Deep Dive: Smart Cities & Mobility
When we talk about Smart Cities, topics such as ICT, big data, and Internet of Things often spring to mind, and rightfully so. However, the scope of Smart Cities reaches far beyond software, hardware, and data. Smart Cities are called to serve as infrastructures on top of which digital services supporting the daily life of people and operations of businesses are developed.
Smart Cities represent distinctive ecosystems involving multiple actors: private and public businesses, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, citizens, etc. The development of these ecosystems accompanies the transformation of cities into enablers of economic growth, innovation, and well-being. Smart cities also become more efficient, resilient to environmental challenges, cost-effective, and sustainable, providing citizens with a better place to work, live, and socialise.
FIWARE brings open source technology and key standards supporting cities at every step of their digital transformation journey. First breaking the silos and enabling interoperability within the city following a system of systems approach, then supporting portability of solutions and full interoperability between cities, and finally boosting the creation of Open Innovation Ecosystems by unleashing the potential of publishing real-time open data and the participation in data spaces that enable the materialization of a Data Economy.
In this session, we will dive into the role that FIWARE can play in helping smart cities to boost the creation of Open Innovation Ecosystems and the development of a Data Economy thanks to the smart usage of data.
Through keynotes and specialist speeches, international experts in the field will discuss relevant topics such as the adoption of common standards and information models to break information silos and exploit data across verticals, city platform models and data-driven innovation to Support decisión making, openness, interoperability, and multi-sided markets.
In addition, real-life use cases will showcase how FIWARE Foundation members, using Open Source and open standards, are implementing Smart Cities faster and more efficiently, with less disruption to city operations.
10:30 – 10:45 — Introduction by the FIWARE Foundation Smart Cities Mission Support Committee – Highlights by Pierre Golz (CDO, City of Herne)
10:45 – 10:55 — “FIWARE Deployment in Large Scale City Projects” by Cyrille Sauvignac (Innovation Manager, Atos)
10:55 – 11:05 — “The City Nervous System” by Ricardo Vitorino (Smart Cities R&I Manager, Ubiwhere)
11:05 – 11:15 — “Heidelberg City Kompass — Citizens information service powered by FIWARE” by Marc-Pascal Lehrich (Head of Smart City Integration, Engineering ITS AG)
11:15 – 12:00 — Panel Discussion Moderated by: Leslie Hawthorn (Manager – Vertical Community Strategy, Red Hat)
– Johnny Westerlund (Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat Nordics)
– Davor Meersman (CEO, OASC – Open and Agile Smart Cities)
– Abhay Sharma (VP Development and CTO, IUDX Program Unit, SID, IISc
– Antonio Jara (CEO, HOPU)
– Noel Alldritt (Solution Architect IoT/CIP, Göteborgs Stad)