Focus Sessions

Live today from 9:30 (CEST)

A series of specialized events focusing on one or two strategic topics, with multiple industry stakeholders from different backgrounds contributing with their latest innovations or developments.

Broadcasting today: “Focus Sessions #1 - Local actions tackling global challenges”.

SmartCity

Complete your profile for live access to the FOCUS SESSIONS #2 - DATA CHANGES EVERYTHING: SMART(ER) INFRASTRUCTURE RULES OUR WORLD. You’ll be able to engage in conversation with other attendees and send them private messages.

SmartCity

Thank you for registering to the FOCUS SESSIONS #2 - DATA CHANGES EVERYTHING: SMART(ER) INFRASTRUCTURE RULES OUR WORLD.

The live event starts at 11:00 (CET) on May 27, 2021. In the meantime, know that this registration gives you access to all the contents on the Tomorrow.City platform – so you can start browsing now!

Please, register to watch this video

Sign in
The live event will start in

FOCUS SESSIONS #1 - LOCAL ACTIONS TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Even as different increasingly pressing worldwide issues such as connectivity or the digital divide are global challenges, local and regional involvement is required to stimulate an effective bottom-up transformation. These first focus sessions will draw out key approaches on how local authorities, from a specific territorial vision, can start improving connectivity and digital policies in an inclusive manner and on a small scale, with the goal to be replicated on a bigger scale.

PARTICIPANTS

Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson
Global Government Industry Expert, Huawei
Eddy Hartog
Eddy Hartog
Head of Unit Technologies for Smart Communities, European Commission
Soo-Jin Kim
Soo-Jin Kim
Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews Unit, OECD
Gregori Mora
Gregori Mora
Smart Region Manager, Barcelona Provincial Council
MODERATOR: Mara Balestrini
MODERATOR: Mara Balestrini
Digital Transformation Consultant

SIDE EVENTS

PARTICIPANTS

Núria Marin i Martínez
Núria Marin i Martínez
Mayor of L'Hospitalet and President of the Barcelona Provincial Council
Joana Barbany
Joana Barbany
Digital Society General Director, Government of Catalonia
Montserrat Ballarín
Montserrat Ballarín
Vice President of Social and Economic Development, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
Natalia Olson-Urtecho
Natalia Olson-Urtecho
Co-Founder, The Disruptive Factory
MODERATOR: Mara Balestrini
MODERATOR: Mara Balestrini
Digital Transformation Consultant

SIDE EVENTS

Partners

HUAWEI

Huawei is an independent, privately-held company that provides Information and Communications Technology (ICT). We have nearly 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

More Info
HUAWEI
HUAWEI
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of the whole European Union. The Commission’s main roles are to propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers; enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU); set objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Program, and work towards delivering them, as well as managing and implementing EU policies, the budget, and representing the Union outside Europe. The European Commission has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and some services are also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe.

More Info
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

SmartCAT is the strategy of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya which extends the concept of Smart City to a country-wide level to carry out a program that integrates and coordinates local initiatives and supralocal, support companies and deploy Smart initiatives throughout the territory. SmartCAT aims to turn Catalonia into an “Smart Country” of international reference that takes advantage of the use of digital technology and information to innovate in public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and integrator.

More Info
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA
BARCELONA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) is a local public authority that provides technical, economic and technological support to the 311 municipalities in the province of Barcelona, fostering quality local services throughout the region. Its mission is to ensure progress and well-being for all the citizens in the territory by providing services to people, either directly or, above all, in cooperation with the municipalities themselves. To this end, Diputació de Barcelona is determined to become a Smart Region: a community of Smart Villages and Smart Cities in which technology and citizens are the main drivers of change to achieve social, environmental and economic development for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More Info
BARCELONA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
BARCELONA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
AMB

The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, which occupies 636 km² and encompasses 36 municipalities with more than 3.2 million inhabitants. The metropolitan area is a territorial, social, demographic, economic and cultural entity formed during the last century as a product of the growth and connection of urban systems around the city of Barcelona. This is the largest metropolitan conurbation in the western Mediterranean, which generates half of the GDP in Catalonia. The new public metropolitan administration replaces the three entities existing until 2011: Union of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Environmental Agency and Transport Metropolitan Agency. This new AMB rationalises and simplifies the metropolitan governance by creating a single administration.

More Info
AMB
AMB
Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council.

Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet
Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet

Side Events' organizers:

ESADE

ESADE

ESADE
ESADE
OASC - OPEN AND AGILE SMART CITIES

Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a non-profit, international network of smart cities & communities. Together with our international member cities and partner organisations, and based on our core values – openness, agility, and cooperation – OASC is building the foundation for a global market where digital services can scale sustainably.

As the largest network for smart cities and communities, OASC creates sustainable impact for our member cities by working towards a common technical ground which allows scaling and sharing of urban digital services based on open standards, open APIs, and shared data models. We call this common technical ground Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms.

More Info
OASC - OPEN AND AGILE SMART CITIES
OASC - OPEN AND AGILE SMART CITIES
National URBACT Point Spain

For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.

More Info
National URBACT Point Spain
National URBACT Point Spain
road_bright
THE FLOOR IS YOURS! LET US FIND THE BEST SPOT FOR YOU IN THIS FULL-DAY PROGRAM - TAP HERE!

SmartCity
Thank you for registering to Tomorrow.City. You can now start exploring from your computer, or with your phone or tablet downloading our app!
Only accessible for registered users
This content is available only for registered users
TO: $$toName$$
SUBJECT: Message from $$fromName$$