledge and expertise, Pieter and his team now also guides the organizations in their ecosystem on emerging topics like artificial intelligence, automation and blockchain. Always with an eye for an equilibrium between technology and society. His motto is ‘reshaping the way we live, work and play.’


Speaking topics

  • Sharing / platform economy

  • Sharing cities (including Amsterdam Sharing City)

  • Sharing / collaborative economy and your industry (mobility / tourism / logistics / insurance / real estate etc.)

  • Platform economy

  • Autonomous economy (artificial intelligence / blockchain / robotics / IoT / AR etc.)

  • Startups / (social) entrepreneurship

  • Digital innovation

  • Balance between (hu)man & machine


  • Some of the occasions Pieter spoke:

  • European Commission (Brussels)

  • OECD Forum (Paris)

  • Sharing Cities Summit (New York City)

  • Share Summit (Tokyo)

  • Ouishare Fest (Paris)

  • Eurocities (Milan)

  • Forum PA (Rome)

  • Tel Aviv City Hall (Tel Aviv)

  • Yachay University (Quito)

  • Seoul Sharing Festival (Seoul)

  • Sharing Economy conference (Taipei)

  • I-Share Symposium (Berlin)

  • Trentino School of Management (Trento)

  • Place Marketing Forum (Madrid)

Pieter spoke at ShareLab, an event we held in November 2017 with over 200 high-profile attendees from the worlds of policy, practice and research. He was engaging, informative and confident, and the audience feedback from the session he was part of was very positive. We hope to see Pieter at a future Nesta event!
— Nesta
It was a delight to have Pieter present at the second ShareIsrael Summit 2016. We thought Pieter delivered a highly inspirational message on the sharing economy as a tool for urban development. The summit’s audience found Pieter’s presentation enthusiastic, enjoyable and stimulating and it was undoubtedly one of the best we have had in the summit! We would love Pieter to pay us a return visit to give another of his talks in the future.
— Weconomize

Seoul Sharing Festival (2016)

I-Share Symposium (2015)

Ouishare Fest (2015)

Fast Moving Targets (2014) (in Dutch)

Except Event (2014)

TEDxYouth (2013)