FIWARE is heading to Málaga (Spain), the 2020 European Capital of Tourism (together with Gothenburg), on September 30 and October 1 for Greencities 2020, 11th Forum of Urban Intelligence, and Sustainability. The event, of which FIWARE is a Premium Partner, will be the last face-to-face event and opportunity for the FIWARE Community to meet. Greencities will be an international meeting point for all those involved in the construction of smart and sustainable cities, and we cannot wait to showcase how FIWARE is contributing to that goal, with open source and open standards.

FIWARE will be joined (in person as well as virtually in some cases due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis) in the exhibition area by co-exhibitors EGM, Eridanis, Cleopa (with Smart MaaS), FIWARE ZoneHOPU, HST Systemtechnik, Red Hat, and Ubiwhere. With their innovative solutions, each of our exhibitors, in their own unique way, are helping cities and metropolitan areas to embrace the “Smart City” concept: efficient infrastructure with an information network, eco-friendly mobility, creativity, and high productivity – all in a sustainable manner.

In addition to its participation as an exhibitor, FIWARE will be hosting a roundtable as well as an interesting side event with sessions on Blockchain, Water, and Smart Data Models

SIDE EVENT SESSIONS

The sessions can be attended in person at the event and remotely via GoToMeeting.

Integrating Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in Smart Cities

Wed, September 30, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CEST

During the session, the potential derived from the use of blockchain and DLT technologies within the framework of Smart Cities will be analyzed, supporting the objectives of transparency and traceability of Smart Cities processes, as well as offering guarantees and confidence in transactions linked to the sharing and trading of public and private data (Data Sharing and Trading/Marketplace). We will explain how it is possible to integrate blockchain and DLT technology within FIWARE-based Smart Cities platforms. Likewise, the collaboration plans underway between FIWARE and blockchain/DLT initiatives at Spanish (Alastria) and European (EBSI – European BlockChain Service Infrastructure) level will be analyzed.

Featured Speakers: 

Juanjo Hierro (CTO, FIWARE Foundation)
Jesus Ruiz (Member of the Board and CTO, Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem)
José Manuel Avelino (Founder & CEO en Vestigia Blockchain Solutions)
Antonio Jara (CEO, HOPU)
Miguel Angel Calero Fernández (Co-Founder, Wealize)

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Digitalising the Future of Water: Linking the Physical and Digital World With Open Source and Standards for More Efficient Resource Management

Wed, September 30, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM CEST

The objective of the session is to analyze how to overcome those challenges from different perspectives, how we can do more with less water in a sustainable manner, from innovation in technology to financing, business models, partnerships, and policy as main enablers for society and businesses to make effective change happen. FIWARE Community experts will also discuss how Open Source technology and key standards are contributing to the ability and speed to address urgent challenges and the needs of society and the world as a whole.

Featured Speakers: 

Alexandre Chaffotte (City of St Quentin)
Franck Le Gall (CEO and CTO, EGM)
Thomas Grünig (Director of Marketing & Sales, HST Systemtechnik)
Antonio Skarmeta (Full Professor, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Murcia)
Aitor Corchero Rodriguez (Researcher | Smart Management Unit, EURECAT)
Alberto Abella (Data Model Expert, FIWARE Foundation)

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Open Standard Data Models for Smart Cities, Territories and Destinations

Thu, October 1, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CEST

Open Data Models with well-defined semantics are key in the creation of truly interoperable and replicable solutions for intelligent cities, territories, and destinations. In a global market, it is essential to address the development of such models under the umbrella of initiatives with an international dimension. During this session, the “Smart Data Models” initiative will be presented, which the FIWARE Foundation, in collaboration with various relevant global bodies, has launched and is achieving significant global traction in various application domains. We will also explain how different organizations including public administrations can join this initiative and contribute the models they are developing within their projects, this way protecting their investment.

Featured Speakers:

Tomás Llorente (Architect, Entrepreneur at Pulsecurity, Leader, U4SSC & TEDx Speaker)
Gonzalo Alfredo de la Rosa (Director of Instituto Ciudades del Futuro, La Plata Argentina)
Antonio Jara (CEO, HOPU)
Alberto Abella (Data Model Expert, FIWARE Foundation)
Juanjo Hierro (CTO, FIWARE Foundation)

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Round Table: Democratizing Opportunities in the Development of Smart City Solutions

Thu, October 1, 2020
10:00 AM (CEST) – Green Point (Greencities, Malaga)

FIWARE is bringing open source technologies which are not only driving the definition of standards enabling interoperability and portability of solutions but also democratizing opportunities in the field of Smart Cities so not only large solution integrators and platform providers but also agile SMEs will be able to capture the existing opportunities, sometimes in partnership with those large players. During the session, we will learn how some SMEs are developing their business case using FIWARE and how the global adoption of FIWARE technologies by cities are helping them in expanding beyond their local markets and creating the incentives to invest in creating smart city solutions which can reach the global market. In addition, we will listen to the perspective of RedHat, which recently joined the FIWARE Community, and can play a key role in this democratization of opportunities, accelerating open innovation at large.

Moderator:

Juanjo Hierro (CTO, FIWARE Foundation)

Featured Speakers:

Shashin Shinde (EMEA Technical Business Development Manager, Red Hat)
Antonio Jara (CEO, HOPU)
Franck Le Gall (CEO and CTO, EGM)
Alexis Semmama (AI and Smart City Responsible, ERIDANIS)
Ricardo Vitorino (Smart Cities R&I Manager, Ubiwhere)