Cities in the Forefront of Digitalizing Europe: Helsinki's Journey to Becoming the Most Functional City in the World

01 October 2019 09:00
01 October 2019 14:00

Brussels
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Cities in the Forefront of Digitalizing Europe 
Helsinki's Journey to Becoming the Most Functional City in the World


Date: Tuesday 1st of October 2019 at 9:00 - 14:00
Venue: Helsinki EU Office, Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels 


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The future of European cities must be a smart one. This emphasis and cities’ growing role as the engines of Europe’s competitiveness can be clearly seen also in the plans of the forthcoming programming period 2021-2027. But what is the role of digital transformation in smart city development? Are internet of things (IoT), interoperability and data management success factors in building better cities for European citizens? How do these factors help Helsinki and other European cities to become the most functional cities in the world?

Come and join the high level seminar organized by the City of Helsinki on 1st of October to learn and discuss cities’ digital transformation in the field of interoperability, sustainability, IoT and data management. The event will be linked to the Finnish EU Presidency themes.

EU Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019: Helsinki-Uusimaa is the most innovative region in the EU!


Programme
 

8:30-9:00 
Coffee and Registration

9:00-10:15 
Welcome and Keynote Speeches:

The Finnish EU Presidency's focus on digital cities
Janne Peltola, Senior Specialist, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Keynote
Jani Moliis, Head of International Affairs, City of Helsinki
Mikko Rusama, Chief Digital Officer, City of Helsinki

Keynote
Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit, European Commission DG CONNECT  

10:15-11:30 
Helsinki as an innovation platform through data and internet of things
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, IoT Director, Forum Virium Helsinki 

IoT Data that our future city services need: cheaper, easier, faster
Aapo Rista, Specialist, Forum Virium Helsinki

MyData - Consent and personal data as building blocks of personalised services in smart cities
Teemu Ropponen, Executive Director, Open Knowledge Finland

Climate friendly housing companies: energy efficiency through data utilisation
Timo Ruohomäki, Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki

11:30-11:45
Commentary remarks
Olavi Luotonen, Programme Officer, European Commission DG CONNECT

11:45-12:00
Coffee break

12:00-13:00
Workshop: City impact in drafting post 2020 agendas & fundings (organised together with the European Commission, EUROCITIES and OASC)

13:00-14:00 
Networking lunch

 

 

Practical Details

Date: Tuesday 1st of October 2019 at 9:00 - 14:00
Venue: Helsinki EU Office, Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels