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Cities of the Future

Cities are the engines of economic growth, prosperity & social progress: digitalization offers unprecedented opportunities, to increase quality of life and attract investors & businesses. We have a duty to show cities how advanced technology can benefit a City today.

Cloud, Social, Mobile, Data Explosion, Machine Learning, gamification, real-time information, advanced analytics, mixed reality… Through a full day of briefings, demos and discussions, we will explore how these advanced technology scenarios can safely and economically deliver value for your city.

  • How can the cities’ Civil Servants better deliver on their duty in your city? How can they be more empowered sustainably?
  • How can cities better communicate with their citizens and engage them in decisions which impact their lives?
  • How can cities take advantage of all data available to proactively improve their services, to anticipate issues and create more opportunities? How can they stay closer to their stakeholders by leveraging social listening?
  • How can they improve their operational efficiency consistently?

Each workshop will be limited to 24 attendees to enable meaningful discussion and interaction, and will leverage real world examples of digital transformation in topics of interest such as planning, safety and security, transport management, building operations, social services, water and waste management, all based upon solutions from our partner ecosystem. Throughout the day attendees will be invited to share experiences from their programs so that all can learn.

Hurry to book as places are limited. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Microsoft EBC in Brussels and to working together to ‘Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more’!


09:30-10:00 | Welcome - light breakfast
10:00-10:15 | Introductions - group connection
10:15-10:45 | Cities of the Future – the opportunity ahead
10:45-12:15 | Digital Transformation in action today - Demonstrations
12:15-13:00 | Lunch
13:00-14:00 | From reactive to proactive to predictive – Understanding the power of Advanced Analytics
14:00-14:45 | City Innovation powered by the Cloud
14:45-15:00 | Coffee Break
15:00-15:45 | Cities, Services and Innovative Technology: Cognitive Services, Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality
15:45-16:45 | Roundtable discussion: real world obstacles and how to overcome them
16:45-17:00 | Wrap up and close

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