17th April


Welcome Networking Session

18th April

09:00 – 09:10

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:10 – 09:35

The Economic Capital of Transylvania

  • Intelligent growth: developing an economy based on innovation & knowledge
  • Balance between economic growth and social cohesion

Emil Boc, Mayor, City of Cluj-Napoca

09:35 – 10:00

Best Practises & Lessons Learned from a Global Village

  • Governance structure, including
    – political leadership, holistic approach, end user centric approach – IoC, financing
  • Open data – Open platform – Open source
  • Collaboration – PPPP

Frans-Anton Vermast, Senior Adviser, Amsterdam Smart City

10:00 – 10:25

Providing Cloud Based Service Platforms for Massive IoT, City Insights, Mobility, Blockchain Services & Artificial Intelligence

  • What are the options for a multi-city shared service business model to reduce entry costs?
  • How can we achieve standards based inter-operable services?
  • How does this work with public procurement?

Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Royal Borough of Greenwich

10:25 -10:45

Building a Smart City Strategy & Vision of the City in 2040 – Panel Discussion

  • What does it take to create a forward thinking smart city strategy?
  • What should you prioritise in order to deliver real value for citizens & city hall?

Emil Boc, Mayor, City of Cluj-Napoca

Frans-Anton Vermast, Senior Adviser, Amsterdam Smart City

Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Bojan Sever, Mayor, Municipality of Idrija

10:45 – 11:25

Meet the Experts Speed Networking Session

  • Your chance to meet the Smart Cities CEE 2018 expert speakers
  • Discuss the very latest smart city strategies & topics with the leaders of some of Europe’s smartest city projects

11:25 – 11:45

Cooperation – the Key Ingredient for Success

  • Integration & compatibility – why standards & partnerships have been invented
  • Working together to solve the challenges of the city of tomorrow

Konrad Goleman, Solution Development Manager, Allied Telesis

11:45 – 12:00

Standardisation Work in Support of Smart & Sustainable Cities

  • Enabling integration between different urban systems in a smart city

Dr. Bernard Gindroz, Chairman of ISO TC 268, Sustainable Cities & Communities

12:00 – 12:15

EU Framework in Support of Smart & Sustainable Development of Cities

  • Platforms for fostering collaboration across silos to deliver more for all citizens

Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, DG ENER, European Commission

12:15 – 12:30

Romanian Pilot Cases & Strategy for Smart & Sustainable Development

  • What has been learnt from the pilot cases – using this knowledge to shape future plans

Dorin Beu, Director of the Board, Romanian Green Building Council

12:30 – 12:45

European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities & Communities (EIP SCC) & Smart Cities Guidance Package (SCGP)

  • Brings together cities, industry & citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions

Judith Borsboom-van Beurden, Senior Researcher Smart Sustainable Cities, NTNU, Leader of the SCGP project at EIP SCC


Networking Lunch

Smart Mobility

Energy & Sustainability

Urban Development

13:45 – 14:10

Digitalisation of Transportation – Streamlining Processes & Research

Antti Vuorela, Special Researcher, Helsinki Region Transport

13:45 – 14:10

Intelligent & Integrated Energy Systems in Smart Cities for Smart Societies

Henrik Madsen, Professor, DTU

13:45 – 14:10

Intelligent conversion of de-functionalised spaces – win-win-win for owners, creatives & the city


14:10 – 14:35

Electric, Electronic & Green Urban Transport Systems – the EGUTS Project

Daniel Amariei, Project Manager, Timis County Energy Management Association

14:10 – 14:35

Making Energy Management Systems Smart: The Case of Idrija

Tadej Rupnik, Project Consultant, Municipality of Idrija

14:10 – 14:35

The EUCANET Perspective – How City Agencies can Contribute to Urban Development?

Corrado Topi, EUCANET Expert, Stockholm Environment Institute

Strategy & Citizen Engagement

Digital City

Urban Development

14:35 – 15:00

Putting the Wheels onto a Moving Carriage – The View from Hungary

Samu Szemerey, Smart City Lead Expert, Lechner Kozpont

14:35 – 14:50

Securing Digital Cities – Cyber Threats & Cyber Defences

Erik Barna, CEO, Life is Hard

14:35 – 15:00

Transilvanian Ecosystem in Smart City Context

Bianca Muntean, Executive Director, iTech Transilvania Cluster

15:00 – 15:25

Smart Cross-Border Rural Communities: A Citizen-Based Approach to Engagement

Dr. Viktória Józsa, Project Leader, Smart Communities

14:50 – 15:20

Essex Centre for Data Analytics – can we Reduce Crime through Smart Analytics?

Dr Victoria Harrington, Director of Strategic Change, Essex Police

15:00 – 15:25

The Playbook of Smart Cities: Lessons Learned from Shrinking Cities

Anamaria Vrabie, Urban Economist, MKBT:Make Better

15:25 – 15:45

Stimulating City Potential with the Right Open Data Strategy

Dan Bugariu, Founder, Smart City Association

15:20 – 15:45

Smart Cities – From Theory to Practice

Dragos Nedelea, ICT Business Development Manager, Telekom Romania

15:25 – 15:45

The Development of “Magnet Cities”

Marius Cristea, Economist & Consultant, World Bank Romania

15:45 – 16:15

Networking Break

16:15 – 16:40

Smart City Principles in the City of Brno – an Air Quality Management Case

  • Interconnecting various departments of various city organisations – the city itself, research and development and the departments of traffic, environment, internet of things & marketing

David Barta, Smart City Lead, City of Brno

16:40 – 17:00

5G to Empower Smart City Success

  • Current infrastructure IoT capabilities and future capabilities that new technologies bring
  • Smart city services implemented in Romania
  • The benefits of 5G adoption for the development of smart city projects

Cristian Paţachia-Sultănoiu, Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania

17:00 – 17:25

Unlocking Climate Finance for Cities: Barriers & Solutions

  • Climate-KIC Strategy in CEE
  • Projects Highlights
  • Supporting cities in achieving energy transition

Victor Gancel, Programme Director, Climate-KIC

17:25 – 17:55

Smart City – the Major Challenge & Opportunity for the Urban Ecosystems of Today – Panel Discussion

Diana Apan, Marketing Director, City of Cluj-Napoca
Alex Dascalu, Strategic Adviser, Deloitte
Paulina Mitrea, Coordinator, Brained City Group

Moderator: Stelian Brad, President, CLujIT Cluster


Chairman’s Closing Remarks


Drinks Reception