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Technology to create the most attractive SmartCity

Cities are the engines of economic growth, prosperity & social progress: digitalization offers unprecedented opportunities, to increase quality of life, to attract and retain citizens / businesses and to create a safe and a sustainable society.

February 20 or 21, 2018


As you strive to meet the ever-evolving needs and demands of your citizens while running your city efficiently, you face many urban planning challenges: shrinking revenues, budget cuts, limited natural resources, aging citizens, outdated infrastructure, growing energy demands, and rigorous regulatory requirements. Not to mention the need to understand and provide improved cybersecurity and privacy when moving to digital platforms. With an increased amount of data in our society, cities need to reflect how they can make most value of it, how to get access to right data, how to maintain control of that data with high quality and how to integrate independent service providers in a cross private and public partnership.

Through our digital platform and the investments that we do in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Data platforms are being deployed in various industries. New ecosystems and business models are being created and re-defined, new type of services are being developed and cities adopting these services, address the challenges we face today, in new modern ways. During the day we will explore how we together with our partners and their industry solutions, can enable the future of your city, ... today.

This workshop will be limited to 24 attendees to enable meaningful discussions and interactions and will leverage real world examples of digital transformation projects in cities across Europe and in topics of interest such as how to create an innovative Smart City. Throughout the day attendees will be invited to share experiences from their digital and smart city agenda so that we all can learn from each other.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in Brussels to have an inspired workshop together with you.

›› Agenda

08:30 – 09:00 | Welcome Breakfast
09:00 – 09:45 | Smart Cities 2.0
09:00 – 09:45 | How to create an attractive city for talented citizens?
09:45 – 10:15 | Building an inclusive city for all citizens
10:15 – 11:15 | Cities of Future - Integrated Customer Technology Experience
11:15 – 11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 | Connecting Citizens in Digital Cities and Social Services
11:30 – 12:30 | Customer Testimonial:
11:30 – 12:30 | V-ICT-OR experience/proposal for Citizen Services
12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 | Creating Sustainable and Efficient Cities for your citizens
13:30 – 14:15 | Customer Testimonial: Berlin TXL
13:30 – 14:15 | Transforming a former Airport space on place
13:30 – 14:15 | to develop the cities of tomorrow
14:15 – 15:00 | Protecting citizens in Resilient and Safer Cities
14:15 – 15:00 | Customer Testimonial: Genetec – City of Brussels
15:00 – 15:15 | Q&A and closing remarks
15:15 – 15:30 | EBC Feedback and Evaluations


›› Featured speakers

Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Government / SmartCities Solutions Director, Western Europe

Magnus Forsberg
Sr. Business Developer - Smart City and Government Solutions, Western Europe Region

Lina Mongrand
Government and Smart Cities Solutions Lead, Microsoft Services

Eddy Van der Stock
General Manager V-ICT-OR (Flemish ICT organization)

Johan van der Waal
Program Manager V-ICT-OR (Flemish ICT organization)

Dr. Philipp Bouteiller
CEO - Tegel Projekt GmbH

›› Who should attend

This Executive Briefing is intended for business decision maker from Ministries of Finance, Tax administrations, Treasuries, Customs, Ministries of Economy. Decision maker profiles include Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Project & Program Manager, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Cities CTO,. Please apply early, attendee numbers for each event will be strictly limited to create an environment for an exchange of thoughts and for the exploration of joint opportunities.

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