The Smart City sector is becoming one of the hottest topics, with nearly every major technology provider looking to jump into the connected ecosystem.
Major metropolitan areas are expected to implement technologies that could bring urban living into the digital age. Successful and sustainable Smart Cities are not built solely upon the technology mainframe, but on the support and engagement of the broader community, by prioritizing and practicing people-centered urban design and providing multi-modal pathways for all citizens to join-in and meaningfully participate in the co-creation of their Smart City.
By meaningfully and continuously engaging the public in all Smart City planning processes, city leadership, urban & private sector partners are ensuring the systems, projects & plans they create are grounded in real community needs. It’s time for our community to start turning towards smart technologies – Smart energy, Smart mobility, Smart infrastructure and Smart public services, as the core of our Smart City initiative.
Leveraging on best practices from the already implemented projects, The Diplomat – Bucharest organizes the fourth edition of its national conference called Smart Transformation Forum to be held on 26 September 2019 in Bucharest, at InterContinental Bucharest – Ronda Hall, starting 8:30 AM.
The forum will bring together over 100 participants to include Romanian Government, markets regulators and local authority representatives, Smart technologies and equipment suppliers, energy companies, community services providers for public utilities, waste management and transportation. The participants are encouraged to share knowledge, discuss the challenges they might had encountered and stimulate creative thinking about the concept of Smart Cities.
09:00 – 10:10 PANEL I: THE STATE OF SMART FROM DISCRETE FLAGSHIP PROJECTS TO DEVISING A SMART CITY MASTER PLAN
- The roadmap to Smart City for central and local government • Coordination, funding and regulation of Smart City initiatives • Pushing Smart City agendas through tech partnerships • The political and legal consequences of smart cities
10:10 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 12:20 PANEL II: DEFINING THE SMART CITY
- The internet of things: most sophisticated and useful piece of equipment • 5G technology matters • Cybersecurity – a multifaceted problem • Integrating blockchain into Smart Cities – smart contracts, billing, transactions and facility management • Energy Efficiency Innovations Changing the Game • Energy production, distributed energy and predictive maintenance with IoT • Electric vehicle infrastructure expansion
12:20 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30 PANEL III: BUILDING A BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
- The value of end-to-end customer experience • Creating an integrated, interactive, uniform environment • Tapping into the collective intelligence of citizens • City-wide data management system and making sense of the data collected • Improving the customer experience with IoT
13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch
This year’s edition welcomes a strong panel of key leaders of strategic industries, such as:
- Ionut-Valeriu Andrei, State secretary, MCIT
- Mihaela Toader, State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds
- Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
- Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vicepresident ANRE
- Constantin Mitache, General Manager AMR
- Iosif Popa, Director of Strategy and Statistics, ANCOM
- Carmen Adamescu Partner EY, Leading IT Advisory Practice & IT Risk Assurance (Moderator)
- Doina Vornicu, COO & Board Member, CEZ Romania
- Corina Popescu, General Manager Electrica
- Camelia Ene, Country Chairman & CEO Mol Romania
- Razvan Copoiu, Vice President, Industry BU South & East Europe, Schneider Electric
- Christian von Albrichfeld, Head of Country Continental
- Alexandru Nen, IoT Solutions Architect, Smart City, Telekom
- Athanasios Vamvakas, Smart Grids Director, Intracom Telecom
- Alexandru Valeriu Binig Director, Regulatory and Antitrust, Enel (Moderator)
- Radu Puchiu, Open Government Partnership
- George Didoiu, Director Tenant Services, Colliers International
- Dan Zaharia, Senior Consultant, Extind Management
- Yannis Jacob-Draghici, Solutions Engineering Director, Oracle
- Alexandru Tulai, VicePresident, Cluj IT (Moderator)
Find the full detailed agenda, panel and registration forms on the event’s official site: Smart Transformation Forum 2019