Mar Santamaría-Varas
Mar Santamaría-Varas Co-founder 300.000 Km/s Barcelona, Spain


300.000 Km/s is a urban think tank from Barcelona providing complex knowledge for better cities. We are a team of architects, urban planners, data scientists and programmers who explore the potentials of big data and new computing paradigms to improve urban analysis, strategic planning and decision-making.


Save to calendar 16-11-2022 16:30 16-11-2022 16:45 Europe/Madrid Urban Digital Transformation through Smart City: Hype or Reality?

The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 has affected daily life around the world, especially in urban spaces where many people live together. The development of various innovative technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution such as Artificial Intelligence has accelerated, and this change is improving the quality of life while leading the digital transformation of these urban spaces. This presentation will examine how cities are digitally transformed focused on 'Urban Intelligence' suggesting challenges and the future direction of smart city developments.

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Save to calendar 16-11-2022 16:45 16-11-2022 17:00 Europe/Madrid The Lifeblood of a 2.0 Smart City

Advance public services, stronger community engagement, use of resources with minimal waste. The growing availability of data increases the benefits of becoming a smarter city tenfold. Yet, many cities are unaware of the pitfalls associated with data usage. In this session together with Milestone, we will review the different layers of data and talk about data sharing and open platforms as enablers for 2.0 Smart City initiatives to become successful.

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Save to calendar 16-11-2022 17:00 16-11-2022 17:50 Europe/Madrid The Emerging Data-Driven City

The value of data continues to gain momentum, as urban data integration projects and platforms continue to be deployed and used worldwide. Datasets, as well as data analytics, prove their value in different fields such as transport, urban liveability, and crime prevention. Keeping those opportunities in mind, what lessons can be learnt from data-driven cities? What are ways to collect data to make better decisions? What is the best way to guarantee the openness of data while guaranteeing citizens’ privacy?

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