The Citisense 2014 Conference celebrated on Sunday 16th at ESADE and monday 17th at Fira de Barcelona became the meeting point of the most influential policy makers in Open Innovation and Smart Cities around the world.
Lead by the Center for Innovation in Cities (CIC) at ESADE and the World Bank, the conferences on Sunday were TED-style talks and Pecha-Kucha presentations with speakers like the CIC’s director, Esteve Almirall, among many others.
Monday’s session, held at Fira de Barcelona instead of ESADE as Sunday, also included eight roundtables with specialists from the public and private sector. The topics were Mobility, Open Cities, Sustaining Innovation or Violence and Crime, among many others.
At the roundtable about Open Cities, Rudi Borrmann, Director of Innovation and Open Government at the City Council of Buenos Aires, Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Juanjo Hierro, CTO, IoT Industry and Smart Cities Unit at Telefónica I+D and Eduard Gil, City Manager at City of Gavá, debated on how to create an environment to foster innovation in cities through open technology, open data and replicable, scalable and deployable solutions.
Citisense 2014 has been followed by the Smart City Expo, the main event on Smart Cities in Barcelona. Esteve Almirall, director of the Center for Innovation in Cities, will be moderating a roundtable onInnovation Cities wednesday 19th at 15:30.