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Minna Arve

City of Turku
  • 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
  • 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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Martin Brynskov

Open & Agile Smart Cities
  • 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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