Location: italy, Florence
Date: 5th June 2016
Under the name "City Renaissance in the Digital Age" the conference was held in Florence, Italy from 30.05. - 1.6. 2016. bringing together ICT experts, representatives of business and academic communities and local government representatives from more than 50 European cities in order share ideas, strategies , best cases and to learn from practical experiences of CIOs from innovative cities.
The topics were related to ICT and their key role in the transformation processes, new models of work and management of complex systems in the cities:
• Citizens participation,
• Government in the Cloud,
• Internet of things,
• E-Government & Digital Transformation,
• Safety & Security,
• Smart Education,
• e-Health / e-Care,
• Tomorrow Is Only a Day Away
The Conference was attended by the Mayor of Rijeka Mr. Vojko Obersnel who met the Mayor of Florence Mr. Dario Nardella and other local government leaders and they shared experiences on building smart innovative cities and discussed implementation of smart city projects to respond to social, economic and environmental challenges.
The programme also included major ICT providers presenting study cases, elevator pitches from innovative start-ups and presentations and workshops about the results of relevant EU projects.
Last day of the conference within the part of the program intended for innovative projects in the field of ICT Tatjana Perše, Head of e-Government, City of Rijeka and the iURBAN dissemination leader delivered a presentation of the iURBAN project and its results in Rijeka so far.
iURBAN was also represented at the exhibition area of the conference called EU corner among other 11 EU projects.
Sofia Aivalioti, the Chair of iURBAN Smart City Advisory Group took this opportunity to meet participants of other EU projects and to inform them about the Europe-wide survey done as part of iURBAN.
The survey focused on addressing the broad question "Who should operate our Smart Energy City?" and managed to gather the opinions of 167 relevant experts, the majority of whom actually work within the four sectors which are often seen as most likely to play a leading role in Smart Energy City development.