Cities in the forefront of digitalising Europe

Artikkelikuva: Cities in the forefront of digitalising Europe

Cities in the forefront of digitalising Europe – Helsinki’s Journey to Become the Most Functional City in the World

Date: 1.10.2019 9am–2pm
Location: Helsinki EU Office, Brussels
This event is fully booked
Follow the seminar stream here

The future of European cities must be a smart one. This emphasis and cities’ growing role as the engines of Europe’s competitiveness can be clearly seen also in the plans of the forthcoming programming period 2021-2027. But what is the role of digital transformation in smart city development? Are internet of things (IoT), interoperability and data management success factors in building better cities for European citizens? How do these factors help Helsinki and other European cities to become the most functional cities in the world?

This high-level seminar is organised by the City of Helsinki on 1st of October to learn and discuss cities’ digital transformation in the field of interoperability, sustainability, IoT and data management. The event will be linked to the Finnish EU Presidency themes.

EU Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019: Helsinki-Uusimaa is the most innovative region in the EU!

The event will be moderated by Krista Taipale, Head of International Affairs/Helsinki EU Office


Welcome and Keynotes:
Janne Peltola, Senior Specialist/Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Jani Moliis, Head of International Affairs/City of Helsinki
Mikko Rusama, Chief Digital Officer/City of Helsinki
Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit/DG CNECT

Helsinki as an innovation platform through data and internet of things:
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, IoT Director/Forum Virium Helsinki

IoT data that our future city services need: cheaper, easier, faster
Aapo Rista, Specialist/Forum Virium Helsinki

MyData – Consent and personal data as building blocks of personalized services in smart cities
Teemu Ropponen, General Manager/MyData Global

Climate Friendly Housing Companies: energy efficiency through data utilization
Timo Ruohomäki, Project Manager/Forum Virium Helsinki

Cities as platforms: boosting innovation and enabling EIT Digital pilots
Mr Federico Menna, Head of Operations/EIT Digital

Commentary remarks:
Olavi Luotonen, Programme Officer/DG CNECT

Coffee break

City impact in drafting post 2020 agendas & fundings (organized together with the EUROCITIES and OASC)

Networking lunch

Optional IoT workshop (Pre-registration required). Air quality sensor workshop is organised by Forum Virium Helsinki and Vekotinverstas.

Further information


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