Session

Smart Cities

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Whether it’s as a smart city, an eco-city or a resilient city, regardless of what we call it, all share a vision of sustainability and quality of life. To address such issues as urban mobility, housing, climate change, demographics, clean energy and waste management, smart cities are seeing the introduction of a wave of innovative – and often disruptive – products and services.

From intelligent mobility to the Internet of Things (IoT) and a plethora of location-based services for health, transportation, entertainment and everything in-between, space applications are driving innovation in today’s smart cities. This session will showcase best practices and practical examples of smart city solutions, smart decision support tools, and smart city applications that benefit from different space technologies (i.e. Copernicus data and products or EGNOS/Galileo services).

Participants will also receive an update on current projects and a forecast of the advanced technologies that may emerge over the next few years. You will also have the opportunity to learn about future industry trends, including enhanced satellite navigation and observation services.

 

Smart Cities Agenda

14:00 – 14:10

Introductions and Welcome by Evi Papantoniou, Head of Unit J2 DG GROW

14:10 – 14:30

Session Key-note: Challenges for the REGIONS and the solutions that space is providing by Thomas Bekker, Open and Smart Data Manager of the “Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur”, France

14:30 – 15:00

What is being done today?  Range of projects or services focused on outputs. Testimonials. Focus on the impact that the solution has achieved by Josep Maria Salanova, Transport Engineer Research Associate in Hellenic Institute of Transport and tbc

15:00 – 15:30

What is possible / needed in the future? by Martin Skjold Grøntved, Project Manager in the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency and DTU Space and Roland Trauter, Manager of Software Integration in Daimler Trucks

15:30 – 16:00

Discussion / round table

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 16:40

Introductions by Evi Papantoniou, Head of Unit J2 DG GROW

16:40 – 17:10

What is being done today?  Range of projects or services focused on outputs. Testimonials. Focus on the impact that the solution has achieved by Pedro Jorge Caridade, CEO at SpaceLayer Technologies and Eric Pequignot, CEO at SentinAir

17:10 – 17:40

What is possible / needed in the future? by Nicolas Frachon, Manager of Metropolitan Large Projects at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Marseille Provence and tbc.

17:40 – 18:00

Discussion / round table

Chair:
Evi Papantoniou, Head of Unit J2 DG GROW