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Webinar 1: Smart cities – urban tech solutions to shorten the road to recovery
9th Jul 202015:00 - 15:45/16:00 - 16:45  
Panelists
Tim Newns, CEO MIDAS, City of Manchester, UK
Nadia Soultanova, Head of Digitalisation, Innovation and Investments at Innovative Sofia department, Sofia Municipality, Bulgaria
Paul Kallee-Grover, Director, Avison Young
Dr. Philippe Bouvier, President, Institut National de Recherche En Gestion Urbaine - INREGU
How are modern cities equipped to cope with COVID-19 and what lessons can we learn from each other to future-proof? Has enough attention been paid to implementing solutions? How can innovation and technology help overcome obstacles to recovery? Key takeaways […]
Webinar 2: How collaboration between cities drives urban tech development
10th Sep 202015:00 - 15:45/16:00 - 16:45  
Panelists
Toomas Türk, Chief of Innovation, Tallinn City Enterprise Department
Marc Unió, International Promotion Advisor, City of Barcelona
Sandra Särav, Head of Sustainability, BOLT (urban mobility business)
Dr. Katerina Zalamova, Smart City Expert & Advisor and CEO of CREA IDEA LAB SL
Smart City initiatives provide the catalyst for urban communities to become more resilient and in the current economic environment it is key to understand how best to collaborate with counterparts from other cities to drive sustainable recovery and growth. Our […]
Webinar 3: How Western and Eastern European cities can become global urban tech challengers
15th Oct 202014:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
David Cunha, Senior Adviser for IT and Digital Transformation, City of Lisbon
Oana Buzatu, Spokesperson for the City of Cluj Napoca
Duarte Fondo Quiroga, Head Of Business Development EMEA at NEC
Professor Nicolae Urs, Vice-Dean of the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at Babes Bolyai University
Stakeholders, technology and the right framework are vital: sustainable and high-quality city living results from innovative investment in mobility and infrastructure; connectivity and digitalisation; education and work; government and governance; real estate and the environment. But how to design an […]
Webinar 4: What goals can be achieved by deploying urban technologies
19th Nov 202014:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Dr. Ing Heba Aguib, Chief Executive RESPOND at BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Munich
Yuriy Nazarov, Innovations and Smart City Technologies Expert, NGO Smart City Hub; and represented the City of Kyiv as CIO from 2016-2020
Cassi Welling, Chief Operations Officer at Hawa Dawa
Moderated by Jonas Schorr, Co-Founder & Managing Director Urban Impact
Firstly we will discuss the impact of COVID 19 and the second wave. How cities and businesses have adapted and what technologies have been vital in order to achieve goals with both immediate and ‘slower emergencies’ that are still important […]
Webinar 5: Pros and cons of applying clean tech in developed urban districts
14th Jan 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Agata Prokop, New Technologies Manager of Climate- Energy- Water Management, Municipality of Krakow
Jakub Bator, Managing Director of the Waste to Energy plant Krakow, Board member of KHK S.A
Julien Toulouse, Head of Business Development and Representative of the City of Toulouse
Dr. Cesar A. Hidalgo, ANITI Chair University of Toulouse, Manchester & Harvard, Founder and CEO of Datawheel
Firstly, we will discuss the ongoing impact of COVID 19. How cities and businesses have adapted and what technologies have been critical to continue operations. Stakeholders, technology and the right framework are vital to develop a sustainable and high-quality city. […]
Webinar 6: Reinforcing a sense of community by tackling urbanisation challenges
18th Feb 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Taurimas Valys, Member of Vilnius City Council, Chamber of Commerce & Regional Development Council
Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs at City of Cork Chamber
Rita Okcuoglu, representing Mastercard's City Possible
Dr. Long Pham, AI4EU Community Manager at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, UCC
Moderated by Alex Irwin-Hunt Global Markets Editor and co-host of Rising Ecosystems Podcast at fDi Intelligence
Urban tech is an integral part of city life and even more technology has come to the forefront to ‘help’ our everyday lives since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, but you don’t choose to move to / invest in a city […]
Webinar 7: Will smart cities dominate future trade?
11th Mar 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Jorn Douwstra, Executive Leader for International Trade and Investment at Rotterdam and Partners
János Kele, General Director at Budapest Enterprise Agency
Dr. Bart Kuipers, Port Economist at Erasmus UPT, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Moderated by Alex Irwin-Hunt, Global Markets Editor and co-host of Rising Ecosystems Podcast at fDi Intelligence
We will discuss the current barriers to trade related to COVID-19 and Brexit. Will smart cities attract more FDI due to technology, or is trade and investment simply related to long-standing relationships and the city’s identity? How can a city […]
Webinar 8: The future of work in a smart city
22nd Apr 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Jaromir Beranek, Head of IT and the Smart City Committee of the Prague City Assembly
Sonja Malin, Senior Business Advisor and Smart City Expert Helsinki Business Hub
Jose Antonio Ondiviela Ph.D., Western Europe Government / SmartCities Solutions Director, Microsoft
Damiano Cerrone, Consultant at Demos Helsinki Think Tank
Moderated by Alex Irwin-Hunt, Global Markets Editor and co-host of Rising Ecosystems Podcast at fDi Intelligence
We will discuss the future of work and how this differs for smart cities versus cites less focused on urban technology. Will urban tech solutions trigger better ‘liveable city solutions’ for people working, as well as for those living there? […]
Webinar 9: Future smart cities – virtual engagement for real results
27th May 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
Paolo Sabatini, Digital Transformation Advisor for the Digital Transformation and Services to Citizens Office of Milan
Boris Koprivnikar, representative for the City of Ljubljana
Jason Whittet, Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services
Dr. Katerina Zalamova, Smart City Expert & Advisor and CEO of CREA IDEA LAB SL
Moderated by Alex Irwin-Hunt, Global Markets Editor and co-host of Rising Ecosystems Podcast at fDi Intelligence
How will cities of the future be designed and operated? Today, simulation software that can create accurate “digital twins” of entire cities enables planners, designers and engineers to improve their designs and measure the effect changes will have on the […]
Webinar 10: Title TBC
24th Jun 202114:00 - 14:45/15:00 - 15:45  
Panelists
City of Aarhus representative
City of Tbilisi representative
Business representative TBC
Academic TBC
More information coming soon…