Smart City of Tomorrow event at Millennium Pavilion on the 28th of April

Forum Virium Helsinki, Fortum, KONE, Nokia ja Tekes are organizing high-level Smart City event in Helsinki at Technology Academy Finland’s Millennium Pavilion on the 28th of April, 2014. The event is a meeting of over 400 inspiring minds, including key decision-makers from cities and the private sector, offering state-of-the-art Smart City case studies, and Smart City insights and visions.


12.00: Registration & Refreshments

12.20: Opening remarks: CEO of Technology Academy Finland: Juha Ylä-Jääski

12.30: Helsinki Smart City: Hannu Penttilä, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki
Helsinki Smart City Case Study covers for instance the Smart Kalasatama initiative
– Utilization of multiple technologies & innovations
– Smart energy & smart waste removal systems. Smart transportation & traffic plans
– Open Data initiatives & metrics. Co-creation with residents & other key stakeholders

13.00: Visions for Smart Responsive Cities: Kent Larson, Director and Principal Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Changing Places Group

13.35: 6Aika: Finland’s largest cities’ joint Smart City strategy
Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO of Forum Virium Helsinki, President of the European Network of Living Labs

13.50: Mayors’ Panel Session: Open & Citizen-Driven City
Panelists: Deputy Mayor Pekka Sauri, City of Helsinki, the Mayor of the City of Oulu: Matti Pennanen, the Economic Development Director of City of Espoo: Tuula Antola, the Economic Development Director of City of Vantaa: Jose Valanta, the Economic Development Director of City of Tampere: Timo Antikainen, Director of City Development Group Turku: Pekka Sundman. The panel is being moderated by Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO of Forum Virium Helsinki. Additional city representatives in the panel: TBC.

14.30: Coffee Break & Networking

15.10: The Second Wave of Smart Cities: John Tolva, President of PositivEnergy Practice: What We Have Learned, What We Can Accomplish

15.35: Hybrid Cities of the Future: Tuuli Kaskinen, Director of Operations,  Demos Helsinki

16.00: Results of the Smart Energy Competition: Virpi Mikkonen, Witty City Programme, Tekes

16.20: Industry Panel Session: Business Opportunities & Visions for Smart Cities
Smart City solution & business executives from Nokia, Kone, Fortum, and Tekes. Ari Virtanen, KONE, Head of Access Control and Integrated Solutions. Reijo Kangas, Director, Tekes. Hannu Kauppinen, Vice President, Head of Nokia Research Center. The panel is being moderated by an industry executive from Fortum: Marie Fossum, Vice President, Solar Business.

17.00: Closing Remarks, Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki

17.15: Coctail Lounge & Networking





Smart City of Tomorrow event 28/4/2014 from Forum Virium Helsinki on Vimeo.

Smart City of Tomorrow event 28/4/2014 – interviews from Forum Virium Helsinki on Vimeo.

Time: 04/28/2014 – 12:00 – 19:00 – 04/28/2014 – 12:00 – 19:00
Venue: Millennium-pavilion, Kansalaistori, Eero Erkon katu, Helsinki.


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