We are roughly two weeks away from the 2nd FIWARE Summit. The FIWARE Community will meet in Utrecht from 29th to 31st of May. Supported by our sponsors –EBU, KPN, the Utrecht Region, Deloitte and the FIWARE Lab NL– the event will take place over seven rooms, at the high-tech and futuristic meeting center for the Dutch business community, the Jaarbeurs’ Media Plaza, in the heart of the Holland’s largest Fair.
The agenda of the event has been evolving during the recent weeks, with top level confirmations as speakers and new activities that come to complete the Summit schedule.
· Hackacity Utrecht. A competition which aims at testing and using cities’ Open Data on a non-stop hackathon. In our 2nd Summit, the participants will be encouraged to create applications, aiming to ease real citizens’ challenges. Admission is open to coders, hackers, designers, business developers and anyone willing to apply their skills on creating a winning solution. Our hackathon in Utrecht will be an opportunity to connect Big Data, smart brains and creativity. Besides meeting new people, having a nice time solving problems together; building big, smart and creative solutions.
· Joint Workshop with TM Forum. ‘Frontrunner Smart Cities in the API economy’ sessions will help to identify challenges for urban communities and discover the level of maturity of each city, studying the roadmap and challenges ahead, focusing on real-time open data and the uprising of an economy of data. The workshop will provide a path to start FIWARE and TM Forum pilots, becoming the leading adopters of a reference architecture based on open standards. The API economy is an enabler for turning a single company or organization into a whole business platform.
· Launch and Invitation to join the FIWARE Marketplace. This will be the global one-stop shop, giving visibility and credibility to companies providing ‘Powered by FIWARE’ platforms/solutions, ‘FIWARE-ready’ software technologies and IoT devices or offering different services: training, coaching, consultancy, solution integration, tech support…
The Marketplace is designed to be a meeting point and the key instrument in order to help the FIWARE Community promoting their businesses. It serves the purpose of globally disseminating existing commercial offerings around FIWARE. Any company on the Marketplace will be able to advertise their offering and reach their target customers or build win-win partnerships. Enabling the current demand to meet the existing offering is cornerstone at this stage of the development of the FIWARE Community
Find your itinerary among the different tracks that will be running in parallel during the three days, offering an ample, in-depth approach for our current and new community members, to get hands-on with FIWARE and welcome them to our Ecosystem.
Also, do not miss our speaker list, progressing towards its finalized state. The FIWARE Summit will present an opportunity to attend to informative and inspiring keynotes and panels, and to meet the vision and share thoughts with relevant actors and representatives from big companies like KPN, NEC, Atos, Engineering or Orange, public and private initiatives and agencies like the OASC, TM Forum or EIT Digital, and institutional delegates from the European Commission or the Municipal Government of the city of Utrecht.
Check out the complete online information and share the word: the 2nd FIWARE Summit will be a new occasion to enjoy working in the same direction. We are moving forward, growing global: come to Utrecht and let’s build a global marketplace together.