Cities will have a major role dealing with the critical challenges of the 21st century: climate change and other environmental threats; high consumption of non-renewable resources; economic development; growing populations; and ageing infrastructures. Technology is setting a new landscape of possibilities for fostering these improvements and making cities more accessible, manageable, communicative, and citizen minded.
The Smart City Expo World Congress brings together forward thinking on cities and citizenship with ready-to-use solutions for making our cities better places to live and work. It is the key event for the smart cities industry.
Forum Virium Helsinki is actively participating the expo:
- On Tuesday 18 November at 16:15, External Networks to foster innovation within cities. Jarmo Eskelinen and Katalin Gallyas are planning and moderating the session, including speakers like Nikolaos Isaris (Experimental Platforms Deputy Head of Unit, EC), Arturo Muente-Kunigami (Senior ICT Policy Specialist, WB) and Catherine Mulligan (Head of Digital Strategy and Economics, Future Cities Catapult).
- On Wednesday 19 November at 12:15, City to city collaboration. Forum Virium Helsinki’s Development Manager Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts is planning and moderating the session, including speakers like Ger Baron (Amsterdam), Jaakko Salavuo (Helsinki), Bart Rosseau (Gent) and Tim Wisniewski (Philadelphia).
- On Wednesday 19 November at 15:00, Open Data Initiatives. Jarmo Eskelinen talks about Helsinki Region Infoshare as part of the session presenting the showcases of open data initiatives.
- On Wednesday 19 November at 15:00, The Role of Innovation Agencies as Drivers of Future Cities. Future Cities’ Catapult and Forum Virium Helsinki host a session discussing the roles of innovation agencies in smart cities.
Aika: 11/18/2014 (Koko päivä) – 11/20/2014 (Koko päivä) – 11/18/2014 (Koko päivä) – 11/20/2014 (Koko päivä)
Paikka: Barcelona, Spain