Everyone is talking about the challenges of digital change. Municipalities and rural districts have the opportunity to use Smart City approaches to make urban and rural areas more efficient, technologically advanced, greener and more socially inclusive. In this context, public administrations are increasingly interested in “open urban platforms” in order to provide new services for citizens and companies on the basis of data-based applications or to improve existing services.

The FIWARE Foundation has joined forces with GeoNet.MRN to organize a workshop on ‘Platforms for the Smart, Digital Future’ at Fachaustausch Geoinformation. The event accommodates the exchange of experience between interested parties, experts, users and decision-makers from business, science, politics, and administration on possible applications, current topics, and trends in the geoinformation industry.

The workshop, which will be moderated by FIWARE Foundation CEO Ulrich Ahle, is set to take place on November 29th, from 11:45 to 16:30.

Besides the FIWARE platform, the Smart City activities in the MRN, the MVV, the city of Heidelberg as well as numerous best-practice examples will be presented. The session invites experts from business, science, and administration to discuss said topics.

The Agenda

11:45 AM

Smart City Platforms – Requirements and Introduction

Ole Seidel, alta 4 AG: Smart City concepts for sustainable and participatory urban development
Bernd Simon, SAP SE: Analysis -Automation Assistance: Triple A in a Smart City
Boris Schmitt, Rhine-Neckar Regional Association: Smart City Smart Rhine-Neckar Region

12:30 PM

Lunch break and Exhibition Visit

13:30 PM

The FIWARE Platform and Perspectives in the Region

Ulrich Ahle, FIWARE Foundation: FIWARE – the Open Source Platform for Smart Solutions
Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Lab Europe and Sebastian Warkentin, Digital Agency Heidelberg: FIWARE Architecture of the City of Heidelberg

14:15 PM

Changeover Break

14:20 PM

Smart Geoinformation and Smart City Best Practice

Volker Patzwaldt, MVV Netze GmbH: Smart Geodata. Examples of MVV Netze GmbH
Mattthias Weis, [ui!] the urban institute: The Digitization of Urban Infrastructures
Dr. Manfred Krischke, cloudeo AG: Geo-Information as a Service

15:05 PM

Coffee Break and Exhibition Visit

15:30 PM

Meet the Experts

Click here to register for the event. For more information about the session, please visit the event website.