SMART CITY EXPO

Tue 07
09:30h
Opening Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Welcome

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Ugo Valenti
Ugo Valenti Smart City Expo World Congress Director Speaker
Maria Tsavachidis
Maria Tsavachidis EIT Urban Mobility CEO Speaker

07-11-2023 09:30 07-11-2023 09:45 Europe/Madrid Welcome Hall 1 | Auditorium
09:30h - 09:45h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
09:45h
Opening Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Welcome to The New Urban Era

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Laia Bonet
Laia Bonet Barcelona City Council Deputy Mayor Speaker
Emilia Saiz
Emilia Saiz United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Secretary General Speaker
Claudio Orrego
Claudio Orrego Metropolitan Regional Government of Santiago Regional Governor Speaker
Gina Tost Faust
Gina Tost Faust Government of Catalonia Secretary of Digital Policies Speaker

07-11-2023 09:45 07-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Welcome to The New Urban Era Hall 1 | Auditorium
09:45h - 10:15h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
09:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

A Loom With A View, Weaving The Digital Future Of Cities, And Regions

Giorgio Prister
Giorgio Prister Major Cities of Europe President Master of Ceremonies
Matteo Satta
Matteo Satta Major Cities of Europe/ANCI Toscana Smart Cities and EU affairs expert Moderator
Aishling Hyland
Aishling Hyland Fingal County (Smart Dublin) Digital Programme Officer Speaker
Elena Aversa
Elena Aversa City of Florence EU Project Manager & EU Funds Officer Speaker
Paolo Boscolo
Paolo Boscolo City of Prato CIO Speaker

#Best Practices, #Citizen Engagement, #Co-creation, #Collaboration, #Data Strategies, #Multi-stakeholder, #Policy-making, #Public Procurement

07-11-2023 09:45 07-11-2023 10:30 Europe/Madrid A Loom With A View, Weaving The Digital Future Of Cities, And Regions

A Loom With a View – Weaving the digital future of communities, cities and regions is the 2023 motto that links the themes of Major Cities of Europe. Our goal is to explore and discuss the impact of digitization and climate transition in local public administration. It will be the occasion to listen to the Tuscany association of cities ANCI Toscana, the Flemish association V-ICT-OR, The city of Prato, the city of Florence and Smart Dublin.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
09:45h - 10:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
09:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Startup Pitches | Focus on Citizens: Inclusive and Collaborative Tools

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Jerry Power
Jerry Power i3 Systems CEO Speaker
Ted Dinklo
Ted Dinklo Publicroam Founder Speaker
Marc Fontoynont
Marc Fontoynont VisualSense President Speaker

07-11-2023 09:45 07-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Startup Pitches | Focus on Citizens: Inclusive and Collaborative Tools

Modern city planners must foster inclusive governance while promoting social inclusion. This session invites you to explore innovative approaches and tools designed to empower citizens, bridge divides, and create more equitable and participatory societies.

Our startups will delve into the intersection of governance and living inclusion, highlighting cutting-edge technologies, policies, and community-driven initiatives. We will discuss how technology can serve as a catalyst for change, providing tools that enhance transparency, citizen engagement, and collaboration in decision-making processes.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
09:45h - 10:15h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
10:30h
Keynote Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Bottom Up or Top Down? Policies and Partnerships Driving the Urban Low-Carbon Transition

Pipo Serrano
Pipo Serrano Broadcaster Journalist. Deputy General Manager. Head of Innovation & New Business Chair
Claire O'Neill
Claire O'Neill Global Decarbonisation Advisor Former UK Climate and Energy Minister Speaker

#Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #Green Cities, #New Energy Models

07-11-2023 10:30 07-11-2023 11:00 Europe/Madrid Bottom Up or Top Down? Policies and Partnerships Driving the Urban Low-Carbon Transition

We urgently need to find solutions to decarbonise our urban environments but the pace of innovation and implementation is too slow to meet the scale of the challenge. How do we supercharge this process to accelerate the change? Claire will suggest solutions based on her experience with governments, NGOs and global businesses.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
10:30h - 11:00h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
10:30h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

Integrating Land and Sea Planning for Coastal Cities

Danielle Druery Duplin
Danielle Druery Duplin AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer and Aging Better Founder Chair
Salvatore Fundaro
Salvatore Fundaro UN-Habitat Programme Manager Speaker
Dickon Howell
Dickon Howell Newcastle University Visiting Professor of Practice Speaker
Isabel Wetzel
Isabel Wetzel UN-Habitat Programme Management Officer Speaker

#Coastal Protection, #Marine Conservation, #Ocean Governance

07-11-2023 10:30 07-11-2023 11:10 Europe/Madrid Integrating Land and Sea Planning for Coastal Cities

How can innovative land-sea planning secure a sustainable and resilient future for Kenya's coastline? In partnership with the European Union, the Kenyan government is driving a blue economy agenda, focusing on activities like data centers, marine conservation, and land-sea planning guidelines. This initiative prioritizes employment, ecosystem protection, and inclusivity, offering a replicable model for Kenya's counties and beyond.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
10:30h - 11:10h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
10:30h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Data Insights Inspiring Urban Innovation

Mar Santamaría
Mar Santamaría 300.000 Km/s Co-founder Chair
Ali Hatefi
Ali Hatefi City of Dallas Public Works Department Director Speaker
Laura Mrosla
Laura Mrosla TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology PhD Student, Early Stage Researcher Speaker
Kaveh Vessali
Kaveh Vessali PwC Partner, Digital Services, PwC Middle East Speaker
Raza Jafri
Raza Jafri MetaworldX CEO Speaker
Dimitri Schuurman
Dimitri Schuurman IMEC Innovation Management & Living Labs Expert Speaker
Nicole Schubbe
Nicole Schubbe City of Hamburg | Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying | Urban Data Hub Project Manager Speaker

#Big Data, #Connectivity, #Data Analytics, #Digital Twins, #IOT

07-11-2023 10:30 07-11-2023 11:15 Europe/Madrid Data Insights Inspiring Urban Innovation

How can cities harness data for change? Urban centers are embracing data-driven transformation, using tools like Big Data, Analytics, and Digital Twins to reshape planning, connectivity, and management. A robust technical foundation can guide decision-makers with accurate, real-time information to meet the user's needs and create intelligent and efficient ecosystems. However, maintaining transparency and privacy remains a challenge.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
10:30h - 11:15h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
10:45h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Smart City Hub – a practical tool for user-centric initiatives

Mike Barlow
Mike Barlow Cumulus Partners Chief Content Creator Chair
Alice Higiro
Alice Higiro Rwandan Ministry of ICT & Innovation (MINICT) Smart Cities Project Director and International Host & Moderator Speaker

07-11-2023 10:45 07-11-2023 11:00 Europe/Madrid Smart City Hub – a practical tool for user-centric initiatives

The Smart City Hub that we recently launched in Rwanda and its role in driving forward citizen or user-centric smart cities initiatives to achieve impact.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
10:45h - 11:00h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
10:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Innovative Uses Of Data For Better Urban Planning

Merlin Chatwin
Merlin Chatwin Open North | Nord Ouvert Executive Director Speaker
Gesa Ziemer
Gesa Ziemer HafenCity Universität Hamburg Director City Science Lab Speaker
Manuel Portela
Manuel Portela Universitat Pompeu Fabra Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Speaker
Livia Schaeffer Nonose
Livia Schaeffer Nonose United Nations Innovation Technology Accelerator for Cities (UNITAC) Technology and Innovation Specialist Speaker
Abdulrahman Ibrahim
Abdulrahman Ibrahim Madinah Region Development Authority Chief Data and Innovation Officer Speaker

#Algorithm Ethics, #City Platforms, #Connectivity, #Data Analytics, #Data Management, #Digital Twins

07-11-2023 10:45 07-11-2023 11:30 Europe/Madrid Innovative Uses Of Data For Better Urban Planning

This panel will discuss uses of data for planning in cities and informal settlements, in different contexts, with examples from the real operational experience of cities. Cities worldwide are striving to organize urban processes more efficiently and sustainably through the digital collection, processing, and analysis of data and urban governance has become increasingly dependent on flows of data, information, and the knowledge derived from them.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:45h - 11:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
11:00h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Cities Fighting to Curb the Climate Emergency

Lauren Sorkin
Lauren Sorkin Resilient Cities Network Executive Director Chair
Anne Weidenbach
Anne Weidenbach European Commission Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson Speaker
Anna Lisa Boni
Anna Lisa Boni Municipality of Bologna Deputy Mayor Speaker
Susana Pelegrín Preixens
Susana Pelegrín Preixens FCC Medio Ambiente Head of Sustainability, Quality and Environment Speaker
Carlos Moreno
Carlos Moreno Pantheon-Sorbonne University’s ETI Lab Scientific Director Speaker
David Grover
David Grover ROSHN Group Company GCEO Speaker

#Climate Emergency, #Energy Transition, #Urban Resilience

07-11-2023 11:00 07-11-2023 11:50 Europe/Madrid Cities Fighting to Curb the Climate Emergency

Urban centers are leading the path to secure a more sustainable future through innovative policies, renewable energy adoption, and sustainable urban planning. Despite their efforts, the path towards reducing emissions and building resilient, eco-friendly communities is demanding, requiring the concerted efforts of all city stakeholders. How are cities navigating these challenges to take a stand against the climate emergency?

Hall 1 | Auditorium
11:00h - 11:50h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
11:00h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

The Role of Smart Cities in Enhancing Community Resilience Post-Disasters, Pandemics, and Conflicts

Mike Barlow
Mike Barlow Cumulus Partners Chief Content Creator Chair
Bogdan Gavrilescu
Bogdan Gavrilescu Urbio Bid Director Speaker

07-11-2023 11:00 07-11-2023 11:15 Europe/Madrid The Role of Smart Cities in Enhancing Community Resilience Post-Disasters, Pandemics, and Conflicts

This discussion examines the transformative impact that implementing smart infrastructure has on community resilience. Examine how such systems enhance the capacity of communities to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adverse events. By examining various smart city applications from around the globe, will focus on the critical importance of ensuring inclusive and equitable access to the benefits of smart cities, thereby protecting and empowering all community members, especially during times of crisis.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
11:00h - 11:15h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
11:15h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Smart Water: Are Cities Optimizing Water Management?

Danielle Druery Duplin
Danielle Druery Duplin AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer and Aging Better Founder Chair
Joe Dignan
Joe Dignan IDC Europe Headquarters Head of Government Insights EMEA Speaker
Genevieve Leboucher
Genevieve Leboucher Veolia Group’s SVP Access to Water & Sanitation Speaker
Gustavo Henric Costa
Gustavo Henric Costa Prefeitura de Guarulhos Mayor Speaker
Shailesh Kumar Yadav
Shailesh Kumar Yadav Agartala Smart City Limited, Government of Tripura IAS, Chief Executive Officer Speaker

#CleanTech, #Content Capsule, #Rainwater systems, #Smart Utilities, #Sponge Cities, #Urban Resilience, #Urban Services, #Water Management

07-11-2023 11:15 07-11-2023 12:05 Europe/Madrid Smart Water: Are Cities Optimizing Water Management?

Water management has become a central topic of the urban agenda. Efficient and sustainable policies are vital for citizen well-being and the planet, prompting local governments to take proactive measures, transforming urban resilience using innovative approaches. Yet, rising global freshwater demand remains a significant challenge. Can cities adapt quickly enough to their fast-growing population and the management of a dwindling resource?

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
11:15h - 12:05h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
11:25h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Enhancing Urban Life through IoT

Mike Barlow
Mike Barlow Cumulus Partners Chief Content Creator Chair
Catherine Caruana-McManus
Catherine Caruana-McManus Meshed IoT Director - Sales & Strategy Speaker
Donna Moore
Donna Moore LoRa Alliance CEO & Chairwoman Speaker
Álvaro Sánchez García
Álvaro Sánchez García Fundación TECSOS Proyect Manager Speaker
Paulo Serra
Paulo Serra Santo Andre City Hall Mayor Speaker

#Connectivity, #Content Capsule, #Data Management, #IOT, #Machine to Machine Communication, #Networked Devices, #Sensoring

07-11-2023 11:25 07-11-2023 12:10 Europe/Madrid Enhancing Urban Life through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming cities, offering immense potential to address emerging urban challenges. Metropolises are leveraging IoT to optimize public services and infrastructure, from resource management to public safety and building efficiency. However, as cities embrace IoT's interconnectedness, data privacy and security concerns have surfaced. Can governments ensure the integration of IoT technologies while safeguarding citizen privacy?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
11:25h - 12:10h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
11:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Reimagining Smart Cities – Boosting Innocities and Scaling Startup Ecosystems

Miquel Barceló
Miquel Barceló Fractalogy Consulting President Moderator
Iolanda Triviño
Iolanda Triviño Institute for Futures CEO Speaker
Julie Wagner
Julie Wagner The Global Institute on Innovation Districts President Speaker
Kaisa Spilling
Kaisa Spilling Forum Virium Helsinki Development Manager Speaker
Marta Bertos
Marta Bertos RMIT University - global university of design, technology and enterprise Executive Director Speaker
Stephen Cowan
Stephen Cowan Hammersmith & Fulham Council, London & representing the White City Innovation District’. Leader Speaker

#City-to-city Cooperation, #Global Cities, #Innovation Ecosystems, #International Projection, #Internationalisation Strategies, #Investment models, #Start-ups, #Talent Attraction

07-11-2023 11:30 07-11-2023 12:15 Europe/Madrid Reimagining Smart Cities – Boosting Innocities and Scaling Startup Ecosystems

Panel Description: Reimagining Smart Cities - Boosting Innocities and Scaling Startup Ecosystems Join us as we embark on a visionary exploration of Smart Cities, redefining the concept of Innocities and their boundless potential to catalyze the growth of startup and business ecosystems. This visionary model envisions a holistic urban system where the private sector/corporates (focusing on key verticals), the public sector (institutions, platforms, and associations), the knowledge sector (universities and educational partners), and engaged citizens converge, synergizing their efforts towards social and sustainable impact. Key Panel Highlights: 1. The Model: Unpacking Strategies and Objectives of an Innovation District · Delve into the intricacies of Innovation Districts, exploring their strategies, objectives, and transformative potential. 2. Urban Planning: Crafting Sustainable and Creative Cities · Explore innovative urban planning approaches that foster sustainability, creativity, and inclusivity in our cities. 3. Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation

11:30h - 12:15h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
11:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Energy Communities in Metropolitan Areas

Cristina Ramos Santamaria
Cristina Ramos Santamaria Ecoserveis Director Moderator
Joana Mundó
Joana Mundó Ecoserveis Co-director Speaker
Daniel Pelufo Pascual
Daniel Pelufo Pascual Metropolis, World Association of the Major Metropolises Program Officer Speaker

#Climate Change, #Decentralized Energy, #Energy Efficiency, #Energy Transition, #New Energy Models, #Urban Resilience

07-11-2023 11:45 07-11-2023 12:30 Europe/Madrid Energy Communities in Metropolitan Areas

Energy communities have a pivotal role in energy transition and they are growing around the EU but they often struggle to take-off. The COMANAGE project aims to tackle and counteract the main governance and management barriers faced by citizen-led and public-participated energy communities’ projects by creating a sustainable governance framework and new resources for public authorities

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
11:45h - 12:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
12:25h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Propelling Actions Towards the Green Transformation

Pauline Lucas
Pauline Lucas Euroheat & Power Policy Director Chair
Jacco Saaman
Jacco Saaman SPIE Business Development & Innovation Director Speaker
Esmée van de Vorle
Esmée van de Vorle ENS Clean Air CEO Speaker
Francesco La Vigna
Francesco La Vigna ISPRA - Geological Survey of Italy Geologist Speaker
Xavier Puyal
Xavier Puyal Engie Head of District Heating & Cooling – Spain Speaker
Youssef Nadiri
Youssef Nadiri PNY Technologies Product Manager Edge AI Solutions Speaker

#Adaptation, #Circularity, #Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #Recycling

07-11-2023 12:25 07-11-2023 13:10 Europe/Madrid Propelling Actions Towards the Green Transformation

Circular practices, enhancing resource efficiency, reusability, and waste reduction, are gaining momentum. With the implementation of recycling, effective waste management, and efficient water usage, urban centers are trying to adapt to the challenges brought by the climate emergency. How can these strategies be comprehensive enough to ensure thriving cities while prioritizing sustainability, innovation, and collaborative efforts across sectors?

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
12:25h - 13:10h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
12:30h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

New paradigms for Urban Innovation and sustainable growth

Michael Lake
Michael Lake Leading Cities President & CEO Chair
Raffaele Gareri
Raffaele Gareri Agenzia per la Coesione Urban Innovation Advisor Italian National Programme Metropolitan Cities Speaker

07-11-2023 12:30 07-11-2023 12:45 Europe/Madrid New paradigms for Urban Innovation and sustainable growth Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
12:30h - 12:45h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
12:40h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Data-Driven Smart Cities: Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities for All

Gesa Ziemer
Gesa Ziemer HafenCity Universität Hamburg Director City Science Lab Chair
Yutaka Tomiyori
Yutaka Tomiyori MinebeaMitsumi Inc General Manager Speaker

#Data Analytics, #Data Strategies, #Policy-making

07-11-2023 12:40 07-11-2023 12:55 Europe/Madrid Data-Driven Smart Cities: Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities for All

Brief summary: Cities rely on data collection to measure several parameters. But collecting data without any meaningful action doesn’t lead to smartness. A data-driven smart city offers benefits to its citizens and creates safe, resilient, and sustainable urban environments thanks to data-driven strategies and decisions. Join our talk to hear from MinebeaMitsumi Group about their full-scale solutions to tackle several urban challenges and enable smart cities to make data-driven decisions.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
12:40h - 12:55h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
12:45h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Portugal’s Smart City Odyssey: a Cruise to Data-Driven Excellence

Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall ESADE Business & Law School Associated Professor Chair
André Guimarães
André Guimarães Ubiwhere Business and Marketing Manager Speaker

#Adaptability, #Agile Cities, #Urban Strategies

07-11-2023 12:45 07-11-2023 13:00 Europe/Madrid Portugal’s Smart City Odyssey: a Cruise to Data-Driven Excellence

Beyond the warm sunshine and tasty food, Portugal is turning into a Smart country. We explore the pragmatic implementation of Smart Cities in Portugal and provide insights into how these strategies are driving progress in areas such as mobility, waste management, and sustainability, within Portuguese cities. In this cruise, we engage in a thoughtful discussion about the practical aspects of Smart Cities and their impact on our communities.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
12:45h - 13:00h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
12:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Inclusive Communities through Data: UK Entrepreneurs Empowering Change

Sarah Roles Ndibe
Sarah Roles Ndibe UK Government, Department for Business and Trade, Spain Head of Technology, Trade Master of Ceremonies
Koen Vandecaveye
Koen Vandecaveye Barcelona & Partners Head of Investment Promotion Moderator
Josh Liu
Josh Liu Mosa Innovations Limited CEO Speaker
Shiv Aggarwal
Shiv Aggarwal EarthID CoFounder Speaker
Alejandro Quinto
Alejandro Quinto YemeTech Head of Innovation Speaker
Karen Burns
Karen Burns Fyma CoFounder & CEO Speaker
Sam Chapman
Sam Chapman The Floow Senior Vice President of Innovation, Co-Founder Speaker
Tanuvi Ethunandan
Tanuvi Ethunandan Data Duopoly Founder & CEO Speaker

#Cities for All, #Cross-district Equity, #Digital Rights, #Ethnic Inclusion, #Gender Equality, #Social Inclusion, #Tourism

07-11-2023 12:45 07-11-2023 13:30 Europe/Madrid Inclusive Communities through Data: UK Entrepreneurs Empowering Change

Join this UK Government hosted session to explore how UK entrepreneurs are leveraging data to bridge gaps, enhance accessibility, and empower communities. Gain insights, practical guidance, and ethical considerations for creating inclusive societies through data-driven strategies.Speakers: Mark Martin, UK Black Tech; Priya Guliani, EarthID; Tanuvi Ethunandan, Data Dupoly; Alejandro Quinto, Yeme Tech; Karen Burns, Fyma; Sam Chapman, The Floow.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
12:45h - 13:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
12:55h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Data-Driven Living Labs Fostering Citizen Empowerment

Gesa Ziemer
Gesa Ziemer HafenCity Universität Hamburg Director City Science Lab Chair
Jung Hoon Lee
Jung Hoon Lee Seoul Metropolitan Government-Yonsei University The Honorary Mayor Speaker

07-11-2023 12:55 07-11-2023 13:10 Europe/Madrid Data-Driven Living Labs Fostering Citizen Empowerment

Living Labs serve as essential innovation platforms bridging the gap between technology and people. In this keynote session, 4P(People-Public-Private Partnership) based Living LAB that leverages urban data will be introduced with citizen empowerment practices. The outcomes of data-driven Living LAB with some critical success factors how urban data can foster Living LAB Practices.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
12:55h - 13:10h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
13:00h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Open Innovation for Liveable Cities: The Case of Amsterdam Smart City

Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall ESADE Business & Law School Associated Professor Chair
Leonie van den Beuken
Leonie van den Beuken Amsterdam Smart City Programme Director Speaker

#Best Practices, #Creative Cities, #Cross-sector Governance, #Green Cities

07-11-2023 13:00 07-11-2023 13:15 Europe/Madrid Open Innovation for Liveable Cities: The Case of Amsterdam Smart City

Our world is in urgent need of more sustainable solutions, to create better lives for our citizens and a better planet. Amsterdam Smart City has 14 years of experience in enabling societal transitions through multi-stakeholder collaboration and open innovation, which will be shared in this keynote talk.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
13:00h - 13:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
13:20h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Data as the Game Changer for Decision-Making

Gesa Ziemer
Gesa Ziemer HafenCity Universität Hamburg Director City Science Lab Chair
Tariq Khan
Tariq Khan London Borough of Camden Chief Digital and Information Officer Speaker
Tatsuo Igarashi
Tatsuo Igarashi Tsukuba City Mayor Speaker
Ide Vandenbroucke
Ide Vandenbroucke Stad Brugge Smart City Coördinator Speaker
Denis Hameau
Denis Hameau City of Dijon Deputy Mayor Speaker

#Big Data, #Content Capsule, #Data Analytics, #Data Integration, #Data Lake, #Data Management, #Data Storage

07-11-2023 13:20 07-11-2023 14:10 Europe/Madrid Data as the Game Changer for Decision-Making

Data-driven urban policies and decision-making are revolutionizing cities. With the transformative potential of data analytics, integration, and management, cities can optimize services, enhance urban planning, and improve resource management. Embracing open data initiatives can foster transparency and public engagement in urban governance. How can data management be implemented efficiently and ethically to create significant value for cities?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
13:20h - 14:10h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
13:20h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Innovative Digital Services Empowering Cities

Jeremy Goldberg
Jeremy Goldberg Microsoft Worldwide Director of Critical Infrastructure Chair
Sarah Popelka
Sarah Popelka Urban AI Head of Education Programs Speaker
Sanni Pöntinen
Sanni Pöntinen City of Tampere Development Specialist Speaker
Ana Pereira
Ana Pereira Communication and Dissemination Manager R&I Dissemination Manager Speaker
Valentina Taddeo
Valentina Taddeo Paradox Engineering Marketing & Communication Leader. Executive Director, uCIFI Speaker
Aude Giard
Aude Giard Veolia Chief Digital Officer Speaker
Lei Zheng
Lei Zheng Fudan University Professor Speaker

#Advanced Digital Services, #Blockchain, #Metaverse, #Robotics, #Virtual Reality

07-11-2023 13:20 07-11-2023 14:05 Europe/Madrid Innovative Digital Services Empowering Cities

Cities are embarking on a journey of digital transformation, integrating innovative technologies to create smarter, more connected, and responsive urban environments. Advanced Digital Services provide a diverse range of solutions, from data-driven decision-making to responsive infrastructure management. Can urban leaders harness the power of technology while bridging the digital divide, ensuring data privacy, and fostering responsible innovation?

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
13:20h - 14:05h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
13:25h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Up-to-date Policies for Cities in Motion

Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall ESADE Business & Law School Associated Professor Chair
Iva Seigertschmidová
Iva Seigertschmidová Operator ICT Head of Smart Prague Products Department Speaker
Miguel de Castro Neto
Miguel de Castro Neto NOVA IMS / NOVA Cidade Dean / Urban Analytics Lab Coordinator Speaker
Yasunori Mochizuki
Yasunori Mochizuki NEC Corporation NEC Fellow Speaker
Nicola Graham
Nicola Graham Dublin City Council Smart City Operations Manager Speaker
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts OASC Chair of the Board of Directors Speaker

#Adaptability, #Best Practices, #Content Capsule, #Creative Cities, #Metropolitan Governance, #Open Data, #Open Government, #Policy-making

07-11-2023 13:25 07-11-2023 14:15 Europe/Madrid Up-to-date Policies for Cities in Motion

How can cities thrive in uncertain times? From embracing emerging technologies to reimagining infrastructure and fostering global collaboration, urban centers keep exploring innovative strategies to stay ahead of the unprecedented challenges they are facing. At the heart of it all: innovative and resourceful governance.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
13:25h - 14:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
13:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Climate and Nature Data Disclosure Towards a Nature-Positive Economy

Alis Daniela Torres
Alis Daniela Torres ICLEI Europe Head of Green Digital Transformation Moderator
Akshay Sriprasad
Akshay Sriprasad Google Product Manager, Climate Policy Speaker
Etienne Metais
Etienne Metais CDP Europe Director, Policy Speaker
Peter Wiborn
Peter Wiborn City of Stockholm Ecosystems Services Specialist Speaker
Jara Forcadell Ortiz
Jara Forcadell Ortiz i2CAT Foundation Program Manager Territorial Innovation Speaker

#Adaptation, #CleanTech, #Energy Efficiency, #Smart Utilities, #Sustainable Tech

07-11-2023 13:45 07-11-2023 14:30 Europe/Madrid Climate and Nature Data Disclosure Towards a Nature-Positive Economy

Climate and nature data's significance in innovative projects for emissions reduction, urban nature conservation and financial opportunities. Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. Greater transparency is crucial for cities, businesses and financial institutions to assess risks and opportunities. Access to knowledge and analytics helps stakeholders promote climate resilience and a nature-positive economy.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
13:45h - 14:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
14:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

How To Fund Your Intellectual Property To Innovate, Protect And Succeed!

Arthur Boetti
Arthur Boetti EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Programme Moderator
Alberto Casado Fernández
Alberto Casado Fernández EUIPO IP Expert Speaker

#Best Practices, #Legislation, #Regulations, #Standards, #Standarization

07-11-2023 14:15 07-11-2023 15:00 Europe/Madrid How To Fund Your Intellectual Property To Innovate, Protect And Succeed!

The EUIPO will explain how to better understand the EU initiatives they are implementing to provide financial support and guidance to EU businesses. Owning IP rights, such as trademarks, designs or patents, is crucial for any company to be protected in a global market. In this session we will tell you how to protect your innovation and how to use the funds available for EU SMEs on IP to avoid potential challenges you might face.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
14:15h - 15:00h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
14:45h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Keeping Our Communities and Services Cyber Resilient

Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson Connected Places Catapult Chief Business Officer Chair
Andrew Elliot
Andrew Elliot UK Government Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) Director of Cyber Security and Digital Identity Speaker
Marsha Quallo-Wright
Marsha Quallo-Wright National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)  Deputy Director - Critical National Infrastructure  Speaker
Liz St. Louis
Liz St. Louis Sunderland City Council Director of Smart Cities and Enabling Services Speaker

#Cybersecurity, #Data Protection, #Privacy, #Urban Safety

07-11-2023 14:45 07-11-2023 15:30 Europe/Madrid Keeping Our Communities and Services Cyber Resilient

This panel will seek to discuss the importance of cyber security in connected places - or smart cities - and provide an overview of the UK Government's programme of work to support the cyber resilience of these projects, focusing on the Alpha Secure Connected Places Playbook, and the Connected Places Cyber Security Principles. There will be perspectives from central government, from the National Cyber Security Centre, and from a UK Local Authority.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
14:45h - 15:30h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
14:45h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Governance-in-Partnership to Achieve an Inclusive Green Transition

Manu Fernandez
Manu Fernandez Smart City Expo International Events and Anteverti Deputy Director General Chair
Fabrizio Rossi
Fabrizio Rossi Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) Secretary General Speaker

#Ecology, #Green Cities, #Green Deal, #Urban Resilience

07-11-2023 14:45 07-11-2023 15:00 Europe/Madrid Governance-in-Partnership to Achieve an Inclusive Green Transition

Local and regional governments are key implementers of public policy, endowed with important place-based knowledge. They are pivotal for the successful delivery of Europe’s green transition. Good coordination across and between tiers of government and an enabling environment are important prerequisites to achieve our 2030 Agenda ambitions. Join us for this conversation on the role of Europe’s local and regional leaders to unleash opportunities for sustainable green transition that leaves no place and no-one behind.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
14:45h - 15:00h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
14:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

EDIC – A Game Changer For Smart Communities

Jordi Ortuño
Jordi Ortuño Barcelona City council Manager Innovation Moderator
Fabian Maingain
Fabian Maingain City of Brussels Deputy mayor Speaker
Marcos Nogueira
Marcos Nogueira EU project AURORAL Project Coordinator Speaker
Roberto Di Bernardo
Roberto Di Bernardo URBANAGE Head of the Public Sector Speaker
Martine Delannoy
Martine Delannoy Digitaal Vlaanderen Smart & Sustainable Cities & Communities Advisor Speaker
Yasin Sahhar
Yasin Sahhar University of Twente Assistant Professor in Marketing and Service Research Speaker
Javier Orozco
Javier Orozco European Commission Project Officer Speaker
Lea Kleinenkuhnen
Lea Kleinenkuhnen City of Brussels Project coordinator for the H2020 RESPONSE project Speaker

#5G, #Blockchain, #City Platforms, #Data Integration, #Data Storage, #Digital Twins, #IOT, #Metaverse

07-11-2023 14:45 07-11-2023 15:30 Europe/Madrid EDIC – A Game Changer For Smart Communities

This session will introduce the concept of the EDIC instrument (European Digital Infrastructure Consortium) and its relevance for member states, regions, and cities’ policy development. We will hear the projects’ viewpoint, illustrated with examples, on how the EDIC can help amplify and replicate their achievements and how it can aid future projects.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
14:45h - 15:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
15:00h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

NASA Langley Research Center: Enabling Smart Cities Through Technology

Manu Fernandez
Manu Fernandez Smart City Expo International Events and Anteverti Deputy Director General Chair
Michelle Ferebee
Michelle Ferebee NASA Langley Research Center Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships Office Speaker

#Collaboration, #Connectivity, #Smart Devices

07-11-2023 15:00 07-11-2023 15:15 Europe/Madrid NASA Langley Research Center: Enabling Smart Cities Through Technology

NASA Langley is actively developing and piloting technologies to enable smart cities and connected communities, including through the airspace above them. We are implementing a smart horizontal infrastructure as well, where sensing and data fusion will enable efficient and effective operations. We are compelled to develop, implement, and pilot these technologies because they will be necessary for future human exploration of deep space, including Smart Outposts that will enable sustained lunar presence and human exploration of Mars. We are also generating significant scientific data to better understand our home planet, Earth, and that data is available to enable smart cities.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
15:00h - 15:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
15:15h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

From Big Data to Smart Decision-Making

Nicol Turner Lee
Nicol Turner Lee The Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Chair
Miguel Eiras Antunes
Miguel Eiras Antunes Deloitte Smart Cities & Urban Transformation, Global Leader Speaker
Erika Kuročkina
Erika Kuročkina Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation Speaker
Manminder Takhar
Manminder Takhar Dell Technologies Global Chief Technology Officer – Digital Cities Speaker
Natalia Olson Urtecho
Natalia Olson Urtecho Rapid Scale VC & Plug and Play Growth Advisor & Investor Speaker
Andrea Sorri
Andrea Sorri Axis Communications Segment Development Manager Smart Cities Speaker

07-11-2023 15:15 07-11-2023 16:05 Europe/Madrid From Big Data to Smart Decision-Making

Global cities are increasingly embarking on the journey of smarter decision-making. The transformative power of big data, data analytics and predictive modelling is helping cities navigate the path to informed choices in the era of abundant data. How are data-driven insights across industries, governance and society already impacting urban decision making? How are cities that innovatively harnessing their data staying ahead of future challenges?

Hall 1 | Auditorium
15:15h - 16:05h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
15:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Sustainability Metrics and Impact Assessment for Investors

Mar Alarcón
Mar Alarcón 19N Strategies CEO Moderator
Fernando Casado Cañeque
Fernando Casado Cañeque Inclimo Climate Tech Fund Co-Founder & General Manager Speaker
Miriam Cordero
Miriam Cordero WA4STEAM Partner Speaker
Ana Guasch Seculi
Ana Guasch Seculi The Shakers Lab Co-founder Speaker
Juliana Cadavid Currea
Juliana Cadavid Currea Ship2B Ventures Impact Manager Speaker

#Business Models, #Financing Schemes, #Indicators, #Investment models, #Models Performance Measurement, #Start-ups

07-11-2023 15:15 07-11-2023 16:00 Europe/Madrid Sustainability Metrics and Impact Assessment for Investors

Before investing in innovative and scalable ventures, it's essential for investors to understand how to assess and measure the sustainability impact of their investments. This round table session will delve into the key metrics and methods for evaluating the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of investments related to smart cities and sustainability.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
15:15h - 16:00h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
15:25h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

How Can Cities Fulfill their Net-zero Ambitions?

Manu Fernandez
Manu Fernandez Smart City Expo International Events and Anteverti Deputy Director General Chair
Martina Colman
Martina Colman Climate Essentials Head of Climate Science Speaker
Anna Kowalewska
Anna Kowalewska Deloitte Global EU Institutions Sustainability Leader Speaker
Alis Daniela Torres
Alis Daniela Torres ICLEI Europe Head of Green Digital Transformation Speaker
Mariana Fiuza
Mariana Fiuza United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Urban Planner Speaker

#Adaptation, #Climate Change, #Climate Emergency, #Content Capsule, #Decarbonisation, #Energy Transition, #Green Deal, #Migration, #Urban Resilience

07-11-2023 15:25 07-11-2023 16:10 Europe/Madrid How Can Cities Fulfill their Net-zero Ambitions?

Cities have the power to drive change in the fight against the climate crisis. Tackling interconnected urban challenges, including the energy transition or food insecurity, calls for comprehensive solutions. Through curbing emissions, leading scalable projects, and fostering collaboration, cities can enact effective climate action. However, the question remains: which strategies will yield time and cost-effective results in achieving these crucial objectives?

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
15:25h - 16:10h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
15:40h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Securing Cities Ahead of Cyberthreats

Cornelia Levy-Bencheton
Cornelia Levy-Bencheton CLB Strategic Consulting and Life Cycle Marketing President Chair
Jennifer Sanders
Jennifer Sanders North Texas Innovation Alliance Executive Director Speaker
Adrienne Schmoeker
Adrienne Schmoeker Helpful Places Director of Strategic Partnerships Speaker
Joshua Serrao
Joshua Serrao City of Amsterdam Manager Digital Safety Speaker

#Content Capsule, #Critical Infrastructures, #Cybersecurity, #Data Protection, #Data Security and Safety, #Digital Rights, #Fraud Detection, #Phishing

07-11-2023 15:40 07-11-2023 16:25 Europe/Madrid Securing Cities Ahead of Cyberthreats

How can urban centers fortify the future of our interconnected world? In the face of ever-increasing cyber threats, cities are taking decisive action to enhance readiness, responsiveness, and resilience. Through the implementation of secure-by-design principles, cybersecurity awareness, and enhanced collaboration, governance strategies are shaping the fortification of digital ecosystems. Empowering cities means safeguarding our digital future.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
15:40h - 16:25h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
15:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

From Research To Practice: How Can Higher Education Institutions Add Value To Future Viable, Self-Sustaining Urban Communities

Simon Wüthrich
Simon Wüthrich Siemens AG Vertical Markets Digitalization Manager Moderator
Trevor Payne
Trevor Payne University of Birmingham Director of Estates University of Birmingham Speaker
Faye Bowser
Faye Bowser Siemens Vice President Higher Education Vertical Speaker
Till Krumbholz
Till Krumbholz Siemens AG Global Portfolio Manager Vertical Market Higher Education | Smart Campus Speaker

#Air Quality, #Climate Change, #Decarbonisation, #Decentralized Energy, #GHG Emissions, #New Energy Models, #Smart Infrastructures, #Sustainable Tech

07-11-2023 15:45 07-11-2023 16:05 Europe/Madrid From Research To Practice: How Can Higher Education Institutions Add Value To Future Viable, Self-Sustaining Urban Communities

 

 
Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
15:45h - 16:05h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
16:05h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

How Digitalization Guarantees Citizen Security in Barcelona and Madrid

Simon Wüthrich
Simon Wüthrich Siemens AG Vertical Markets Digitalization Manager Moderator
José Antonio Gallego Soto
José Antonio Gallego Soto Einsmer CEO and Director of Innovation Speaker
Agustín Gil Lasa
Agustín Gil Lasa Siemens AG Sales Director Speaker

#Critical Infrastructures, #Disaster Risk Management, #Emergency Response, #Physical Security, #Public Safety, #Public Transport, #Safety Engineering, #Surveillance

07-11-2023 16:05 07-11-2023 16:25 Europe/Madrid How Digitalization Guarantees Citizen Security in Barcelona and Madrid

Einsmer has developed a two-way communication system between citizens and local administrations since 2013. The application includes versions for smartphones (Android, iOS) and desktop. It promotes cooperation between citizens, security forces, and local administration. With 17 municipalities in Barcelona, Einsmer has created an ecosystem of networked cities with over 130,000 users and 3,500 infrastructures.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
16:05h - 16:25h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
16:20h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Investing and Scaling up Cutting Edge Entrepreneurial Ventures

Natalia Olson Urtecho
Natalia Olson Urtecho Rapid Scale VC & Plug and Play Growth Advisor & Investor Moderator
Seena Amidi
Seena Amidi Plug and Play Tech Center EMEA Managing Director Speaker
John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #Augmented Reality, #Data Integration, #Digital Twins, #Edge Computing, #Simulated Environments, #Smart Devices, #Smart Networks

07-11-2023 16:20 07-11-2023 17:05 Europe/Madrid Investing and Scaling up Cutting Edge Entrepreneurial Ventures

The problems cities and regions can be solved by cutting-edge technologies. PhDs, and people with scientific and engineering knowledge are more actively starting companies. There is a large need for long term investment from the public sector but more importantly the private sector. The panel will discuss what needs to happen to be able to grow the number of investments in the industries related to smart cities, regions and infrastructure.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
16:20h - 17:05h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
16:45h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Future Ready Cities: Digital Solutions for Urban Resilience

Lauren Sorkin
Lauren Sorkin Resilient Cities Network Executive Director Chair
Louise Holden
Louise Holden Visa Government Solutions Global Head of Partnerships Speaker
Jannia Samuels Moscote
Jannia Samuels Moscote City of Panama Deputy Director of Resilience Speaker
Guillermo Moncecchi
Guillermo Moncecchi City of Montevideo Director de Departamento de Desarrollo Ambiental Speaker
Roos Meilink
Roos Meilink City of The Hague Chief Resilience Officer Speaker

07-11-2023 16:45 07-11-2023 17:30 Europe/Madrid Future Ready Cities: Digital Solutions for Urban Resilience

Today, cities are transforming new services digitally, to build urban resilience and deliver more inclusive, efficient, and effective programs. Join the Resilient Cities Network, Visa, and city leaders to explore the opportunity and best practices for city digital transformation in areas such as urban mobility, small business enablement, citizen aid programs, and planning insights from data.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
16:45h - 17:30h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
16:45h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Understanding the Low Carbon Smart Cities Finance and Tools

Narae Choi
Narae Choi World Bank Senior Urban Specialist Chair
Joanna Mclean  Masic
Joanna Mclean Masic World Bank Lead Urban Specialist Speaker
Upasana Varma
Upasana Varma International Finance Corporation (IFC) Global Municipal Finance Lead Speaker

07-11-2023 16:45 07-11-2023 17:30 Europe/Madrid Understanding the Low Carbon Smart Cities Finance and Tools

How can smart technology solutions help cities achieve their low-carbon ambitions? A range of smart technologies is increasingly available to cities, including big data, Internet of Things, digital twins, and others. However, cities might struggle to identify, prioritize, and finance smart technologies that can help reduce their carbon emissions in different sectors. The session aims to better understand the low-carbon smart city finance and tools.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
16:45h - 17:30h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
17:15h
Keynote Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Intelligent City: Lighting the Sustainable Future on Reality

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu
Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu Tongji University Professor of Urban Planning and Design Speaker

07-11-2023 17:15 07-11-2023 17:30 Europe/Madrid Intelligent City: Lighting the Sustainable Future on Reality Hall 1 | Auditorium
17:15h - 17:30h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
17:30h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Future Cities Moving Towards the Digital Intelligence Era

Weiyi Jia
Weiyi Jia World Urban Planning Education Network Youth Club Chair Chair
Juemin Xu
Juemin Xu Shaoxing Historical and Cultural Famous City Protection Office Director Speaker
Yanjun Shen
Yanjun Shen World Urban Planning Education Network Deputy director Speaker

#Digital Tools, #Smart Infrastructures, #Urban Planning, #Urban Services

07-11-2023 17:30 07-11-2023 17:50 Europe/Madrid Future Cities Moving Towards the Digital Intelligence Era

The roundtable will showcase city representatives sharing unique urban development case studies, emphasizing how digital innovation fosters growth, enhances sustainability, and improves residents' quality of life. Engage in dynamic discussions to explore the intersection of urban development and digital intelligence, learning from these cities' experiences in shaping the future. Join us for a collaborative exploration of the potential of digital intelligence in revolutionizing urban operations and evolution.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
17:30h - 17:50h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
17:50h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Digital Technology Empowering New Scenarios in Smart City Construction

Yanjun Shen
Yanjun Shen World Urban Planning Education Network Deputy director Chair
Hongwei Song
Hongwei Song Fonda Technology CEO Speaker
Hongming Zhao
Hongming Zhao Zhejiang Supcon Information President Speaker
Simon Lai
Simon Lai Maxvision Technology Corp. Vice President Speaker

#Data Strategies, #Deep Learning, #Digital Tools, #Smart Environments

07-11-2023 17:50 07-11-2023 18:10 Europe/Madrid Digital Technology Empowering New Scenarios in Smart City Construction

The roundtable will showcase representatives from prominent technology companies as they shed light on digital technology's transformative role in shaping future urban landscapes. Our esteemed guests will discuss how digital technology empowers the creation of dynamic urban scenarios, redefining the possibilities for our cities. Join this exciting conversation to gain insights into the digital solutions revolutionizing urban environments, making them smarter and more adaptable than ever before.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
17:50h - 18:10h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
18:00h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

EDIC on LDT: Going Beyond Research

Jordi Ortuño
Jordi Ortuño Barcelona City council Manager Innovation Master of Ceremonies
Ernesto Faubel Cubells
Ernesto Faubel Cubells Valencia city council Head of Smart City Office Moderator
Michael Donaldson
Michael Donaldson Barcelona City Council Comissioner for Urban Innovation Speaker
Javier Orozco
Javier Orozco European Commission Project Officer Speaker
Martine Delannoy
Martine Delannoy Digitaal Vlaanderen Smart & Sustainable Cities & Communities Advisor Speaker
Arnis Gulbis
Arnis Gulbis Riga Digital Agency Director of Riga Digital Agency Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #City Platforms, #Data Integration, #Digital Modelling, #Smart Environments

07-11-2023 18:00 07-11-2023 18:30 Europe/Madrid EDIC on LDT: Going Beyond Research

EDIC will constitute the key instrument when developing MCP in the context of Local Digital Twins

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
18:00h - 18:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
18:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Innovative Solutions for More Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Silvia Chellini
Silvia Chellini Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Business Development Manager Speaker

#Active Mobility, #APP Solutions, #Artificial Intelligence, #Best Practices, #Citizen Engagement, #Green Buildings, #Traffic Management

07-11-2023 18:15 07-11-2023 18:25 Europe/Madrid Innovative Solutions for More Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

The UPC is a leading technical university in training, research and technology transfer. With the aim of contributing to the transition to inclusive, high-quality liveable and low-impact cities, the UPC is working on developing projects and solutions in energy and environment, mobility, governance and economy, urban environment, living and inclusion, infrastructure and building, safety and security, and blue economy.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:15h - 18:25h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

The Circular Economy in the Digital Urban Environment

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Tommaso Giomi
Tommaso Giomi ITeC Architect Speaker

#Data Analytics, #Data Management, #Data Storage, #Digital Modelling, #Digital Twins, #Simulated Environments, #Smart Environments

07-11-2023 18:30 07-11-2023 18:40 Europe/Madrid The Circular Economy in the Digital Urban Environment

How do you drive the development of a circular economy when building a city? Digitalisation must be a key tool to meet this challenge. Giving materials an identity allows them to retain their value at the end of a building's life cycle. The creation of digital processes is the only solution to store and make available the vast amount of information required, from the material level to the urban scale. 

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:30h - 18:40h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
Wed 08
09:30h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Public Code & Technologies: Upcoming Digital and Democratic Challenges for Europe

Laura Giesen
Laura Giesen Democracy Technologies Editor-in-Chief Chair
Laura Dornheim
Laura Dornheim City of Munich City Councillor and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Speaker
Arnau Monterde
Arnau Monterde Barcelona City Council Director de la Direcció d’Innovació Democràtica Speaker
Paula Grzegorzewska
Paula Grzegorzewska OpenForum Europe Strategic Partnerships Director Speaker

08-11-2023 09:30 08-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Public Code & Technologies: Upcoming Digital and Democratic Challenges for Europe

Technological developments are advancing increasingly faster, and there is a growing public power inability to generate the necessary regulatory frameworks and lead a model of public tech development for democracy. Can we imagine new models based on free open-source software and communities, that put democratic issues and the rights of citizens at its core? This roundtable will address these issues from different European experiences that are making bold bets on public code.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
09:30h - 10:15h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Tomorrow.Building & Full Congress Passes
09:30h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Spanish Cities Leading the Testing of Urban Advances

Yelene Mencía
Yelene Mencía TECH friendly Urban Innovation Networks Manager Chair
Michael Donaldson
Michael Donaldson Barcelona City Council Comissioner for Urban Innovation Speaker
Fernando de Pablo-Martin
Fernando de Pablo-Martin Madrid City Council Director Digital Office Speaker
Antonio Francés Pérez
Antonio Francés Pérez Alcoy City Council Mayor Speaker
Fermín Cerezo Peco
Fermín Cerezo Peco Valencia City Council Head of Innovation Speaker
Gema Igual Ortiz
Gema Igual Ortiz Santander City Council Mayoress Speaker

08-11-2023 09:30 08-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Spanish Cities Leading the Testing of Urban Advances

Sandboxes, urban labs, smart offices, or controlled test environments are presented as spaces where new technologies, services and innovative business models can be tested. While Spain is articulating legal frameworks for their implementation on a state level, local entities are positioned strategically due to their proximity to citizens and the ownership of public spaces and infrastructures. This session will share the success stories of sandboxes being implemented in Santander, Alcoi, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
09:30h - 10:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
09:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Digital Twins: Collaborative Supercomputing Initiatives for Urban Solutions Between Barcelona and Kobe

Jordi Cirera
Jordi Cirera Barcelona City Council Director de la Oficina de la Sociedad del Conocimiento Moderator
Fernando Cucchietti
Fernando Cucchietti Barcelona Supercomputing Center Head of Data Analytics and Visualization Speaker
Nobuyasu Ito
Nobuyasu Ito RIKEN Center for Computational Science Leader of the Discrete Event Simulation Research Team Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #Big Data, #Data Analytics, #Digital Modelling, #Digital Twins, #Simulated Environments, #Smart Environments, #Smart Networks

08-11-2023 09:30 08-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Digital Twins: Collaborative Supercomputing Initiatives for Urban Solutions Between Barcelona and Kobe

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of sister city relations between Barcelona and Kobe and highlighting our bilateral collaboration in promoting innovation and sustainable urban development. The joint Digital Twins presentation will demonstrate how supercomputers can model and promote real solutions to urban issues working in collaboration with Barcelona Supercomputing Center and RIKEN Center for Computational Science (Japan). Barcelona will present the 15-minute city initiatives for public services for their implementation in Kobe, and Kobe will demonstrate the simulation analysis of traffic in the city and its application in Barcelona

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
09:30h - 10:15h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:30h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

The Reassuring Right of Way: how tech and design can improve how people feel about smart safety

Siphelele Ngobese
Siphelele Ngobese South African Cities Network Senior Researcher Chair
Miguel Sangalang
Miguel Sangalang City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Executive Director and General Manager Speaker

#Data Security and Safety, #Implementation Challenges, #Right to the City, #Smart Environments

08-11-2023 10:30 08-11-2023 10:45 Europe/Madrid The Reassuring Right of Way: how tech and design can improve how people feel about smart safety

More than 100 years ago electricity and the lightbulb were cutting edge innovations that transformed the right-of-way and fundamentally changed how people felt in public spaces at night. Today we have many different technologies that are helping to make our cities safer, but do they make people feel safer? How we can move from just “smart” to “thoughtful” in our approach to technology and create public spaces that are again reassuring.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
10:30h - 10:45h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
10:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

France 2030: Healing, Innovating, Attracting for a Sustainable Urban Future!

Gerard Wolf
Gerard Wolf French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Advisor to the Minister for Smart and Sustainable Cities Moderator
Olivier Potet
Olivier Potet ENGIE Market Director Speaker
Bertrand Serp
Bertrand Serp Toulouse Métropole Vice-President in charge of Digital Transformation & President of Toulouse Métropole Habitat Speaker
Michele Dominici
Michele Dominici Société de Livraison des Ouvrages Olympiques - SOLIDEO Smart city and Innovation Expert Speaker
Florent Cholat
Florent Cholat GRENOBLE ALPES METROPOLE Metropolitan councilor in charge of digital innovation development and public data Speaker
Sevinç Ar Chimot
Sevinç Ar Chimot CHOOSE PARIS REGION Cleantech & Smart City Expert Speaker
Marion Milosevic
Marion Milosevic Dassault Systèmes Director Solutions Strategy Cities & Public Services Speaker
Timo Buetefisch
Timo Buetefisch COOLTRA CoFounder and CEO Speaker
Maggie Cazal
Maggie Cazal Urbanistes Sans Frontières (UFS) 'Urban Planners Without Borders Founding President of the NGO Speaker

#City-to-city Cooperation, #Economic models, #International Projection, #Internationalisation Strategies, #Investment models, #Local Economic Development, #Start-ups, #Talent Attraction

08-11-2023 10:30 08-11-2023 11:30 Europe/Madrid France 2030: Healing, Innovating, Attracting for a Sustainable Urban Future!

Learn more about:

• The regenerative city: How can we heal our cities to face the challenges of climate change?

• Artificial intelligence for the city: How Paris 2024 Olympics could be a showcase for the future of smart cities?

• Attracting investments: How to attract foreign investors to support sustainable urban development?

#FrenchFab #ChooseFrance

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:30h - 11:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:45h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Promoting Peace Building through Public Space

Siphelele Ngobese
Siphelele Ngobese South African Cities Network Senior Researcher Chair
Alma Eunice Rendón Cárdenas
Alma Eunice Rendón Cárdenas Red VIRAL & Agenda Migrante Director Speaker

#Citizen Engagement, #Gender Equality, #Multilevel Governance, #Public Safety, #Social Inclusion

08-11-2023 10:45 08-11-2023 11:00 Europe/Madrid Promoting Peace Building through Public Space

This session will present the Territorios de Paz program. This initiative works with with the peace making network of local women that works in violence and addictions prevention. Based on a comprehensive approach that promotes resilience, social cohesion and peace building, as well as through the transformation of public space and citizen participation, this project is advancing territorial peace.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
10:45h - 11:00h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
10:45h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Accelerating the Energy Transition

Maíta Fernández-Armesto
Maíta Fernández-Armesto Barcelona City Council Deputy Manager Urban Ecology Chair
Louis Frédéric Robin
Louis Frédéric Robin ENGIE Head of Technology Speaker

#Climate Action, #Energy Transition, #Net-zero Emissions

08-11-2023 10:45 08-11-2023 11:00 Europe/Madrid Accelerating the Energy Transition

Climate action in cities is essential for achieving ambitious net-zero emissions goals. The urban population is expected to grow significantly resulting in massive growth in demand for urban energy infrastructure while answering new ways of living. As many cities are operating on tight budgets, and the investments required are massive, cities must rethink their infrastructures and associated business models with the support of strategic partners like ENGIE to enable low carbon energy transition.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
10:45h - 11:00h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
11:00h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

Sustainable Airports

Maíta Fernández-Armesto
Maíta Fernández-Armesto Barcelona City Council Deputy Manager Urban Ecology Chair
Adam Savitz
Adam Savitz Wipro Senior Partner, Sustainability Speaker
Ashish Khare
Ashish Khare Wipro General Manager and Global Head – IOT, 5G, Edge and Smart Cities Speaker

08-11-2023 11:00 08-11-2023 11:15 Europe/Madrid Sustainable Airports

Join us for a discussion on the impact of sustainable airports within the smart city context. We’ll briefly touch on compelling use cases highlighting the airport industry’s approach to experience design, green technology, adaptation, and resiliency in providing essential, sustainable, and safe services to passengers and employees. We will also discuss how these services have become increasingly important as climate change is resulting in more adverse weather events, which already impact flights and, therefore, passenger delays, discomfort, and airport infrastructure.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
11:00h - 11:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
11:10h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Engaging Communities for Safer Cities

Siphelele Ngobese
Siphelele Ngobese South African Cities Network Senior Researcher Chair
Ayikai Poswayo
Ayikai Poswayo Amend Program Director Speaker
Maclina Birungi
Maclina Birungi AirQo Marketing and Communications Lead Speaker
Marco Auditore
Marco Auditore Milestone Systems Vertical Business Development Manager - City – EMEA Speaker
Wolfgang Bürkle
Wolfgang Bürkle Ekin Smart City Solutions Speaker
Anniina Autero
Anniina Autero City of Tampere Head of Project Speaker

#Content Capsule, #Crisis Management, #Critical Infrastructures, #Emergency Response, #Physical Security, #Public Safety, #Surveillance, #Urban Safety

08-11-2023 11:10 08-11-2023 12:00 Europe/Madrid Engaging Communities for Safer Cities

Unleashing the potential of inclusive and safe public spaces is crucial for vibrant cities. Join us as we delve into citizen engagement, new technologies, and innovative design while tackling the challenges of enhancing public safety. How can local governments involve citizens in creating safer cities? Can we shape a future where public spaces empower communities by prioritizing people in the planning process?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
11:10h - 12:00h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
11:15h
Keynote Session | SMART CITY EXPO

AI in City Planning: Who’s Included and Who’s Left Out?

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell Hugging Face Researcher and Chief Ethics Scientist Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #Digital Rights, #Ethical Challenges, #Innovative Building Technology

08-11-2023 11:15 08-11-2023 11:45 Europe/Madrid AI in City Planning: Who’s Included and Who’s Left Out?

Using AI technology to design flourishing cities requires proactive planning, informed by the foreseeable benefits and harms of each decision. This is possible when planners clearly understand AI “under the hood”, including how AI systems are developed, and the values at play throughout the development process. Towards this goal, this talk explains the basics of ethics and machine learning, and how these can be leveraged to build inclusive and equitable cities of tomorrow.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
11:15h - 11:45h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
11:25h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

The Ultimate Transition to Renewables

Maíta Fernández-Armesto
Maíta Fernández-Armesto Barcelona City Council Deputy Manager Urban Ecology Chair
Aurelio Muñoz
Aurelio Muñoz SENER Business Development Director Speaker
Aditya Kumar
Aditya Kumar Honeywell Building Technologies Director Product Management Speaker
Giovanna Carnevali
Giovanna Carnevali Roshn Executive Director, Master Planning Speaker
Teodora Kaneva
Teodora Kaneva TechUK Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems Speaker

#Content Capsule, #Decentralized Energy, #Energy Efficiency, #Energy Transition, #Hydrogen-powered, #New Energy Models, #Renewables, #Smart Grids

08-11-2023 11:25 08-11-2023 12:10 Europe/Madrid The Ultimate Transition to Renewables

Can urban expansion align with global sustainability goals? Cities are transforming their energy models to face the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint while accommodating continuous growth. From Smart Grids to clean hydrogen, innovative solutions are paving the way to a greener future. Yet, the journey to secure a steady and reliable power supply while driving the clean energy revolution forward comes with its share of challenges.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
11:25h - 12:10h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
11:45h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Propelling Urban Living with Enabling Tech

Aarti Tandon
Aarti Tandon Smart City Expo USA CEO Chair
Matthew Britt
Matthew Britt Honeywell Building Technologies General Manager, Smart Cities & Communities Speaker
Melissa Blaustein
Melissa Blaustein City of Sausalito Mayor Speaker
Nicola Villa
Nicola Villa Mastercard Executive Vice President and head of Public Sector Speaker
Aalok Kumar
Aalok Kumar NEC Corporation Corporate SVP - Head of the Global Smart City Business Speaker

#Construction Technologies, #Implementation Challenges, #IOT, #Smart Environments, #Sustainable Tech

08-11-2023 11:45 08-11-2023 12:30 Europe/Madrid Propelling Urban Living with Enabling Tech

How can emerging technologies drive positive change in cities? Innovations in technology like IoT, AI, and smart infrastructure promise to revolutionize cities, elevating sustainability, connectivity, and overall living standards. To harness this transformative potential, it is important to explore the digitalization’s impact on urban life, its advantages and its challenges. Are cities ready for this digital future?

Hall 1 | Auditorium
11:45h - 12:30h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
11:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Reinventing Cities: Towards Zero Carbon

Costanza De Stefani
Costanza De Stefani C40 Cities Reinventing Cities Project Manager Moderator
Susanna Kamph
Susanna Kamph IKEA Sustainability Leader Catalunya Speaker
Margarita Chiclana
Margarita Chiclana UNEXUM CEO at Unexum Real Estate | UK & Spain Speaker
Hélène Chartier
Hélène Chartier C40 Director of Urban Planning and Design Speaker
Brezo Martos Marcos
Brezo Martos Marcos AMBITARE Architecture Strategies Managing Partner Speaker

#Built Environment, #Decarbonisation, #Green Buildings, #Retrofitting, #Smart Buildings, #Urban design, #Urban Planning, #Zero Emission Buildings

08-11-2023 11:45 08-11-2023 12:30 Europe/Madrid Reinventing Cities: Towards Zero Carbon

Zero-carbon urban projects must become the norm. Cities and the private sector must collaborate to achieve this urgent goal to create better with lower emissions and better quality of life. Building on the experiences of cities and actors involved in Reinventing Cities global initiative, we will explore tools for sustainable urban regeneration, looking at public-private collaborations, common challenges and exemplary zero carbon urban projects.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
11:45h - 12:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
12:15h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Powering Smart City Innovations with Cloud Computing

Brittany Lee
Brittany Lee Eco-Business Partnerships Manager, North America Chair
Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks AWS Director of Public Sector, AWS EMEA Speaker

#Cloud, #Connected Vehicles, #Data Management, #Data Storage, #Smart Governance

08-11-2023 12:15 08-11-2023 12:30 Europe/Madrid Powering Smart City Innovations with Cloud Computing

Across urban sectors, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is leveraged to build innovative solutions to make cities more livable, sustainable, and resilient. Hear about how government organizations are using the power of AWS to drive further innovation, move faster, increase security, and keep costs low to accelerate their digital transformations and deliver mission-critical outcomes.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
12:15h - 12:30h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
12:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Impact and Deeptech, The Investment Stars For Mobility

Albert Domingo Vilar
Albert Domingo Vilar UPF Ventures Director Moderator
Matteo Forte
Matteo Forte SWITCH - Street WITCHer CEO - Founder Speaker
Natalia Olson Urtecho
Natalia Olson Urtecho Rapid Scale VC & Plug and Play Growth Advisor & Investor Speaker

08-11-2023 12:15 08-11-2023 13:00 Europe/Madrid Impact and Deeptech, The Investment Stars For Mobility

Investment in pre-seed and seed phases of Deeptech startups are the interest of this session. An investor, a system connector and an startup will share their interests and how they evaluate mobility solutions and key words that allow to succeed in the match of investment.

 
Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
12:15h - 13:00h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
12:30h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

Data-Driven Smart City for Urban Well-being in Japan

Brittany Lee
Brittany Lee Eco-Business Partnerships Manager, North America Chair
Takehiko Nagumo
Takehiko Nagumo Smart City Institute Japan Executive Managing Director Speaker
Noboru Koshizuka
Noboru Koshizuka The University of Tokyo Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Speaker

#5G, #Advanced Digital Services, #Artificial Intelligence, #Big Data, #Data-sharing Platforms

08-11-2023 12:30 08-11-2023 12:45 Europe/Madrid Data-Driven Smart City for Urban Well-being in Japan

In this talk, we present a data-driven smart city in which the well-being of citizens in urban areas is realized in Japan. These smart cities are providing various digital services for well-being such as welfare, healthcare, safety, disaster alleviation, education support, mobility, and carbon-free activity support. These services are supported by modern digital infrastructure for smart cities such as urban OSs, data-sharing platforms, 5G/beyond 5G communication platforms, and AI platforms.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
12:30h - 12:45h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
12:30h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Building Climate Resilience: Unleashing Innovation in Cities

Lina Liakou
Lina Liakou Resilient Cities Network Global Director, Network Engagement and Regional Director, Europe and the Middle East Chair
Stella Psaropoulou
Stella Psaropoulou City of Thessaloniki Deputy Chief Resilience Officer Speaker
Jaume Piera
Jaume Piera The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC) Ternured Scientist & Research group leader Speaker
Gerardo Anzaldúa
Gerardo Anzaldúa BRIGAID Connect and Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute Co-Founder Speaker
Eleni Fotopoulou
Eleni Fotopoulou Institute of Communication and Computer Systems Senior Researcher Speaker

08-11-2023 12:30 08-11-2023 13:15 Europe/Madrid Building Climate Resilience: Unleashing Innovation in Cities

The panel discussion will provide a platform for thought-provoking discussions and knowledge sharing among innovation experts, urban practitioners and city representatives. By exploring state-of-the-art innovations, identifying gaps, and showcasing successful examples from cities and regions around the world, participants will be inspired to drive climate resilience through innovative solutions. The discussion will underline the critical role of innovation in accelerating climate resilience efforts in cities.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
12:30h - 13:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
12:45h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Barcelona Declaration: European Cities for European Policymaking and Democracy

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Jaume Collboni i Cuadrado
Jaume Collboni i Cuadrado City Council of Barcelona Mayor Speaker
Mihhail Kõlvart
Mihhail Kõlvart Tallin City Government Mayor Speaker
Raquel Sanchez
Raquel Sanchez Government of Spain Minister of Public Works and Transport Speaker

#Collaboration, #Multilevel Governance, #Policy-making, #Urban Global Agendas

08-11-2023 12:45 08-11-2023 13:15 Europe/Madrid Barcelona Declaration: European Cities for European Policymaking and Democracy

The Barcelona Declaration is the outcome of the European Summit of Mayors jointly organised by the City of Barcelona and Eurocities. It aims at strengthening cities participation in EU policymaking and European democracy. It is a call to improve the institutional relationship between cities, Member States, the European Commission and the European Parliament. The declaration will be presented to the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
12:45h - 13:15h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
12:45h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

On a Mission! A dialogue on unlocking climate neutrality in a smart way

Brittany Lee
Brittany Lee Eco-Business Partnerships Manager, North America Chair
Rosalinde Van der Vlies
Rosalinde Van der Vlies EU Cities Mission, at the European Commission Clean Planet Director, and Deputy Manager Speaker
Karin Ekdahl Wästberg
Karin Ekdahl Wästberg City of Stockholm Innovation Director Speaker

08-11-2023 12:45 08-11-2023 13:00 Europe/Madrid On a Mission! A dialogue on unlocking climate neutrality in a smart way

The Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission aims for 100 cities to become climate neutral by 2030, inspiring all other cities to follow suit by 2050. As Mission Cities progress on their pathways to becoming climate neutral and engage in ambitious Climate City Contract processes, this session will explore how cities can leverage being part of the Mission to dramatically accelerate climate action in a smart way, taking advantage of tech and digital opportunities to move forward.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
12:45h - 13:00h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
12:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Open Innovation Procurement Challenges

Jordi Aguasca
Jordi Aguasca ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness Catalan Government Technological Transformation and Disruption Unit Director Master of Ceremonies
Paul Barreveld
Paul Barreveld ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness Catalan Government Managing Director Moderator
Carla Canal
Carla Canal Barcelona city council International Cooperation Officer - Policy Coherence for Development Speaker
Jip Lenssen
Jip Lenssen EURADA Project officer Speaker
Hiroyuki Suzuki
Hiroyuki Suzuki ATR - Advance Telecommunications Research Institute International Executive Vice President, Representative Director Speaker
Steven Parkes
Steven Parkes Welsh Government (Innovation Team) Challenge-Led Innovation Projects Manager Speaker
Elena López
Elena López Ticbiomed Project Manager Speaker
Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari ANCI Toscana Consultant Speaker
Santiago Garces
Santiago Garces City of Boston Chief Information Officer Speaker
Larry Yuen
Larry Yuen Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the government of HKSAR Engineer/Innovation Speaker
Maria Mercedes Nogueras
Maria Mercedes Nogueras AQuAS Innovation Project Manager Speaker
Geoffroy Boulard
Geoffroy Boulard Greater Paris Metropolitan Region Vice-président de la Métropole du Grand Paris Speaker

#Alliances, #Collaboration, #Multilevel Governance, #Open Government, #PPP, #Public Procurement, #Regional Development

08-11-2023 12:45 08-11-2023 13:30 Europe/Madrid Open Innovation Procurement Challenges

In this session different public entities will present their demands formulated within a process of Innovation Procurement. They will present their projects that will end up in a call for tenders to buy a solution that does not yet exist on the market, that is why they are public innovation procurements. If you are a solution provider, you are interested in this session to know about these opportunities.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
12:45h - 13:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
13:10h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Urban Digital Twins to Face Real-Time Challenges

Brittany Lee
Brittany Lee Eco-Business Partnerships Manager, North America Chair
Charlie Durand
Charlie Durand Extra CEO Speaker
Jesús Ruiz
Jesús Ruiz FIWARE CTO Speaker
Estefania Tapias
Estefania Tapias Dassault Systèmes Senior Business Consultant Speaker
Qingyuan Xu
Qingyuan Xu State Information Center Deputy Director Speaker
Pablo Martínez Díez
Pablo Martínez Díez 300.000 Km/s Co-founder Speaker

#Content Capsule, #Digital Modelling, #Digital Tools, #Digital Twins, #Urban Planning

08-11-2023 13:10 08-11-2023 14:00 Europe/Madrid Urban Digital Twins to Face Real-Time Challenges

Amidst digital transformation, Urban Digital Twins rise as potent tools for proactive urban solutions. These virtual replicas offer a holistic view of the city’s functioning, empowering informed decision-making. Despite its potential in optimizing operations, ensuring sustainability, and fostering participation, concerns for data privacy and inclusivity loom. Can cities navigate this virtual realm while building people-centric urban environments?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
13:10h - 14:00h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
13:10h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Startup Pitches | Data-driven Solutions Improving Decision Making

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Alexa Moeller
Alexa Moeller Polyteia Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director Speaker
Maria Pascual Saez
Maria Pascual Saez Urbim General Manager Speaker
Tim Urlings
Tim Urlings Magic Lane Product Manager Speaker
Federico Fabrizio
Federico Fabrizio NCM Srl Software Engineer Speaker
Ben Jones
Ben Jones Dryad Networks Marketing Manager Speaker
Aviad Marco
Aviad Marco RubyComm Chief Revenue Officer Speaker
Jorgos Coenen
Jorgos Coenen Citizen Dialog Kit Co-founder Speaker
Yassine Abouch
Yassine Abouch DigiSense CEO Speaker

08-11-2023 13:10 08-11-2023 14:00 Europe/Madrid Startup Pitches | Data-driven Solutions Improving Decision Making

Join us for an enlightening session where forward-thinking startups will take the stage to pitch their transformative data-driven solutions that are revolutionizing decision-making processes across various sectors. In today's rapidly evolving landscape, the ability to harness and analyze data effectively is paramount. These startups are at the forefront, leveraging data to enhance enabling technologies and fortify safety and security measures.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
13:10h - 14:00h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
13:30h
Keynote Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Building Intelligent Cities for Tomorrow

Femi Oke
Femi Oke Moderate the Panel LLC Co-founder Master of Ceremonies
Esam A. Alwagait
Esam A. Alwagait Saudi Data and AI Authority Director of National Information Center Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #Augmented Reality, #Digital Construction, #Digital Modelling

08-11-2023 13:30 08-11-2023 13:45 Europe/Madrid Building Intelligent Cities for Tomorrow

In the 21st Century, the convergence of technology and urban development is reshaping societies globally, making smart cities crucial for a sustainable future. The integration of generative AI into urban solutions is becoming a cornerstone of global smart city initiatives. Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the front-runners, driving innovative projects utilizing IoT, digital twins, and other emerging technologies to redefine urban design prioritizing human well-being, and leveraging technology to enhance various aspects of urban living.

 
Hall 1 | Auditorium
13:30h - 13:45h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
13:35h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Inclusion and Equity at the Core of City Planning

Jordi Vaquer
Jordi Vaquer Metropolis Secretary General Chair
Amaya Celaya Alvarez
Amaya Celaya Alvarez United Nations IOM Urban Advisor Speaker
Lucia Nogales
Lucia Nogales Ocupa Tu Calle - Sistema Urbano Specializing in Urban Participatory Processes, Social Innovation, and Public Policy Advocacy Speaker
Martyn Long
Martyn Long Leeds City Council Head of Employment, Skills & City Strategies Speaker
Deann Donohue
Deann Donohue Mastercard Vice President, Specialized Segments Lead, Public Sector Speaker
Erion Veliaj
Erion Veliaj City of Tirana Mayor Speaker

#Cities for All, #Content Capsule, #Digital Divide, #Gender Equality, #Healthcare, #Public Health, #Right to the City, #Social Inclusion, #Social Inequality

08-11-2023 13:35 08-11-2023 14:25 Europe/Madrid Inclusion and Equity at the Core of City Planning

Urban spaces must ensure equal access to opportunities and resources, but systemic inequalities marginalize vulnerable populations, depriving them of core services. An intersectional approach is crucial to address issues as social exclusion, gender inequality or the digital divide. How can leaders and stakeholders address the diverse needs of communities as the first step towards inclusive, equitable, and sustainable cities for all?

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
13:35h - 14:25h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
13:45h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

A New Era of Tech-empowered Cities

Pipo Serrano
Pipo Serrano Broadcaster Journalist. Deputy General Manager. Head of Innovation & New Business Chair
Nabil Al-Nuaim
Nabil Al-Nuaim Aramco Senior Vice President, Digital & Information Technology Speaker
Diana Parker
Diana Parker Microsoft WW Public Sector Government Lead Speaker
Jaanika Merilo
Jaanika Merilo Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs Special Advisor Speaker
Jacques Beltran
Jacques Beltran Dassault Systèmes Vice President, Global Head, Cities & Public Services Speaker

08-11-2023 13:45 08-11-2023 14:30 Europe/Madrid A New Era of Tech-empowered Cities

More than ever, cities are embracing the unstoppable evolution of emerging technologies. AI, IoT, smart infrastructure, data-driven design and advanced digital services are all converging to shape the cities of tomorrow. How is technology effectively unleashing opportunities for creating innovative urban ecosystems in the digital age? How can decision-makers envision an urban future where technology empowers thriving cities?

Hall 1 | Auditorium
13:45h - 14:30h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
14:10h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Breakthroughs Driving the Clean Energy Transition

Pauline Lucas
Pauline Lucas Euroheat & Power Policy Director Chair
Einari Kisel
Einari Kisel FinEst Centre for Smart Cities Head of Strategy Speaker
Elke Christina Roeder
Elke Christina Roeder City of Norderstedt Mayor Speaker
Suhad Al Faddagh
Suhad Al Faddagh Aramco Manager, Trees & Green Parks, Community Services Speaker
Ronald Hermans
Ronald Hermans Honeywell Smart Energy & Thermal Solutions Product Manager for Utilities Software Speaker
Dave Basil
Dave Basil TerraGo Technologies President & CEO Speaker
Marion Milosevic
Marion Milosevic Dassault Systèmes Director Solutions Strategy Cities & Public Services Speaker

#Energy Efficiency, #Energy Transition, #Renewables, #Smart Infrastructures, #Sustainable Tech

08-11-2023 14:10 08-11-2023 14:55 Europe/Madrid Breakthroughs Driving the Clean Energy Transition

How do cities balance innovation, resilience, climate action, and well-being in the energy transition? The climate crisis permeates every aspect of urban life, making holistic solutions vital for healthier, climate-neutral cities. Delving into the strategies cities are adopting and understanding their potential can be the fist step towards driving successful energy transitions and creating the urban landscapes of the future.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
14:10h - 14:55h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
14:30h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

Smart Seoul : A World-Recognized City of Innovation

Christina Yan Zhang
Christina Yan Zhang The Metaverse Institute CEO Chair
Yo-sik Kang
Yo-sik Kang Seoul Digital Foundation President Speaker

#Data Security and Safety, #Digital Rights, #Ethical Challenges

08-11-2023 14:30 08-11-2023 14:45 Europe/Madrid Smart Seoul : A World-Recognized City of Innovation

Smart city is the inescapable and inevitable challenge for global cities, having endless potential for our future world. As such, Seoul, who is the leading smart city & the winner of WSCA 2022 with the theme of Going Together with the Vulnerable, guarantees 5 digital rights for citizens, and Seoul Digital Foundation is carrying out missions as the control tower of the city in the digital big bang. Please find out the background of the city’s winning attractive point of WSCA 2022.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
14:30h - 14:45h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
14:30h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

Equality in Cities

Jordi Vaquer
Jordi Vaquer Metropolis Secretary General Chair
Anna Lisa Boni
Anna Lisa Boni Municipality of Bologna Deputy Mayor Speaker

08-11-2023 14:30 08-11-2023 14:50 Europe/Madrid Equality in Cities

Tools and policies implemented by cities to promote equality and citizen participation on critical urban challenges.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
14:30h - 14:50h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
14:35h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Digital Communities: Showcasing Transformative Projects

Michael Mulquin
Michael Mulquin OASC MIMs Ambassador Moderator
Martin Brynskov
Martin Brynskov OASC Tech Director Speaker
Sophie Meszaros
Sophie Meszaros OASC Project Manager Speaker
Vincent Demortier
Vincent Demortier OASC Tech Advisor Speaker
Judith Stiekema
Judith Stiekema OASC Project Manager Speaker

#Big Data, #City Platforms, #Data Lake, #Data Storage, #Digital Modelling, #Digital Twins

08-11-2023 14:35 08-11-2023 15:20 Europe/Madrid Digital Communities: Showcasing Transformative Projects

OASC will showcase four inspiring projects, funded by the EU, with and for cities and local communities. Processes and tangible results of these projects will make clear what the challenges and opportunities are for cities and local communities to make the digital transition happen.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
14:35h - 15:20h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
14:35h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Revolutionizing Mobility: Role of Physical and Digital Infrastructure for CAVs

Gonzalo Alcaraz
Gonzalo Alcaraz International Road Federation Deputy Director General Speaker
Thierry Goger
Thierry Goger FEHRL Secretary General Speaker
Josep Laborda
Josep Laborda Factual CEO & Managing Partner Speaker
Mihaela Rozman
Mihaela Rozman EIT UM Project Officer Speaker

#Digital Tools, #Digital Twins, #Roads, #Smart Infrastructures, #Street Design, #Urban design, #Urban infrastructure

08-11-2023 14:35 08-11-2023 15:20 Europe/Madrid Revolutionizing Mobility: Role of Physical and Digital Infrastructure for CAVs

Explore the synergy of physical and digital infrastructure for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs). Discover how smart roads, 5G, and cybersecurity are shaping the future of mobility. Uncover challenges, solutions, and real-world examples in this essential session.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.Mobility
14:35h - 15:20h Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.Mobility
14:45h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

CIOs Shaping Technology Initiatives at the City Level

Christina Yan Zhang
Christina Yan Zhang The Metaverse Institute CEO Chair
Santiago Garces
Santiago Garces City of Boston Chief Information Officer Speaker
Theo Blackwell
Theo Blackwell City of London Chief Digital Officer Speaker
Nicole Coughlin
Nicole Coughlin Town of Cary Chief Information Officer Speaker

#City Platforms, #Connectivity, #Metropolitan Governance, #Policy-making

08-11-2023 14:45 08-11-2023 15:15 Europe/Madrid CIOs Shaping Technology Initiatives at the City Level

How are urban Chief Information Officers spearheading tech revolutions? Cities' CIOs are at the forefront of urban innovation, shaping digital projects and policies to create smarter, more connected cities. This session, will explore how their strategies and initiatives are transforming city living. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for urban innovation and connectivity?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
14:45h - 15:15h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
14:50h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

How to develop a resilient and inclusive smart cities agenda?

Joanna Mclean  Masic
Joanna Mclean Masic World Bank Lead Urban Specialist Chair

#City Sovereignty, #Right to the City, #Urban Global Agendas

08-11-2023 14:50 08-11-2023 15:10 Europe/Madrid How to develop a resilient and inclusive smart cities agenda?

This session will showcase two delegation heads from Brazil, and Jordan through a moderated dialogue on their smart city journey so far and ambitions going forward.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
14:50h - 15:10h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
15:00h
Keynote Session | SMART CITY EXPO

Invisible Architecture and Oligopolistic Physics: metaverse as the next frontier of cities

Pipo Serrano
Pipo Serrano Broadcaster Journalist. Deputy General Manager. Head of Innovation & New Business Master of Ceremonies
Micaela Mantegna
Micaela Mantegna Harvard Berkman Klein Center Video game lawyer and Activist and Scholar Speaker

#Metaverse, #Simulated Environments, #Virtual Reality

08-11-2023 15:00 08-11-2023 15:30 Europe/Madrid Invisible Architecture and Oligopolistic Physics: metaverse as the next frontier of cities

How do we think about space when there is no limit to it? Is it the metaverse truly limitless or will it carry the invisible constraints of the physical world?

In this keynote, we will delve into different philosophies around the metaverse, its use cases and possibilities for re-imagining urban spaces as a combination of physical and digital at the intersection of the 'reality gradient', as well as exploring the myriad of potential downsides.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
15:00h - 15:30h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
15:05h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Here’s How Cutting-Edge Technologies are Transforming Cities

Karina Gibert
Karina Gibert Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia Dean Chair
David Robinson
David Robinson Microsoft Senior Director, WW Public Sector Speaker
Andrea Sorri
Andrea Sorri Axis Communications Segment Development Manager Smart Cities Speaker
Mila Gasco Hernandez
Mila Gasco Hernandez Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York Research Director / Associate Professor Speaker
Fadzli Abdul Wahit
Fadzli Abdul Wahit Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Senior Vice President Speaker

#Algorithm Ethics, #Artificial Intelligence, #Augmented Reality, #Deep Learning, #Smart Devices

08-11-2023 15:05 08-11-2023 15:35 Europe/Madrid Here’s How Cutting-Edge Technologies are Transforming Cities

How can urban technological innovation maintain a citizen-centered approach? As tools like AI grow in use in the public sector, understanding its strengths and challenges becomes vital. Challenges of legislation, technology, community, and ethics shape the urban innovation landscape. Amid emerging applications, ensuring tech benefits citizen well-being, regional vitality, and sustainability is paramount.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
15:05h - 15:35h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
15:25h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Transforming Cities Through AI

Christina Yan Zhang
Christina Yan Zhang The Metaverse Institute CEO Chair
Patricia Molina
Patricia Molina Tecnalia Director of City Territory and Environment Speaker
Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson Microsoft World Wide Public Sector Government Chief Technology Officer Speaker
Charbel Aoun
Charbel Aoun NVIDIA Smart City & Spaces Director Speaker

#Algorithm Ethics, #Algorithms, #Artificial Intelligence, #Content Capsule, #Deep Learning, #Smart Devices

08-11-2023 15:25 08-11-2023 16:10 Europe/Madrid Transforming Cities Through AI

The rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing the urban environment. While AI holds immense promise in smart city planning and management, concerns about biases, ethics, job displacement, and privacy arise. Can city leaders effectively leverage AI while addressing its ethical implications? Can AI implementation in the urban landscape overcome these challenges and pave the way for a more intelligent and inclusive future?

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
15:25h - 16:10h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
15:30h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods: It Is All About People and Proximity

Hélène Chartier
Hélène Chartier C40 Director of Urban Planning and Design Chair
Carlos Moreno
Carlos Moreno Pantheon-Sorbonne University’s ETI Lab Scientific Director Speaker
Laia Bonet
Laia Bonet Barcelona City Council Deputy Mayor Speaker
Claudio Orrego
Claudio Orrego Metropolitan Regional Government of Santiago Regional Governor Speaker
Giuseppe Sala
Giuseppe Sala City of Milan Mayor Speaker

#Cities for All, #Climate Justice, #Right to the City, #Wellbeing

08-11-2023 15:30 08-11-2023 16:15 Europe/Madrid Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods: It Is All About People and Proximity

Past urban models are no longer fit for purpose. They promote sprawl, pollute the air, as well as generate long commute, fragmentation and loss of social cohesion. It is urgent to makes our cities more sustainable and desirable, to ensure proximity to amenities and services in every neighbourhood, and to create public spaces that act as the “living room of city", a place where people meet, socialize as well as safely walk and cycle. This session brings global mayors and leaders that turn this vision into reality.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
15:30h - 16:15h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
15:30h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Muti-level Governance for Smart Cities and Communities

Mar Jimenez
Mar Jimenez Eurocities Senior Project Coordinator - Climate Chair
Seppo Määttä
Seppo Määttä City of Oulu Mayor Speaker
Lluïsa Moret i Sabidó
Lluïsa Moret i Sabidó Ajuntament de Sant Boi de Llobregat Mayor Speaker
Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey European Commission Head of Unit Technologies for Smart Communities, DG CNECT Speaker
Fabian Maingain
Fabian Maingain City of Brussels Deputy mayor Speaker
Constance Nebbula
Constance Nebbula Open Data France President Speaker
Gatis Ozols
Gatis Ozols Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Deputy State Secretary for Digital Transformation Speaker

08-11-2023 15:30 08-11-2023 16:15 Europe/Madrid Muti-level Governance for Smart Cities and Communities

How can we unleash the full potential of data to improve policymaking at local and regional level and take better-informed decisions? How can we work together across borders and levels of governance? What is the role of local digital twins in achieving this?

In Living-in.EU, we bring together cities, regions, and member states to discuss the way forward. We look into the European Digital Infrastructure Consortium on Networked Local Digital Twins Towards CitiVerse, its potential, and also of a wider range of joint actions.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
15:30h - 16:15h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
15:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Sustainable and Inclusive Cities: Leveraging Satellite Imagery, AI, and Big Data

Carolina Piedrafita
Carolina Piedrafita Inter-American Development Bank Housing and Urban Development Sr. Specialist Moderator
Antonio Vazquez Brust
Antonio Vazquez Brust Inter American Development Bank IDB Data Science Consultant, IDB Cities Lab Speaker
Daniela Evia
Daniela Evia CAPSUS Knowledge Management Specialist Speaker
Roberto Ponce Lopez
Roberto Ponce Lopez Tecnológico de Monterrey Professor - Researcher Speaker

#Algorithms, #Artificial Intelligence, #Big Data, #Connectivity, #Data Analytics, #Data Management, #Deep Learning, #Digital Modelling

08-11-2023 15:30 08-11-2023 16:15 Europe/Madrid Sustainable and Inclusive Cities: Leveraging Satellite Imagery, AI, and Big Data

Join this panel, organized by the IDB's Cities Lab, where we will detail how cities can incorporate Big Data processing and the application of Artificial Intelligence to face complex urban planning challenges. We will present the highlights' of the Open Urban Planning Toolbox, a collection of open source applications to facilitate urban planning tasks such as automatically mapping informal settlements or simulating future urban growth.

 
Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
15:30h - 16:15h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
15:35h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Resourceful Governance Advancing City Life

Hila Oren
Hila Oren Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation CEO Chair
José Antonio Ondiviela García
José Antonio Ondiviela García WW Observatory for Attractive Cities - Universidad Francisco de Vitoria Director Speaker
Thaís Strassmann Nahas
Thaís Strassmann Nahas ACATE - Technology Association of Santa Catarina State Director of the Technological Center of Florianópolis / Smart City's Business Vertical Speaker
Randolf Wilson
Randolf Wilson Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana Head, Department of Transport Speaker
Raffaele Gareri
Raffaele Gareri Agenzia per la Coesione Urban Innovation Advisor Italian National Programme Metropolitan Cities Speaker

#Circular Economy, #Global Cities, #Internationalisation Strategies, #New Business Models, #Policy-making

08-11-2023 15:35 08-11-2023 16:05 Europe/Madrid Resourceful Governance Advancing City Life

Resourceful governance empowers global cities to drive progress. Internationalization strategies, circular economy models, and innovative financing schemes are shaping vibrant urban hubs that retain talent, foster prosperity, and embrace innovation. Amidst all this progress, how can city leaders ensure that they maintain a people-centred approach?

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
15:35h - 16:05h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation All Passes
16:30h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

From Climate Goals to Action: Cities Taking Charge

Michael Lake
Michael Lake Leading Cities President & CEO Chair
Manuel Cermeron
Manuel Cermeron Veolia CEO Veolia Spain Speaker
Faye Bowser
Faye Bowser Siemens Vice President Higher Education Vertical Speaker
Abby Binay
Abby Binay City Government of Makati Mayor Speaker
Hazem Galal
Hazem Galal PwC Global Leader, Cities and Local Government and Smart Mobility Co-Leader Speaker

#Climate Change, #Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #Energy Transition

08-11-2023 16:30 08-11-2023 17:15 Europe/Madrid From Climate Goals to Action: Cities Taking Charge

In a world grappling with escalating emissions, cities are spearheading climate goals into action. From discourse to implementation, reducing carbon footprints, fostering resilient communities, exploring alternative energy pathways, and implementing innovative strategies is at the core of city planning. How are urban centres becoming powerful catalysts in driving the required change to attain a sustainable future for all?

Hall 1 | Auditorium
16:30h - 17:15h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
16:30h
Burning Debate | SMART CITY EXPO

Managing Smart City Governance – A playbook for Local and Regional Governments

Livia Schaeffer Nonose
Livia Schaeffer Nonose United Nations Innovation Technology Accelerator for Cities (UNITAC) Technology and Innovation Specialist Chair
Luca Mora
Luca Mora Urban Innovation Policy Lab Professor of Urban Innovation and Research Director Speaker
Marcelo Facchina
Marcelo Facchina Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean Principal Specialist - Smart Cities and Digital Government Speaker

08-11-2023 16:30 08-11-2023 16:50 Europe/Madrid Managing Smart City Governance – A playbook for Local and Regional Governments

The new report Managing Smart City Governance – A playbook for Local and Regional Governments provides evidence-based guidance for local leaders and municipal administrations involved in smart city projects. For each component of the governance framework developed in the Global Review – Strategy, Collaboration, Technology – it identifies a set of practical recommendations, supported by examples from cities around the world. The recommendations presented are intended to help cities to develop more effective, inclusive and sustainable governance practices for urban digital transformation.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
16:30h - 16:50h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
16:30h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

How a LoRaWAN® Connected City Improves Quality of Life for Citizens

Boris Stöckermann
Boris Stöckermann Minol ZENNER Group & Brunata International Director - New Business Areas & eCommerce – Europe Moderator
Nicole Coughlin
Nicole Coughlin Town of Cary Chief Information Officer Speaker
Stefano Crico
Stefano Crico Orbiwise Head of Sales EMEA Speaker
Natalia Chen
Natalia Chen Milesight Sales Representative Speaker
Violet Su
Violet Su Seeed Studio Sales Consultant Speaker

#Big Data, #Connectivity, #IOT, #Machine to Machine Communication, #Sensoring, #Smart Devices, #Smart Environments

08-11-2023 16:30 08-11-2023 17:00 Europe/Madrid How a LoRaWAN® Connected City Improves Quality of Life for Citizens

City planning relies on how to future-proof a city and implement or improve vital deployments. LoRaWAN is an IoT technology allowing cities to collect data telling them what is happening in a city, and provides solutions to address, improve, and solve issues. Panelists will provide examples of how LoRaWAN is key to affordable and scalable solutions to reduce costs, improve livability, support sustainable planning, and improve business outcomes.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
16:30h - 17:00h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
16:35h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Creating Irresistible Climate-Neutral Cities

Birgit Vandevelde
Birgit Vandevelde VITO / Smart Cities Marketplace Project Coordinator Chair
Anne Weidenbach
Anne Weidenbach European Commission Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson Speaker
Matjaz Rakovec
Matjaz Rakovec City of Kranj Mayor Speaker
Valentina Cabal Jaramillo
Valentina Cabal Jaramillo GNE Finance EU Advisory Director Speaker
Kimmo Viljamaa
Kimmo Viljamaa City of Vantaa Economic Development Director Speaker
Joost Beunderman
Joost Beunderman Dark Matter Laboratories Director Speaker
Ondřej Rys
Ondřej Rys City of Kladno Councillor Speaker

08-11-2023 16:35 08-11-2023 17:35 Europe/Madrid Creating Irresistible Climate-Neutral Cities

Cities have a strategic advantage for improving quality of life. They contribute 70%+ of global CO2 emissions, house 75% of EU residents, and drive economic activity, knowledge, innovation, and technology. Despite facing barriers, cities lead in climate action. This session focuses on overcoming obstacles and establishing a European movement for sustainable urban solutions. It discusses cross-cutting approaches making climate neutrality irresistible for all stakeholders and unlocking benefits and accessibility.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
16:35h - 17:35h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
16:50h
In Focus | SMART CITY EXPO

Risk and Resilience Governance: Sub-national Government Is the Glue

Lina Liakou
Lina Liakou Resilient Cities Network Global Director, Network Engagement and Regional Director, Europe and the Middle East Chair
Brian Pottle
Brian Pottle Katinnganiq Makerspace Network Executive director Speaker
Jennifer Angel
Jennifer Angel Evergreen CEO Speaker
Genesis Gavino
Genesis Gavino Dallas City Chief Resilience Officer Speaker

08-11-2023 16:50 08-11-2023 17:35 Europe/Madrid Risk and Resilience Governance: Sub-national Government Is the Glue

What is a CRO and what do they do? How can resilience be institutionalised at smaller scales scales? How can resilience institutionalisation leverage and build on indigenous knowledge? Through the representation from indigenous communities, cities and territories, this session will showcase experiences first-hand while regional and international organisations will offer a global perspective.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
16:50h - 17:35h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
17:15h
High-Level Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Building Our Future Cities Together

George Burciaga
George Burciaga U.S. Mayoral Roundtable Managing Partner Chair
Michael Hancock
Michael Hancock City of Denver Former Mayor Chair
Shawyn Patterson - Howard
Shawyn Patterson - Howard African American Mayors Association Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon Speaker
Farrah Khan
Farrah Khan City of Irvine Mayor Speaker
John Roberson
John Roberson City of Chicago Chief Operating Officer Speaker
Victoria Woodards
Victoria Woodards City of Tacoma Mayor Speaker

#Cities for All, #Innovative Building Technology, #Sustainable Tech

08-11-2023 17:15 08-11-2023 18:00 Europe/Madrid Building Our Future Cities Together

Join us for an insightful discussion where we'll delve into the future of public safety, climate, and transformation in our rapidly evolving urban landscapes. Titled "Building Our Future Cities Together," this session will highlight the transformative power of technology, from cutting-edge AI solutions to intelligent infrastructure. Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage in discussions about the future and our approach to humanizing its purpose for smarter results.

Hall 1 | Auditorium
17:15h - 18:00h Hall 1 | Auditorium Full Congress & Tomorrow.Mobility & Tomorrow.Building Passes
17:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Building Policy And Investment Dialogues With Clients On Smart Cities: Introducing Smart City Engagement Experiences Through The World Bank Guidance Note And The IFC Smart City Toolkit.

#Built Environment, #Decarbonisation, #Digital Twins, #Green Buildings, #Smart Buildings, #Smart Infrastructures, #Urban Management, #Urban Planning

08-11-2023 17:15 08-11-2023 18:00 Europe/Madrid Building Policy And Investment Dialogues With Clients On Smart Cities: Introducing Smart City Engagement Experiences Through The World Bank Guidance Note And The IFC Smart City Toolkit.

The session will present the WB Global Smart City Partnership Program Engagement Guidance Note* and IFC’s smart city toolkit experiences in cities. The session aims to provide a few examples of engagement opportunities and resources within the WBG to build a Smart City Dialogue. The 45-minute session will include a short presentation and an interactive Q&A with the audience.

 
Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
17:15h - 18:00h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
18:00h
SMART CITY EXPO

World Smart City Awards Ceremony

08-11-2023 18:00 08-11-2023 18:45 Europe/Madrid World Smart City Awards Ceremony Hall 1 | Auditorium
18:00h - 18:45h Hall 1 | Auditorium All Passes
18:10h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Synergising Towards Innovative Smart Cities

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Arjama Mukherjee
Arjama Mukherjee HafenCity University Research Associate Speaker

#Artificial Intelligence, #Big Data, #City Platforms, #Data Analytics, #Data Integration, #Digital Modelling, #Digital Twins, #Virtual Reality

08-11-2023 18:10 08-11-2023 18:20 Europe/Madrid Synergising Towards Innovative Smart Cities

In the pursuit of building smarter, more sustainable cities, collaboration is the key to success. In order to bridge the gap between innovation, research, and implementation, we showcase different approaches and tools of digital technology through a global collaboration between diverse partners as governments, institutes and citizenry that are committed to transforming cities through digital solutions.

 
Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:10h - 18:20h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:15h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Technology Commercialization: Exploring Opportunities to Partner with Federal Facilities

Glenn Hrinda
Glenn Hrinda NASA Langley Research Center Technical Advisor to the Strategic Partnerships Office Speaker
Lena Little
Lena Little NASA Langley Research Center Regional Partnerships Lead Speaker
Michelle Ferebee
Michelle Ferebee NASA Langley Research Center Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships Office Speaker

#Alliances, #Collaboration, #Creative Cities, #Cross-sector Governance, #Open Government, #Regional Development

08-11-2023 18:15 08-11-2023 18:45 Europe/Madrid Technology Commercialization: Exploring Opportunities to Partner with Federal Facilities

NASA's technology commercialization efforts have yielded significant advancements that can revolutionize numerous sectors, including smart cities. This breakout session aims to bring together experts, thought leaders, and policymakers to explore the potential of NASA's technology commercialization in enhancing governance practices within smart cities.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
18:15h - 18:45h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
18:25h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Big Data Solutions For Smart Cities

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Everlam Montibeler
Everlam Montibeler Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes)/LabCity Research Speaker

08-11-2023 18:25 08-11-2023 18:35 Europe/Madrid Big Data Solutions For Smart Cities

Smart cities utilize Big Data solutions to enhance urban living. By analyzing vast amounts of data from sources like Health, The Urban Property Tax, Tax Intelligence, Tourism and enhance Public Safety. Evidence-based solutions must be the heart of a smart city, Therefore, we will present a set of solutions based on big data.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:25h - 18:35h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
18:45h
SMART CITY EXPO

Smart Party

08-11-2023 18:45 08-11-2023 19:30 Europe/Madrid Smart Party Zone: Hall Europa
18:45h - 19:30h Zone: Hall Europa
Thu 09
09:45h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Human Rights in the Digital Era: Lessons From Cities in Europe and Latin America

Nicolas Rebolledo
Nicolas Rebolledo Unit Co-founder / Strategy Director Chair
Manon Reniers
Manon Reniers City of Brussels Project coordinator Speaker
Claudia Bailey
Claudia Bailey Dublin City Council Smart Docklands Technology and Engagement Manager Speaker
Ana Maria Cáceres Caceres
Ana Maria Cáceres Caceres Medellín Mayor's Office Undersecretary of Smart City Speaker
Marcelo Zander
Marcelo Zander City of Niterói Undersecretary of Management and Modernisation Speaker
Edlam Yemeru
Edlam Yemeru UN-Habitat Chief of Knowledge and Innovation Speaker

09-11-2023 09:45 09-11-2023 10:30 Europe/Madrid Human Rights in the Digital Era: Lessons From Cities in Europe and Latin America

The Digital Rights Governance Project has been developed simultaneously in Europe and Latin American cities to support local governments to safeguard human rights in digital environments. The projects aimed at increasing local capacities to lead people-centred digital transformation strategies and tools. This panel will bring together representatives from the participant cities to share insights and learnings from local implementation.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
09:45h - 10:30h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Full Congress Pass
09:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Urban Shark Tank: Igniting Innovation for Replication

Susa Eräranta
Susa Eräranta Aalto University Project Director Speaker
Isabella Longo
Isabella Longo BIT Habitat, Urban Innovation Center, Barcelona City Council Project Director Speaker
Ronan Herron
Ronan Herron Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Digital Strategy Officer Speaker

#CleanTech, #Climate Change, #Climate Emergency, #Energy Efficiency, #Energy Transition, #Smart Infrastructures, #Sustainable Tech

09-11-2023 09:45 09-11-2023 10:30 Europe/Madrid Urban Shark Tank: Igniting Innovation for Replication

Step into the exhilarating world of Urban Shark Tank, where bold innovators from companies dive into the depths of creative pitches of use cases to captivate a panel of cities committed to climate-smart solutions. Witness the fusion of entrepreneurship, creativity, and sustainability as groundbreaking companies pitch their visionary ideas, vying for the support and collaboration of forward-thinking urban leaders in cities.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
09:45h - 10:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
09:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

Startup Pitches | Innovation for a Greener Tomorrow

John Biggs
John Biggs Baker Hall Capital Founder Master of Ceremonies
Rosa Arias
Rosa Arias Science for Change CEO Speaker
Paul Gray
Paul Gray Cache Net Zero Business Architect Speaker
Tiago Marques
Tiago Marques greenmetrics.ai CEO Speaker
Anna-Lena Erdmann
Anna-Lena Erdmann Cellgrid CTO Speaker
Miguel Domingo Lodeiro
Miguel Domingo Lodeiro Staria Technologies CEO Speaker
Eric Saunier
Eric Saunier Insiteo Sales Manager Speaker
Baris Can Ustundag
Baris Can Ustundag Airqoon Co-founder Speaker

09-11-2023 09:45 09-11-2023 10:35 Europe/Madrid Startup Pitches | Innovation for a Greener Tomorrow

In a world facing pressing ecological challenges, visionary startups are leading the change, presenting their pioneering solutions to drive sustainable change in the realms of energy and the environment. Join us for a session that celebrates innovation, sustainability, and the pursuit of a greener, more eco-conscious future. Be inspired by the groundbreaking solutions presented by these startups, as they pave the way for a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the planet.

Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
09:45h - 10:35h Hall 1 | Plaza: Innovation
10:30h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

How can we beat climate change?

Raül Daussà Pastor
Raül Daussà Pastor Anteverti Consulting Director Chair
Akshat Rathi
Akshat Rathi Bloomberg News Senior Reporter for Climate Speaker

#Climate Change, #Climate Emergency

09-11-2023 10:30 09-11-2023 10:45 Europe/Madrid How can we beat climate change?

Our age will be defined by the climate emergency. But contrary to the doomist narrative that’s taken hold, the world has already begun deploying the solutions needed to deal with it. On a journey across five continents, Akshat Rathi will discuss his new book Climate Capitalism, and how it tracks the unlikely heroes driving the fight against climate change.

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
10:30h - 10:45h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
10:30h
Solution Talks | SMART CITY EXPO

Communities Re-envisioning the Cities of the Future

Michael Lake
Michael Lake Leading Cities President & CEO Chair
Maarit Kahila
Maarit Kahila Maptionnaire CEO and Co-Founder Speaker
Helena Moço Lopes
Helena Moço Lopes Abrazo Cultural President Speaker
Gaby Kaminsky
Gaby Kaminsky CityZone Managing Director Speaker
Iván Mauricio Durán Pabón
Iván Mauricio Durán Pabón General Secretariat, Mayor's Office of Bogotá - High District Council for ICT High Commissioner for ICT Speaker
Johnson Huang
Johnson Huang Advmeds Managing Director and project leader Speaker

#Citizen Engagement, #Cross-sector Governance, #Participatory Schemes, #Policy-making, #Public-private partnership

09-11-2023 10:30 09-11-2023 11:20 Europe/Madrid Communities Re-envisioning the Cities of the Future

How are communities reshaping urban landscapes? Cities are adopting collaborative governance models, such as participatory budgeting and co-creation initiatives, to enhance citizen engagement. This involvement in policymaking and city-building holds transformative potential, essential for creating inclusive, sustainable, and responsive urban environments.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy
10:30h - 11:20h Hall 2 | Plaza: Tomorrow.BlueEconomy All Passes
10:45h
Open Side Events | SMART CITY EXPO

PEDs as a Component For Designing Towards Climate Neutrality

Veronika Cerna
Veronika Cerna Twenty Communications / Scalable Cities and ASCEND projects CEO Moderator
Andreas Türk
Andreas Türk Joanneum Research Graz Expert on international and national energy policy Speaker
Miguel Ángel García-Fuentes
Miguel Ángel García-Fuentes CARTIF Technology Centre EU Projects Coordinator Speaker
Dirk Ahlers
Dirk Ahlers NTNU / +CityxChange project Senior Researcher and Project Manager Speaker
Frans Verspeek
Frans Verspeek City of Amsterdam / ATELIER project Project Coordinator Speaker
Philippe Fournand
Philippe Fournand Blue-sIght conseil / Scalable Cities and ASCEND CEO Speaker
Ronny Brünler
Ronny Brünler Economic Development Office, City of Dresden Smart City Manager Speaker

#Energy Efficiency, #Energy Storage, #Energy Transition, #Green Districts, #Renewables, #Smart Infrastructures, #Urban Resilience

09-11-2023 10:45 09-11-2023 11:30 Europe/Madrid PEDs as a Component For Designing Towards Climate Neutrality

This session will discuss the role of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) as a component for achieving climate neutrality and how to replicate this concept. A specific focus will be given to broader functions of PEDs such as social innovation.

Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:45h - 11:30h Hall 2 | Plaza: Central
10:55h
Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

A Radical Shift Towards Urban Circularity

Raül Daussà Pastor
Raül Daussà Pastor Anteverti Consulting Director Chair
Alessandra de Albuquerque Reis
Alessandra de Albuquerque Reis Curitiba Agency for Development Smart Cities Coordinator Speaker
Francis Zoet
Francis Zoet The Great Bubble Barrier COO and Co-founder Speaker
Chiara Foglietta
Chiara Foglietta Municipality of Turin Deputy Mayor for Ecological and Digital Transition, Innovation, Mobility and Transport Speaker
Ivan Thung
Ivan Thung Circular Buildings Coalition / Metabolic Lead Speaker

#Circular Economy, #Recycling, #Regenerative by design, #Urban Services, #Waste Management, #Zero Waste

09-11-2023 10:55 09-11-2023 11:40 Europe/Madrid A Radical Shift Towards Urban Circularity

Urban centers are leading the way in embracing the circular economy, an approach that emphasizes resource efficiency and waste repurposing. By redesigning, reducing, reusing, and recycling, cities can achieve a balance between economic growth and sustainability. But how can circular practices be seamlessly integrated into the urban fabric? What strategies can cities adopt to minimize consumption while maximizing resource utilization?

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
10:55h - 11:40h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass
11:00h
Thematic keynote | SMART CITY EXPO

The power of digital tools in the unpredictable age of technology

Regiane Relva Romano
Regiane Relva Romano Facens Head Smart Campus Facens Chair
Oleg Polovynko
Oleg Polovynko Kyiv Digital CIO of Kyiv City Speaker

#Best Practices, #Metropolitan Governance, #Smart Networks, #Urban Safety

09-11-2023 11:00 09-11-2023 11:20 Europe/Madrid The power of digital tools in the unpredictable age of technology

The Kyiv Digital app has played a crucial role in transforming the city into a hub for pioneering advancements and became a digital platform that makes governance more inclusive, transparent, and focused on the needs of citizens. We demonstrate resilience and digital inclusion under any challenges and show how a city app can become an essential tool with critical information. This is a control panel for a smart city and a powerful example of the potential of e-democracy tools in the unpredictable age of digital technology.