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Minna Arve

Mayor
City of Turku
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  • Minna Arve

    Minna Arve is the Mayor of the City of Turku. As Mayor, she has highlighted sustainable growth, urban inclusion, the prevention of social exclusion, and new pathways of industrial and business policies. Turku has already taken successful Climate actions over the last ten years and reduced GHG emissions by one third from the level of 1990 and will halve them by 2021. The current climate plan of the City of Turku is a tangible roadmap towards carbon neutrality by 2029.

    Minna has combined climate Action, social Inclusion and smart digitalisation in her City. She points out that the involvement of all stakeholders and the citizen’s commitment is the foundation for a sustainable city and a top priority to any successful climate strategy.

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Anna Lisa Boni

Secretary General
EUROCITIES
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  • Anna Lisa Boni

    Anna Lisa Boni has been secretary general of EUROCITIES since June 2014. She has 25 years of professional experience in EU public affairs in the field of local and regional government and has successfully worked for a stronger recognition of cities’ challenges within the European agenda.

    Her aim is to act in a way that best serves European cities as key players in the European project and centres for generating renewal and growth. Anna Lisa has a Masters degree from the University of Bologna in political science, and from the University of Leuven in European studies.

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Mikko Rusama

Chief Digital Officer
City of Helsinki
Mikko Rusama
  • Mikko Rusama

    Mikko Rusama is the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at the City of Helsinki and Chairman of the Board at the Forum Virium Helsinki, the City’s innovation company. Helsinki’s vision is to be the world’s most functional city that makes the best use  of digitalisation. Mikko is heading Helsinki’s digital transformation. His task is to advance utilisation of digitalisation in the City organisation, produce digital reforms essential to the implementation of the City Strategy and manage the related processes of change.  

    Mikko has more than 20 years versatile experience within the development of digital services and products, mainly in the media, games and public sectors. Earlier he held the position of CDO at Finland’s national broadcasting company Yle. In addition to Yle, Mikko has worked for companies such as Sanoma, Sulake, European Game and Entertainment Technology and Codetoys.  

    Mikko has MSc in Computer Science and MBA from the Henley Business School.  

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Miguel Airas Antunes

Global Smart City, Smart Nation & Local Government Leader
Deloitte
Miguel Airas Antunes
  • Miguel Airas Antunes

    Miguel is now the Global Leader for Smart City, Smart Nation & Local Government at Deloitte. He also leads Government & Public Services, Transportation, Hospitality, Services and Automotive Sectors at Deloitte Portugal.

     

    Consulting business strategy has been a lifetime experience to Miguel since the moment he started his career, in the early 90’s. Since then, Miguel built a path of excellence and success through a deep understanding of public and private entities on complex projects and large business transformation initiatives.  Thinking ahead of his time, Miguel has been invited to speak at global conferences and events about the future trends on civil government, education, transport & mobility, industry 4.0, health, environment and sustainability, and developed strong relationships with global leadership teams and advisory boards of several global forums regarding smart cities and future of mobility.

     

    During his career, Miguel has been working very closely (on several joint initiatives) with the more relevant cross industry or industry specific business associations and NGO´s, in Portugal and internationally.

     

    Miguel is also part of the leadership team coordinating international partnerships and alliances with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Economic Forum, the World Bank and the European Commission including the area of Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Future of Mobility.

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Martin Brynskov

Chair
Open & Agile Smart Cities
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  • Martin Brynskov

    Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services. Dr Brynskov is also associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities and the Centre for Digital Urban Transition, founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons, director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the IoT Smart City Experimentation-as-a-Service facility "OrganiCity". Furthermore, he is chair of the Danish Standards Committee on IoT and Smart Cities, founder of the Danish Smart City Network, and a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.

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Agata Krause

Consultant
UNECE
Agata Krause
  • Agata Krause

    Dr Agata Krause is an adviser in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva, Switzerland. She works on the development and implementation of housing and urban policies in the countries and cities of the UNECE region. 

    She is an urban planner by qualification. She studied urban planning in Poland, the United Kingdom and Belgium. She has a strong research background, including a PhD on policy transfer and sustainability assessment and occupied numerous research and teaching positions at the University of Cardiff and the University of Dundee. 

    Prior joining the UNECE, she worked as a research coordinator in Housing Europe and a policy advisor in EUROCITIES in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, she is responsible for the evaluation of smartness and sustainability of cities using the UNECE/ITU standard „The Key Performance Indicators for Smart and Sustainable Cities“.

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Takehiko Nagumo

Co-Founder & Director
Smart City Institute Japan
  • www.sci-j.or.jp
  • Takehiko Nagumo
    Currently, Co-Founder & Director of Smart City Institute Japan
     
    Concurrently, 
    Regulatory Reform Promotion Council Member, Japanese Government’s Cabinet Office 
    Information Sharing Infrastructure Promotion Council Member, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    Digital Government Promotion Officer, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
    Invited Researcher at Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
    Senior Managing Executive Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Ltd. 
    Professor of Kyoto University Graduate School of Management
    Senior Visiting Fellow at Global Communication Center (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
    Fellow at e-Governance Technology Lab, Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.
     
    Previously, Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and of its subsidiary, MUFG Bank, experienced such positions as General Manager of Corporate Data Governance Division, Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Risk Management Division, Financial Management Division, and US Holdings Division in New York.
     
    Earned Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University, Master of Science in Development Finance from University of London SOAS, LL.B in Political Science from Keio University.  Also completed Professional Fellow Program at Columbia University and Advanced Project Management Program at Stanford University.
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Bart Rosseau

Chief Data Officer
City of Ghent
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  • Bart Rosseau

    Bart Rosseau is Chief Data Officer at the Belgian City of Ghent and is also chairing the working group on data of the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum. With a background in political sciences, he has been working on data and smart city technology in the public administration for over 20 years.

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Jose Antonio Ondiviela

Western Europe Government / SmartCities Solutions Director
Microsoft
Jose Antonio Ondiviela
  • Jose Antonio Ondiviela
    Jose Antonio Ondiviela is the Microsoft Western Europe Public Sector Industry Solutions Executive for Government / SMARTCITIES. He joined Microsoft in 1995 and holds a wealth of Microsoft experience in field sales, sales strategy, partners management, operations and marketing. In 2004, he started the Local&Regional Government business in Spain. He incubated the Digital Cities Accelerator, precursor of the Digital Town Hall initiative, then Citizen Service Platform, and now CityNext (SmartCities Solutions from Microsoft partners). Since 2008, he has a Western Europe Public Sector business management role. Aged 53, married, two children, Jose Antonio was born in Spain. He studied his Telecommunications Engineer University Degree in Madrid, a Master in Enterprise and Institutional Communication Management in Barcelona, and a Financial Business Master online from INSEAD. He is currently writing a Doctoral PhD Thesis at Universidad Francisco Vitoria, Madrid on “How to create an Attractive City for Talented Citizens”. He has also worked for Unisys and Alcatel.
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Iordana Eleftheriadou

Head of Advanced Technologies Team
DG GROW, European Commission
Iordana Eleftheriadou
  • Iordana Eleftheriadou

    Dana steers EU policy development on advanced technologies, artificial intelligence, big data and the digital transformation of European enterprises and helps foster Europe’s technological and industrial leadership. She drives policies to encourage sustainable growth and social welfare in the advanced tech era, with particular emphasis on European small and medium size enterprises adoption of new technologies and skills. 

    Dana has been working in shaping the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, critical AI applications in strategic value chains, industrial strategy, digitising the European Industry and the Digital Cities ChallengeShe served as the EU coordinator of the high-level group Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship and steers the Member States Board on Advanced Technologies to coordinate national policies and forge the implementation of EU strategies

    Dana negotiated EU positions in international dialogues, as EU delegate at the G7 ICT and Industry Ministerial and at the G20 dialogue for Innovative Growth; the EU-US dialogue on eCommerce, the Trans-Atlantic business dialogue (TABD), and the OECD. She is member of the World Economic Forum Digital Leaders Group. In the past, Dana was the co-author of the World Economic Forum Global IT Report. 

    Dana holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Brussels (ULB). She is a Computer Engineer from the University of Patras, Greece. She has also completed an on-line course in Philosophy at MITx, USA.

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Nuria de Lama Sanchez

European Programs Manager / Vice-Secretary General
Atos / BDVA
Nuria de Lama Sanchez
  • Nuria de Lama Sanchez

    Nuria de Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been working for 20 years in Research & Development in in different IT environments. After several years working for an engineering firm with a focus on wireless and mobile technologies, she joined Atos in 2005, where she first led a Research Unit on Rural and Industrial development. In 2006 she was appointed Head of the Research Unit on Semantics, Software and Service Engineering and since 2010 she is Representative of Atos Research and Innovation to the European Commission and European Programs Manager. In that position she is responsible for the coordination of European research activities of Atos at EU level, contributing to the R&D strategy, partnerships and business development. This includes the participation of Atos in strategic initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). In the last years she has contributed actively to the European Technology Platform on Software and Services (NESSI), the CELTIC Plus Eureka Program focused on Telecommunications, the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) and the Future Internet PPP (FIWARE Program), where she led the project portfolio of Atos and was member of the Steering Board. Nowadays she is mainly focused on Big Data; in 2013 she was one of the members of the core group working for the setup of a partnership on Big Data Value that was formally established in October 2014. At that time she was appointed Vice-Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA, private counterpart of the PPP), of which she is now member of the Board of Directors.  In this context she is involved in BDVe (Big Data Value ecosystem), the action that supports the implementation of the PPP, she is the chair of the Steering Committee of the Program and she participates in Databench, the project focused on Big Data Benchmarks. She is also involved in the implementation of the European strategy on IoT and in particular in the SynchroniCity project (Large Scale Pilot of IoT for Smart Cities), where she leads the work on sustainability. Because of the impact of IoT, BD and AI on the process of Digital Transformation she is following closely European actions targeted at the implementation of the Digitizing EU Policy, notably Digital Platforms and Digital Innovation Hubs.

    Along her career she has worked in more than 40 projects, she has worked as independent expert for the European Commission in many occasions as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and rapporteur, and has a long track record of participation as speaker in international conferences and events. She is also member of the Organizing Committee of a number of events, including the European Big Data Value Forum (former EDF and BDVA summits).

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Mieke Van Schaik

Strategic Advisor CIO
City of Eindhoven
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  • Mieke Van Schaik
    Mieke van Schaik works for the Municipality of Eindhoven as strategic advisor CIO for the domains Smart Society, Safety and Public Space and Sector Strategy. Where CIO usually primarily focuses on providing stability and continuity in business operations, she focuses more on uniformity and standardizing of processes and data, on the basis of which innovation and business transformation makes the (digital) future of the organization possible. She oversees the development of Digitalization and Innovation activities in and of the city. Experimenting with new technology and new methods yields a wealth of experiences, which is part of the innovation process. Here Mieke seeks cooperation on the basis of social issues. This approach creates the possibility to easily implement digital technology in the organization and have it linked to the assignment. Her responsibilities include developing a strategic  perspective on the subject, advising the management on relevant matters and connecting various initiatives together inside and outside of the municipality organization.
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Ilkka Lakaniemi

Research Director CKIR / VP Business Ecosystems
Aalto University / Combient
Ilkka Lakaniemi

Nicola Graham

Smart City Operations Manager
City of Dublin
Nicola Graham
  • Nicola Graham
    After 10+ years in public administration, Nicola has been part of the Smart Dublin team since its launch in 2016. Although, initially focusing on driving the open data agenda and other data initiatives across the four Dublin local authorities; Nicola was also Dublin Pilot Lead as part of an EU H2020 project. She has secured funding and managed the roll out of pre-commercial procurement challenges under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) partnership with Enterprise Ireland and has collaborated with Mastercard as part of the City Possible public-private partnership programme. Nicola’s current role includes the establishment of a new smart district; a testbed for new cutting edge technologies located across the campus of one of Dublin’s largest universities. Nicola was also recently selected to participate on the European Commission’s Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Board Assembly group and looks forward to the opportunity to be involved in Europe’s future innovation and research agenda.
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Christophe Colinet

Smart City Project Manager
City of Bordeaux
Christophe Colinet
  • Christophe Colinet

    Christophe COLINET joined the City of Bordeaux in 2005 as head of operational maintenance for infrastructure City's servers before creating, in 2008, a new R&D service dedicated to innovative technical solutions adapted to the context of the City's information system, and then in 2012 to take over the digital territory management.

    Since January 2016, teams in charge of digital activities within the City of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Urban Community merged into a single branch in charge of digital for Bordeaux metropole.

    Christophe became the Smart City project manager for this new directorate, coordinating European projects and more specifically “Sharing Cities”, a 2015 H2020 SCC1 lighthouse project, for the metropolis.

    Otherwise, since 2013, Christophe is the Bordeaux representative within the Eurocities KSF forum. Since the beginning of 2016, he chairs the “Standards and interoperability working group” for this forum.

    He is the EG4U secretary (EG4U: The European non-governmental organisation (NGO) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Users). This NGO, dedicated to energy management & waste monitoring, has been created early December, 2015, by ICT(Information & communications technologies) users, members of ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) called Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU), based in Sophia Antipolis (France)

    Since the 9th June 2016, he chairs an ETSI ATTM SDMC (Sustainable Digital Multiservice for Cities) working group dedicated to provide technical specifications for the industry in accordance with city’s needs. He is also vice chairman of the ETSI Industry Specification Group for Context Information Management, member of the H2020 CS3 Espresso advisory board and member of the standards work package in the H2020 IoT Large Scale Pilot called Synchronicity.

    Before arriving in the city of Bordeaux, Christophe spent five years as an entrepreneur in an IT company of 5 people, then another five years as technical director of the Novenci Western society, SSII of 150 people located in the south of France and specialized in technical infrastructures integration for SMEs. He began his career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard presales.

    He has an engineering degree issued by the E.S.E.O (Upper Electronics School from West) in Angers (France).

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Nathan Pierce

Programme Director, Sharing Cities
Greater London Authority
Nathan Pierce

Alexandre Chaffotte

Innovation & Smart City Manager
City of Saint-Quentin
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  • Alexandre Chaffotte
    Alexandre Chaffotte is the Project Manager of the Innovation & Smart City Program, City of Saint-Quentin. Alexandre is responsible for
    • Management of open data policy of Saint-Quentin and specific program aiming to stimulate the reuse of data like SCIFI, an Intereg 2 Seas funded program.
    • Piloting different digital programs in order to modernize and improve operational efficiency of public services: parking policy and control, watering optimization of green spaces, waste reduction in canteens, maintenance of cleanliness facilities.
    • Involvement in some experimental projects working on interoperable urban data platform in order to develop and operate smart city services based on open standards in term of architecture (CEF building blocks, FIWARE reference architecture) and data models (Front Runner smart city program joint initiative of TM Forum and FIWARE foundation). A collaborative work is conducted with technological partners like Faubourg Numérique and Orange on this topic.
    • Working as special interest on the different ways for small and mid-sized cities to success in their digital journey by overpassing the bottlenecks that impede their capacity to coach up in term of digital transformation. This interest manifests itself by participation in international initiatives (TM Forum, OASC, CASPERA LAB).
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Tamas Erkelens

Programme Manager Data Innovation
City of Amsterdam
Tamas Erkelens

Maria Malho

Consultant
Demos Helsinki
  • www.demoshelsinki.fi
  • Maria Malho

    Maria Malho (M.Soc.Sc.) works with the themes of urbanisation and city development in Urban Transformations team. Maria is specialised in futures studies methodologies such as foresight and futures scenarios.

    Maria’s core competences include:

    – Research on transformations in global power structures

    – Cities as political actors

    – Future of security and new security actors

    Maria has led and worked in research and consulting projects focusing on the themes of people-centred Nordic cities, future of the Nordic welfare state, national foresight systems, and the future use of outer space.

    Maria is also a lecturer on Futures Studies in Aalto University and Helsinki Summer University. She has previously worked with defence affairs, in global supply chain management and in the banking sector.

    In her free time, Maria is a Contributor in an independent online journal The Ulkopolitist addressing issues of international politics and Finnish foreign and security policy.

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Sarah Medjek

Board of Directors Chair
MyData Global
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  • Sarah Medjek
    Sarah Medjek is the chair of MyData Global Board of directors. She previously worked at Fing, a leading French think and do tank where she collaborated on several projects dealing with personal data. As a PhD candidate at Nanterre University, she focuses her research on individuals’ behavior with regard to the restitution of their personal data.
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Jaime Ventura

Head of Urban Platforms, Data Analysis and Digital Services
Porto Digital
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  • Jaime Ventura

    Jaime Ventura is the Head of Urban Platform, Data Analysis and Digital Services at Associação Porto Digital (the innovation agency of the Municipality of Porto).

    Together with a skilled team, Jaime works towards the creation of a modular, agile, fast-growing, data-oriented solution for the city, comprising a data platform along with a set of services on top of it.

    Over the last 2 years, he’s been also involved in several projects and working groups, focusing cross-domain challenges like open standards, interoperability and data analysis, but also in specific solutions comprised in the Smart Cites ecosystem.

    Previously, Jaime worked as a Site Reliability Engineer and, later, as an Infrastructure Automation Engineer for a large international sports betting and gaming company (with a fast-pacing workplace full of challenges, where high performance, data intensive and innovative systems are pushed to the limit); and as System Administrator for the IPP – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (a 15k student higher learning Portuguese institution), supporting management, communications, authentication, etc. He also worked as a manager for projects ranging communications, software development and system design, for the electronic industry and education.

    Jaime has a Degree in Computer Science from the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP). His main interests are IoT, computer system automation, performance and security.

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Jo Deketelaere

Founder
Greenbeat AS
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  • Jo Deketelaere

    Jo Deketelaere started his career in international business development for large energy companies focusing on climate mitigation, environmental policies and investment in low carbon emitting technologies. 

     

    Reading about a bio-solar roof project sparked his interest for green infrastructure as an important climate adaptation tool and the need to bring nature back to create cities where people enjoy living.

     

    He started his own company Greenbeat to develop a smart blue-green roof combining automated management of urban vegetation and intelligent control of water reservoirs.  This project called RainBrain has received funding from OrganiCity and SynchroniCity, both under the H2020 umbrella.

     

    Jo lives in Oslo, Norway with his wife and daughter, enjoys hiking in local nature and is a happy member of the swimrun community.  He holds a master’s degree in business engineering from the University of Brussels.

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Cristina Martinez

Deputy Head of Unit, Smart Mobility and Living
European Commission
Cristina Martinez

Monique Calisti

Founder & CEO
Martel Innovate
  • www.martel-innovate.com
  • Monique Calisti

    Dr Monique Calisti is CEO at Martel Innovate, a Swiss-based company with more than 20 years’ experience managing ICT research and innovation projects.

    A passionate speaker and an authority on Next Generation Internet, IoT, AI, 5G, Smart Cities, and European digital policy, Monique has spoken at numerous conferences including the Mobile World Congress, Four Years From Now, Digital Social Innovation Fair and the European Digital Assembly.

    Monique holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from EPFL and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Bologna. She authored and edited books and more than 50 scientific papers. She has also managed and participated in many successful R&D project proposals, leading the writing and submission of several of them.

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Nikolaos Kontinakis

Project Director
EUROCITIES
Nikolaos Kontinakis

Marcel van Oosterhout

Assistant Executive Director
Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics
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  • Marcel van Oosterhout

    Dr. Marcel van Oosterhout works as assistant executive director for the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics and as business director for the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business, both part of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Besides working with these two research centres, Marcel is involved in several nationally and EU funded research projects. He is leading the work on business models linked to urban data platforms in the EU SCC01-project RUGGEDISED and participates in several SCC01 task groups.

    Marcel acts as coach to students writing their master thesis Business Information Management. Finally, Marcel is member of the executive board and treasurer in the department of Technology & Operations Management (TOM). In 2010 he finished his dissertation, titled "Business Agility and Information Technology in Service Organizations". The dissertation analyses how organizations can become more agile and how Information Technology can support organizational agility. A spin off "agility scorecard" is under development.

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Cristina Brandstetter

CMO
FIWARE Foundation
  • www.fiware.org
  • Cristina Brandstetter
    With a strong track record of success over her 20+ years international career in Operations, Change Management, Strategy, M&A, Marketing & PR, Product Management, Consulting, build-up organisations of industry/vertical teams and diversified go-to-market channels (among many other areas), Cristina joined the FIWARE Foundation in June 2019 to lead the organisation’s Marketing and PR activities, with a strong focus on the portfolio and partner activities.
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Davor Meersman

CEO
Open & Agile Smart Cities
  • Davor Meersman
    Dr Davor Meersman is CEO of Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) since 2017. In his role as CEO, he is scaling the organisation, fostering partnerships with industry stakeholders, and representing OASC towards international associations and standards developing organisations. With more than 15 years of experience in innovation and smart cities, he has a proven-track record in initiating and scaling up international technology projects, programmes, and companies. Among others, he was one of the founders of City of Things in Antwerp, Belgium, the largest smart city IoT living lab in Europe. He is a member of the UN SDG 11 Global Council, Co-Chair of the BDVA Task Force on Smart Cities, represents OASC at the Advisory Board of the ETSI Task Force on Citizen-Centric Standards and is a juror and mentor for the Start-up incubator Start-It KBC, supporting start-ups to scale sustainably. 
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Irina Shklovski

Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen
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  • Irina Shklovski
    Irina Shklovski is Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Working across the disciplines of computer science, communication, sociology, information science and human computer interaction, she focuses on ethics in technology development, information privacy, social networks and relational practices. Her projects address responsible technology design, online information disclosure, data leakage on mobile devices and the sense of powerlessness people experience in the face of massive personal data collection. She is concerned with how everyday technologies are becoming increasingly “creepy” and how people come to normalize and ignore those feelings of discomfort. Irina believes that addressing these problems requires changes in education of designers and developers that will create technologies of our future. Most recently she coordinated project VIRT-EU, examining how IoT developers enact ethics in practice and co-designing interventions into the IoT development process to support ethical reflection on data and privacy in the EU context.
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Antonio Kung

CEO
Trialog
  • www.trialog.com
  • Antonio Kung
    Antonio Kung is co-founder of Trialog. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of cyber physical systems and the Internet of Things, he brings expertise and know-how particularly on architecture, interoperability or data security and protection. He was the coordinator of numerous national and European collaborative projects in these fields. He is active in standardisation on the Internet of Things, security and data protection, and the editor of ISO/IEC standards 27550, 27556, 27030, 27570, 21823-3. He became CEO of Trialog in 2018. Antonio has a master degree from Harvard university and an engineering degree from Ecole centrale Paris.
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Jarmo Eskelinen

Executive Director, The Data Driven Innovation Programme
University of Edinburgh
Jarmo Eskelinen
  • Jarmo Eskelinen
    Jarmo Eskelinen is a smart city and open data expert with a background in architecture, digital media and urban events. He is based in the University of Edinburgh as the Executive Director of the Data Driven Innovation programme. The 15-year, £660m initiative spans across ten industry domains from creative industries and healthcare to fintech and robotics, building five new innovation hubs connected to supercomputing infrastructure. The DDI programme is part of the £1.3bn Edinburgh City Region Deal.

    Previously Jarmo has been the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of the Future Cities Catapult from 2016, founder and CEO of Forum Virium Helsinki innovation lab 2006–16, Executive Director of the Media Centre Lume of the Aalto University 2001-06, and the Head of Programme of the Helsinki 2000 European City of Culture.

    Jarmo is a member of the Smart London Board, board member of Open Knowledge International, founder and former vice chair of the Open & Agile Smart Cities network OASC and former President of the European Network of Living Labs ENoLL.

    He loves cycling in cities, and as an ex-DJ still buys more vinyl records than he has time to listen to.
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Lindsay Frost

Chief Standardisation Engineer / Board member
NEC / ETSI
Lindsay Frost
  • Lindsay Frost

    Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, board member of ETSI, past board member HGI, past chair positions: HGI Smart Devices, ETSI TISPAN WG5, WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in molecular physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.


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Nikolay Tcholtchev

Senior Researcher and Project Manager
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
  • www.fokus.fraunhofer.de
  • Nikolay Tcholtchev

    Nikolay Tcholtchev holds a PhD in engineering and a diploma in computer science from the Berlin University of Technology. He is currently working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) where he leads and participates in projects related to the areas of Smart Cities (Open Urban Platforms), Network and Systems Management, Cybersecurity, Autonomic Communications, Virtual und Softwarized Networks and Testbeds, VoIP Emergency Communication (NG112), Blockchain, Smart Energy, Firewall/IDS/IPS, Model-Checking, IPv4/6, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Model-based Testing and Testing for Security purposes.

    Furthermore, his current tasks include: technical project management (industrial projects, H2020, EU-FP6/FP7 ...) and reporting (H2020, EU-FP7, industrial projects) as well as project acquisition (H2020, BMBF, industrial projects). Additionally, Nikolay Tcholtchev supervises master and bachelor students in the course of their theses in relation to the above listed topics. Nikolay Tcholtchev is a regular participant at international conferences and publishes on regular basis in peer reviewed proceedings and journals.

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Claus Mullie

Coordinator for Codebase Stewardship and Member Relations
Foundation for Public Code
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  • Claus Mullie

    Claus is coordinator for codebase stewardship and member relations at the Foundation for Public Code.

    Previously, Claus has managed public sector open source collaborations, consulted governments on procurement reform, and supported the development of policy and innovation agendas for public sector digitalisation at a European level.

    Fascinated by governance in large-scale complex systems, Claus has an academic background in international relations, political economy, policy, critical theory and urbanism.

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Jan Ainali

Codebase Stewards for Community
Foundation for Public Code
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  • Jan Ainali

    Jan is codebase steward for community at the Foundation for Public Code. He works to develop tools, processes and collect best practices for community building amongst the codebases in stewardship.

    Jan has been a policy advisor on digital issues in the European Parliament for a green MEP and ran a consultancy for public organizations called Open by default. Previously he was the CEO of Wikimedia Sverige after taking part of founding the chapter and being its chairman.

    Jan has a bachelor of science in innovation and design engineering from University of Karlstad and the major in upper secondary school was computer science.

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Alex Gluhak

Head of Technology (IoT)
Digital Catapult
  • www.digicatapult.org.uk
  • Alex Gluhak
    Dr Alex Gluhak is the Lead Technologist for IoT at Digitial Catapult, where he is responsible for setting the technology directions in the area of IoT and the creation of strategic programmes and their delivery. He has nearly 15 years’ of research experience in academia and industry. Since 2006 he has been working in the area of mobile computing and IoT at companies such as Intel Labs, Ericsson and at the University of Surrey. He completed a Dipl.-Ing.(FH) degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, Germany in 2002 and a PhD degree at the University of Surrey in 2006. Alex has extensive experience in collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) activities both at a national and European level. Since 2006 he has successfully initiated over 10 large scale R&I projects and testbeds in the area of IoT. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on IoT related research in application fields such as smart cities, energy and water systems. He has a holistic understanding of IoT systems from devices to cloud, including communications, information processing, data management and application enablement. His current work focuses on lowering barriers for innovation around Low Power Wide Area Networks and establishing common market places for IoT data across heterogeneous IoT platforms.
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Paolo Sabatini

Digital Transformation Advisor
City of Milan
Paolo Sabatini

Tanguy Coenen

Application Prototyping Manager
imec
  • www.imec-int.com
  • Tanguy Coenen
    Tanguy has been working on innovation management related to information systems since 20 years. With a PhD in business studies and experience in a wide array of technical and theoretical concepts, he aims to bring creativity to the design process of new solutions. He enjoys the process of addressing societal needs with cutting-edge technological means and has been doing so for the last couple of years as the program manager of imec's application development team. His current focus is on Digital Twins for smart cities and how these can leverage real-time IoT data to allow better decision making in the context of the imec City of Things program.
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Frans Jorna

Executive Director Digital City and Innovation
City of Almere
Frans Jorna
  • Frans Jorna
    Frans Jorna is the Executive Director Digital City and Innovation at the City of Almere, the Netherlands. He chairs the Smart City Advisory Group at the Dutch Normalisation Institute and functions as the coördinator of the Dutch chapter of Open & Agile Smart Cities. His focus includes citzencentric smart cities, open urban platforms, sensor data policies, digital identities and citizen data self-management.
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Anja De Cunto

Funding and Financing Coordinator
EUROCITIES
Anja De Cunto

Thomas Kruse

Strategic Advisor to CIO
City of Utrecht
Thomas Kruse

Omar Elloumi

Leads M2M and IoT application standards
Nokia Bell Labs
Omar Elloumi
  • Omar Elloumi

    Dr. Omar Elloumi leads oneM2M technical plenary, a partnership project chartered to advance interoperability standards for consumer, enterprise and industrial IoT. He joined Nokia in 1999 and held several positions including research, strategy and system architecture. He is currently with Nokia Bell-Labs and CTO group where he is responsible for standards and system architectures for IoT. Dr Elloumi is coeditor of books on M2M communications and Internet of Things published by Wiley and ETSI.

    He is also involved in program committees of several international conferences and magazines on M2M and IoT.


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Svetoslav Mihaylov

Project Officer
European Commission
Svetoslav Mihaylov

Caroline Corneau

Project Manager
The EU Commission's Department for Informatics (DG DIGIT)
Caroline Corneau
  • Caroline Corneau
    Caroline Corneau is a project manager for the CEF Programme, managing the work of 2 Building Blocks (Context Broker and eInvoicing) and coordinating activities towards Regions and Cities. She works for the European Commission in DG DIGIT (Directorate General for Informatics), the solution provider for the core service platform of the CEF Building Blocks

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