smart fest


Jan 19 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Accelerating Data Spaces Creation in Smart Communities

Smart Living refers to new lifestyles with data and innovative technologies making possible the development of digital smart solutions and services that make life more efficient, controllable, productive, integrated and sustainable, helping to create places where people enjoy living and working.

As cities get smarter, they need to become not just more efficient and productive, but livable, inclusive, responsive and sustainable; understanding how people (citizens and visitors) interact with innovative technologies in order to increase transparency and citizen engagement. Cities also need to team up with other cities and communities to become part of powerful innovation ecosystems where they can connect, collaborate, co-create and co-invest. Digital transformation means moving from isolation to globally connected systems and elements that form an interdependent, far more efficient ecosystem made up of multiple entities to work together effectively.

The session will focus on how the Smart Living vision could be enabled by means of creation of common data spaces where different actors can efficiently share data, both from the public and private sector, to improve Smart Communities and Smart Destination processes which, at the end of the day, turn out to improve the way personas live (not only official citizens but also visitors).


The Agenda

12:00 – 12:05: Welcome and introduction: Roberto Di Bernardo – Head of Open Government Group (R&D Laboratory). Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A..

12:05 – 12:15: Keynote Speech: Cristina Martinez – Deputy head of Unit for the ‘Smart Technologies for Communities’ DG Connect

12:15 – 12:55: Panel Discussion – Improving daily life with local data spaces

Moderator: Roberto di Bernardo


  • Gonzalo Alfredo La Rosa – Instituto Ciudades del Futuro
  • Jose Manuel Cabello – Innovalia
  • Gorka García – Purple Blob
  • Martin Brynskov – OASC
  • Ricardo Vitorino – Ubiwhere
  • Cristina Martinez – DG Connect


12:55 – 13:00 WRAP-UP / SUMMARY  & THANK YOU – Roberto Di Bernardo




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